Road Worlds

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Re: Road Worlds

Postby Brucey » 28 Sep 2019, 3:52pm

Paulatic wrote:
I don't think she can be expected to last to the finish, not by herself.

With 24km to go I think you were wrong there Brucey :D


yes by gum she's going to do it, what a ride!

106km by herself. Wow.

Makes up for Rio...

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Re: Road Worlds

Postby brynpoeth » 29 Sep 2019, 5:59am

Brucey wrote:just watching the women's road race and in the preamble Chris Boardman did a piece to camera on the bike, as normal. What was not normal was that he did it in street clothes, not cycling gear, and he used an electric bike. So do we think this is good because it appears to make cycling more inclusive, or is he just using the opportunity to help flog a few more eponymous electric bikes?

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Postby Spinners » 29 Sep 2019, 8:28am

Yes. A stunning long-distance solo win by Annemiek van Vleuten in the Women's RR yesterday. I had no idea it was the same girl who crashed so badly in the Olympics (at the time I thought she was a goner) until it was mentioned in the commentary.

Whose not to say that they don't double-up and also win the men's RR? I'll go for Niki Terpstra.
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Re: Road Worlds

Postby mjr » 29 Sep 2019, 8:56am

Men's race changed due to flooded roads. Buttertubs and Lofthouse(?) climbs gone, 9 laps not 7 of final circuit and 20mins later start. Van Derpoel, Gilbert, Sagan and Bennett to fight an uphill sprint?
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Re: Road Worlds

Postby 1982john » 29 Sep 2019, 8:58am

Great news for the sprinters.

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Postby mjr » 29 Sep 2019, 10:18am

1982john wrote:Great news for the sprinters.

Less great for them is that a group of big hitters including Roglic, Quintana, Carapaz, Bodnar and Dillier is already 2 minutes ahead with 230km to go. It's looking like a long hard chase for the teams wanting a sprint.
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Postby Brucey » 29 Sep 2019, 10:53am

On the one hand there is a ten-man break, which is a good size, and on the other hand there is over 200km to go....if it was a ProTour race you would say there is a pretty good chance of the break being chased down. However in this race it needs an alliance between several countries with strong teams in order for them to be chased down. Whilst the break is intact, any team with a strong rider within it won't be so inclined to chase, and no single team is going to expend themselves until they have no choice.

It is an interesting dynamic for sure; at present the break is still going out; about three minutes.

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Re: Road Worlds

Postby Paulatic » 29 Sep 2019, 11:12am

BBC red button coverage abysmal switching to BBC2 and missing the climb. Thankfully I could switch To Eurosport
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Postby mjr » 29 Sep 2019, 11:33am

Paulatic wrote:BBC red button coverage abysmal switching to BBC2 and missing the climb. Thankfully I could switch To Eurosport

I've both on screen. BBC now recapping the climb. Hopefully soon live because I can almost recite the Zwift ad verbatim. A half hour gap in live coverage really is micturate poor by BBC but sadly typical of their abysmal cycling coverage.
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Re: Road Worlds

Postby geocycle » 29 Sep 2019, 11:35am

Horribly wet up here. Was going to cycle over to Hawes but decided not to last night. Pleased I made that call now they’ve changed the route. So sorry for those in Swaledale and fans who have paid to stay in the Dales. Hope there’s no flooding damage.

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Postby mjr » 29 Sep 2019, 11:46am

Finally BBC resumes live coverage!
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Postby mjr » 29 Sep 2019, 1:07pm

Does anyone have a link to the GPS map to dotwatch when no camera shots available due to plane refuelling?
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Re: Road Worlds

Postby The utility cyclist » 29 Sep 2019, 3:31pm

6 riders with 50seconds with only 13 miles to go.
Van der Peol and Trentin looking strongest, Moscon hanging in, Ben Swift still in the chasing pack at last sighting but only has about 20 riders in it, Belgium putting their riders forward to try and close the gap but lost one of their main riders due to a crash and couldn't recover.

All looking like the breakaway will make it stick but you never know.

Moscon drops off the front group, his day is done by looks of his head drop, nope Moscon gets back on, well done son.

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Re: Road Worlds

Postby The utility cyclist » 29 Sep 2019, 4:19pm

Epic finish, properly brutal parcours and brilliant that the weather added into things, Teo GH absolutely in shellshock/spent but well done to him and all the rest that made it over the line, if they hadn't have shortened the course today I reckon they'd have been less than 20 finishers.
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Re: Road Worlds

Postby TrevA » 29 Sep 2019, 4:20pm

Pedersen wins!

I thought MVDP and then Trentin had it in the bag, but it’s never over til it’s over.
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