RVV 2022 - May contain *Spoilers*

Dorset_Boy
Dorset_Boy Posts: 6,915
edited April 2022 in Pro race
Being reported that Wout is going to miss Sunday's race.
Presumably he knows he isn't as good as MvdP!
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  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    He's running (pedalling) scared is the word on the street .....
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,776
    Bit of a loss to proceedings. Benoot it is I guess ... ... It's going to be hard to get rid of MvdP.. pog going early-ish maybe.
    "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
  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 6,915
    No world champion either - Alaphillipe not riding.
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,147
    Quinn Simmonds is another one out
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,383
    OH FOR GODS SAKE!!!!

    This was shaping up to be a great* show!

    (*Although, does having all the heavy hitters there necessarily produce the best show?!?)
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 1,911
    At least the PTP pick is getting easier.....
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    MvdP or Pog?
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,811
    This guy's been missing since winning on the dirt roads of Spain back in February. He was due back from altitude training to begin his classics campaign at the Ronde, before tackling the hilly races.
    He would have been a dark horse too, but unfortunately..........................

    https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/on-board-footage-shows-alexey-lutsenkos-mount-teide-crash
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,201
    Are there any big name contenders left who weren't racing on Wednesday?
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,776
    Maybe everyone watches MvdP too much and someone clips off ... Who knows eh
    "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
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,435

    No world champion either - Alaphillipe not riding.

    He's had a slow start, not much racing and no results since Your de la Provence in early Feb. What's been the issue, Covid?
  • gsk82
    gsk82 Posts: 3,460
    Pross said:

    No world champion either - Alaphillipe not riding.

    He's had a slow start, not much racing and no results since Your de la Provence in early Feb. What's been the issue, Covid?
    He's targeting the Ardennes races.
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • gweeds
    gweeds Posts: 2,564
    Didn’t he have bronchitis as well? Or was that someone else.
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,393
    Took me a while to work out RVV stood for.

    Laporte must have a chance.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 1,911
    gweeds said:

    Didn’t he have bronchitis as well? Or was that someone else.

    Wasn't that Sonny Colbrelli?
  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 6,915
    Now no Isreal Premier Tech rides will take part due to illness in the team.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    JimD666 said:

    gweeds said:

    Didn’t he have bronchitis as well? Or was that someone else.

    Wasn't that Sonny Colbrelli?
    Yup and, judging from piccies, an overdose of pies.
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Pross said:

    No world champion either - Alaphillipe not riding.

    He's had a slow start, not much racing and no results since Your de la Provence in early Feb. What's been the issue, Covid?
    Having seen his interview in Cyclist this month, the bloke is ripped.

    Most healthy fit pro cyclist I've seen in ages.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,147
    Van der Poel has withdrawn to focus his energies on Scheldeprijs on Wednesday. He says he's already won RVV so what's the point of winning it again.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    edited April 2022
    RichN95. said:

    Van der Poel has withdrawn to focus his energies on Scheldeprijs on Wednesday. He says he's already won RVV so what's the point of winning it again.

    serious? eyebrows gen?

    EDIT- just realised what date it is today

    #phew (hopefully)
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 6,915
    RichN95. said:

    Van der Poel has withdrawn to focus his energies on Scheldeprijs on Wednesday. He says he's already won RVV so what's the point of winning it again.

    HaHaHa.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Tbh though, its something this young lot would do. They just seem to have loads of fun and enjoypissing about.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • carbonclem
    carbonclem Posts: 1,584
    Luke Rowe out ill too.
    2020/2021/2022 Metric Century Challenge Winner
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,517
    FFS.

    Turning into a chipper.
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,147
    edited April 2022
    Get the skis ready



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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,811
    Are folks happy to use this thread for the actual race, (DB can easily add spoilers to the title before kick off) or do they prefer a separate race thread?
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,776
    RichN95. said:

    Van der Poel has withdrawn to focus his energies on Scheldeprijs on Wednesday. He says he's already won RVV so what's the point of winning it again.

    Good try
    "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: 16,776

    Are folks happy to use this thread for the actual race, (DB can easily add spoilers to the title before kick off) or do they prefer a separate race thread?

    I am fine with either
    "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
  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 6,915
    Fine with either and happy to add spoilers to the title.