Gent Wevelgem 2023 Spoilers

orraloon
orraloon Posts: 12,675
Anyone else watching / has it on in the background?

Looking manky wet conditions, several spills in the short time I've had it on.

136km to go, heading S towards the bergs. Break has ~ 3 minutes.
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,311
    Just watching Catalunya first...

    Mads P weather
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,311
    Kwiatkowski down, looks like a collarbone
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,490
    Yeah looks bad, not getting up
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,490
    Doctor should get himself an underwear sponsor.
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,675
    Ineos not having a good day, Ganna also DNF after a crash on a corner.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,490
    Getting a new bike for Milan but he doesn’t look like he should be carrying in. Kwia on his feet and didn’t have his arm supported.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,490
    Who’s on commentary with Blythe today? I don’t recognise the voice.
  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,105
    Pross said:

    Who’s on commentary with Blythe today? I don’t recognise the voice.

    Jez Cox
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,615
    Turned in Eurosport and caught the back of Carlton on the tour of Catalunya, talking over a ToF advert.

    “I love La Rond”

    🤦🏻‍♂️
  • twotoebenny
    twotoebenny Posts: 1,433
    Had a few days cycling round these roads last summer, visiting various memorials etc
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,615
    Filthy weather. Lots of individual crashes
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,675

    Had a few days cycling round these roads last summer, visiting various memorials etc

    Have a weekender based in Poperinge in 4 weeks time. Hope the weather has improved by then.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,490
    edited March 2023
    With all the silly clothing rules the UCI like to introduce I wish they’d do a sensible one and make it compulsory that team wet weather kit matches their normal kit.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812
    Missing another race, if not the mucky weather.
    Sounds quite dramatic.
    Good Spring races so far
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,615

    Missing another race, if not the mucky weather.
    Sounds quite dramatic.
    Good Spring races so far

    Long way out 100km to go.
  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,105
    Badly timed puncture for Philipsen.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,615
    A lot of punctures
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,490
    Wanty riders making themselves popular by blocking a few riders trying to get bottles
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,490
    Race pretty smashed up already.
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,311
    First time over the Kemmelberg split things up a bit. Mads P on a potato hunt
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,311
    Mads P made the catch. Fabio Jakobsen is trying the same but.... looking painful
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  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 18,932
    Conditions: tricky
    “New York has the haircuts, London has the trousers, but Belfast has the reason!
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,311
    QuickStep have really screwed up here. Jakobsen is still potato hunting, the break are now merged with the strong split from over Kemmelberg, and pretty much no other team needs to chase
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,311
    Jakobsen totally cooked and out the back of the peloton
    Asgreen driving the peloton, has pulled back some time, G1 has 40"
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,311
    Asgreen brings it back singlehanded. He's wasted on Quickstep really
    Kemmelberg soon though
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,311
    Van Aert and Laporte launch on Kemmelberg
    Mads P and a few others chasing
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  • gsk82
    gsk82 Posts: 3,467
    Laporte's transformation the last couple of years is laughable.
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,615
    gsk82 said:

    Laporte's transformation the last couple of years is laughable.

    From French team to good team?
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,490
    Yet again looks like game over and a Jumbo procession from 50k to go.
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,311
    The chase in what's left of the peloton is pretty pathetic, these two aren't coming back
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