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Stutes
Oct 13, 2005

Tonight's the Night


In lieu of racing, the Movistar documentary on Netflix is pretty good.

Stutes fucked around with this message at 00:13 on Apr 1, 2020

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Stutes
Oct 13, 2005

Tonight's the Night


Loving Africa Chaps posted:

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

Just make a 200m tunnel of inflatable arches to softly cushion the riders like an airbag.

Stutes
Oct 13, 2005

Tonight's the Night


e: ^^^ if Jakobsen managed to avoid a TBI he’s incredibly lucky

Heliosicle posted:

Can't access the apparent source, but read that they were able to intubate Jakobsen and his blood oxygen saturation levels were good, but he lost a lot of blood and has serious craniocerebral trauma.

In the fan video, you can see that Jakobsen loses his helmet after hitting the first set of barriers, before he hits the finish arch (or ground).

cebrail posted:

I think they had that same road in a previous TdP and it’s insane that they’re still having it. Bunch sprint finishes are dangerous to begin with, don’t make them loving downhill.

Apparently:

https://twitter.com/simongeschke/st...062561102856193

Stutes fucked around with this message at 20:39 on Aug 5, 2020

Stutes
Oct 13, 2005

Tonight's the Night


Maybe there was a just an unusually strong tailwind

Stutes
Oct 13, 2005

Tonight's the Night


USA Cycling should fly in the same surgeon that fixed Wout last year

Stutes
Oct 13, 2005

Tonight's the Night


Issuing correction on previous posts of mine about the American cyclists Quinn Simmons and Chloe Dygert: you do not, under any circumstances, “gotta hand it to them”

Stutes
Oct 13, 2005

Tonight's the Night


Nothing quite as egregious, but apparently has a bunch of MAGA follows/likes on Twitter

https://twitter.com/ScottTedro/stat...856708021161985

https://twitter.com/RealCandaceO/st...124415204831235

https://twitter.com/RealCandaceO/st...481267844165636

Even in a Red Bull sponsor puff piece earlier this year, she is described as “a staunch conservative” who “doesn’t believe in feminism”.

Stutes
Oct 13, 2005

Tonight's the Night


https://twitter.com/faustocoppi60/s...107456704131074

Stutes
Oct 13, 2005

Tonight's the Night


Tao could have had third overall if he had ridden to the line.

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Stutes
Oct 13, 2005

Tonight's the Night


Flobikes is dying and Tiz is dead

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