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maffy

Milano-San Remo - 294km - 23rd March 2014




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16.45-17.40Speciale TG Sport Ciclismo: zione Milano - Sanremo

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13:40-17.30 Ciclismo: Milano - Sanremo
raitre 14:55-16:35

ES 13.00-16.00 GMT


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kathy

I have posted an FP thread here.

http://justcycling.myfastforum.org/sutra218045.php#218045
maffy

Re: Milano-San Remo - 294km - 23rd March 2014

gfs thursday 06z weather fps


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passo


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bianchigirl

OPQS are certainly chucking a lot of firepower at it, as are Cannondale - everything but the kitchen sink Wink
bianchigirl

OPQS are certainly chucking a lot of firepower at it, as are Cannondale - everything but the kitchen sink Wink
Biosphere

The inner ring take on it is more or less how I feel about it. I enjoy the race cos the one dayers of spring  are probably what I enjoy the most in the year and for this one, I like the tension between the riders who lean towards sprints, classics and GCs respectively.

As an out and out edge of your seat experience that starts to play out long before the finish, it's not the most compelling racing . On the other hand the big names are there, it ushers in spring classic season properly and it's the one of the Italian monuments Smile
Fontfroide

Looks like it will be dry and sunny when they arrive in San Remo.
Biosphere

A new tourist attraction in Milan

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/...odrome-rescued-volunteers-cycling
kathy

Just a reminder that the race takes place tomorrow starting at 10.10CET.  All FPs must be in by them!
HuwB

Unfortunately, I'll have to watch a recording of the race.
Sunday lunch invite choice: this week or next.
4 races on tv, next Sunday......
gerry12ie

HuwB wrote:
Unfortunately, I'll have to watch a recording of the race.
Sunday lunch invite choice: this week or next.
4 races on tv, next Sunday......


I hear ya Huw.  The mother-in-law is getting a quick lunch in the pub, and if she doesn't hurry up she'll be left there...
Biosphere

The eldest is 6 on Tuesday, so the Mrs has invited half the canton around.

I was strategic though and invited my Dad over from Ireland so he'll just sit in front of the TV with the volume cranked (cos he cant hear a bloody thing with all of them yapping), his Irish upbringing rendering him blissfully unaware of social etiquette Laughing
Beasley

As expected, inside the final 40km and it's anyone's race. I don't think anyone of significances has had an early bath.

Bloomin' cold and wet, though. Saying that, it's a pleasant afternoon's biking compared to last year!
Bartali

NIBS!!
Bartali

Looks heavy still ...
Bartali

Um .... well you have to love the panache, but I'm not sure what happens now ....
Bartali

Super pleased for Swift!  Lad did well.
Beasley

Kristoff had everyone's number in the end. In a league of his own!

Cancellara was furious! Must be at least the third time he's finished second in this race.

Cavendish didn't have anything left to give at the finish. Saying that, not a bad day for GB. Cav's 5th and Swifty's 3rd will bring in a nice bundle of WT points, if nothing else.
Fontfroide

Fontfroide wrote:
Looks like it will be dry and sunny when they arrive in San Remo.


I did look it up on weather forecast, honest.
Boogerd_Fan

I thought Sagan did well to be patient, and not do too much work there over Cipressa/Poggio.

However, judging from the sprint (or lack of it) maybe that wasn't just being patient playing poker, he just simply didn't have the legs today.
Bartali

I thought Sagan was leaving gaps on the Poggio ... didn't have the legs today.

Love Nibali's tweet ... if I understand it correctly.

Quote:

Ho aspettato per una buona compagnia!! Da solo sapevo che era difficile !! Ma dove sono i corridori con le 🎾🎾 di una volta??‬ Chiaro che non una critica !! Ma puro incitamento!!


Nice to seeSwift in that company.  He's a good kid.
JohnD

When i saw Sagan on the front i thought he was going to make his move there & then, but like you said maybe he realised he didn't have the legs.  Nibali lit up the race briefly, bit too slippery for some crazy descending where he might've gained more time but he gave it a go.
Bartali

Nibs needed one or two others ... bemoaning the lack of balls out there today. MSR always makes me wonder about the tactics employed by a dozen or so riders who hammer out 300km only to get blown away with no chance at all in the last 200 meters.
HuwB

Just endured the 60kms that preceded the last 30kms of usual action.
Not much to say, really, except to moan about Quigley's commentary
Mollema attacking off the front, when he was actually dangling off the back.
The peril of rider number identification, as opposed to rider identification.

Other than that, not much brighter than the weather.
Fontfroide

Just rewatched the video as I was torn away at the last minute.  I would like to watch something that has a bit more HD, so I can stop it and see how the sprint boiled and spilled out in all its details. during the last few k.  Nice to see Nibali give it a shot.

Deeply sorry that Fabian did not take it, but clearly Kristoff after 293.5 k had the best legs.  He was the best on the day.  Naturally I am sad in a small way that Degenkolb had a puncture, not least because I picked him and got nada.  Delighted Swift did so well.  I guess we have to figure him as an outsider for classics from now on.  I wonder what happened to EBH, guess he had no legs left.  

It really is quite a long race.  Although I have to admit that in the end it didn't have quite the flavour I was wanting.  Guess it was the weather, the race was a bit like the weather really.  I hope it will be easy enough to identify riders in the sunshine, their guises are similar this year.  Dark (with exceptions of course).
gerry12ie

http://www.cyclingnews.com/featur...conclusions-from-milan-san-remo-2

Only saw it last night and not much to get excited about alright.  That said, there is something about that classic race pace over 300k in shitty conditions that makes you think about what they are actually going through on the bike.  I did the Wicklow 200 a couple of years ago on a day when the rain was so heavy it was almost joined up and afterwards I honestly thought I would never get warm again or even look at a bike - but that was June, not March and it wasn't a race and it was 100k less (although I didn't get paid for it).  MSR will never be the most appealing of the monuments but it does have a certain charm and the last hour is watchable...  

Quigley rabbiting on about how strong Greipel looked approaching the Poggio, when he was clearly suffering like a dog, raised a smile although he would have to go some to match Kirby's inane rambling yesterday.

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