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Shoot Small Races 2017 *May contain spoilers*

yourpaceormineyourpaceormine Posts: 1,245
edited October 2017 in Pro race
Can't find a 2017 flavour of this thread. Mods please merge if it already exists.

Great Ocean Race is currently on Eurosport. Seb Henao looking leaner than I remember him, seems in relatively good form. 27 km to go. Henao attack has led to 3 out front 22" advantage
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  • 5 out front Henao,Woods, Durbridge, Denis,Restrepo have 13"
  • 18km to go, all back together, minor attacks going off and being brought back. 3km to go to the climb
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,493
    You do know this race happened last weekend, don't you? I won't spoil the ending for you.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • Oh censored and censored . Very red faced. Thanks, please don't spoil it.
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,369
    I was beginning to wonder if I was watching last year's at the weekend.
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,843
    edited March 2017
    Whilst Sunday is sorted for cycling excitement, let's not forget this lovely little gem on Saturday...

    Volta Limburg

    It has become a BMC vs Jumbo event in recent years, but it tackles some of the Amstel Gold route and the sportive the day after is cracker. Find a seat in one of the bars in Eijsden High Street for the start and finish and be entertained all day, or pop out to somewhere like the Gulperberg and feel their pain. Grass roots pro cycling.
    Half man, Half bike
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,364 Lives Here
    Ridgerider wrote:
    or pop out....Gulpenberg and feel their pain. g.

    :lol:
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,843
    Freudian slip...

    Go out to the Gulperberg to watch their pain, whilst drinking the local brew, Gulpener Bier (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulpener_Brewery)
    Half man, Half bike
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,214
    Lovely little race is the Limburg Volta.
    They have a women's race, this year too.
    Both live on the local tv channel, from 10am, with a couple of half hour gaps, mid races.

    Can be easily watched on the net, too:-

    http://l1-live.nl/live-l1-tv/

    So, if anyone needs a pre Ronde apero......
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • sherersherer Posts: 2,450
    does De Panne fall under this thread ? Can't see a thread for that race at the moment
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,709
    sherer wrote:
    does De Panne fall under this thread ? Can't see a thread for that race at the moment

    A fair bit of discussion in this thread;

    viewtopic.php?f=40002&t=13076089
  • sherersherer Posts: 2,450
    andyp wrote:
    sherer wrote:
    does De Panne fall under this thread ? Can't see a thread for that race at the moment

    A fair bit of discussion in this thread;

    viewtopic.php?f=40002&t=13076089

    Thanks, hadn't signed up to that thread
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,214
    Until this season, Laurent Pichon had never won a race above 2.2 in his eight year career.
    Today, he notched up his third win in under two weeks, by taking the Route Adélie de Vitré.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,843
    Volta Limburg from 3 years ago...easy access to the stars!

    A stick thin Laurens ten Dam
    33761175645_50f4b4fc91_z.jpg

    Kelderman setting his tyre size on his bike computer
    33720308696_c4eedb3b7d_z.jpg
    Half man, Half bike
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,214
    The L1 live tv and streaming schedule:-
    11:00
    Volta Limburg Classic
    12:45
    L1 Wielercafé voorbeschouwing seizoen Live
    13:15

    Volta Limburg Classic
    14:30
    Voorbeschouwing Volta Limburg Classic live
    14:45
    Volta Limburg Classic
    17:30
    :D
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • The L1 live tv and streaming schedule:-
    11:00
    Volta Limburg Classic
    12:45
    L1 Wielercafé voorbeschouwing seizoen Live
    13:15

    Volta Limburg Classic
    14:30
    Voorbeschouwing Volta Limburg Classic live
    14:45
    Volta Limburg Classic
    17:30
    :D



    That you for this service, Saddles, you are doing the cycling Lord's work :D
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,214
    GP Miguel Indurain live here with 48kms to go.
    Team Sky riding this one with Henao and Kwiatkowski. :wink:

    http://www.eitb.eus/eu/kirolak/zuzenean ... 1490888991
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • pottsstevepottssteve Posts: 4,043
    Ridgerider wrote:
    Volta Limburg from 3 years ago...easy access to the stars!

    A stick thin Laurens ten Dam
    33761175645_50f4b4fc91_z.jpg

    Kelderman setting his tyre size on his bike computer
    33720308696_c4eedb3b7d_z.jpg



    Marco Canola ( Nippo Vini Fantini) wins this year's men's race from a break of 3 who went clear on the Camerig with about 70km to go. Easy sprint in the end up the slightly sloping cobbled main street of Eijsden. Maybe not a classic edition, but classic, crappy Dutch spring weather. :)
    Head Hands Heart Lungs Legs
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,843
    Evening/morning/afternoon Steve...so that will be a win for my favourite hi-vis De Rosa bike then.
    Half man, Half bike
  • pottsstevepottssteve Posts: 4,043
    Ridgerider wrote:
    Evening/morning/afternoon Steve...so that will be a win for my favourite hi-vis De Rosa bike then.

    (late) evening is the right one - 23.30!

    You're not the only one who likes the De Rosa. Apparently the team had a couple of bikes stolen from their hotel overnight :roll: It's bl00dy rough around Maastricht. :)

    Nice photos of Laurens the Wolf Man. For a blast from the past here's a link to some shots from the 2011 version, when the weather was a touch nicer:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] ... 582961354/

    Off to bed so I can stay up for tomorrow's main event!
    Head Hands Heart Lungs Legs
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,214
    Simon Yates romps away to win the GP Miguel Indurain from Michael Woods in second and Segio Henao, third..
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • pottsstevepottssteve Posts: 4,043
    Today's winner in Limburg:
    C8VndxdXkAEE5BE.jpg

    Top 10:

    C8VlZxKWsAAsGaV.jpg
    Head Hands Heart Lungs Legs
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 3,055
    Simon Yates romps away to win the GP Miguel Indurain from Michael Woods in second and Segio Henao, third..


    Thanks for the link up thread. I turned it on to see kyrienka pulling about 8 guys off the front then continue to be on the front for about 15k. Then whenever there was an attack everyone else sat up to wait for him to catch back up to do the chasing. Very odd!
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • NervexProfNervexProf Posts: 4,202
    Last 10k of Yates' win - http://www.cyclingfans.com/node/27246
    Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom
  • Kiryienka!

    :shock:


    I swear he could power an entire small but perfectly formed country
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,214
    I don't know about Good Friday, but Easter Monday just got better.

    The best 1.1 race in the World, the Tro Bro Leon is live on the Eurosport player (one of the auxiliary feeds) from about 2pm this afternoon.
    Also on France 3 Bretagne from 1-20pm, so there should be the odd grey feed around as well.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mechanismmechanism Posts: 891
    Plus Giro del Trentino/Tour of the Alps on BIKE Channel at 1:30.
  • I don't know about Good Friday, but Easter Monday just got better.

    The best 1.1 race in the World, the Tro Bro Leon is live on the Eurosport player (one of the auxiliary feeds) from about 2pm this afternoon.
    Also on France 3 Bretagne from 1-20pm, so there should be the odd grey feed around as well.

    you can't hide that in here!!
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,214
    Nibali unable to convert all his team's work in Croatia, today.
    He couldn't respond to Kristijan Durasek's late sprint and had to sit up and lose 3 seconds.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,220
    Rutland Cicle Classic this weekend - usually a good race, just saw on JSCL's twitter you can bid to be in the Kuota team car:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/182535609658

    Would be pretty cool!
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