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Tour of Qatar *SPOILERS*

Yellow PerilYellow Peril Posts: 4,466
edited February 2014 in Pro race
Watching this live on a cycling fans feed.

OPQS active in a 5 man break 10 second lead with 10km to go. Terpstra looking very frisky
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  • Roelandts, Schar and Elmiger are in the break as well
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  • Break out to 30 seconds
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  • Van Kiersbruck working hard in the break for Terpstra
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  • Belkin leading the chase
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  • 2km and 24seconds!
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  • Terpstra from Elmiger
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  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,155
    You weren't completely alone - I just caught the last 3km because of your post.
  • gpreevesgpreeves Posts: 454
    Well played by OPQS in that last kilometre.
  • gpreevesgpreeves Posts: 454
    edited February 2014
    Mad_Malx wrote:
    You weren't completely alone - I just caught the last 3km because of your post.

    Caught the last 15km, thanks for the link YP/Turfle.

    I'd given up hope for the break with about 8km to go.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,194
    Yeah, caught the last 6 k from the link in the Qatar Echelons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thread :-)
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  • Tks for the updates YP.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,295 Lives Here
    If anyone finds a highlights online do put the link up.
  • Looks like cycling fans will be showing all of the stages but not Steephill. My observations as follows...

    1. Terpstra looking strong, Rick and others were right about him deserving a bit of a free reign
    2. Not sold on the blacker OPQS kit, preferred last years.
    3. Van Kiersburck (sp?) did a great "job of work2 for Terpstra. He'd swung off with a couple of km to go but jumped them all to act as Terpstra's foil when they all started watching. To begin with I thought he was Boonen
    4. Roelandts quite active, I like Lotto in those red shirts.
    5. Big Tom looked comfy in the peleton

    sorry if it sounds like the OPQS show but you can only report what you see. They have a cracking squad for doing what they do best in fact a bit of an embarrassment of riches.
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  • cescocesco Posts: 252
    If anyone finds a highlights online do put the link up.

    Final KMs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmXge8YD ... e=youtu.be

    Good win, depressing scenery.
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  • ilm_zero7ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    bet you can't wait for Wednesday - same course, just the other way around ! Rode this route 10 days ago and it was pissing down, hopefully the showers this morning will be all there is now.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,295 Lives Here
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    Tour of Dubai.
  • gpreevesgpreeves Posts: 454
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    Tour of Dubai.

    FF's been using the two interchangeably. He's got the right gender this time though :D
  • ilm_zero7ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    Omega out there controlling the race well today
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  • ilm_zero7ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    Fish roundabout (with the spike) not far now, and a fast run in with roundabouts on the corniche to come
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  • MartinGTMartinGT Posts: 475
    Boom!!!!
  • MartinGTMartinGT Posts: 475
    Boonen looking well for RvV
  • Pure class...shatter the field, drive the lead group, take the win.

    Knew he was going well as he was not far back on the big climbs in San Luis. This is great news for the fans.
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  • MartinGTMartinGT Posts: 475
    Pure class...shatter the field, drive the lead group, take the win.

    Knew he was going well as he was not far back on the big climbs in San Luis. This is great news for the fans.

    Cannot wait for the Classics now, should be great :)
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,781
    A good Qatar doesn't always lead to a great season for Boonen, but lets hope this year is one that does.
  • rc856rc856 Posts: 1,139
    Excellent. Happy for him :)
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,519
    inseine wrote:
    A good Qatar doesn't always lead to a great season for Boonen, but lets hope this year is one that does.
    There's a pretty strong correlation though. But he needs more than just a stage win to count as a 'good Qatar' - that just translates to a Wevelgem or similar classic win - not a monument.

    No stage win = classics disaster
    Stage win(s) = lower classic win
    Podium + stage win(s) = monument podiums and/or lower classic win
    GC win + stage win(s) = monument win(s)

    Every year from 2006-2013 follows those rules.
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  • I'm looking forward to trying to find some highlights when I get home.
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