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Amstel Gold (Spoiler)

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Keith Oates, 20 Apr 2008.

  1. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    The race is now underway although not much has happened so far, let's hope some interesting moves will soon start!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. redfox

    redfox New Member

    Location:
    Bourne End, UK
    Is it being shown anywhere?
     
  3. OP
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    Keith Oates

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    cycling.tv if you are a subscriber!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. redfox

    redfox New Member

    Location:
    Bourne End, UK
    I am but I haven't used it since the Dauphiné Libéré and I cant even remember my user name let alone what flavour of password was in vogue back then! :thumbsdown:

    Oh well.
     
  5. OP
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    Keith Oates

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    I'm also a subscriber but the internet is so slow here that I never get to any races lately!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. redfox

    redfox New Member

    Location:
    Bourne End, UK
    I found the quality to be fine, but the depth of content frustrating. I subscribed to their premium channel to watch the Dauphiné and was underwhelmed by what was on offer from then on.

    I gave up when I found they wanted a further £30, for a different channel, to watch the Vuelta.
     
  7. redfox

    redfox New Member

    Location:
    Bourne End, UK
    Just noticed there is nearly 2 hours of it on Eurosport later this afternoon (14:20).
     
  8. yello

    yello Guru

    Watching it now on French terrestrial TV... at the moment, it's marginally more interesting than watching the pouring rain outside. It looks a quick pace though.

    They're up and over the 22% Keutenberg... making it look far too easy!
     
  9. OP
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    Keith Oates

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    1 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre 6.35.29 (39.051 km/h)
    2 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC
    3 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0.02
    4 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner
    5 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Rabobank 0.06

    Not the winner I expected but Steve Austin got close with his prediction of Frank Schleck. Could be the year when Cunego gets back amongst the winners again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Keith Oates

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    David Millar seems to be going through a lean patch at the moment, he was well down today at 74th and more than 5 minutes off the front!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Was it just me or was it a bit of a tame race today could be adrenalin overload after Flanders and Roubaix I suppose.
     
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    Keith Oates

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    I think that even as spectators we have good days and bad days so what excites us today may not do so tomorrow. This could be the case with you and this race but for me it was OK although I would have thought it was better if one of my favorite riders had won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    It didn't do much for me...
     
  14. girofan

    girofan New Member

    A poor 'Classic', always has been. Especially when you consider Armstrong could be up there at the finale of previous editions!
    I'd rather watch the Fleche or Ghent-Welvegem, both are more of a classic than this Dutch-dinner!
     
  15. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member




    Hmm, 'I support drug free sport':biggrin: