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  • LukasCPH: That's all, folks! Enjoy the off-season, see you at Het Volk! :hi
    October 07, 2017, 15:52
  • Francois the Postman: See you all soon!
    October 07, 2017, 15:50
  • killswitch: :wave all
    October 07, 2017, 15:50
  • t-72: :wave
    October 07, 2017, 15:50
  • AG: yep - I am off to bed.  :goodnight
    October 07, 2017, 15:50
  • t-72: anyway, thanks for following this race here with you all!
    October 07, 2017, 15:49
  • Mellow Velo: Vuillermoz not happy with Moscon's sprint.  French to demand another police investigation
    October 07, 2017, 15:47
  • t-72: they censored moscon, understandable
    October 07, 2017, 15:47
  • LukasCPH: well, I looked away for a moment - must have missed it
    October 07, 2017, 15:46
  • AG: I got the sprint for 3rd ....
    October 07, 2017, 15:46
  • t-72: Lukas, seems like we got different images then
    October 07, 2017, 15:46
  • LukasCPH: but hey, the Italian hero already finished, who cares about those foreign also-rans? ;)
    October 07, 2017, 15:45
  • killswitch: and FtP
    October 07, 2017, 15:45
  • LukasCPH: Camerawork? I saw Nibali jr., but nothing of the sprint
    October 07, 2017, 15:45
  • killswitch: :lol MV
    October 07, 2017, 15:45
  • LukasCPH: :lol
    October 07, 2017, 15:45
  • t-72: sh*t camerawork for the 3rd place finish sprint
    October 07, 2017, 15:45
  • Francois the Postman: Pino arriving: [link]
    October 07, 2017, 15:44
  • Mellow Velo: Moscon makes the podium. He'll molest the podium girl next. :P
    October 07, 2017, 15:44
  • t-72: Moscon in 3rd?
    October 07, 2017, 15:44
  • killswitch: Quintana :win
    October 07, 2017, 15:44
  • LukasCPH: Well done, Squalo
    October 07, 2017, 15:43
  • AG: meh - winning in Italy, I will allow him to celebrate
    October 07, 2017, 15:43
  • Mellow Velo: Showing off now
    October 07, 2017, 15:42
  • t-72: #bahrain Squalo finding the finish line
    October 07, 2017, 15:42
  • LukasCPH: :lol true enough, FtP
    October 07, 2017, 15:41
  • Francois the Postman: meanwhile, on the road...
    October 07, 2017, 15:41
  • t-72: mentioning Pinot, I associate that with beverages... :)
    October 07, 2017, 15:41
  • AG: Kirby cant decide if its Alaphilippe or Gilbert :D
    October 07, 2017, 15:41
  • Francois the Postman: that covers pretty much every comment I make Fuz
    October 07, 2017, 15:41
  • t-72: I just thought it meant something in one of the *be languages
    October 07, 2017, 15:40
  • Mellow Velo: Here's 2 more. FO. :lol
    October 07, 2017, 15:40
  • AG: lol
    October 07, 2017, 15:40
  • LukasCPH: FtP is officially warned for spamming the race thread with pointless letters :D
    October 07, 2017, 15:40
  • Francois the Postman: lol... wtf
    October 07, 2017, 15:39
  • t-72: flood warning :)
    October 07, 2017, 15:39
  • killswitch: :lol
    October 07, 2017, 15:39
  • Francois the Postman: It's slightly unfortunate that I grew up with the Dutch version of Sesame Street, as until the day I die, 'Pinot' will conjure up the mental image of Big Bird sitting ona bike. Pino is the Dutch name.
    October 07, 2017, 15:39
  • AG: seems like a race made for him
    October 07, 2017, 15:38
  • LukasCPH: no
    October 07, 2017, 15:38
  • t-72: it fits
    October 07, 2017, 15:38
  • AG: has Valverde ever won Il Lombardia?
    October 07, 2017, 15:38
  • LukasCPH: Balaphilippe :lol
    October 07, 2017, 15:38
  • Mellow Velo: Almost up to Pinot
    October 07, 2017, 15:38
  • killswitch: Balaphillipe attacks
    October 07, 2017, 15:38
  • Mellow Velo: Looks like it
    October 07, 2017, 15:37
  • killswitch: Pinot will be caught
    October 07, 2017, 15:36
  • LukasCPH: t-72, Nairo has done Lombardia twice before: 2012 (11th) & 2013 (16th)
    October 07, 2017, 15:36
  • Mellow Velo: Aru gallops away
    October 07, 2017, 15:36
  • killswitch: Nairo the big surprise today
    October 07, 2017, 15:36
  • Mellow Velo: Alaphillipe to make the podium.
    October 07, 2017, 15:35
  • t-72: is this the first time quintana participates?
    October 07, 2017, 15:35
  • t-72: Rigo out
    October 07, 2017, 15:35
  • search: Uran is done
    October 07, 2017, 15:35
  • killswitch: Pozzo
    October 07, 2017, 15:34
  • LukasCPH: Pozzo :win
    October 07, 2017, 15:34
  • Mellow Velo: Game over
    October 07, 2017, 15:34
  • AG: Pinot cracked now
    October 07, 2017, 15:33
  • LukasCPH: now that is the very definition of a hairpin
    October 07, 2017, 15:33
  • LukasCPH: Ah. I just had never heard that before.
    October 07, 2017, 15:32
  • t-72: yep
    October 07, 2017, 15:32
  • t-72: Moscon = il trattore
    October 07, 2017, 15:32
  • killswitch: isn't Moscon nickname the tractor?
    October 07, 2017, 15:31
  • LukasCPH: tractor?
    October 07, 2017, 15:31
  • killswitch: the tractor catches Uran
    October 07, 2017, 15:30
  • t-72: gap to Uran is huuuge!!!
    October 07, 2017, 15:30
  • t-72: right now Nibali looks stronger, it's more than descent skills
    October 07, 2017, 15:29
  • killswitch: Nibali could have worked with Pinot and (tried to) drop him on the last descent
    October 07, 2017, 15:29
  • AG: bit of a distance now though ...
    October 07, 2017, 15:27
  • killswitch: :cool he almost came back a couple of times
    October 07, 2017, 15:27
  • AG: not nearly as much as I expected.  Pinot has improved ...
    October 07, 2017, 15:26
  • killswitch: Pinot's not distanced tho
    October 07, 2017, 15:25
  • AG: uran getting away from the rest on the descent
    October 07, 2017, 15:25
  • t-72: isnt this like 2015 all over again?
    October 07, 2017, 15:25
  • search: but well, still dropped anyway
    October 07, 2017, 15:23
  • LukasCPH: Nibali to be 200 m ahead at the bottom?
    October 07, 2017, 15:23
  • search: I think Pinot preferes this over fast descents though
    October 07, 2017, 15:23
  • t-72: 2 m wide twisting downhill
    October 07, 2017, 15:23
  • t-72: this is not Pinot territory!
    October 07, 2017, 15:22
  • Mellow Velo: Nice Nibali :fp
    October 07, 2017, 15:22
  • LukasCPH: and none succeed
    October 07, 2017, 15:21
  • AG: Nibali chases now
    October 07, 2017, 15:21
  • killswitch: everyone else battling to follow Nibali's wheel
    October 07, 2017, 15:20
  • killswitch: Pinot again
    October 07, 2017, 15:20
  • t-72: too dry for #lotto Wellens
    October 07, 2017, 15:20
  • killswitch: Nibali's not on a good day I think
    October 07, 2017, 15:19
  • t-72: Arvesen says Pinot attacked just get in front for downhill
    October 07, 2017, 15:19
  • t-72: Allez #fdj Pinot!
    October 07, 2017, 15:18
  • LukasCPH: Double Sibiu stage winner, both MTFs, both solo. :pray
    October 07, 2017, 15:18
  • search: Aru climbing like a beauty again
    October 07, 2017, 15:18
  • LukasCPH: Bernal. You know, the next big *co thing.
    October 07, 2017, 15:18
  • t-72: two years ago, was this the hill where Nibali attacked on the downhill?
    October 07, 2017, 15:18
  • killswitch: Bernal?
    October 07, 2017, 15:17
  • search: Bernal still up there
    October 07, 2017, 15:17
  • AG: its all kicking off
    October 07, 2017, 15:17
  • LukasCPH: If you're solo up front, nobody can claim you made them crash ;)
    October 07, 2017, 15:17
  • Mellow Velo: Nibali and Uran
    October 07, 2017, 15:17
  • t-72: *wrongdoings*
    October 07, 2017, 15:17
  • t-72: Arvesen commenting on Moscon, says he has a bad temper and has denied wrongodings before, mentions Coppa e Bartali some years back
    October 07, 2017, 15:16
  • Mellow Velo: Which of course means Pinot goes.
    October 07, 2017, 15:16
  • killswitch: :lol
    October 07, 2017, 15:16
  • Mellow Velo: Moscon shoves off. :D
    October 07, 2017, 15:16
  • t-72: trattore! #sky (Send some love)
    October 07, 2017, 15:15
  • killswitch: yeah, Delfino nowhere to be seen
    October 07, 2017, 15:15
  • LukasCPH: Nibali still has his #fdj domestiques :P
    October 07, 2017, 15:15
  • search: was 4th in a Giro mountain stage this year. Then more or less always top ~10 in the Vuelta
    October 07, 2017, 15:15
  • t-72: #bahrain Nibali isolated
    October 07, 2017, 15:15
  • killswitch: Nairo!
    October 07, 2017, 15:15
  • search: not really a sprinter, but yeah, but he improved a lot on the clombs
    October 07, 2017, 15:15
  • killswitch: Yates off the back
    October 07, 2017, 15:15
  • LukasCPH: Maybe I just thought of him as a sprinter-type from his U23/amateur results. I don't know.
    October 07, 2017, 15:14
  • AG: lol
    October 07, 2017, 15:14
  • t-72: Bilbao was a sprinter? Always a hill-climbing puncheur in Norway races as #cajarural
    October 07, 2017, 15:14
  • killswitch: bet FDJ will stop pulling once they have dropped Moscon  :P
    October 07, 2017, 15:14
  • t-72: #fdj Molard - awesome rides lately
    October 07, 2017, 15:13
  • LukasCPH: When exactly did Pello Bilbao turn from a hilly sprinter into a climby puncheur?! :slow
    October 07, 2017, 15:12
  • killswitch: :lol t-72
    October 07, 2017, 15:12
  • t-72: No vie en #sky Rosa
    October 07, 2017, 15:12
  • AG: not going to happen today for Phil :(
    October 07, 2017, 15:12
  • search: Rosa as well
    October 07, 2017, 15:12
  • t-72: #jumbo Cruiseship beached
    October 07, 2017, 15:12
  • killswitch: Kruijswijk dropped
    October 07, 2017, 15:12
  • t-72: Rogla finito again
    October 07, 2017, 15:11
  • LukasCPH: "Dane Martine in difficoltà!" ;)
    October 07, 2017, 15:11
  • search: hasn't raced much since breaking his back, or whatever it was
    October 07, 2017, 15:11
  • t-72: Cherel finito
    October 07, 2017, 15:11
  • t-72: Dan Martin finito! surprise!
    October 07, 2017, 15:10
  • killswitch: cousin Dan dropped
    October 07, 2017, 15:10
  • search: Dan Martin dropped
    October 07, 2017, 15:10
  • t-72: steeper part of Civiglio 1.5 km from the top
    October 07, 2017, 15:09
  • t-72: despite 3 million NOK in volunteer's donations!
    October 07, 2017, 15:07
  • Francois the Postman: Yeah, too popular I read. Congrats ')
    October 07, 2017, 15:07
  • killswitch: will the government cough up to cover the shortfall
    October 07, 2017, 15:07
  • t-72: we are trying to tacløe the hangover: budget deficits
    October 07, 2017, 15:06
  • Francois the Postman: So has Bergen come down from its cucling high t-72?
    October 07, 2017, 15:06
  • LukasCPH: *no skiers' theories being put to the test by *be cyclists
    October 07, 2017, 15:05
  • t-72: Thanks, Lukas - good news!
    October 07, 2017, 15:05
  • killswitch: :cool
    October 07, 2017, 15:05
  • Francois the Postman: So fell indeed in stages down the steep bank. let's hope the theory worked then
    October 07, 2017, 15:05
  • AG: oh that is great Lukas.  so relieved
    October 07, 2017, 15:05
  • t-72: Gaudu is not a towboat, period.
    October 07, 2017, 15:05
  • LukasCPH: Phew! #quickstep on Twitter: We just talked with @LaurensDePlus, who fortunately has no serious injuries after that earlier crash and is on his way to the hospital.
    October 07, 2017, 15:04
  • killswitch: Gaudu alone can't reel in the break
    October 07, 2017, 15:04
  • t-72: walking quickstep dude at crash site was Devenyns not de Plus
    October 07, 2017, 15:04
  • LukasCPH: Pills?! :-x
    October 07, 2017, 15:04
  • search: and Majka gets some pills or whatever
    October 07, 2017, 15:03
  • AG: other 3 are with Cherel now anyway
    October 07, 2017, 15:02
  • t-72: :)
    October 07, 2017, 15:02
  • killswitch: Cherel caught by Phil group
    October 07, 2017, 15:02
  • t-72: search, can you say that to Philippe Gilbert?
    October 07, 2017, 15:02
  • search: so I think he was waiting, more or less
    October 07, 2017, 15:02
  • t-72: i am in ad break now so a little disoriented
    October 07, 2017, 15:01
  • search: 17k of flat alone are not doable anyway
    October 07, 2017, 15:01
  • t-72: ah... #fdj is not at all going to give it to #ag2r
    October 07, 2017, 15:01
  • AG: Cherel had over a minute vbefore.  he is tiring
    October 07, 2017, 15:01
  • killswitch: Civiglio is ~4km at ~10%
    October 07, 2017, 15:01
  • LukasCPH: Civiglio is 4 km at almost 10%. 30 seconds is nothing on that.
    October 07, 2017, 15:01
  • AG: not enough - 2 climbs still to come.  but you never know what is going to happen
    October 07, 2017, 15:01
  • t-72: if Cherel gets 50 secs ?
    October 07, 2017, 15:00
  • killswitch: FDJ now on the front
    October 07, 2017, 15:00
  • search: Devenyns is the #quickstep rider who stopped btw
    October 07, 2017, 15:00
  • t-72: in spring monuments 30 secs can last for a long time in the final kms but here there are climbs?
    October 07, 2017, 15:00
  • t-72: what kind of gaps work in this race?
    October 07, 2017, 14:59
  • Mellow Velo: I don't think the news is as bad as it could be, but beyond that...
    October 07, 2017, 14:59
  • LukasCPH: which parts do you understand, MV?
    October 07, 2017, 14:59
  • Mellow Velo: Rai on site update, which I didn't fully understand.
    October 07, 2017, 14:57
  • killswitch: Bilbao closing in on Phi/De Marchi
    October 07, 2017, 14:57
  • LukasCPH: well, it's the least worst option, I'd say
    October 07, 2017, 14:55
  • AG: makes sense T-72 - still not what you want to do.
    October 07, 2017, 14:54
  • LukasCPH: the more you know :)
    October 07, 2017, 14:54
  • t-72: LukasCPH, yes that is ideal if you have to do it...
    October 07, 2017, 14:53
  • LukasCPH: :hi FtP
    October 07, 2017, 14:53
  • LukasCPH: I see. Like, tumble down the hill, gradually losing speed, instead of smashing into whatever?
    October 07, 2017, 14:53
  • Francois the Postman: ok. And hi guys and gals ;)
    October 07, 2017, 14:52
  • Mellow Velo: Anyhow, at least the weather is showing Lake Como at it's best.
    October 07, 2017, 14:52
  • AG: dont know FTP.   wait and hope
    October 07, 2017, 14:52
  • killswitch: still waiting for news FtP
    October 07, 2017, 14:52
  • t-72: LukasCPH: if you fall at high speed you want to stop gradually not abruptly, steep landings are good for that
    October 07, 2017, 14:51
  • Francois the Postman: uh, that's so not a great moment to join the stream, seeing someone fly over a rail. is he ok?
    October 07, 2017, 14:51
  • t-72: ok, now they tell me it might have been a team mate walking and not de +
    October 07, 2017, 14:50
  • killswitch: He's just on the other side of the guardrails
    October 07, 2017, 14:50
  • Mellow Velo: At least his team mates looked as if they were going back up, which I take as a good sign.
    October 07, 2017, 14:49
  • LukasCPH: how so, t-72?
    October 07, 2017, 14:48
  • AG: Gilbert has a go
    October 07, 2017, 14:48
  • t-72: steep landing often a good thing
    October 07, 2017, 14:47
  • AG: I dont think that was him ...
    October 07, 2017, 14:46
  • search: or a team mate who stopped
    October 07, 2017, 14:46
  • AG: down or had the just stopped for de plus?
    October 07, 2017, 14:46
  • LukasCPH: medics & ambulance on the scene ... I hope everyone's OK
    October 07, 2017, 14:46
  • t-72: de plus looks ok though
    October 07, 2017, 14:46
  • t-72: more riders down :(
    October 07, 2017, 14:46
  • killswitch: peloton (Visconti) slowed down a bit, Cherel still going all out
    October 07, 2017, 14:45
  • Mellow Velo: Kirby reckons 10 metres. Could be really bad, :(
    October 07, 2017, 14:43
  • AG: oh ... that is a long way down
    October 07, 2017, 14:42
  • Mellow Velo: That's a long drop!
    October 07, 2017, 14:42
  • killswitch: :o
    October 07, 2017, 14:42
  • Mellow Velo: Wow!
    October 07, 2017, 14:42
  • AG: crap
    October 07, 2017, 14:42
  • search: ouch
    October 07, 2017, 14:42
  • Mellow Velo: Not cornering well at all
    October 07, 2017, 14:38

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