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longslowdistance

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04/06/2018 10:20 PM
Time to place your bets! I have no idea beyond someone from QS, who are getting it done lately.
Orange Crush

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04/06/2018 10:45 PM
Dylan Groenewegen...you heard it here first.

A family that includes 3 generations of frame builders.

https://cyclingtips.com/2017/05/dylan-groenewegen-charging-chaos-holding-tightly-past/
Cosmic Kid

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04/07/2018 12:32 PM
With predicted conditions / wind direction, OC’s pick is a good one...or look for one of the second / third tier guys to slip away as QS marks GvA and Sagan. A guy like Nansen or Van Keirsbulck could sneak an advantage as the favorites mark each other.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
longslowdistance

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04/07/2018 05:23 PM
Interesting piece on Sagan in cyclingnews on the eve of PR:
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/peter-sagan-saving-his-answers-for-paris-roubaix/

Seems to me that Sagan excels when *very* high power is needed for a few seconds to a few minutes,.e.g. his three rainbow jerseys, not 20-50km of grinding it out like the last two Flanders winners (Yes there are exceptions). He has the bike skills to excel at PR, but perhaps this is more a race for the grinders.
longslowdistance

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04/08/2018 09:05 AM
Semispoiler: my theory is getting tested!
Cosmic Kid

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04/08/2018 09:50 AM
Things looking positive for him...gap continues to go up, but he has been out there for a long time. Can he keep the power up for the remaining cobbles? he has been doing most of the work since he reached the breakaway.

he made a good move...GvA makes two moves, legs get a bit tired and he counters. Actually smart tactics (for a change).
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Cosmic Kid

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04/08/2018 09:50 AM
Side note - just landed in China this evening....desperately trying to stay awake to see the end of the race!
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Cosmic Kid

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04/08/2018 10:04 AM
Gap coming down! Gonna be tight...
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Cosmic Kid

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04/08/2018 10:07 AM
Crap....lost feed. When I got it back, it had gone form 10k to 6.5K to go....gap going back out.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Cosmic Kid

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04/08/2018 10:16 AM
Can't do anything except tip your hat to Sagan today....he rode a great race.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
longslowdistance

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04/08/2018 10:20 AM
Entertaining race today.
Orange Crush

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04/08/2018 10:25 AM
Posted By Frederick Jones on 04/07/2018 05:23 PM
Interesting piece on Sagan in cyclingnews on the eve of PR:
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/peter-sagan-saving-his-answers-for-paris-roubaix/

Seems to me that Sagan excels when *very* high power is needed for a few seconds to a few minutes,.e.g. his three rainbow jerseys, not 20-50km of grinding it out like the last two Flanders winners (Yes there are exceptions). He has the bike skills to excel at PR, but perhaps this is more a race for the grinders.


Hahaha..the anti prediction. Great end world champ versus established pistier Sprint. Hats off to Dillier.
longslowdistance

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04/08/2018 10:33 AM
Definitely eating my words. It helped that they let him ride off the front (WTF was up with that - Did they think he couldn't last that long?) Agree about Dillier, what a ride.
Orange Crush

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04/08/2018 10:37 AM
Sagan lucked out today. They gave him 40 seconds when he went. Tailwind and he needed the support he got from front group to stay ahead. But you make your luck so great race.
jookey

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04/08/2018 01:14 PM
Not “luck”. Smart tactical race. Good time to go. He had possible help up the road. Many favorites just used some matches and could not follow.
On another note, Phinney looked really good. Wonder if he can win this thing someday? He has the tools.
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