Author Topic: Spring Classics  (Read 4284 times)

Re: Spring Classics
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2013, 02:49:03 pm »
And Boonen came off, and was limping some way behind.  Probably packed by now.

citoyen

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Re: Spring Classics
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2013, 04:15:43 pm »
Nice ride by Sagan. And a wheelie to celebrate. Excellent!


Re: Spring Classics
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2013, 07:28:47 pm »
Sagan really is frightening! To launch yourself off the front with a couple of km's to go and gain fifteen seconds over those he left in his dust is quite incredible. A cheeky two fingers-up to Spartacus as he slowed down to cross the line on one wheel too. And he wasn't wearing gloves like his Mum told him to. Does he have a nickname yet? If not, I'm thinking "Cyborg" or "The Assassin".
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Karla

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Re: Spring Classics
« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2013, 08:01:33 pm »
He's the Terminator, like his bike.

Re: Spring Classics
« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2013, 08:06:41 pm »
And he wasn't wearing gloves like his Mum told him to.

He was wearing massive gloves earlier. He must have taken them off near the finish. Obviously making sure he looked cool. Which he is...
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

Re: Spring Classics
« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2013, 08:42:30 pm »
I can't see Ghent-Wevelgem on Eurosport's schedules for today  :o  :(

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citoyen

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Re: Spring Classics
« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2013, 08:59:20 pm »
He's the Terminator, like his bike.

Tourminator, innit?

Karla

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Re: Spring Classics
« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2013, 09:09:02 pm »
Tourminator, schmourminator.

Pedal Castro

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Re: Spring Classics
« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2013, 08:50:19 am »
And he wasn't wearing gloves like his Mum told him to.

He was wearing massive gloves earlier. He must have taken them off near the finish. Obviously making sure he looked cool. Which he is...



Peter mit gloves. He went back to the car just before the dénouement and divested himself of gloves and body warmer.

Karla

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Re: Spring Classics
« Reply #34 on: March 31, 2013, 02:36:24 pm »
Thomas is down, oh no!

Re: Spring Classics
« Reply #35 on: March 31, 2013, 02:46:15 pm »
Has Thomas ever actually finished a race?!

FLAME ON!!!!!
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David Martin

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Re: Spring Classics
« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2013, 01:22:08 am »
 Sagan :( What a jerk. Totally inappropriate behaviour.
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Re: Spring Classics
« Reply #37 on: April 01, 2013, 11:35:59 am »
Sagan :( What a jerk. Totally inappropriate behaviour.
I was beginning to like the guy (wheelies on road-bikes, cool). Idiot.


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Re: Spring Classics
« Reply #38 on: April 01, 2013, 02:56:25 pm »
Are you referring to this?



mattc

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Re: Spring Classics
« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2013, 03:00:14 pm »
Very good!

(I suspect we may be seeing more variations on that ...)
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Re: Spring Classics
« Reply #40 on: April 01, 2013, 03:06:17 pm »
is another one..
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Re: Spring Classics
« Reply #41 on: April 01, 2013, 07:05:00 pm »
 ;D The way I see it, this is the best way of drawing people's attention to the absurdity, cheesiness and anachronism of the whole podium girl thing. That said, I know a couple of women who do this sort of thing and they get paid a good whack.
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Rhys W

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Re: Spring Classics
« Reply #42 on: April 01, 2013, 09:43:22 pm »
Very good!

(I suspect we may be seeing more variations on that ...)

Not my work that one, but a lot of my clubmates have been posting photos on facebook from Majorca today. I have GIMP open...  :demon:

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Re: Spring Classics
« Reply #43 on: April 05, 2013, 08:35:25 pm »
Paris Roubaix highlights will be on ITV4 (Freeview 24) 2100-2200 Sunday.  Repeated 1350 / 1355 Monday.
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Re: Spring Classics
« Reply #44 on: April 06, 2013, 07:29:24 pm »
Looking forward to tomorrow's bumpy jaunt. I think Ladagnous will put in a big ride, but they've all got Cancellara to beat.
Agenda: Go for a ride in the morning, watch the race in the afternoon, reflect on a day well spent.
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Re: Spring Classics
« Reply #45 on: April 07, 2013, 02:55:39 pm »
Vandenburgh would have been in with a good shout there*, had it not been for that pesky fan.

*Spartacus notwithstanding
'Something....something.... Something about racing bicycles, but really a profound metaphor about life itself.'  Tim Krabbé. Possibly

Re: Spring Classics
« Reply #46 on: April 07, 2013, 03:00:28 pm »
..and Stybar

Re: Spring Classics
« Reply #47 on: April 07, 2013, 03:23:23 pm »
Jeez. That didn't look easy, but what a finish!
'Something....something.... Something about racing bicycles, but really a profound metaphor about life itself.'  Tim Krabbé. Possibly

Re: Spring Classics
« Reply #48 on: April 07, 2013, 05:58:50 pm »
Massive pull by Cancellara to bridge the gap alone to the front group of seven. Would have been interesting to see if Stybar could have sat on his wheel all the way to the velodrome.

44 kmph average speed, those guys are incredibly strong
#makewattsnotwar

Re: Spring Classics
« Reply #49 on: April 07, 2013, 09:53:44 pm »
Went over to watch with a few friends this year who've been before so had planned 4 sections to watch at before we holed up in a bar to watch the finish, its been a great day out, another hour and I'll be home.