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Ronde van Vlaanderen 2019 ***spoilers***

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  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,318
    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.
  • ContrelaMontreContrelaMontre Posts: 3,027
    Just catching up with the Cycling Podcast analysis of the race and I think they've called it completely wrong. Bettiol put in a searing attack at one of the key climbs and got a gap over the favourites. He didn't escape quietly in a lull in the action or was aided by a crash amongst the favourites.

    The reason they didn't catch him on the run in was because they wouldn't work together, but that always happens regardless of who is up the road.

    Rule No.10 // It never gets easier, you just go faster
  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 1,975
    Just catching up with the Cycling Podcast analysis of the race and I think they've called it completely wrong. Bettiol put in a searing attack at one of the key climbs and got a gap over the favourites. He didn't escape quietly in a lull in the action or was aided by a crash amongst the favourites.

    The reason they didn't catch him on the run in was because they wouldn't work together, but that always happens regardless of who is up the road.

    They dont like it when it doesn’t go to plan. I do though, it’s one of the best things in sport when a disregarded underdog beats the big guns.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,328
    Yeah, I thought their interpretation was wrong, it wasn't the race I was watching anyway. Bettiol did a big attack and subsequently all the riders inc GVA have said they were not able to follow.

    However we are all entitled to our opinions I suppose. I don't think they said that just because they didnt like a non favourite winning, that's not a normal thing for them.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,422 Lives Here
    Keisse calling sky tactics out for racing to the front of climbs and then blocking it up from 120-60km out.
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,843
    Keisse calling sky tactics out for racing to the front of climbs and then blocking it up from 120-60km out.

    That's cos they're knackered once they get there. Every year they tow the field around in the early to mid stages then disappear when it matters. They should've learned by now that it doesn't work for them.
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
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