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cebrail
May 9, 2014



Remember when road bikes were pretty

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Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


most modern derailleurs are vile looking, tbh

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.



I'm enjoying this everesting record competition between bored cyclists, Bertie just claimed it on a 13% climb.

bicievino
Feb 5, 2015



cebrail posted:

Remember when road bikes were pretty

I remembers



Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


Someone had a Vitus for sale here and I had to resist because those were considered some of the most noodly frames ever made and I like 2 mash


It's one of the best looking bikes ever though smh

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Loving Africa Chaps posted:

I'm enjoying this everesting record competition between bored cyclists, Bertie just claimed it on a 13% climb.

Phil Gaimon just getting increasingly despondent day by day is v funny.

Fuckin Bernal will get it next week just you watch.

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

Iím watching the womenís virtual Tour, itís quite weird but I appreciate the chance to be nosy about riders houses.

LoudPipesSaveLives
Apr 30, 2007

Make a shit-load of noise, not war.



Are there any indications that the new season is going to go ahead as planned? I'm trying to decide if I get the sports tv package back on (first world problems) but cycling is the only thing I really would be getting it for.
I just can't tell if Europe is stable enough yet. They're not melting down like USA but the sporadic outbreaks and local lockdowns must be causing some concern with the governing bodies.

paperwind
Sep 5, 2006
Cunning Linguist

LoudPipesSaveLives posted:

Are there any indications that the new season is going to go ahead as planned? I'm trying to decide if I get the sports tv package back on (first world problems) but cycling is the only thing I really would be getting it for.
I just can't tell if Europe is stable enough yet. They're not melting down like USA but the sporadic outbreaks and local lockdowns must be causing some concern with the governing bodies.

Strafe Bianche is still on for August 1. I think we are going to get racing at least for a while. If there is an outbreak within a team or the whole peloton though? Lol.

LoudPipesSaveLives
Apr 30, 2007

Make a shit-load of noise, not war.



Exactly, like we might get the first couple of races and then they find a few riders have it and that's it until next year.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


The Tour will happen no matter what.

Outside of that, no idea. Theres a few places going into a 2nd local lockdown all over Europe now so we could have some weird situation where races get re-routed to avoid a locked down town.

The calendar being so packed makes it inevitable that theres going to be an outbreak. So many riders crossing all over the place.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



Will American riders be allowed in Europe?

bicievino
Feb 5, 2015



kimbo305 posted:

Will American riders be allowed in Europe?

If they're not already over there... Likely not.

D. Ebdrup
Mar 13, 2009



A TV channel called TV2 here in Denmark has been doing a series of what they call 'Tour De Ja-vu" where they look back on all kinds of stuff that happened in the Tour over the years, mostly with a focus on Danes, but also a bit of other subjects.
So of course the topic of doping has come up a lot, since doping was as big of a part of the Tour back in the 90s as it was.

It's quite interesting to rewatch these things, because they ride in a completely different way compared to today.

cebrail
May 9, 2014



Aside from the UCI plans, every race is also dependent on national, regional and local regulations. The city of Hamburg for example just cancelled all 2020 races including the Cyclassics. That can happen for every race including individual stages of stage races.

LoudPipesSaveLives
Apr 30, 2007

Make a shit-load of noise, not war.



That's what makes it so uncertain, but even if 50% of the races go ahead maybe they'd consider the season a success?

cebrail
May 9, 2014



Depends on which races. If the Tour happens, everything else is secondary.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Feel sorry for Pedersen really. Imagine winning a shock world championships and not getting to ride in the jersey at all.

Vando
Oct 26, 2007

I want to be one of
those madmen


When this year's gets cancelled he can wear it next year

Heliosicle
May 16, 2013

Arigato, Racists.


serious gaylord posted:

Feel sorry for Pedersen really. Imagine winning a shock world championships and not getting to ride in the jersey at all.

At the same time he (apparently) didn't like the media attention so maybe he dodged a bullet there

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.



GCN have launched a race pass which is £20 for the year at the moment, has the grand tours and most of the big races. What's their commentary like?

https://racetv.globalcyclingnetwork.com/

nwin
Feb 25, 2002

make's u think


Fallen Rib

Wow, Iíd do that just so I donít have to deal with NBC Sports picking whatever commentary they can find.

MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

Ask me about my calm and reasonable opinions on cycling!

I am in no way a zealot about cycling!

Cycling helmets are ABSOLUTE HARAM!


Loving Africa Chaps posted:

GCN have launched a race pass which is £20 for the year at the moment, has the grand tours and most of the big races. What's their commentary like?

I subscribe - and will continue to subscribe - to Eurosport. £20 a year (with frequent offers), other sports, and also works in-browser.

NB: Eurosport own GCN so I imagine the end result will be pretty similar either way if you're only after cycling.

big crush on Chad OMG
Feb 22, 2005





nwin posted:

Wow, Iíd do that just so I donít have to deal with NBC Sports picking whatever commentary they can find.

Or joining the race in progress at whatever time they decide because they were airing 300 copper fit commercials instead

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:

I subscribe - and will continue to subscribe - to Eurosport. £20 a year (with frequent offers), other sports, and also works in-browser.

NB: Eurosport own GCN so I imagine the end result will be pretty similar either way if you're only after cycling.

I had no idea Eurosport owned GCN

big crush on Chad OMG
Feb 22, 2005





Loving Africa Chaps posted:

I had no idea Eurosport owned GCN

Discovery owns both as subsidiaries and took over GCN in early 2019. Iím not sure if GCN & Eurosport have a lot of crossover yet but I imagine theyíll be blended together more to save costs

Discovery owns a bunch of stuff - ďDiscovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Turbo/Velocity, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe.Ē

TobinHatesYou
Aug 14, 2007

wacky cycling inflatable
tube man


big crush on Chad OMG posted:

Or joining the race in progress at whatever time they decide because they were airing 300 copper fit commercials instead


This is every race that isnít a famous spring classic or grand tour. NBC is simply grabbing the world feed just like everyone else, and that feed often doesnít start until long after the grand depart.

Also NBC Sports does carry commercial-free streams with the Aussie broadcasters, and theyíre great.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

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

I remember it being shit.



Grimey Drawer

Joining for the last few hours (assuming they ride at the expected speed) is pretty standard, yeah. I think itv4 will even do it with tour stages, but they are a weird bunch.

bicievino
Feb 5, 2015



Loving Africa Chaps posted:

GCN have launched a race pass which is £20 for the year at the moment, has the grand tours and most of the big races. What's their commentary like?

https://racetv.globalcyclingnetwork.com/

Need to see how this shakes out for US coverage vs. nbc gold and flobikes, especially for olympics next year.

I had been doing the eurosport sub with vpn, but they've locked that poo poo down so hard it's just too much of an annoyance.

Vando
Oct 26, 2007

I want to be one of
those madmen


what the gently caress is this bollocks now?

https://twitter.com/BBCSport/status...8102720515?s=20

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

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

I remember it being shit.



Grimey Drawer

He decided he wanted to make a Landrover Defender, called it the Grenadier, and is using his bike team as an advert for it. Pretty simple.

He also pledged to make it in Britain but has shelved that because it's cheaper to grab a mothballed Mercedes plant in France. They might be trying to push the French market.

moctopus
Nov 28, 2005



https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Edh-67Q...=jpg&name=large

Red and black is probably my favorite color combination so I think these are a step-down, but lots of people hate red and black together.

colonel tom
Mar 1, 2012
fuck science

bicievino posted:

Need to see how this shakes out for US coverage vs. nbc gold and flobikes, especially for olympics next year.

I had been doing the eurosport sub with vpn, but they've locked that poo poo down so hard it's just too much of an annoyance.

As of now GCN doesn't have rights to any of the grand tours for the US market so it isn't really a good option. I'll stick with NBC Gold ad-free streams for what they cover and pick up the rest on Eurosport if I can be bothered to.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


the issue is that cycling has multiple rights-holders and NBC only deals with the ASO/UCI. You need FloSports to get the RCS (Italian), Flanders Classics, and other races.


the multiple rights-holders thing is a big issue that needs to get fixed but IDK if anyone in cycling really cares too hard about promoting the non-TDF races. In a sane world you'd bring back the World Cup and sell that as a single UCI-promoted classics package to broadcasters, but nobody's been able to cooperate on that yet.

MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

Ask me about my calm and reasonable opinions on cycling!

I am in no way a zealot about cycling!

Cycling helmets are ABSOLUTE HARAM!


big crush on Chad OMG posted:

Iím not sure if GCN & Eurosport have a lot of crossover yet

A fair bit. Dan Lloyd continues to be involved with both, Matt Stephens was doing both for a while but is now concentrating on Eurosport.

moctopus posted:

Red and black is probably my favorite color combination

Red and black can look incredibly sharp (the new Tarmac SL7 for example), but the Ineos kit just looked muddy to me rather than having nice sharp colours.

bicievino
Feb 5, 2015



colonel tom posted:

As of now GCN doesn't have rights to any of the grand tours for the US market so it isn't really a good option. I'll stick with NBC Gold ad-free streams for what they cover and pick up the rest on Eurosport if I can be bothered to.

Yeah but grand tours suck balls to watch so I don't care. I don't have time to watch boring men's racing.

bicievino
Feb 5, 2015



moctopus posted:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Edh-67Q...=jpg&name=large

Red and black is probably my favorite color combination so I think these are a step-down, but lots of people hate red and black together.

Looks too much like Alpecin Fenix.

big crush on Chad OMG
Feb 22, 2005





Black and red as a color combo reminds me of an early 20s maleís first apartment.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



big crush on Chad OMG posted:

Black and red as a color combo reminds me of an early 20s maleís first apartment.

Or at least their bathroom.

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marsisol
Mar 29, 2010


Is anyone else having issues trying to sign up for NBC Cycling Gold? Whenever I try to give them my money, they just throw me to a page that wants me to sign up for a reminder for when cycling is back.

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