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  • slim_boy_fatslim_boy_fat Posts: 1,808
    How did he stay on!
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,610
    sh*t what a save!
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,023
    He should be riding with disc brakes
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 11,988
    Good fishtail that!
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,196
    Woah, epic save from Jakob there, very, very nearly stacked it.
    “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
    Christ man be careful
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,196
    You lot should have heard the Danish commentary from Rolf Sørensen and Chris Anker there.
    “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
    OMG, how did Fulsang save that?
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 10,941
    Liege is quite nice actually.

    Still that finish is bobbins.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,610
    What a great race..............................not. The route change was a major fail.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,196
    Get in!
    “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!
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,196
    What a great race..............................not. The route change was a major fail.

    Nah, it just needs a couple of years. And maybe a bit of sunshine. We'll see attacks going earlier next time.
    “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
    I liked the route. The one the other year in the same weather was a censored watch too remember
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Gesink broke collarbone and pelvis. Ouch.

    Good winner. Meh race. New finish is awful
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,610
    iainf72 wrote:
    Gesink broke collarbone and pelvis. Ouch.

    Good winner. Meh race. New finish is awful

    The perils of naming your Giro team months in advance.
    Roglič loses his experienced mountain support.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,610
    What a great race..............................not. The route change was a major fail.

    Nah, it just needs a couple of years. And maybe a bit of sunshine. We'll see attacks going earlier next time.

    The venerable sages over on Cyclingnews seem to think it was much better, too.
    They argue that Fuglsang would have waited until St Nick at the very earliest, so this was better because he attacked earlier. Doesn't matter that near crash aside, he never looked like getting caught.
    Bob Jungels clearly is beyond recall:

    Quick-Step’s Bob Jungels pulled off a 20km solo breakaway to win the 2018 Liège-Bastogne-Liège.
    The Luxembourger attacked on the Roche-aux-Faucons climb and managed to hold off a chasing pack of big names to clinch the 27th win of the season for the Belgian squad.


    Snap!
    :lol:
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 8,786
    edited April 2019
    Double post ignore
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 8,786
    I liked the new finish better. Bit furniture laden thou. The race suffered from a lack of tactical innovation by the leading teams still riding like the previous finish. JF saving it on the white line was wince making. Close or what.
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,839
    I liked the new finish better. Bit furniture laden thou. The race suffered from a lack of tactical innovation by the leading teams still riding like the previous finish. JF saving it on the white line was wince making. Close or what.

    Once fuglsang attacked it became clear that everyone else's leaders were knackered, probably because of the cold and rain. I reckon that's why the race was so conservative. No ones leaders had the legs to pull off anything tactical
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,348 Lives Here
    Needs some bigger hitting climbers to try it.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 8,786
    gsk82 wrote:
    I liked the new finish better. Bit furniture laden thou. The race suffered from a lack of tactical innovation by the leading teams still riding like the previous finish. JF saving it on the white line was wince making. Close or what.

    Once fuglsang attacked it became clear that everyone else's leaders were knackered, probably because of the cold and rain. I reckon that's why the race was so conservative. No ones leaders had the legs to pull off anything tactical

    You could be right. Roubaix had that attritional feel too it as well. I think the sudden change in the weather mY well have effected a lot of riders
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 8,786
    Needs some bigger hitting climbers to try it.
    Than Adam Yates and bardet?
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,809
    Needs some bigger hitting climbers to try it.
    Than Adam Yates and bardet?
    It’s all academic: the intrigue next year will be if MVdP can win his 4th Monument of the Spring against a Bernal who will have just won his first Fleche W before going for his 2nd Giro win.
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,809
    The commissaires will be assessing if being 20ft tall with lazers for eyes and breathing fire for those two fall under the UCI rules.
  • sherersherer Posts: 2,444
    Not the best race but happy for Fuglsang.

    Did he actually save it, or did the bike snap back on its own ? Had something similar myself and it certainly wasn't my skill that kept me upright
  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 1,975
    ocdupalais wrote:
    Needs some bigger hitting climbers to try it.
    Than Adam Yates and bardet?
    It’s all academic: the intrigue next year will be if MVdP can win his 4th Monument of the Spring against a Bernal who will have just won his first Fleche W before going for his 2nd Giro win.
    Haha yes this could be it.


    I thought today’s race was good, attritional and tough. Not one for those with attention deficit disorders or the need for constant easy stimulation.

    A worthy winner too.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,348 Lives Here
    Needs some bigger hitting climbers to try it.
    Than Adam Yates and bardet?

    Yeah.

    Dumolin Thomas Froome.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,196
    Needs some bigger hitting climbers to try it.
    Than Adam Yates and bardet?

    Yeah.

    Dumolin Thomas Froome.

    Is that a different Dumolin from the one that came in 50th, nearly seven minutes behind, just after Tao?
    “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!
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,348 Lives Here
    Needs some bigger hitting climbers to try it.
    Than Adam Yates and bardet?

    Yeah.

    Dumolin Thomas Froome.

    Is that a different Dumolin from the one that came in 50th, nearly seven minutes behind, just after Tao?

    Consider myself put back in my kennel
  • ShutupJensShutupJens Posts: 1,373
    Froome rode it the other year in similar conditions but is hardly ever likely to light up a one dayer is he. Think the question is how exciting do we think it's actually going to get? Dan Martin's win was pretty good but it's never going to be able to compare to a good Roubaix
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