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Tirreno-Adriatico 2017

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gerry12ie

Had a look at the betting today and noticed BF's buddy Gesink was a rather large 100/1.  So I googled to see how he was going and came across his website at http://www.robertgesinkofficial.com

I was amazed to see such a professional website, it's better than many corporate sites and has a heap of info on it.  He might be better off spending some more time training but it is well worth a look
Nolte

impressive looking site
Biosphere

It starts today. As it kicks off with a TTT, there is still relatively plenty of time to get picks in (partenza prima squadra circa 13:00GMT)
Nolte

what happened moscon's wheel?
Biosphere

He says he hit a hole in the road and catastrophic failure of the carbon rim followed! Scary.

I like the way that both races scheduled a TT today so as to not have viewers flipping channels in search of excitement Wink
HuwB

Biosphere wrote:
He says he hit a hole in the road and catastrophic failure of the carbon rim followed! Scary.

I like the way that both races scheduled a TT today so as to not have viewers flipping channels in search of excitement Wink


True.
A nice looking stage to day, though.
Another flat stage on the Paris-Nice menu.
No wonder almost all the sprinters went to France.
HuwB

Sky's 3 wheeler wheelgate.
BMC were on them as well.
Rai were live with over 100kms to go.
They certainly have pushed the boat out as much as Paris-Nice have reeled the boat in.

On that subject, Kirby has just confirmed every stage of the Tour will be on Eurosport, live from gun to tape.
HuwB

That win should cue a few caustic remarks in various parts.
Thomas goes long and holds on.
Tom Dumoulin nips in for 2nd and BF's best bud flies the final 150 metres to nab 3rd.
Fontfroide

Just out of curiosity, did anyone else enter a team in T--R on Velogames?

I did, but I guess I am alone ...
HuwB

Sagan beats Viviani in a crash marred finish.
Gaviria taken out, pile up behind.
Of course completely missed by clueless Kirby and co, even after a slo mo replay.
Took a circled close up and a shot of the carnage behind to clue them up.

Absolutely appalling an utterly amateurish, when compared to how eagle eyed Hatch was yesterday.

Fontfroide wrote:
Just out of curiosity, did anyone else enter a team in T--R on Velogames?

I did, but I guess I am alone ...


No, you are not alone. Wink
gerry12ie

Thanks for the heads up, I don't think I'll bother watching tonight because Kirby annoys me enough anyway without that kind of carry on.  Hatch and Kelly are so far ahead there is no comparison.

And no, you are not alone  Wink and I did post a league entry...
Boogerd_Fan

Pete bossing it, even if he does look like an extra from the Forest Gump film set
Fontfroide

gerry12ie wrote:

And no, you are not alone  Wink and I did post a league entry...


Missed it.  Got it now.
Biosphere

Cold and sunny on the Terminillo today



Sorry I didn't get round to entering PN or TA teams this year. Everything was a bit hectic coming back from holidays . . .

Enjoyed the rugby last night, if not the result. Cracking game though. At least it's one less event to have to try and follow today.

On the above subject of bad sports commentary, sorry for going off piste but this sketch nails it. There are a series of them online, but I love this one when they turn speculating what might be going through the competitor's minds. Shame they can't spell Campagnolo though Wink


Link
Nolte

Ah big train I liked that

Kirby spends most of the time fawning over some guy named eddy bos
HuwB

Biosphere wrote:

Enjoyed the rugby last night, if not the result. Cracking game though. At least it's one less event to have to try and follow today.



Yes, ummm, sorry about that. Wink  Very Happy
Great to see our George getting his brace and putting yet another batch of overly critical, lazy arsed journo's back in their box.
He's taken some right stick in the past fornight. Incredible for someone who has scored 10 tries in his last 10 6N games.
Becky has also said a few words, having been asked about "the leak", but on that, I'm staying strictly no comment, here, nowadays.

In the meantime, it's all very tranquillo still. The problem with sticking a single large lump at the end of a gently rolling course.
Great weather though, this year.
Biosphere

That was a nasty looking spill for the Katusha rider although he seemed to have avoided a worse collision with the crash barrier.
Nolte

Still too big a group with 9km left
Biosphere

It's breaking up now with 5km to go.
HuwB

Enjoyed that.

Quintana, Thomas and A Yates mixing it ahead of the Giro.

GC:
Quintana
Yates @ 33"
Pinot @ 56"
Castroviejo @ 1'-01"
Dennis @ 1'-06"
Fontfroide

Waddaya think of Pinot?  He seems to be a terribly talented rider who just can't quite do the right thing.
Nolte

Is pinot targeting the tour or the giro this year?

I agree he just isn't fulfilling the immense potential he has shown. I really hope he can get it together.
HuwB

Loads of action now we are on the grueling circuit.
Causing Kirby all sorts of consternation as his mouth is in constant overdrive.
gerry12ie

First bit of sport I have seen all weekend and not a bad start at all Smile

Tough finish, and although there was probably an opportunity for some to drop Sagan with about 2.5k to go it would have meant emptying the tank a bit too much.  

Consequence?  Peter Sagan wins.  He really is something else...
Nolte

Good stage, chapeau to sagan
HuwB

Compared to P-N, this turned out to be a total flop.
A little bit of fannying about from the GC boys, followed by the inevitable Sagan clifftop win.
Tomorrow, the inevitable Sagan flat stage win.
Boogerd_Fan

I dont think there will be enough Haribo to help him recover from today's effort hanging with the GC boys, even if they were content to take him to the line in the end.

Viviani or Modolo for me tomorrow.
HuwB

Boogerd_Fan wrote:
I dont think there will be enough Haribo to help him recover from today's effort hanging with the GC boys, even if they were content to take him to the line in the end.

Viviani or Modolo for me tomorrow.


You were saying?
Attacks on the final hill and still only loses to Gaviria by a third of a wheel. The rest nowhere.
A few splits, but all the GC boys home at 6 seconds, led by Thomas.
Boogerd_Fan

OK he is even surpassing my high expectations Very Happy

15 race days in 2017 so far... and 9 top 10's, 1 DNF... 9 top 3 placings even.. the guy is just a beast.
Nolte

Odd finish, coming second, Sagan to me looked the most impressive out there and it tempered gaviria as it seemed a chore for gaviria to stay in front of Sagan
HuwB

Dennis wins the ITT and moves above Pinot in GC.
Perhaps more surprisingly, Geraint Thomas jumps over a lack luster Tom Dumoulin.
Without the disastrous TTT and so without Thomas's subsequent stage win and 10 second bonus, the Welshman would still have won the race by 3 seconds.
gerry12ie

Great jockey that Dennis lad Wink

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