Video: Specialized follows Omega Pharma-Quick Step on an epic edition of Milan-San Remo

Includes post-race thoughts of Mark Cavendish on day the peloton battled each other and the elements

by Simon_MacMichael   March 20, 2013  

OPQS Milan-San Remo top tube race profile

Just thinking about Sunday’s Milan-San Remo still gives us the shivers, so heaven alone knows what it must have been like for the riders. Here’s a nice video from Specialized that follows Omega Pharma-Quick Step through the day, including post-race thoughts from Mark Cavendish who battled on to secure a top-ten finish.

Enrico Gasparotto of one of the brand’s other sponsored teams, Astana, demonstrates a surprisingly colloquial command of English, but we’re afraid it’s ‘nul points’ for whoever translated the comments of one of the day’s main protagonists, Sylvain Chavanel, for the subtitles, with ‘Stannard’ somehow morphing into ‘Astana.’

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awesome race....it looks proper tough.
if it was boxing it would have been a bare knuckle street fight!

posted by mrchrispy [306 posts]
20th March 2013 - 12:07

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Feeling slightly guilty I wimped out of riding outdoors due to the rain to watch this race!

posted by Sadly Biggins [264 posts]
20th March 2013 - 12:50

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The weather looked more Belgian than Italian.

A classic in more ways than one.

Velotastic !

Too many hills, but too little time.

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posted by badback [268 posts]
20th March 2013 - 16:22

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Why do the wheels sound so clicky? Have they got cards in their spokes?

And was Cav wearing a wetsuit?



Suffering from Low Cadence.

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posted by bikeboy76 [1345 posts]
20th March 2013 - 16:40

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Sadly Biggins wrote:
Feeling slightly guilty I wimped out of riding outdoors due to the rain to watch this race!

Whats a good channel to watch all the big cycling races on???

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posted by Noelieboy [92 posts]
20th March 2013 - 17:41

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I preferred the Greenedge video http://youtu.be/hRDHdZQFUxo

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posted by Gkam84 [8934 posts]
20th March 2013 - 18:11

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I watched it on Eurosport, which is generally pretty good. They do have an annoying habit of postponing the coverage for (say) tennis or snooker, but they're less likely to do this now that the bigger races are coming up.

posted by Sadly Biggins [264 posts]
20th March 2013 - 19:13

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eurosport have most of the big races on live or you can find live streaming of nearly all the races at www.cyclingfans.com

posted by duzza [45 posts]
20th March 2013 - 19:38

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bikeboy76 wrote:
Why do the wheels sound so clicky? Have they got cards in their spokes?

the clicking is the freehub. in my experience the more expensive the wheels the louder the clicking. i have some campag wheels which are quite noisy, and some wheels with a dt swiss hub which are ear splitting. carbon frames also seem to amplify the noise.

posted by duzza [45 posts]
20th March 2013 - 19:47

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