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40th Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde 2016 *SPOILERS*

dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,725
edited March 2016 in Pro race
My Man Kristoff in better form at De Panne. Takes the win after breaking way with Astana duo Westra and Lutsenko...

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1 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha 4:22:34
2 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
3 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team
4 Mads Pedersen (Den) Stölting Service Group 0:00:29
5 Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky
6 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto Soudal 0:00:36
7 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela
8 Juraj Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff Team
9 Sean De Bie (Bel) Lotto Soudal
10 Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,911
    Nice to see Juraj make an appearance
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  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    Bad luck for Luke Rowe, puncturing while he was in that lead group with around 18km to go.

    Looks like the Astana guys have been taking "lessons" from EQS re tactics.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,022
    Yes, Rowe had a puncture on the lower slopes of the Muur. No cars there, so ages for the neutral service BIKE :wink: to change his wheel and he still managed to reach the final corner, as the front group went under the top of the climb banner.

    No chance after that, though.
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  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Or as I was going to title this thread - Comedy Follows Tragedy.

    Astana doing their best in their attempts to cheer everyone up. Idiots.
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  • The_Boy wrote:
    Or as I was going to title this thread - Comedy Follows Tragedy.

    Astana doing their best in their attempts to cheer everyone up. Idiots.



    They've got the Kazakh blues
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,236
    How many times per season do they go up the Muur? I think it's scandalous. It will get worn down to a mole hill at this rate.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

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  • muur money muur problems
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,768 Lives Here
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,236
    I'm skint 'cos I spend it all on shiny bits and i'm still a miserable basket. Work that one out.
    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: 38,236
    Highlights on Eurosport now.
    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.
  • MechanismMechanism Posts: 895
    Were the Astana duo arguing with each other (as Eurosport were saying) or with Kristoff?
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Mechanism wrote:
    Were the Astana duo arguing with each other (as Eurosport were saying) or with Kristoff?

    Each other.

    I was wondering if perhaps we were seeing the factionalism within the team that often gets talked about.
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  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,725
    The_Boy wrote:
    Mechanism wrote:
    Were the Astana duo arguing with each other (as Eurosport were saying) or with Kristoff?

    Each other.

    I was wondering if perhaps we were seeing the factionalism within the team that often gets talked about.

    Some quality tweets from Chris Baldwin on this. Basically no one at Astana really cared about this race cuz Vino never rode it. Then they realised that Westra might be ok at it, so he's going for GC. Lutsenko hitched a free ride and wanted to go for the stage win. The two don't really have a common lingo with the DS acting as go between...
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,236
    Imaginary suggestion between Westra and Lutsenko:

    W: When Kristoff has just finished a turn on the front, i'll attack. If I drop him, i'm going for it - if I don't; counter attack. Deal?
    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.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,768 Lives Here
    Bit of a Katusha direct energie punch up.
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,725
    yeah... forget the motos... Kuznetsov (3rd at GW) rides the DE rider off the road...
  • adr82adr82 Posts: 4,002
    dish_dash wrote:
    yeah... forget the motos... Kuznetsov (3rd at GW) rides the DE rider off the road...
    Found a gif here
  • Bo DukeBo Duke Posts: 1,058
    Elbows.......!
    'Performance analysis and Froome not being clean was a media driven story. I haven’t heard one guy in the peloton say a negative thing about Froome, and I haven’t heard a single person in the peloton suggest Froome isn’t clean.' TSP
  • Bo DukeBo Duke Posts: 1,058
    VIVIANI !!!!!!!!!
    'Performance analysis and Froome not being clean was a media driven story. I haven’t heard one guy in the peloton say a negative thing about Froome, and I haven’t heard a single person in the peloton suggest Froome isn’t clean.' TSP
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,768 Lives Here
    Viviani over Kittel.

    Quick step dropping their sprinter off 75m too soon for a change.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,911
    I can't remember the last time I saw someone come around Kittel like that.
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  • Bo DukeBo Duke Posts: 1,058
    edited March 2016
    Great win considering he didn't have a lead out. Bushwacked Kittel with 30 metres to go?

    Kittel seemed to relax too soon thinking he was home.
    'Performance analysis and Froome not being clean was a media driven story. I haven’t heard one guy in the peloton say a negative thing about Froome, and I haven’t heard a single person in the peloton suggest Froome isn’t clean.' TSP
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,768 Lives Here
    Kittel basically had to go at 300m to go...
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,022
    Kittel basically had to go at 300m to go...

    Thanks to Katusha making a right old mess of the Etix lead out. :)
    Kittel's face at 300 metres to go was a picture.
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  • Bo Duke wrote:
    Elbows.......!


    Ol' Klitschko shoulda been thrown off for that
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Would I be wildly off the mark to suggest that Brian Holm's teams still ride like it's 2009, while everyone else has moved on? It's something I've been thinking since seeing Cav's QS getting mugged often by Kittel and his one man lead-out
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  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,264
    Anyone know what happened to Luke Rowe? Down as DNF.
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,725
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,022
    salsiccia1 wrote:
    Anyone know what happened to Luke Rowe? Down as DNF.

    Crashed twice according to Kirby, but that could another one of his fairy tales.
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  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,639
    salsiccia1 wrote:
    Anyone know what happened to Luke Rowe? Down as DNF.

    He's champing at the bit: a few days not racing will make him more potent come Sunday.
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