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E3 Harelbeke 2016 **SPOILERS**

milton50milton50 Posts: 3,892
edited March 2016 in Pro race
Arguably the third most important race of the cobbled classics season. Usually an excellent indicator of form ahead of Flanders.Anyone know what the weather is expected to be like?

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  • AK_jnrAK_jnr Posts: 717
    Wet in the morning by the looks of it
  • Sideways rain in Gent right now. An evil morning.
    "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
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,766 Lives Here
    :D.
  • I'm off work sick this week and I was planning a crafty trip out to the paterberg this afternoon but the weather is so foul I'm going to sit in with some medicine (beer) and watch on Sporza.
    "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
  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,892
    Sounds like it could be a proper hard man's day then.

    If we get a repeat of last year's Gent Wevelgem then I might get too excited.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,911
    PTP quandary - do I mention which well fancied rider is a non-starter who do I keep quiet and let people lose points?

    I'll just mention that a big name is a DNS and let you find out yourself.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,084
    Live on eurosport from 2.

    Should keep me company during my essay writing this afternoon :)
  • slim_boy_fatslim_boy_fat Posts: 1,808
    GVA out due to stomach problems.

    Edit: oops Rich!
  • Written like a true gossip columnist Rich
    My Men 2020 - Mark Cavendish, Ben Swift, Fernando Gaviria, Alejandro Valverde, Edvald Boassen Hagen, Zdenek Stybar, Vincenzo Nibali, Geraint Thomas.
  • smithy21smithy21 Posts: 2,200
    Just need to get an Easter egg hunt done this afternoon and then get back to watch this.
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    GVA out due to stomach problems.

    Edit: oops Rich!

    Nothing a dose of Calpol can't sort.
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 14,459
    Rich is the Secret Pro? :?
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  • Sun is out!
    "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
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,469
    Sun is out!

    We're blaming you. If you'd gone out it would have chucked it down all day.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    Coverage already started on Eurosport? Just ads so far

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  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    edited March 2016
    deleted

    That's last year
  • imatfaal wrote:
    Some nasty crashes - Fab Cancellara already out (in hospital now)

    You're a year late with this info
    "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
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    imatfaal wrote:
    Some nasty crashes - Fab Cancellara already out (in hospital now)

    You're a year late with this info

    Damn - I thought I had deleted before anyone saw that. :oops:
  • imatfaal wrote:
    deleted

    That's last year

    I have a premonition how it might end ......

    1THOMASGeraintTeam Sky802255:15:00
    2STYBARZdenek Etixx - Quick Step601500:25
    3TRENTINMatteoEtixx - Quick Step501100:38
    4KRISTOFFAlexanderTeam Katusha 4090,,
    5VANMARCKESepTeam LottoNL - Jumbo3080,,
    6BRESCHELMattiTinkoff - Saxo2270,,
    7ROELANDTSJurgenLotto Soudal1460,,
    8BAUERJackTeam Cannondale - Garmin 1050,,
    9KEUKELEIREJensOrica GreenEDGE
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,469
    imatfaal wrote:
    deleted

    That's last year

    I have a premonition how it might end ......

    1THOMASGeraintTeam Sky802255:15:00
    2STYBARZdenek Etixx - Quick Step601500:25
    3TRENTINMatteoEtixx - Quick Step501100:38
    4KRISTOFFAlexanderTeam Katusha 4090,,
    5VANMARCKESepTeam LottoNL - Jumbo3080,,
    6BRESCHELMattiTinkoff - Saxo2270,,
    7ROELANDTSJurgenLotto Soudal1460,,
    8BAUERJackTeam Cannondale - Garmin 1050,,
    9KEUKELEIREJensOrica GreenEDGE

    Good job you posted that in a thread with SPOILER in the title.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    imatfaal wrote:
    deleted

    That's last year

    I have a premonition how it might end ......

    In my defence I am at work and couldn't get the es-player feed sorted ... there is no defence is there?
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,469
    imatfaal wrote:
    imatfaal wrote:
    deleted

    That's last year

    I have a premonition how it might end ......

    In my defence I am at work and couldn't get the es-player feed sorted ... there is no defence is there?

    As your legal counsel, I can advise on a number of defence strategies.
    1) Your account was hacked, and the post in no way reflects your own personal opinions or thoughts.
    2) You had a late stage vanishing twin, which occasionally takes control of your body and makes you do stupid things. You can also plead here that the twin hasn't popped up recently, so is necessarily a little out of date and didn't know the result of E3 2015
    3) A big boy did it and ran away
    4) Chewbacca defence
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    5) It was for research, honest.
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  • "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
  • Demare is wearing the Belgian flag on his jersey today

    In other news, Lidl have a bike rigged up to a turbo rigged up to a juicer in some of their stores. Want.
    "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
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,766 Lives Here
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,766 Lives Here
    Anyone found a decent sporza feed for the UK?

    Need the commentary.
  • Anyone found a decent sporza feed for the UK?

    Need the commentary.

    SPorza's only starting now, check your usual suspects again.
    "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
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,022
    Sporza still talking although Rick has missed his love child Boonan.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,022
    Sporza finally goes live with 97kms to go
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
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