European Championships 2018 Glasgow *Spoilers*

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by brommers, 30 Jul 2018.

  1. brommers

    brommers Years beyond my wisdom

    Location:
    Clacton-on-Sea
    Cycling is one of the features of this new event. Hoping to see a good British contingent involved.
    https://www.glasgow2018.com/
    ps. Does anyone know whether the road cycling in this replaces the events won last year by the likes of Kristoff?
     
  2. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
    According to Wikipedia, yes, it does:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Road_Championships

    Glasgow is seniors only though. The U23 and Junior races will be held in the Czech Republic.
     
  3. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
    Looking at the information on the website about the route, it only shows a 14km city circuit, but presumably that's just for the finishing laps and there will be some open road stuff away from the city centre.

    The elite men's race was 241km last year.
     
  4. 16 laps of the circuit for the men, 9 laps for the women.

    The TT course goes out of the city.
     
  5. Va Va Froome

    Va Va Froome Well-Known Member

    Last time I went to a cycle race in the streets of Glasgow it was absolutely lashing down with rain, and some Welsh boy won.
    I wonder whatever happened to him?
     
  6. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
    That'll be... interesting.
     
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  7. viniga

    viniga Über Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    I was there too that day... cats n dogs... its the same course.
     
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  8. Va Va Froome

    Va Va Froome Well-Known Member

    This is different to The European Games which has been at Baku, Azerbaijan (2015) and will be at Minsk, Belarus (2019) the next time

    I wonder why they are having cycling and other sports in two separate "every 4-years" European events. Will it be a battle to become most prestigious European multisports competition?
     
  9. OP
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    brommers

    brommers Years beyond my wisdom

    Location:
    Clacton-on-Sea
    No it's a Crit
     
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  10. OP
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    brommers

    brommers Years beyond my wisdom

    Location:
    Clacton-on-Sea
    This is a totally new event, but not sure whether it's annual or 4 yearly - I would guess annually.
     
  11. Va Va Froome

    Va Va Froome Well-Known Member

    Velodrome-talk! :bravo:

    Watched all the qualifying for the Team Pursuits.

    The girls went really well.
    The guys set such a high standard that they looked disappointing/poor. :laugh:
    Great Britain in semi-finals for both though.
     
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  12. Claire Balding is getting on my tits already. Hopefully she'll bugger off soon.
     
  13. I've switched it off. Too much Balding wittering and too much soundbite magazine pieces and interviews.
     
  14. Va Va Froome

    Va Va Froome Well-Known Member

    The evening session last night was just team after team hitting the track to do pursuit times.

    There was no filler or other crap.

    Hopefully with a busy night of pursuit/scratch/sprints, tonight is more of the same!
     
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  15. "Oh gosh, look at the chalk on her hands..." P*ss off, Balding!!
     
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