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Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Never doubted the lad.

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goatface
Dec 5, 2007

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

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

I dunno, he could still gently caress it up by walling himself. But, he's an experienced trackboy so he shouldn't. He knows how to sit at his threshold.

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



Good dog.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Stage so boring a dog decided to liven things up.

paddyboat
Feb 20, 2013

Maxi, Maxi Rodriguez
Run down the wing for me

nice counter and even nicer bike

now letís get this random american joey on the podium

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



lmao the dog is still there

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

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

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

That dog looks hurt

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

Love the dog

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



More like Israel Upstart Na

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goatface
Dec 5, 2007

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

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

He doesn't want a contract with Cofidis then.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Im so glad for Dowsett hes a lovely lad who means well.

moctopus
Nov 28, 2005





I'm not too surprised by this list. I would say Sagan and Viviani stand out the most to me.

Here's their ages as well.

  • Aru - 30
  • Cavendish - 35
  • Froome - 35
  • Uran - 33
  • Martin - 34
  • Dumoulin - 29
  • Thomas - 34
  • Sagan - 30
  • Nibali - 35
  • Valverde - 40
  • Gilbert - 38
  • GvA - 35
  • Viviani - 31


I think this list helps the other one. Bunch of dudes that are old or getting old. Only a few guys still in what would be considered their athletic prime. Half of those guys are sprinters and I thiiiiiink being competitive at at sprinting falls off sooner than being competitive at endurance, but I can't find the source I was looking for.

On that list I would guess Sagan gets the next win first. I'm also confident of the position I took two years ago. Cavendish will never win at this level again.

MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

A bracing glass of carrot juice!


moctopus posted:

Half of those guys are sprinters and I thiiiiiink being competitive at at sprinting falls off sooner than being competitive at endurance, but I can't find the source I was looking for.

"You have less explosive power as you get older" is a v common finding so it honestly goes without saying

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Cav is currently in the breakaway at Gent-Wevelgem, which gave me a sensible chuckle. Hell, maybe no one will chase?!?!!?

moctopus
Nov 28, 2005



Smirr posted:

Cav is currently in the breakaway at Gent-Wevelgem, which gave me a sensible chuckle. Hell, maybe no one will chase?!?!!?

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

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

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

Christ, they shut that down hard.

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Mads Pedersen won Gent-Wevelgem, Casper Pedersen won Paris-Tours. Mikkel Bjerg needs to win this stage imo

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.



Come on Tao!

paddyboat
Feb 20, 2013

Maxi, Maxi Rodriguez
Run down the wing for me

oh poo poo Michael Matthews is moving up, sounds serious

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

Someone should do something imo

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

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

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

Nibbles might want to make an attack at some point.

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Whatever, I'll enjoy any and all EF victories vv

MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

A bracing glass of carrot juice!


EF always win when it rains

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

It looked like Castroviejo was doing way too much work there

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

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

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

Hahahaha, he's actually going to lose seconds. The fucker.

paddyboat
Feb 20, 2013

Maxi, Maxi Rodriguez
Run down the wing for me

surprised one of those two didnít break a chain

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


looked like a nasty headwind on that finish, probably kept things together for attacking

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.



Cav 😥

https://twitter.com/LaBicicletaNews/status/1315308802015727616?s=19

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



https://twitter.com/inrng/status/1315920090920087553?s=19

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.



https://twitter.com/inrng/status/1315919764829724672?s=19

4 michelton staff too. The team should be withdrawn immediately but it's probably too late to stop an outbreak in the peleton now.

Edit: they've withdrawn

https://twitter.com/MitcheltonSCOTT/status/1315921512453550087?s=19

Loving Africa Chaps fucked around with this message at 07:47 on Oct 13, 2020

Rojkir
Jun 26, 2007

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


This is surely the end of this Giro then?

Rojkir
Jun 26, 2007

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


Matthews is the positive Sunweb test.

Griefor
Jun 11, 2009


I was expecting this at the Tour but I guess they got lucky, and the Giro did not. I think cycling is just an exceptionally unsuitable sport for a pandemic.

MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

A bracing glass of carrot juice!


There's been LOTS of people with no masks interacting with the riders. On the course and off it - think Sagan's "lift" from some randoms a week ago. That's clearly not a bubble. Didn't see any of that at the tour.

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.



Apparently the neutral service and other staff have been staying at hotels outside the bubble too.

Griefor
Jun 11, 2009


We're also just deeper into the second wave. But I'm not convinced the Tour was a 100% safe totally responsible thing to do. There were huge crowds and there was zero mask compliance and distancing.

paperwind
Sep 5, 2006
Cunning Linguist

Griefor posted:

We're also just deeper into the second wave. But I'm not convinced the Tour was a 100% safe totally responsible thing to do. There were huge crowds and there was zero mask compliance and distancing.

It can be argued that the Tour helped spoke the latest outbreak in France. Go figure a sport that caravans across an entire country would be exceptionally good at picking up and spreading a pandemic along the way.

RIP Giro. It's bullshit that best grand tour is getting hosed like this, but maybe doing sports in the middle of a pandemic outside an extreme NBA-style bubble is also bullshit.

MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

A bracing glass of carrot juice!


Jumbo Visma have withdrawn from the Giro

https://twitter.com/JumboVismaRoad/status/1315953360697204736

MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

A bracing glass of carrot juice!


Loving Africa Chaps posted:

Apparently the neutral service and other staff have been staying at hotels outside the bubble too.

https://twitter.com/cycling_podcast/status/1315949208990617608

The TEAMS have been given hotels that are outside the bubble.

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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.



MrL_JaKiri posted:

https://twitter.com/cycling_podcast/status/1315949208990617608

The TEAMS have been given hotels that are outside the bubble.


FFS, giro is over imo.

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