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A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« on: August 24, 2014, 10:54:40 pm »
And to kick it off...

Lizzie Armitstead has won the UCI Women's Road World Cup for the first time with one race remaining.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/28921811
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David Martin

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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2014, 11:04:31 pm »
Did Marianne Vos not turn up?
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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2014, 11:53:21 pm »
Did Marianne Vos not turn up?

Well, she was fourth in today's race, but from a series perspective, she only won the one round, like Armitstead. I guess Lizzie was more consistent overall.

Edit 1: Armitstead won the first round, then placed second at the next three. Vos didn't ride the first three rounds.

Edit 2: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_UCI_Women's_Road_World_Cup (the UCI's site has the full results, but it's a bit clunky).
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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2014, 10:01:40 am »
Jens Voigt's legs have been told to shut up for the last time. Unsurprisingly, he was out in the breakaway for the last stage of the US Pro Challenge.

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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2014, 12:10:48 pm »
Jens Voigt's legs have been told to shut up for the last time. Unsurprisingly, he was out in the breakaway for the last stage of the US Pro Challenge.

 :(

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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2014, 02:59:41 pm »
I'm hoping he returns as a commentator.
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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2014, 12:19:27 am »
National 10 mile Champs. Imagine doing 19:59 and coming 86th  :o
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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2014, 07:33:34 pm »
Yup, bonkers.

From our club news page:
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... with Phil Brown making the long trip to the fast Hull V718 course. Phil Finished 59th, with 86 of the 143 riders posted times under 20 minutes. Full mens results.

Phil’s ride of 19m 38s is a new Senior and Vets Club 10 record.


Course choice seems a bit controversial:
https://mobile.twitter.com/Doctor_Hutch/status/506169498144358400

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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2015, 08:03:06 pm »
A good few days for Sky. Froome and Thomas win stages and the overall in Vuelta a Andalucia  and Volta ao Algarve respectively, with an extra stage in the Algarve for Porte to boot.

Dibdib

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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2015, 04:06:55 pm »
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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2015, 04:19:19 pm »
Good stuff. Late 20s was traditionally a cyclist's peak years until blood doping kicked in hard. Now pros are peaking well into their 30s.
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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2015, 05:35:07 pm »
Fantastic finish from Stannard - the Etixx/Quickstep boys must be really stunned.

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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2015, 03:43:18 pm »
Well that proved to be a good weekend for British rides in Belgium :thumbsup:
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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2015, 07:50:02 am »
Fantastic finish from Stannard - the Etixx/Quickstep boys must be really stunned.

I've watched the last 10 minutes 3 times now, once with Dutch commentary, twice with French.  I wasn't able to find a Flemish one.  What a glorious combination of Stannard power and Quickstep cock-up.  Odd that those 3 will have been mocked for incompetence when they did everything right - I assume -  up to the last 4k.

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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2015, 03:47:08 pm »
Just watched it (No sound). According to all of the play books Stannard shouldn't have won. But the other three had no answer. A very impressive performance.
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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2015, 06:37:33 pm »
The other 3 messed-up the tactics and effectively admitted that. High tempo to maintain the gap and at least 2 to 1 at 1km might have resulted in a different result. As it was Stannard took full advantage of the situation. Full credit for not panicking!

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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2015, 08:15:34 pm »
Will he pull it off again tomorrow in Le Samyn ?

David Martin

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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2015, 11:36:08 pm »
Just over a year ago a young lady turned up at our winter track nights having just taken up cycling to do the Newcastle-London 24hr ride.

Fast forward to today and she has just finished (which was better than half the field) her first cobbled classic.
http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/Le_Samyn_des_Dames_2015
OK, 94th isn't near the podium, but it is a finish. Vicariously proud of a former club member.
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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2015, 06:59:24 am »
Just over a year ago a young lady turned up at our winter track nights having just taken up cycling to do the Newcastle-London 24hr ride.

Fast forward to today and she has just finished (which was better than half the field) her first cobbled classic.
http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/Le_Samyn_des_Dames_2015
OK, 94th isn't near the podium, but it is a finish. Vicariously proud of a former club member.
3hour race  = "classic" ?

Anyway, the riders didn't plan the route,  so kudos to her.
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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2015, 08:05:25 am »
Ladies race, under the restrictive rules of the UCI.
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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2015, 09:28:15 am »
Chapeau to her. And to everything she no doubt learned at your track nights!

OT, but the name of the Polish woman at 15 made me smile. Niewiadoma = Unknown.  :D
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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2015, 10:16:36 pm »
There are some stunning photos in the Team Sky gallery from Strade Bianche, which was won by Štybar to make up for Omega's race at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad last Saturday. Mr. Sagan got spat out of the back of the breakaway. Now maybe it's me, but for a cyclist he's looking a bit, erm, heavier than normal.



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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2015, 01:10:33 pm »
Mr 60% is out of Saxo and Astana may or may not have just been busted down to a Continental licence.  All change at the top!

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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2015, 04:06:37 pm »
Stage 3a of Three Days Of De Panne - Koksijde was mighty close. Geipel v. Kristoff.

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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2015, 04:42:32 pm »
Great shot! What are the square things sticking out beyond their stems?
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