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2015 Fleche Wallonne - *spoilers*

dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,254
edited April 2015 in Pro race
Can't watch it but may as well get the thread started in the hope that someone can provide updates!

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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
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    Recon photos:
    http://www.steephill.tv/2015/fleche-wal ... s/page-01/

    Froome and Quintana are racing.

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  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,254
    Valverde the PTP favourite with 50% of punters backing him. Other notable picks are Dan Martin with 12%, Purito at 9% and Henao at 7%.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,479
    Come on Sergio!

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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,200
    Everybody should be able to watch the race on tv.
    S4C are again covering the race, hopefully with an English language option.
    However, scheduling is a bit confusing.
    Originally set for 1-30pm, it's now showing up as 2-30pm until 4, which is well after the race is due to finish....
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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Froome's going to roll up, crush everyone on the climb and then do an interview saying "that's how you win a classic"
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,293 Lives Here
    ASO need to change the scale on their profile. too small.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
    Waiting for it to start on tv while having lunch in the ronde van vlaanderen museum cafe. Happy!
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,843
    Also happy...Gesink back riding, ten Dam back riding, Kelderman on form. Could this be Jumbo's first win of the year???
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    iainf72 wrote:
    Froome's going to roll up, crush everyone on the climb and then do an interview saying "that's how you win a classic"

    If he has a good position and doesn't go too early, he has a very good chance if he simply turns on that turbo cadence for 30 secs.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,479
    dish_dash wrote:
    Valverde the PTP favourite with 50% of punters backing him. Other notable picks are Dan Martin with 12%, Purito at 9% and Henao at 7%.
    The bookies seem to agree

    3/1 Valverde
    9/2 Rodriguez
    6/1 Martin
    8/1 Henao, Kwaitkowski
    12/1 Moreno
    14/1 Gilbert
    18/1 Yates
    25/1 Vanendert
    33/1 Caruso, Costa, Mollema
    40/1 Arrendondo
    50/1 Albasini, Nibali, Uran
    66/1 Froome, Fuglsang, Quintana, Kreuziger
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,293 Lives Here
    Enjoying WATTs everyone?
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,479
    Enjoying WATTs everyone?
    No. But I like WATTS. It's better than whatever racing is happening at the moment.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • thomthomthomthom Posts: 3,574
    Weakest race of the classics this. Hopefully that new addition can spice things up just a bit.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,200
    Live now with a mere 94kms to go. :)
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  • adr82adr82 Posts: 4,002
    Dan Martin crash in a feed zone I think... yeah not looking happy here
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,198
    Who's commentating?
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  • adr82adr82 Posts: 4,002
    ddraver wrote:
    Who's commentating?
    Carlton and Brian
  • thomthomthomthom Posts: 3,574
    ddraver wrote:
    Who's commentating?

    Brian Holm.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,200
    Who says the hilly classics are predictable?
    Dan Martin on tarmac inspection yet again. :oops:
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  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,254
    Apparently De Gent is in the break...
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    70km of pitiless torture with David Icke. No thanks. Sporza time.
    ...a rare 100% loyal Pro Race poster. A poster boy for the community.
  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    Starting to like Lotto Jumbo kit with Bianchi Celeste bikes (still prefer last years Belkin Green though).
  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    Brian bigging up Purito's chances. Spells doom for my PTP then :wink:
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    RonB wrote:
    Brian bigging up Purito's chances. Spells doom for my PTP then :wink:

    pffft. Kirby keeps mentioning Barguil so my PTP is more cursed than yours...
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  • adr82adr82 Posts: 4,002
    edited April 2015
    Anna van der Breggen wins the women's race (no pictures available, as usual)

    Edit: they showed a few seconds footage of the finish there, she had a massive gap by the line, nobody near her. Everyone straggling in behind one by one.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,200
    Dan Martin was not looking good on the climb when Eurosport were at an ad break.
    Contrary to Kirby's outpouring, the women's finish now has been shown.
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  • adr82adr82 Posts: 4,002
    Break attacking each other, De Gendt looking like he wants to push on. They have 5 mins at 60k.
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,254
    adr82 wrote:
    Anna van der Breggen wins the women's race (no pictures available, as usual)

    Edit: they showed a few seconds footage of the finish there, she had a massive gap by the line, nobody near her. Everyone straggling in behind one by one.

    Pleased for her. Way to bounce back from a broken pelvis at the TTT champs last year, wins at Fleche and Omloop...
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    BAD crash, GILBERT DOWN
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  • adr82adr82 Posts: 4,002
    Gilbert down, shoulder of his jersey ripped off and limping too.
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