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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 17,773
    Good race that, wasn't certain till the last 3km, despite Boardman's attempt to talk down the excitement.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,187
    Great ride and a bloody good race
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,195
    edited 24 July
    Well I had Matt & Brian 'as radio' until the top of the climb then the stream all went to censored and I ended up with Kiwi Commentry as Rutch-id Care-air pairz went under 1km banner. What the hell happened in the mean time..?
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  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 3,330
    edited 24 July
    Was that footage on the BBC of Thomas getting to the end and finding everyone else already gone home?
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    Very happy that Carapaz got that. Well deserved. Proper smart racing and he had the legs.
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  • jimmyjamsjimmyjams Posts: 487
    Forthwith to be referred to as Wout van Arg

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  • focuszing723focuszing723 Posts: 2,527
    From the commentary, Ecuador's second Gold in the history of their Olympic games.
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  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 3,055
    Glad he got it after his efforts at the tour, for which he and his team were wrongfully criticised.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,479
    edited 24 July

    From the commentary, Ecuador's second Gold in the history of their Olympic games.

    They've only had two medals of any type before. A gold and a silver by a Walker called Jefferson Perez

    Here's Perez on a Japanese comedy show answering the age old question 'If a race walker was chased by Samurai while training how long would it take him to break into a run?'

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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,281 Lives Here
    I would offer some views on the boat sports but I’m not staying up for them
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,557
    Radio 5 had Hatch (good) and Pendleton who didn't seem to know thing about road racing but then that's not a surprise as it is like asking Linford Christie to provide in depth analysis of the marathon.

    Had to listen in the car, where did Yates finish in the end? It sounded like he did the smart thing and went early knowing he wouldn't outsprint WVA but didn't quite hold him and Pog.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 17,773
    Motor racing circuits are almost invariably really horrible for bike racing.

    (Maybe that one stage that Bennett won at imola was ok. But that's it.)
  • neonriverneonriver Posts: 163
    Pross said:

    Radio 5 had Hatch (good) and Pendleton who didn't seem to know thing about road racing but then that's not a surprise as it is like asking Linford Christie to provide in depth analysis of the marathon.

    Had to listen in the car, where did Yates finish in the end? It sounded like he did the smart thing and went early knowing he wouldn't outsprint WVA but didn't quite hold him and Pog.

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  • ProssPross Posts: 29,557
    So got passed by the whole chase group on the line? Going early was definitely the right call, possibly needed to be further out when others were more likely to hesitate and try to force WVA to chase
  • r0bhr0bh Posts: 1,594
    edited 24 July
    Yeah Yates ended up last in the Pog/WvA group. Decent ride though
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 9,593

    Anyone else's commentary just go to Australian?

    yep, wtf was that about - tainted the enjoyment of the last 5km for me bringing in an aussie version of kirby.
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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 14,004
    What was the 2/3 order. This thread has both as does Cylingnews.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,200
    Just checking in from my penthouse by the sea.
    Has anyone given Rick the name of a good grief counsellor yet?

    Caught the last 40kms.
    That was one tough old race.
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  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 7,296

    What was the 2/3 order. This thread has both as does Cylingnews.

    Wva Pog in that order (saw photo not seen official result but looked clear)
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  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,542
    So all those riders that cut the TdF short or skipped it all together to train for the Olympics....
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,281 Lives Here
    edited 24 July
    I had the final 40km on the radio in the car as I have a myriad of nursing home shite to deal with, but sounds like Carapaz picked the right moment to go as all the contenders were looking at WvA?

    I’m pleased he won the sprint for silver.

    Think Frenchie would feel he deserved silver having been out panached by a strong tactically astute Carapaz (it’s how he won the Giro after all) but WvA did take on the responsibility like a TrueChamp and finished off the best-of-the-rest sprint.

    Am I right in thinking he did a lot of the chasing?

    I was surprised someone like Mollema didn’t take a flyer but presumably they were all swinging at this point, hence just hanging on for the sprint
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,748
    WvA was forced into doing the chasing as all the rest knew he’d win the sprint.
    It was lead or concede.
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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    edited 24 July

    Great ride and a bloody good race

    It was . A decent race.

    The thing that struck me as a European cyclist was the combination of Japanese road markings, flat corners that tighten up and deadly storm gutters really drew my eye off the race line . I wouldn't like that. Saw a lot of mid turn breaking on sweepers that were fact tightening corners . Take a while to get used to racing on those roads . Yates did well I thought .
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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    The Olympic road race is not a chipper
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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    edited 24 July

    I had the final 40km on the radio in the car as I have a myriad of nursing home shite to deal with, but sounds like Carapaz picked the right moment to go as all the contenders were looking at WvA?

    I’m pleased he won the sprint for silver.

    Think Frenchie would feel he deserved silver having been out panached by a strong tactically astute Carapaz (it’s how he won the Giro after all) but WvA did take on the responsibility like a TrueChamp and finished off the best-of-the-rest sprint.

    Am I right in thinking he did a lot of the chasing?

    I was surprised someone like Mollema didn’t take a flyer but presumably they were all swinging at this point, hence just hanging on for the sprint

    He tried but he wasn't escaping from a breakaway bunchon a stage but a lead group full of GC winners and WvA.
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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 17,773
    mrfpb said:

    So all those riders that cut the TdF short or skipped it all together to train for the Olympics....

    True dat
  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,542
    Yates seemed to be the only one willing to push it on the final race circuit while all the other chasers were wanting to sit on WvA's wheels. When they hit the circuit Carapaz's lead went for 15s to 50+. The other chasers were just not willing to work.

    Pog and WvA did all the work in the chase for most of 30km and I'm pleased they picked up the medals, but still a bit disappointed for Adam - not sure if he just timed his final attack poorly or if he was always going to be outrun by Pog and WvA.

  • ProssPross Posts: 29,557
    r0bh said:

    Yeah Yates ended up last in the Pog/WvA group. Decent ride though

    5th according to the BBC?
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,952
    9th on PCS.
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