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paddyboat
Feb 20, 2013

Maxi, Maxi Rodriguez
Run down the wing for me

jesus

https://twitter.com/hane0505/status/1419542275273596932?s=21

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MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

A bracing glass of carrot juice!


Good head from pidcock immediately behind

tylertfb
Mar 3, 2004

Time.Space.Transmat.

The grass run-out after the drop looks much steeper from that angle than the broadcast cameras made it look. That course ruled.

wooger
Apr 16, 2005

YOU RESENT?

tylertfb posted:

The grass run-out after the drop looks much steeper from that angle than the broadcast cameras made it look. That course ruled.

Yeah, those riders are incredible, and Pidcock especially is so smooth it looked like a monotonous easy singletrack loop from the TV coverage.

Better camera placement would’ve helped a lot.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Vueltas going to be absolutely stacked.

ohhyeah
Mar 24, 2016


Newbie question after reading some of the olympic thread posts. I remember there was a stage at the end of the first week of the Tour where Wout van Aert lost like 20 minutes in the GC. Would he have maybe done that on purpose to get some freedom to win stages or was it just a bad day?

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


serious gaylord posted:

Vueltas going to be absolutely stacked.

Some really hot climbs too, this one is an absolute beast.

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.



ohhyeah posted:

Newbie question after reading some of the olympic thread posts. I remember there was a stage at the end of the first week of the Tour where Wout van Aert lost like 20 minutes in the GC. Would he have maybe done that on purpose to get some freedom to win stages or was it just a bad day?

I think that was a bad day but he'd have lost a few minutes, realised any hope of GC was over and then soft pedaled till the grupetto caught up with him in order to be given that freedom.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



ohhyeah posted:

Newbie question after reading some of the olympic thread posts. I remember there was a stage at the end of the first week of the Tour where Wout van Aert lost like 20 minutes in the GC. Would he have maybe done that on purpose to get some freedom to win stages or was it just a bad day?

Freedom from the peloton? I don't think even if didn't lose much time that people would take his GC chances seriously.
Everyone would not be bothered by him striking out for stage wins mid-tour even if he was still close to the top of the GC rankings.
Even with him being able to snipe a climbing stage, he just hasn't shown the ability to stay in it over multiple days' hard climbs.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


ohhyeah posted:

Newbie question after reading some of the olympic thread posts. I remember there was a stage at the end of the first week of the Tour where Wout van Aert lost like 20 minutes in the GC. Would he have maybe done that on purpose to get some freedom to win stages or was it just a bad day?

Wout Van Aert can stay with the worlds best climbers over one or two tough climbs because of the pure power he can put out, but that is totally unsustainable in the big mountains against the true GC riders. He was hanging on in that stage to try and get over the top but once he'd been dropped there was no point him trying to catch back up.

Vando
Oct 26, 2007

I want to be one of
those madmen


Yeah once he was out of the lead group he was straight up just chilling and having a rest. No more complicated than that really!

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

This is cool, amazing how much less “old” it all looks in colour

https://twitter.com/davidguenel/status/1420098006490230791?s=21

Bud Manstrong
Dec 11, 2003

The Curse of the Flying Criosphinx


Hey. Go watch the women’s XC replay. It was good as hell. Remarkable ride by a deserving winner on a tough course in challenging conditions.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



Some highlights from the race, probably shouldn't click if you don't wanna know how it played out:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CR0kSMZBN9h/

wooger
Apr 16, 2005

YOU RESENT?

Bud Manstrong posted:

Hey. Go watch the women’s XC replay. It was good as hell. Remarkable ride by a deserving winner on a tough course in challenging conditions.

They put the ramp back in, the one that Van Der Poel thought would be there! Do they think the women can’t do drops?

It really looked like a very different course compared to the men’s race due to weather, looked slightly ridiculous having more than half the field have to get off and push on the first lap.

vikingstrike
Sep 23, 2007

whats happening, captain

They only added the ramp because if the weather. The original plan was to have the course exactly the same as what the men raced.

paddyboat
Feb 20, 2013

Maxi, Maxi Rodriguez
Run down the wing for me

big jolanda fan, glad she didn’t die here

https://twitter.com/revista_bike/status/1419939215039676432?s=21

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

Inventor of the Marmite pasty


Very happy for Primoz “Power rear end” Roglic. Also good to see Tommy D back in business.

moctopus
Nov 28, 2005



I missed it, but looking at the results now. Didn't realize Roglic really put a hurtin' on everyone else.

Wondering what kind of time Pogacar would have put up.

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.



moctopus posted:

I missed it, but looking at the results now. Didn't realize Roglic really put a hurtin' on everyone else.

Wondering what kind of time Pogacar would have put up.

It's mad they didn't have a second spot. Hopefully the rules around the TT change. Affini, Martin and Dowsett all missed out to non specialists

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Kung missed a medal by a second lol. The man is cursed

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.



serious gaylord posted:

Kung missed a medal by a second lol. The man is cursed

Yeah I feel so bad for him. 4 seconds for 2-5 when most of the other time gaps were minutes

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



Loving Africa Chaps posted:

Yeah I feel so bad for him. 4 seconds for 2-5 when most of the other time gaps were minutes

I love it because it makes you dwell on every aspect of your positioning and equipment. Is it the shoes? It’s gotta be the shoes.

MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

A bracing glass of carrot juice!


What a comeback from Big Tom too. Lots of redemption at this tt.

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

I've fallen down a rabbit hole of watching old cycling videos on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nLxAKwtBb4

At 4:55 they stop in the middle of a stage to go and raid a roadside cafe for red wine, beers and champagne to drink as they ride. I knew things were different back then but jesus.

Also at 10:40 they're talking about how doping blights the Tour, though it's riders who abandon that fall under suspicion for some reason.

algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

You are contractually obliged to post that old Paris Roubaix video where the guy is completely lovely and over the whole thing and vows to do it again next year.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


algebra testes posted:

You are contractually obliged to post that old Paris Roubaix video where the guy is completely lovely and over the whole thing and vows to do it again next year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S5toxnEoeo#t=2172s

this just reminds me we haven't had Paris-Roubaix since 2019 :smith:

Literally Lewis Hamilton
Feb 22, 2005

#JusticeForBreonnaTaylor
#BlackLivesMatter
#StillIRise
#Blessed





Just watched Roglic continue pedaling past the finish line, love it.

bradburypancakes
Sep 9, 2014

hmm. hmmmmmmmm

Nah the track just had a fake finish line before the real one

Literally Lewis Hamilton
Feb 22, 2005

#JusticeForBreonnaTaylor
#BlackLivesMatter
#StillIRise
#Blessed





No, he crossed the actual line and kept going nearly to the marshals. It was way past where everyone else stopped.

MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

A bracing glass of carrot juice!


bradburypancakes posted:

Nah the track just had a fake finish line before the real one

https://twitter.com/OutOfCycling/status/1420293090947051521?s=20

MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

A bracing glass of carrot juice!



This tweet showing roglic going like 100m past the finish line got taken down in between me getting the link and posting it, impressive timing from the IOC

Literally Lewis Hamilton
Feb 22, 2005

#JusticeForBreonnaTaylor
#BlackLivesMatter
#StillIRise
#Blessed





https://twitter.com/EryZuhairy1/status/1420295790145150976?s=20

paddyboat
Feb 20, 2013

Maxi, Maxi Rodriguez
Run down the wing for me

56k to go in San Sebastián and the rain has started kicking people off the road :getin:

paddyboat
Feb 20, 2013

Maxi, Maxi Rodriguez
Run down the wing for me

RIP to:

3 Boras
2 motos

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



nice weather

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Yet another race on Eurosport without commentary. Weird...

Very Basque weather at any rate

MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

A bracing glass of carrot juice!


I have commentary, but it's not very good

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



I can get the UK commentary, but the German audio channel is just ambient sound. Oh well

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peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

MrL_JaKiri posted:

I have commentary, but it's not very good

It’s Matt Rendell I think? Im quite enjoying it, he’s pretty relaxing. Still better than Carlton.

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