Minor races 2018 (contains spoilers)

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by rich p, 1 Jan 2018.

  1. OP
    OP
    rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Viviani wins S2. he's done good since scarpering from Sky.
    Having a dedicated lead out train helps of course.
     
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  2. brommers

    brommers Years beyond my wisdom

    Location:
    Clacton-on-Sea
    Hannah Barnes won the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana yesterday.
     
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  3. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    Race director's car slowing blamed somewhere. Did anyone here see it on TV?
     
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  4. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

  5. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    Thanks. Very strange - looks like a motorist brake-testing a bunch of commuters drafting. What could have set the sensors off? I guess it has to be accepted as part of the risk the peleton accepts when choosing to draft the director's car through the neutral zone, though.
     
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  6. bpsmith

    bpsmith Veteran

    It’s hardly drafting at that point tbh, the speed they were travelling at. No real gain for the riders, that they would not have had from the peloton itself.

    Gutted for Cav though. :sad:.
     
  7. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    nice to see kittel finally have a go at last even if he was pipped at the line
     
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  8. bpsmith

    bpsmith Veteran

    With the extra distance he travelled crossing at the end, he would have been well ahead had his approach been clearer. Hopefully found good form again. Makes it more interesting when there’s competition.
     
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  9. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
    GVA looks like he’s well up for making it three in a row.
     
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  10. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
    Well played by Astana. Wooden spoon for Lotto-Soudal.
     
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  11. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    there will be a few from that front group kicking themselves after letting valgren away
     
  12. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

    Too much looking at each other....he deserved it.
     
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  13. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
    Gatto did a good job of disrupting the chase though.
     
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  14. OP
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    rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Valverde continues his impressive comeback with the GC at Abby Dabbi Doo.
     
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  15. brommers

    brommers Years beyond my wisdom

    Location:
    Clacton-on-Sea
    H. Barnes won today's stage and the GC today.
     
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