MSR Updates and picks
Last Post 03/24/2014 06:12 PM by Keith Jackson. 16 Replies.
Author Messages
Cosmic Kid

Posts:988

--
03/21/2014 04:01 PM
Mini-Phinney our with a fever.  Boonen out for family reasons.

Picks?

My podium:

Sagan
Gilbert
*undecided*

Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Inferno7

Posts:220

--
03/21/2014 08:31 PM
Sagan
Cav
?
Orange Crush

Posts:1149

--
03/21/2014 09:21 PM
Gerrans
Degenkolb
Sagan
Cosmic Kid

Posts:988

--
03/21/2014 09:35 PM
Yeah, I was strongly considering Gerrans sans my third choice.

Degenkolb is a good pick.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Ridley

Posts:1

--
03/21/2014 10:57 PM
Well the weather ought to be better than last year! 60ish rain possible, turning to a sunny finish.
ChinookPass

Posts:406

--
03/21/2014 11:14 PM
cav
Orange Crush

Posts:1149

--
03/22/2014 08:39 AM
There goes my pick, Gerrans out sick.
Ride On

Posts:418

--
03/22/2014 04:53 PM
Give me Hagen and Pozzatto
vtguy

Posts:222

--
03/22/2014 06:20 PM
Either Sagan or Cav
Ride On

Posts:418

--
03/23/2014 11:06 AM
Pros riding carbon wheels in the rain sure has come a long way. When first introduced no one would, looks like a bunch now think its a good idea.
Orange Crush

Posts:1149

--
03/23/2014 08:05 PM
Ughh,

First pick sick, 2nd pick flats at foot of Poggio, 3rd pick...oh well.

No leadout from Stybar for Cav?
Keith Richards

Posts:701

--
03/24/2014 11:26 AM
Props to Purito for bringing his man up to the front in the final Kilo. Red carpet treatment.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
ChinookPass

Posts:406

--
03/24/2014 11:32 AM
you mean Paolini?

As usual, the sprint for MSR looks like a bunch of drunks stumbling to the line. Paolini I'm sure did inspire confidence for his mate even if at the end no one really had any teammates for a real leadout.
Keith Richards

Posts:701

--
03/24/2014 04:41 PM
Yeah, I got my P's mixed up. I had to go re-watch the finale.

I gotta say, after 180 miles and the Poggio...the fact that Cancellara beat every name sprinter to the line says it all about the race. I'd be riding to the line like a drunk as well.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
79pmooney

Posts:1026

--
03/24/2014 05:02 PM
Didn't see the live footage but there was a picture of Kristoff mid race with the caption talking of him wearing everything in his closet. I wonder how much advantage that gave him when he stripped for action before the last two climbs and got to ride legs that had been protected for 5 hours. Sagan talked of his legs being "blocked". Mine would be worse than that after being bare in those conditions for hours.

Ben
79pmooney

Posts:1026

--
03/24/2014 05:07 PM
Velonews has some fun photos. They claim they are of yesterday's race, but close examination will show that these are B&W photos of a decades ago classic in horrendous weather with modern helmets, jerseys and sunglasses photoshopped in!

Ben
Keith Richards

Posts:701

--
03/24/2014 06:12 PM
Gilbert looked REALLY good.

If they let him get in those situations in April, he will pull off a big solo move and bag one.

You heard it here first! lol!
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.


---
Active Forums 4.1