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Cavendish at the 2014 Gent Six & Zurich 4 Day

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  • deejaydeejay Posts: 3,138
    RichN95 wrote:
    deejay wrote:
    The Dutch rider Peter Gesink that the commentators pronounced it like English reading.
    These days however they pronounce his name as Hesink. :roll:
    They pronounce Peter 'Robert' as well.
    Perhaps I misheard the pronunciation, so how would that be. ?
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  • Paul 8vPaul 8v Posts: 5,458
    RichN95 wrote:
    deejay wrote:
    The Dutch rider Peter Gesink that the commentators pronounced it like English reading.
    These days however they pronounce his name as Hesink. :roll:
    They pronounce Peter 'Robert' as well.
    :lol::lol:
  • mm1mm1 Posts: 1,063
    Odd but entertaining interview with Kiese and Cav on Sporza

    sporza.be/cm/sporza/videozone/1.2147863?playlist=7.39499


    No longer looks like its being shown on Eurosport.
  • Live on Sporza on Sunday afternoon, though.
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  • jscljscl Posts: 1,015
    If anyone here is out at the Zurich 6, ping me a note and I'll buy the beers! :)
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  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 5,713
    Why did I think Eurosport were going to show every day? Was looking forward to sitting down to watch each night. :evil:
  • JSCL wrote:
    If anyone here is out at the Zurich 6, ping me a note and I'll buy the beers! :)

    Will be there Fri, Sat and Sunday as is the disgruntled goat I think.

    Look out for a bloke 6'5" with 118 118 Movember probably wearing a Manx flag
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 26,456
    Anyone going to a Six Day race, please remember the golden rule: Always keep your cat on a lead

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  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,723
    RichN95 wrote:
    Anyone going to a Six Day race, please remember the golden rule: Always keep your cat on a lead

    B2yvAEOIQAEgvd8.jpg

    What the actual :shock:
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
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  • Dorset Boy wrote:
    Why did I think Eurosport were going to show every day? Was looking forward to sitting down to watch each night. :evil:

    When is it on? I can't find it at all
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  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,723
    Lefevere would prefer he did not ride.
    http://cyclingquotes.com/news/lefevere_ ... _campaign/

    He's never happy with anything, is he
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • Paul 8vPaul 8v Posts: 5,458
    trekker12 wrote:
    Dorset Boy wrote:
    Why did I think Eurosport were going to show every day? Was looking forward to sitting down to watch each night. :evil:

    When is it on? I can't find it at all
    I couldn't see it anywhere?!
  • Paul 8v wrote:
    trekker12 wrote:
    Dorset Boy wrote:
    Why did I think Eurosport were going to show every day? Was looking forward to sitting down to watch each night. :evil:

    When is it on? I can't find it at all
    I couldn't see it anywhere?!

    It's not on. It's a bit like the 60's
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    Winner of the Bike Radar Pro Race Wiggins Hour Prediction Competition
  • Will be there on Friday and Saturday - hope the ticket office will let us leave the Bromptons with them rather than lock up outside. Have sussed a couple of cycle routes to have a break from the beer Saturday/Sunday. Weather looks OK not like back in 2007(8?) when it was snowing... not to great on 16" wheels plus cobbles plus tram tracks.
  • roggie wrote:
    Will be there on Friday and Saturday - hope the ticket office will let us leave the Bromptons with them rather than lock up outside. Have sussed a couple of cycle routes to have a break from the beer Saturday/Sunday. Weather looks OK not like back in 2007(8?) when it was snowing... not to great on 16" wheels plus cobbles plus tram tracks.

    Anyone for a beer or a burger Friday afternoon? I'm taking my brother to De Robot cafe (who coincidentally sponsor my cycling club) for dinner at about 1800. Will be around in town from about 14p0
    "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'"

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  • roggie wrote:
    Will be there on Friday and Saturday - hope the ticket office will let us leave the Bromptons with them rather than lock up outside. Have sussed a couple of cycle routes to have a break from the beer Saturday/Sunday. Weather looks OK not like back in 2007(8?) when it was snowing... not to great on 16" wheels plus cobbles plus tram tracks.

    Anyone for a beer or a burger Friday afternoon? I'm taking my brother to De Robot cafe (who coincidentally sponsor my cycling club) for dinner at about 1800. Will be around in town from about 14p0

    Doing Oodenarde for lunch, museum and beers Friday afternoon but will wander in field during the evening's racing
    @JaunePeril

    Winner of the Bike Radar Pro Race Wiggins Hour Prediction Competition
  • Nice one. Enjoy the puntabulous menu at the museum (croque masseur anyone?)
    "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'"

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  • Travelling Eurostar 14.05 on Friday so wont get to Ghent accommodation till around 7pm. Have standing tickets for Friday but a couple of seats for Saturday plus 1 standing - there are 3 of us, might be wearing either a Brixton Cycles or Lisbon Brompton t-shirt.
  • Salsiccia1 wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:
    Anyone going to a Six Day race, please remember the golden rule: Always keep your cat on a lead

    B2yvAEOIQAEgvd8.jpg

    What the actual :shock:
    Quite useful having retractable claws when counter-steering on the banking.
  • deejaydeejay Posts: 3,138
    Cavendish and Keisse move up to second overall

    Standings after day 2
    1 Jasper De Buyst (Bel) / Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Baloise Insurance 158 pts
    2 Mark Cavendish (GBr) / Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quickstep 113
    3 Alex Rasmussen (Den) / Marc Hester (Den) Team Lotto 103
    4 Leif Lampater (Ger) / Silvan Dillier (Sui) Team Caruur 100

    5 Nick Stöpler (Bel) / Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen 86 - 1 lap
    6 Moreno De Pauw (Bel) / Christian Grasmann (Ger) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen 57 - 2 laps
    7 Albert Torres (Esp) / David Muntaner (Esp) John Saey - Lecot 40
    8 Glen O'Shea (Aus) / Shane Archbold (NZl) Callant - Upgrade Estate 90 - 3 laps
    9 Morgan Kneisky (Fra) / Vivien Brisse (Fra) T-interim 31 - 5 laps
    10 Ivan Savitsky (Rus) / Viktor Manakov (Rus) Primus Haacht 47 - 7 laps
    11 Michael Vingerling / Yoeri Havik (Ned) Team 3M 34 - 8 laps
    12 Liss Lucas (Ger) / Andreas Muller (Ger) Vanreusel Snacks 8 - 9 laps
    13 Didier Caspers (Ned) / Melvin Van Zijl (Ned) Eurotyre - JDK 3
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  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 4,081
    roggie wrote:
    Travelling Eurostar 14.05 on Friday so wont get to Ghent accommodation till around 7pm. Have standing tickets for Friday but a couple of seats for Saturday plus 1 standing - there are 3 of us, might be wearing either a Brixton Cycles or Lisbon Brompton t-shirt.

    Well well - I'll be there on Friday night with some mates: one of whom wore a Brixton Cycles gillet on our ride around Geraardsbergen this afternoon...

    Not been before : Ghent is stunning.
  • deejaydeejay Posts: 3,138
    OCDuPalais wrote:
    Ghent is stunning.
    You should see it in the snow at Het Volk. :wink:

    De Buyst and De Ketele retain Gent lead

    Standings after day 3
    1 Jasper De Buyst (Bel) / Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Baloise Insurance 231 pts
    2 Mark Cavendish (GBr) / Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quickstep 187
    3 Alex Rasmussen (Den) / Marc Hester (Den) Team Lotto 162 - 1 lap
    4 Leif Lampater (Ger) / Silvan Dillier (Sui) Team Caruur 150
    5 Nick Stöpler (Bel) / Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen 121
    6 Moreno De Pauw (Bel) / Christian Grasmann (Ger) Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen 104 - 2 laps
    7 Glen O'Shea (Aus) / Shane Archbold (NZl) Callant - Upgrade Estate 122 - 3 laps
    8 Albert Torres (Esp) / David Muntaner (Esp) John Saey - Lecot 82
    9 Morgan Kneisky (Fra) / Vivien Brisse (Fra) T-interim 47 - 9 laps
    10 Ivan Savitsky (Rus) / Viktor Manakov (Rus) Primus Haacht 69 - 10 laps
    11 Michael Vingerling / Yoeri Havik (Ned) Team 3M 34 - 12 laps
    12 Liss Lucas (Ger) / Andreas Muller (Ger) Vanreusel Snacks 12 - 13 laps
    13 Didier Caspers (Ned) / Melvin Van Zijl (Ned) Eurotyre - JDK 6 - 13 lap
    Organiser, National Championship 50 mile Time Trial 1972
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 18,148
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    The Cycling Podcast ‏@cycling_podcast · 11m11 minutes ago
    Our photographer @simongillphoto took this fantastic photo of @markcavendish winning a Derny race at the Ghent Six
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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 18,148
    ^
    When I look at that pic now a Ford ad pops up on it?
    Is that a BR thing?
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • Paul 8vPaul 8v Posts: 5,458
    ^
    When I look at that pic now a Ford ad pops up on it?
    Is that a BR thing?
    Me too, I'm not a fan of Fords either :-(
  • deejaydeejay Posts: 3,138

    Cavendish and Keisse take lead on day 4 in Gent


    Standings after day 4
    1. Mark Cavendish (GBr)/ Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 260 points
    2. Leif Lampater (Bel)/ Silvan Dillier (Sui) Team Caruur 217
    3. Jasper De Buyst (Bel)/ Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Baloise Insurance 298 -1 Lap
    4. Alex Rasmussen (Den)/ Marc Hester (Den) Team Lotto 207
    5. Nick Stöpler (Bel)/ Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen 162 -2 Laps
    6. Moreno De Pauw (Bel)/ Christian Grasmann (Ger) Provincie Oose-Vlaanderen 156 -3 Laps
    7. Albert Torres (Spa)/ David Muntaner (Spa) John Saey-Lecot 118
    8. Glenn O’Shea (Aus)/ Shane Archbold (NZl) Callant-Upgrade Estate 154 -8 Laps
    9. Moregan Kneisky (Fra)/ Vivien Brisse (Fra) T-interim 57 -12 Laps
    10. Ivan Savitsky (Rus)/ Viktor Manakov (Rus) Primus Haacht 95 -13 Laps
    11. Michael Vingerling (Ned)/ Yoeri Havik (Ned) Team 3M 76 -18 Laps
    12. Lucas Liss (Ger)/ Andreas Müller (Ger) Vanreusel Snacks 24
    13. Didier Caspers (Ned)/ Melvin Van Zijl (Ned) Eurotyre-JDK 6 -19 Laps
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  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 3,231
    how does the scoring work? they're leading despite the guys in third having far more points, but with +1lap
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  • Omar LittleOmar Little Posts: 2,010
    gsk82 wrote:
    how does the scoring work? they're leading despite the guys in third having far more points, but with +1lap

    Cavendish and Keisse managed to lap the opposition in the points race on Thursday. Lampater and Dillier have managed this too.

    Whenever a duo gets 100 points (then 200 or 300) then they automatically get a bonus lap too, so de Buyst and de Ketele will reach 300 tonight (if they have not already done so) and take back the lap they lost.

    The overall points score only matters if the riders are tied on the number of laps ridden. It all sounds a bit complicated but it makes for exciting, attacking racing because even if a team has a massive points lead there are still opportunties for others to gain laps and the upper hand.
  • deejaydeejay Posts: 3,138
    gsk82 wrote:
    how does the scoring work? they're leading despite the guys in third having far more points, but with +1lap
    Do you expect someone who is a lap down(or more) to be winning. ??
    A 6 day race is about who travels the Farthest in the allotted time and if there are several teams on the same lap, the points score then has an effect for a winner.
    A team that is 160 meters behind cannot win.

    There must be some fantastic racing in the next 3 hours (there usually is) because the team De Buyst/De Ketele will only need 2 points to gain a bonus lap and resume the lead early this evening.
    Organiser, National Championship 50 mile Time Trial 1972
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