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ave
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Frolle wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:05 pm
Why choose a 50mm wheelset with that kind of wind :noidea:

Definitely a bad decision = not bad luck
So, what do you think of the winner's choice of wheels? :shock:
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by Wookski

A little wind never bothered Paolini- he probably wanted to run 80’s

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by Frolle

Good point. :thumbup: I still think it's a weird choise of wheels for a race with extreme wind. Paolini managed to stay on the road and win though and it's hard to argue against a winner. Paolini always had a thing for very high profile wheels in general. Even when training. I remember him riding some Lightweight Fernweg 80mm for training.

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these machines are beauties really

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by bilwit

bardet dropped over a minute in just a 10km TT... could be he wasn't racing for anything but more likely he didn't improve his TT much at all in the off season

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bruno2000 wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:50 am
I wonder if this the future we are going too?
If so Campagnolo and sram will have to react or framebuilders have to offer their frames with 2 drop-outs.
Frame builders will offer 2 dropouts. This has been the way in MTB for like 6 years.

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Can't believe Sagan is still crying about last year's MSR, he really is a big baby. How has he got this far without acknowledging that other racers will use tactics based on the strengths/weakness of their opponents and themselves? Sagan can contest any sprint no matter who is in the peleton, why would anyone in the break help pull him to the line? Of course they're going to sit on. He used this card at Gent-Wevelgem last year with Terpstra and it made even less sense then -- as if Terpstra is ever, at any point in his lifetime, going to outsprint Sagan in a sprint.. lol

I'm glad he's resolved to "I don't care about the win so much as making a show of it", but still taking shots like "if I won like Kwiatkoski did last year I wouldn't be happy with myself" shows that he's still bitter

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nathanong87 wrote:these machines are beauties really

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No tri-spoke this year?
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Some teams were using the tri-spoke in the team TT at the beginning of the week... and I think a few others were on them today. The weather turned bad for the last handfull of riders, maybe the last 20 or so... perhaps Kwiato was worried about possible wind gusts and opted for the shallower wheel when the weather changed. He didn't need to WIN today's TT, he just needed to do well and beat the other GC contenders (he's a decent time trialist to boot). There's no sense risking it and maybe going down, because you're trying to win the stage....
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CrankAddictsRich wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:30 pm
Some teams were using the tri-spoke in the team TT at the beginning of the week... and I think a few others were on them today. The weather turned bad for the last handfull of riders, maybe the last 20 or so... perhaps Kwiato was worried about possible wind gusts and opted for the shallower wheel when the weather changed. He didn't need to WIN today's TT, he just needed to do well and beat the other GC contenders (he's a decent time trialist to boot). There's no sense risking it and maybe going down, because you're trying to win the stage....
yeah BMC/Dennis/Caruso were on them today and so was Kiryenka, just rider preference it seems

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Wookski wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:52 pm
2015 Gent: the great Luca Paolini- Zeghos, fluo shoecovers and leg warmers on the outside!
and they were bobby pinned to his bibs!!! haha
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is there a single rider who has become more successful after leaving SKY?
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bilwit wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:52 pm
Can't believe Sagan is still crying about last year's MSR, he really is a big baby. How has he got this far without acknowledging that other racers will use tactics based on the strengths/weakness of their opponents and themselves? Sagan can contest any sprint no matter who is in the peleton, why would anyone in the break help pull him to the line? Of course they're going to sit on. He used this card at Gent-Wevelgem last year with Terpstra and it made even less sense then -- as if Terpstra is ever, at any point in his lifetime, going to outsprint Sagan in a sprint.. lol

I'm glad he's resolved to "I don't care about the win so much as making a show of it", but still taking shots like "if I won like Kwiatkoski did last year I wouldn't be happy with myself" shows that he's still bitter
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nathanong87 wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:55 pm
Wookski wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:52 pm
2015 Gent: the great Luca Paolini- Zeghos, fluo shoecovers and leg warmers on the outside!
and they were bobby pinned to his bibs!!! haha
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But that was such a great ride that all those things didn't matter anymore. Solo bridging to the front group, Getting dropped before Oss on the last climb but making it back to the front where Oss couldn't. Countering Terpstra's flat comeback move before Terpstra even made that move and then attack, stop and sneakily ride away to take the win. Brilliant ride.

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by IchDien

Did he crash in that race? I don't remember him crashing... Seems like he has a tear on his right knee?

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It was shortly after that race that he got popped for the coke, right?
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