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Paris-Tours *spoilers*

specialgueststarspecialgueststar Posts: 3,242
edited October 2014 in Pro race
How did that happen! End of season shake down . Scott Thwaites gets a ride . Degenkolb and Demare .
http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/Paris_Tours_2014-Startlist

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  • How come of the many races Paris-to somewhere there isn't one that actually starts in Paris anymore? Bloody French!
  • CrampeurCrampeur Posts: 1,065
    Was a good race last year. Currently raining, with 7 in the break including Voeckler, Jelle Wallays, Kevin van Melsen, Cesare Benedetti, Aurelien Duval and a couple of riders from La Pomme and Roubaix. 2'40 with 155km ridden.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,911
    How come of the many races Paris-to somewhere there isn't one that actually starts in Paris anymore? Bloody French!
    At least they're still on the same continent, unlike the Paris-Dakar rally.
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  • CrampeurCrampeur Posts: 1,065
    Tennis instead :roll:
  • Girlie tennis remains the home of cycling. :roll:
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  • CrampeurCrampeur Posts: 1,065
    Finally! 1"40 with 26km to go. Jimmy Engoulvent/Clement Koretzky in between.
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 14,459
    Hey! There's Tommy Voeckler!
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  • Interesting situation in last 20 here.
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  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    RichN95 wrote:
    How come of the many races Paris-to somewhere there isn't one that actually starts in Paris anymore? Bloody French!
    At least they're still on the same continent, unlike the Paris-Dakar rally.

    That dropped the Paris when they moved. Though your point still stands, obvs.
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  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Did they move this race to Italy while I wasn't watching?
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  • CrampeurCrampeur Posts: 1,065
    Gaps opening up. Looks pretty slippery.
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 14,459
    Place your bets

    11.5km and 1.02 in hand

    I say no. Not enough quality in the front 3
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  • CrampeurCrampeur Posts: 1,065
    Place your bets

    11.5km and 1.02 in hand

    I say no. Not enough quality in the front 3

    Agreed. Voeckler looks a bit knackered, although Wallays has some form.
  • I say they make it. Speak attack from Voeckler, more crashes behind
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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 14,459
    Lost 20s in 1 k
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  • On a hill though. Depends if anyone will work with Giant
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  • CrampeurCrampeur Posts: 1,065
    Oops sorry....Voeckler always looks knackered.
  • CrampeurCrampeur Posts: 1,065
    Reduced group with Degenkolb, Sinkeldam, Dylan Teuns, Vicente Reynes, Tiesj Benoot and a few other riders drawn clear.
  • GVA and Van Marcke there too.
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  • CrampeurCrampeur Posts: 1,065
    and Debusschere...
  • Group dicking about now... This is how it happens
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  • Brilliant attack and counter attack. Both with a rider from Giant and BMC.
    "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
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 14,459
    2k to go and 28s
    Fair play
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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 14,459
    Gonna happen
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  • CrampeurCrampeur Posts: 1,065
    Wallays to win it.
  • 40s now. Group have given up.
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  • CrampeurCrampeur Posts: 1,065
    Wallays won the u23 Paris-Tours.
  • This bloke has watched his Tommy V videos.
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  • Biggest ever win for Topsport?
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