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Richmond Racer 2Richmond Racer 2 Posts: 4,698
edited March 2016 in Pro race
I am getting #excite

little vid courtesy of The Lion and Kristoff Ramon....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyjHGxUGh0A&sns=em
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  • Gent is festooned in promotional posters for Omloop featuring an Ian Stannard death grimace.

    Perversely, I'm heading to the Ardennes this weekend for my last rides before the cobbled cyclo season begins.
    "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
  • Gent is festooned in promotional posters for Omloop featuring an Ian Stannard death grimace.

    Perversely, I'm heading to the Ardennes this weekend for my last rides before the cobbled cyclo season begins.


    Now I wanna see a pic of Stannard Death Grimace poster!
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 60,973 Lives Here
    Presumably it's this?

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  • I'll try and get a picture for you. Flanders Classics are terrible at putting their publicity on their website.
    "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
  • Lousy Rick.
    "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
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Pah! The racing has started in earnest this week, Oman is the first decent race, Sol and Algarve too. I'm not one of those who thinks it all starts with Omloop tbh.
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    Rick's trying to suppress this image.
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    ...a rare 100% loyal Pro Race poster. A poster boy for the community.
  • Joelsim wrote:
    Pah! The racing has started in earnest this week, Oman is the first decent race, Sol and Algarve too. I'm not one of those who thinks it all starts with Omloop tbh.



    And that's fine.

    This thread is for those who are excited about the weekend after next

    Plenty of other threads around. Plenty.
  • Macaloon wrote:
    Rick's trying to suppress this image.
    tumblr_nkiwblzIE21ropreyo1_1280.jpg



    Oh, Maca. You gone done it now
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Joelsim wrote:
    Pah! The racing has started in earnest this week, Oman is the first decent race, Sol and Algarve too. I'm not one of those who thinks it all starts with Omloop tbh.



    And that's fine.

    This thread is for those who are excited about the weekend after next

    Plenty of other threads around. Plenty.

    You're right sausage. :D
  • OHN's classics special out this week too. Every copy sold comes with a free bottle of Kwaremont and, possibly of more interest to Rick, a picture of Tommeke covered in mud on the cover.
    "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
  • OHN's classics special out this week too. Every copy sold comes with a free bottle of Kwaremont and, possibly of more interest to Rick, a picture of Tommeke covered in mud on the cover.


    a free bottle of Kwaremont?? Oh to be in Belgium....
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,369
    Anyone know the timings? Assume it'll be on Eurosport.

    Planning a cobbled ride in the morning* (maybe some bridleways too as we only have one cobbled section really) then watching Omloop in the afternoon. Excited.


    *Ride may be subject to hangover - last day in my current job on the 26th...
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 60,973 Lives Here
    bobmcstuff wrote:
    Anyone know the timings? Assume it'll be on Eurosport.

    Planning a cobbled ride in the morning* (maybe some bridleways too as we only have one cobbled section really) then watching Omloop in the afternoon. Excited.


    *Ride may be subject to hangover - last day in my current job on the 26th...

    Usually isn't on Eurosport.

    Timings will be usual. Start watching at 1:30 -2ish till 4-4:30.
  • last year live coverage started at 1330 CET, after 2 hours of Sporza chat with Planckaert and Nuyens. It'll be live on the Sporza website if you can use a DNS blocker or somesuch to fool it into thinking you're in Belgium. Real action starts with about 60 to go on the Taaienberg.
    "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
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,369
    bobmcstuff wrote:
    Anyone know the timings? Assume it'll be on Eurosport.

    Planning a cobbled ride in the morning* (maybe some bridleways too as we only have one cobbled section really) then watching Omloop in the afternoon. Excited.


    *Ride may be subject to hangover - last day in my current job on the 26th...

    Usually isn't on Eurosport.

    Timings will be usual. Start watching at 1:30 -2ish till 4-4:30.

    You're right the schedule for next Sat is all skiing. Nuts.

    I assume there will be some dodgy feeds knocking about.
  • Great shot

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  • I'm going down to the start to try and get some photos for all you lovely people and hopefully say hi to Richard Moore. Then high-tail it back to Merelbeke to watch it go past the end of the road. Then back into Gent to watch on TV at a clubmates house with some pancakes.

    This way I get to see cycling and avoid listening to Nick Nuyens.
    "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
  • squiredsquired Posts: 1,153
    I'm sure I saw something suggesting that we would be getting some live coverage of the lesser cobble races on the new (and generally pointless at the moment) "Bike" channel that launched on Sky at the end of last year.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,369
    squired wrote:
    I'm sure I saw something suggesting that we would be getting some live coverage of the lesser cobble races on the new (and generally pointless at the moment) "Bike" channel that launched on Sky at the end of last year.

    Nothing on their site http://www.bikechannel.co.uk/en/tv-guid ... 2016-02-27
  • bobmcstuff wrote:
    squired wrote:
    I'm sure I saw something suggesting that we would be getting some live coverage of the lesser cobble races on the new (and generally pointless at the moment) "Bike" channel that launched on Sky at the end of last year.

    Nothing on their site http://www.bikechannel.co.uk/en/tv-guid ... 2016-02-27
    Looks like they have two hours of highlights on the following day.
  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,856
    OHN's classics special out this week too. Every copy sold comes with a free bottle of Kwaremont and, possibly of more interest to Rick, a picture of Tommeke covered in mud on the cover.

    I wish I'd have been born in Belgium.
  • Milton50 wrote:
    OHN's classics special out this week too. Every copy sold comes with a free bottle of Kwaremont and, possibly of more interest to Rick, a picture of Tommeke covered in mud on the cover.

    I wish I'd have been born in Belgium.


    And you get free Kwaremont with your OHN special.... :cry:
  • Milton50 wrote:
    OHN's classics special out this week too. Every copy sold comes with a free bottle of Kwaremont and, possibly of more interest to Rick, a picture of Tommeke covered in mud on the cover.

    I wish I'd have been born in Belgium.


    And you get free Kwaremont with your OHN special.... :cry:

    You could buy a sixer of Kwaremont in Lidl, stare at Iljo eating a leek, buy a leek and still have change from the price of the Het Nieuwsblad special. And then you'd have six beers.
    "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
  • Eurosport have usually shown KBK on the Sunday, but as noted not OHN on the Saturday. Which does seem to be the wrong way round in terms of action given KBK is usually a bunch sprint.

    It's all great tho - building up to the big daddy of bonkers-ness, Paris Roubaix.
  • I'd still be watching the Sporza feed, only making out the occasional all-purpose no-Flemish-required 'Ay ay ay!', 'risky business' etc
  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,856
    I actually like listening to the Sporza commentary trying to make out the odd word here and there. Plus I'd rather have silence than Kirby.
  • I'd still be watching the Sporza feed, only making out the occasional all-purpose no-Flemish-required 'Ay ay ay!', 'risky business' etc

    Wat een beer is Ian Stannard!
    "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
  • The muur van Geraadsbergen gets itself into a 3rd race for the year, the 3 Days of De Panne. It will also feature in Omloop and the Eneco tour.
    "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
  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,400
    Pave

    Just one word needed to make me feel like the season has really started.

    Pave
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
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