Author Topic: World Championships 2011 (spoilers)  (Read 7200 times)

citoyen

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World Championships 2011 (spoilers)
« on: September 19, 2011, 04:49:56 pm »
Not a bad first day for GB - silver for Elinor Barker in the Junior Women's TT, less than two seconds behind the winner. Results of U23 Men's TT not in yet but ominously, looks like a second gold for the Aussies. Strength in depth in their squad...

So, what are everyone's predictions for the big races? Double gold for Britain in the elite men's races not out of the question, but I reckon Wiggo is going to have to do something really special to beat Tony Martin in the TT. I think he'll get silver though. For the road race, I'm saying it's between Cav, Sagan and Gilbert. If it's a straight sprint, you'd have to back Cav, but who knows what might happen? I don't think I've seen Cav up against Sagan. That could be an interesting contest. Disappointed Renshaw and Degenkolb won't be there to take on their old team-mate.

In the women's races... double gold for Emma Pooley?

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Gus

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Re: World Championships 2011 (spoilers)
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2011, 05:19:47 pm »
2 X Aussie gold today.
It looks like the Pro's TT will be on wet roads (cobblestones), so it will be the strongest riders with best technical skills.
Like  Cancellara and Martin, but not Grabsch.
It looks like a wet ride Sunday too, so I'll tend to guess on the strong Norwegians and Gilbert.

David Martin

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Re: World Championships 2011 (spoilers)
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2011, 06:23:39 pm »
Don't underestimate the brits in the wet and cold..
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citoyen

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Re: World Championships 2011 (spoilers)
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2011, 03:26:25 pm »
Emma P 4th at first time check. <biting fingers nervously>

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citoyen

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Re: World Championships 2011 (spoilers)
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2011, 03:35:57 pm »
2nd at halfway, less than a second down on the leader...

citoyen

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Re: World Championships 2011 (spoilers)
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2011, 04:08:36 pm »
Bronze for Emma P. Good effort. Judith Arndt won in impressive style.

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Re: World Championships 2011 (spoilers)
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2011, 12:10:29 pm »
For those of us without Eurosport, Men's TT is on BBC red button (Freeview 301) now.  :thumbsup:
It's a bit weird, but actually quite wonderful.

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Re: World Championships 2011 (spoilers)
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2011, 12:16:01 pm »
A great "Sherwenism" from Hugh Porter just now: commenting on a New Zealand rider, he said "Really moving the Kiwi, absolutely flying."  ;D
It's a bit weird, but actually quite wonderful.

Rhys W

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Re: World Championships 2011 (spoilers)
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2011, 12:35:02 pm »
I think poor old Hugh Porter is going senile. He told us in Caerphilly last week that Russell Hampton would take the KoM all the way to London, when Jonathan Tiernan-Locke had attacked every climb over the previous 48hrs and was within a couple of points of taking the jersey.

citoyen

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Re: World Championships 2011 (spoilers)
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2011, 01:25:22 pm »
Live coverage also online here:
http://sports-livez.com/channel/ch-6.php

Some start times to note:
Wiggo 2.37pm
Millar 2.49pm
Martin 2.51pm
Cancellara 2.52.30pm

d.

Re: World Championships 2011 (spoilers)
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2011, 01:39:59 pm »
I'm afraid I think that Brad's new super slim shapre might have helped him in the mountains, but it's not doing him any favours in time trials.
Got to be Spartacus for the TT surely?

citoyen

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Re: World Championships 2011 (spoilers)
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2011, 01:45:26 pm »
I think it's a brave man who bets against Tony Martin on current form.

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mattc

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Re: World Championships 2011 (spoilers)
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2011, 02:37:21 pm »
Some horrendous drafting going on! Of course it's only by riders who are at least 1m30 off the pace, so not all that important really ...


I'm not that excited watching the TT, but I presume they'll also show the road race on the Red Button.  :thumbsup:
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Gus

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Re: World Championships 2011 (spoilers)
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2011, 02:45:22 pm »
latest weather update, headwind on the home stretch and chances for a light shower.

Ohh and Bobridge are riding well right now  :) 

citoyen

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Re: World Championships 2011 (spoilers)
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2011, 02:54:24 pm »
Yeah, Bobridge is really flying. Damn Aussies!  ;D

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citoyen

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Re: World Championships 2011 (spoilers)
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2011, 03:06:19 pm »
Martin 14 seconds faster than Bobridge at first check!  :o

Grabsch is going quicker than the Aussie too. Edit: Wiggo in second place ahead ofbehind Grabsch at halfway.

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Gus

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Re: World Championships 2011 (spoilers)
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2011, 03:08:08 pm »
Martin 14 seconds faster than Bobridge at first check!  :o

Grabsch is going quicker than the Aussie too.

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and Wigo too  :thumbsup:

citoyen

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Re: World Championships 2011 (spoilers)
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2011, 03:31:56 pm »
Martin over a minute up on Wiggo at the 3/4 mark. Phenomenal.

Cancellara's going well too - on course for 2nd, by the look of it.

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citoyen

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Re: World Championships 2011 (spoilers)
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2011, 03:34:10 pm »
Wiggo finishes provisional first, probably 3rd. Good ride but Martin is looking unbeatable.

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citoyen

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Re: World Championships 2011 (spoilers)
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2011, 03:48:23 pm »
Wiggo is going to have to do something really special to beat Tony Martin in the TT. I think he'll get silver though.

 :smug:

(Only thanks to Spartacus overcooking a corner near the end though!)

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Gus

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Re: World Championships 2011 (spoilers)
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2011, 03:48:54 pm »
2nd for Wiggo after spartacus took a trip into barriers... congrats.

citoyen

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Re: World Championships 2011 (spoilers)
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2011, 03:52:42 pm »
Well, that was the most exciting time trial I've seen for some time.

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Karla

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Re: World Championships 2011 (spoilers)
« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2011, 03:55:01 pm »
Well, that was the most exciting time trial I've seen for some time.

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You need to put that in quotes, it's exactly what the commentator said  :P

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Re: World Championships 2011 (spoilers)
« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2011, 04:08:04 pm »
Pleased for Tony Martin, he's been knocking on the door for some time and was unlucky with a puncture last year.

Fantastic ride for silver by Wiggins considering the Vuelta he's just had.

It was almost sad to see Cancellara reduced to that level of desperation but you can't fault him for effort.
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Re: World Championships 2011 (spoilers)
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2011, 04:13:48 pm »
Someone should buy Martin a t-shirt with:
"No, I'm Spartacus "
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