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E3 Harelbeke *spoiler*

rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,291 Lives Here
edited March 2012 in Pro race
Now that it's a World-Tour event, it deserves its own event.

Story so far seems to be Boonen vs Cancellara.

Is it going to be 2010 all over again?
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  • Is it going to be 2010 all over again?

    Nope, more like 2011 all over again!

    :D
  • blimblim Posts: 333
    Gent-Wevelgem is suffering these days, isn't it? E3's popularity has soared, because its parcours is so similar to the Ronde.

    A re-run of 2010's E3 would go down very nicely.
    kop van de wedstrijd
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,291 Lives Here
    blim wrote:
    Gent-Wevelgem is suffering these days, isn't it? E3's popularity has soared, because its parcours is so similar to the Ronde.

    A re-run of 2010's E3 would go down very nicely.


    A bigger and better start list helps a lot.
  • MoomaloidMoomaloid Posts: 2,040
    To celebrate its new status... i'm working from home to make sure i don't miss it :)
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,291 Lives Here
    Moomaloid wrote:
    To celebrate its new status... i'm working from home to make sure i don't miss it :)

    Pfft.

    I'm going to try and avoid it all and watch a sporza download tonight.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    edited March 2012
    Contador is the Greatest
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,400
    Going on a boys weekend so will miss both E3 and GW. Weather is sunny and winds are light according to the forecast.
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,291 Lives Here
    Vaniuewekerk (commentator who is on the 'motor' for E3) was joking with Tankink over twitter about giving him some extra 'salts' mid -way through the race because it's so hot.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,291 Lives Here
    Peloton's riding fast no-one's getting away. Chavanel has a small problem apparently.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,291 Lives Here
    Cancellara en Bennati caught up in a crash in the Peloton.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,291 Lives Here
    Back in the peloton now.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,291 Lives Here
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    Frederique Robert retires.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,631
    It's an absolutly stunning day over here - we re getting some of the good weather you ve all been having recently, perfect blue skys and properly warm for the first time.

    May even be censored Monday, you know.... :|:wink:
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,400
    Rick, I thought you were going to avoid the race and watch it later? Naughty boy.
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,291 Lives Here
    Rick, I thought you were going to avoid the race and watch it later? Naughty boy.

    Can follow it till the TV cameras come on ;).
  • peterst6906peterst6906 Posts: 530
    First hour at 50kph and a group of 8 go off the front.

    Now the cycling season has started. Monsters, all of them.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,291 Lives Here
    http://www.twitvid.com/0R3OB

    Vanieuwekerk is live video-blogging from the motor that goes alongside the riders.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,291 Lives Here
    He's putting a lot of videos up on that link.
  • Art VandelayArt Vandelay Posts: 1,982
    Sporza on!
  • peterst6906peterst6906 Posts: 530
    Sporza on!

    Yes, but as usual they are talking too much. Wish they would go direct to the action.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,291 Lives Here
    Alright guys.

    Cya later.

    Judging from the Belgian/Dutch explosion on my twitter feed, it's already a good'un.

    Will be here to pass regal like comments in the evening :)
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,291 Lives Here
    (Btw, they've already done the Muur).
  • peterst6906peterst6906 Posts: 530
    Woohoo, racing now being shown.
  • Art VandelayArt Vandelay Posts: 1,982
    Farnese with 3 in the break. Pozzato puncture but bunch going very slowly. 73km to go, lead group 2:09
  • Art VandelayArt Vandelay Posts: 1,982
    Chute! 2 project down
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Looked like a big one. Someone probably unable to dispose of a bottle responsibly.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • smithy21smithy21 Posts: 2,204
    Must be. No Katusha down :twisted:
  • peterst6906peterst6906 Posts: 530
    Replay of the crash was spectactular
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Didn't realise Gatto was one of the guys in the break, good good.
    Contador is the Greatest
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