Milan San Remo 2023 **Spoilers**

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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,776
    Pog was in the red for a long time ..totally glued to WvA s wheel ...
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  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 18,923
    No idea how Ganna recovered to come in second

    He looked like he needed put on an oxygen tank coming off the Poggio.
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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,147

    That 15 second effort mvdp has is insane. He's destroyed Pog here, Alaphilippe in Strade Bianche...

    I do wonder if Ganna might have been able to follow him if he had not, quite understandably, chosen to stay on Pogacar’s wheel
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,517

    [troll]Boonen never did that [/troll]

    **points to 2005 Flanders**
  • RichN95. said:

    That 15 second effort mvdp has is insane. He's destroyed Pog here, Alaphilippe in Strade Bianche...

    I do wonder if Ganna might have been able to follow him if he had not, quite understandably, chosen to stay on Pogacar’s wheel
    Yeah, was hoping Ganna would go full TT mode once onto the flat, but he looked cooked. Amazing he beat the other 2 for second, but you have to wonder if he could have done that if they were racing for the win....
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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,776
    Good tussle .... hopefully Ganna is top form for Roubaix....
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,517
    A more circumspect tireno paid off
  • arnuf
    arnuf Posts: 98
    Van der Poel's numbers in monuments are quite something. In 12 races he was on the podium 6 times and only once finished outside the top 10. Also it took him only 7 goes to get top 10's in all five.
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,147
    arnuf said:

    Van der Poel's numbers in monuments are quite something. In 12 races he was on the podium 6 times and only once finished outside the top 10. Also it took him only 7 goes to get top 10's in all five.

    Certainly ahead of Van Aert at this stage, maybe due to him being a more proactive rider
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,517
    RichN95. said:

    arnuf said:

    Van der Poel's numbers in monuments are quite something. In 12 races he was on the podium 6 times and only once finished outside the top 10. Also it took him only 7 goes to get top 10's in all five.

    Certainly ahead of Van Aert at this stage, maybe due to him being a more proactive rider
    MvdP is slightly stronger in one day and WvA is stronger in stage races.
  • Mad_Malx
    Mad_Malx Posts: 5,001
    Very much like how Pog races for everything, but it's such a relief that there are a few top class challengers to take stuff from him.
    Really good number of proper racers around just now.
  • dabber
    dabber Posts: 1,926
    In France at the moment and couldn't find a feed... feel gutted to have missed that quartet battling it out... as already said... class.
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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,147

    RichN95. said:

    arnuf said:

    Van der Poel's numbers in monuments are quite something. In 12 races he was on the podium 6 times and only once finished outside the top 10. Also it took him only 7 goes to get top 10's in all five.

    Certainly ahead of Van Aert at this stage, maybe due to him being a more proactive rider
    MvdP is slightly stronger in one day and WvA is stronger in stage races.
    I think he’s comfortably stronger. I’m not convinced that Van Aert will win three monuments that Van der Poel already has
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  • TheBigBean
    TheBigBean Posts: 20,552
    Will Van der Poel manage a triple of monuments this year?
  • mrb123
    mrb123 Posts: 4,608
    Ganna going to be a handful in Paris Roubaix.
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,201
    I love the way Pogacar rips the race apart even when him winning isn't the most likely result.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,436
    RichN95. said:

    RichN95. said:

    arnuf said:

    Van der Poel's numbers in monuments are quite something. In 12 races he was on the podium 6 times and only once finished outside the top 10. Also it took him only 7 goes to get top 10's in all five.

    Certainly ahead of Van Aert at this stage, maybe due to him being a more proactive rider
    MvdP is slightly stronger in one day and WvA is stronger in stage races.
    I think he’s comfortably stronger. I’m not convinced that Van Aert will win three monuments that Van der Poel already has
    And despite WVA having the far stronger team to support him.
  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 6,915
    WvA is marginally better at TTs because he works on them in training.
    WvA is better in the high mountains.
    In every other area, MvdP is stronger.
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,393
    RichN95. said:

    RichN95. said:

    arnuf said:

    Van der Poel's numbers in monuments are quite something. In 12 races he was on the podium 6 times and only once finished outside the top 10. Also it took him only 7 goes to get top 10's in all five.

    Certainly ahead of Van Aert at this stage, maybe due to him being a more proactive rider
    MvdP is slightly stronger in one day and WvA is stronger in stage races.
    I think he’s comfortably stronger. I’m not convinced that Van Aert will win three monuments that Van der Poel already has
    Van Aert a little unlucky with covid last spring and may not be up to speed yet after his recent illness. 6 weeks from now if nothing changes I’d agree with the above.
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  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 18,923

    “New York has the haircuts, London has the trousers, but Belfast has the reason!
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,776
    This finale is so.much better now they have got rid of the armada of press bikes on the poggio
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  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 18,923
    Trentin letting the wheel go

    Took everyone behind him out of the race

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  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,706
    Teamwork to perfection at that moment.
    That didn't work in the end. 😉
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  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 18,923
    Pog just doesn't have the watts to deal with MVDP's brutality on a climb like the Poggio

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  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 18,923
    Enjoyed this write up of the race from Kate Wagner

    https://escapecollective.cc/milan-san-remo-is-a-culmination/
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  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 18,923
    The attack then brake into the hairpin was a bit odd from UAE?
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  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,201

    Pog just doesn't have the watts to deal with MVDP's brutality on a climb like the Poggio

    Not from the front when mvdp is saving watts.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,706

    The attack then brake into the hairpin was a bit odd from UAE?

    That was my thought too.
    Surely the attack should have been made after the hairpin? Too predictable maybe.
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,517

    Enjoyed this write up of the race from Kate Wagner

    https://escapecollective.cc/milan-san-remo-is-a-culmination/

    Didn’t pozzato once refer to it as like tantric sex?
  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 18,923
    Great photo

    Kinda wish Pidcock had been there to make up a 5


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