Paris - Roubaix 2023 **spoiler thread**

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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,548
    Should be warm and dry on the day though. Not sure how dried out the secteurs will be, but potentially dry enough not to be muddy but not so dry it's really dusty.
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
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  • N0bodyOfTheGoat
    N0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 5,897
    edited April 2023
    Any sign of tyre pressure adjusting gizmos on the bikes, for on-the-fly tweaks for tarmac and cobble sectors?
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,548
    edited April 2023

    Any sign of tyre pressure adjusting gizmos on the bikes, for on-the-fly tweaks for tarmac and cobble sectors?

    Jumbo-Visma are riding with them, though not WvA apparently
    DSM also using them
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,608
    For those of you on TikTok the bora page is hilarious
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,188
    Josh Tarling will be the youngest participant since 1937
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  • phreak
    phreak Posts: 2,925
    edited April 2023
    That looks horrible to ride on. Fair play to everyone competing on Sunday.
  • Mad_Malx
    Mad_Malx Posts: 5,039
    Wondering if a couple of dry days means the drying mud smoothes out the cobbles
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,878

    For those of you on TikTok the bora page is hilarious

    Erm, I'm more than 20yo.
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,439
    Aww Lads I woke up all excited ready to sit down all day and watch this but it's tomorrow... 😥
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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,188
    ddraver said:

    Aww Lads I woke up all excited ready to sit down all day and watch this but it's tomorrow... 😥

    There's a SD Worx group ride on today
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,608
    edited April 2023
    Yessss 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻

    Mads is baller
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,608
    edited April 2023
    When I spoke to Boonen about no gloves, even in PR he said (to translate) “if you’re getting blisters on your hands in Roubaix you’re holding onto your handlebars too hard so you’re probably a bit of a 🐈 “

    Not gonna argue, my friend.

    (Also said it’s much easier for pros as they go so much faster)
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,439
    Did he slip over in the mess you melted into afterwards? ;)
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,608
    A lover never tells
  • TheBigBean
    TheBigBean Posts: 20,895

    When I spoke to Boonen about no gloves, even in PR he said (to translate) “if you’re getting blisters on your hands in Roubaix you’re holding onto your handlebars too hard so you’re probably a bit of a 🐈 “

    Not gonna argue, my friend.

    (Also said it’s much easier for pros as they go so much faster)

    If you ride regularly without gloves you get callouses in all the right places. Not the most attractive thing, but functional.
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,548
    TBH, I thought "Rick's gonna love this" even as I posted the Mads bartape quote :-D

    I'd be looking for some pipe lagging myself.
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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,643
    RichN95. said:

    ddraver said:

    Aww Lads I woke up all excited ready to sit down all day and watch this but it's tomorrow... 😥

    There's a SD Worx group ride on today
    Hoping for a upset .
    "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: 17,643
    Odd rooting for vos as a outsider
    "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: 17,643
    Big gap with 80km to go
    "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: 17,643
    Cobbles look dry and ridable as they possibly can ...no dust
    "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: 17,643
    They need to pull back time soon or this break has gone
    "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: 17,643
    They farked this up ?
    "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
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,439
    Perfect advert for the Trek Domane there...
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  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,439
    (less so now...)
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,643
    LC gives it a dig
    "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: 17,643
    Time melting 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
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,439
    Chute pour tout...
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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,188
    The entire chase group (bar one) has gone down like a lane of skittles
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