From Siena to Il Lombardia: 4 Italian race *Spoilers*

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  • TheBigBean
    TheBigBean Posts: 20,809

    What's Cavendish up to? I see he's not riding although perhaps Colbrelli is a better bet in any case.

    He's busy not sprinting in the Tour of Poland, isn't he?
    You're right. Crashed on stage one.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,114

    Matteo Trentin quite badly cut up after falling asleep at the handlebars.
    Looks as if he's quitting.

    He looked surprisingly keen to call it a day without any obvious signs of a more serious issue.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,114

    Who the f@ck put Carlton on MSR can this pandemic get any worse

    Is it me or has he been a bit toned down today? I've only watched for about an hour but I haven't been screaming for him to shut up so far.
  • Pross said:

    Who the f@ck put Carlton on MSR can this pandemic get any worse

    Is it me or has he been a bit toned down today? I've only watched for about an hour but I haven't been screaming for him to shut up so far.
    Give him time.
    It's not exactly been action packed.

    Poland on the other hand.....
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,199
    Run into the Cipressa - very fast. Alaphilippe rushing back through the peloton following a badly timed puncture.
  • Danny van Poppel tastes tarmac
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • salsiccia1
    salsiccia1 Posts: 3,725
    Eurosport playing a blinder with the advert timing :|
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,198

    They've only got 60 miles to go... pretty sure the bike racing is better than the cricket tho 😜

    This game of cricket is getting quite tense to be fair.
  • Oh look, Caleb Ewan can't climb a speed bump again.
    How he can win tough uphill sprint finishes, I sometimes wonder....
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • 50x11
    50x11 Posts: 408
    Ewan out the back. group have slowed pace, Podgar gave a decent dig.
  • 50x11
    50x11 Posts: 408
    Gaviria gone as well.
  • Fernando can hear the death drums....
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  • 50x11
    50x11 Posts: 408
    "They've become good friends, you can see that from some of the background stuff we've produced. Their team Bora."

    On Oss and Sagan.


    The man is a moron.
  • 50x11
    50x11 Posts: 408
    Oss ended up solo after downhill.

    Viviani and bennet still up there.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,199
    Smart move for Bora
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,199
    QS burnt a lot (Jungels) getting Oss within sight
  • 50x11
    50x11 Posts: 408
    Moscon and Stybar gone
  • 50x11
    50x11 Posts: 408
    edited August 2020
    Wout Van Aert wins
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,114
    What a superb finish. Alaphilippe and WvA so calm with the group closing. WvA edges it.
  • gweeds
    gweeds Posts: 2,574
    Superb finish that. Couple of classy riders there.

    That won’t be WVA’s last monument.
    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.
  • salsiccia1
    salsiccia1 Posts: 3,725
    Great finish, that
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • Van Aert is a bigger and better version of Alaphilippe.
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  • 50x11
    50x11 Posts: 408
    WvA was so good there, Alaphilippe throwing his bike around from the top of the Poggio, VA was so composed. Wonderful end to the race.
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,528
    Good race that
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,544
    Mega jumbo ... Having it
    "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
  • Loved that finish. Alaphilippe's descending was a bit hairy though, wasn't it? When Van Aert joined him it was like one of those analysis segments where they show you two riders side by side to illustrate the difference.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,114
    Smashed it up the Poggio and no sprinters could hold on. I know it's not a difficult climb (other than hitting it with 300k in your legs) but it amazes me to see them go up so fast they barely make the corners.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,199
    Smart to not go so deep following Alaphilippe up the Poggio...
  • salsiccia1
    salsiccia1 Posts: 3,725
    I thought WvA might have panicked and gone early in the sprint with the bunch closing, but he timed it brilliantly. He's some rider, that boy
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,460
    Alaphilippe's puncture might have lost him that, had to work hard to get back on. Cracking finish from WvA.
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