Omloop het Nieuwsblad '23 *spoiler* & KBK ‘23 *spoiler*

rick_chasey
rick_chasey Posts: 73,158
edited February 2023 in Pro race
Should kick off the season opener.

It's the 2022 finish for this year:
https://tinyurl.com/4wxevw5k < Sporza video.

Ballerini not impressed. Nor is the 2022 winner starting.
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  • Not impressed by the rest of the parcour either. "Flanders Lite".


    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,158
    Would do more of an intro but one handed writing isn't it.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,069
    Going through the start list for my PTP pick and it didn’t seem very strong.
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,406
    Whooooop! Start of the season!
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ddraver said:

    Whooooop! Start of the season!

    This :D
  • Don’t forget that the race will be live lunchtime viewing, as the women get centre stage for the prime time afternoon slot.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,158
    edited February 2023

    Don’t forget that the race will be live lunchtime viewing, as the women get centre stage for the prime time afternoon slot.

    Gaaaaargh


    Thanks for the heads up *prepares to rearrange entire family day last minute*
  • Don’t forget that the race will be live lunchtime viewing, as the women get centre stage for the prime time afternoon slot.

    Gaaaaargh


    Thanks for the heads up *prepares to rearrange entire family day last minute*
    Coverage starts around 12-30. UK time.
    I assume you will be watching Sporza which usually means at least another hour before that for a whole lot of chat.
    Should be all over before 3pm.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,171
    Luke Durbridge is a DNS, he's sick.
  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 1,992
    Dear Deity.
    Please bring back Orla. No clue who is fronting the coverage but she's trying way, way too hard.
    Thanks
  • jgsi
    jgsi Posts: 5,062
    JimD666 said:

    Dear Deity.
    Please bring back Orla. No clue who is fronting the coverage but she's trying way, way too hard.
    Thanks

    Don't be too hard on her, she does ride a bike.

  • Well into the pointy bits of the race.
    Watching Ardeche as I can’t be arsed with all the pointless chin waggery.
    Second what Jim said.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,171
    Rebecca Charlton is a very good presenter who has a long history of being involved in cycling. If Orla Chennaoui is not available, she is a more than capable stand in.
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,790
    Still 10 minutes before get live pics from men's race.

    Just as well PCS are posting live status.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,158
    orraloon said:

    Still 10 minutes before get live pics from men's race.

    Just as well PCS are posting live status.

    Belgian coverage is always old school
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,922
    edited February 2023
    It’s a lot of time wasting when there are 3 live races to cover this afternoon
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,171
    This is a strong counter attack.
  • The tractor is out of service
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,158
    Race slightly static as the peloton slowly wind the break in with 60km to go.

  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,069
    Turgis crashes, brings a Wanty rider down then trips over the other bike while trying to remount 😂
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,406
    Phil Gil's new career as Bradley Wiggins seems to be off to a promising start..
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • jgsi
    jgsi Posts: 5,062
    The Gilb, quote of the race so far, This ....is out of control....
  • van Baarle is looking good here.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,069
    Not sure who is going to help Ineos with this chase. QS maybe but they’re having a mare.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,069
    Answer is GVA solo.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,158
    No one strong enough or willing enough to cause a proper selection. Maybe a little intimidated by the Muur
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,426
    Just in.... Jumbo bossing it a bit?
    "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_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,458
    Warning No formatter is installed for the format
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,406
    PFP is going to end up on the WADA list at this rate...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,158
    edited February 2023

    Just in.... Jumbo bossing it a bit?

    Yeah. Always men in the break and quick step controlled so race has been very locked up.

    DvB 40 seconds up the road, with Laporte over anything that moves.

    Tratnik on one of those days like in the Olympics - just keeps going.