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  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    A big PTP moment today.

    Are you on the wrong side of the Sagan/Cav split?

    Yes! If I'd gone for Sagan then maybe I could have jinxed him.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 17,371
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  • dave milnedave milne Posts: 703
    gap down to 1:17, sky chasing
  • rozzer32rozzer32 Posts: 3,606
    dave milne wrote:
    who's going to chase from the peloton? too many teams represented in the break surely

    Only really RadioShack for Fabian but don't think they've got the team to do it. OPQS and Sky should really be bringing it back. Eisel vs Sagan vs Vandenbergh in a sprint, hmmmm wonder who would win that.
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  • TurfleTurfle Posts: 3,762
    They'll bring 'em back.
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 17,371
    rozzer32 wrote:
    dave milne wrote:
    who's going to chase from the peloton? too many teams represented in the break surely

    Only really RadioShack for Fabian but don't think they've got the team to do it. OPQS and Sky should really be bringing it back. Eisel vs Sagan vs Vandenbergh in a sprint, hmmmm wonder who would win that.


    Cancellara packed earlier
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  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    I'm glad Amador has pulled his arm warmers back up, I was getting worried he was going to catch his death.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • RundfahrtRundfahrt Posts: 551
    An interesting note about tv broadcasts: On American broadcasts they show what teams the riders are on when they list the members of the break, on Belgian, French and Italian broadcasts they just list the nationality.
  • rozzer32rozzer32 Posts: 3,606
    rozzer32 wrote:
    dave milne wrote:
    who's going to chase from the peloton? too many teams represented in the break surely

    Only really RadioShack for Fabian but don't think they've got the team to do it. OPQS and Sky should really be bringing it back. Eisel vs Sagan vs Vandenbergh in a sprint, hmmmm wonder who would win that.


    Cancellara packed earlier

    Oh cheers, must have missed that.
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  • dave milnedave milne Posts: 703
    cav, pippo helping with the chase
  • If that OPQS rider in the front group gets caught on camera going to the front he's sacked.
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  • RundfahrtRundfahrt Posts: 551
    Where is Hushovd?
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,975
    there just going to leave it to Sagan to do all/most the work again.
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  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    Rundfahrt wrote:
    Where is Hushovd?

    In the chase group with Cav.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Rundfahrt wrote:
    An interesting note about tv broadcasts: On American broadcasts they show what teams the riders are on when they list the members of the break, on Belgian, French and Italian broadcasts they just list the nationality.

    Interesting. Always wished they would show the teams not the nationalities. Guess it matters to them.
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,061
    Woooaaahhh SPOILER ALERT SPORZA BOYS!!!
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
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  • RundfahrtRundfahrt Posts: 551
    Rundfahrt wrote:
    An interesting note about tv broadcasts: On American broadcasts they show what teams the riders are on when they list the members of the break, on Belgian, French and Italian broadcasts they just list the nationality.

    Interesting. Always wished they would show the teams not the nationalities. Guess it matters to them.

    Yep, it bugs the heck out of me, especially during the earlier races when I am still getting used to new riders and guys on new teams.
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    edited March 2013
    Haussler really has spindly legs.

    So far this front group has not seen Amador, Vandenbergh or Eisel on the front.

    Ha ha Amador getting a telling off. He and Flecha exchange some choice words in Spanish. He really has an ugly riding style.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • dave milnedave milne Posts: 703
    gap going out, katusha, lotto on the front in the peleton
  • Sagan asks rest of group to come through, rest of group politely decline until Haussler takes it up again.
    "In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"

    @gietvangent
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,061
    ^^^Gap not shifting though....
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
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  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    OK Europcar rider has war paint on his face, they're not glasses.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • dave milnedave milne Posts: 703
    1:28 with 32k to go, in the balance
  • RundfahrtRundfahrt Posts: 551
    The Blanco rider in the peloton looks like he is wearing a white skateboard helmet with black tape on it.
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,832
    Eisel taking a turn. Why?
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,061
    Tell you what Ypres looks pretty nice...
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  • nevmannevman Posts: 1,611
    I wouldnt join any team that made me wear white leggings-so bad.Got a mate who stays that colour all summer-we call him Dulux.
    Whats the solution? Just pedal faster you baby.

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  • Bike race under the Menin Gate?

    Nice touch.
    "In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"

    @gietvangent
  • ddraver wrote:
    Tell you what Ypres looks pretty nice...

    I remember it being lovely, but I haven't been back since getting busted buying beer on a school trip there. :lol:
    "In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"

    @gietvangent
  • TurfleTurfle Posts: 3,762
    DeadCalm wrote:
    Eisel taking a turn. Why?

    I'd say Eisel vs Sagan, Bozic etc in a small group is a better bet than bunch sprint with EBH or Sutton vs Sagan, Cav, Greipel
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