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Last Post 04/10/2017 03:28 PM by Cosmic Kid. 24 Replies.
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Cosmic Kid

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04/09/2017 09:00 AM
Posted By Frederick Jones on 04/09/2017 08:23 AM
Anyone else having problems with NBCSN gold? I paid my money but can't sign on. Dang.


I got on early, but now can't get my other devices to log-on so I can watch it on my TV. So I am stuck watching it on my iPad which I can't hook up to my TV.
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Red Tornado

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04/09/2017 03:58 PM
Pleased to see GvA win, he rode a good/strong race. Kinda feel bad for Sagan, but that's P-R for ya. Impressed with Oss's work for his teamie. Understand why Stybar didn't work for a while, but in that last 10-15k he had to have known Boonen wasn't going to bridge up. Not real fond of him sitting on from then on. deVlaeminck has to be breathing easier, too. Probably no one on the horizon looking to win 4 in this current crop of riders. Expected more from Degenkolb, too....
Cosmic Kid

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04/09/2017 05:05 PM
Sagan rode like an idiot...again. Big attack @ 75k to go? Dumb. And then he had to spend energy constantly trying to bridge gaps.

Compare to GVA...crashed before Arenberg, keeps his cool, slowly works his way back up, recovers and then goes for the kill when he was ready.

Although it was shades of 1990 P-R when the group behind caught them on the velodrome....thought they had screwed up for sure.
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Dale

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04/09/2017 06:50 PM
Sagan has zero team support and what was with that wheel change? I've seen faster wheel changes with caked on mud in Cat 4 CX races; and no push to get him up to speed?! Sad

On top of that he is riding like it's five years ago when he was an unmarked man. He should know better than that.



79pmooney

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04/10/2017 12:16 AM
Huck wins. He picked GVA for 2nd. Red next. (4th) The rest of us? Pack fodder.

I really would have liked Boonen to pull off the miracle and if not that, a Q-S win. But GVA was the man today. Kept his head, put himself in the right places, did a lot of work and pulled off a deserved victory. Given his ride, no one else had any right to win, nor any right to gripe. I really thought his race was over when he got his mechanical before the Arenberg., then that he couldn't have the legs to keep the group going, then beat Stybar.

Ben
Gonzo Cyclist

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04/10/2017 09:27 AM
I totally figured GVA would win it, I thought he was super strong in De Ronde, he kept his cool, and rode a smart race. I did not care for how Stybar raced,I could not see Boonen bridging up to the leaders in the last 20K, Stybar FINALLY started pulling in the last 5K, GVA gave him the business at one point, but that's racing.......glad to see he did not win it
I thought Moscon had a helluva ride, and Stuyven seemed to be close to or in front all day
Cosmic Kid

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04/10/2017 10:01 AM
I don't really have any gripes with Stybar's race...he said after that they were all committed to seeing Boonen win, and he did what he could to make it happen. When he was finally given the nod, he attacked and then started working....that is just bike racing.
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Orange Crush

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04/10/2017 11:09 AM
Posted By Orange Crush on 04/06/2017 12:56 PM
More likely though Van Avermaet, hot form and things have been falling his way except that crash at RVV. <


Ahem
Habanero

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04/10/2017 01:42 PM
So does Sagan now have the needed ammo to argue for Bora spending big $$ to get him some support?

I shudder to think of what he would have won in terms of classics if he had had Quick Step level support for the past 4 or 5 years.
Cosmic Kid

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04/10/2017 03:28 PM
Posted By Hot Habanero on 04/10/2017 01:42 PM
So does Sagan now have the needed ammo to argue for Bora spending big $$ to get him some support?

I shudder to think of what he would have won in terms of classics if he had had Quick Step level support for the past 4 or 5 years.


Sagan only has himself to blame in that regard....he choose the riders who came with him to the team (I think an extra 6 riders, plus some staff). It isn't that Bora wasn't willing to spend the $$, it was that they were told WHERE to spend the $$.
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