Author Topic: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.  (Read 11796 times)

David Martin

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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #100 on: June 01, 2016, 09:39:41 am »
But you need more than one good rider for the Uni to do well in BUCS
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Karla

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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #101 on: June 01, 2016, 10:32:18 am »
True.

I was marshalling and told the Dundee lot to say hi to you.  Have they passed it on yet?

David Martin

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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #102 on: June 01, 2016, 11:24:11 am »
Haven't seen them since - I am a bit out of favour since I DQ'd their star rider at the SSS 10 for dangerous riding. Better that than having to explain to his parents why he is wrapped around a car with a closing speed of 100mph.
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Karla

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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #103 on: June 22, 2016, 06:22:21 pm »
Daily Mail: British Women's Olympic team are Armitstead, Harris and Pooley

I really hope that Hayley whups Emma Pooley in the national TT tomorrow.

Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #104 on: June 22, 2016, 06:24:33 pm »
Daily Mail: British Women's Olympic team are Armitstead, Harris and Pooley

I really hope that Hayley whups Emma Pooley in the national TT tomorrow.
Seriously different course for the Olympics though.

Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #105 on: June 23, 2016, 09:30:43 am »
Daily Mail: British Women's Olympic team are Armitstead, Harris and Pooley

I really hope that Hayley whups Emma Pooley in the national TT tomorrow.
Seriously different course for the Olympics though.

Look at the 2010 Commonwealth Games TT results - just a month after winning the World Champs, Emma trailed in 9th, behind the likes of Julia Shaw, Wendy Houvenaghel and Emma Trott.  I would fully expect Emma to be beaten this afternoon, but there is no way that Hayley would achieve a top-ten result on the Grumari course in Rio, whereas Emma (who, lest we forget, is still building back up to race fitness) would be a good bet for a medal.  I wouldn't be surprised if it's gold.


David Martin

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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #107 on: September 20, 2016, 10:26:01 pm »
Cannot comment except to refer you to the Bill and the Bailey. I have yet to give evidence so should not be discussing or made aware of what has been said in court. And to note that the race in question was the Dundee 2-day not the Deeside. Only a difference of 100 miles.
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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #108 on: October 12, 2016, 07:38:12 pm »
2019 Road World Championships  :thumbsup: After the success of the TdF and Tour de Yorkshire they should put a good show. It'll be interesting to see what route they pick for the road race. No one will be complaining about 40°C heat and a lack of crowds.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/yorkshire-wins-bid-to-host-2019-road-world-championships

And talking of Road World Championships Tony Martin won his 4th ITT today to double up after Etixx won the team TT. It's good he's had some success after a bit of a crap year.
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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #109 on: October 12, 2016, 08:12:49 pm »
2019 Road World Championships  :thumbsup: After the success of the TdF and Tour de Yorkshire they should put a good show. It'll be interesting to see what route they pick for the road race. No one will be complaining about 40°C heat and a lack of crowds.
... or a boring pan-flat course, I suspect :)
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Karla

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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #110 on: October 12, 2016, 10:24:05 pm »
V718 for the TT, plead pretty pleeeeese?!


citoyen

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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #112 on: March 09, 2017, 12:27:01 pm »
It was all going so well but then the wheels fell off

It's like they wanted their performance on the road to act as a metaphor for what's going on elsewhere.

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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #113 on: March 12, 2017, 03:49:33 pm »
Bertie and TeamSky clearly decided that the finish to Paris Nice 2016 was so good they'd do the same again this year, just that this time the Bertie loses the GC by 2 seconds rather than 4 seconds.

So this year Bertie has come 2nd in Vuelta a Andalucía by 1 second and 2nd in Paris Nice by 2 seconds.
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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #114 on: April 03, 2017, 02:26:39 pm »
I guess this is the right place to talk about the Ronde?
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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #115 on: April 03, 2017, 02:50:43 pm »
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Duct tape is magic and should be worshipped

Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #116 on: April 03, 2017, 03:26:46 pm »
I've heard on tv commentaries that the bottles riders discard on the road during a race are
collected either by fans or a "clean-up" service (I'm not convinced, and what about all of the
gel wrappers). Anyhow, when these teams go for their 4 or 5 hour training rides, do the riders
still throw their empty bidons and gel wrappers by the roadside. I wonder.

Karla

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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #117 on: April 03, 2017, 03:28:36 pm »
Errr, no.


(Oh, and that was a cracking Ronde. I'd have liked to see a Sagan/GVA duel all the way to the line, but it was excellent work by Gilbert to attack so far out and solo to the line.)

David Martin

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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #118 on: April 03, 2017, 10:59:52 pm »
Sagan's fault entirely. Rode into the jacket.  SHame because it was an absolute cracker. One of those where you feel the pain for the last hour..

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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #120 on: April 05, 2017, 01:14:05 pm »
Sagan's fault entirely. Rode into the jacket.  SHame because it was an absolute cracker. One of those where you feel the pain for the last hour..
Absolutely.

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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #121 on: April 05, 2017, 05:37:04 pm »
Here's the fall https://twitter.com/petosagan/status/848891489153404928

There are some marvellous photos of the race here: https://cyclingtips.com/2017/04/photo-gallery-gilbert-masterclass-2017-tour-flanders/
The one of Boonen on the Kappelmuur with the fan sitting on the wall shouting his lungs out is brilliant.



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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #122 on: April 05, 2017, 08:13:57 pm »
Do you think it might be the same chap as in this one?  https://twitter.com/TheRaceRadio/status/847837387589681153

Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #123 on: April 09, 2017, 08:10:01 pm »
Another really good race.
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David Martin

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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #124 on: May 30, 2017, 03:29:02 pm »
The Tour Series. Won overall by a young lady we introduced to competitive cycling at Dundee Thistle. Great to see her develop so well.

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