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Strade Bianche ***SPOILERS**

ddraverddraver Posts: 24,100
edited March 2016 in Pro race
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As an advert for the Tuscan tourist board, this race cannot be beaten. I recommend watching it with a chilled bottle of Tuscan white and an Insalate Capresi after the first Spring club run of the year (believe!)

Are ES showing it this year or is it a Sporza job again?

http://www.gazzetta.it/Speciali/StradeBianche/en/

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  • Paul 8vPaul 8v Posts: 5,458
    ddraver wrote:
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    Running over a ploughed field in cycling shoes? I'd love to see how this panned out :-)

    I really like this race, I was supposed to be going to see it and do the sportive but real life stopped play.

    Looks like it is on ES but not live unfortunately. Total social media blackout for me until 4:45pm. Unless I forget like I always do...
  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,856
    Beautiful scenery and it's usually a good race as well.

    I'm sure ES have shown it live the last few years so that's strange.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,100
    There must be a biatholon on or something...

    Oh well, Dutchy goodness it is. It's karma for watching OHN in English last weekend
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  • Paul 8vPaul 8v Posts: 5,458
    Probably the Malaysian tiddlywinks championship or something...
  • jmrrjmrr Posts: 19
    Seems to be live on Eurosport 2 (and Eurosport Player) at least here in Finland.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,892
    Paul 8v wrote:
    Running over a ploughed field in cycling shoes? I'd love to see how this panned out :-)
    Well in this photo he seems to be gaining on it....
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    But in a later photo he appears not have caught it....
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  • jmrr wrote:
    Seems to be live on Eurosport 2 (and Eurosport Player) at least here in Finland.

    Also live on Eurosport 2 in most parts of Europe, 14-15(13-15GMT)-15-30cet.
    Unfortunately, the one part of Europe that matters on this forum isn't included.
    No live coverage in the UK.
    Rai Sport 2 are the hosts. Their coverage schedule is 13-25-15-50cet.
    So, that's the same 70 odd minutes of coverage and an equal amount of Italian chin wag. 8)
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  • Paul 8vPaul 8v Posts: 5,458
    RichN95 wrote:
    Paul 8v wrote:
    Running over a ploughed field in cycling shoes? I'd love to see how this panned out :-)
    Well in this photo he seems to be gaining on it....
    tumblr_nkytuiCCu11uo963jo3_1280.jpg

    But in a later photo he appears not have caught it....
    tumblr_nkytuiCCu11uo963jo4_1280.jpg
    Some farmer has got a lively rear wheel out of that. Shame the Italians are all on Campag :-)
  • 6wheels6wheels Posts: 411
    It Is live on ESPlayer, but on one of their extra feeds, so that generally means no commentary.

    For not much more than a pint, you can stream it to your PC, tablet or phone, really is a no brainer.
  • 6wheels wrote:
    It Is live on ESPlayer, but on one of their extra feeds, so that generally means no commentary.

    For not much more than a pint, you can stream it to your PC, tablet or phone, really is a no brainer.


    Every cloud and all that
  • FlâneurFlâneur Posts: 3,081
    The words from Gruber regarding bis pic of Viviani

    he waited and waited...eventually, frustration got the better of him, and he tossed his wheel down. Nothing violent, just the normal ughhhh moment of a race lost to bad luck. Unfortunately for Viviani and his wheel - when the wheel bounced up, the wind caught it, and it was off to the races. He didn‘t win. I assume the wheel is either still rolling or far, far down the field.

    Time to go look for a holiday in the region again
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  • I often wonder what happened to John Lee Augustyn's Bianchi after he sailed off the side of the Col de Bonette
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  • Paul 8vPaul 8v Posts: 5,458
    Or the famous "Millercopter" bike
  • mr_pollmr_poll Posts: 1,547
    Love this race and it isn't on ES - grrr it was last year wonder why not this year.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,315
    6wheels wrote:
    It Is live on ESPlayer, but on one of their extra feeds, so that generally means no commentary.

    For not much more than a pint, you can stream it to your PC, tablet or phone, really is a no brainer.

    Or for free you can have a perfect feed with Kirby free-Italian commentary on your PC.............................
    .................providing the lovely link I've seen is still working come Saturday. :wink:
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  • dave milnedave milne Posts: 703
    oh do tell :-)
  • ^Saddles has a satellite dish the size of Cardiff Bay that lets him pick up any channel going, including the pics from Tim Peake's stint up in the ISS
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,315
    ^Saddles has a satellite dish the size of Cardiff Bay that lets him pick up any channel going, including the pics from Tim Peake's stint up in the ISS

    It's not the same as being there, though is it? :wink:
    However, yes, I will be viewing on the big telebox, starting with Rai, but moving to Sporza HD as soon as they join.

    Never fear, being the kind soul I am, I'll be posting the link just after midday Saturday. It does run 24/7 but does move from time to time. I don't want to jinx it.
    (I'm sure there will be others when the time comes)
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,100
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • 97th choice97th choice Posts: 2,222
    You've got three days left to get your 'unique' strade bianche badge on strava ;)
    Too-ra-loo-ra, too-ra-loo-rye, aye

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  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,856
    ddraver wrote:

    Has there ever been a properly wet Strade Bianche?
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,328
    I don't think so. Evans' win on wet strade bianche was at the Giro.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 61,036 Lives Here
    This on Sat or Sun??
  • graeme_s-2graeme_s-2 Posts: 3,382
    This on Sat or Sun??
    Saturday, because Italy :)
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 61,036 Lives Here
    Cheerz.

    Being the misanthrope I am, unfortunately I have to spend time with people on Saturday. Pain.
  • graeme_s-2graeme_s-2 Posts: 3,382
    Being the misanthrope I am, unfortunately I have to spend time with people on Saturday. Pain.
    After teasing you about missing Omloop I ended up missing it as I was visiting my Dad. This Saturday I'll be shopping in Birmingham and then attending my niece's 2nd birthday party.

    I've actually put Flanders and Roubaix in the calendar my wife and I share. I'm booking my spot on the sofa and nothing's going to shift me!
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,100
    Surprise Birthday Party tonight and the weather in NL looks utterly miserable so I suspect I ll have nothing else to do but sit on the sofa with a hangover :)
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,328
    Can't be a surprise birthday party if you already know about it ;)
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,100
    Yeah it's not for me - the invitation was a bit of a surprise though :oops:
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 61,036 Lives Here
    Wehay!
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