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**spoiler** Paris - Roubaix 2018

rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,386 Lives Here
edited October 2018 in Pro race
Damp on the course, but 20 degrees forecast.


Small chance of a rain shower during the race.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,386 Lives Here
    I’m still unpacking / assembling furniture/ finding out shops outside of London don’t open early on Sundays so no chance for maps etc
  • Does anyone know the approximate ETA (GMT) for the first riders into the Forest of Arenberg? Thanks.

    DD.
  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 3,946
    Alpecin advert ridiculous
  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 3,946
    Canyon advert cool though.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,386 Lives Here
    Does anyone know the approximate ETA (GMT) for the first riders into the Forest of Arenberg? Thanks.

    DD.

    Usually around 13:00-14:00 IIRC
  • Does anyone know the approximate ETA (GMT) for the first riders into the Forest of Arenberg? Thanks.

    DD.

    Usually around 13:00-14:00 IIRC

    Thank you.

    DD.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,386 Lives Here
    Terpstra bought all teammates a Rolex to say thanks
  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 3,946
    For Flanders?
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,386 Lives Here
    Aye
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,386 Lives Here
    Right guys I’m off to the tip.

    If my prediction is right when I get back the break of the day won’t have formed.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 11,993
    Slight mechanical tweak for Vanmarcke.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,627
    Deep joy: Rob Hatch, as per.

    More censored graphics from me.

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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,198
    Well a break of 6 is away with about 40", but QS still patrolling the front and a couple of chancers are on a potato hunt.

    QS let it go a little earlier than expected maybe, but it didn't really get settled until now - 50km gone.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,386 Lives Here
    Just buying lightbulbs - break of the day? Who’s in it?
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,064
    Daniel [email protected]

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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,198
    Just buying lightbulbs - break of the day? Who’s in it?

    Not sure tbh, Soler is one of them.
    It's up to 9 riders now, with 2'30"
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,198
    Here'es the break:
    Soupe Soler Smukulis Thomson Robeet Duquennoy Wallays Dillier Bystrom

    Pics of some of the secteurs show some damp and a bit of slippery mud still about.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,386 Lives Here
    I’m back - the bulb fits! I went for 40w. Wonder if I’ll regret that or not.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,386 Lives Here
    Honestly, lightbulbs are a nightmare.

    Anyway we’re in the snooze moment, so bring on the hoovering.
  • Just tuned in Soler and Soupe ? That is two ends of a wide spectrum. Soler.. Marc Soler ??? Really. Soler ? :)
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,386 Lives Here
    Just tuned in Soler and Soupe ? That is two ends of a wide spectrum. Soler.. Marc Soler ??? Really. Soler ? :)

    I would imagine he feels it’s safer riding out front but fair play, it ain’t easy!
  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,129
    Just tuned in Soler and Soupe ? That is two ends of a wide spectrum. Soler.. Marc Soler ??? Really. Soler ? :)


    Thats what i thought. This is not a race for Movistar :)
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,536
    Anything to report? I've been watching the hockey.
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  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,129
    Movistar now faceplanting to avoid the cobbles
  • RichN95 wrote:
    Anything to report? I've been watching the hockey.

    Yes Soler ixs in the early break ......of Roubaix. Like seeing an exotic bird at Christmas
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,198
    You're right about not a race for Movistar, Olivera just summersaulted into the verge, no idea what happened, chain jammed or hopped when he stood up maybe? Abandoned.

    Keung has also abandoned
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,129
    the first cobbles have a 3star categorie but they dont look too awful to me. (from the comfort of my setee)
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,198
    Break are on the first section. Peloton should reach it in about 7 minutes.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,198
    the first cobbles have a 3star categorie but they dont look too awful to me. (from the comfort of my setee)

    Entrance was OK, but just mud now.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,129
    i take my earlier comment about it looking easy back :)
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