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Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


serious gaylord posted:

Retire already Van Avermaet

The Tokyo Olympics will get canceled entirely and he'll decide to use the gold highlights for another four years

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serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


I love all this. Some proper attacks here.

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Starting to get spicy now, and all without GVA :nice:

Loving Africa Chaps
Dec 3, 2007


We had not left it yet, but when I would wake in the night, I would lie, listening, homesick for it already.



Common lads wrap this up in the next 15 mins

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Its great that theres no clear sprint favourite so they're all gonna go for it long.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


Schachmann is scary good, I think he's a bit slept on for the big classics

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Feels Villeneuve posted:

Schachmann is scary good, I think he's a bit slept on for the big classics

When your team has Sagan you don't get to be the leader at classics very often.

Loving Africa Chaps
Dec 3, 2007


We had not left it yet, but when I would wake in the night, I would lie, listening, homesick for it already.



The UAE kit is consistently dogshit

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


serious gaylord posted:

When your team has Sagan you don't get to be the leader at classics very often.

I remember him staying in the lead at Pais Vasco for a long time for a supposed non-climber, too.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Loving Africa Chaps posted:

The UAE kit is consistently dogshit

Formolo's jersey better or worse than Aru's Italian Jersey at Astana?

Bud Manstrong
Dec 11, 2003

The Curse of the Flying Criosphinx


Loving Africa Chaps posted:

The UAE kit is consistently dogshit

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

Go on Wout

bicievino
Feb 5, 2015



I love WOUT even though seeing him on rim brakes confuses me

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Jinx man here - looks like Wout has got it

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


Feel bad for WOUT doing this finish without crowds

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



van aert is good.

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Yay :toot:

Loving Africa Chaps
Dec 3, 2007


We had not left it yet, but when I would wake in the night, I would lie, listening, homesick for it already.



Good race once I finally watched it

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

Okay finish lines with no crowds are proper weird

Loving Africa Chaps
Dec 3, 2007


We had not left it yet, but when I would wake in the night, I would lie, listening, homesick for it already.



peanut- posted:

Okay finish lines with no crowds are proper weird

Just like the UAE tour

bicievino
Feb 5, 2015



peanut- posted:

Okay finish lines with no crowds are proper weird

Yes, but on the flipside, the finishing climb at Burgos felt SO unsafe with so many crowds. I'd rather take "that's weird, it's so empty" over "racing is cancelled in 2 weeks because crowds are yelling in riders faces like it's 2019".

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Yeah, this finish in particular just had to be closed down.

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

Inventor of the Marmite pasty


Oh ffs I forgot the Strade Bianche was today.

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

Owned

https://twitter.com/daniellloyd1/status/1289820222472388609

moctopus
Nov 28, 2005



Does anyone know if Tour de Pologne is being streamed online any place other than Eurosport?

bicievino
Feb 5, 2015



moctopus posted:

Does anyone know if Tour de Pologne is being streamed online any place other than Eurosport?

Legit:
GCN Race Pass in the US/CAN.

Illegit:
tiz cycling

MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

A bracing glass of carrot juice!


Biggest crash I've seen in the tour of poland sprint, loving hell

(Groenewegen pushed Jakobsen into the barriers about 5m before the line)

(edited for choice of words)

MrL_JaKiri fucked around with this message at 16:32 on Aug 5, 2020

carborexic
Nov 9, 2008



Yeah that's up there with the worst I've ever seen... drat, hope Jakobsen is all right.

moctopus
Nov 28, 2005



https://twitter.com/wcsbike/status/1291048127823314945

That's the crash. At first it reminded me of the Sagan/Cav crash a bit because I thought Groenewegen at first was just balancing himself. But then you see how far from center he drifts. Yikes.

There was a crash in Milano Torino too.

moctopus fucked around with this message at 16:45 on Aug 5, 2020

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

The assassination of Fabio Jakobsen by the coward Groenewegen.

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



moctopus posted:

https://twitter.com/wcsbike/status/1291048127823314945

That's the crash. At first it reminded me of the Sagan/Cav crash a bit because I thought Groenewegen at first was just balancing himself. But then you see how far from center he drifts. Yikes.

There was a crash in Milano Torino too.

loving hell

bicievino
Feb 5, 2015



That crash was awful.

Will be curious to see whether there's a penalty. I've heard differing statements (not about this sprint specifically) from UCI commissaires - some saying that a sprinter that maintains a consistent direction of travel from when the sprint was engaged to the finish line is okay, even if that means they are not perfectly parallel with the road. Others interpret

quote:

Sprints
2.3.036 Riders shall be strictly forbidden to deviate from the lane they selected when launching
into the sprint and, in so doing, endangering others.
more strictly, suggesting that IF it endangers others, riders must stay in a lane parallel to the road, and that the reason we see riders swerving all over and not getting called is because most of the time it isn't actually endangering others.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Groenewegen made 2 obvious deviations in his sprint to shut the door there. He should cop a ban for that, far worse than the Sagan/Cav incident.

Rojkir
Jun 26, 2007

WARNING:I AM A FASCIST PIECE OF SHIT.
Police beatings get me hard


This should be end of season for Groenewegen imo

moctopus
Nov 28, 2005



They also hit a judge (or something) and it looks like that person had to be flown to a hospital. This keeps getting worse.

Heliosicle
May 16, 2013

Arigato, Racists.


That was really horrific, can see them banning Groenewegen for the rest of the season. They were going incredibly fast at that point, was the finish on a downhill?

Skarsnik
Oct 21, 2008

I...AM...RUUUDE!






https://twitter.com/Romane_LPL/status/1291062357121171457

https://twitter.com/Jarmusz_Maciej/status/1291061871714488321

:piss:

moctopus
Nov 28, 2005



Heliosicle posted:

That was really horrific, can see them banning Groenewegen for the rest of the season. They were going incredibly fast at that point, was the finish on a downhill?

Yes slight downhill 80kph apparently.


That overhead shot is really damning.

cgfreak
Jan 2, 2013



oh gently caress that's absolutely horrifying. I can't believe Groenewegen hasn't been DQ'd yet, Sagan got thrown out of the tour for way less. It's not like this is the lad's first incident either.

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Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



moctopus posted:

Yes slight downhill 80kph apparently.


That overhead shot is really damning.

Yeah, it doesn't look quite as bad from the front, but the overhead shot really speaks for a ban. Man, that second video there...

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