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Orange Crush

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09/27/2019 11:05 AM
Trek scooped up the Mighty Quinn who will be pulling an Evenepoel skipping the U23s.

When you refer to Mapei days as "a few years back", that's surely a sign of age. It seems like a lifetime ago to me.
79pmooney

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09/27/2019 12:43 PM
The US didn't take control of the Men's U23 today. They missed everything significant. Had they a man in the early break, they could have saved their legs and perhaps made the big split later. Seems they had one lapse and the peleton split then. (Or maybe they were marked and when they drifted back, everyone knew it was time to go?)

Now the U23 US women did OK. Megan Jastrab looks like one to watch for in the future as a smart racer. Has she raced the track? That looked like like track tactics/knowledge.

Ben
79pmooney

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09/27/2019 12:44 PM
Bah! Another duplicate post
79pmooney

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09/27/2019 12:51 PM
Bah!  Duplicate post
79pmooney

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09/27/2019 05:26 PM
Mixed feelings here re: Eekhoff's DSQ. 2 minutes behind the team car. Yes that qualifies for the DSQ, but after a crash and with 130 km still to go? Pretty harsh. Did another team, perhaps of one of the other 4 final contestants, register a complaint?

Ben
Orange Crush

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09/27/2019 06:03 PM
I saw the video. It was pretty blatant drafting and it lasted a long time (2 minutes according to the Dutch coach). So nothing wrong with the DQ itself maybe (although what Eekhof did happens all the time so it is a bit random) but long time that passed between the infraction and the DQ is a major issue. It only happened after the Italians and Brits reportedly protested.

Also, If the video showing the infraction wasn't part of the live feed used for video refereeing perhaps it shouldn't be used in making decisions at all. Otherwise you risk going down a path without end.

What happened today is the equivalent of a winning goal in final minute of a soccer game being disallowed because the losing team protests a foul that happened somewhere in the first half. Shakes head.
longslowdistance

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09/27/2019 07:06 PM
A raw deal for sure.
longslowdistance

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09/27/2019 11:50 PM
Put up or shut up time:
Men's elite: who do you pick?
Classics course, classics weather. The Classics specialists peaked 5 months ago.
Make your picks. Some will be right, but no one will be wrong because we all know this is a bit of a lottery. But no one doubts the winner will be worthy.
Liking Alaphillipe, with the vibe and the WW goatee. Good course for a wolf in a mellow dude suit.
But oh man those low country Euros!
Truly a course for a national team that gets it together and has the athlete to finish. Could be epic.
Orange Crush

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09/28/2019 12:19 AM
I gotta go with VDP. The odds of him not winning are greater than winning but if there's anyone who can transcend the uncertainty and tactics its him. Raw power, fast finish.
Cosmic Kid

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09/28/2019 08:39 AM
I’m going with Sagan....has the experience and the finale suits him. MVP is gonna run out of gas before the finish. Too long for his young legs.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
longslowdistance

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09/28/2019 09:47 AM
Yes, tough course for a youngster. Watching it in the Women's race right now.
Orange Crush

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09/28/2019 10:33 AM
Pretty sure there will be a lot of crashes tomorrow in deluge. Lots of tight corners. That bridge looked nasty. Today was like watching grass grow albeit with excellent final result. I guess you guys missed the memo that VDP did 100kms of bonus dernie training after his race last week. He'll go the distance.
Orange Crush

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09/28/2019 11:25 AM
Actually the deluge will hamper VDP as it may be difficult to put down full power.
Dale

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09/28/2019 05:29 PM
Crappy weather favors the king of CX... going with VdP.

He knows how to drive a bike in sloppy conditions

Orange Crush

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09/28/2019 06:43 PM
VDP has actually said he's not looking forward to riding that long in rain at all. An hour in rain in CX is fine he said but this long...
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