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Lizzie Armitstead... cool as a Cucumber

pinnopinno Posts: 38,242
edited June 2016 in Pro race
We should really have a thread dedicated to this woman. Doing very well despite being in Rainbow colours. Not even a tiny mention of her on BBC - don't know if SKY Sports has mentioned her at all. Was very low in the final SPOTY standings.

Just watched the Strada Bianchi highlights and she was cruising. You could see she was way stronger than her 2 chaperone's up the final ramps before attacking and looked fresh at the finish. Another Leontin Van Moorsel in the making?
S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
W - Wiggle Honda

"This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,594
    She's a good gurl! Loads of interviews with her around at the moment too
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  • Lizzie is utter class. As for cool, you've never seen anyone as cool and zen as she was riding to the start in Sat

    I might have a girl crush :oops:
  • slim_boy_fatslim_boy_fat Posts: 1,808
    She is awesome and doesn't get the credit she deserves from the British media.
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    Jered Gruber was at Strade Bianche and covered both mens and womens races. Not too many great pictures of Lizzie en route but some great shots of her relaxed after her win

    http://gruber.photoshelter.com/gallery- ... 2Um7OHG8Bg
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,725
    Worth pointing out that Gruber images is comprised of two photographers - Jered and Ashley Gruber.

    I believe Ashley was covering the women's Strade Bianche so those are her photos
  • She's been heavily featured in The Cycling Podcast these last few weeks
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,242
    When it got down to 3, she looked like she was taking the beginners out for a spin.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,242
    She's been heavily featured in The Cycling Podcast these last few weeks

    Link please?
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,594
    She's been heavily featured in The Cycling Podcast these last few weeks

    It was good to hear Lucy Garner on that too (they sound very similar don't they!). It seems she has settled in to The Netherlands much better than I have :(
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  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    dish_dash wrote:
    Worth pointing out that Gruber images is comprised of two photographers - Jered and Ashley Gruber.

    I believe Ashley was covering the women's Strade Bianche so those are her photos

    The intro to the photos made me think otherwise - but I think you are right. The pictures of Lizzie with Megan Guarnier are just great photos showing the personal joy tempered with the camaraderie of competitors
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,594
    True, but they tend to publish as "gruber"
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  • pinno wrote:
    She's been heavily featured in The Cycling Podcast these last few weeks

    Link please?

    It's not hard to guess to be fair

    http://thecyclingpodcast.com/
    My Men 2020 - Mark Cavendish, Ben Swift, Fernando Gaviria, Alejandro Valverde, Edvald Boassen Hagen, Zdenek Stybar, Vincenzo Nibali, Geraint Thomas.
  • Alex99Alex99 Posts: 1,436
    pinno wrote:
    When it got down to 3, she looked like she was taking the beginners out for a spin.

    She did. It looked easy. Pretty stunning.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,242
    pinno wrote:
    She's been heavily featured in The Cycling Podcast these last few weeks

    Link please?

    It's not hard to guess to be fair

    http://thecyclingpodcast.com/

    Until this thread came about viewtopic.php?f=40002&t=13038539 I had never listened to a podcast of any description in my life.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,725
    pinno wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    She's been heavily featured in The Cycling Podcast these last few weeks

    Link please?

    It's not hard to guess to be fair

    http://thecyclingpodcast.com/

    Until this thread came about viewtopic.php?f=40002&t=13038539 I had never listened to a podcast of any description in my life.

    Well you've been made aware at the right time. Janan says that because of podcasts we are living a golden age of audio. The cycling podcast is excellent...
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,725
    dish_dash wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    She's been heavily featured in The Cycling Podcast these last few weeks

    Link please?

    It's not hard to guess to be fair

    http://thecyclingpodcast.com/

    Until this thread came about viewtopic.php?f=40002&t=13038539 I had never listened to a podcast of any description in my life.

    Well you've been made aware at the right time. Janan says that because of podcasts we are living in a golden age of audio. The cycling podcast is excellent...
  • ContrelaMontreContrelaMontre Posts: 3,027
    ddraver wrote:
    She's been heavily featured in The Cycling Podcast these last few weeks

    It was good to hear Lucy Garner on that too (they sound very similar don't they!). It seems she has settled in to The Netherlands much better than I have :(

    Sound similar?! You've spent too long In the Netherlands, Lucy has quite clearly got a Leicester accent which is way different to Lizzie's northern cant.

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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,768 Lives Here
    dish_dash wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    She's been heavily featured in The Cycling Podcast these last few weeks

    Link please?

    It's not hard to guess to be fair

    http://thecyclingpodcast.com/

    Until this thread came about viewtopic.php?f=40002&t=13038539 I had never listened to a podcast of any description in my life.

    Well you've been made aware at the right time. Janan says that because of podcasts we are living a golden age of audio. The cycling podcast is excellent...

    In case this isn't clear, when Janan says something, it's usually bang on.

    Bang. On.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,242
    Ended up on the front and leading it out but it didn't matter. Bravo, well done.

    What a year so far. Keep it lit Lizzie.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,242
    Thought the bloody Belgian director was going to omit the final of the ladies. Why he didn't stick with it with 17k to go, I don't know. Especially when there was censored all happening in the mens.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • Bo DukeBo Duke Posts: 1,058
    Brava Lizzie, great last coupla' k, she had her work cut out at the end!
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  • johnboy183johnboy183 Posts: 751
    Had a chance to speak with her after her national title win in 2010(?). Was with my little boy st the time and we saw her standing all alone by the cars. I'm sure she wouldn't have objected if we'd gone and spoken with her. Always regret not doing so...
  • thegibdogthegibdog Posts: 2,106
    pinno wrote:
    Thought the bloody Belgian director was going to omit the final of the ladies. Why he didn't stick with it with 17k to go, I don't know. Especially when there was censored all happening in the mens.
    Yeah, that would've been nice.

    Another impressive win for Armitstead, she's head and shoulders above the rest at the moment.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,242
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • ademortademort Posts: 1,924
    I watched the last half hour on Belgian tv of the womens tour. It was ironic that after winning the commentator said how fantastic it was that the world champion won and wouldn,t it be fantastic if the same happened in the mens race, and it bloody well did
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,242
    No highlights of stage 5 of the Aviva Womens Tour.

    Previously:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJiL8zI3AWs

    Thus far:

    Het Niuewsblad
    Strada Bianche
    Trofeo Alfredo Binda
    Flanders
    Boels Rental Hills Classic
    and now the Aviva womens tour.

    She intimated that the Olympics was 'the big one' for her this year at that Boels Classic.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
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