• Milan - San Remo1 year 16 weeks agoTurchino neutralised due to

    Turchino neutralised due to snow on the descent with minibuses transporting the riders from the 117km point to the 163km point.The halfway point falls within the neutralisation so.......what happens to the breakaway points?

    My guess is that they would be assessed and credited at the point they get on the shuttle buses as the time differences will be enforced at the restart?

  • Volta a Catalunya1 year 16 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:Yup stage one

    Gkam84 wrote:
    Yup stage one should be medium along with stage 6

    There is nothing between Medium and Flat, so stage 7 is right


    I'd agree with all that. My point there was that perhaps there should be something between medium and flat. Montjuic isn't a mountain, however many time you go up and down parts of it.

    None of what I was saying was a complaint about the game, just an attempt to start a conversation.

  • Milan - San Remo1 year 16 weeks agoBreak of 6 Matteo Montaguti

    Break of 6
    Matteo Montaguti (AG2R La Mondiale), Diego Rosa (Androni), Filippo Fortin (Bardiani Valvole - CSF Inox), Maxim Belkov (Katusha), Lars Bak (Lotto) and Pablo Lastras (Movistar)

    10mins+

  • Listening to music whilst out on a ride1 year 16 weeks agoHa Ha

    Ha Ha

  • Milan - San Remo1 year 16 weeks agoReports of snow and the

    Reports of snow and the chance that the Turchino climb or descent may be neutralised.

    Not a big deal but comes before La Manie so may help the sprinters to skip a climb.

  • Milan - San Remo1 year 16 weeks agoStandard Sagan Cancellara Hus

    Standard

    Sagan
    Cancellara
    Hushovd
    Santambrogio
    Slagter
    Chavanel
    Iglinsky
    Bazana
    Jorgensen

    Didn't like picking for this race Sick

    Purist
    Sagan
    Cancellara
    Nibali
    Gilbert
    Lovquist
    Santambrogio
    Tanner
    Rasch
    Thomson

  • Milan - San Remo1 year 16 weeks agoStanadrd Sagan Cancellara Poz

    Stanadrd

    Sagan
    Cancellara
    Pozzato
    Nibali
    Santambrogio
    Hushovd
    Kiryenka
    Jerome
    Offredo

    Purist

    Sagan
    Cancellara
    Gilbert
    Bardet
    Geschke
    Ponzi
    Bandiera
    Stannard
    Offredo

  • Milan - San Remo1 year 16 weeks agoLost faith in the brand

    Lost faith in the brand wrote:
    iglinsky is greyed out now? Worried

    If you mean Maxim then im not sure why he is on every startlist I have seen.

    If you mean Valentin then I don't think he is riding now

  • Milan - San Remo1 year 16 weeks agoPurist: Peter Sagan Lars

    Purist:

    Peter Sagan
    Lars Petter Nordhaug
    Geraint Thomas
    Giovanni Visconti
    Philippe Gilbert
    Tom Jelte Slagter
    Ian Stannard
    Jesse Sergent
    Vincent Jerome

    standard:

    Geraint Thomas
    Filippo Pozzato
    Mauro Santambrogio
    Damiano Caruso
    Andrey Amador
    Maxim Iglinsky
    Niki Terpstra
    Thor Hushovd
    Ian Stannard

  • Milan - San Remo1 year 16 weeks agoiglinsky is greyed out now?

    iglinsky is greyed out now? Worried

  • Levi’s extend Commuter Series of clothes for cycling1 year 16 weeks agoAye - so mainstream they only

    Aye - so mainstream they only make it for half the population....

  • Fantasy Directeur Sportif Challenge1 year 16 weeks agoWith Sagan in your team you

    With Sagan in your team you may as well wait until MSR is done for your blog. I just wanted to get mine out before Catalunya starts and I was up early anyway.

    Hoping Catalunya helps me pick up some ground on you as Contador's points have left me well behind after TA. Westra and Roche haven't performed as I'd hoped either so I'm struggling a little.

  • Fantasy Directeur Sportif Challenge1 year 16 weeks agoIm gonna do my blog today

    Im gonna do my blog today whilst the race is on, just haven't had the time this week to get it done

    Sagan
    Voeckler
    Gilbert
    Degenkolb
    Gerrans
    Greipel
    Iglinsky
    Gatto
    Ullisi

    Thats me for today and for Catalunya I have just 2 at the moment

    Bewley and Gerrans

    I also have Kreder down for you Drheaton

  • Lights On All The Time1 year 16 weeks agoandyp wrote:'do it. if you

    andyp wrote:
    'do it. if you doubt it ask a motorcyclist why their lights are always on.
    '

    Indeed. Then ask them why their lights aren't on flash mode all the time.

    I don't know any to ask, so could you explain please? I run my rear lights on flash day and night, is this not recommended?

  • Tech Roundup: Pro Missile Evo TT bars, the new and improved Wattbike New togs from Rapha and Route, and much more1 year 16 weeks agoNo problem getting a blood

    No problem getting a blood sample from that model...

  • Listening to music whilst out on a ride1 year 16 weeks agojoc wrote:People that listen

    joc wrote:
    People that listen to Susan Boyle deserve to be run over Big Grin

    By Susan Boyle Laughing

  • 2013 Road.cc Tourist Trophy1 year 16 weeks agoHome county: East

    Home county: East Sussex

    January: Surrey
    February: Kent
    March: Isle of Wight

    And here's an actual postcard*

    *I'd like to add a 7th wonder: the wind on Military Road.

  • Milan - San Remo1 year 16 weeks agoPurist, aiming for 1234

    Purist, aiming for 1234 is.

    Peter Sagan (LIQ)
    Mark Cavendish (OPQ)
    Edvald Boasson Hagen (SKY)
    John Degenkolb (ARG)
    William Bonnet (FDJ)
    Gabriel Rasch (SKY)
    Paolo Longho (LIQ)
    Matthieu Sprick (ARG)
    Martin Velits (OPQ)

    Standard assumes lots of successful breaks in the peloton due to blizzards, and a rapid descent by Nibali...

    Vicenzo Nibali (AST)
    Thor Hushovd (BMC)
    Philippe Gilbert (BMC)
    Bernhard Eisel (SKY)
    Gorka Izagirre (EUS)
    Geraint Thomas (SKY)
    Michal Kwiatkowski (OPQ)
    Jens Keukeleire (GRE)
    Maciej Bodnar (LIQ)

  • Milan - San Remo1 year 16 weeks agoStandard: Sagan Moser Nibali

    Standard:
    Sagan
    Moser
    Nibali
    Cancellara
    Iglinsky
    Santambrogio
    Jerome
    Quinziato
    Offredo

    Purist:
    Sagan
    Gilbert
    Pozzatto
    Moser
    Hushovd
    Santambrogio
    Appollonio
    Offredo
    Denifl

    Fantasy DS challenge:
    Cancellara
    Boonen
    Gilbert
    Cavendish
    Demare
    Nordhaug

    In the end I gave up on edging my bets for a sprint finish as I expect a break to win. Both teams have Sagan, Moser, Offredo and Santambrogio.

  • Milan - San Remo1 year 16 weeks agoray silvester wrote:...the

    ray silvester wrote:
    ...the way the Directeur Sportif's are tipping Hushovd and Ciolek as dark horses.

    I was tempted by Ciolek but when it came to it I didn't feel he was up to 300km, despite form. Bet I'm wrong.

  • What's the best pro cyclists's name?1 year 16 weeks agoComon, its got to

    Comon, its got to be...

    Christian Knees?

    Ha!

  • Bournemouth cycle safety pledge following claim it's second most dangerous place to ride outside London1 year 16 weeks agoAs someone who lives in

    As someone who lives in Dorset I can believe that the Bournemouth Echo's is trying to sensationalise the story, as they have the habit of creating of making a mountain out of a molehill. Day Dreaming
    Having said that it does not surprise me that Bournemouth is dangerous for cyclists, driving standards in Poole and Bournemouth are atrocious, I have had lost count of the amount of times that I have nearly been hit whilst driving in a Freelander, so a fairly sizeable car around the town Thinking , even with headlights on. It is as if some drivers have the mentality that they have sole right to use the road, they have no concept of the Highway Code, forcing there way in when traffic is merging, on mobiles On The Phone and doing everything apart from concentrating on their driving. Despite Dorset Police running it's "No Excuses" campaign. Waiting
    Thankfully I do not have to cycle around there, living about 20 miles away and choose to go to Salisbury if I need to go to any major shops. Blushing

  • Milan - San Remo1 year 16 weeks agoStandard Team: Andrey Amador

    Standard Team:
    Andrey Amador (MOV)
    Philippe Gilbert (BMC)
    Fabian Cancellara (RSN)
    Peter Sagan (LIQ)
    Vicenzo Nibali (AST)
    Yoann Offredo (FDJ)
    Paolo Longho (LIQ)
    Gabriel Rasch (SKY)
    Massimo Graziato (LAM)

    Purist Team:
    Jurgen Roelandts (LOT)
    Fabian Cancellara (RSN)
    Geraint Thomas (SKY)
    Peter Sagan (LIQ)
    Vicenzo Nibali (AST)
    Maciej Bodnar (LIQ)
    Yoann Offredo (FDJ)
    Vincent Jerome (EUC)
    Stefan Denifl (IAM)

  • Fantasy Directeur Sportif Challenge1 year 16 weeks agoUPDATE:

    UPDATE: http://road.cc/content/blog/78612-season-proper

    Blog update is up and my MSR team pretty much picks itself:

    Cancellara
    Boonen
    Gilbert
    Cavendish
    Demare
    Nordhaug

    that's it, only 6 of my guys are racing, but they cover a few scenarios so fingers crossed I can do something.

    My team for Catalunya isn't finalised as the start lists are being particularly flaky but it looks something like this:

    Wiggins (hurrah!)
    Quintana
    Roche
    Betancurt

    Not the strongest squad but the potential for three top 10 finishers. Hopefully it'll be low on fantasy points, high on World Tour points.

  • Milan - San Remo1 year 16 weeks agoSuppose it's time to name the

    Suppose it's time to name the teams? Both of mine have the triumvirate of top descenders Sagan,Cancellara and Nibali plus the best of the cheap DS' Offredo(in my book anyway).With my aim of a high overall finish with my standard team(Overall,London and Forum's Scorums)I took less risks with them than with my purists although I've a sneaky suspicion that my purists could beat the standards with the way the Directeur Sportif's are tipping Hushovd and Ciolek as dark horses.

    Standard:
    Sagan
    Cancellara
    Nibali
    Moser
    Cimolai
    Santambrogio
    Gatto
    Apollonio
    Offredo

    Purist:
    Sagan
    Cancellara
    Nibali
    Ciolek
    Hushovd
    Santambrogio
    Keukeleire
    Canola
    Offredo