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Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:03 am
by jever98
It will be interesting to see if MvdP will also be on top form and how their battles turn out.

Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:20 am
by bikeboy1tr
Dont forget that Pidcock will be showing up soon to the party. Should be a good Ho Down as I think all three go head to head in three races.

Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:20 am
by Weenie

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Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:21 pm
by BenSiskri
Pidcock raced yesterday, and did okay, a 7th place on a course that wouldn't really suit him. He's far better on hillier, technical courses - that's why he's the Olympic MTB Champion. He's also done very little Cross training. He'll now do some warm weather training with Ineos before racing next weekend.....

Both races were really heavy, muddy courses, and that means one thing; brute power. Both winners have lots of it - and are probably unbeatable in those conditions. Wout put nearly 3 mins into MvdP at Dendermonde last season.......

Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:35 pm
by EdWiser
The coarse yesterday was tough. Lots of mud and slips and falls. No commentators on the race. Just the crowd yelling for Wout.

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Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:13 pm
by OnTheRivet
stoney wrote:
Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:56 pm
I feel so lucky to live in an era to see Wout return from the Road and take his Cyclocross seriously. He put on a devastating display today. He's not like former champions, Lars Boom and Stybar, who were just going through the motions for start money.
I've been following his career since he was a junior, thats what made me a fan back then.

Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:42 pm
by ooo
24-speed mechanical shift dura-ace


Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:16 am
by Stendhal
Speaking of awesome news about professional cyclists, did you see that Christine Birch, an 11 time US champion track cyclist and the partner of the awesome world champion and record holder Ashton Lambie, has been selected for the next group of NASA astronauts in training?! We'll finally have gravel cycling on the Moon -- or Mars.

Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:48 pm
by robbosmans
Question is do you have to ride a bike?
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Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:10 pm
by maquisard
Nordic skis with bike over the shoulders

Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2021 4:22 pm
by BenSiskri
I was excited when Val di Sole was announced - I assumed it would be the same venue as the MTB, and they'd use part of the Short track course, and the infield; so we'd get some decent climbing, as well as the snow.
Sadly, not; a different venue, Vermiglio, and as you can see, it looks mainly flat; in a 16 round World Cup surely there is space for 3-5 courses with significant climbing? It seems as If seems as if the CX World Cup organisers aren't fans of climbing courses - preferring mainly flat, which suit the more powerful riders.

Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2021 11:40 pm
by bikeboy1tr
No hills on a WC CX loop with nothing but snow...that sucks. Guess the best runner will win the day if there is a boatload of snow.

Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2021 8:57 am
by micky
We couldn't bother to make something interesting kinda of circuit.

Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2021 6:24 pm
by robbosmans
Holy shit
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Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2021 6:40 pm
by maquisard
A terrible event for a family and young children, at least no one was hurt, at least not physically.

I hope the police catch these people.

Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2021 6:40 pm
by Weenie

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Re: 2021 PRO thread

Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2021 8:39 pm
by Kjetil
That's very bad.

The CX cirquit isn't completely flat. Note the masts. Last time ichecked ICI wanted CX into the winter olympics. May be a good commercial.