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115th Il Lombardia, 2021- Como - Bergamo 239km **Spoilers**

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  • jimmyjamsjimmyjams Posts: 541
    They have just passed throughSan Pellegrino Terme, at the foot of the Zambla Alta climb, and famed for its mineral water. The mineral water company give an award each October to whom a panel of experts consider the best young chef of the year, and a book with one recipe from each of that year's 48 finalists, who come from all over the world, is also published.
    (It is also where I had one of the best Granita ices/sorbets I've ever had)

    And more sombrely, the small town, population around 4800, was also one of the worst Covid-hit places in the world. Alone in just the month of March 2020, about 50 people there died from Covid, not a high number in itself, but over 1% of the population.
  • Racing proper threatens to break out…
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • andypandyp Posts: 9,163
    Tullett, Sivakov, Bennett and Masnada go clear. The peloton chasing pretty hard behind. EF rider in the gap.
  • andypandyp Posts: 9,163
    Looks like Powless.
  • andypandyp Posts: 9,163
    Storer gets across too, but they've only 10 seconds or so.
  • Bennett is the anchor here
    Game over for the moment
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • andypandyp Posts: 9,163
    Hirschi shuts it down for UAE.
  • andypandyp Posts: 9,163
    Now Tao has a go.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,940
    “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!
  • Big numbers still left in the peloton

    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Only one major climb to follow.
    A bit underwhelming so far
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • andypandyp Posts: 9,163
    It's very aggressive, doubt there will be many left at the top of the Ganda.
  • andypandyp Posts: 9,163
    Simon Yates out the back.
  • Effing motorbikes!
  • Lutsenko and Formolo were the two that crashed if anyone is interested.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,948
    big group? just in hows it been?
    "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
  • Here's the tempo bit. A couple of kms to the launch.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,940
    Thinning out now
    “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: 12,948
    he looks keen
    "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
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,940
    Remco out the back
    “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!
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,940
    Peanut as well
    “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!
  • Pogacar goes all Tour de France mode as DQS and Jumbo just watch.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 17,757
    Roglic at the back of a group of 8 contenders.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 17,757
    Pogacar has 30s
  • Vingegaard and..............Masnada going to have to do all the work.
    Game over I suspect.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • ProssPross Posts: 34,870

    Odd to be watching the roll out of Lomardia. Dan Lloyd and Rob Htach on comms again.
    Eurosport have played a blinder keeping Kirby away from the WCRR, Paris-Roubaix and now Lombardia.

    Are they easing him out as it moves more to GCN than ES? He seems to have been on less this season but that could just be me watching more races I don't normally see.
  • As predicted.
    Masnada playing a blinder...............for Pogacar.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,940
    Some dodgy descending there from Pog.
    “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!
  • ProssPross Posts: 34,870
    What's the weather like? There's a warning for the wind here in Venice (it's certainly been gusty once you get to the more open areas).
  • Pross said:

    What's the weather like? There's a warning for the wind here in Venice (it's certainly been gusty once you get to the more open areas).

    Clear, sunny and looks pretty still
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