Author Topic: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.  (Read 16198 times)

Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #125 on: September 10, 2018, 01:46:31 pm »
Congratulations to Rachel Atherton, who's won the Women's Downhill World Championships for the fifth time (after winning the World Cup racing series for a record sixth time* last month).  :thumbsup:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/45465073


* French downhill rider Anne-Caroline Chausson won five consecutive World Cup series (1998-2002), and the senior women's downhill World Champs nine times in ten years (1996-2003 and 2005).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne-Caroline_Chausson#Titles
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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #127 on: March 09, 2019, 03:30:49 pm »
No surprises in this week's results: someone called Anne/Anna won the women's race and someone from Quickstep won for the men.

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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #128 on: April 08, 2019, 05:18:59 pm »
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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #129 on: April 12, 2019, 06:11:28 pm »
Not a Wiggins interview :
https://twitter.com/RondeVlaanderen/status/1114898860869074945

Fantastic :) [but what's with the Wiggo obsession? ]

Took me a while to check it was the same rider, but Cecilie does indeed have a history of this. A reminder:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=VkbyFDrF9kM
(she only finished 4th at La Course!!!)
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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #130 on: April 16, 2019, 10:34:17 am »
I need to call my dentist!  :thumbsup:
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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #131 on: April 22, 2019, 08:27:25 am »
Anyone else’s enjoy an Amstel Gold yesterday?

Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #132 on: April 22, 2019, 10:38:15 am »
That was an astonishing race.
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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #133 on: April 22, 2019, 10:52:56 am »
Third generation professional - Poulidor, Van Der Poel, Van Der Poel. Good genes.

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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #134 on: April 22, 2019, 04:08:19 pm »
Oh wow. I love those kind of finishes. It's nice to see the bravest rider win; usually it's the smartest rider, but occasionally everyone gets it wrong.  :thumbsup:


[I didn't know about the Poulidor -> van der Poel link.  :facepalm: ]
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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #135 on: April 22, 2019, 07:43:59 pm »
Ok. 2 points for naming his team, 10 points for any of his team mates on the race (without looking it up)

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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #136 on: April 22, 2019, 08:13:47 pm »
nul points
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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #137 on: April 22, 2019, 09:12:41 pm »
12 points (the same team he's been riding CX for all winter, and the chap with 2 x de Ronde to his name).
When I checked, I recognised 3 other names as fellow CX riders, but wouldn't have associated them with the team

Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #138 on: April 22, 2019, 09:21:03 pm »
11 points more than me (I knew 'Circus')

Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #139 on: April 22, 2019, 09:39:37 pm »
Correndon Circus. Can't name any other riders.
The women's race was a good finale as well. I'm not at all biased because I have Niewiadoma on my fantasy team (and have learned to spell her name!). :)

Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #140 on: April 23, 2019, 01:51:04 pm »
Anyone else’s enjoy an Amstel Gold yesterday?
Yes, both of them  :demon:
We watched the women's race first and thought that was exciting, and then we watched the men...

Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #141 on: April 24, 2019, 10:08:35 am »
I notice Peter Sagan appears to have had a haircut - and with it the source of all his powers :)
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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #142 on: April 24, 2019, 01:21:29 pm »
Crazy P Sagan had a fairly rad hair-loss program after the Tour a couple of years ago and it didn't seem to slow him down much then.  Just scuppered his chances of signing for Giant-Alpecin, as far as I could tell.
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Re: A random racing thread for non Grand Tour stuff.
« Reply #143 on: June 30, 2019, 03:43:30 pm »
Just watched the men's French cycling championship. Bethany [n+1] will be pleased.

Judging from the results table, gent in question rides for Printed Circuit Board.
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