Pro Cycling 2018

Discussion in 'general sports' started by The Boy, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Tersptra won a TTT gold as well. Will miss that event. The Quickstep teams; descent in that race was one of my highlights of the season. Scary shit.
    Will also miss him at Quickstep but hopefully Stybar and/or Lampaert will win a Monument next year.
     
  2. Mr Moose

    Mr Moose What the hell are we supposed to tell the kids?

    Was just a browsing for posts about cross and saw this.

    It’s not a generation fluke. It’s the strength of Cyclocross at grassroots. Lots of kids do it and it is very very competitive. Piddock, Ben T and his brother Dan are fantastic and there are many others rising up. They will take their cyclocross fitness into other disciplines and Britain’s cycling successes won’t stop anytime soon.
     
  3. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Clasica San Sebastian this Saturday. One of my favourite races on the calendar with a great startlist including Alaphilippe, Landa, the Yates twins, Fuglsang and several more potential winners from a strong field of rouleurs and climbers.
     
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  4. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Also this weekend, the start of the Tour of Poland - will be interesting to see how Cavendish gets on against Gaviria, Ackermann and Jacobsen.
     
  5. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Youngest ever rider to win a World Tour race at 19 years and 190 days!!!
     
  6. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    And what a ride it was. Superb.
     
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  7. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Yeah I thought he would ride away from the other guy and the chasing pack lacked any bottle. Great to see kids with guts put it to the so-called superstars like GVA who are either too scared or too arrogant to chase anyone down in case they hand the win to someone else.
    Hopefully negative tactics go our the window soon. First the tour (won without the mountain train) and now this. Excellent stuff.
     
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  8. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Ride London was a bore apart from another master class in lead out by Morkov.
     
  9. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    It’s always dull. The route is crap.
     
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  10. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Totally is innit; a few laps of a hill and 70km of flat. I suppose the prestige of riding through a capital city is something the UCI cherishes but it'd be better off in Yorkshire.
     
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  11. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    The upcoming worlds course however, looks like a belter. Further proof, if it were needed, that everything is better in the north, and Yorkshire is better than the rest of the north :cool: :D
     
  12. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

     
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  13. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    beesonthewhatnow - thanks for sharing that. He was also able to freewheel over the line for 3rd :)
     
  14. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    The Velon twitter account is well worth following, they get loads of really good on bike footage.
     
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  16. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

  17. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    So sad. From all accounts a really nice kid and that rare thing - a Belgian who can do the high mountains. His results in the Ardennes were also really good; several top tens.
     
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    sorry, I know it is not pro cycling. Am I supposed to be impressed by this man doing 172 mph on a bike. He got towed, then pedaled for a few yards. Had he got himself there under his own steam, albeit while slip streaming something, now that would be impressive
    Daredevil sets new cycling speed record - for men
     
  20. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

  21. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Egan Bernal has posted some data for a training ride he did in preparation for the upcoming world championships. For reference, he weighs 60kg. Fucking hell :eek:

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  22. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    No idea why I posted that in the 2018 thread :facepalm:
     
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