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    Default Re: 2021 Road Racing Thread - Spoilers Included

    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    Did that slip in the corner cost WvA first place? Difference was only 5 seconds.

    Those guys are just fcking amazing.
    They said WvA did do a "mini" altitude camp (after?) the Tour GB. Did not practice on his TT bike all week.
    I guess is that that is where 6 seconds were lost. How much you think Ganna rode his TT bike that week?

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    This result pleases me. Tony Martin goes out on top with another rainbow jersey.

    https://www.cyclingnews.com/races/uc...relay/results/
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    https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/lef...not-a-charity/

    Now Paddy doesn't like the women!

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    So he's admitting that his men's team is profitable? I think that's great news for riders heading into contract negotiations.
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    Default Re: 2021 Road Racing Thread - Spoilers Included

    Dinosaur Caught in Tar Pit of his Own Making
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    Quote Originally Posted by 72gmc View Post
    Dinosaur Caught in Tar Pit of his Own Making
    A very succesfull dinosaur, who doesn't mind the tar pit.

    (not that I agree).
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    Default Re: 2021 Road Racing Thread - Spoilers Included

    Ways to online watch this weekend?

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    Ways to online watch this weekend?
    GCN+ RaceDay plus VPN
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    Default Eddy’s right. Remco for the win.

    Not sure if folks are watching, but Eddy Merckx said Remco is a selfish rider and going to ride for himself.

    Quotes like this make me think Eddy’s right and Remco’s going for it.

    "I think everyone should be ready for a plan B. We all know plan A is the dream plan but you never know.”

    The temerity of a 21 year old to talk trash to Eddy Merckx and to kinda sorta have the swagger to suggest he’s there to be a donestique BUT…

    I like it.

    https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/rem...lds-road-race/
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    RAI Reporter: "Did you have it in mind to go for the win today?"
    Eddy Merckx: "Why do you ask me that? Why do you think I'm here? To watch the others win?"

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    Default Re: Eddy’s right. Remco for the win.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrevich4 View Post
    Not sure if folks are watching, but Eddy Merckx said Remco is a selfish rider and going to ride for himself.

    Quotes like this make me think Eddy’s right and Remco’s going for it.

    "I think everyone should be ready for a plan B. We all know plan A is the dream plan but you never know.”

    The temerity of a 21 year old to talk trash to Eddy Merckx and to kinda sorta have the swagger to suggest he’s there to be a donestique BUT…

    I like it.

    https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/rem...lds-road-race/
    If he is a thorn in the side of the Belgian team, screws it up and doesn’t win he may never be selected again. He’s already polarizing and is just 21. Obviously crazy talented but seemingly lacking modesty and self awareness.

    If he wins he’s the hero. If not he’s the goat and not the G.O.A.T. That’d be Eddy.
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    Default Re: Eddy’s right. Remco for the win.

    The next Freddy Maertens.
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    Default Re: Eddy’s right. Remco for the win.

    Thread merged into the pre-existing road racing omnibus thread.

    If Remco goes for it and wins, and team orders were for everyone to ride in support of Wout van Aert, then I think Vanthourenhout is done, because then either Vanthourenhout told Remco to go, or someone else, not Vanthourenhout, is driving the national team bus. Wout broke his contract with Verandas Willems-Crelan, a Belgian team, to ride for Jumbo Visma, a Dutch team, so I wouldn't be surprised if someone in Belgian cycling has decided Wout is the enemy.

    I think Eddy prefers Wout.
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    Default Re: Eddy’s right. Remco for the win.

    I’m pulling for the “washed up” or as some prefer, “never was great” Peter Sagan. But there’s zero doubt that Wout van Aert has earned the right of super leader at this year’s Worlds. He’s not my favorite for reasons I really can’t explain but his results speak for themselves. He gets it done when he needs to and for that reason he’s the favorite. A rainbow jersey wouldn’t be at all undeserved and I’m sure he’d wear it well. In fact, he has.
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    Default Re: Eddy’s right. Remco for the win.

    Wow! Terrific second place for Girmay of Eritrea in the U23. He was up at the front all day long. Got totally mobbed after the finish. Great to see.
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    Default Re: Eddy’s right. Remco for the win.

    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    I’m pulling for the “washed up” or as some prefer, “never was great” Peter Sagan. But there’s zero doubt that Wout van Aert has earned the right of super leader at this year’s Worlds. He’s not my favorite for reasons I really can’t explain but his results speak for themselves. He gets it done when he needs to and for that reason he’s the favorite. A rainbow jersey wouldn’t be at all undeserved and I’m sure he’d wear it well. In fact, he has.
    Photo finish between Sagan and Cobrelli. And Kristof. :-)
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    Default Re: Eddy’s right. Remco for the win.

    Always interesting to forecast various scenarios and results, even though they never seem to eventuate...

    I think the distance and the nature of the course means a small group, four or five rather than eight or ten, could get away in the last 20-30km. If there's a Belgian who isn't WVA or Remco and any Dane, most likely Asgreen or Valgren, in that group that could be enough for it to stay away, especially if WVA, MVDP, Alaphillippe and Sagan are among the chasers. If it's Remco in that lead group he has to go again, because otherwise he's third at best at the line.

    Most likely the chase group catches and then the best counterattack wins the race, with everyone else looking at WVA to close it down.

    Deciphering that makes my picks the other Dane, let's say Asgreen, Alaphillippe or MVDP. Sagan or Pedersen if there's close to ten together at the end.

    I can't see Remco contending at this distance, on this course, against this field, and without radios. Nor Colbrelli or Magnus Cort. I'd be happy to see WVA win but I don't think he will.

    Looking forward to spending another seven hours being proved wrong again tomorrow night.

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    Default Re: Eddy’s right. Remco for the win.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrevich4 View Post
    Not sure if folks are watching, but Eddy Merckx said Remco is a selfish rider and going to ride for himself.

    Quotes like this make me think Eddy’s right and Remco’s going for it.

    "I think everyone should be ready for a plan B. We all know plan A is the dream plan but you never know.”

    The temerity of a 21 year old to talk trash to Eddy Merckx and to kinda sorta have the swagger to suggest he’s there to be a donestique BUT…

    I like it.

    https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/rem...lds-road-race/
    Merckx has been criticising riders through the media for a long time now.

    Belgium should have a plan B and the kid is only stating the obvious. IMO in any event.

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    Default Re: Eddy’s right. Remco for the win.

    ^^^

    Exactly. I understand it’s likely this race will come down to a sprint. Remco isn’t a sprinter, he usually wins from a long solo effort. It would make sense for the Belgium team to send him out early to play more than one hand, and to soften others in the chase.

    But now, if the team sends Remco out early and Wout doesn’t come through, the kid will be blamed for a “selfish attack”.

    Eddy is the GOAT, but I wonder why he’d put Remco in this position before the race. Must really dislike him for some reason.

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    Default Re: Eddy’s right. Remco for the win.

    Have worlds courses historically been laps within cities? My son and I watched the junior women's road race this morning and I was a little underwhelmed by the course considering it's in Flanders with dreamy farm roads right outside the city center. Regardless let's raise a glass of Anheuser-Busch to the racing this week.

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    Default Re: Eddy’s right. Remco for the win.

    Quote Originally Posted by holliscx View Post
    Have worlds courses historically been laps within cities? My son and I watched the junior women's road race this morning and I was a little underwhelmed by the course considering it's in Flanders with dreamy farm roads right outside the city center. Regardless let's raise a glass of Anheuser-Busch to the racing this week.
    Historically they are circuit races, so yeah, laps with city finishes at least. But lately they've tried to spice things up a bit with longer circuits and sometimes a long lead-in distance or a different finishing circuit, like they had in Innsbruck a few years ago. I went to that race and it was a lot of fun but hard to get from the circuit to the finish as a spectator.
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