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Tour de Romandie "Spoiler"

hommelbierhommelbier Posts: 1,514
edited July 2012 in Pro race
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Current leader in prologue is Geraint Thomas (3.29:43)

Paulo Salvodelli is in the RAI studio - what an amazing head of hair!
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  • jongingejonginge Posts: 5,945
    The rider Geraint Thomas columbia (Sky) panics the clock by swallowing 3.3 km in 3'29 minutes on average 57.4 km / h
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  • jibberjimjibberjim Posts: 2,810
    Is Phinney there? or anyone else with a individual pursuit pedigree?
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  • bigmatbigmat Posts: 5,108
    jibberjim wrote:
    Is Phinney there? or anyone else with a individual pursuit pedigree?

    Wiggins, Durbridge...
  • jonginge wrote:
    The rider Geraint Thomas columbia (Sky) panics the clock by swallowing 3.3 km in 3'29 minutes on average 57.4 km / h

    Christ.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,267 Lives Here
    Starts downhill though.
  • hommelbierhommelbier Posts: 1,514
    Mark Cavendish currently third (3.35:56) at 55.8km/h
  • Starts downhill though.

    Ah like all the fastest TT courses then :lol:
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,170
    Rain should basically end this as a competition.
    Another Romandie bike throwing lottery stagette.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    A race taken by Sky to test their Tour squad dynamics no doubt.

    Route isnt very inspiring.
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  • hommelbierhommelbier Posts: 1,514
    Current standings
    1 Thomas
    2 Nizzolo
    3 Cavendish
    4 Rogers
    5 Vanderwalle
  • hommelbierhommelbier Posts: 1,514
    Wiggins in at 11th at +9secs
  • hommelbierhommelbier Posts: 1,514
    Durbridge in at 18th at +10 secs
  • NoclueNoclue Posts: 679
    Aaahh, didn't realise it started so soon, i haven't done my PTP picks yet.
  • hommelbierhommelbier Posts: 1,514
    Evans in at 80th at +19secs
  • jongingejonginge Posts: 5,945
    Where's Westra? Looking forward to the rematch
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  • TMRTMR Posts: 3,986
    I'm confused. How can Cav out TT Wiggins?
  • calvjonescalvjones Posts: 3,850
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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 14,576
    I'm confused. How can Cav out TT Wiggins?


    Rain? Wiggins not bothered?
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  • hommelbierhommelbier Posts: 1,514
    Final standings
    1 Thomas
    2 Nizzolo
    3 Cavendish
    4 Rogers
    5 Vanderwalle
    6 Vermote
    7 Mollema
    8 Clements
    9 Boaro
    10 Rasmussen

    Weather obviously played its part in the result
  • jongingejonginge Posts: 5,945
    I'm confused. How can Cav out TT Wiggins?
    He's always been pretty good at the short prologues. Won a few. Also, his ride was dry (I believe) whereas Wiggins' was in the wet.
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  • andypandyp Posts: 8,129
    First half of the field had drier conditions, second half had full on rain and wet roads.
  • TMRTMR Posts: 3,986
    jonginge wrote:
    He's always been pretty good at the short prologues. Won a few. Also, his ride was dry (I believe) whereas Wiggins' was in the wet.

    Aah...that makes sense. Thanks :)
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,774
    The fact they managed to perform at all while Mr Murdoch was putting the boot into their team mate, Jeremy Hunt, is what impresses me most
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • bigmatbigmat Posts: 5,108
    Still a good result for Cav. And well done Geraint! Looking pretty good for Sky all round. Not seen how Froome / Porte got on - anybody?
  • jongingejonginge Posts: 5,945
    jonginge wrote:
    Where's Westra? Looking forward to the rematch
    153rd. Oh.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,956
    bigmat wrote:
    Still a good result for Cav. And well done Geraint! Looking pretty good for Sky all round. Not seen how Froome / Porte got on - anybody?

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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,774
    RichN95 wrote:

    Stinkers of the day: Westra, Menchov and Basso.

    I think if you're a GT contender in those condition, it's best to use the Cuddles approach and "try not get eliminated"
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,956
    iainf72 wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:

    Stinkers of the day: Westra, Menchov and Basso.

    I think if you're a GT contender in those condition, it's best to use the Cuddles approach and "try not get eliminated"

    Sure, but of the GT riders who rode in the rain, they were the worst.
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  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,645
    jonginge wrote:
    I'm confused. How can Cav out TT Wiggins?
    He's always been pretty good at the short prologues. Won a few.

    A few years ago, I watched Cav win Tour of Britain prologue around Crystal Palace Park. This park has a long and rich racing culture (both bikes and motors), and has got a long draggy hill in it. When I told my mate that Cav's winning time was over 60kph he burst out laughing and said "don't be stupid - that's over 40mph average!!' ... Indeed it was.
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