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Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne 2019 *Spoilers*

blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,218
edited March 2019 in Pro race
Not sure whether KBK merits it's own thread, should be tagged onto Het Nieuwsblad, on just stuck in the SSR thread.
So probably best to err on the side of safety from any moaning about not spoilering the result.

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Helling km +/km - Length Average
1 Volkegemberg 33.3/167.8 1000 m 5.00%
2 Eikenmolen 47.9/153.2 350 m 5.90%
3 Onkerzele berg 68.3/132.8 2100 m 4.00%
4 La Houppe 83.8/117.3 1880 m 4.80%
5 Kanarieberg 89.3/111.8 1000 m 7.70%
6 Kruisberg 96.7/104.4 1800 m 4.80%
7 Hotond 98.5/102.6 2700 m 3.10%
8 Cote du Trieu 106.7/ 94.4 1260 m 7.00%
9 Oude Kwaremont 116.5/ 84.6 2200 m 4.00%
10 Kluisberg 123.3/ 77.8 1100 m 6.00%
11 Tiegemberg-Vossenhol 139.5/ 61.6 750 m 5.00%
12 Holstraat 143.8/ 57.3 1000 m 5.20%
13 Nokereberg 151.4/ 49.7 350 m 5.70%


The current weather is rather wet, which we like, no?
"Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,218
    It took over an hour for a breakaway to get up the road.
    7 riders: Cort (Astana), Naesen (Lotto-Soudal), Ligthart (Direct Energie), Turgis (Vital Concept), De Winter (Wanty-Gobert), Kirsch (Trek) & Jarrier (Arkéa)
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 4,990
    Echelon splits everywhere on the Eurosport coverage.
  • slim_boy_fatslim_boy_fat Posts: 1,810
    Race split to pieces with echelons forming.
  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,400
    Looks like a Sportive. Riders all over the place.
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,218
    Cobrelli a big casualty, too.
    Nice of DQS to wait for live coverage before blowing the race into bits. :)
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,400
    There are some bloody ugly helmets being used this season.
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,218
    edited March 2019
    Ian Stannard doing major damage over the Kwaremont.
    Taking 2 Q Step and Stijn Vandenberg with him.
    Deja vu?
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 1,975
    Now this is a race!
  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 1,975
    Stannard is great to watch. He looks like he’s on the limit and nothings going to break him away from the front of the race.
  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 3,359
    Stannard is great to watch. He looks like he’s on the limit and nothings going to break him away from the front of the race.

    I don't know what the cobbles did to him as a child, but he certainly looks like he's trying to get some revenge. It's not an elegant cycling style but it's weirdly compelling.
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,843
    Gweeds wrote:
    There are some bloody ugly helmets being used this season.

    Add glasses to that list as well...
    Half man, Half bike
  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,400
    You’re watching that Bora rider as well?
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • jgsijgsi Posts: 5,038
    Gweeds wrote:
    There are some bloody ugly helmets being used this season.

    Which ones? Anything from POC and Giro on my list.
  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 1,975
    Stannard is great to watch. He looks like he’s on the limit and nothings going to break him away from the front of the race.

    I don't know what the cobbles did to him as a child, but he certainly looks like he's trying to get some revenge. It's not an elegant cycling style but it's weirdly compelling.
    Haha totally
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,843
    Gweeds wrote:
    You’re watching that Bora rider as well?

    Yep...100% i presume.
    Half man, Half bike
  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 1,975
    Stannard is great to watch. He looks like he’s on the limit and nothings going to break him away from the front of the race.

    I don't know what the cobbles did to him as a child, but he certainly looks like he's trying to get some revenge. It's not an elegant cycling style but it's weirdly compelling.
    Haha totally

    He’s just been popped
    Off the back of jungels
  • ShutupJensShutupJens Posts: 1,373
    Grim day. Lovely watch! Little escape off the front of G1, two Jungels taking two Astana with him looks like
  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,400
    JGSI wrote:
    Gweeds wrote:
    There are some bloody ugly helmets being used this season.

    Which ones? Anything from POC and Giro on my list.

    The Lotto ones. POC obviously. Giro Aether is lovely but can’t see them much today.

    Basically the aero ones (The Evade is nice though).

    Jungels hammer time. Long day in the office for Lotto to get Dylan back on.
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 3,359
    Jungels is looking utterly unbothered on this climb.
  • ShutupJensShutupJens Posts: 1,373
    The bunch is looking pretty thin now, not sure if this will end in a common or garden sprint
  • jgsijgsi Posts: 5,038
    Gweeds wrote:
    JGSI wrote:
    Gweeds wrote:
    There are some bloody ugly helmets being used this season.

    Which ones? Anything from POC and Giro on my list.

    The Lotto ones. POC obviously. Giro Aether is lovely but can’t see them much today.

    Basically the aero ones (The Evade is nice though).

    Jungels hammer time. Long day in the office for Lotto to get Dylan back on.

    What’s Jungs with his Martini colours?
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,218
    I'm beginning to think that DQS have shot themselves in the foot.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • CrampeurCrampeur Posts: 1,065
    Trek completely absent from the front of the race. That's going to be a fun drive home on the bus.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,218
    Crampeur wrote:
    Trek completely absent from the front of the race. That's going to be a fun drive home on the bus.

    Apart from Alex Kirsch, you mean? :wink:
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,400
    JGSI wrote:
    Gweeds wrote:
    JGSI wrote:
    Gweeds wrote:
    There are some bloody ugly helmets being used this season.

    Which ones? Anything from POC and Giro on my list.

    The Lotto ones. POC obviously. Giro Aether is lovely but can’t see them much today.

    Basically the aero ones (The Evade is nice though).

    Jungels hammer time. Long day in the office for Lotto to get Dylan back on.

    What’s Jungs with his Martini colours?


    S-Works Evade II
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • CrampeurCrampeur Posts: 1,065
    Crampeur wrote:
    Trek completely absent from the front of the race. That's going to be a fun drive home on the bus.

    Apart from Alex Kirsch, you mean? :wink:

    censored , just noticed that :oops:
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,218
    Chase group is going to end up back in the bunch, which may well doom the breakaway and we get the usual buncho sprinto..
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 1,975
    Yep the break could go either way
  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 1,975
    Interesting to see spray lube being applied surely that would have gotmover the rotor too
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,218
    I think Sporza said that Politt had been DQF'd....
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
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