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Olympics All Format Spoiler Thread

RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,497
edited 23 July in Pro race
Road, track, MTB, BMX, athletics, swimming, hockey, rock climbing, break dancing...., it's all here

Let's open this up to other sports. Who has expertise? I can cover hockey.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,497
    I have to say I really liked the Pictogram guys in the opening ceremony.

    However, following the parade of 200 countries with celebrities signing Imagine -"Imagine there's no Countries" - is very dumb.
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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 17,786
    Can we keep this for bikes and anything else in here? https://forum.bikeradar.com/discussion/13116471/the-tokyo-2020-1-olympics-thread-spoilers-not-the-road-race-cycling#latest

    I liked the emoji guys too. The comedian's shtick didn't really travel.
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,623
    RichN95. said:

    Road, track, MTB, BMX, athletics, swimming, hockey, rock climbing, break dancing...., it's all here

    Let's open this up to other sports. Who has expertise? I can cover hockey.

    Since when has expertise come into the equation when offering an opinion on Olympic sport? Everyone will be an armchair expert on skateboarding, surfing and sport climbing in minutes just as they are with taekwondo, judo, archery or, in winter, curling.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,497
    Good god there are other parts to the forum. This is like the end of the film The Village (which I liked more than most)
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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 17,786
    RichN95. said:

    Good god there are other parts to the forum. This is like the end of the film The Village (which I liked more than most)
    It will probably end up talking about motorways or brexit, but worth a try not to pollute pro race with artistic swimming.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 17,786
    edited 23 July
    That climb with 30km to go in the road race looks serious. 4km of it at 12% should sort out anyone who isn't Slovenian (or Caruso maybe). Could be a good chase for those who get dropped, there might be far enough to make it back. Looking forward to this.
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,623

    That climb with 30km to go in the road race looks serious. 4km of it at 12% should sort out anyone who isn't Slovenian (or Caruso maybe). Could be a good chase for those who get dropped, there might be far enough to make it back. Looking forward to this.

    It's the reason I'm surprised so many have gone for WVA on PTP.
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,421
    I am thinking Remco will go long. 1 Slovenian will drop WVA on that berg, but that it will come back together and Wout will win a reduced sprint. The Rio road race shook out less hard than the parcours predicted and the climb is rather far this time from the finish. Figure the Belgian team shouldn't be caught out or surprised.
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  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,421
    The only reason I didn't go for Pogacar is me being worried the fatigue from the Tour would catch up with him here. Wout seemed to be getting into better and better shape (degrading less). Albeit Pogacar also won 2 MTF's just for fun at the end.
    Really think it's super open. Could be anyone among Pogacar, Roglic, WVA, Mollema (going long), Kwiatkowski etc.
    Shame MvdP isn't riding. I'd pick him if he was! 😛
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  • ProssPross Posts: 29,623
    Seems to be a break of 5 including Juraj Sagan with over 16:00 minute lead 140km to go. Huge lead but was closer to 20:00 a few km back.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,382 Lives Here
    Pross said:

    Seems to be a break of 5 including Juraj Sagan with over 16:00 minute lead 140km to go. Huge lead but was closer to 20:00 a few km back.

    Guess who’s already crashed?

    That’s right, Thomas and TGH

    GvA and Slovenia doing most of the work. Greg especially looks like he wants to make it hard
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,382 Lives Here
    Not at Fuji yet. That is looooong climb
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,382 Lives Here
    Usual Olympic complaint they won’t put up the kms to go permanently
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,382 Lives Here
    Heading into Fuji. Belgians are taking responsibility.

  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078

    Usual Olympic complaint they won’t put up the kms to go permanently

    What channel are you watching on? BBC Olympic Breakfast has it.
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  • joe_totale-2joe_totale-2 Posts: 1,333



    That’s right, Thomas and TGH

    Woke up, turned the telly on, got greeted with that news, just had to laugh
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,382 Lives Here
    elbowloh said:

    Usual Olympic complaint they won’t put up the kms to go permanently

    What channel are you watching on? BBC Olympic Breakfast has it.
    I player. They seem to put it on and off on the bottom right.

    Forecast chance of some rain at the end - might be some more Rio style carnage
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078

    elbowloh said:

    Usual Olympic complaint they won’t put up the kms to go permanently

    What channel are you watching on? BBC Olympic Breakfast has it.
    I player. They seem to put it on and off on the bottom right.

    Forecast chance of some rain at the end - might be some more Rio style carnage
    It's on permanently on the regular BBC one channel.

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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,382 Lives Here
    Greg is done for the day.

    100km to go. Tratnic and Benoot doing the work
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,382 Lives Here
    WvA very near the front
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,819
    elbowloh said:

    elbowloh said:

    Usual Olympic complaint they won’t put up the kms to go permanently

    What channel are you watching on? BBC Olympic Breakfast has it.
    I player. They seem to put it on and off on the bottom right.

    Forecast chance of some rain at the end - might be some more Rio style carnage
    It's on permanently on the regular BBC one channel.

    Same pictures on iPlayer and Eurosport. I guess a common feed.
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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,192
    RichN95. said:

    Road, track, MTB, BMX, athletics, swimming, hockey, rock climbing, break dancing...., it's all here

    Let's open this up to other sports. Who has expertise? I can cover hockey.

    I can do the surfing. A Brazilian will win the men's event. Waves are likely to be small and crappy and they've got by far the best surfers in those conditions
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  • ProssPross Posts: 29,623
    Gap to the break comes and goes but distance to go seems to have been constant for me. Is Peter Sagan riding? My assumption when I saw Juraj in the break was it is so his brother can just sit in.
  • alan_aalan_a Posts: 1,417
    Bored man is even admitting being done for the day / night.

  • ProssPross Posts: 29,623
    Lovely looking course.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,819
    Gawd, the BBC commentary is boring.
    Back over to Eurosport even with the ads, even if they bring in CK. 🤣🤣🤣
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  • ProssPross Posts: 29,623
    Some amateur action at the feed station. I hope the peloton are a bit more organised
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,623
    Thomas struggling a bit, dropping out at the deed station?
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,623
    Peloton splitting, probably due to feed station. Break look exhausted.
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