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onb

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Re: Emma Pooley - World Champ
« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2010, 10:28:45 pm »

I wouldn't get too effusive with the praise for Longo.


Care to expand? 

Puzzled of Crawley.


Well is the top level of women's cycling really of such a poor standard that a 50 year old is competitive?

If Longo was a bloke, say Larry Armstrong, what would you think?

But aside from that natural suspicion, there have been strong hints recently by a respected cycling journalist that Longo is due for some sort of come-uppance.


Beryl Burton was still racing and winning at the top level in her 50s.
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Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2010, 02:24:20 pm »
Nicole Cooke did everything right till the last 50m when she did not notice the bunch sprint start behind her so she finished fourth instead of first.

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Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2010, 02:43:31 pm »
Yes, that was a shame, she put in two big attacks and it looked like the 2nd would succeed. It would have been nice to see her win, she's had too low a profile this year.

I was looking at Bronzini's palmares, and she's quite a sprinter.

Re: Emma Pooley - World Champ
« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2010, 04:01:20 pm »
Beryl Burton was still racing and winning at the top level in her 50s.

Not strictly true.

Beryl Burton won her last  Worlds Gold at the age of 29... that is the top level. By her mid 30's she'd seen the last of her Bronze at top level.

She did win a chunk of national stuff at a ripe old age though.

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Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2010, 05:23:02 pm »
Yes, that was a shame, she put in two big attacks and it looked like the 2nd would succeed. It would have been nice to see her win, she's had too low a profile this year.

I was looking at Bronzini's palmares, and she's quite a sprinter.
I was just impressed that she gave it a go. It's a lottery in that sort of finish:
- had she gone earlier, the kraut might have tucked in then come past, or
- if she'd sprinted EXACTLY as Vos etc came through, she still had to outsprint 2 top-level sprinters, with the fatigue from a long attack in her legs.

fantastic entertainment, anyway. :thumbsup:

Pushing the sour grapes aside [cos I don't think this changed the outcome of the race]; the squad-size rules aren't entirely fair, are they? In the TT (or any other sport without drafting), fair enough, a strong nation gets more entries. But in a bunch race, it totally skews the outcome. Still, I guess it's been that way a long time ...
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Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #30 on: October 02, 2010, 08:28:50 pm »
Is the mens race on tv live, had a look at Eurosport but looks like highlights?

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Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #31 on: October 02, 2010, 08:33:25 pm »
It's on at 7:35 am, that's gotta be live?

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Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #32 on: October 02, 2010, 08:38:53 pm »
It's on at 7:35 am, that's gotta be live?

Yes. And Cav has a chance. Not much of one but still a chance.
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Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #33 on: October 02, 2010, 08:42:11 pm »
From the BBC website:
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2 Oct - Men's road race 2240-0610 BST, Red button/online

3 Oct - Highlights of men's road race 1300-1400 BST BBC2/online

It's on all bloody night.  :o
Pass the Horlicks!  :thumbsup:

It's a bit weird, but actually quite wonderful.

Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #34 on: October 02, 2010, 08:49:26 pm »
Never thought to look on the BBc  :o 
Thanks for that :thumbsup:

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Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #35 on: October 02, 2010, 10:52:46 pm »
From the BBC website:
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2 Oct - Men's road race 2240-0610 BST, Red button/online

3 Oct - Highlights of men's road race 1300-1400 BST BBC2/online

It's on all bloody night.  :o
Pass the Horlicks!  :thumbsup:


???
bastard liars BBC  >:(
Has anyone found it, cos I haven't.
It's a bit weird, but actually quite wonderful.

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Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #36 on: October 02, 2010, 11:01:10 pm »
Just come across this buried on their website:
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Cycling
2240-0610 Live coverage of the World Road Championships from Melbourne Australia - men's road race. Not available on Freeview
So where the fuck is it?
Arseholes  ::-) >:(
It's a bit weird, but actually quite wonderful.

Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #37 on: October 02, 2010, 11:37:03 pm »
7.35 won't be live unless Australia has moved several time zones west. It's shown on website as from 23.40------ it says
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Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #38 on: October 02, 2010, 11:48:55 pm »
7.35 won't be live unless Australia has moved several time zones west. It's shown on website as from 23.40------ it says
???
gordon, do you have a link for that 23.40?
I'm getting a bit pissed off with the BBC. Can you tell?  :demon: ;D
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Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #39 on: October 03, 2010, 12:00:27 am »
in the cycling section of the sport page . it just come on now
From the Hillfoots to the hilltops

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Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #40 on: October 03, 2010, 12:01:13 am »
Aye, just found it! Cheers.  :thumbsup:
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Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #41 on: October 03, 2010, 01:01:47 am »
Oh crap -- I was just off to bed when I noticed this thread too.
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

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Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #42 on: October 03, 2010, 06:43:02 am »
Yes Yes Yes.... nooooooo

Well the guy from Grimstad deserved it.
Silver for Breschel
Bronze for Davis

Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #43 on: October 03, 2010, 06:57:47 am »
What an  amazing race. Hugh Porter outdid himself tho completely missing Gilbert being caught about 2km from the finish.


Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #44 on: October 03, 2010, 10:36:40 am »
Loved that bit just after Thor H crossed the line, with the scrum of people rushing around the winner, picked up his bike and gave it a kiss  8)

Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #45 on: October 03, 2010, 10:56:40 am »
Did it show off Australia well chaps?

Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #46 on: October 03, 2010, 11:47:15 am »
It did look nice Grub.
Is Melbourne your old patch?

Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #47 on: October 03, 2010, 04:51:08 pm »
Yep, well that was the city where I worked.  I came from the eastern suburbs.
Geelong was in the west but it was not really that far away for the Aussie way of travel.
Just down the road  ;D


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Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #48 on: October 05, 2010, 01:42:20 pm »
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

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Re: World Champ Spoileriffic Spoiler
« Reply #49 on: October 08, 2010, 12:10:40 pm »
Very Minor Claim to Fame:
John Paul (17yo scottish lead-out sprinter) was training with me 2 years ago, DPCC member. (He used to criticise me for non-helmet wearing every week!)
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