Paris - Nice 2022 **Spoilers**

It's serious stuff now. Paris-Nice gets underway, this afternoon.

Stage 1 » Mantes-la-Ville › Mantes-la-Ville 160kms





Top competitors

VAN AERT Wout
ROGLIČ Primož
COLBRELLI Sonny
ALMEIDA João
PHILIPSEN Jasper
JAKOBSEN Fabio
GROENEWEGEN Dylan
YATES Adam
GAUDU David
SCHACHMANN Maximillian
STUYVEN Jasper
VLASOV Aleksandr
HAIG Jack
MARTIN Guillaume
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  • flite
    flite Posts: 219
    On ITV4 tonight 6pm GMT.
    And all week, but various times.
    Imlach/Boulting/Millar
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Is it on Eurosport live at all?
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalle said:

    Is it on Eurosport live at all?

    2.10 today, Hatch and King Kelly on comms IIRC
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Parfait - merci beaucoup!
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,811
    edited March 2022
    MattFalle said:

    Is it on Eurosport live at all?

    Going to get busy from tomorrow......if you can stick Kirby. Tirreno - Adriatico has 3 hours live each afternoon. Seems they moved it forward two days so as to fit in a much watered down, Milan - Turin, the following week, as warm up for La Primavera.

    Today's finishing circuit.


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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,811
    Aime de Gendt and Matthew Holmes are the BOTD, so it's going to be a pretty steady affair, I would think.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 18,920
    @blazing_saddles Thank you for your service
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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,811
    Very edgy atm. When Luke Rowe is constantly at the front you know the klaxon may sound at any point
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,499
    Kirby has a new sidekick, McEwen
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,750
    McEwan will have opinions .. may tune in
    "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
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,811
    Hayter and Colbrelli dumped out the rear.
    Once again the Ineos man caught out by riding at the back.
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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,147
    Geweiss Bianchi off the front
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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,811
    edited March 2022
    Jumbo going for a podium TTT.
    Gewiss like in the way they ride away from a bunch of top riders on a 1km cote.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Really gunning for it, even Rog has put his nose in the wind,
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,811
    Laporte did most of the damage and he’s possibly going to take the stage.
    Transformation is astonishing
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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,811
    Yup a gift for the Frenchman.
    Ridiculous margin of victory on such a short lump.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • roscoe
    roscoe Posts: 463
    Impressive!
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,750
    Absurd
    "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
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,201
    Racing's so predictable these days.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,811
    edited March 2022
    Barring Roglic not being able to stay his bike again, Paris-Nice, minus crosswinds is already won.
    Roglic has in effect a 30 second lead and an ITT to come.

    Still shaking my head over the images of Laporte leading the Jumbo charge up the climb, with Adam Yates and Quintana trying to close, but going backwards, with the rest of the GC hopefuls out of the picture.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • carbonclem
    carbonclem Posts: 1,584
    That’s that then. :)
    As with Pog yesterday, incredible scenes but then it does kill the vibe a little.
    But, chapeau x 3
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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,811
    At the risk of setting Rick off on one.... It's going to be an exciting GC battle between Van Aert and Roglic. :p
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • that gap was obscene baring in mind how tech the run into the climb was. not surprised nobody was hanging on :#
  • wakemalcolm
    wakemalcolm Posts: 657
    Did someone say Gewiss? That was only a fleche wound, mind.
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    Cake is just weakness entering the body
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,750
    Roglic will go on to crash I guess .
    "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
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,750

    Did someone say Gewiss? That was only a fleche wound, mind.

    1994 called and wants it's meme back
    "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
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,147
    edited March 2022
    Looking back at the race it was all DSM's fault. They had two riders immediately following Jumbo, but they weren't able to follow at all. Stybar who was immediately behind them could see they were struggling and managed to get around, but the two DSM then just got in the way of the riders behind slowing Yates, Quintana and others.


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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,750
    edited March 2022
    RichN95. said:

    Looking back at the race it was all DSM's fault. They had two riders immediately following Jumbo, but they weren't able to follow at all. Stybar who was immediately behind them could see they were struggling and managed to get around, but the two DSM then just got in the way of the riders behind slowing Yates, Quintana and others.


    I blame Christophe laPorte.. I guess it highlights how terrain ...road width etc can really help . Were the DSM guys the leaders
    "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
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,811
    At least Hatch mentioned the possibility of crosswind for tomorrow's stage, because the profile offers nothing beyond a sprint finish.




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  • bm5
    bm5 Posts: 530
    Good on Matt Holmes for going out to grab the Kom and getting it and the combativity.