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maquisard
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by maquisard

Just had a realisation that JA won the race today on disc brakes, but also on clincher tires.

These are strange modern days!

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He turned back over his left shoulder and said something to the beer-tosser a couple hundred metres before the line.
Wonder what he said, maybe "eat $hit" in french? :lol:

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spartan wrote:
Sun Sep 26, 2021 3:46 pm
van aert can not handle presssure.
You might want to delete this poorly worded drivel.

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bikewithnoname wrote:
Sun Sep 26, 2021 3:41 pm
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
Alaphilippe was crazy strong, but we were wondering about the same when he took off and there was no organization in the chase. G2 held the gap at 12-15s for a while, but lacked the unity and g3 clearly never tried to bridge until Pidcock managed to take out 20s from g2 and alaphilippe in less than 2km. That proves that the pace was not incredibly high. Colbrelli looked very strong up until then.

But I guess that's what happens in very long races without radios. Kudos to alaphilipp, he rode clever and is a deserved (two time) world champion.

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Matt28NJ wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:16 am
spartan wrote:
Sun Sep 26, 2021 3:46 pm
van aert can not handle presssure.
You might want to delete this poorly worded drivel.
Must be a different Van Aert who won his first CX World title in front of home fans in Zolder in 2016......
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maquisard
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Great to see Ullrich getting his life back on the track.

https://cyclingtips.com/2021/09/jan-ull ... -his-life/

Many hate the Amstrong and will be cynical but he took some time to help Ullrich. Great to see old rivals just enjoy the company of each other and be aware of what both have been through. To go from celebrated champion to hated outcast.

All still human beings.

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That's nice. Also a reminder of the sheer complexity of LA's character.
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Who had a busier season with more big races than WVA? Anyone?

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Looking forward to P/R.

Predicitions anyone? Pidcock, Stybar and Senechal all looked strong to me.

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My fear for Pidcock is that he's literally too light for cobbles. He's going to be bounced around and lose forward momentum / traction compared to heavier riders. Kinda like how he does relatively worse in sandy CX races.

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I don't think so. He's a "natural" over any kind of uneven terrain, he showed it at the Olympics, rode the course with such ease and facility, over bumpy rocks, etc. IMO he spends less energy than his opponents, in CX and XC he usually moves ahead in the later portion of races.
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LouisN wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 4:14 am
I don't think so. He's a "natural" over any kind of uneven terrain, he showed it at the Olympics, rode the course with such ease and facility, over bumpy rocks, etc. IMO he spends less energy than his opponents, in CX and XC he usually moves ahead in the later portion of races.
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Rock gardens are more reliant on technical skills / choosing the right lines. Cobbled sectors are mostly about the power you can get out of your tires over the pavement.

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Pidcock doesn’t ride Paris Roubaix.

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by martocom

Politt looks strong

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