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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:32 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

I saw this on Sunday, made a bundle of comments on twitter. It is hugely sad and as well as being a great commentator if you liked his style ( big fan of it) His commentaries also gave you a braod spectrum knowledge of the countryside and maybe helped pique my interest in France and Italy, their geography, culture and cuisine.

Duffers has been sadly missed on Eurosport, RIP old chap!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Checking, I see milan-san remo is back on Saturday this year after a number of years on a Sunday.

I think the same is about Lombardy in September but this I think is also to do with the worlds
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sean Kelly on paris-nice coverage has said rumours of Lars boom announcing going back to cyclo cross after paris roubaix
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting throw away comment about 2 week Vuelta

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/c...nt-with-aso-on-worldtour-reforms/

General trend of below the line comments of Cookson wanting to shorten Vuelta for more far away races, but I would have thought of that's being discussed now it's down to ASO?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was live on French Eurosport today, but it all boiled down to these 11, amazing seconds.

https://twitter.com/CyclingHubTV/status/720615618983145473?s=09
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HuwB wrote:
This was live on French Eurosport today, but it all boiled down to these 11, amazing seconds.

https://twitter.com/CyclingHubTV/status/720615618983145473?s=09


That's incredible!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HuwB wrote:
This was live on French Eurosport today, but it all boiled down to these 11, amazing seconds.

https://twitter.com/CyclingHubTV/status/720615618983145473?s=09


I'll have whatever he's having! Bloody hell......  Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sean Kelly on paris-nice coverage has said rumours of Lars boom announcing going back to cyclo cross after paris roubaix



Bit of a late reaction to this one... but i think Lars would be crazy to do that. He wouldn't be on the same level as van der Poel and Aerts.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Nibs and think he's a classy rider.. but by goodness since the Tour win he has been treading water and is getting his butt kicked regularly.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's sandbagging .... come the hour cometh the man!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a Giro win would be very good... very good indeed.

I guess at least Nibs is a complete rider... he can think about putting time into Landa in the TTs... and time into Dumoulin in the mountains. Mind you, that leaves Valverde to deal with..
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't worry ... he'll put time into everyone in the mountains when it matters Smile Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bartali wrote:
Don't worry ... he'll put time into everyone in the mountains when it matters Smile Smile


I say, keep the faith Bartali, someone has to.  Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boogerd_Fan wrote:
a Giro win would be very good... very good indeed.

I guess at least Nibs is a complete rider... he can think about putting time into Landa in the TTs... and time into Dumoulin in the mountains. Mind you, that leaves Valverde to deal with..
he could use the team car for the last part Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nibali is the today's break with Cunego.
It's seems to have become his MO for warm up races before the big event. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nibali really struggled on the 1st cat.
Went from out the front, to out the back in short order and although he tried, couldn't get back on the descent.
Fell away in the rolling run in.
Another fascinating stage with Kangert getting a second win and the 10 seconds bonus for the GC win.
Except Landa pinched 3rd, the 4 seconds that went with it and held on by just 2 seconds.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He'll be fine come sunday Wink Expect him to go long!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

croatia organisers seem quite cruel having a team time trial on stage 5 over 40kms long
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mick Rogers announces retirement due to heart problem
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/m...ced-to-retire-with-heart-ailment/
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think today's Tour of Turkey stage was perhaps the most boring flat stage run in I have ever seen. Maybe it was a bit more exciting when the echelons were forming.

I did find myself compelled to watch though to see if the Etix trait of conspiring to lose stages might be catching amongst Belgian teams.

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