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Tirreno-Adriatico 2017 *Spoilers*

dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,982
edited March 2017 in Pro race
May as well this this one on the road.

Starts this afternoon with a TTT.

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  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,544
    Nice race, but for me the highlight is that it has the best trophy in cycling. Perhaps in all sport.

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    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • Perfect for eating a large sausage

    *sideways look to camera*
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,277
    Perfect for eating a large sausage

    *sideways look to camera*
    A Tirreno-Adriatico win is perfectly accompanied by a win in the Tour of Austria

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    Twitter: @RichN95
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 11,838
    Ever year I think that this race should be reintroduced to PTP then forget to mention it at the time.
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,544
    Perfect for eating a large sausage

    *sideways look to camera*

    Like this?

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    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,544
    RichN95 wrote:
    Perfect for eating a large sausage

    *sideways look to camera*
    A Tirreno-Adriatico win is perfectly accompanied by a win in the Tour of Austria

    other1.jpg

    Don't forget the beer

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    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,982
    TheBigBean wrote:
    Ever year I think that this race should be reintroduced to PTP then forget to mention it at the time.

    Yeah. I thought about it. The precedent, broadly but not always adhered to, with PTP seems to be to avoid doubling up. Will keep in mind for next year. Personally I'd also add in the two Canadian WT races.

    Though it does just end up being a question of finding people/time to do the scoring.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,129
    Kirby busy Sebing and Siing for all he's worth...............................which is not a lot.

    Movistar break out of the WT team cluster to take a half minute lead.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,129
    Moscon's wheel just exploded. :shock:
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • bluemoon17bluemoon17 Posts: 732
    Bad crash for Moscon of Sky- fortunately doesn't take anybody else out.
  • BobbinogsBobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    Cripes! Looks like that wheel just crumpled. Was that drain cover just coincidental though?? Surely it couldn't/shouldn't have caused that.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,129
    Thomas's and Landa's GC hopes out of the window. A minute and a half lost.
    Much road rash for Moscon.
    Carbon eh? great but it does do that from time to time.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • OOOOF
  • CrampeurCrampeur Posts: 1,065
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    "Yup, just checking...yep, it's definitely censored ."
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,136
    /\ brilliant advert for those wheels...
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,785
    Moscon's wheel just exploded. :shock:

    Undoubtedly caused by a heavy heart from all the negative press lately.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,277
    This confuses me. Surely with Sky's attention to detail nothing could ever go wrong ever. At least that's what the media tell me.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,129
    BMC a class apart again.
    More than a few GC hopes bite the Tuscan tarmac on day one.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,982
    I'm assuming that the force from the magnets in the wheel are what ripped it apart...
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,277
    According to Thomas three Sky riders had wheel problems
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  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,544
    RichN95 wrote:
    According to Thomas three Sky riders had wheel problems

    I thought all the Sky riders had wheel problems. Wheel problems with TUEs, wheel problems with PR...
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • kleinstrokerkleinstroker Posts: 2,133
    :D

    That was surreal
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,648 Lives Here
    :D

    That was surreal

    Surwheel?
  • EnacheVEnacheV Posts: 235
    "Moscon was the first one, and he took out Kiri of the back," Thomas explained. "Then it happened again, and there was only four of us left, so we had to wait. It felt like forever; we were freewheeling for a couple of kilometres. We just had to wait for the fifth guy.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 25,690
    Carbon wheels.. aren't they shoot?
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,648 Lives Here
    So today T-A is more interesting than P-N.

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    The classic 200+km pre-MSR warm up stage.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,648 Lives Here
    7 man break: Hugo Houle (Ag2r La Mondiale), Davide Ballerini, Raffaello Bonusi (Androni – Sidermec), Mirco Maestri (Bardiani – CSF), Alan Marangoni (Nippo – Fantini), Charles Planet (Team Novo Nordisk).
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,648 Lives Here
    We're all agreed it's Sagan or GvA for this one?
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,136
    Some excellent names in the break today - Charles Planet sounds like a superhero.
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