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Yorkshire Worlds
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longslowdistance

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09/24/2019 09:55 AM
Watching the TTs. U23 men had deep standing water on the course today, no warning, some crashed, many nearly crashed. Crazy. Hopefully the weather will improve for the road races, otherwise will be a demolition derby. A reason to host the Worlds is to show off your town. Not working so far, just cold, wet and dreary there.
Cosmic Kid

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09/24/2019 04:34 PM
Mixed Relay TTT was the dumbest event I have ever seen....total snooze fest.

Watching three people swap turns is not my idea of an exciting race.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Orange Crush

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09/24/2019 05:10 PM
Posted By Frederick Jones on 09/24/2019 09:55 AM
y. A reason to host the Worlds is to show off your town. Not working so far, just cold, wet and dreary there.


They should put up some Zwift machines in the local pub and make them race while downing pints of warm beer. Wiggins FTW.
79pmooney

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09/24/2019 08:50 PM
Posted By Frederick Jones on 09/24/2019 09:55 AM
...  A reason to host the Worlds is to show off your town. Not working so far, just cold, wet and dreary there.

Based on my experience with Seattle and Portland (33 years total), this could be working.  Wouldn't want an outsider thinking our towns were a good place to live.
79pmooney

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09/24/2019 08:59 PM
Wow! Women's TT. Won't spoil it but anyone who watched a certain race last summer won't be surprised.
longslowdistance

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09/24/2019 09:14 PM
Today we truly saw a Merckx level dominance not seen since EPO fueled Indurain slapped undoped Greg Lemond or Geneviève Jeanson dominated for a few years before being excommunicated. Hoping that this performance for the ages was clean. I watched the same winner crush the competition as a Junior in the Richmond Worlds TT and RR in my hometown 4 years ago. At that event, her's was the only performance that rivaled Sagan's.
longslowdistance

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09/24/2019 09:16 PM
And that's saying something!
Orange Crush

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09/24/2019 10:37 PM
Van Vleuten did say her own performance was subpar and disappointing, did not meet her expected power output at any time in race. I think an in form van Vleuten would have kept margin to within a minute.
79pmooney

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09/25/2019 01:13 AM
If you watched the Colorado Classic, you knew that maybe Chloé might not have the physical goods to dominate the Worlds, but you knew she had the fire. Also that her uphill performance was/is incredible for a body not of a mountain goat. As lsd suggested, a Merckx.
longslowdistance

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09/25/2019 11:27 AM
Where does Dennis go from here?
Orange Crush

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09/25/2019 01:02 PM
Tony Martin this year has shown the path to redemption for the fickle TT specialists. I doubt that Dennis has what it takes though.

So this was his first race after he stepped off his bike in France and he uses his old BMC machine instead of the Merida. I wonder why he gets paid at all.
Orange Crush

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09/25/2019 01:22 PM
BTW the weather prediction for Sunday is an absolute deluge. If the U23 TT is any indication, conditions could be interesting. That one guy that hit the open water and came to an instant standstill, hahaha.
SideBySide

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09/25/2019 04:21 PM
The U23 TT looked insanely wet. It's a good thing those kids have good bike control.
longslowdistance

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09/26/2019 08:49 PM
Watching the Junior Men's race today was like watching the top Mapai teams at PR a few years back. Bigger engines, better strategy. Will this translate to the ProTour in a few years?
Cosmic Kid

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09/27/2019 08:44 AM
That was a race of total domination....watching the US kids take control of the race with 75k to go and riding everyone into the ground was impressive.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
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