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Ronde van Vlaanderen 2019 ***spoilers***

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  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,134
    What do you know? Looks like My Man MvdP is genuinely back in it :shock:
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,615
    Dead Astana rider on the Kwaremont. :P
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • ShutupJensShutupJens Posts: 1,373
    Really, really don't like the CCC helmets. Especially in gold
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,615
    Paterberg.
    MvdP is in the 3rd group at 35".
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • ShutupJensShutupJens Posts: 1,373
    Gilbert way down the field now, QS looking light on numbers. Who wants to bring these 3 back?
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,196
    Sorry, got temporarily overwhelmed by a Cecilie Uttrup interview. She's is absolutely perfect. Love her to bits :-)

    What's happening?
    “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’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 3,526
    Nice Canyon advert on ES featuring MvDP & his grandfather, a certain R Poulidor, plus cameos from Valverde.
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,134
    Sorry, got temporarily overwhelmed by a Cecilie Uttrup interview. She's is absolutely perfect. Love her to bits :-)

    What's happening?
    MvdP crashed hard and is fighting back atm Cancellara style
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,615
    The Koppenberg.
    MvdP is going to get stuck with the walkers.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,615
    MvdP has bridged!
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • slim_boy_fatslim_boy_fat Posts: 1,808
    Incredible!
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,196
    Why is Kasper riding on the front three? Don't get that.
    “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’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • ShutupJensShutupJens Posts: 1,373
    No walkers! Plenty of grip, plenty of room for wobbling about too. Big splits over the top though
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,134
    Kom op Mathieu!
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,615
    They need to crank up the excitement as I have almost finished my beer. :D
    Van Baarle cruised up the Koppenberg.........

    MvdP now sitting just behind Sagan.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • ShutupJensShutupJens Posts: 1,373
    This looks really, really hard. Grimaces all round as Van Baarle makes it across! van der Poel with some incredible legs
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,369 Lives Here
    Big group for 230km under the belt.

    No wind, good weather.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,319
    Van Baarle splitting the front group a bit
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,615
    Launch time and MvdP is right at the front.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,319
    Vandenburgh is getting dropped
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,196
    Boonenberg coming up
    “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’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,615
    Wot?
    The Taaienberg cancelled?
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,319
    Trek Segafredo DS "van der poel back at the front oh my god" - awesome
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,196
    Wot?
    The Taaienberg cancelled?

    Boonen probably not happy.
    “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’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,615
    How can I put this? There are an awful lot of water boys still around to run interference.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,196
    Wot?
    The Taaienberg cancelled?

    Boonen probably not happy.
    “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’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,615
    Everybody waiting for hellingen 16 and 17...
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,196
    OK, I may hae done too mch tramadol (Belgian beer).
    I'm confused
    “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’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • ShutupJensShutupJens Posts: 1,373
    Sep no longer taking turns, bunch dawdling and not losing any ground. Big John Dangleknob takes it up
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,839
    Luke Rowe isn't looking in great shape at the minute.

    This has been a strange one so far
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