The Tour of it's not going past my house in Britain thread

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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,477
    Can't work out if that was planned or he just got a gap through the one tight corner.
  • Pross said:

    Can't work out if that was planned or he just got a gap through the one tight corner.

    That was definitely planned - you can see the way the bunch piles up behind them.

    It was also very funny.
  • When some proper hills finally make a show, makes sense WVA is likely to be Jumbo best bet against the likes of Pidders etc.
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  • flite
    flite Posts: 222
    Hilarious the way Kooij and the other JV rider slow up just as everyone is trying to get on their wheels and stall all the other sprinters. Got to have been planned
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,660

    Pross said:

    Can't work out if that was planned or he just got a gap through the one tight corner.

    That was definitely planned - you can see the way the bunch piles up behind them.

    It was also very funny.

    Yeah it was planned ...they are having fun with it.
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  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,238

    Hang on, we did this during Glasgow. Potholes are now nids de poule, and Britain's answer to pavé. The TdB organisers should lean into it and number particularly egregious sections.

    If nothing else it'll give us something to talk about.

    Nids de polue secteur 1 - Basingstoke high street
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,911
    Just watched the last 15km expecting the usual. Fun finale. Well done JV and Wout.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,660
    gsk82 said:

    gsk82 said:

    At some point Jumbo will let van aert roll off the front in the run in and gain a few seconds. No one else is close enough to turn to chase.

    This?
    You win
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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,189

    Hang on, we did this during Glasgow. Potholes are now nids de poule, and Britain's answer to pavé. The TdB organisers should lean into it and number particularly egregious sections.

    If nothing else it'll give us something to talk about.

    Nids de polue secteur 1 - Basingstoke high street

    They should have a stage which goes through Basingstoke and finishes in Swindon. Not for a good race, but the stress of that number of roundabouts would push Carlton Kirby into retirement.
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  • Oh god yes. Send them through this thing, and let them discover what choosing the wrong side of a roundabout really means. You'll still be rounding up riders three days later...


  • bm5
    bm5 Posts: 538
    edited September 2023
    WVA was joking about the long transfers in his interview on the highlights show
    Watched highlights of the vuelta and this in record pb time!
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,238
    edited September 2023
    RichN95. said:

    Hang on, we did this during Glasgow. Potholes are now nids de poule, and Britain's answer to pavé. The TdB organisers should lean into it and number particularly egregious sections.

    If nothing else it'll give us something to talk about.

    Nids de polue secteur 1 - Basingstoke high street

    They should have a stage which goes through Basingstoke and finishes in Swindon. Not for a good race, but the stress of that number of roundabouts would push Carlton Kirby into retirement.
    Did we come up with a better cycling name for roundabout? Rond-point? Doesn't have the same poetic feel as nids-de-poule. Rotonde?

    Then we can make them a proper feature...
  • RichN95. said:

    Hang on, we did this during Glasgow. Potholes are now nids de poule, and Britain's answer to pavé. The TdB organisers should lean into it and number particularly egregious sections.

    If nothing else it'll give us something to talk about.

    Nids de polue secteur 1 - Basingstoke high street

    They should have a stage which goes through Basingstoke and finishes in Swindon. Not for a good race, but the stress of that number of roundabouts would push Carlton Kirby into retirement.
    Did we come up with a better cycling name for roundabout? Rond-point? Doesn't have the same poetic feel as nids-de-poule. Rotonde?

    Then we can make them a proper feature...
    A Curbee............think about it. ;)
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,477

    RichN95. said:

    Hang on, we did this during Glasgow. Potholes are now nids de poule, and Britain's answer to pavé. The TdB organisers should lean into it and number particularly egregious sections.

    If nothing else it'll give us something to talk about.

    Nids de polue secteur 1 - Basingstoke high street

    They should have a stage which goes through Basingstoke and finishes in Swindon. Not for a good race, but the stress of that number of roundabouts would push Carlton Kirby into retirement.
    Did we come up with a better cycling name for roundabout? Rond-point? Doesn't have the same poetic feel as nids-de-poule. Rotonde?

    Then we can make them a proper feature...
    Carlton actually used 'rotunda' yesterday. Not sure if it was the official Spanish word in the roadbook though to be fair, they were describing the turn off the main road with 4km to go that he was having kittens about.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,477
    Just as well that section was all neutralised with the badly parked cars everywhere.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,660
    Weird watching this on Essex lanes
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  • All back together again, but lots of attacks off the front, Jumbo and Ineos chasing down attacks.

    ~92Km to go.
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  • super_davo
    super_davo Posts: 1,186
    Pross said:

    Just as well that section was all neutralised with the badly parked cars everywhere.

    I rode over to the start and was horrified at the fact they hadn't cleared the cars off the road. Neutralised, but just before KM0.

    Wasn't particularly impressed with the rolling road closure either, there were cars coming the other way literally 2 minutes before the convey came through, on a very narrow lane.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,660
    St pirrans plan seems to be to hang on to the ds out the car window
    "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: 17,660
    POPPEL
    "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: 41,477
    Must be time for Bennett to swallow his pride and retire when his leadout man does what he has been unable to manage.
  • Depends, does he get credit for Ned and Alan calling him home by mistake?
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  • Hope none of the riders fall off or through the Dipping Bridge in Merthyr Mawr on Sunday! Proper little pinch point if they don't know about it and hammer it down to it
  • Pidders DNS as they start a stage with some real hills. :o
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  • Another limp, two rabbit break.
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  • larkim
    larkim Posts: 2,477
    Saddlesore infection for Pidcock. Undignified.
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  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,217
    larkim said:

    Saddlesore infection for Pidcock. Undignified.

    What?!

    You seem to be suggesting he got it on purpose?
  • N0bodyOfTheGoat
    N0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 5,906
    edited September 2023
    WVA leading the chase to the breakaway that's down to four after the second cat 2 KOM, rest of Jumbo dropped.

    ~24Km left, ~30secs gap after the climb.
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  • Entertaining final 30mins!
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