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E3 2014 **Spoiler**

frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
edited April 2014 in Pro race
Maxime Daniel (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Jerome Cousin (Europcar), Sénéchal (Cofidis), Jay Thomson (MTN-Qhubeka) and Laurens De Vreese (Wanty Groupe Gobert)

have 2.30 on the peloton.

46km/h for the first hour

Valverde is riding

Boonen has won 5 times Cancellara 3 times.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    70km done, gap 7mins
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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 15,902
    IIRC this is live on Eurosport from 2pm - think it was only delayed coverage last year.
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  • TimB34TimB34 Posts: 316
    Just browsing through the cyclingnews gallery.

    What is going on with:
    The poster behind Vanmarcke?
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/photos/ ... e-1/298500

    How has Millar made himself look this shape?
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/photos/ ... e-1/298488

    And why has Valverde shaved, isn't he taking this seriously?
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    This...I agree very odd (as is his stomach!)
    race-poster.jpg
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,121
    Several crashes. Haymen and Tuft off to hospital.
    Stannard bad fall. Looked as if he wouldn't get up.
    Chasing to get back on.
    93kms to go.
    (Sporza :) )
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Somewhat innovatively I think there is a 970m loop right by the finish with pro riders going against each other in heats of four (like in Canada).

    I guess they are paid to do this. Sutton, Kristoff, V Poppel all winners so far.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Several crashes. Haymen and Tuft off to hospital.
    Stannard bad fall. Looked as if he wouldn't get up.
    Chasing to get back on.
    93kms to go.
    (Sporza :) )

    In the race to the climb of La Houppe...not good. Imagine crashing in a small race like this and not being able to take place in the big races as a result. Really not worth the hassle.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    gap at 4mins

    Stannard in the cars along with Songezo Jim :lol:
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,121
    Several crashes. Haymen and Tuft off to hospital.
    Stannard bad fall. Looked as if he wouldn't get up.
    Chasing to get back on.
    93kms to go.
    (Sporza :) )

    In the race to the climb of La Houppe...not good. Imagine crashing in a small race like this and not being able to take place in the big races as a result. Really not worth the hassle.

    It's a big race. Just not as big as the monuments everyone is chasing.
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,121
    Last year's major player Oss, out the back already
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Last year's major player Oss, out the back already

    Forgot this guy was still riding. I guess that is what happens when you go the BMC Graveyard Ltd.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
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  • andypandyp Posts: 8,355
    Oss is coming back from injury, so isn't race fit yet.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    I hope a big gun shows some courage today. Been lacking in these races so far.

    Taaienberg coming up - Boonen bone shaker please.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Another crash. Amateurs.
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,121
    Hushovd has joined Oss out the rear, already
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,121
    Nasty crash for Belkin rider!
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Another crash. No excuse for that Belkin rider to crash just then.
    Hushovd has joined Oss out the rear, already

    Puncture possibly.
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,121
    Was Wynants
    Gatto is out, Pozzato a problem
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Paolini, good lad.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Chavanel been showing his face a lot so far. Itchy legs. Needs a win.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Two groups after that split. Single file. Sorensen trying to force the advantage for Saxo.

    A Trek and an OPQS come to the front to slow things down.

    Sorensen goes again, lots of riders massing.
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  • Crash after crash so far.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    20 rider with 100m on a tns group, but they are not looking to race atm. Third group. G3 and G4 are single file.

    Break still has 3.17
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,111
    This sounds like a Grand National Spoiler Thread rather than a Bike race at the moment.... :shock:
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Boy Van Pop's srm post the final heat in which he comes 2nd and Kristoff 1st - probably rigged.

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  • MrTapirMrTapir Posts: 1,206
    who's the co commentator on Eurosport? i originally thought matt stephens but im not sure. It could be TOny Gibb? or he only does track...
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    MrTapir wrote:
    who's the co commentator on Eurosport? i originally thought matt stephens but im not sure. It could be TOny Gibb? or he only does track...

    I have it on mute.
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