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Le CommentateurLe Commentateur Posts: 4,174
edited August 2011 in Pro race
So, a downhill prologue in Colorado.

I wonder if they will have any bermed or rocky singletrack sections.
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  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    Vandevelde leading - it took him 8'29" to do 8.3 km :o

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  • cameronecamerone Posts: 1,232
    Downhill timetrial. Ambulance for schlecks.....
  • Just heard the first "Big George" of the week from Phil. :D
  • TusherTusher Posts: 2,762
    Wow, it has spectators. Enthusiastic spectators. Unlike the Vuelta.
  • jp1985jp1985 Posts: 434
    Just heard the first "Big George" of the week from Phil. :D

    Its better than "Gorgeous George" form Carlton Kirby
  • andylavandylav Posts: 307
    Just heard the first "Big George" of the week from Phil. :D

    Anyone heard the first 'Tommy D' for Tom Danielson yet ?
  • yenrodyenrod Posts: 135
    LIGGET is getting all 'larnce' over the schlecks...gushy etc...makes me sick when they start it...really gets to me !

    Interesting to hear Sherwen having to fill in whilst they where sorting the Podium Ceremony - actually made sense for once !!!!! lol
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  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Is this on Eurosport at all ?
  • DoobzDoobz Posts: 2,800
    cougie wrote:
    Is this on Eurosport at all ?

    yea was on last night.. It was a bit weird. They had those tracking image things they use in nascar racing. Would be pretty cool if they could get it to work for a few riders in a break etc..
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  • andylavandylav Posts: 307
    cougie wrote:
    Is this on Eurosport at all ?

    Live every night at 21:00 - 23:00 hrs. Probably a highlights programme the following day.

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  • Doobz wrote:
    cougie wrote:
    Is this on Eurosport at all ?

    yea was on last night.. It was a bit weird. They had those tracking image things they use in nascar racing. Would be pretty cool if they could get it to work for a few riders in a break etc..

    It's being broadcast live, mostly on Eurosport 2, so a couple of hours from around 9pm here all week.
  • jp1985 wrote:
    Just heard the first "Big George" of the week from Phil. :D

    Its better than "Gorgeous George" form Carlton Kirby

    Hmmm, what is it Carlton wants us to think, I wonder.
  • Dave_1Dave_1 Posts: 9,512
    How do they decide the most aggressive rider award in the prologue??

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/pate-ea ... -challenge

    Boardman would have won it in 1995 TDF opener maybe? :wink:
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,456 Lives Here
    Dave_1 wrote:
    How do they decide the most aggressive rider award in the prologue??

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/pate-ea ... -challenge

    Boardman would have won it in 1995 TDF opener maybe? :wink:

    The same way they do in the Tour?

    Pick the guy who is locally popular and screw the rest.
  • Dave_1Dave_1 Posts: 9,512
    Dave_1 wrote:
    How do they decide the most aggressive rider award in the prologue??

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/pate-ea ... -challenge

    Boardman would have won it in 1995 TDF opener maybe? :wink:

    The same way they do in the Tour?

    Pick the guy who is locally popular and screw the rest.

    but doesn't the local pro have do a suicidal break or be in a few moves to get the partial local judge to award the local. I can't see where a short TT allows that
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,456 Lives Here
    Dave_1 wrote:
    Dave_1 wrote:
    How do they decide the most aggressive rider award in the prologue??

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/pate-ea ... -challenge

    Boardman would have won it in 1995 TDF opener maybe? :wink:

    The same way they do in the Tour?

    Pick the guy who is locally popular and screw the rest.

    but doesn't the local pro have do a suicidal break or be in a few moves to get the partial local judge to award the local. I can't see where a short TT allows that

    But there were no suicidal breaks - ergo the local favourite gets the prize.

    Even if you get into a suicidal Tour break, if you're not French, you're going to have to put in a special ride to get the red number.
  • LangerDanLangerDan Posts: 6,132
    Even if you get into a suicidal Tour break, if you're not French, you're going to have to put in a special ride to get the red number.

    Exactly. Hoogerland and Flecha had to arrange to get knocked over by a car to stop Tommy V getting the number on the road to Saint- Flour
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  • MoomaloidMoomaloid Posts: 2,040
    The finale best be good today coz its desperately boring so far..
  • Was a bit dull until 4kms to go. I would like to have seen Leipheimer win like that in a European race.
  • Dave_1Dave_1 Posts: 9,512
    The Vail TT stage provides a little era comparison to 1987..1500ft, 16km. Andy Hampsten held the course record of 26:33.43 set during the 1987 Coors Classic until Ben Day broke it at the 2008 Teva Mountain Games with a ride of 25:48, which is also when Chris Baldwin rode the course in 26:29.
    then

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  • The 6 hour+ live picture FAIL has started:
    18 miles done. Lot of talk and the finish line.
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  • Le CommentateurLe Commentateur Posts: 4,174
    edited August 2011
    Wow he literally bit the road!


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  • DoobzDoobz Posts: 2,800
    Wow he literally bit the road!

    Eugh that was nasty..

    Laurens ten Dam V2 but on the pave and not the grass.. Not cool to see..
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  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Doobz wrote:
    Wow he literally bit the road!

    Eugh that was nasty..

    Laurens ten Dam V2 but on the pave and not the grass.. Not cool to see..

    Who?
  • DoobzDoobz Posts: 2,800
    afx237vi wrote:

    Who?

    there was a big crash with basso involved. Two riders stayed down on the deck and one of them looked pretty nasty.. No idea on the name of the riders or the teams..
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  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,395
    Danger of bear attack? WTF :shock:

    I think they've misunderstood the concept of attacking racing
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  • cameronecamerone Posts: 1,232
    This race will die a death. They Cannot get tv coverage to work. Absolutely pathetic.
  • Well, that was a surprise ending. :lol:
  • slimreaperslimreaper Posts: 738
    camerone wrote:
    This race will die a death. They Cannot get tv coverage to work. Absolutely pathetic.

    +1
    Appaling coverage. Does not bode well for the race does it?
    Was not great yesterday either.
    Actually feel sorry for Carlton Kirby (who normally annoys the c**p out of me) and Brian Smith having to keep commentary going.
  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,395
    Even the Italians are better than this.

    Why do they bother if they can't do a proper job? Wasn't quite as dull today either.
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