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2014 Worlds Junior/U23/Women Road Race *Spoilers*

FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
edited October 2014 in Pro race
Let's have a spoiler thread for the road races

Women Juniors underway now for the first road race. Men U23 later today

Same lap for all races
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  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    Peloton staying together. Some of the girls from the main nations getting dropped on that first long shallow climb. Not sure that'll happen with the men. It's exposed and very wide though, could be interesting with cross-winds
  • Usual race for the WJ - no break allowed, one of the girls attacks and everyone panics to get on the wheel but doesn't keep the pressure on. Bunch finish ahoy.
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    Meh. No substantial attacks until the last hill. Reduced bunch sprint. Dideriksen wins, beating Bertizzolo, the same two who briefly escaped on the last climb. Best riders won, I guess
  • Easy sprint for Dideriksen of Denmark, Bertizzolo of Italy 2nd and Skalniak of Poland 3rd.
  • How did Beth get on?

    Rule No.10 // It never gets easier, you just go faster
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,496
    How did Beth get on?
    37. Melissa Lowther (GBr) at 28 secs
    41. Beth Hayward (GBr) at 1-42
    51. Megan Barker (GBr) at 7-49
    DNF. Grace Garner (GBr)
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  • U23 Mens race now on - often the best race of the week. Attack from Km0 with 3 riders away (Tukey, Romania and Austria)
  • thomthomthomthom Posts: 3,574
    Magnus Cort has got this.
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    Odd that green on the Swiss jersey. Normaly one of the best jerseys around

  • Rule No.10 // It never gets easier, you just go faster
  • RichN95 wrote:
    How did Beth get on?
    37. Melissa Lowther (GBr) at 28 secs
    41. Beth Hayward (GBr) at 1-42
    51. Megan Barker (GBr) at 7-49
    DNF. Grace Garner (GBr)

    Poor showing. Did Garner crash?
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  • andypandyp Posts: 8,709
    Garner had been ill in the run up to the race, and was still suffering from that.
  • NervexProfNervexProf Posts: 4,202
    predict a win for Caleb Ewan
    Ozzies on the front of the peleton.
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  • thomthomthomthom Posts: 3,574
    NervexProf wrote:
    predict a win for Caleb Ewan

    I'm pretty sure he's dropped. Or at least was at some point.
  • Louis M of MTN solo out front atm.
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  • 37 secs on G1 and 49 on peloton.
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  • 37 secs on G1 and 49 on peloton.
    Go on Louis!

    How far left?
    “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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  • 37 secs on G1 and 49 on peloton.
    Go on Louis!

    How far left?

    No idea...there is no graphic. They have been riding for over 3.5hours. (182km race so maybe 30-1hr left).

    Louis is hanging on and G1 is basically caught but he still has 40 secs on them all. Looking really fluid.
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  • Damn he just lost 25secs in the last 10mins :roll:
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  • Damn he just lost 25secs in the last 10mins :roll:
    Oh well.
    “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!
  • Caught by G1 who is only 150m ahead of peloton.

    This course is not very selective...thought it was when I first saw the profile and read about it. But after the Spanish RR (which used this course) I was less convinced then seeing it now it is even worse. Most of it seems to be on these wide exposed roads. The hills are barely noticeable. Certainly struggle to see how some long range attacks would be sustained.
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  • thomthomthomthom Posts: 3,574
    Criminal not show the distance bar.

    Perhaps the ticker stalled and they took it down. It definitely feels like it. Terrible race. Doesn't bode well for sunday.
  • There was a break of 10 or so, but now all together. It's not looking very selective at all, could be a proper bunch sprint on Sunday if there are enough teams working for it.
  • Bunch of 79 a few seconds behind lone escapee Ladanois of France with Aussies doing the chasing
  • Pontferrada looks like Windsor
  • A late solo move by a Norweigian (next Eddy Merckx lol) holds out by 50m from 40 odd riders.
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  • NervexProfNervexProf Posts: 4,202
    My early stand out pick, Caleb Ewan finishes 2nd.
    Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom
  • A late solo move by a Norweigian (next Eddy Merckx lol) holds out by 50m from 40 odd riders.

    Very good move, attacked on the final climb.

    Norway took bronze as we..
    “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!
  • A painfully boring race.
    Almost 180kms of nothing, followed by a quick attack and downhill assault.
    The bunch chasing had no organisation.
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  • Cracking ride from Bystrom.
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