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79pmooney

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09/20/2017 11:19 AM
In line with my last post, I'll have to root for Dumoulin for the road race.

So my picks: Dumoulin, Sagan, Froome. (I'd love to see a non-Froome. But if he gets third we can award him with a bronzed cycling shoe.)

Ben
Orange Crush

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09/20/2017 11:40 AM
Dumoulin will probably factor in RR because he comes in fresh to Worlds. Froome won't play a role, he's too sapped from a long season. Sagan, Matthews, van Avermaet and other ususal suspects are top favorites IMO. Perhaps also a good race for Lars Boom who did well in Britain and a few other recent races.

Big ride too for Moscon today. In Vuelta he was billed as a classics rider but going by his build and today's performance he may be Italy's new hope for GTs.
longslowdistance

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09/20/2017 12:29 PM
Any update on Sagan's illness?
Orange Crush

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09/20/2017 01:39 PM
Don't know...that's a well kept secret.

Froome isn't racing the RR; his interview reminded me. His off season just started.
longslowdistance

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09/20/2017 08:19 PM
I'll give the Sky Night King credit for a solid ride today. He made the podium without the usual coterie of shepherding Skybots.
PS: Congrats to the Dutch team and fans for yet another rainbow jersey. Quite a haul this year.
Habanero

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09/22/2017 09:05 AM
I am thinking this is a perfect course for Sagan, especially if the weather is crap. He is a puncheur without peer on a tough day and I think he gets away on the hill and holds off all comers. Remember his first title in Richmond? He stormed the last climb and no one had an answer. He soloed away in complete glory. As for a fly in the ointment of my prediction - GvA. He is also pure class, but he often fs up the last bit needed to win. We'll see. Regardless this will be fun to watch!
Dale

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09/22/2017 11:10 AM
I'll flip my lid if Sagan takes the win. Really hopes he gets #3 but he'll be so marked if he even blinks everyone will know it.
Habanero

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09/22/2017 11:24 AM
Look how marked he was the past two worlds and he still won.
Orange Crush

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09/22/2017 12:40 PM
Posted By Hot Habanero on 09/22/2017 11:24 AM
Look how marked he was the past two worlds and he still won.


Yup. GvA had his number for a little while but recent matchup in Quebec wasn't close. Whether he can pull off number 3 will depend in part how technical finale is. If it is, his odds are very good.
longslowdistance

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09/22/2017 02:47 PM
Still wondering about that reported illness.
Orange Crush

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09/23/2017 11:40 AM
Hahaha I am liking this worlds
longslowdistance

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09/24/2017 09:43 AM
Wow!
Dale

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09/24/2017 09:49 AM
speechless
Orange Crush

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09/24/2017 10:11 AM
Hugely impressive yet farcical.
Habanero

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09/24/2017 11:07 AM
Team? I don't need no stinking team!
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