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  • rozzer32rozzer32 Posts: 3,561
    Might as well tell you now so it saves you reading through the rest of the pages.

    Sagan wins!!
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  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    I think Eisel realizes this group is staying away so he might as well race for himself. He's not taking very long turns.
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  • ilm_zero7ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    I dont care - i have Sagan, Hausler and Eisel in the fantasy team - game on
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  • hammeritehammerite Posts: 3,408
    OK Europcar rider has war paint on his face, they're not glasses.

    Didn't see it, is it tape? If so it might be the same stuff as xc skiers use to try and stop wind burn.
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,769
    Turfle wrote:
    DeadCalm wrote:
    Eisel taking a turn. Why?

    I'd say Eisel vs Sagan, Bozic etc in a small group is a better bet than bunch sprint with EBH or Sutton vs Sagan, Cav, Greipel
    Sure. But he doesn't actually need to work and it does now look as though he is barely doing so.
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  • TurfleTurfle Posts: 3,762
    He and Sky both seem to be in two minds whether to work or chase, or do neither.
  • Group seem to just be keeping the gap steady and banking on the break messing about and attacking each other.
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  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    This is pretty much headwind all the way now.

    You can tell where Sky's priorities lie from their twitter updates. Nothing on GW, all about Catalunya and Criterium Int.
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,501
    latter is worth catching the highlights of btw....
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  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,769
    Hope Haussler takes this. He's been the most aggressive today.
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  • hammeritehammerite Posts: 3,408
    edited March 2013
    This is pretty much headwind all the way now.

    You can tell where Sky's priorities lie from their twitter updates. Nothing on GW, all about Catalunya and Criterium Int.

    Although both those races are at the very pointy end (well Catalunya has finished). G-W still has a little bit to go.
  • rozzer32rozzer32 Posts: 3,561
    I know it's only a chipper race but god this race is boring. I'd rather watch a TT.
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  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    hammerite wrote:
    OK Europcar rider has war paint on his face, they're not glasses.

    Didn't see it, is it tape? If so it might be the same stuff as xc skiers use to try and stop wind burn.

    Not sure if its tape, but it would make sense if its to stop wind burn.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    hammerite wrote:
    This is pretty much headwind all the way now.

    You can tell where Sky's priorities lie from their twitter updates. Nothing on GW, all about Catalunya and Criterium Int.

    Although both those races are at the very pointy end (well Catalunya has finished). G-W still has a little bit to go.

    Yeah you could be right.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • dave milnedave milne Posts: 703
    rozzer32 wrote:
    I know it's only a chipper race but god this race is boring. I'd rather watch a TT.

    the action was 30k ago, was a pretty good race then
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    This is very boring.
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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,450
    sporza know how to spoil another race
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,501
    Right then, come on Bernie!
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  • ilm_zero7ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    a bit of cat and mouse at the front now - they could still throw this away if they stop working together
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  • ilm_zero7ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    10 seconds lost in the last km - it could all come back together f this carries on
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  • ilm_zero7ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    girls with their pom poms out - didnt expect to see that !
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  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    ILM Zero7 wrote:
    10 seconds lost in the last km - it could all come back together f this carries on

    Just thinking that - any narrow sections left?
  • ilm_zero7ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    another 15 seconds lost - its all going cavendish's way now
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,501
    SHould be a good finish this, everyone bar Sagan has to attack....
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Not sure what the other riders are thinking not doing any riding. Better take your chances against Sagan in a sprint or an attack rather than make an effort to create the group then let the peloton comes back with a whole load more sprinters in it. Fail.

    Go Sagan.
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  • Who's going to try and get out of this group to not have to sprint against Sagan then?
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  • ProssPross Posts: 30,435
    sporza know how to spoil another race

    Yep, I understood my first ever Dutch. Fortunately I was also watching the Crit on ES!
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,501
    playing into an Eisel tyoe riders hands this, Cannondale HAVE to work 100%
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Huge turn from Cannondale #2 there
    "In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"

    @gietvangent
  • ilm_zero7ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    it will be all together with 2 km to go - betcha
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