The Pro Race XC thread ***SPOILERS***

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  • r0bh
    r0bh Posts: 2,216
    ddraver said:

    Half way, Flueckinger out ahead of groups at 30s and 50s in conditions that are frankly insane...

    Not sure where Pidcock is but it's a long way back (by his standards)

    He got caught behind a crash according to Ineos Twitter
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,406
    Ah yeah. Not even in the top 20...
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  • andyrac
    andyrac Posts: 1,136
    Apparently, a DNF - which may not be the worst decision. Still recovering from a broken collar bone, going down wouldn't be great....
    All Road/ Gravel: tbcWinter: tbcMTB: tbcRoad: tbc"Look at the time...." "he's fallen like an old lady on a cruise ship..."
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,187
    ddraver said:



    Not sure where Pidcock is but it's a long way back (by his standards)


    Apparently he's dropped out. He was 12th. Taking it easy I think. There were quite a few crashes.
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  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,406
    Last lap - Ondrej Cink could be about to spoil Flueckinger's party here.

    How they are still riding these "grass" slopes is beyond me...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,406
    Nope - Flueckinger wins with enough time to remove his filthy jacket to show off his almost equally filthy jersey.

    Cink, Sarrou, Hatherly and Schurter round out the podium.
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • johnboy183
    johnboy183 Posts: 832
    Think I saw somewhere that Pidcock is riding a BMC. Think I. Kind of surprised because a lot of his most recent successes have been on a specialised. Wonder if somebody somewhere said he couldn’t/wouldn’t ride one?
  • andyrac
    andyrac Posts: 1,136
    Yes, he is; either the Hardtail Twostroke, or the Full Suspension Fourstroke. Shimano XTR groupset, SR Suntour suspension/ shocks, and Conti tyres.

    One assumes Ineos/ Pinarello didn't want him continuing on Specialized bikes - but that's just guesswork.
    All Road/ Gravel: tbcWinter: tbcMTB: tbcRoad: tbc"Look at the time...." "he's fallen like an old lady on a cruise ship..."
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,196
    Suntour must have moved on then? I associate them with budget forks on Halfords bikes.
  • johnboy183
    johnboy183 Posts: 832
    I always associated Suntour as a “budget” brand too. Seemingly they’re not as a lot of riders use them in all mtb disciplines
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,406
    I think someone bought them out (or vice versa) about 5-10 years ago and they've gone big since then...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • andyrac
    andyrac Posts: 1,136
    They can't be that bad as I think Sarrou won the Worlds last year with them when riding for BMC Absolute Absalon.
    I think it's that most teams tend to use either Rockshox or Fox.
    All Road/ Gravel: tbcWinter: tbcMTB: tbcRoad: tbc"Look at the time...." "he's fallen like an old lady on a cruise ship..."
  • Will the 2020 U23 men's world champ buy his predecessor a beer for opening the door to Tokyo 2020?

    Tom Pidcock, Olympic XC champion. (And younger than Jenny Rissveds was in Rio 2016.) What a story.
  • andyrac
    andyrac Posts: 1,136
    World Championships - Val di Sole (ITA):

    XCR - Relay
    XCC - Short track
    XCO - XC Olympic
    E-MTB
    4X - 4 Cross
    DHI - Downhill

    Only the XCC, XCO & Downhill are shown live; Red Bull TV, Eurosport & BBC website/Red button.
    All Road/ Gravel: tbcWinter: tbcMTB: tbcRoad: tbc"Look at the time...." "he's fallen like an old lady on a cruise ship..."
  • Any dates for this?
  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,171
    The cross country races are on Saturday I think, with short track today.
  • johnboy183
    johnboy183 Posts: 832
    Looking like some events are georestricted in the Uk!
  • andyrac
    andyrac Posts: 1,136
    edited August 2021
    All Road/ Gravel: tbcWinter: tbcMTB: tbcRoad: tbc"Look at the time...." "he's fallen like an old lady on a cruise ship..."
  • dabber
    dabber Posts: 1,928
    I can't really get into this short course stuff but I just saw Reece Wilson's downhill preview. Challenging.
    https://youtu.be/Nj_ppPQJCJk
    “You may think that; I couldn’t possibly comment!”

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  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,621
    Enjoyed watching the shortbtrack, 7 laps, just over 21 minutes.

    Won't spoil the result for anyone who has yet to watch it.

    Bbc solo commentator was pretty meh.

    Eurosport one was better.

    I'm routing for PFP tomorrow.
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  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,406
    edited August 2021
    I was going to say, Could be a great chance for Evie...

    Gutted for her (although I'm sure she won't be - expect lots of instagram photos of labrador's wearing silver medals...)

    (Yes, I added the spoiler warning - seems sensible given the rest of the thread)

    ((you need to watch it on redbulltv...))
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,406
    Having watched the aftermath, I actually think she was gutted...

    She seems to have a real knack for XCC over XCO
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • andyrac
    andyrac Posts: 1,136
    dabber said:

    I can't really get into this short course stuff but I just saw Reece Wilson's downhill preview. Challenging.
    https://youtu.be/Nj_ppPQJCJk

    His TV work on Hardline was excellent; he seems a natural broadcaster. His comment about 'punctures' may come true; to say it's a gnarly course is an understatement.
    All Road/ Gravel: tbcWinter: tbcMTB: tbcRoad: tbc"Look at the time...." "he's fallen like an old lady on a cruise ship..."
  • dabber
    dabber Posts: 1,928
    andyrac said:

    dabber said:

    I can't really get into this short course stuff but I just saw Reece Wilson's downhill preview. Challenging.
    https://youtu.be/Nj_ppPQJCJk

    His TV work on Hardline was excellent; he seems a natural broadcaster. His comment about 'punctures' may come true; to say it's a gnarly course is an understatement.
    How he manages to give a commentary whilst tacking that monster I have no idea.
    “You may think that; I couldn’t possibly comment!”

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  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,171
    Definitely worth watching the women's XC currently. It's on the BBC red button.
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,406
    edited August 2021
    Bloomin 'eck!!
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • andyrac
    andyrac Posts: 1,136
    I hope you're lying down in a dark room......... ;)
    All Road/ Gravel: tbcWinter: tbcMTB: tbcRoad: tbc"Look at the time...." "he's fallen like an old lady on a cruise ship..."
  • dabber
    dabber Posts: 1,928
    THanks...just tuned in.
    “You may think that; I couldn’t possibly comment!”

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  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,406
    andyrac said:

    I hope you're lying down in a dark room......... ;)

    Frantically running round a COVID infested village to be honest but...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,406
    Once again, the irony that that Brazilian girl would comfortably thrash most of us...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver