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Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



peanut- posted:

drat, if there's one thing everyone wanted from MSR it's for there to be even more of it.

For what it's worth, they didn't make it longer for shits and giggles. (At least) one of the communities that the race normally passes through refused to let it pass through, so they had to find an alternate route. Which makes the profile look pretty untypical for MSR:



If you see that profile in a GT, you know the pure sprinters are not gonna be there. I don't want to be cautiously optimistic for a good MSR, but let's see what happens

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Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



lol at Oss just descending away

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



"Nearly ate poo poo in that corner there. Did those losers behind me brake? Yeah? Lmao"

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



I love him

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Alaphilippe has entered Frenchman mode

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Wout Wout Wout

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



https://twitter.com/AG2RLMCyclisme/...3337100288?s=19

GVA (and Schär) signed with AG2R for the 2021 season

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



There's this too:

https://twitter.com/romainbardet/st...769502967615488

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Yes, those are all for 2021. I think this is the usual time frame for transfers, though.

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



kimbo305 posted:

Is 2023 just shorthand for the length of his contract?

Yes, that irritated me too. He's signed for 2021 through 2023.

Also, this just got announced:

https://twitter.com/inrng/status/12...1514680320?s=19

Boooo. Cancel the Tour instead imo

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



I can't believe they had the gall to hold the Lombardia on the same date as the race of races, Dwaars door het Hageland.

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Apparently his right leg is "seriously injured", but he's conscious. That crash was something else, glad I took a nap and had advance warning before watching it.

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Holy gently caress, Schachmann crashed into a (moving!!!) car

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012




drat, he really did wind up at the very bottom. I was kinda hoping he had somehow managed to pull a De Plus and land on a conveniently placed embankment.

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



I think it's a combination of everything you said. In terms of the age of the season, we're at the stage where riders still inexplicably do somersaults into sewage ditches because they've forgotten how to ride. In terms of calendar and weather, we're supposed to be deep in the post-Tour hole where everyone would normally take a breather. Now that hole is filled with back to back monuments and basically three concurrent GT preparations. And there's probably more problems with course organization, too, since everything was cobbled together at comparatively short notice.

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Yeah, the TV scheduling this season is incredibly weird.

e: although I think the Dauphine is consistently bad wrt that. At least I think I've complained about it before

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Yyyyyyyyyyyikes, Sivakov

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



That was absolutely one of the more cartoonish looking crashes I've ever seen

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



peanut- posted:

This is great, no idea what's going to happen.

How did Pinot let these lot ride off? Just standard Thibault Pinot things?

He almost got dropped when they attacked.

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



What I think I'm seeing here is that Alaphilippe took a turn for Pinot, then Barguil took a turn, and now Bardet took a turn.

Looks like it might be Thibaut Time

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



It would help if the GC numbers didn't jump around by 8 seconds at a time

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Man, they really like that airstrip, huh

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



29" gap for Martinez, apparently, wow. Happy for him and also for Kuss. Great race

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



https://twitter.com/faustocoppi60/s...4808885248?s=19

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



https://twitter.com/lequipe/status/...4345364480?s=19

Bora have themselves a covid case!

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Jens Voigt (who's commentating for German Eurosport) just called the entire race, and I think he's right. That's our breakaway for the day.

e: now he misread the clock counting up since the start of the race as the gap clock. To be fair, though, I don't know why they're showing that thing

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



I really need to complain about the race clock some more. They usually only show it when an hours ticks over (and then not in the corner), or after the race is finished. Every time I look at the screen now, something deep in my brain goes "race over? but 20 km to go???". Who comes up with this poo poo

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



And then a huge loving crash right at the 3 km mark, lol

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



drat, Nordic supremacy

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



John Degenkolb finished outside the time limit

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



One good thing about the race clock is that you know exactly that it took all of 3:30 minutes for David Gaudu to just up and loving die

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Wiggo: *points at TV without looking* *open palm points towards camera* *repeat*

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Let's go

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



lol Dumoulin

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



https://twitter.com/ammattipyoraily...2880570369?s=19

Look who's in the GC top 10!

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



https://twitter.com/UCI_cycling/sta...9901047808?s=19

Surprise!

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Love to tune into the Tour and it's just absolute post-echelon carnage

Also, Jens Voigt just pronounced "Froome" with two syllables

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



chard Carapaz

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Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



goatface posted:

Wout's just going to style on them again.



Also lol at Alaphilippe

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