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Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:42 pm
by IchDien
Thoughts fo Amstel? WVA looks a bit tired.

Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:21 pm
by Geoff
And that, Enric, is why we ride tubulars...

Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:21 pm
by Weenie

Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:35 pm
by Smultie
Geoff wrote:And that, Enric, is why we ride tubulars...
They don't puncture? Never knew that...




Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:00 pm
by pastronef
S.K.Andersen was made leave the race and sent to his team headquarters after the Paris-Nice TT, when he had a disagreement with DSM about his team trial position.
he wants to leave at the end of the season (he has a contract with DSM for 2022 too)
Hindley alredy said he´ll leave, his contract ends this year

Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:10 pm
by ave
Turkey sprint for 2nd place is the same like women's Brabantse Pijl. From the side it seemed clear that cav was 2nd, but no, he is 3rd.
Anybody saw the official photofinish pic somwhere on the net?

Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:30 pm
by outnumbered
Smultie wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:35 pm
Geoff wrote:And that, Enric, is why we ride tubulars...
They don't puncture? Never knew that...
Couldn't understand why he didn't change his bike, the team car was right there. Perhaps they told him to ride on with the flat as they thought it'd be quicker than changing, if so that was a bit of a misjudgement.

Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:08 pm
by ave
Perhaps they didn't give a tought to the fact it was a clincher. On a tubular it would surely be faster to ride on, even with a front flat.

Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:52 pm
by CrankAddictsRich
Geoff wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:21 pm
And that, Enric, is why we ride tubulars...
But at the same time, if you're not going to go after EVERY technology advantage in a time trial, you're not going to win anyway.

Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:11 pm
by Dan Gerous
pastronef wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:00 pm
S.K.Andersen was made leave the race and sent to his team headquarters after the Paris-Nice TT, when he had a disagreement with DSM about his team trial position.
he wants to leave at the end of the season (he has a contract with DSM for 2022 too)
Hindley alredy said he´ll leave, his contract ends this year
At DSM, they don't have Directeurs Sportifs, they have Dictateurs Sportifs. People must be very desperate to sign there by this point, nobody ever wants to even complete their contracts and it's been like that for years.

Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:56 am
by pastronef
Roche seems fine there. but between male and female riders, personnel and staff, so many left earlier

Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:58 am
by TobinHatesYou
Great finish in the women's race. What was ELB thinking attacking Niewiadoma on the false flat and then refusing to work afterward. She would have easily outsprinted her.

Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:51 pm
by Alfus
Geoff wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:21 pm
And that, Enric, is why we ride tubulars...
You can have a puncture with a tubular, or with clinchers, like him.

Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:09 pm
by handler
Looked like Pidcock rode on Lightweights. In the aero era of cycling I'm still surprised how often Ineos use them.

Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:09 pm
by edu2
@inrng: Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) wins the Amstel Gold Race... by 4/1000ths of a second https://twitter.com/inrng/status/138380 ... 44/photo/1

Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:19 pm
by kytyree
TobinHatesYou wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:58 am
Great finish in the women's race. What was ELB thinking attacking Niewiadoma on the false flat and then refusing to work afterward. She would have easily outsprinted her.
That was strange, even if she didn't think she could take KN, ELB may have traded 2nd for 8th, IIRC?

Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:19 pm
by Weenie