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Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,129
edited April 2019 in Pro race
Im starting to yearn....
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  • jgsijgsi Posts: 5,038
    My £20 annual Black Friday Eurosport sub awaits , quite like the constant skiing, however.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
    Three weeks to the Tour down under....
  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,129
    ah yes the australian training camp, followed by a trip to the sand pit, before you know it theyll be doing paris niece or Tirreno then Milan San Remo,

    A few weeks of semi classics and the new classic Strada Bianchi and then BOOOM peak season.

    cant wait.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
    TdU, whatever you think it’s nice to see all the new team kit
  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,129
    inseine wrote:
    TdU, whatever you think it’s nice to see all the new team kit

    I never see it though cause its on Sky. Eurosport is the home of cycling .
  • Not sure Sky even have it anymore!
  • Not sure Sky even have it anymore!

    Last year most folks in the UK could watch the race, as it was shown on Freesports.
    Hopefully, it will be the same, this year.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,129
    Not sure Sky even have it anymore!

    Last year most folks in the UK could watch the race, as it was shown on Freesports.
    Hopefully, it will be the same, this year.


    Ahh thats good to know, ill look out for it. Anyway my new season plans are laid, im well up for it
  • ShutupJensShutupJens Posts: 1,373
    The bay crits can be something of an entertaining watch if you're desperate.

    Watching them always used to help me kick start my training for the new season
  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,129
    ShutupJens wrote:
    The bay crits can be something of an entertaining watch if you're desperate.

    Watching them always used to help me kick start my training for the new season

    where do i find those?
  • ShutupJensShutupJens Posts: 1,373
    SBS Cycling Facebook Page has them streamed live - the videos stick around on there. I love cyclocross but I am a bit sick of watching it now so this is some welcome relief
  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,129
    yes its time for proper cycling again.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 61,040 Lives Here
    So what implications do the transfers have on the favourites?

    I presume we are now all writing off Terpstra at Direct Energie.

    Those QS boys will chase him down like a greyhound chasing a fake rabbit.
  • Got all excited there thinking the classics were just around the corner but nah, Omloop is March innit? Ages away! :cry:
  • philbar72philbar72 Posts: 2,228
    So what implications do the transfers have on the favourites?

    I presume we are now all writing off Terpstra at Direct Energie.

    Those QS boys will chase him down like a greyhound chasing a fake rabbit.

    Still think he’ll influence one of the bigger races. Doubt he will win.
  • timoid.timoid. Posts: 3,133
    So what implications do the transfers have on the favourites?

    I presume we are now all writing off Terpstra at Direct Energie.

    Those QS boys will chase him down like a greyhound chasing a fake rabbit.

    But the greyhounds never catch the rabbit...
    It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.
  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,129
    So what implications do the transfers have on the favourites?

    I presume we are now all writing off Terpstra at Direct Energie.

    Those QS boys will chase him down like a greyhound chasing a fake rabbit.

    I hope they do, but when he's away he's away, it might mix up tactics a bit. (or not)
  • joey54321joey54321 Posts: 1,297
    So what implications do the transfers have on the favourites?

    I presume we are now all writing off Terpstra at Direct Energie.

    Those QS boys will chase him down like a greyhound chasing a fake rabbit.

    Depends if he can handle the pressure of being a big fish in a little pond. With QuickStep all the pressure is spread amongst all the riders, if one falters they know the team will still go home with the win one way or another. Some riders like 100% of the pressure and focus and others seem to crumble.
  • ShutupJensShutupJens Posts: 1,373
    More top riders in teams which aren't QS can only improve the racing imo. Mathieu van der Poel, Wout Van Aert will both have a lot of pairs of eyes on them, as will Terpstra and you can't ignore Dangleknob anymore either after his win at the tour. Very excited for what's to come
  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,129
    ShutupJens wrote:
    More top riders in teams which aren't QS can only improve the racing imo. Mathieu van der Poel, Wout Van Aert will both have a lot of pairs of eyes on them, as will Terpstra and you can't ignore Dangleknob anymore either after his win at the tour. Very excited for what's to come

    This exactly
  • Don't know if this is a good place to post but seems as good a place as any.

    https://heartbeats.dk/podcast/cykelstje ... a-brosten/

    40min chat between Terpstra and Brian Holm (in English). Doesn't give a whole lot away but decent listen nonetheless. Seems pretty happy-go-lucky. If he never wins another big race again you get the feeling he'd be happy enough... maybe he's just putting it on though.

    (Source: https://twitter.com/inrng/status/1081912722030280706)
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 61,040 Lives Here
    Excellent!!!

    Thanks Hans


    Terpstra has never seen himself as a top top rider.

    When he first won DDV he said “for some this isn’t a big fish but for me it’s a big fat fish”

    Presumably he now wants to maximise the earning potential from his palmares.
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,609
    Just love Terpstra!
    PTP Champion 2019
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 61,040 Lives Here
    Don't know if this is a good place to post but seems as good a place as any.

    https://heartbeats.dk/podcast/cykelstje ... a-brosten/

    40min chat between Terpstra and Brian Holm (in English). Doesn't give a whole lot away but decent listen nonetheless. Seems pretty happy-go-lucky. If he never wins another big race again you get the feeling he'd be happy enough... maybe he's just putting it on though.

    (Source: https://twitter.com/inrng/status/1081912722030280706)

    So Boonen and Terpstra don’t/didn’t usually use power meters when training.
  • Making me want to watch A Sunday In Hell again.
  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,129
    Making me want to watch A Sunday In Hell again.

    NOOOO resist, it wont help.

    i cant believe thats in my head now. I'll watch it tonight
  • Making me want to watch A Sunday In Hell again.

    NOOOO resist, it wont help.

    i cant believe thats in my head now. I'll watch it tonight

    Need to fill the void somehow!!
  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,129
    ok it wasnt as good as i remembered.

    and is it just me or did gears sound better back in the day?
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 61,040 Lives Here
    Excellent!!!

    Thanks Hans


    Terpstra has never seen himself as a top top rider.

    When he first won DDV he said “for some this isn’t a big fish but for me it’s a big fat fish”

    Presumably he now wants to maximise the earning potential from his palmares.

    €1m, apaz (according to Friebe)
  • effilloeffillo Posts: 257
    Currently counting the days until classics season. Off to Flanders this year to ride and then spectate, not sure what's going to be a bigger test of endurance, the sportive or the day on the beer!
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