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Rondje
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by Rondje

I need to see a replay or a GIF of how Sagan avoided that crash of Gaviria, pure Sagan magic.

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IchDien wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:36 pm
Gust of wind.
Ah, should have watched it more closely seeing as the other riders are all holding a pretty good lean angle, despite riding in a relatively straight stretch of road.
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That GIF of Thomas falling over is too perfect, I could watch it for hours :lol:
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prebsy wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:34 pm
2015 Gent Wevelgem, definitely one of the best races.
G has been having "bad luck" for quite a few years now.
yep, had a shot at the victory/podium at the Rio Olympics too but crashed out.. though to be fair a lot of favorites crashed out. Thomas in particular is a crash magnet, even back when he only did classics

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by IchDien

Instead of the faces of Aru you could do a crashes of Geraint tumblr; the poor guy!

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Rondje wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:21 pm
I need to see a replay or a GIF of how Sagan avoided that crash of Gaviria, pure Sagan magic.
Just the crash? I'd like to watch a spotlight replay of him for the entire last 10k.
(As would lots of opposing teams!)

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bilwit wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:05 pm
yep, had a shot at the victory/podium at the Rio Olympics too but crashed out.. though to be fair a lot of favorites crashed out. Thomas in particular is a crash magnet, even back when he only did classics
The odd thing is you look at a lot of the crashes and they're def not his fault. Like at the Tour a couple of years ago getting taken out fron behind by someone who'd slipped a hand of a brakelever. Last year being taken out by someone losing their front wheel in a corner right in front of him, even the big Giro crash he was well positioned until literally 10 seconds before the moto appeared, when Sunweb stormed up the left hand side and swamped Sky. Even if he does have a habit of beng badly positioned, many of his 'important' crashes that I can think of are still just pure bad luck. It's freaky.

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kgt wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:51 pm
Gust of wind + high profile wheelset
Why choose a 50mm wheelset with that kind of wind :noidea:

Definitely a bad decision = not bad luck

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by petepeterson

I've said it many times I like GT as a bike rider a lot but he's never done anything on GC in a race longer than a week and is 31.... stuff happens for a reason. He look strong at TA though. Doubt he'd be able to take 30 sec out of kawasaki in 10k though.

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UpFromOne wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:17 pm
Rondje wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:21 pm
I need to see a replay or a GIF of how Sagan avoided that crash of Gaviria, pure Sagan magic.
Just the crash? I'd like to watch a spotlight replay of him for the entire last 10k.
(As would lots of opposing teams!)
Yeah, your right. The way he somehow convinced Siutsou to close the gap for him and then ride from the back to front in 1 or 2 km to sprint to a second spot was amazing. He was hanging at the back for a while that I thought, nah he's done for and then Oss brought him back.

Edit: Found a small clip, everyone around him falls except Sagan: https://www.instagram.com/p/BgOs0b6hjAz ... anthechamp

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Froome taking it easy in Tirreno. better off this way if his results will be cancelled.
even joking and chatting with Bettiol and Dennis, member of a Sky rival team racing for the win against Kwiato tomorrow. the peloton, lucliky, is not made of bad vs god boys, clear distinction between black and white. the grey areas of rivalries, friendships, training camaraderies are more real than we think or wish
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UpFromOne wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:17 pm
Rondje wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:21 pm
I need to see a replay or a GIF of how Sagan avoided that crash of Gaviria, pure Sagan magic.
Just the crash? I'd like to watch a spotlight replay of him for the entire last 10k.
(As would lots of opposing teams!)

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prebsy wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:34 pm
2015 Gent Wevelgem, definitely one of the best races.
G has been having "bad luck" for quite a few years now.
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by dereksmalls

tymon_tm wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:16 am
is there a single rider who has become more successful after leaving SKY?
Cav

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dereksmalls wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:55 pm
tymon_tm wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:16 am
is there a single rider who has become more successful after leaving SKY?
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