World champs Road Race

by TERatcliffe26   September 22, 2011  

The start list is up guys, enjoy Smile

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Why is Kittel just 3.3? Surprise

~rbx

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posted by rbx [243 posts]
23rd September 2011 - 21:46

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deal of the year
Big Grin

posted by domobrien96 [47 posts]
23rd September 2011 - 21:53

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domobrien96 wrote:
Mark Cavendish
Thor Hushovd
Philippe Gilbert
Peter Sagan
Denis Galimzyanov
Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa
Marcel Kittel
Vincente Reynes Mimo
Elia Viviani

What do u think???

I think you tried to copy my team Devil see above Big Grin

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
23rd September 2011 - 22:12

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Mark CAVENDISH
Lars BOOM
Philippe GILBERT
Peter SAGAN
Thomas VOECKLER
Marcel KITTEL
Kristijan KOREN
Vicente REYNES MIMO
Elia VIVIANI

but should i have hushovd? i just don't think it suits him

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7469 posts]
23rd September 2011 - 23:09

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Thoughtful preview by Gerard Vroomen, who disagrees: http://gerard.cc/2011/09/23/world-championships-mens-race/

"If Thor puts an X on his calendar, he is ready on that date. He can prepare in the Vuelta, the Tour of Britain, at home or in your local spinning class, it does not matter. Thor will be ready, and a ready and focused Thor can win anything."

He also doesn't like Cav for the win.

posted by msw [126 posts]
24th September 2011 - 9:20

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Wonder if GV would be saying that if Thor were already riding BMC, not Cervelo Wink

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8395 posts]
24th September 2011 - 10:50

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ok ok final decision
thor or cav??? Confused

posted by domobrien96 [47 posts]
24th September 2011 - 16:18

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Having seen the finish straight in the women's elite today, I'd say it suits Thor better. It's about 5% uphill for 500m then 100m flat. It's a totally weird finish, but I'd say Thor over Cav.

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [298 posts]
24th September 2011 - 16:30

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thnx

posted by domobrien96 [47 posts]
24th September 2011 - 16:35

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I wouldn't put much store in the women's event - I can't bring myself to call it a race.

If enough teams help the Brits control the race then I reckon it will be a fast sprinter to win (as opposed to a power sprinter like Thor, Sagan, Gilbert).

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posted by abudhabiChris [553 posts]
24th September 2011 - 16:53

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I think even if its a normal sprint sagan showed in madrid what he can do in a bunch finish

posted by domobrien96 [47 posts]
24th September 2011 - 16:57

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Final selection,,,,,,i think
Mark Cavendish
Thor Hushovd
Sacha Modolo
Lars Boom
Phillipe Gilbert
John Degenkolb
Rui Costa
Tony Gallopin
Marcel Kittel

Now i can leave my mind at rest...
hopefully

posted by domobrien96 [47 posts]
24th September 2011 - 17:38

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I think I'm done...

I won't go publishing my team until after 11 (not that it matters) but you all have the main ones anyway. I do have 2 riders no-ones mentioned yet but then there's probably a reason for that. Cool

Sq

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posted by Squiggle [414 posts]
24th September 2011 - 19:39

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I think Fabian will go at like 50km and make up for the other day Big Grin

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1733 posts]
24th September 2011 - 19:47

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Tried to cover all bases... we shall see I guess

Mark CAVENDISH
Thor HUSHOVD
Fabian CANCELLARA
Philippe GILBERT
Michael BARRY
Rui Alberto FARIA DA COSTA
Marcel KITTEL
Martin KOHLER
Kristijan KOREN

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posted by JediNeo [32 posts]
25th September 2011 - 8:55

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Mark CAVENDISH
Thor HUSHOVD
Philipe GILBERT
Peter SAGAN
John DEGENKOLB
Denis GALIMZYANOV
Marcel KITTEL
Kristijan KOREN
Anders LUND

expecting bunch finish, with Gilbert to attack with 1km to go.

Galimzyanov & Kittel a bit of reach/risk with the distance and uphill finish.

Not worried about Koren and his finish in Paris on the Tour.

Lund did well in Toronto & Quebec

posted by nickobec [261 posts]
25th September 2011 - 10:43

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Is anybody else having trouble accessing their fantasy cycling page?

posted by Wig_Billy [577 posts]
25th September 2011 - 11:16

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Yup, seems to be some kind of issue with it....

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8395 posts]
25th September 2011 - 11:18

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We've told the man with the digital spanners… and he's on the case, even as he starts his Cobble Wobble warm up

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4153 posts]
25th September 2011 - 14:37

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It's back!

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4153 posts]
25th September 2011 - 14:47

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Well I did sh*t but I don't give a monkeys, what an awesome result!!!!!!!!
Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

Sq

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posted by Squiggle [414 posts]
25th September 2011 - 16:34

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I am really sorry if I ruined anyone's team by telling them Cav couldn't sprint up that hill, I did crap (37) but what a great result Big Grin

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [298 posts]
25th September 2011 - 16:42

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yeah but that's his job Gkam84 - it's not his fault he gets the headlines - that's down to the simply ways of us media types. I think it's clear he knows well enough that he may be a missile but he's only the tip and every missile needs some sort of delivery system.

You also have to give him credit for finding his way through those last few 100 metres on his own cos he didn't really have a lead out. The to keep on doing that that so many times given the explosive nature of the sprint at that point, and the fact that he's spent 6-8 hours in the saddle is a pretty special ability. It's also got to be said that his peers obviously don't begrudge him his wins.

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4153 posts]
25th September 2011 - 17:18

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Hey i'm glad the UK won it in the end and all credit to him for doing it and getting through after being blocked out and stuff

Its just a shame that all the riders from the team don't get the rainbows or some sort of badge to wear, a bit like ex world champs can wear it on their sleeves, the rest of the GB team today should get to wear something to mark out that it was a team effort and not just one guy at the end Big Grin Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [9006 posts]
25th September 2011 - 17:24

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37 for me and i DO care cause i would have rather had Millar win or Wiggo or Froome or anyone else from the UK over Cav

Yes, he does always say thank you to whatever team helps in, but he gets ALL the headlines and credit for winning, when all he does is follow behind a team who do all the work

Not that i'm at all against Cav, i would have just liked to see an all rounder winning the rainbow, like looking at this season, How many times did Hushovd get in breaks and get exposure, where as Cav will only been seen in the final few KM or when he gets dropped on a climb Sad

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posted by Gkam84 [9006 posts]
25th September 2011 - 17:33

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@Gkam84
I couldn't agree with you more.
When do Wiggins, Thomas, Stannard, Hunt, Froome, Cummings, Millar get their chance of being a World Champion. They worked their nuts off & gave their all. I know they all work as a team & for one guy, just a shame they don't have anything to show for all their effort. Nevertheless, although Cav wasn't highlighted during the commentary, he still had to go the distance withe the rest of the team & kick in the afterburner when it mattered. Just wish he'd put his arms up when he goes over the line sometimes, one day & nearly today, he'll cock up & loose by a 1/2 wheel.
At least he won't have his bottom lip out for next season.
Like him or loath him, who wouldn't want to swap places with him, me for one

I'm always in two minds
Then I go and pick the wrong one Sad

posted by fluffchucker [284 posts]
25th September 2011 - 19:15

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Gkam84 wrote:
Its just a shame that all the riders from the team don't get the rainbows or some sort of badge to wear, a bit like ex world champs can wear it on their sleeves, the rest of the GB team today should get to wear something to mark out that it was a team effort and not just one guy at the end Big Grin Big Grin

I agree but what happens if someone wins from a brakeaway and their team did nothing all day? The world champion is the world champion and is recognised as such, the team will get plenty of satisfaction from a job well done.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
25th September 2011 - 19:15

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Got to day fluffchucker for half a second or so there today I thought that day had come… but then maybe he is so good at judging the distance and what needs to be done that he knew he couldn't be caught whatever.

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4153 posts]
25th September 2011 - 19:46

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I definitely think the whole team should get medals, or at least all of the finishers. Otherwise it's like only giving medals to the goal scorers in the world cup final.

Anyway looking forward to seeing Cav breaking the record for most wins in the rainbow jersey in a season. Touch wood! Big Grin

Sq

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posted by Squiggle [414 posts]
25th September 2011 - 19:52

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First man to win Olympic gold while wearing the rainbow jersey?

Also, if you want the whole team to get rainbow jerseys and medals why not give all of BMC a yellow jersey for helping Evans win the TdF or all of Geox red jerseys for helping Cobo win the Vuelta? The winner is the guy who gets the jersey and that's fair, GB didn't have to work all day for Cav, they chose to as it was their best chance to win, the riders chose a course of action that meant only one of them could win.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
26th September 2011 - 6:29

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