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Scheldeprijs 2018 Wednesday 4th April *SPOILERS*

inseineinseine Posts: 5,772
edited April 2018 in Pro race
Not sure this race is worth a thread but i'm home and bored.
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Start list
http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/scheld ... tart-list/

Sky have 4 Brits; DIBBEN, DOULL, LAWLESS and STANNARD, but Dimention data have 5 South Africans. Bravo. Aqua Blue are riding which makes me happy, but it means Blythe could win which I know does not make most people happy.
Anyway Kittel is going to win.
Actually it's an all new course and cross winds are a distinct possibility so who knows?
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  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,772
    A real selection of no hopers in the lead
    Jan-Willem van Schip (Roompot), Jonas Rickaert (Sport Flanders-Baloise), Sean De Bie (Veranda's Willems-Crelen), Guillaume Van (Keirsbulck Wanty-Groupe Gobert) and Alexander Cataford (United Healthcare).
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,772
    Can't find the race on Sporza but it's on France 3 if anyones interested.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,772
    inseine wrote:
    Can't find the race on Sporza but it's on France 3 if anyones interested.

    Actually, this isn't Scheldeprijs!
  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,129
    its on eurosport
  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,129
    its on eurosport
    at 3
  • r0bhr0bh Posts: 1,448
    From Rob Hatch on Twitter: "Hearing from the race reporter that about 30 riders will be thrown off the race for jumping the level crossing. French champion Arnaud Démare among those."
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,516 Lives Here
    Everyone in this group is DQ

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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,516 Lives Here
    Hodj caught in a group behind but blowing hard.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,772
    Also out Groenewegen, Alvaro Hodeg, Kris Boeckmans and Tony Martin. PTP carnage
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,516 Lives Here
    Remaining riders:

    Kittel made the group with 3 team mates.

    QS, Jakobsen, Morkov, Stijbar are still in the main group, and Hodj behind.

    Lotto have tankin, wynants and van emnden.

    Sky have basso dibben doul lawless and somethingofski.

    Sunweb, kurn anderson theunissen

    then got interrupted by work so can't help with the rest.

    Most sprinters are gone.

    Should have put your money on Kittel.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,516 Lives Here
    My man Tankink attacks.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,772
    Apparently they DQd riders could also be fined up to 5000 SF and BANNED FOR A MONTH!
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,516 Lives Here
    Kittell has 4 teammates.

    All of whom are on the front.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,516 Lives Here
    SO kittell was in the first echelon split peloton but then got a puncture.

    Under impulse of Tony Martin they rescued his scheldeprijs.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,516 Lives Here
    Rik Zabel is in the peloton.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,516 Lives Here
    Civilian car on the road.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 13,748
    What happened?
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,081
    Joke of a race.
    The race had split into echelons and Kittel was in a group behind.
    The red lights were flashing, the barrier came down and split the lead group.
    Those who had already passed got tossed.
    Demare and Groenewegen were the first two over the rails.

    We have had a crash in the neutral zone, a crash into a parked car and now a car riding alongside Kittel's train on course.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,081
    40 riders only left in the lead group, including all of Kittel's Katusha...
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,256
    Joke of a race.
    The race had split into echelons and Kittel was in a group behind.
    The red lights were flashing, the barrier came down and split the lead group.
    Those who had already passed got tossed.
    Demare and Groenewegen were the first two over the rails.

    We have had a crash in the neutral zone, a crash into a parked car and now a car riding alongside Kittel's train on course.
    Just wait until they find out Muttley has scattered banana skins in the road and turned the road signs around.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,516 Lives Here
    After PR I think the organisers felt they had to make a bit of a stand.

    Doul in the attack with some french guy.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,516 Lives Here
    Ackerman fancies it.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,772
    Stannard and Knees out. Astana left with two.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,256
    I assume after the race the FdJ riders will tweet that another rider pushed Demare over the train tracks.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,516 Lives Here
    ideal scenario for katusha with 2 out in front.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,772
    Doull takes off gilet, leaves on ludicrously long socks.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,516 Lives Here
    Beginning to rain.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,772
    Bauhaus and EBH DQd. looking good for Kittel (and my PTP)
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,081
    inseine wrote:
    Bauhaus and EBH DQd. looking good for Kittel (and my PTP)

    I've switched it off and am now enduring Kirby.
    It's hard to watch at the best of times, but today it just looks like a 1.1 race, with a cash flow problem.
    Had the likes of Demare and Groenewegen just slammed the anchors on, I wonder if we would have had a mass pile up all over the tracks with a train coming..... :shock:
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,772
    Had the likes of Demare and Groenewegen just slammed the anchors on, I wonder if we would have had a mass pile up all over the tracks with a train coming..... :shock:

    I think they had time and a moto had stopped to warn them, though I'd need to see it again.
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