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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:43 pm 
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Dumoulin will absolutely smash this.


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Good job them Norweigens aren't into rugby or we'd be buggered, what a check :lol:


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Good job them Norweigens aren't into rugby or we'd be buggered, what a check :lol:

No arms. Red all day :lol:


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Good job them Norweigens aren't into rugby or we'd be buggered, what a check :lol:

No arms. Red all day :lol:

Reminds me of SBW in the league days :lol:


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Dennis goes through the time check with blood pissing down his leg and Eurosport commentary can't work out how he's dropped down the rankings... :lol:

Great win for Dumoulin though I still can't warm to the guy after the pissing and moaning he did after colliding with Cav a few years back.

Sensational ride by Froome to grab a bronze medal. :o


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:58 pm 
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Dumoulin is an absolute beast. :thumbup: Great rider.


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Dumoulin is an absolute beast. :thumbup: Great rider.

Bit of a gauntlet thrown down ahead of next year's Tour. We'll have to see the route when it comes out next month, but if Froome and Dumoulin both arrive in shape and in form it could be an epic clash. All it's really missing is a younger Alberto Contador.


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Dumoulin is an absolute beast. :thumbup: Great rider.

Bit of a gauntlet thrown down ahead of next year's Tour. We'll have to see the route when it comes out next month, but if Froome and Dumoulin both arrive in shape and in form it could be an epic clash. All it's really missing is a younger Alberto Contador.

2009 Contador would be ten minutes up the road.


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Decent effort by Hammish Bond given it's his first real go at cycling and he's a legend in another sport.


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Cookson Goooooneeee !!!


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Decent effort by Hammish Bond given it's his first real go at cycling and he's a legend in another sport.


He was lying 16th before his puncture. Look at the names that put him in amongst!

I reckon he'll be a real contender come 2020.


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Decent effort by Hammish Bond given it's his first real go at cycling and he's a legend in another sport.


He was lying 16th before his puncture. Look at the names that put him in amongst!

I reckon he'll be a real contender come 2020.

At the age of 34? It's a fantastic result, even without the flat, but let's be honest, he's left the transition pretty late to make a real go of it.

If it turns out he can get over the lumpy bits,I'm sure he'll get a GT ride next year.


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Decent effort by Hammish Bond given it's his first real go at cycling and he's a legend in another sport.


He was lying 16th before his puncture. Look at the names that put him in amongst!

I reckon he'll be a real contender come 2020.

At the age of 34? It's a fantastic result, even without the flat, but let's be honest, he's left the transition pretty late to make a real go of it.

If it turns out he can get over the lumpy bits,I'm sure he'll get a GT ride next year.



can he handle himself in a bunch? not followed his progress at all.


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Cookson Goooooneeee !!!

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bad news the replacement is a French politician that is linked to Sarkozy


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DOB wrote:
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Decent effort by Hammish Bond given it's his first real go at cycling and he's a legend in another sport.


He was lying 16th before his puncture. Look at the names that put him in amongst!

I reckon he'll be a real contender come 2020.

At the age of 34? It's a fantastic result, even without the flat, but let's be honest, he's left the transition pretty late to make a real go of it.

If it turns out he can get over the lumpy bits,I'm sure he'll get a GT ride next year.


Yes, at 34. Can't see that being a problem for him.

Lumpy bits are not ideal for him as he's quite a big guy for a cyclist (but nowhere near as big as his former partner Eric Murray!); I'd see the 2020 TT as being his goal and he'll be hoping for a relatively flat one.


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It'll be tough to train for TTs and TTs only, which now that Ive read up on him, seems to be all he's been doing. Because there aren't that many pure TT events on the UCI calendar any more. If he can get a ride with a pro team, he'll have a lot to learn about riding in a bunch, just to get through a stage race long enough to compete in the TT.

A good track season might be a place to start on that, though. Pair up with a decent sprinter for a few 6-days and the learning curve should steepen dramatically.


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Cookson Goooooneeee !!!

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bad news the replacement is a French politician that is linked to Sarkozy

ASO shill.


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Tommy Miller needs to grow a pair;

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/dumouli ... ambitions/


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DOB wrote:
It'll be tough to train for TTs and TTs only, which now that Ive read up on him, seems to be all he's been doing. Because there aren't that many pure TT events on the UCI calendar any more. If he can get a ride with a pro team, he'll have a lot to learn about riding in a bunch, just to get through a stage race long enough to compete in the TT.

A good track season might be a place to start on that, though. Pair up with a decent sprinter for a few 6-days and the learning curve should steepen dramatically.


it would be quite the story if he could make it.

A chap from my club who is now riding world tour level said his first season in belgium was a baptism of fire. All the old pros at a race would single him out and lean on him and push him about to check if he could handle a bike. He found it quite tough and that was someone who had been racing since he was a nipper.


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Laurent wrote:
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Cookson Goooooneeee !!!

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bad news the replacement is a French politician that is linked to Sarkozy

ASO shill.

:D :thumbup:

by all accounts he trashed Cookson though


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Who’s watching? Such a contrast from that shite in Qatar last year. Top racing, brilliant crowds.


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Great race so far.

16 second sticky bottle from one of the Italians there. :shock:


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Oh well, thats one sports tv director that will be getting his books. Jokeshop


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Sagan??


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Gutted for Kristoff.


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3 in row. Legend


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Least he has had a haircut. Bling couldn't even hold his wheel his sprint was so good.


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3 in row. Legend


Absolutely incredible achievement.


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Incredible from Sagan.


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Who’s watching? Such a contrast from that shite in Qatar last year. Top racing, brilliant crowds.

Caught the last lap... until I didn't. Thought Alaphilippe might have enough in the tank to hold on, especially when he left Moscon behind.

Fair play to Sagan. He never has much of a team, but he knows how to win the Worlds.


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What a hero Sagan is.


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Bollocks I missed it. :x


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Road cycling is, for me, a nearly sport. Surely they can have a rolling graphic showing all of the field in order to make finding your riders easier. I recall at the CHC Commonwealth Games there was something. I mean, we rarely saw Sagan, saw Kristoff early a lot, and Bauer a couple of times, but even going on the net, while the race was on wasn't really user friendly.

Did have to laugh when my OSN feed lost all the Moto pics about 4 kms from the finish.


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Legendary win from Peter Sagan since it's his third in a row, the only rider to have achieved this. Sadly this time, he was litterally invisible the entire race, which is not my idea of cycling...

Julian Alaphilippe was immense and IMO deserved the win. He destroyed the field in Salmon Hill, and still had the jump to let Moscon behind as the Italian was becoming more of a liability. Julian looked the part. Alas video cameras stopped working in the last few km (what a let down from the Norwegian organisers, in an otherwise absolutely superb week - and Bergen is such a gorgeaous city) so we did not see exacty who reeled in, probably a combination of Italians/Belgians?


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Legendary win from Peter Sagan since it's his third in a row, the only rider to have achieved this. Sadly this time, he was litterally invisible the entire race, which is not my idea of cycling...

Julian Alaphilippe was immense and IMO deserved the win. He destroyed the field in Salmon Hill, and still had the jump to let Moscon behind as the Italian was becoming more of a liability. Julian looked the part. Alas video cameras stopped working in the last few km (what a let down from the Norwegian organisers, in an otherwise absolutely superb week - and Bergen is such a gorgeaous city) so we did not see exacty who reeled in, probably a combination of Italians/Belgians?


If Alaphilippe had stayed away then he would have earned a well-deserved win.

Absolutely bizarre begrudging Sagan that win. He is the biggest marked-man in any race he has a chance of winning, whole teams base their strategy around f*cking with him, and he still gets the job done.


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Legendary win from Peter Sagan since it's his third in a row, the only rider to have achieved this. Sadly this time, he was litterally invisible the entire race, which is not my idea of cycling...

Julian Alaphilippe was immense and IMO deserved the win. He destroyed the field in Salmon Hill, and still had the jump to let Moscon behind as the Italian was becoming more of a liability. Julian looked the part. Alas video cameras stopped working in the last few km (what a let down from the Norwegian organisers, in an otherwise absolutely superb week - and Bergen is such a gorgeaous city) so we did not see exacty who reeled in, probably a combination of Italians/Belgians?


So were Swift and Matthews who also contended the sprint. It was only cause lost pictures of the commentators would have been ejaculating over Sagan appearing at front of the pack. They couldn't even tell it wasn't Bosen Hagen when came round th corner even though no chance he would have leadnout from that far.


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Looked to me like Alaphilippe made his move just slightly too soon, he did well to hold his lead for as long as he did but looked like he needed the top of Salmon hill to come about 300m sooner and wasn't able to extend the gap much after the initial move.

Was that Kiryienka who was the last man to get swallowed up before the line? Good effort from him too, a slightly better coordinated effort by him and Alaphilippe might have stayed away.

I don't think Sagan can be blamed for hiding in the wheels given his long experience of others refusing to work with him/working against him in promising break situations.


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Legendary win from Peter Sagan since it's his third in a row, the only rider to have achieved this. Sadly this time, he was litterally invisible the entire race, which is not my idea of cycling...

Julian Alaphilippe was immense and IMO deserved the win. He destroyed the field in Salmon Hill, and still had the jump to let Moscon behind as the Italian was becoming more of a liability. Julian looked the part. Alas video cameras stopped working in the last few km (what a let down from the Norwegian organisers, in an otherwise absolutely superb week - and Bergen is such a gorgeaous city) so we did not see exacty who reeled in, probably a combination of Italians/Belgians?


So were Swift and Matthews who also contended the sprint. It was only cause lost pictures of the commentators would have been ejaculating over Sagan appearing at front of the pack. They couldn't even tell it wasn't Bosen Hagen when came round th corner even though no chance he would have leadnout from that far.


Krystoff was pretty much invisible too for that matter.


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Legendary win from Peter Sagan since it's his third in a row, the only rider to have achieved this. Sadly this time, he was litterally invisible the entire race, which is not my idea of cycling...

Julian Alaphilippe was immense and IMO deserved the win. He destroyed the field in Salmon Hill, and still had the jump to let Moscon behind as the Italian was becoming more of a liability. Julian looked the part. Alas video cameras stopped working in the last few km (what a let down from the Norwegian organisers, in an otherwise absolutely superb week - and Bergen is such a gorgeaous city) so we did not see exacty who reeled in, probably a combination of Italians/Belgians?


Like virtually every sprint stage, except that at the worlds you rarely see any of the teams able to form a train, therefore everyone is all over the place.


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