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No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,094
edited November 2016 in Pro race
Vuelta Andalucia - Stage 3

Ciolek wins!

Eat that, Bretagne Séché Environnement watch, an actual victory!

;-)
“Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,094
    Invites for Liege-Bastogne-Liege and La Fleche Wallone.

    Nice :-)
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    Defending MSR champions. What's the mood in the camp about the new old route? I Imagine Ciolek would have preferred fewer sprinters in the final.
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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,094
    Macaloon wrote:
    Defending MSR champions. What's the mood in the camp about the new old route? I Imagine Ciolek would have preferred fewer sprinters in the final.

    I'd imagine so too. Hard and selective suited him last year.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • gpreevesgpreeves Posts: 454
    Ciolek finished in the Boonen, Stybar and Chavanel group at Omloop today, 3:43 down on Stannard.

    Not as good as his result in it last year, but the company he kept is still promising.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,094
    gpreeves wrote:
    Ciolek finished in the Boonen, Stybar and Chavanel group at Omloop today, 3:43 down on Stannard.

    Not as good as his result in it last year, but the company he kept is still promising.

    He was hanging near the front until it all went mad, he was still in it when EBH was first in the break. So yeah, did OK, I guess. Tough race today!
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • gpreevesgpreeves Posts: 454
    Mera Kudus put in an impressive ride at the Tour de Langkawi today, coming second on the queen stage and moving to second on the GC.

    http://www.supersport.com/cycling/sa-cycling/news/140302/Kudus_second_overall_in_Malaysian_race

    Only 20 years old and riding his first pro race.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,094
    Merhawi Kudus beaten by Iranian ex(?) EPO doper Golakhour on stage 4 of the Tour de Langkwai (queen stage), 8 seconds down on GC but with no more climbing.

    Go for some sprint bonuses Merhawi!
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,094
    gpreeves wrote:
    Mera Kudus put in an impressive ride at the Tour de Langkawi today, coming second on the queen stage and moving to second on the GC.

    http://www.supersport.com/cycling/sa-cycling/news/140302/Kudus_second_overall_in_Malaysian_race

    Only 20 years old and riding his first pro race.

    Heh, you got there 2 minutes before me! Nice to see other Qhubeka fans on the forum :-)
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • gpreevesgpreeves Posts: 454
    gpreeves wrote:
    Mera Kudus put in an impressive ride at the Tour de Langkawi today, coming second on the queen stage and moving to second on the GC.

    http://www.supersport.com/cycling/sa-cycling/news/140302/Kudus_second_overall_in_Malaysian_race

    Only 20 years old and riding his first pro race.

    Heh, you got there 2 minutes before me! Nice to see other Qhubeka fans on the forum :-)

    Likewise :D

    Just in case you haven't seen them, these are worth watching:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SF5mv_bwYVI
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWQ8qhs0oY8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9wqMMwV2g4
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,094
    gpreeves wrote:

    Cheers, I'll give them a watch, don't think I have seen them!
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,094
    Just noticed Janse van Rensburg finished 6th on the stage and moved up to 6th on GC. Pretty good day for Qhubeka all told.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 10,941
    gpreeves wrote:
    Ciolek finished in the Boonen, Stybar and Chavanel group at Omloop today, 3:43 down on Stannard.

    Not as good as his result in it last year, but the company he kept is still promising.

    He was hanging near the front until it all went mad, he was still in it when EBH was first in the break. So yeah, did OK, I guess. Tough race today!

    He looked strong too at that point.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • Is this the same Janse Van Rensburg that was at Argos last year?

    Procycling diarist?

    Didn't know he'd moved
    My Men 2020 - Mark Cavendish, Ben Swift, Fernando Gaviria, Alejandro Valverde, Edvald Boassen Hagen, Zdenek Stybar, Vincenzo Nibali, Geraint Thomas.
  • Art VandelayArt Vandelay Posts: 1,982
    No win in the Namibian RR or TT Champs for MTN! Raul Costa Seibeb wins RR and Till Drobisch wins TT
  • Art VandelayArt Vandelay Posts: 1,982
    Is this the same Janse Van Rensburg that was at Argos last year?

    Procycling diarist?

    Didn't know he'd moved

    Reinardt Janse van Rensburg - MTN > Argos
    Jacques Janse van Rensburg - MTN

    No relation.
  • Wow, seems like an uncommon name.

    Or is it like the English Singeon-Smythe, it seems exotic but actually not uncommon
    My Men 2020 - Mark Cavendish, Ben Swift, Fernando Gaviria, Alejandro Valverde, Edvald Boassen Hagen, Zdenek Stybar, Vincenzo Nibali, Geraint Thomas.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,094
    Kudus sealed second in GC in the Langkwai, a race dominated by sprint stages (and Theo Bos) with little chance to alter the standings after the single mountain stage.
    Rensburg and Meintjes also placed well (6th and 10th), landing MTN-Qhubeka the team prize.

    2 Merhawi Kudus (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka 0:00:08
    6 Jacques J.V. Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka 0:00:40
    11 Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka 0:01:41
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Breakaway_3100148.jpg
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  • josamejosame Posts: 1,052
    Blanket boy aka Linus, not heard much recently, just training?
    'Do not compare your bike to others, for always there will be greater and lesser bikes'
  • gpreevesgpreeves Posts: 454
    josame wrote:
    Blanket boy aka Linus, not heard much recently, just training?

    He rode at the Mallorca Challenge and Vuelta a Andalucia but finished fairly low down in both - he did manage 2nd in the mountains competition though.

    I vaguely remember him doing quite well in the Tropicale Amissa Bongo too...
  • josamejosame Posts: 1,052
    Yep Linus GC'd 5th
    'Do not compare your bike to others, for always there will be greater and lesser bikes'
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,094
    Creditable 9th place to Ciolek in MSR, worked hard all race to keep a good position with no real support.
    Chapeau also to Kudus for finishing, his first WT race, 300km of rain.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • calvjonescalvjones Posts: 3,850
    Creditable 9th place to Ciolek in MSR, worked hard all race to keep a good position with no real support.
    Chapeau also to Kudus for finishing, his first WT race, 300km of rain.

    surely kudos to Kudus
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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,094
    calvjones wrote:
    Creditable 9th place to Ciolek in MSR, worked hard all race to keep a good position with no real support.
    Chapeau also to Kudus for finishing, his first WT race, 300km of rain.

    surely kudos to Kudus

    Yeah, but I used that on Twitter already :D
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • calvjonescalvjones Posts: 3,850
    Priorities, Doc.
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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,094
    Qhubeka are only taking 5 riders to the Dwaars , they've got 8 riders out injured or ill.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    Qhubeka are only taking 5 riders to the Dwaars , they've got 8 riders out injured or ill.

    African Skys.
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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,094
    Qhubeka have been invited to the Rondt! Happy days :-)
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,977
    Pleased with the invite, but will they have enough riders by then?! Or was the lite approach to Dwaars because they knew this invite was coming?
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