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by jever98

Love the silver medal for Girmay! Really cool to see an African rider on the podium.
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AJS914 wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:50 pm
It's kind of weird seeing a large Suzuki symbol dead center on the Italian jersey's this week.
I think it's been there 2 years or so.
There's even commercial on tv with Cassani wearing the national outfit.

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AJS914 wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:50 pm
It's kind of weird seeing a large Suzuki symbol dead center on the Italian jersey's this week.
Yes the other day Wout & Ganna swapped Jerseys as trophies after the TT
When I first saw Wout's post (not this pic with both which explains it )
I thought a MX racer had given him a jersey as I forgot about Italy National Jersey :wink:
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by Karvalo

Magnus Backstedt commentating on his daughter Zoe winning a rainbow jersey is pretty much the pinnacle of life.

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by maquisard

Yes, it is hard to imagine how proud he can be. Well done to her!

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Kaia Schmid is going to be an absolute terror.


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Congratulations to the Netherlands F*ing it up again

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robbosmans wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:33 pm
Congratulations to the Netherlands F*ing it up again
Again? LOL! Yeah, they only won Worlds for the past 4 years before today, 6 times in the last 10 years! :mrgreen:

They f***ed it up in Tokyo but not really today, Vos was perfectly placed, although she did have to close a few little gaps here and there, but she just didn't have the legs to beat a faster Balsamo who didn't waste any of her energy until the final sprint unlike pretty much everyone else.

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by spud

^ eh, the Dutch girls had the most riders in the front group, yet they didn't own the front of the field in the last K. As a result, Vos had to come out of the wheels to close a gap to the leading Italians early in the lead out. Not saying Vos would have won with better set up, but it would have been closer. I think the problem was the Dutch team kept sending girls up the road on what was not a terribly selective course in the final 8K and it tired them out so much they couldn't line it out for the sprint.

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robbosmans wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:33 pm
Congratulations to the Netherlands F*ing it up again
If it helps digest the Dutch loss in the woman's WC, I have had the pleasure of spending time with some of Elisa Balsamo's family - absolutely wonderful people, and while I have not met Elisa, by all accounts she is sort of person that is well worthy of fan support. And she has a damn good sprint.

Dutch tactics were just fine IMO, but in the end too many equally strong riders and one that was just a bit quicker at the line. No shame in that.
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by martocom

Let's start predictions for today.
My money is on Magnus Cort. I think the real big favourites like WvA, Alaphillip, Evenepoel will neutralize themself. The Danes will play a smart game with their (very) strong team and outplay them.

As a german I'm quiet sad there's nobody who is a real contender on such a course. Also, I'm not so happy with the selection that was made. But let's see if they can proof me wrong.

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Belge looking pretty well positioned at the moment
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by Miller

If our leader pulls this off it will be quite the exploit. 14km to go.

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Great ride from Alaphilippe.

You have to wonder what the IT,NL,BE teams were thinking letting him go though. WvA,MVDP and Colbrelli all marked themselves out of the chase
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They just couldn’t, Alaphilipe attacked so many times. He clearly was the best

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