Fleche Wallonne

by cgipryan   April 23, 2014  

This is the only race of the cycling world that I DON'T like. Team tactics count for next to nothing here (as far as the win is concerned, that is, not bottles, protection and the like)... and the only thing that matters is the final kilometer, where all we see is some sort of arm wrestling to see who's the strongest... I'm just curious to see if someone agrees with me on this... And maybe somebody could explain to me why, despite this, I watch it every year...

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Its a long race with some big climbs, so the teams do alot of work, but to get a few from your team to the end is VERY hard at Fleche, so a lead out would be impossible.

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posted by Gkam84 [8821 posts]
23rd April 2014 - 13:49

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Got 1,4,5,6,7,8 in the women's (purist wad dreadful, though). Two 3.0 picks in there as well! Yet to see 11-20.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1091 posts]
23rd April 2014 - 13:53

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Arrgghh didn't quite get this one right!

Just 1,3,6,9,10,11
Purist 1,3,4,6,10,11

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3872 posts]
23rd April 2014 - 14:47

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Just waiting for last man home for scores.

1 Alejandro Valverde
2 Daniel Martin
3 Michal Kwiatkowski
4 Bauke Mollema
5 Tom Jelte Slagter
6 Jelle Vanendert
7 Michael Albasini
8 Roman Kreuziger
9 Daniel Moreno
10 Philippe Gilbert
11 Julian David Arredondo
12 Wout Poels
13 Paul Martens
14 Vincenzo Nibali
15 Mathias Frank
16 Simon Clarke
17 Diego Ulissi
18 Rudy Molard
19 Jakob Fuglsang
20 Jurgen Van Den Broeck

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posted by Gkam84 [8821 posts]
23rd April 2014 - 14:48

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posted by backflipbedlem [691 posts]
23rd April 2014 - 14:54

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Bah - originally took out Mollema for Moreno for the credits, but when a couple of my other riders pulled out I didn't notice I could have afforded to bring Mollema back in. So 1,3,6,9,10,11,12 is about 10 points shy of what I thought I had. Solid but unspectacular as usual!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1596 posts]
23rd April 2014 - 14:56

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Two winners today

1 Team E11a E11a 179
1= Team Happy chainpress 179

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posted by Gkam84 [8821 posts]
23rd April 2014 - 14:57

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Did you pick a Sky rider?

2/6 finished, with Lopez in 126/145 and Pate 135/145

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posted by Gkam84 [8821 posts]
23rd April 2014 - 15:08

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1,3,5,6,9,11,19 std

1,2,3,9,11,19 purist

Ok I guess

posted by Joelsim [1168 posts]
23rd April 2014 - 15:22

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