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BinckBank Tour...Spoiler Alert!

ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,813
edited August 2017 in Pro race
And we are up and running in the "The Most Beautiful Chipper in the World"tm.

What is there not to like...its all the Spring Classics but with sunshine and no wind.

And not forgetting, you saw them here first...Golden Kilometers.
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  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    I just switched to commentary free feed to avoid CK wittering on about the golden kilometres. 45 mins I managed to last - not bad endurance
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    25.5km to go - lead group have 1:49
    en tête
    McNally
    Reinders
    Allegaert
    De Vreese
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    Sagan sneaks it by a whisker from Bauhaus
  • What a boring sprint shambles and Kirby to boot.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,263
    An interesting collection of riders finishing right at the back of the peloton today. The last 15 filled with GC contenders and TT specialists. So it looks like the weather will be best for the early starters tomorrow.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • Can someone explain the golden kilometre please?
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,263
    All the TT specialists went off early and Stefan Kung leads. With a couple of hours in the hot seat ahead of him, he's settling in.

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  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    RichN95 wrote:
    An interesting collection of riders finishing right at the back of the peloton today. The last 15 filled with GC contenders and TT specialists. So it looks like the weather will be best for the early starters tomorrow.

    Good call there. Bodnar went out in okish weather - it is looking really vile now.

    Josh van Emden 13 seconds down on Bodnar after getting lost and having to retrace steps

    Kueng in hot seat with 10:58
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    Can someone explain the golden kilometre please?

    3 x bonus second sprints in one kilometre - no sprint jersey points just bonus time
  • imatfaal wrote:
    Can someone explain the golden kilometre please?

    3 x bonus second sprints in one kilometre - no sprint jersey points just bonus time

    OK, cool. Get it now. Thanks.
  • RichN95 wrote:
    An interesting collection of riders finishing right at the back of the peloton today. The last 15 filled with GC contenders and TT specialists. So it looks like the weather will be best for the early starters tomorrow.

    Smart move on their part.
    If Kung reads as fast as he rides he can finish that book, just so long as the comfy armchair doesn't give him lead eyelids.
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  • That will be our Becky responding to Carlton's sausage dog course description, no doubt.
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  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    what's the cut-off for a short TT? Kung at 658secs - Demarre at 768secs - 110seconds down on leader; over 16% down.
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,778
    Only a brief victory interview, but Kung seems like a top bloke...
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,263
    imatfaal wrote:
    what's the cut-off for a short TT? Kung at 658secs - Demarre at 768secs - 110seconds down on leader; over 16% down.
    Time trials are generally 25% I think
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  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    RichN95 wrote:
    imatfaal wrote:
    what's the cut-off for a short TT? Kung at 658secs - Demarre at 768secs - 110seconds down on leader; over 16% down.
    Time trials are generally 25% I think

    Ah - I just hated the way Demare coasted the last section and then started a bit of effort after the line.

    edit: Just found La Vuelta rules - whacking great +35% cutoff on ITT and 40% on TTT (probably more likely if you get shelled from teammates early - but not this edition with only 13km)
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    New Eurosportplayer? Seems ok - but don't like the limited playback time; I regularly wanted to either go back to an incident or pause for 10-15 mins whilst doing something else.
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,778
    Kittel is such a whoopsie.
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,981
    Just been reading up on Stage 5. Sounds like it should be good day of racing...

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  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,813
    It's Amstel Gold day...
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  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    Boom!
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    Lars Boom f/b Sagan fb GVA
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,813
    Gosh...

    My Man wins

    My Man leads the race

    My Man gets me 6 PTP points

    Eat dust Sagan!
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,263
    Lars seemed upset with someone.
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  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,813
    The dutch press?
    Rick Chasey?
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  • ProssPross Posts: 25,338
    Does the winner get a Binckety Bank cheque book and pen (80s cultural reference - ask your parents kids).
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,098
    ^had to think for a while - god that was awful (terry wogan rip).
  • arnufarnuf Posts: 78
    ridgerider wrote:
    The dutch press?
    Rick Chasey?

    Team left him out of Vuelta.
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,813
    Odd time to tell someone that, mid race.
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  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    Rory Sutherland
    Dylan van Baarle T
    ony Martin
    Pieter Weening
    Alexis Gougeard
    Tao Geoghegan Hart

    Group have 3 and a half minutes with sixty three km to go
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