Liege Bastogne Liege

by enrique   April 24, 2014  

Ooops/ It seems like cyclingquotes.com does not, I repeat, does not! have a full startlist up at http://www.cyclingquotes.com/news/the_pressures_off_gilbert_ahead_of_fle... and I cannot read through an article and not go hopelessly overboard and claim things that aren't true, much to my dismay, as I have been so emphatically been pointed out to below. Look at the comments section to see for yourself how a grown man is humiliated by a huge dose of reality. D Oh Sad *sigh* My bad.

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My team to win...

Alejandro Valverde (MOV)
Daniel Martin (GRS)
Philippe Gilbert (BMC)
Michael Albasini (OGE)
Wout Poels (OPQ)
Jelle Vanendert (LTB)
Tom Jelte Slagter (GRS)
Nathan Earle (SKY)
Jerome Baugnies (WGG)

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
27th April 2014 - 11:57

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Costa out
J-Rod out

That AG2R will be out aswell, shunted off the road by a car...

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posted by Gkam84 [9038 posts]
27th April 2014 - 13:06

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Just to state this now..

Froome and Betancur did not start, so are not eligible for any team bonus points, even if Sky or AG2R win

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posted by Gkam84 [9038 posts]
27th April 2014 - 13:11

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Was Marco Minnaard in the break at half way?

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posted by Gkam84 [9038 posts]
27th April 2014 - 14:10

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Yeah looks like it Gkam, cyclingnews had the break over 11mins ahead with 118km of the race left.

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
27th April 2014 - 14:17

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Cheers, I was out saving a guys life and only caught it was around 80km left.

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posted by Gkam84 [9038 posts]
27th April 2014 - 14:22

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What happened to Betancur? I wish Road.cc could email is when some top riders don't start so we can change our team!

posted by Btester2 [9 posts]
27th April 2014 - 14:32

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Btester2 wrote:
What happened to Betancur? I wish Road.cc could email is when some top riders don't start so we can change our team!

We can't email things we don't know.

He didn't start but was there and was supposed to start. We cannot be held responsible if riders do not show up to start a race...

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posted by Gkam84 [9038 posts]
27th April 2014 - 14:37

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Not seeing gerrans at all anywhere:( Frank is still there surely gerro is .
FINALLYhe gets a mention, here he comes.............took mollem out for gerrans and kwai for him in other

Waaaa Waaaaa !

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posted by VVV73 [399 posts]
27th April 2014 - 14:43

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DENIFL....GO SON lol

Waaaa Waaaaa !

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posted by VVV73 [399 posts]
27th April 2014 - 14:45

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FUCK Martin down Sad
GERROOOOOOOOOOO Smile AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!
1ooth Edition goes to Australia....Top Work Weening....

Waaaa Waaaaa !

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posted by VVV73 [399 posts]
27th April 2014 - 14:56

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that went very wrong for my standard team

Just 1,2,3 for purist and a disastrous 2,5,8 for my standard

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
27th April 2014 - 15:02

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My Heart breaks for poor Dan Martin....Falling on last cnr 300m out in second place..don't think he was gunna hold on tho.
1.Gerrans
2.Valverde
3.Kwaitkowski
4.Caruso
5.Pozzo

Waaaa Waaaaa !

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posted by VVV73 [399 posts]
27th April 2014 - 15:02

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Scores updating while I wait for last man home....

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posted by Gkam84 [9038 posts]
27th April 2014 - 15:05

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Party

TERatcliffe26 wrote:
that went very wrong for my standard team

Just 1,2,3 for purist and a disastrous 2,5,8 for my standard


Igot 5 riders in top 10 in purist, 6 if martin stays up...lol
Gerro, valve,pozzo, gilbert, slagter.

Waaaa Waaaaa !

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posted by VVV73 [399 posts]
27th April 2014 - 15:05

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1 Simon GERRANS
2 Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE
3 Michal KWIATKOWSKI
4 Giampaolo CARUSO
5 Domenico POZZOVIVO
6 Tom Jelte SLAGTER
7 Roman KREUZIGER
8 Philippe GILBERT
9 Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ
10 Romain BARDET
11 Jelle VANENDERT
12 Enrico GASPAROTTO
13 Damiano CUNEGO
14 Cyril GAUTIER
15 Bauke MOLLEMA
16 Rudy MOLARD
17 Tiago MACHADO
18 Anthony ROUX
19 Frank SCHLECK
20 Stefan DENIFL

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posted by Gkam84 [9038 posts]
27th April 2014 - 15:06

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Today's provisional winner is

1 Team Crazy macy 156

Overall wont change over 10 points

1 Granny Gear cBaugh 1447
2 Pharmacie Roulant Jonas Lorenzen 1427
3 Grupetto chasers Guy Morse 1414

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posted by Gkam84 [9038 posts]
27th April 2014 - 15:09

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Gerrans has the biggest heart of any aussie we have turned out since Phil "the animal " Anderson...
I AM SO EXCITED Smile

Waaaa Waaaaa !

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posted by VVV73 [399 posts]
27th April 2014 - 15:10

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I'll be honest that is the most boring race I've watched all season Yawn

posted by chiv30 [879 posts]
27th April 2014 - 15:14

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1 2 5 8 11 15 and I had Martin as well!! If only he'd stayed on his wheels I could have won this one! And I need some new sunglasses!

Still, been better in the last few classics after a terrible start!

1st and 3rd in Podium game.

posted by Alan Tullett [1465 posts]
27th April 2014 - 15:16

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I got 6 in top 20 in each.
Stand 1,2,8,11,12,20
Purist 1,2,6,8,11,20
Bugger forgot i didnt have pozzo cause he was at trentino...lol
Denifl up 2 spots on last year Smile
I did see 2 very good rides for tour de romandie.....Local team riders for IAM Mathais Frank and Reichenbach(yth jersey contender)

Waaaa Waaaaa !

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posted by VVV73 [399 posts]
27th April 2014 - 15:26

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Plus point for me....upto 19th in the fs overall and haven't got to my GT goals yet Smile

posted by chiv30 [879 posts]
27th April 2014 - 17:24

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44th on stage and if Dan Martin had stayed upright I would have probably won Crying Crying

posted by Alan Tullett [1465 posts]
27th April 2014 - 20:54

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Alan Tullett wrote:
44th on stage and if Dan Martin had stayed upright I would have probably won Crying Crying

Doubtful, quite a number ahead of you also had Martin Wink Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [9038 posts]
27th April 2014 - 21:07

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15th on stage for purist, shame I went J-Rod, any other of my usual choices, Moreno or slagter would have seen me top 10. All in all satisfied with that

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
27th April 2014 - 21:14

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19th and had dan martin Smile

Waaaa Waaaaa !

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posted by VVV73 [399 posts]
28th April 2014 - 0:00

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You gotta feel for Dan Martin - was it a pedal strike? Looked like it.
We've all been there, although with me it was at a still half - asleep 5.30 ride to the station on my Brompton and I stayed on. Party

posted by allez neg [4 posts]
28th April 2014 - 19:54

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allez neg wrote:
... was it a pedal strike?...

Cyclingquotes.com wrote:
“... Martin told reporters [at] the finish. “You look at the road, I think there’s a batch of oil or something..."

http://www.cyclingquotes.com/news/crash_prevents_martin_from_making_hist...

Vive Le Road.cc Fantasy Cycling Game!

posted by enrique [1795 posts]
28th April 2014 - 20:02

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Bummer.

Did anyone else fall off on this oil?

posted by allez neg [4 posts]
28th April 2014 - 20:28

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Watching it , it looked nothing like a pedal strike Worried

The front wheel slid out from under him as he was out the saddle on a turn ...my initial thoughts were gravel but if he says oil it's just as probable

posted by chiv30 [879 posts]
28th April 2014 - 22:27

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