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Ronde van Vlaanderen Sunday 18th October 2020 *Spoilers*

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  • Sean Kelly has nipped down to the local telephone box to do his commentary.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 62,553 Lives Here
    EF have a good team.

    Sporza getting the message across - stay at home watch it on the telly
  • Exciting. Not sure I have way to watch. Keep posting to a maximum please.

    No excuses @rick_chasey - I'd invite myself round if I wasn't out of town
  • Exciting. Not sure I have way to watch. Keep posting to a maximum please.

    No excuses @rick_chasey - I'd invite myself round if I wasn't out of town

    Here you go.

    https://tiz-cycling-live.io/live.php
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Awesome. Thank you blazing. I used to know where all these links were but it's been a while.
  • Commentary now from Phil Gilbert and Carlton Kirby: The ultimate sublime and ridiculous.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,867

    I'm please that no one has criticised my inclusion of Vanmarcke as five stars. I realise this is probaly due to it not being read or no one bothering to post about it, but I'm taking it as acceptance.

    I automatically interpreted it as "stars if they don't get a mechanical". Without that adjustment he's one star at most. So basically, he's one star.
    “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!
  • Just switched it on with greeted with my first kirbyism.

    Jesus Christ what a moron.

    He's put his hand down the barrel to pull out a ticket but will it be a ticket to ride.
  • Couple of attempts at a break so far but nobody able to agree who’s allowed up the road yet.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,507
    got up early went out for an hour. called it a ride. odd watching flanders this time of year?
    "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
  • ProssPross Posts: 32,909
    What time is the anticipated finish? I need to get out for a couple of hours running but hoping to catch the key action from lunchtime.
  • 6 man break has gone, peloton sat up and let them go, heading towards 2 mins gap.

    Gregor Mühlberger (Bora-Hansgrohe)
    Samuele Battistella (NTT Pro Cycling)
    Danny van Poppel (Circus-Wanty Gobert)
    Gijs Van Hoecke (CCC Team)
    Dimitri Peyskens (Bingoal-Wallonie Bruxelles)
    Fabio Van Den Bossche (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise)
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,507
    edited October 2020
    i am not sure 2pm? no maybe closer to 3pm
    "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: 12,507
    race settled down break away
    "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
  • Oh, with their usual mastery of tactics Cofidis seem to have a rider stuck on their own in the no mans land between the break and the bunch.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,867

    Oh, with their usual mastery of tactics Cofidis seem to have a rider stuck on their own in the no mans land between the break and the bunch.

    If only there were a World Champs in potato hunting for them.
    “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!
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,669
    edited October 2020


    Gijs Van Hoekce(CCC Team)

    Oooh, Memories of a very hazy Gent 6 evening with a Disgruntled Goat....
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 62,553 Lives Here
    edited October 2020
    Pross said:

    What time is the anticipated finish? I need to get out for a couple of hours running but hoping to catch the key action from lunchtime.

    3pm U.K. time
  • gweeds said:

    Eurosport are splitting coverage with the men’s, women’s and Giro. Live from 0840.

    Awesome thanks.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,507

    gweeds said:

    Eurosport are splitting coverage with the men’s, women’s and Giro. Live from 0840.

    Awesome thanks.
    Didn't the women's race catch the men's once ...or was that the Het?
    "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
  • ProssPross Posts: 32,909
    edited October 2020
    Thanks, knocked my run on the head as I've got a sore throat. Just watching - man down.
  • ProssPross Posts: 32,909
    Dan Lloyd and Adam Blythe on commentary. Breath of fresh air!
  • ProssPross Posts: 32,909
    Spoke to soon!

    Side on shots making it look like quite a few riders have started building their hibernation timber, guess it's just clothing layers. MvdP looks a bit of a chav.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 62,553 Lives Here
    Pross said:

    Spoke to soon!

    Side on shots making it look like quite a few riders have started building their hibernation timber, guess it's just clothing layers. MvdP looks a bit of a chav.

    Not familiar with Dutch proclivity for white trousers?
  • lettingthedaysgobylettingthedaysgoby Posts: 1,703
    edited October 2020
    First cobbles done, climbs incoming, break at 7’40”
  • Mühlberger with a Bora bag drop.
    That's one way to get out of the breakaway.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 5,256

    Mühlberger with a Bora bag drop.
    That's one way to get out of the breakaway.

    Very amateur. Thank god they don't give out musettes mid-sportive!
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,867
    Here we go


    On the lad's 5 Yr old Westmalle Dubbel home brew. It's cracking. Lost the cloying sweetness and developed a deep dryness with notes of molasses.
    “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!
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,507
    WvA crashed
    "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: 12,507
    Not too bad I think
    "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
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