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Volta a Catalunya *spoilers*

Richmond Racer 2Richmond Racer 2 Posts: 4,698
edited April 2017 in Pro race
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,127
    Cor, what a great preview. :lol:
    Stage1:-
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    The TTT stage. First 4 over the line for the time taken, not 5.
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    The rest in order:-
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    13_2017_4.jpg
    13_2017_5.jpg
    13_2017_6.jpg
    13_2017_7.jpg

    That's my twopence worth.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,648 Lives Here
    Oof. Toughie this year.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,648 Lives Here
    Martin on twitter complaining that 3rd on a stage is only worth 50th on GC - saying it promotes negative racing.

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  • Cor, what a great preview. :lol:



    :oops: :oops:
  • smithy21smithy21 Posts: 2,204
    Looking forward to this for the broadcasting masterclass by the Spanish hosts.
  • yourpaceormineyourpaceormine Posts: 1,245
    smithy21 wrote:
    Looking forward to this for the broadcasting masterclass by the Spanish hosts.

    So a fixed camera on the finish line and not much else then?
  • yourpaceormineyourpaceormine Posts: 1,245
    Apparently there is a breakaway with a 2 min advantage over the peleton. Peleton currently enjoying the contents of their musettes.

    No idea of names or numbers of riders involved.
  • yourpaceormineyourpaceormine Posts: 1,245
    edited March 2017
    Break now 40s. Nibali jr, Rolland, Affonso and Nazaret(?)
  • MechanismMechanism Posts: 895
    ASO are involved with the TV coverage so it could be OK, assuming that was referring to this year.
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,357
    Mechanism wrote:
    ASO are involved with the TV coverage so it could be OK, assuming that was referring to this year.

    How any TV company can cover cycling and not put a simple graphic in the top left hand corner counting down the number of kms to the finish is beyond me.
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,357
    And right on cue, they pop it up.
  • yourpaceormineyourpaceormine Posts: 1,245
    Bol and Domont were out in front, about to be swept up by peloton. 25km to go.

    It's CK (&Magnus) commentating, so my telly is on mute. 6Music are not giving race updates surprisingly
  • yourpaceormineyourpaceormine Posts: 1,245
    10km to go. 4 Sky on the front. Groomed not one of those. G 3rd wheel. Stringing it out a bit
  • yourpaceormineyourpaceormine Posts: 1,245
    7km to go. 6 Sky leading it out, Cofidis and Lotto Soudal on their coat tails
  • yourpaceormineyourpaceormine Posts: 1,245
    5to go. Gautier attacks
  • yourpaceormineyourpaceormine Posts: 1,245
    3km to go. Gautier reeled in, sprinters' teams battling it out
  • yourpaceormineyourpaceormine Posts: 1,245
    2km. Little Pete goes
  • yourpaceormineyourpaceormine Posts: 1,245
    Final km. Pete caught. Greipel 4th wheel. Maverick there too
  • yourpaceormineyourpaceormine Posts: 1,245
    Photo Nacer and ?
    Greipel boxed in
  • tight finish
  • yourpaceormineyourpaceormine Posts: 1,245
    FDJ rider takes it by looks of it Cimolai
  • Richmond Racer 2Richmond Racer 2 Posts: 4,698
    edited March 2017
    ooh well done FDJ and Cimolai

    also fun seeing li'l Pete putting in that dig
  • bouhanni will be pissed off
  • bouhanni will be pissed off



    SAD :wink:
  • yourpaceormineyourpaceormine Posts: 1,245
    ooh well done FDJ and Cimolai
    Agreed. Have an irrational dislike of Nacer. No idea why, think I just don't like the cut of his jib.
  • ooh well done FDJ and Cimolai
    Agreed. Have an irrational dislike of Nacer. No idea why, think I just don't like the cut of his jib.


    Same.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,277
    ooh well done FDJ and Cimolai
    Agreed. Have an irrational dislike of Nacer. No idea why, think I just don't like the cut of his jib.
    It's the cut on his eyebrow - the universal sign of a wrongun.
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  • andypandyp Posts: 8,357
    I like Bouhanni, sprinters should be a bit ballsy and full of self confidence, and he is. Somewhat contrarily though, I like it when he gets beaten by FDJ riders other than Demare. It must really p!ss him off.
  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,856
    andyp wrote:
    I like Bouhanni, sprinters should be a bit ballsy and full of self confidence, and he is. Somewhat contrarily though, I like it when he gets beaten by FDJ riders other than Demare. It must really p!ss him off.

    The problem for him though is that if you are a bit cocky and aggressive, but don't back it up with results, then you just end up looking like a bit of a be!lend.
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,357
    milton50 wrote:
    The problem for him though is that if you are a bit cocky and aggressive, but don't back it up with results, then you just end up looking like a bit of a be!lend.

    53 pro wins at the age of 26, including 5 GT stages would suggest that he does back it up with results.
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