De Ronde van Vlaanderen 2024 ***Spoilers***

blazing_saddles
blazing_saddles Posts: 21,809

De Ronde van Vlaanderen 31-3-2024, 271Kms.




Départ Roll Out: 10:00

Départ Km 1: 10:20

Expected Finish: 16:29 - 17:06

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  • gweeds
    gweeds Posts: 2,564

    Are those times local or UK?

    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,655

    CET according to PCS.

  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,268

    Don't forget the clocks go forward tonight. I mean obv your phones will do it automatically, just factor in that it's an hour earlier in body-clock times.

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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,809

    Yup

    The main thing to know is that Eurosport’s coverage opens up at 8-30am and that’s now BST.

    For Rick it’s 15 minutes earlier for Sporza and their pre race chat.

    I hope that everyone has their session Belgian beers sorted!

    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • twotoebenny
    twotoebenny Posts: 1,431

    Happy Flanders day folks 🤙

  • jgsi2024
    jgsi2024 Posts: 9

    Dropped my former GCN+ Disco sub...with my cheap VPN , Sporza working well, once you have mastered the slightly weird way they stream on VRT MAX.

    Seeing the team presentation in this way .... enormously improved over Eurosport chitchat.

  • gweeds
    gweeds Posts: 2,564

    MvdP has FOUR spare bikes on the team cars - two on each. So just the 5 bikes

    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,809

    Placid weather forecast. No rain until a couple of hours after the race has finished.

    I could do with out Kirby, this early in the morning…….well anytime really.

    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • takethehighroad
    takethehighroad Posts: 6,632

    Mads P has an extra 4kg of inflammation in body after his crash apparently

    But this is according to Kirby so take it as you like

  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,268

    The early break - have around 30". A few teams that didn't make it are still trying to get someone across but the front is being heavily policed


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  • andyrac
    andyrac Posts: 1,128

    Hatch on 'World feed' duty with Matt Stephens......And no way of accessing it on Eurosport. Pity......

    All Road/ Gravel: tbcWinter: tbcMTB: tbcRoad: tbc"Look at the time...." "he's fallen like an old lady on a cruise ship..."
  • gsk82
    gsk82 Posts: 3,459
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,268

    That was from Mads himself, on Friday. He's apparently down to 200g of swelling now

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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,471

    Haha no I meant that’s just a big shit.


    im officially up. Challenging viewing circumstances - at my parents

  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,471

    Jackets off, cobbles are coming.

  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,268
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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,749

    Just in ..How much of a fight was breakaway formation?

    "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: 16,749

    Everyone just waiting on alpecin

    "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
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,471

    Mohoric badly positioned in the kwaremont and caught up in a small crash.


    JA already in the back end of the peloton.


    Race doesn’t seem very fast atm

  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,471

    Definitely want to send your 2nd tier chances up the road in the next hour or so. Get ahead of the favourites action.

  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,809

    It’s been an incredibly uneventful edition, so far.

    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,749

    Needs more favourites

    "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
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,471

    Crash with a spectator and spectator looks in bad shape.

  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,809

    I jinxed it.

    She looked knocked out.

    Commentators suggesting riders suggesting it was spectator error.

    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,471

    load of back to back climbs coming up

  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,809

    Another chute

    3 riders down

    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,268

    You're off the hook, Rolf Sørensen was the jinx, he literally said there'd been no bad luck (crashes, mechanicals) less than a minute before

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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,471

    Wind Is picking up isn’t it?