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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.



lmao that there was literally pay to win stuff in a national championships

lmao

quote:

using a bot to ride at a weight of 45kg, doing 2000W for over 200km

just lmao

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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.




No surprising, getting on abit with a huge contract and Bernal is clearly the future of the team and already able to win grand tours pretty much solo. Wonder where he'll go?

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.



those oversized ceramic speed pulley systems are absolutely vile

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.

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/

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

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:

Absolutely outraged they havent got every single KM of strada bianchi on tv. Wheres the manager

You'd think Eurosport and the other broadcasters would be demanding this to prop up add revenue

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:

Anyone with eurosport they've enabled the player logins on eurosports main website and you can watch it via there.

I wondered why it wasn't working. Oh well, might just have to watch FA cup build 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.



Stybar is closing the gap pretty rapidly

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:

Im team anyone but Van Avermaet

Looks like you have your wish

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

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

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

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

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.



Heliosicle posted:

loving hell and with a train track on the other side of the barrier
https://twitter.com/sport_tvppl/sta...058716129861635



Sounds really bad

Christ, I think there needs to be a new form of barrier for the last 20m of sprints. The barrier they use has almost no give and it 2020 there should be something that decelerates riders gradually

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 Tony Martin rescued a child from a hailstorm so missed the time cut off but has been allowed to continue.

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.



Loving Africa Chaps posted:

Apparently Tony Martin rescued a child from a hailstorm so missed the time cut off but has been allowed to continue.

This is like 2 days late apparently. Here's the video of him carrying a young Jumbo Visma fan up an embankment to shelter

https://twitter.com/JumboVismaRoad/...3693361157?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.



Allez Pinot!!

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:

I'm a little bit amazed the moto is staying behind that Pinot group of Frenchmen + Dumoulin

Clearly not a French Moto rider or it would be 10cm in front of Pinot.

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.



Martinez going to hold on

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.



Dauphine has been great. Hoping the tour matches it.

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.



Skarsnik posted:

Not surprised at froome but no super G?

Hasn't looked all that great and maybe going to be team leader for the vuelta or giro?

That's a pretty stacked team for the TdF. Should be a great battle with Jumbo Visma.

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.



Vando posted:

Thomas probably heading up another grand tour I'd have thought.

Also looking at that squad and the lack of British riders made me wonder who the next wave of Brits coming through are and it's absolutely nobody isn't it, domestic scene is so poo poo that without Sky stealing all the track riders to develop there's just nothing there.

Good article on the problems of UK road racing

https://thebritishcontinental.co.uk...-great-britain/

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.



Wout Van Aert has won the belgian TT champs. With his TT ability and recent successes is he Cancellara's spiritual heir?

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.



Tennis fans are the worst because they continually insist "tennis is a skill game doping won't help". Yes fitness has no role to play a game where finals are regularly 5 hours of explosive intervals.

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:

I can still dream that one day every detail of FC Barcelona circa 2007-2013 will get spilled.

I've always wondered if abidal getting such a senior job straight away was something of a pay off. GW501516 rapidly caused cancers in animal testing.


Pro Cycling - Bitter fans talking about doping

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.



Feels Villeneuve posted:

tbh i don't actually care that much about doping itself, it was more the absolute bald-faced sanctimony by the Brailsford types and the english-speaking media that set me off. that and stuff like Armstrong being a complete sociopath.


like if he had just been quiet and done crazy poo poo on dope like Michael Rasmussen deciding to solo win every mountain stage at the 2006-2007 TdFs, that would have been badass

It's been an interesting contrast in the comments about froome missing the tour. Underneath british comments it's been word for word ukcyclingfan parody posts and under the french posts it's all people saying froome is running scared of franch anti-doping

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/laflammerouge16...4604631040?s=20

Yates to the Grenadiers from next year. Do they think he has GC potential or do they just want more british rivals to keep their fan base engaged?

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://www.theguardian.com/sport/2...r-covid-cycling

2 suspected cases of covid = expulsion from the tour. Plan is the whole race will try and remain in a bubble for 3 weeks. Shame we're not going to see anyone trying to cough on froome up a climb.

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:


2 years of funding.

2 seasons of funding is a lot for a cycling team.

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.



What's everyone's predictions for the tour then?

I'm going
Yellow - Pinot
Green - WvA
Polka - Pogacar
White - Pogacar

Bernal withdraws with a back issue. Roglic and Carapaz are on the podium.

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.



Lol Eurosport

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:

Has it died again?

The producer has hit play and gone for coffee because seemingly no one has noticed the sound track for the opening video is going at double speed.

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.



It's now slowed down but cutting out constantly and the French commentary is occasionally bleeding through.

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.



It's an absolute crime nizzolo has to wear the European jersey instead of the incredible Italian one.


Also best bike at the tour?
UAE's colnago for me #campagcrew

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.



Absolutely horrendous conditions.


Fair play to Kirby doing the commentary solo including getting people to check his sound via twitter and communicating with his sound desk via TV

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.



Route designed for him and he's out on the first day. That's what you get for using through axles and discs

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.



Looks like sivakov is going to abandon

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.



Xabi posted:

There’s no way Pinot wins the GC (unfortunately).

Wout with freedom to do what he likes would be excellent but he will probably be riding for Roglic most of the time.

Seeing all the French riders working for him at the dauphine makes me think he's got a chance. I know in reality he won't but must be the best chance for years.


Another crash, this is getting a little farcical.

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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.



Race radio saying sivakov was down again

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