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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,918

    Sorry, I'm only talking about Vingegaard today. :wink:

    Get yourself a new thread if you want to revel in the zero seconds he took on GC today.
    Seem to remember him finishing ahead of all but 3 of the top 10, but I might be mistaken.
    “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: 12,908
    Pross said:

    What a win. Double Ventoux stage.

    Woof.

    Wasn't a patch on Eros Poli.
    Lol
    "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
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,801
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 26,380
    As I've said before. Music has avoided the low countries.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 10,579
    Ca plane pour toi?
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 26,380
    edited July 2021
    orraloon said:

    Ca plane pour toi?

    I'm not saying they have done nothing - Radar Love, Venus, Hocus Pocus, Lethal Industry, Animals, (they're all Dutch). Adolphe Sax for the Belgians. Soulwax as Too Many DJs

    But compared to the rest of Europe, including the classical days, they've not brought much to the table.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 63,520 Lives Here
    ddraver said:
    I have already had this on repeat about 20 times and shared it with pretty much everyone in my phone.

    (Please note the Tommeke “wat doe je nu” reference - this is just another chapter in the rich history of ironically horrendous superfan songs for Flemish cycling superstars)
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 26,380
    To think that the UK get Null Points at Eurovision.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • webboowebboo Posts: 4,526
    RichN95. said:

    orraloon said:

    Ca plane pour toi?

    I'm not saying they have done nothing - Radar Love, Venus, Hocus Pocus, Lethal Industry, Animals, (they're all Dutch). Adolphe Sax for the Belgians. Soulwax as Too Many DJs

    But compared to the rest of Europe, including the classical days, they've not brought much to the table.
    You have forgotten Plastic Bertrand.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 26,380
    webboo said:

    RichN95. said:

    orraloon said:

    Ca plane pour toi?

    I'm not saying they have done nothing - Radar Love, Venus, Hocus Pocus, Lethal Industry, Animals, (they're all Dutch). Adolphe Sax for the Belgians. Soulwax as Too Many DJs

    But compared to the rest of Europe, including the classical days, they've not brought much to the table.
    You have forgotten Plastic Bertrand.
    The post I quoted literally said "Ca plane pour moi" . I assumed that this was seen as Belgium's greatest track.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • webboowebboo Posts: 4,526
    Opps. I missed that. Back in the day when I thought of myself as a bit of hard core punk I couldn’t stand old Plastic or who ever sang it. Nowadays it seems not that bad.
    Getting old f*ck the fire goes out.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 20,692
    RichN95. said:

    To think that the UK get Null Points at Eurovision.

    There is a reason for this, and it's nothing to do with music.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 63,520 Lives Here
    pblakeney said:

    RichN95. said:

    To think that the UK get Null Points at Eurovision.

    There is a reason for this, and it's nothing to do with music.
    Not the thread for it but it very much is.
  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 3,688
    There was a really interesting analysis of successful Eurovision songs recently. The main conclusion was that British entries were almost laser-guidedly targeting last spot.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 10,466
    pblakeney said:

    RichN95. said:

    To think that the UK get Null Points at Eurovision.

    There is a reason for this, and it's nothing to do with music.
    you obviously missed this years excretion that was the UK's entry....
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 20,692
    MattFalle said:

    pblakeney said:

    RichN95. said:

    To think that the UK get Null Points at Eurovision.

    There is a reason for this, and it's nothing to do with music.
    you obviously missed the past 4 decades excretion that was the UK's entry....
    FTFY, if you don't mind.
    Complete waste of time IMO.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 26,380

    There was a really interesting analysis of successful Eurovision songs recently. The main conclusion was that British entries were almost laser-guidedly targeting last spot.


    The rest of Europe know Britain can do so much better. The UK is the centre of European pop music. They send their stars and we do the equivalent of Ineos turning up to the Tour with Cameron Wurf as their GC rider.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 21,481

  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 3,688
    RichN95. said:

    There was a really interesting analysis of successful Eurovision songs recently. The main conclusion was that British entries were almost laser-guidedly targeting last spot.


    The rest of Europe know Britain can do so much better. The UK is the centre of European pop music. They send their stars and we do the equivalent of Ineos turning up to the Tour with Cameron Wurf as their GC rider.
    It's more than that. UK persists in using the major key (4 wins in twenty years iirc), the song structures they've been using don't impress listeners etc. Basically the UK is writing Eurovision songs for the 1990s.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,918
    “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!
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 10,466
    pblakeney said:

    MattFalle said:

    pblakeney said:

    RichN95. said:

    To think that the UK get Null Points at Eurovision.

    There is a reason for this, and it's nothing to do with music.
    you obviously missed the past 4 decades excretion that was the UK's entry....
    FTFY, if you don't mind.
    Complete waste of time IMO.
    no problem at all!
  • bm5bm5 Posts: 465
    Seems a bit unfair to Wout to make him ride through those flames. I usually complain about the smoke canisters.😀
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,918
    bm5 said:

    Seems a bit unfair to Wout to make him ride through those flames. I usually complain about the smoke canisters.😀

    It's always happening to him, I think it's the heat generated by his power output
    “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: 63,520 Lives Here

    bm5 said:

    Seems a bit unfair to Wout to make him ride through those flames. I usually complain about the smoke canisters.😀

    It's always happening to him, I think it's the heat generated by his power output
    More like the hot air coming from the Belgian press setting it all alight
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 21,481
    <3
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 63,520 Lives Here
    The hatrick woof
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,918
    Joy for @rick_chasey globally
    “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: 63,520 Lives Here
    Joy indeed. Wife extra annoyed with me (Cav fan)
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,801
    Ooof

    Chasey's love of Wout Vs Chasey's dislike of podium children
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,549
    Well much as I would prefer Cav to get 35, it's bloody impressive isn't it
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