Paris-Roubaix 2018 ***spoilers***

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by smutchin, 5 Apr 2018.

  1. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
    So, which Quick Step rider's turn is it to win this time?

    Gilbert seems to have been playing the super-domestique role recently, maybe his teammates will return the favour for this one. Although Terpstra isn't too interested in team orders and it seems highly likely he'll attempt another long-range solo win. Stybar is overdue a big win too, but I'm starting to think a Monument is beyond his capabilities. If it ends in a bunch sprint, Lampaert could be a genuine contender.

    Actually, I'm rooting for Demare for this one. Would be fun to see him upset the QS party.
     
  2. Lets hope he can avoid level crossings then.
     
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  3. I think it's Stybar's turn
     
  4. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Watching the DDV last week, it was obvious that Lampaert was the strongest rider in the break but I think he went early cos he wasn't sure that he'd win a sprint.
    It'll be interesting to see why Geraint has picked this one out - because of it's prestige or with serious intention?
    Anyone know what the weather forecast is?
    Wet and windy is more fun for the armchair sadists.
     
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    smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
    He won the junior version way back in 2004. I've long thought that if he'd been born in Belgium he would have made a career out of being a one-day specialist in the mould of Tom Boonen, rather than wasting his time fannying about on the track.
     
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    smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
    As for the weather forecast, it's predicted to be cold, wet and windy for the 200km Kent-based audax I'm doing on Sunday, so I imagine it will be much the same just across the Channel.
     
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  7. brommers

    brommers Years beyond my wisdom

    Location:
    Clacton-on-Sea
    Cobbles preparation for the TdF?
     
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  8. Les Amis de Paris-Roubaix @A_ParisRoubaix is well worth a follow on twitter if you don't already, they do great work replacing sections of cobbles, uncovering previously paved sections and upkeep of the pave
     
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  9. Splendid
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  10. Two Tired

    Two Tired Well-Known Member

    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    I'm such a Sagan fanboy, it's cringeworthy! Really looking forward to this!
     
  11. brommers

    brommers Years beyond my wisdom

    Location:
    Clacton-on-Sea
    Weather for Roubaix on Sunday up to 20°c and about 10% chance of rain, although there is a higher chance of overnight rain, so could be a bit damp.
     
    Last edited: 7 Apr 2018
  12. Fight.The.Power

    Fight.The.Power Well-Known Member

    It begins :bicycle::bravo:
     
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  13. brommers

    brommers Years beyond my wisdom

    Location:
    Clacton-on-Sea
    Nice and sunny at the start - on Eurosport 2 now.
     
  14. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    could this be the break that sticks
     
  15. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    that's a lot of riders down
     
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