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Gent-Wevelgem *Spoiler*

timoid.timoid. Posts: 3,133
edited April 2014 in Pro race
Haven't seen one of these yet, so am cranking one up.

Looking forward to seeing how Sam Bennett fares in this. A couple of young British riders in the Netapp-Endura team too.
It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.
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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 15,896
    Has Bennett finished a race of this distance before?
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    edited March 2014
    I'm looking forward to seeing anything, looks like streams only :(

    Anyway, lets hope for a bit of this… (courtesy of Adrian Timmis)

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  • Richmond RacerRichmond Racer Posts: 8,561
    Has Bennett finished a race of this distance before?


    st 4 of T-A was 244km
    and last year´s TOB stage into Kendal (where he came 2nd) was 225km

    (thank you, Procyclingstats)
  • CrankbrotherCrankbrother Posts: 1,695
    If you start a thread at least stick a graphic of the parcours up ... Maybe also a list of the favourites ...
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    gentwevelgemprofile2014.jpg

    Competing Teams (Important Riders)
    1. Cannondale (Sagan, Gatto)
    2. AG2R La Mondiale (Hutarovich, Turgot)
    3. Astana Pro Team (Gavazzi, Grivko)
    4. Belkin-Pro Cycling Team (Vanmarcke, Boom)
    5. BMC Racing Team (Van Avermaet, Hushovd)
    6. FDJ.fr (Démare, Geslin)
    7. Garmin Sharp (Farrar, Langeveld)
    8. Lampre - Merida (Modolo, Pozzato)
    9. Lotto Belisol (Greipel, Gallopin)
    10. Movistar Team (Lobato, Ventoso)
    11. Omega Pharma - Quick-Step (Stybar, Boonen)
    12. Orica GreenEDGE (Durbridge, Tuft)
    13. Team Europcar (Coquard, Martinez)
    14. Team Giant-Shimano (Degenkolb, Janse van Rensburg)
    15. Team Katusha (Kristoff, Gusev)
    16. Team Sky (Boasson Hagen, Thomas)
    17. Tinkoff-Saxo (Breschel, Mørkøv)
    18. Trek Factory Racing (Cancellara, van Poppel)
    19. Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela (van Hummel, Hoogerland)
    20. Cofidis, Solutions Crédits (Jõeäär, Petit)
    21. IAM Cycling (Haussler, Pelucchi)
    22. MTN - Qhubeka (Ciolek, Sbaragli)
    23. Team NetApp – Endura (Bennett, Jarc)
    24. Wanty - Groupe Gobert (Leukemans, Drucker)
    25. Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise (Van Asbroeck, Vanbilsen)

    http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/Gent_Wevelgem_2014
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,088
    Of the 3 live races on tv, this will be my first port of call.
    Should be on about 1-15pmBST!(I wanted to be the first)
    Sporza feeds might be awkward, but RTBF (French) usually OK.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,551 Lives Here
    Obligatory E3 is a superior race comment.
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,782
    Word.

    I'd move G-W to a mid week spot and put E3 on a Sunday if I was in charge.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • LutherBLutherB Posts: 544
    :) Is this a chipper then?
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,782
    LutherB wrote:
    :) Is this a chipper then?

    Sure is.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,856
    iainf72 wrote:
    Word.

    I'd move G-W to a mid week spot and put E3 on a Sunday if I was in charge.

    Goes without saying.

    Have you still got that chart you once posted showing which races are chippers? :P
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,782
    milton50 wrote:

    Have you still got that chart you once posted showing which races are chippers? :P

    I need to update it. WTF was I thinking with California...

    tumblr_m2l4n19Ek91qcn3m5o1_r1_1280.png
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,856
    See now I would agree with you about Lombardy but some others (cough *rick* cough) would have you believe that it's just a World RR warm up.

    Yeh, don't really know what you were thinking with the Tour of California.
  • "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
  • 223km to go, 5 man group that went from the gun has about 2 and a half minutes.

    In that group are... Sebastian Lander, BMC (Den), Manuaele Boara, Saxo (Ita), Marcel Aregger, IAM (Swi), Jaco Venter, MTN (RSA) and Frederik Veuchelen Wanty Group (Bel).

    Incidentally, the weather is excellent and my hangover, from touring Gent with a fellow BR forumite yesterday, is manageable
    "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
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,095
    There's hardly a race they've been in this season where Qhubeka haven't got a man in the break. Well played.
    “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!
  • The race is taking a jaunt into France this year and passing by several WW1 battlefields and cemeteries to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War
    "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
  • 200km to go and the break has 10 minutes.

    Can anyone notice I cant ride today?
    "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
  • Non Starters were Svein Tuft and Stijn Vandenbergh who became a father last night.
    "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
  • Tyler Farrar predicts, controversially, that with good weather and no wind it will finish in a sprint
    "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
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,095
    Keep it up, I don't get live coverage until 3pm CET. :-)
    “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!
  • Keep it up, I don't get live coverage until 3pm CET. :-)

    Your wish is my command!

    Boonen reckons his thumb will be fine for next week. It's just bruised but currently sore on the cobbles.
    "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
  • johnboy183johnboy183 Posts: 778
    What? No Eurosport coverage?
  • 135km to go, gap at 9 minutes, was down to 8 a little while back
    "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
  • Yellow PerilYellow Peril Posts: 4,466
    iainf72 wrote:
    milton50 wrote:

    Have you still got that chart you once posted showing which races are chippers? :P

    I need to update it. WTF was I thinking with California...

    tumblr_m2l4n19Ek91qcn3m5o1_r1_1280.png

    I seriously love this table. No BR Pro Race season is complete without it.
    @JaunePeril

    Winner of the Bike Radar Pro Race Wiggins Hour Prediction Competition
  • Sporza now live on a lovely looking descent!
    "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
  • Yellow PerilYellow Peril Posts: 4,466
    got a feed with what sounds like Russian commentary?
    @JaunePeril

    Winner of the Bike Radar Pro Race Wiggins Hour Prediction Competition
  • That lad from BMC might be the ugliest climber I've ever seen
    "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
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,088
    Watching Sporza on tv.
    Also live feeds here:
    http://www.bvls2013.com/stream2.html

    Stannard bike change
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Yellow PerilYellow Peril Posts: 4,466
    Stannard mechanical?
    @JaunePeril

    Winner of the Bike Radar Pro Race Wiggins Hour Prediction Competition
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