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rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,323 Lives Here
edited April 2018 in Pro race
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A tasteless Belgian poster to kick it off.
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  • andypandyp Posts: 8,398
    Tasteless? That is a modern classic.
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,398
    More importantly, no Pippo at Flanders. Wilier-Selle Italia were denied a wildcard.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,323 Lives Here
    Entirely fair, no?
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,309
    andyp wrote:
    Tasteless? That is a modern classic.

    Absolutely brilliant isn't it
  • Entirely fair, no?

    Pozzato was 8th last year at Flanders (first non WT rider), but may well have been his last hurrah.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,323 Lives Here
    He cycled passed me going up the Steenbeekdries during the cyclosportive.

    Could have carried a full glass of water on his back. Just wasn't moving apart from his legs and going forward chuffing fast.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,196
    Entirely fair, no?

    I reckon so. He's 36, hasn't had a podium for 5 years there and hasn't actually won anything on cobbles since Harelbeke in 09 and Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in 07. Got a top ten last year, but....meh. Not like the rest of the Wilier team look likely to set the race on fire either. Their biggest headlines the last few years have been positives in the very negative sense.
    “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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  • Not sure what the thinking is of moving Dwars door Vlaanderen to the Wednesday before RvV - as discussed on the Cycling Podcast - especially given the clash with 3 Days of De Panne?
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,323 Lives Here
    Not sure what the thinking is of moving Dwars door Vlaanderen to the Wednesday before RvV - as discussed on the Cycling Podcast - especially given the clash with 3 Days of De Panne?

    AFAIK 3 days de panne is not owned by 'Flanders classics' whereas DdV and RvV both are.

    I think the firm wants control of as much of the build up as they can.
  • Not sure what the thinking is of moving Dwars door Vlaanderen to the Wednesday before RvV - as discussed on the Cycling Podcast - especially given the clash with 3 Days of De Panne?

    AFAIK 3 days de panne is not owned by 'Flanders classics' whereas DdV and RvV both are.

    I think the firm wants control of as much of the build up as they can.

    Fair point.
  • On instagram this morning.

    @poseursport

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  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,129
    On instagram this morning.

    @poseursport

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    HAHAHAH brilliant :)
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,521
    On instagram this morning.

    @poseursport

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    The flag a couple of years ago was better though

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  • I think it's a take off the back of the flag. I was going to link the flag as well but couldn't remember when it was from.
  • Not sure what the thinking is of moving Dwars door Vlaanderen to the Wednesday before RvV - as discussed on the Cycling Podcast - especially given the clash with 3 Days of De Panne?

    AFAIK 3 days de panne is not owned by 'Flanders classics' whereas DdV and RvV both are.

    I think the firm wants control of as much of the build up as they can.

    Initially, I would expect both races are going to suffer a drop in quality on the startline.
    De Panne up against it in the long term.
    Not good.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,521
    Not sure what the thinking is of moving Dwars door Vlaanderen to the Wednesday before RvV - as discussed on the Cycling Podcast - especially given the clash with 3 Days of De Panne?

    AFAIK 3 days de panne is not owned by 'Flanders classics' whereas DdV and RvV both are.

    I think the firm wants control of as much of the build up as they can.

    Initially, I would expect both races are going to suffer a drop in quality on the startline.
    De Panne up against it in the long term.
    Not good.
    I imagine that Flanders Classics would be looking to put De Panne under financial pressure with a view to buying it.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Sagan isn't riding KBK this year.
  • philbar72philbar72 Posts: 2,228
    Entirely fair, no?

    I reckon so. He's 36, hasn't had a podium for 5 years there and hasn't actually won anything on cobbles since Harelbeke in 09 and Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in 07. Got a top ten last year, but....meh. Not like the rest of the Wilier team look likely to set the race on fire either. Their biggest headlines the last few years have been positives in the very negative sense.
    Mareczko (got that wrong didn't I). bit too good for pro conti, and possibly good enough for world tour is really their only star nowadays. makes caleb ewan and cav look like wind breaks when sprinting.
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,839
    De panne had been reduced to 1 day. Stupid uci.
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • gsk82 wrote:
    De panne had been reduced to 1 day. Stupid uci.

    Yup.
    As expected, lack of big team interest cited.

    http://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racin ... 018-368260

    Way to go, UCI.
    Kill off established races that have a lot of public interest. Promote races in places where there is zero interest.
    Shakes head in disbelief.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • r0bhr0bh Posts: 1,450
    Geraint Thomas to ride Paris-Roubaix (but not Flanders it seems)

    https://www.teamsky.com/article/thomas- ... to-roubaix
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,323 Lives Here
    r0bh wrote:
    Geraint Thomas to ride Paris-Roubaix (but not Flanders it seems)

    https://www.teamsky.com/article/thomas- ... to-roubaix

    TdF prep innit.
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    r0bh wrote:
    Geraint Thomas to ride Paris-Roubaix (but not Flanders it seems)

    https://www.teamsky.com/article/thomas- ... to-roubaix

    TdF prep innit.

    Aye. Sky need a leader for the Tour.
  • philbar72philbar72 Posts: 2,228
    joelsim wrote:
    r0bh wrote:
    Geraint Thomas to ride Paris-Roubaix (but not Flanders it seems)

    https://www.teamsky.com/article/thomas- ... to-roubaix

    TdF prep innit.

    Aye. Sky need a leader for the Tour.

    Won't be him. too crashy...
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,023
    Nibs riding Flanders...
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,132
    Who places higher? Nibs or Sep Vanmarcke? :wink:
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,323 Lives Here
    dish_dash wrote:
    Nibs riding Flanders...

    Lad.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,647
    E3 poster - https://twitter.com/WestemeyerSusan/sta ... 8944574464

    (Don't see the fuss myself, dancing cowgirl I suppose...)
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • timoid.timoid. Posts: 3,133
    ddraver wrote:
    E3 poster - https://twitter.com/WestemeyerSusan/sta ... 8944574464

    (Don't see the fuss myself, dancing cowgirl I suppose...)

    It's silly stuff. But no need for the outrage.
    It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,521
    ddraver wrote:
    E3 poster - https://twitter.com/WestemeyerSusan/sta ... 8944574464

    (Don't see the fuss myself, dancing cowgirl I suppose...)
    I can't see a problem with poster itself. I suppose Westemeyer also gets outraged by Toy Story.
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