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  • davidofdavidof Posts: 2,578
    edited 25 July
    Women's coverage started on France television. A break of 3 10 minutes ahead
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,361 Lives Here
    phreak said:

    ddraver said:

    All I know about rowing is that Cardiff Uni Rowing used to regularly challenge the rugby teams to "boat races" and get spanked...

    Everyone I knew who did rowing spent most of the day asleep because they got up at the crack of a ducks censored to do their rowing.

    Why they couldn't do it later in the day I never understood.
    Probably the same reason swimmers train early - availability of the water.
    With the bigger boats it’s mainly that you know everyone is available.

    You need everyone to turn up else yo I can’t go out.

  • davidofdavidof Posts: 2,578
    Ack... Coverage interrupted already to look at some men's minor sport.
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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,191
    Namibian rider on a really mad potato hunt
    “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’.”

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  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 3,330
    edited 25 July
    AVV goes the full G...


  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 3,330
    edited 25 July
    With 60km left a 9 minutes behind the break, the peloton finally pick it up. Dutch trying to rip things apart with Vollering.

    And then it suddenly shuts down again - within a kilometre the attacks took forty seconds out of the lead, but it's now drifting out again.
  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 3,330
    edited 25 July
    54km to go and AVV puts in a monster of an attack - rides being shelled out the back of the peloton and nobody able to close the gap. Peloton down to just twenty or so riders, AVV with a gap of 40 seconds. The break's lead is tumbling now.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,191

    AVV goes the full G...


    She had about 15 minutes and an area the size of Wales to avoid just riding into Emma Norsgsaard, who'd just crashed.
    “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’.”

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    The Vikings are coming!
  • larkimlarkim Posts: 2,386
    Another Durham here. Coxed one very early morning in GF's boat (now she's my wife) and just got shouted at constantly by the other boats. 1990-1993 at Mildert.
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  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,542
    Not sure AVV i doing anything but wreck herself . stuck 40s ahead of the peleton but 6 mins behind the break.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,191

    54km to go and AVV puts in a monster of an attack - rides being shelled out the back of the peloton and nobody able to close the gap. Peloton down to just twenty or so riders, AVV with a gap of 40 seconds. The break's lead is tumbling now.

    Quite an elegant solution to the question the Dutch had of how to get the others to ride
    “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!
  • r0bhr0bh Posts: 1,599
    Can AVV pull back 5 mins + on her own? If not she's given the medals to the front three
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 3,055
    Women's race over for the peloton. AvV has 50 seconds with 45km to go, while the peloton piss around and refuse to chase. Same as always. The only hope is that the break can hold on to their 5 minutes 40 lead over AvV.
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  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 3,330
    Whimsy!


  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 3,330
    Everybody else wants somebody else to do some work... AVV pulling out her lead over the peloton.

    I'm not convinced the break will be caught though, right now.
  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,542
    Any comments on how the lack of rider radios affects things?
    AvV asking cameraman for a time check.
  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 3,330
    The break's now fracturing...
  • focuszing723focuszing723 Posts: 2,556


    That ain't whimsy, look it even has little signets too!
  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 3,330
    Chase behind finally seems to be getting organised.
  • r0bhr0bh Posts: 1,599
    AVV gap to peloton has been reduced, and is pegged at 5 mins to meet. Other Dutchies need to start riding or they'll all come away with nothing.
  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,542
    edited 25 July
    Kiesenhofer 5 mins ahead of AaV with 35km to go with at least two riders between. Gold is out of reach for AaV and the Peleton.
    AaV seems to be pootling downhill.
  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 3,330
    Not sure Eurosport are watching the same race as us. Taking it for granted that Kiesenhofer will be caught and suggesting she might want to sit up from her five minute lead. Madness.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,361 Lives Here
    Chasse patatte for van Vleuten
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,361 Lives Here
    5 minutes for 30km to go?

    Race is done lads.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,361 Lives Here
    Boardman trying to keep the tension by saying a bonk is the danger
  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 3,330

    5 minutes for 30km to go?

    Race is done lads.

    Looked like she might be tying up a bit on that last rise, but she's barely lost anything in the last 10km.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,361 Lives Here
    What a screw up for the Dutch
  • r0bhr0bh Posts: 1,599
    Very strange race. AVVs attack (did she really think she could pull back 6 minutes on her own?) just send to have gifted the gold to the front group
  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,542
    AaV caught
  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 3,330
    Dutch might start working properly now though. AVV looked cooked.
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