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#221 Wolford6

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 06:07 PM

Well done, Bradley.


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#222 Ullman

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 07:49 PM

Track Cycling seems to have pretty much vanished off UK TV screens this year, apart from the Commonwealth Games.

It vanished off our telly 59 minutes and 30 seconds into Jens Voigt's attempt on the hour record.

 

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#223 West Country Eagle

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 09:35 AM

For those interested, the BBC have coverage of the UCI World Road Championships on the Red Button (and BBC2 at the weekend) this week:
 
Tuesday 23 September
Women's elite time trial - live on BBC Red Button from 13:30-16:05
Wednesday 24 September
Elite men's time trial- live on BBC Red Button from 12:30-16:20
Start time: 12:30pm (Alex Dowsett and Sir Bradley Wiggins)
Saturday 27 September
Women's elite road race - live on Red Button from 12:30-14:30 and BBC Two from 16:00-17:00 (17:00-18:00 in Northern Ireland)
Start time 13:00 (Lizzie Armitstead, Alice Barnes, Hannah Barnes, Anna Christian, Lucy Garner, Annie Last)
Sunday 28 September
Men's elite road race - live on Red Button from 09:00-15:35 and BBC Two from 13:30-16:00
Start time: 09:00 (Steve Cummings, Chris Froome, Pete Kennaugh, David Millar, Luke Rowe, Ben Swift, Geraint Thomas, Adam Yates, Simon Yates)


Interesting that Annie Last is appearing in the GB road team - she's a mountain biker by trade.

Excellent from Wiggo yesterday. Good to see him finally get a TT world title.

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#224 Severus

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 10:46 AM

Interesting that Annie Last is appearing in the GB road team - she's a mountain biker by trade.

Excellent from Wiggo yesterday. Good to see him finally get a TT world title.

Headed to the top of the final climb into bristol (the king of the mountains point, just down the road from Bristol Zoo) on the Tour of Britain. Great atmosphere - not a patch on being on the Cote de Bradfield during the Tour in July, though. That was something else!

Mountain bikers make quite good road bikers. Cadel Evans and Peter Sagan spring to mind.
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#225 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 06:38 PM

Mountain bikers make quite good road bikers. Cadel Evans and Peter Sagan spring to mind.

Ryder Hesjedal also ex mountain biker.
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#226 Severus

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 07:21 PM

My worlds predictions: Simon Gerrans or Michael Matthews.
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#227 Wolford6

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 03:38 AM

It's a circuit course, reportedly with a bit of climbing and a steep descent.

 

John Degenkolb must have a good chance, he's nominated as the leader of the German team.

 

Come on Geraint !!!


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#228 Severus

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 05:57 AM

It's a circuit course, reportedly with a bit of climbing and a steep descent.

John Degenkolb must have a good chance, he's nominated as the leader of the German team.

Come on Geraint !!!


I think it will be too hilly for the out and out sprinters hence my prediction of Matthews. I would usually say Sagan for this parkour but he's a marked man and won't have much support.


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#229 WearyRhino

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 07:34 AM

Ben Swift.

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 09:11 AM

Sagan isnt a bad bet. Is good over the hills and has shown he can latch onto the back of another teams train

#231 Wolford6

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 09:21 AM

Ben Swift.

 

 

Unfortunately, Ben Swift seems to fall between all the stools.

 

Nearly a really good sprinter

Rugged enough to get over climbs to be in with a shout at the finish.

Not brilliant tactically when in a breakaway group.

 

Hugh Porter reckons he's going to be a future star, so now would be a good time to start. His chances depend on the team orders for who gets protected status. After the Commonwealth Games gold, I reckon it will be Geraint.


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#232 Severus

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 10:00 AM

Sagan isnt a bad bet. Is good over the hills and has shown he can latch onto the back of another teams train

 

The problem for Sagan is that for a hilly route, none of the other riders will work with him because they know he'll just beat them in the sprint. This is what happened at the Tour this year.

 

Of course I may be made to eat my words. 


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#233 Wolford6

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 11:23 AM

 

 

Of course I may be made to eat my words. 

 

 

In that case, I hope this bloke wins.

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#234 Severus

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 01:24 PM

Froome and Adam Yates have abandoned the world road race championship. Tony Martin currently has a 23 second lead over the first chasing group that contains Pete Kennaugh with 47 km to go. The Aussies are riding at the front of the peloton.
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#235 Ullman

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 02:12 PM

Looks cool and wet. Should suit somebody with Tom Boonen's pedigree in those conditions.


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#236 Severus

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 02:38 PM

My prediction of Gerrans wasn't that far off the mark.
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#237 Ullman

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 03:34 PM

Brilliantly timed move by Kwiatkowski.

 

He's a class act.


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#238 Wolford6

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 03:51 PM

Ben Swift's lack of tactical nous let him down again.

 

 

Kwiatkowski made his move early and the favourites refused to bury themselves in a full-on chase until it was (just)  too late.

 

 

Big up to Phillipe Gilbert; he worked his heart out when the chase got going.


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#239 WearyRhino

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 08:35 AM

Ben Swift's lack of tactical nous let him down again.


More lack of teammates really. There was no GB train to chase down Kwiatowski. 12th is by no means a disgrace.

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#240 Wolford6

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 09:56 AM

He should have gone after Kwiatowski himself and hoped the two of them could stay away because he's much the better sprinter of the two.

 

if he stayed with the pure sprinters, even if the group had caught Kwiatowski, he wouldn't have finished on the podium.


Edited by Wolford6, 29 September 2014 - 09:57 AM.

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