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ddraverddraver Posts: 19,594
edited April 2016 in Pro race
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,594
    Don't forget the Girls too
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    Lotto Soudal Ladies ‏@LS_Ladies
    #FlecheWallonne #UCIWWT 7 riders have gone clear: Albrecht, Allen, Duyck, Fahlin, Johnsen, Gutierrez Ruiz, Ragusa. 1'35" gap.
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,725
    Why do you keep calling them girls? Women surely...
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,594
    Becasue I don't think the riders really care and if anyone really complained I'd direct them to the recent women's cycling 2016 or CX 2015/16 threads where - to be a bit frenchie about this - I am the only regular contributor and point out that actions speak louder than words...

    #wigglettes #OGEfrocks
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,725
    Words do matter and regardless of your contributions on the women's cycling thread IMHO referring to them as girls is belittling. Trust you'll be referring to the boys race later as well...
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,594
    I do commonly do that. Come on Boy! when shouting at the cycling, Come on Boys at the rugby etc...

    I don't recall ever saying "Come on Men!", Sounds like I'm Lawrence of Arabia....

    stop listening to the velocast...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,725
    I stopped listening to the velocast sometime last year when my cc expired and they just cancelled my subscription.

    You stay with the boys and girls then. All I'm saying is that in my line of work (where rampant sexism remains) calling professional women girls is exactly the sort of casual turn of phrase that is used to undermine someone.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,744 Lives Here
    So in the boys race, Valverde's gonna win?
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,594
    Can't see an alternative really...

    Kwiatowski might have some "fire in his belly" after the weekend, Purito looks out of form but could pull something off, Is Gasparotto riding today?
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,744 Lives Here
    Gasparotto won't win.

    Martin has often had the fastest ascent time.

    Odds are:

    Valverde 4-1
    Martin 6-1
    gerrans 8-1 (stupid...)
    JRod 14-1

    Still can get odds on Henao mind...

    J rod looks decent EW.

    I've seen Kiwa as long as 29-1
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,911
    Dan Martin now has a team that will get him in the right starting position rather than hanging around at the back.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • Hey boys, hey girls, superstar cyclists, here we go!
    My Men 2020 - Mark Cavendish, Ben Swift, Fernando Gaviria, Alejandro Valverde, Edvald Boassen Hagen, Zdenek Stybar, Vincenzo Nibali, Geraint Thomas.
  • Kwiato isn't racing today. Was only doing AGR and LBL
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,594
    Sarah Connoly is doing twitter based commentary - http://mixlr.com/prowomenscycling/
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,725
    Why those odds on Gerrans when OGE are riding for Albasini (a FF favourite I recall :D)

    Love to be proved wrong, but Purito ain't firing on all cylinders at the moment.

    Martin seems keen...
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,744 Lives Here
    Albasini at 200/1 on paddy power
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,594
    Girls/women back together with 30ish km to go, 3 climbs left.

    BoysIIMen have 80ish to go
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ddraver wrote:
    Girls/women back together with 30ish km to go, 3 climbs left.

    BoysIIMen have 80ish to go


    Are Boyz II Men riding? Or is it the End of the Road for them?
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,594
    I sense that's a great pun, but I just was never into BoyzIIMen...

    10 to go for the girls, Carmen Small has a small gap in front of the usual suspects
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • philbar72philbar72 Posts: 2,216
    Maybe Valverde, I'd kinda like him not to win, I think this one has Dan Martin as a winner if he positions himself well enough.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,594
    Anna van der Breggen wins on the Muur, Evelyn Stevens 2nd.

    The Rabbo Liv domination continues...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,744 Lives Here
    One race a year you always think the strongest rider won.
  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,320
    Valvverde better win given his team are doing all the work.
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,725
    ddraver wrote:
    I sense that's a great pun, but I just was never into BoyzIIMen...

    ach... one sweet day...
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,021
    Frank Schleck CB break. Zubeldia also involved.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    Trek team pile up - 3 down and Frank Schleck looks to have done his collarbone
  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,320
    theyre fairly shifting in the break still
  • onyourrightonyourright Posts: 509
    One of the French Eurosport commentators tore into Schleck for frequently taking unnecessary risks while moving around in the peloton. Does he really do that or just fall off at the drop of a hat?

    And I have a second question for you all. Why does Movistar not believe in aero helmets?
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,423
    One of the French Eurosport commentators tore into Schleck for frequently taking unnecessary risks while moving around in the peloton. Does he really do that or just fall off at the drop of a hat?

    And I have a second question for you all. Why does Movistar not believe in aero helmets?

    A lot of them don't ride the canyon aero bike either.
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,744 Lives Here
    One of the French Eurosport commentators tore into Schleck for frequently taking unnecessary risks while moving around in the peloton. Does he really do that or just fall off at the drop of a hat?

    And I have a second question for you all. Why does Movistar not believe in aero helmets?

    Catlike don't do one - just a cover for the normal mixino helmet.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,744 Lives Here
    Guess what, they probably don't make much difference when you're in the middle of the peloton...!
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