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rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,326 Lives Here
edited March 2012 in Pro race
Sagan wins the first stage.
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  • jongingejonginge Posts: 5,945
    edited March 2012
    Pops a one-handed wheelie after the line according to twitterz
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,326 Lives Here
    Didn't see that.
  • jongingejonginge Posts: 5,945
    Well, it was nyvelocity so it could be a wind up...
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  • LangerDanLangerDan Posts: 6,132
    1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 4:33:41
    2 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana
    3 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
    4 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale
    5 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team
    6 Elia Favilli (Ita) Farense Vini-Selle Italia
    7 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto-Belisol
    8 Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Euphony
    9 Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
    10 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Big Mat
    'This week I 'ave been mostly been climbing like Basso - Shirley Basso.'
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    edited September 2015
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  • Art VandelayArt Vandelay Posts: 1,982
    Great shot.
  • Pretty funny video, certainly doesn't like the camera.

    http://youtu.be/_XAZHeIlFtU
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  • LangerDanLangerDan Posts: 6,132
    Looking at the finish, Guarnieri (Astana) has a strong sprint - he led out from 200m, took a good line along the barriers and only lost by a tyre.


    (Note - if you search for "Driedaagse de Panne 2012" on Youtube, one of the top search results is for Drag Queens of De Panne 2012. A broad spread of competitive interests, these Belgians)
    'This week I 'ave been mostly been climbing like Basso - Shirley Basso.'
  • blimblim Posts: 333
    Chavanel was active again, but Sagan's form is ominous for Sunday.

    I didn't understand Sagan (was he speaking Italian?) but even across the languages he reminds me of a ned (Scottish equivalent of a chav).
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    216km of flat today.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,326 Lives Here
    Kittel wins the sprint for stage 2.

    It's turning into a who's who of procycling front cover featured riders.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    edited September 2015
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  • andypandyp Posts: 8,398
    That Net App fella is very rotund for a pro cyclist isn't he?
  • andyp wrote:
    That Net App fella is very rotund for a pro cyclist isn't he?

    No, he's just breathing out. :wink:
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    edited September 2015
    3a
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  • Has the Vacansoleil rider just snapped both his brake cables?
  • LangerDanLangerDan Posts: 6,132
    Has the Vacansoleil rider just snapped both his brake cables?


    Thats Kenny van Hummel. He's more a climber. really.


    I see the portly Andre Schulze of NetApp is up in the gallop again.
    'This week I 'ave been mostly been climbing like Basso - Shirley Basso.'
  • LangerDan wrote:
    Thats Kenny van Hummel. He's more a climber. really.

    So has he just realised he's in the middle of a bunch sprint? Hence the terrified look in his face!
  • TusherTusher Posts: 2,762
    Sigh.

    Kenny.


    Another one of my heroes.


    Here's a couple of clips of his supremacy. He beats the broomwagon every time, one of the finest Lanterne's the Tour has known.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3chFwY6dpVs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV259aV ... F2B50E429D
  • Neil McCNeil McC Posts: 625
    Chav wins TT & overall
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Super. He used to be a total class act on a TT bike but left off developing that skill. This year he has said he wanted to focus more on it and was very happy that there were some ace TT riders joining the squad.
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,595
    Chavanel looking suspiciously Spartacus-like, today.
    Strong contender for the next 2 weekends.
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  • EKIMIKEEKIMIKE Posts: 2,232
    It was properly impressive! Although i think watching him fly past Sieberg, who was taking it easy on a road bike, made it look even more impressive. Beating Westra in a TT with his recent form is top class though.

    QS look good for a day of Boonen/Chavanel one-two attacks on Sunday. Cannot wait!
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,326 Lives Here
    Chavanel looking suspiciously Spartacus-like, today.
    Strong contender for the next 2 weekends.


    He's never doing that well by the time he gets to Roubaix.


    He was 2nd (or perhaps joint) strongest last Ronde, and was definitely the strongest by the time they got to the finish - he picked the wrong side and had to squeeze the brakes twice.

    He's more of a team player than Devolder though.

    It's all different though because the route is so difficult. Tactics will matter less.
  • blimblim Posts: 333
    Delighted to see Chavanel get the overall. He's put in a hell of a lot of work for OP-QS this season already. Not that he'll get much of a chance of personal glory the next two Sundays...
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    “I am also happy because this victory came in a time trial. I worked a lot during the winter on the time trial because, in the past, I was a three-time French champion time triallist. I used to be a good rider for the time trial, but in the last year, because of my back problem, I wasn't able to perform well. This winter I worked a lot on my position with the team staff and Specialized staff, and now we begin to see some results. I was 4th in Argentina, 6th in the Stage 1 Paris-Nice time trial, so I am reaching my objectives with my time trial bike.”
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  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,400
    I thought winning a race in a time trial wasn't really a win Frenchie?
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Did you seriously just ask that. Hmmm.....
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  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,400
    I asked it, but not entirely seriously :wink:
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    With a TT you do ALL the effort yourself. Correct me if I am wrong.
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