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Vuelta Stage 16 *Spoilers*

TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 13,240
edited September 2016 in Pro race
A profile made for Meersman, but I'd imagine after the weekend they will all want a break and another rest day, so will be very happy to see a breakaway stay away.

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  • Will we get some of this?

    ERgZ24.gif

    Probably not but...
    Correlation is not causation.
  • Nairo not the quickest descender is he? So let's hope.
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,657
    Nairo not the quickest descender is he? So let's hope.

    Will he end up like this if he tries the Froome special?

    https://twitter.com/roadcc/status/772693013629853696
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,197
    Er... I do recall Nairo winning the Giro on a descent...
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,657
    dish_dash wrote:
    Er... I do recall Nairo winning the Giro on a descent...

    When everyone else stopped riding - arf
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • dish_dash wrote:
    Er... I do recall Nairo winning the Giro on a descent...
    I don't recall him descending well without someone to follow. Which giro was that by the way?
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,197
    dish_dash wrote:
    Er... I do recall Nairo winning the Giro on a descent...
    I don't recall him descending well without someone to follow. Which giro was that by the way?

    2014
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,305
    dish_dash wrote:
    dish_dash wrote:
    Er... I do recall Nairo winning the Giro on a descent...
    I don't recall him descending well without someone to follow. Which giro was that by the way?

    2014
    Didn't he descend following a commissaire waving a red flag?
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • RichN95 wrote:
    dish_dash wrote:
    dish_dash wrote:
    Er... I do recall Nairo winning the Giro on a descent...
    I don't recall him descending well without someone to follow. Which giro was that by the way?

    2014
    Didn't he descend following a commissaire waving a red flag?

    I think so. Tbf that northern descent of the Stelvio is sketchy, the surface was terrible in 2014.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • dish_dash wrote:
    dish_dash wrote:
    Er... I do recall Nairo winning the Giro on a descent...
    I don't recall him descending well without someone to follow. Which giro was that by the way?

    2014


    *cough* *descent neutralised but not in Senor Quintana' earpiece*
  • dish_dash wrote:
    dish_dash wrote:
    Er... I do recall Nairo winning the Giro on a descent...
    I don't recall him descending well without someone to follow. Which giro was that by the way?

    2014


    *cough* *descent neutralised but not in Senor Quintana' earpiece*

    I think he overtook the commissaire didn't he?
    Correlation is not causation.
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,197
    dish_dash wrote:
    dish_dash wrote:
    Er... I do recall Nairo winning the Giro on a descent...
    I don't recall him descending well without someone to follow. Which giro was that by the way?

    2014


    *cough* *descent neutralised but not in Senor Quintana' earpiece*

    I think he overtook the commissaire didn't he?

    No issues with his descending then if he did that in the snow/wet...
  • ProssPross Posts: 28,322
    I don't think a 1000m descent over 50km is going to be problematic. That profile makes it look like something it's not!
  • Pross wrote:
    I don't think a 1000m descent over 50km is going to be problematic. That profile makes it look like something it's not!

    Shhhhhhh don't ruin the suspense.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • dish_dash wrote:
    dish_dash wrote:
    dish_dash wrote:
    Er... I do recall Nairo winning the Giro on a descent...
    I don't recall him descending well without someone to follow. Which giro was that by the way?

    2014


    *cough* *descent neutralised but not in Senor Quintana' earpiece*

    I think he overtook the commissaire didn't he?

    No issues with his descending then if he did that in the snow/wet...

    There's nothing 'wrong' with his descending. He's just not as fast as some of the other GC guys as he's Teeny Tana.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,197
    Can I register a protest against that nickname? :evil:
  • dish_dash wrote:
    dish_dash wrote:
    Er... I do recall Nairo winning the Giro on a descent...
    I don't recall him descending well without someone to follow. Which giro was that by the way?

    2014


    *cough* *descent neutralised but not in Senor Quintana' earpiece*

    I think he overtook the commissaire didn't he?


    Let he/she who hasn't sped past a commie waving a red flag on a descent, cast the first stone :D
  • dish_dash wrote:
    Can I register a protest against that nickname? :evil:


    NON.
  • dish_dash wrote:
    Can I register a protest against that nickname? :evil:

    It does make him sound like an incontinence pad I have to say. :lol:
    Correlation is not causation.
  • dish_dash wrote:
    dish_dash wrote:
    Er... I do recall Nairo winning the Giro on a descent...
    I don't recall him descending well without someone to follow. Which giro was that by the way?

    2014


    *cough* *descent neutralised but not in Senor Quintana' earpiece*

    I think he overtook the commissaire didn't he?


    Let he/she who hasn't sped past a commie waving a red flag on a descent, cast the first stone :D

    That would be Jeremy and John then. :D
    Correlation is not causation.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 13,240
    Currently globe trotting horses on Eurosport. Clearing things have changed since the 2008 Olympics as they are in Beijing.
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,197
    TheBigBean wrote:
    Currently globe trotting horses on Eurosport. Clearing things have changed since the 2008 Olympics as they are in Beijing.

    Here you can read about British dominance in the dressage while you watch then
    http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/ ... s-dressage
  • Nairo not the quickest descender is he? So let's hope.

    it's not exactly a descent... it goes on for 30 Km or so
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,197
    dish_dash wrote:
    Can I register a protest against that nickname? :evil:


    NON.

    He's MY MAN and you can't call him that... *stomps feet*
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,305
    According to my Twitter feed, Astana are leading the peloton at the moment. Have they been paid off by Movistar today?
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    RichN95 wrote:
    According to my Twitter feed, Astana are leading the peloton at the moment. Have they been paid off by Movistar today?

    Etixx I think. They're riding for Meersman.
  • Nairo not the quickest descender is he? So let's hope.

    it's not exactly a descent... it goes on for 30 Km or so

    Yeah, I blame ATC for posting the Froome gif, got carried away
  • Nairo not the quickest descender is he? So let's hope.

    it's not exactly a descent... it goes on for 30 Km or so

    Yeah, I blame ATC for posting the Froome gif, got carried away

    Sorry. And yes it isn't really a descent. It's a bit like Sestriere to Pinerolo, if the wind is blowing up the valley it's actually hard work.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 13,240
    dish_dash wrote:
    TheBigBean wrote:
    Currently globe trotting horses on Eurosport. Clearing things have changed since the 2008 Olympics as they are in Beijing.

    Here you can read about British dominance in the dressage while you watch then
    http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/ ... s-dressage

    I haven't. This was show jumping though.

    Cycling is now on Eurosport.
  • Simon Yates has inspected some Spanish tarmac.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
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