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National Champs 2017 *spoilers*

dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,254
edited June 2017 in Pro race
Alright folks, I'm swamped at work and really not digging the Tour this year.

So how about a one day race to get excited about. Loads of them. Nationals weekend in the northern hemisphere...

Isle of Man for the UK, no idea about the others. TT on Thursday, RR on Sunday. Unclear if there is live coverage.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,499
    The Netherlands, Poland and Luxembourg have their TTs today
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,373
    Strange to write off the TDF before it's even started?
  • For a taste of the British RRs on the Rock, a lil vid from last year's Manx International

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syxV-hn6C-Y
  • FocusZing wrote:
    Strange to write off the TDF before it's even started?


    Nah, I'm same as Dish

    For the first time in yonks, not planning on sauntering over for even one stage
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,373
    Out of interest what are the reasons, time, contenders...?
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,220
    FocusZing wrote:
    Strange to write off the TDF before it's even started?


    Nah, I'm same as Dish

    For the first time in yonks, not planning on sauntering over for even one stage

    I bet it ends up being amazing now...
  • yourpaceormineyourpaceormine Posts: 1,245
    Kwiato is Polish TT champ
  • yourpaceormineyourpaceormine Posts: 1,245
    Bizhigitov Kazakh TT champ. Astana 1,2,3
  • bobmcstuff wrote:
    FocusZing wrote:
    Strange to write off the TDF before it's even started?


    Nah, I'm same as Dish

    For the first time in yonks, not planning on sauntering over for even one stage

    I bet it ends up being amazing now...


    Shurrup :P
  • yourpaceormineyourpaceormine Posts: 1,245
    #NKMontferland is the hashtag for Dutch ITT. Dumoulin off at 18:54, I'm guessing that is Euro time.
    Van Vleuten took women's title.
  • yourpaceormineyourpaceormine Posts: 1,245
    And the Dutch champ is...... Dumoulin
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,718
    And the Dutch champ is...... Dumoulin

    Probably had time to stop for a...

    Sorry.
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    Kwiato is Polish TT champ

    MY MAN! Altijd.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    And the Dutch champ is...... Dumoulin

    :shock: I am shocked! Shocked I tell thee! :shock:
    Correlation is not causation.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,499
    An upset in Luxembourg as Jempy Drucker beats Bob Jungels
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • timoid.timoid. Posts: 3,133
    Salsiccia1 wrote:
    And the Dutch champ is...... Dumoulin

    Probably had time to stop for a...

    Sorry.

    :)
    It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,408 Lives Here
    RichN95 wrote:
    An upset in Luxembourg as Jempy Drucker beats Bob Jungels

    Jempy?

    What a name.
  • timoid.timoid. Posts: 3,133
    RichN95 wrote:
    An upset in Luxembourg as Jempy Drucker beats Bob Jungels

    Jempy?

    What a name.


    Jean-Pierre
    It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.
  • timoid.timoid. Posts: 3,133
    Jan Polanc Slovenian TT champion. In case anybody wants to know.
    It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.
  • takethehighroadtakethehighroad Posts: 5,990
    Timoid. wrote:
    Jan Polanc Slovenian TT champion. In case anybody wants to know.

    Isn't that Roglic's back yard?
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    Anyone seen a TV shcedule / guide for the Nationals? I can get the French on Eurosportplayer in an hour or so but I am not seeing even a youtube channel with the women's TT
  • imatfaal wrote:
    Anyone seen a TV shcedule / guide for the Nationals? I can get the French on Eurosportplayer in an hour or so but I am not seeing even a youtube channel with the women's TT


    IIRC the TTs dont tend to be shown live by anyone....
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    imatfaal wrote:
    Anyone seen a TV shcedule / guide for the Nationals? I can get the French on Eurosportplayer in an hour or so but I am not seeing even a youtube channel with the women's TT


    IIRC the TTs dont tend to be shown live by anyone....

    Saw them last year (or maybe year before) on a live youtube channel done by BC themselves
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    DC7CH15XcAUPbFC.jpg

    Claire Rose 32:11.32
    Hannah Barnes
    Elinor Archibald
  • poppitpoppit Posts: 926
    imatfaal wrote:
    DC7CH15XcAUPbFC.jpg

    Claire Rose 32:11.32
    Hannah Barnes
    Elinor Archibald
    Katie Archibald got the bronze
    Eddy Merckx EMX-3
    Dolan L'Etape
    Cougar Zero Uno
    Genesis Core 50
    Planet X TOR
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    poppit wrote:
    imatfaal wrote:
    ...

    Claire Rose 32:11.32
    Hannah Barnes
    Elinor Archibald
    Katie Archibald got the bronze

    dear oh dear - had result in front of me and hands just typed the wrong name. thanks for correcting
  • BobbinogsBobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    Looks like ITV4 and Eurosport have 1 hour highlight shows of the RR on Sunday. Cannot find live coverage ATM.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,499
    I'm not sure how exciting the British Men's race will be. I can see Kennaugh, Geoghegan Hart, Swift and maybe Cummings and Doull ride off into the distance on the first big climb (and it's pretty big), never to be seen again
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • Omar LittleOmar Little Posts: 2,010
    I'm looking forward to seeing what John Archibald can do today. Been breaking course records all season in Scotland but i think this is his first national championships. He's not a typical dual carriageway TT specialist either
  • RichN95 wrote:
    I'm not sure how exciting the British Men's race will be. I can see Kennaugh, Geoghegan Hart, Swift and maybe Cummings and Doull ride off into the distance on the first big climb (and it's pretty big), never to be seen again


    Add Blythe, Yates x 2 and Thwaites to the above obvs

    It'll follow the usual pattern of the WT riders smashing the field early to reduce it bigly. However I wouldnt assume that someone like Ian Bibby wont be able to hang with them. Bibs beat both lil Pete and Swifty in last year's Manx Int'l. He knows Snaefell Mountain, and is a very decent descender. Lawless could play his part also, tho didnt go brilliantly in the U23 TT this arvo
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