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Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic 2017 **Spoilers**

imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
edited August 2017 in Pro race
Hat-tip to those riding the Sportive.

The Classic

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Forget Angliru, Alpe d'Huez, and Passo Giau - today the valiant competitors must conquer the infamous Box Hill

A clearer but still not very good view of the profile
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Norbury Blue

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Some Surrey dignitaries and London Cows

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  • kleinstrokerkleinstroker Posts: 2,133
    Excellent. Who won?
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    To join in the spirit of the thread here are some local horses:

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    And some Not So Pretty Roads™

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    Correlation is not causation.
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 9,606
    Anyone know who the main commentator was on freeview\interactive?

    Assuming we will get Brotherton on BBC1.
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  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,369
    Daniel B wrote:
    Anyone know who the main commentator was on freeview\interactive?

    Assuming we will get Brotherton on BBC1.

    Brotheton on Bbc1 currently with Cav
    Millar on moto.
    Edit: and Rochelle Gilmore
    Jill Douglas with Cav And Boardman on red button (not sure what is going on with red button, seems to be showing prerecorded stuff ATM)
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 9,606
    Mad_Malx wrote:
    Daniel B wrote:
    Anyone know who the main commentator was on freeview\interactive?

    Assuming we will get Brotherton on BBC1.

    Brotheton on Bbc1 currently with Cav
    Millar on moto.
    Edit: and Rochelle Gilmore
    Jill Douglas with Cav And Boardman on red button (not sure what is going on with red button, seems to be showing prerecorded stuff ATM)

    Indeed, enjoying Millar on the motorbike.

    Not heard the chap on freeview earlier, didn't get to hear him for long enough, but seemed ok - was on with Brian Smith.
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,200
    The Tour is back. Excellent!

    Let's celebrate.

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    Been out for lunch and a small libation, so catching up a few minutes behind.

    Team Sky seem to have the hammer firmly down.
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  • r0bhr0bh Posts: 1,594
    Pete Kennaugh on the attack with a QuickStep rider
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    I reckon David Millar used some of his Castelli/Bugati money to get insider Sky information. That was very impressive prognostication.
  • r0bhr0bh Posts: 1,594
    r0bh wrote:
    Pete Kennaugh on the attack with a QuickStep rider

    Matteo Trentin is the QS. And Darryl Impey of Orica has joined them.
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 4,350
    Box pimple now. Likely to all cone back together
  • jimmythecuckoojimmythecuckoo Posts: 4,558
    This is barely a race, let alone a classic.
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,369
    edited July 2017
    Sitting on the sofa after short hilly ride, downpour (that I would have missed if I hadn't attempt 25% finale in last mile which broke chain), Strava sync failure, and Belgian recovery beers.
    Zzzzzzz
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,369
    Dorset Boy wrote:
    Box pimple now.

    At least Boardman acknowledged this.
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,369
    MM junior just went past window riding a unicycle for first time. Lidl rebellion purchase by me several years back (mrs mm - "you do not need a unicycle!!!"
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,220
    Surprised Sky were so keen to get the break back with 80k to go.
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,369
    edited July 2017
    Interesting here the difference between the Olympic ride in and this. Everyone pretty much gave up with only a slightly bigger gap, with Gb (essentially sky) trying to catch vino and Canc (edit: group)
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,369
    edited July 2017
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  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    Mad_Malx wrote:
    Interesting here the difference between the Olympic ride in and this. Everyone pretty much gave up with only a slightly bigger gap, with Gb (essentially sky) trying to catch vino and Canc.

    Cannot remember the weather then - but the tailwind means they are doing 55-65km/h; pretty negates the benefits of the peletons numbers
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,566
    This is barely a race, let alone a classic.

    Disagree, it's given some of the best one day racing in the last few years and today can still go either way. The route always looks like a dead cert for a bunch gallop but I think we're about 50-50 on breakaway to sprint wins.
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,566
    The Millar moto camera really gives you an idea of the speed they're going.
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    Pross wrote:
    This is barely a race, let alone a classic.

    Disagree, it's given some of the best one day racing in the last few years and today can still go either way. The route always looks like a dead cert for a bunch gallop but I think we're about 50-50 on breakaway to sprint wins.

    Yeah agree; now they are in the houses the tailwind stops being so effective - and if the other teams get to the front; gonna be close. I reckon catch 4-5km to go
  • thegibdogthegibdog Posts: 2,106
    Really not a fan of Millar being taken up and down the peloton on the moto.
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,566
    Only Katusha really seem worried. Sunweb come and help out now and then, it's either some good poker by other teams or they aren't convinced about their sprinters' chances.
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,566
    thegibdog wrote:
    Really not a fan of Millar being taken up and down the peloton on the moto.

    I'm not sure he's a fan, he told the pilot to get a move on when they were catching him on one occasion.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,200
    The most disappointing aspect for me are the crowds, or rather lack of them.
    Not that the race was ever fashionable among the Surrey set, but it's as if the novelty has worn off.
    Looking at the stage of Poland, today and there significantly more spectators there, then here.
    I find that surprising.


    Or maybe I am harshly judging the S of E against Yorkshire?
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  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    Brinkmanship over - other teams are moving to front. Too little too late?
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,200
    Kristoff wins what was a really censored sprint.
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  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    All that Katusha work paid off. Serious amount of team work there to pull back. Nice one Kristoff
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,566
    Kristoff had to win that. Not exactly an A list of sprinters though, Sep in 4th! Very small peloton.
  • smithy21smithy21 Posts: 2,204
    Not a lot to get excited about there.
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