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  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 8,074

    Pross said:

    Surprised how strung out the bunch has been since I switched on. They seem to be working much harder than I'd assumed they would in this race.

    I was surprised at that too, was expecting a TDF week 2 transition stage feel.

    Did someone say it was a tail wind? That should make it harder in the bunch.
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  • Pross said:

    Something seeing the early stages of a long race makes me ponder. How do the riders get their leg warmers off? You see riders ditching jackets and gilets as they warm up but I've never seen anyone taking off leg warmers. I assume they mainly stop to do it but sometimes you see riders still wearing them late in the race where stopping is likely to be difficult.

    I have seen it done while holding on to the team car (works for one leg but could beca struggle for the other), or with a teammate for assistance, but definitely something you would have to make an early call on before the race is on.
  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 5,432
    100k.bunch spread out with mini splits all over the place.

    3min to gap
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,965
    Turns out, surprise, surprise to have been much ado about nothing.
    Seems the peloton decided to take a collective break for a spot of lunch and some kit adjustments.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 3,195
    edited March 2021
    Is anyone else having problems with eurosport player and gcn freezing?
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  • david37david37 Posts: 1,313
    dam my jab is at 3:30
  • david37david37 Posts: 1,313
    gsk82 said:

    Is anyone else having problems with eurosport player and gcn freezing?

    not here, its bang on stable here
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,665
    That really was a short ride but I felt every pedal stroke... 😮‍💨🤧

    Think I might have misjudged my form this year.
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 10,325
    david37 said:

    gsk82 said:

    Is anyone else having problems with eurosport player and gcn freezing?

    not here, its bang on stable here
    Likewise. Though only have had it on for last 30km.
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,718
    ddraver said:

    That really was a short ride but I felt every pedal stroke... 😮‍💨🤧

    Think I might have misjudged my form this year.

    Build it, brick by brick. 😊
    PTP Champion 2019
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,718
    Scenic shots are always wonderful from this race.
    PTP Champion 2019
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,866
    I got a mate into watching bike racing last year. Warned him it was 280km of nothing and 10km of fun, but he's watching most of it anyway, cos he's an Italophile.
    “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!
  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 5,432
    Does seem to be picking up a bit
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,665
    I'm wondering if MvdP has a weakness on distance/fuelling? Thinking of the Worlds, the TA stage where he imploded. Maybe that's why people are keener to drive the pace

    (No, I'm not even really convincing myself...)
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 17,666
    Thinking an early attack from the favourites would suit Bennett
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,665
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,965
    edited March 2021
    ddraver said:

    I dont want Sam to win anymore... 🤨



    Aaaaand Sam Bennett gets a puncture.

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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,665
    I WANT A NEW BIKE TO APPEAR IN FRONT OF ME RIGHT NOW!!!!!!
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 62,516 Lives Here
    Sorry lads, Sam’s not gonna win today
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,718
    Bora helping Bennett with the team car. Related to the Interview Lefevre gave regarding Denk trying to get Remco?!
    PTP Champion 2019
  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 5,432
    No mention of WvA all day
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,866
    Brian Holm on Danish commentary was wincing at Bennet's huge gear 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!
  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 5,432
    So were GCN commentators in fairness
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 62,516 Lives Here
    These are the bits mere mortals couldn’t do. Casual 70kph into the bottom of the cipressa
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 62,516 Lives Here
    Jumbo winding it up.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,965

    Jumbo winding it up.

    Setting a steady, rather than blistering pace.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • ProssPross Posts: 32,894
    edited March 2021
    Is the madman off the front actually smiling going up a climb after 270k of racing?
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,965
    The bell tolls for Taco.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 62,516 Lives Here
    MvdP is not attacking from that position
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 62,516 Lives Here

    Jumbo winding it up.

    Setting a steady, rather than blistering pace.
    Winding it up
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