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  • Great rides from Sunweb men and women.

    They've got really good chances in mens iTT and RR as well, Dumoulin, Kelderman, Matthews
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

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  • RichN95 wrote:
    Thomas ok for the TTT but not the ITT or Road Race?
    I dare say he could knock out a time trial if they were desperate, but they're not. He wouldn't be competitive so I doubt he's terribly enthused at the prospect of battling to 15th position (at best). On the other hand he's fit enough to contribute properly to a TTT team that will challenge for a medal.

    16:56:09 CEST

    Froome is looking round. He wants to wait for Thomas. But Thomas can't match the pace, and they must forge on without him.

    Went well then ;)
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,236
    RichN95 wrote:
    Thomas ok for the TTT but not the ITT or Road Race?
    I dare say he could knock out a time trial if they were desperate, but they're not. He wouldn't be competitive so I doubt he's terribly enthused at the prospect of battling to 15th position (at best). On the other hand he's fit enough to contribute properly to a TTT team that will challenge for a medal.

    16:56:09 CEST

    Froome is looking round. He wants to wait for Thomas. But Thomas can't match the pace, and they must forge on without him.

    Went well then ;)
    In hindsight they should have picked Poels instead. But everything's easy with hindsight.
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  • andyracandyrac Posts: 567
    awavey wrote:
    Salsiccia1 wrote:
    As for Tom Pidcock - I'd keep him doing cross if only because it might stop BC turning him into a pursuiter.

    Word

    well Cycling Weekly have him signing for Team Wiggo

    http://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racin ... ins-351117

    Hmm, how is that going to work? His 2 year contract with Telenet-Fidea (Trek) starts on Oct 1st....


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  • RichN95 wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:
    Thomas ok for the TTT but not the ITT or Road Race?
    I dare say he could knock out a time trial if they were desperate, but they're not. He wouldn't be competitive so I doubt he's terribly enthused at the prospect of battling to 15th position (at best). On the other hand he's fit enough to contribute properly to a TTT team that will challenge for a medal.

    16:56:09 CEST

    Froome is looking round. He wants to wait for Thomas. But Thomas can't match the pace, and they must forge on without him.

    Went well then ;)
    In hindsight they should have picked Poels instead. But everything's easy with hindsight.

    Just goes to show that the climb free ToB was shiite preparation for the worlds.
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  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,308
    My Team Sky pick certainly didn't pan out! You should have taken that bet, Rich! :D
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  • Dumolin v Froome in this TT is the first skirmish of TDF2018
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  • andypandyp Posts: 8,572
    AndyRAC wrote:

    Hmm, how is that going to work? His 2 year contract with Telenet-Fidea (Trek) starts on Oct 1st....

    His contract with Telenet-Fidea is for cyclocross only I understand.
  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    Impressive looking course and a good turnout today. Already better than last year
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,654
    RonB wrote:
    Impressive looking course and a good turnout today. Already better than last year

    Could hardly be worse...

    Looks like a nice place, and as you say good crowds. Nice to see.
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  • philbar72philbar72 Posts: 2,228
    philwint wrote:
    No tri spokes for Sky - is that because of the one that disintegrated?
    heavier for the climb... probably.
  • Junior women:
    First rider off the ramp; an Italian, takes the lead.
    Last rider off the ramp: an Italian, the only rider to beat her.
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  • Junior women:
    First rider off the ramp; an Italian, takes the lead.
    Last rider off the ramp: an Italian, the only rider to beat her.

    Pfeiffer Georgi in 7th - Am I correct in thinking that she is a first year junior?
  • Woohoo!
    Mikkel Berg takes the title in the mens u23 ITT :-)

    That tops Soren Kragh winning with Sunweb yesterday.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • Pidcock man, that lad is ridiculous.
  • The real deal for sure.
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  • Pidcock is definitely The Future.

    Adds the jnr ITT world championship to an already stunning multidisciplinary palmares.

    2017: Cross World, European and National jnr champion, Paris-Roubaix jnr winner, National jnr champion in the scratch. Also the national crit champion - in the elite class.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • No way am I backing against him doing the double on Sat. No bloody way.
  • No way am I backing against him doing the double on Sat. No bloody way.

    In the interview after winning he said he was working for the team on Saturday.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • slim_boy_fatslim_boy_fat Posts: 1,810
    edited September 2017
  • NervexProfNervexProf Posts: 4,202
    Pidcock is definitely The Future.

    Adds the jnr ITT world championship to an already stunning multidisciplinary palmares.

    2017: Cross World, European and National jnr champion, Paris-Roubaix jnr winner, National jnr champion in the scratch. Also the national crit champion - in the elite class.


    This brings his career wins to 118 !
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  • No way am I backing against him doing the double on Sat. No bloody way.

    In the interview after winning he said he was working for the team on Saturday.


    May be riding for Fred Wright...
  • That road rash of Dolan's beats my Goose Gate. Ouchy :shock:
    Correlation is not causation.
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,277
    Pidcock is definitely The Future.

    Adds the jnr ITT world championship to an already stunning multidisciplinary palmares.

    2017: Cross World, European and National jnr champion, Paris-Roubaix jnr winner, National jnr champion in the scratch. Also the national crit champion - in the elite class.

    And winner of the Junior Tour of Wales...
  • okgookgo Posts: 4,368
    And he would have been national road champ if not for a surprise late attack that caught everyone out...I think he finished 2nd to Louis.
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  • timoid.timoid. Posts: 3,133
    Why is Mullen not riding the ITT?
    It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.
  • A beer for Bergen 2017

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    Correlation is not causation.
  • And yeah but no to Annemiek's short length.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • A beer for Bergen 2017

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  • Imposter wrote:
    Pidcock is definitely The Future.

    Adds the jnr ITT world championship to an already stunning multidisciplinary palmares.

    2017: Cross World, European and National jnr champion, Paris-Roubaix jnr winner, National jnr champion in the scratch. Also the national crit champion - in the elite class.

    And winner of the Junior Tour of Wales...

    The biggest of them all, imo. :D
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