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  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,350
    Jesus Christ.
    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.
  • dabberdabber Posts: 1,702
    Bloody hell! Amazing. I can't believe that just happened.
    “You may think that; I couldn’t possibly comment!”

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  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 4,007
    Wow! Amazing finish!
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 4,007
    Wow! Amazing finish!
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,003
    Well it is Easter.

    Wow.

    :shock: :shock: :shock:
    “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!
  • slim_boy_fatslim_boy_fat Posts: 1,810
    That was nuts!
  • ShutupJensShutupJens Posts: 1,373
    That was special. That boy is special
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 55,960 Lives Here
    Well it is Easter.

    Wow.

    :shock: :shock: :shock:

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  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,656
    Bloody hell :shock:

    That boy is going to win hundreds of races.
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,782
    Genuinely amazing. No one saw the two being caught let alone that finish. The french commentators were not happy.
  • ShutupJensShutupJens Posts: 1,373
    Spent all afternoon kicking myself for stickig £15 each way on him. Attacks from too far out, too good to be true, here he's come undone and his legs weren't there like they were at Brabanste. Then that happens
  • Best finish I've ever seen live.
    "A cyclist has nothing to lose but his chain"

    PTP Runner Up 2015
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,003
    Well it is Easter.

    Wow.

    :shock: :shock: :shock:
    “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!
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,656
    inseine wrote:
    Genuinely amazing. No one saw the two being caught let alone that finish. The french commentators were not happy.

    You'll forgive me if my heart's not bleeding for them...
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • ShutupJensShutupJens Posts: 1,373
    Salsiccia1 wrote:
    inseine wrote:
    Genuinely amazing. No one saw the two being caught let alone that finish. The french commentators were not happy.

    You'll forgive me if my heart's not bleeding for them...

    Of course. Seeing Alaphillipe look across and just stop sprinting.. that was gold
  • alanparsonsalanparsons Posts: 529
    ShutupJens wrote:
    Spent all afternoon kicking myself for stickig £15 each way on him. Attacks from too far out, too good to be true, here he's come undone and his legs weren't there like they were at Brabanste. Then that happens

    If "attacks from too far out" is his only fault then good on him.
    He basically started his sprint with 6km to go, dragged a dozen others behind him and still won.
    Absolutely fantastic.

    P.S.
    I guess the usual trolls will be along soon to tell us all about his family history and the fact he is probably"on the juice", but b*llocks to them, that was bloody great.
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 4,007
    Wow! Amazing finish!
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,782
    EF are having a cracking spring. Long may it last. On the other hand Sky miss out again, even Kwia some how ended up nowhere.
  • cruffcruff Posts: 1,518
    F*ck
    Ing
    Hell
    Fat chopper. Some racing. Some testing. Some crashing.
    Specialising in Git Daaahns and Cafs. Norvern Munkey/Transplanted Laaandoner.
  • ShutupJensShutupJens Posts: 1,373
    ShutupJens wrote:
    Spent all afternoon kicking myself for stickig £15 each way on him. Attacks from too far out, too good to be true, here he's come undone and his legs weren't there like they were at Brabanste. Then that happens

    If "attacks from too far out" is his only fault then good on him.
    He basically started his sprint with 6km to go, dragged a dozen others behind him and still won.
    Absolutely fantastic.

    P.S.
    I guess the usual trolls will be along soon to tell us all about his family history and the fact he is probably"on the juice", but b*llocks to them, that was bloody great.

    Oh yeah of course - even if the legs weren't there and he dribbed in 15th he still animated the race, but then to go and win it. Bonkers
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,986
    Exaggerated time gaps really added to the men's and women's racing today
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  • Fair play, great finish.
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,839
    Imagine if race radios were banned, we might get finishes like that more often!
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  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 1,975
    OMFG
  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 1,975
    Dodgy family history though
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 17,909
    Wacky races.
    Not sure what was the more jaw droppingly ridiculous. MvdP dragging that group all the way and then out sprinting them, or flipping Si Clarke getting second.
    Alaphillipe out sprinted by Fuglsang too.
    All very surreal.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • ShutupJensShutupJens Posts: 1,373
    Wacky races.
    All very surreal.

    100%

    Watching the highlights back, even knowing the outcome it doesn't really make sense.. it was all over and then when Kwiatek got across everything just went tits up. New route gets a big thumbs up from me
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,312
    Super dumb hubris attack from My Man MvdP from 42k out. Then didn't have the legs to go with Alaphilippe 10k later. Was able to recover and cyclo cross across, but a good directeur sportif ought to tell him to not try and Cancellara it, but rather stick with Alaphilippe and only follow a different move much closer to the finish (if Alaphilippe doesn't attack). He has the best sprint off of most reduced groups, so it makes no sense to go hero mode and possibly miss the winning move.

    Miracle finish and great race. MvdP is the total package, but today his game plan was off regardless of the miracle finish. Closing that gap was legendary nonetheless.
    PTP Champion 2019
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,273
    Ridgerider wrote:
    Imagine if race radios were banned, we might get finishes like that more often!
    This race showed that radios just give riders information and possibly advice, but ultimately they make the decisions.
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  • arnufarnuf Posts: 81
    M.R.M. wrote:
    Super dumb hubris attack from My Man MvdP from 42k out. Then didn't have the legs to go with Alaphilippe 10k later.

    Anyone with a sensible mind knows the Gulperberg is the worst place to go. Still it was fun to see all the other teams not knowing how to react.
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