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    Fck golf. Paris Roubaix was great. Probably one of the toughest from the dust bowl era I can remember. Full gas almost all race and Pollit attacks in the final feed zone. A bunch of people had to choose between their musette and taking a chance on winning or blowing to pieces. Lampaert played the strongest, but Gilbert was. Wout came back twice so strong I couldn't believe it when he didn't come back a third time. Vanmarcke is tough. Sagan on 3 of 4 cylinders is still amazing. Whew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    Fck golf. Paris Roubaix was great. Probably one of the toughest from the dust bowl era I can remember. Full gas almost all race and Pollit attacks in the final feed zone. A bunch of people had to choose between their musette and taking a chance on winning or blowing to pieces. Lampaert played the strongest, but Gilbert was. Wout came back twice so strong I couldn't believe it when he didn't come back a third time. Vanmarcke is tough. Sagan on 3 of 4 cylinders is still amazing. Whew.
    Gilbert was smart, always attacking from the group when his teammate was taking a pull so that he get's no chance to stay with him unless everybody get back together. That's a good way to outfox both your teammate and your opponents.
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    The Hell of the North is cycling's Amen Corner. The back nine holes at Augusta National on Sunday should be required viewing for anyone with a pulse.

    On a purely sporting level it's as great as Paris-Roubaix

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    Quote Originally Posted by holliscx View Post
    The Hell of the North is cycling's Amen Corner. The back nine holes at Augusta National on Sunday should be required viewing for anyone with a pulse.

    On a purely sporting level it's as great as Paris-Roubaix

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    The early tee-times due to rain were amazing for me watching from Europe, not that I wouldn't have stayed way up past midnight on a Sunday to watch that spectacle. One of the greatest comebacks in sporting history, without a doubt. Back surgeries, chipping yips, everyone had written Tiger off a long time ago. Absolutely incredible.
    @holliscx maybe we should start a golf thread, I hear it's the new cycling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristianWong View Post
    maybe we should start a golf thread, I hear it's the new cycling.
    Gravel is the new golf ... saw a full squish gravel grinder recently and Pinarello has two new groad whips with ffs names.
     

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    Watch the whole race from the first minute till the last. Pretty amazing. All out from the gun till the velodrome. Can't remember a scenario like this in recent years. No breakaway made for a great race. Classy winner too.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by thollandpe View Post
    The lanky kid in the break is the son of Edwig van Hooydonck!

    Nathan Van Hooydonck is Edwig's nephew, not his son. Nathan's father was Edwig's older brother Gino. Gino raced from 1986 to 1993 and raced for Jan Raas' teams (like his brother) for all of those seasons bar his last one. Gino registered one win in his career - the 1989 GP Stad Zottegem.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    Watch the whole race from the first minute till the last. Pretty amazing. All out from the gun till the velodrome. Can't remember a scenario like this in recent years. No breakaway made for a great race. Classy winner too.
    Some of the classics have been hard, hard races this year. P-Rbx was definitely unusual, as you mention, and likely contributed to the bonks that Van Aert and Sagan dealt with in the final. Ghent Wevelgem was another brutal race that didn't run according to convention. I wonder if these harder-run races factored into some of the usual suspects not having the spark to blow things apart in the finals like we've seen in recent years. The classics have all seem to have been slugfests, with riders grinding it out until few remained, rather than the calm buildup to fireworks that we have seen a lot of lately.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by holliscx View Post
    The Hell of the North is cycling's Amen Corner. The back nine holes at Augusta National on Sunday should be required viewing for anyone with a pulse.

    On a purely sporting level it's as great as Paris-Roubaix
    Golf is a game not a sport. No way golf could ever be what Roubaix is. Sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdaghisallo View Post
    Some of the classics have been hard, hard races this year. P-Rbx was definitely unusual, as you mention, and likely contributed to the bonks that Van Aert and Sagan dealt with in the final. [...] I wonder if these harder-run races factored into some of the usual suspects not having the spark to blow things apart in the finals like we've seen in recent years. T
    I think in this particular edition of Roubaix it has more to do with how the peloton didn't want to get tricked by an early attacker. I don't know if it comes from Mat Hayman and Silvan Dillier performances in previous editions but the peloton never allowed the break to get more than a few seconds. It was flat out from start to finish. In that sense the riders were more tired after half of the 250km of Roubaix than they did at the finish line of the 291km Milan San Remo. Add to that the runner up and the winner launched their initial attack at the last feed zone and you get a recipe for bonks and exhaustion in the last 30k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    Golf is a game not a sport. No way golf could ever be what Roubaix is. Sorry.
    It is possible to like both golf and cycling but for different reasons. Yesterday was a really, really crappy day where I live and I spent the morning watching P-R then immediately turned on the Masters. Both events were won by veterans of their activity and both were exciting. It is hard to watch golf and not appreciate what they do. They make it look easy, just like pro cyclists make it look easy but it's not easy. Anyway, golf is a far bigger thing worldwide than pro cycling. Tiger Woods is the most visible golfer and has endorsement deals all over the world. The top golfers in the world have visibility far beyond the world of golf. Peter Sagan is probably the most visible cyclist in the world but is largely unknown outside the world of cycling.

    You're right that golf could never be what Roubaix is. It's actually much bigger. ESPN won't mention Roubaix today but will cover the Masters results for weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    It is possible to like both golf and cycling but for different reasons. Yesterday was a really, really crappy day where I live and I spent the morning watching P-R then immediately turned on the Masters. Both events were won by veterans of their activity and both were exciting. It is hard to watch golf and not appreciate what they do. They make it look easy, just like pro cyclists make it look easy but it's not easy. Anyway, golf is a far bigger thing worldwide than pro cycling. Tiger Woods is the most visible golfer and has endorsement deals all over the world. The top golfers in the world have visibility far beyond the world of golf. Peter Sagan is probably the most visible cyclist in the world but is largely unknown outside the world of cycling.

    You're right that golf could never be what Roubaix is. It's actually much bigger. ESPN won't mention Roubaix today but will cover the Masters results for weeks.
    I could care less. Let's talk more about cycling. Golf forum is somewhere else.
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    There was a crazy moto incident today at the women's Brabantse Pijl.

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    Rapha's broken sport notwithstanding, this was a pretty handy result given the quality of the other riders:

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/de-...-2019/results/
     

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    With the performances of vdP and van Aert on the road, all cross racers are excused for not trying to win.
    They sit in front the tv saying "I told you so".
     

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    Mathieu, in the vein of PFP, is the best all around male cyclist on earth right now. Really excited for him and Alaphillipe to do battle in the Ardennes.

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    There was a crazy moto incident today at the women's Brabantse Pijl.

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    Looked like he was (very poorly) avoiding the truck parked on the other side of the road

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    I have been thinking about it for a little while. Imho Max Richese is the QS/Deceunink rider that deserves the biggest pay despite having less "direct" wins than his colleagues. That leadout for Jacobsen in stage 3 of Tour of Turkey only confirms these thoughts. It was a masterclass in navigating in a peloton to switch from a we are locked up on the right side of the peloton in 20h position 500m from the line to leading the bunch 200m later. I don't have a link of the replay as I saw it live but from the helicam it was amazing.
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    Speaking of the Tour of Turkey, I'm happy to see Mark Cavendish at least finishing races. I think his career is waning fast but it would be especially sad to see him finish his career just by being dropped over and over. Even if he may never reach the wild heights of a decade ago it would be nice to see him go out on his own terms.
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