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Chippers - A reminder

iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
edited August 2016 in Pro race
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Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.

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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,479
    Tour de Suisse and Lombardy in the top group... :|


    Good God man, don't be arguing with him.



    (Does anyone else read Iain's posts with a mental image of Ken Stott's Rebus?)
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  • ProssPross Posts: 28,263
    Tour de Suisse and Lombardy in the top group... :|

    Lombardy is a great race let down by it's position in the calendar.
  • deejaydeejay Posts: 3,138
    Tour de Suisse and Lombardy in the top group... :|
    Good God man, don't be arguing with him.
    (Does anyone else read Iain's posts with a mental image of Ken Stott's Rebus?)
    Not really it seems to be a straight forward presentation but what is not clear is where this Pearl of "Wisdom" comes from.

    PS. give up LL and read it again
    Organiser, National Championship 50 mile Time Trial 1972
  • LeicesterLadLeicesterLad Posts: 3,908
    Pross wrote:
    Tour de Suisse and Lombardy in the top group... :|

    Lombardy is a great race let down by it's position in the calendar.

    It's a pretty race. But nobody starts the year looking forward to Lombardy do they? Once the Vuelta is over then there's fek all to look forward to so we all pretend Lombardy is an exciting race...

    It's a *good race* but it's not AAA+ is it?
  • nevmannevman Posts: 1,611
    Vuelta mountain stage-really?
    Whats the solution? Just pedal faster you baby.

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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,273
    Strade Bianchi is grossly overrated
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  • deejaydeejay Posts: 3,138
    RichN95 wrote:
    Strade Bianchi is grossly overrated
    Be honest but Paris - Roubaix is also.

    In all races it's the riders that give it the rating. (yes I've been to PR a few times and had the magic feeling)
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  • knedlickyknedlicky Posts: 3,097
    Where’s San Sebastian? It should be category 1.
    Also the Eschborn-Frankfurt GP should be there, as 2 or 3.

    If Tirreno-Adriatico makes group 1, then the Tour de Romandie and the Amstel should too, the Fleche Wallonne as well. If for Iain, the Tirreno-Adriatico only made to group 1 based on this year’s race, under normal circumstances, all four above should be in group 2.

    All the TTs are overrated and should relegated at least a level.

    Whether anyone likes it or not, the Tour of Poland should be in group 2 and the Tour of Austria in group 3 instead of the Tour of Britain.
    And Ghent-Wevelgem and the Olympic RR moved up from 3 to 2.

    Vattenfall should be in 3, the Peking Tour as well, if only for future relevance, and Oman too, as practically the season beginning.

    Anyway, the list is a form of trolling.
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    The list was created over a year ago so it's not based on this years races.

    GW is the original forum chipper so it keeps its pride of place
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 55,948 Lives Here
    Lighten up people ;-).
  • ProssPross Posts: 28,263
    Pross wrote:
    Tour de Suisse and Lombardy in the top group... :|

    Lombardy is a great race let down by it's position in the calendar.

    It's a pretty race. But nobody starts the year looking forward to Lombardy do they? Once the Vuelta is over then there's fek all to look forward to so we all pretend Lombardy is an exciting race...

    It's a *good race* but it's not AAA+ is it?

    It's one of my favourite Classics, as I say it's position in the season no longer does it any favours though as so many riders miss it.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 55,948 Lives Here
    Yup. Lombardi startlist is weak.
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,577
    I bet the Lombardy start list has more of the top 50 ranked riders than either Flanders or Roubaix.
  • eheh Posts: 4,854
    Lombardy is one of my fav races, top riders, good racing, excellent scenery, proper history, what's not to like? It's definitely one of THE races of the year in my book.
  • There's a pile of frites being served up in the next couple of weeks:

    http://www.podiumcafe.com/2013/3/18/411 ... o-flanders
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,479
    Velohuman recon ride placing the Olympic RR above Lombardy
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,009
    This Olympics course looks unusually good, no?
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,194
    Olympic RR's are one-offs, I'd not put the London course above Lombardy (FACT: best race in the world)...
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 9,861
    well I wouldn't call that olympic rr a chipper
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  • well I wouldn't call that olympic rr a chipper

    By the rules, the very nature of it being the Olympic road race makes it a chipper. A good one mind, but still a chipper.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,009
    dish_dash wrote:
    Olympic RR's are one-offs, I'd not put the London course above Lombardy (FACT: best race in the world)...
    Boardman was just saying he looked through Olympic RR courses back to the 60s and this one is the hardest.

    For the record I think this chipper thing is daft.
  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,350
    Where's Dwars Door??
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,003
    I think if a flat GT stage is in the 2nd group then the Olympic RR needs to be promoted.
    There are probably about 80 odd flat stages (not rolling breakaway stages) per Olympic RR.
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