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Pro Cycling Discussion 2020

Discussion in 'Pedal Powered' started by Roady, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. GSVBagpuss

    Mobster

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    Quintana looked great yesterday (and fantastic of GCN to provide the coverage) and sounds like he set a new record of the first 9km of Ventoux that they raced. Arcea Samsic off a great start this year.
     
  2. Berger

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    Yeah it’s great HD coverage streamed to the TV (YouTube).

    How do Eurosport and others do it so badly!
     
  3. SoliD

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    ITV have Paris Nice this year on top of Criterium Du Dauphine, Le Tour and Vuelta, they do the best highlights package by a country mile so a great addition! Under 2 weeks until Omloop!
     
  4. #Chri5#

    Soldato

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    Hopefully Quest will show the Giro highlights each night again this year.

    Anyone got any Eurosport Player offers for my spring classic fix?
     
  5. GSVBagpuss

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    Remco makes cycling look just ridiculously easy

    And then dedicated the win to Nicolas Maes who last his baby recently. What a man (who’s not yet a man!)
     
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  6. xdcx

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    The smile on my face has reached max size looking at the Belgian weather forecasts for Saturday.
    YUSSSSSS.
     
  7. SoliD

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    Are they as grim as over here with a smattering of gusts?
     
  8. xdcx

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    Wind, wind and more wind.
    WvA is now riding for Jumbo also. Team statement is that he is riding the Omloop because they are anticipating future races being cancelled.... read from that what you will but I guess this means MSR is looking like a cancellation is coming due to coronavirus.
     
  9. Berger

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    Some fast TP times today on the track. Denmark smashing a new WR.

    Also UAE tour zzzzz. Only stage 2 was the interesting one. And tomorrow is just a carbon copy of yesterday’s stage with the same climb used at the finish, precluded by lots of flat...
     
  10. Jonny ///M

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    Yeah I've been catching a lot of it as we got a 50" TV in the shop now with a Eurosport subscription.

    Looks good in the background with all the sunshine but the actual racing looks pretty boring. :o
     
  11. SoliD

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    See gb still using the old bikes and equipment. Mind games as usual 6 months out!
     
  12. GSVBagpuss

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    Last two stages of the UAE tour cancelled due to covid—19. MSR will be cancelled I suspect and I wonder what it mean for the Giro
     
  13. xdcx

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    MvdP out of the Omloop with "the flu".
    MSR definitely going to be cancelled I think.
     
  14. Berger

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    Women’s OHN live on GCN from start to finish now.

    Weather looks OK, dry roads and a little windy.
     
  15. GSVBagpuss

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    Moscon being Moscon again. Ineos look awful once more for not dealing with him
     
  16. xdcx

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    Moscon just needs a good old fashioned punch in the chops to sort him out I reckon. I'm a willing volunteer. I cannot even stand the sight of his face.

    Kasper Asgreen is my new man crush. What do they feed these guys in Denmark? They're harder than nails.
     
  17. SoliD

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    Absolutely fantastic ride by Asgren yesterday! The weather didn't make the races as interesting as hoped unfortunately but they were brutal! Hopefully Strade Bianche will go ahead next Saturday!
     
  18. Roady

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    LOL. Birthday shower!

    Wasn't he riding in their colours last year? Could've sworn he was...

    Sweet! Perfect when things are a little slow! :D

    Typical Moscon, but equally hilarious to see him do something similar again. Briliant! All adds to the entertainment!

    Agreed. What a MACHINE! Became a fan after Flanders last year, then his TT ride in the Worlds. Nails! Still only 25 too!

    He's like a friendly ghost version of traditional Tony Martin. :cool:

    Expecting good things from Harry Tanfield this year. Last ride title from his training yesterday says he's off to BE ready for 'something'.
     
  19. Roady

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    There's an image going around of Robert Gesink TT'ing on his rig, in full aero position, on a Tacx Magnum (treadmill!). On Zwift. Actually going up an incline on the extensions. Awesome/impressive! :cool:
     
  20. Bear

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    Yes he was, he gashed his thigh crashing into a barrier on a corner in the TT during the Tour de France last year that put him out for the rest of the year if you remember. I also remember him animating Paris Roubaix after chasing back on after a crash and a mechanical only to bonk near the end and never forget how empty he was with those dead eyes staring into the distance lying on the ground after he finished
     
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