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  • Drummer Boy: So I WILL be posting those stats in the race thread.  :D
    October 12, 2019, 16:17
  • Drummer Boy: And as far as I can see, that's it in the entire history of the race.
    October 12, 2019, 16:17
  • Drummer Boy: Going back before WW II (because why not?) Gino Bartali won the TdF in 1938; 2nd place in Lombardia
    October 12, 2019, 16:17
  • Drummer Boy: 1949 - Fausto Coppi won both
    October 12, 2019, 16:09
  • Drummer Boy: Merkx won both in '71 and '72.
    October 12, 2019, 16:03
  • Drummer Boy: Then Merkx, of course. 1974 he won the TdF and placed 2nd at Lombardia.
    October 12, 2019, 16:01
  • Drummer Boy: So 40 years it is. Wow.
    October 12, 2019, 15:59
  • Drummer Boy: In 1978 he won the TdF, came in 3rd in Lombardia
    October 12, 2019, 15:59
  • Drummer Boy: 1979 - Bernard Hinault won both!
    October 12, 2019, 15:58
  • search: Nibali didn't do Lombardia the year he won the Tour. So it hasn't happened for 20 years at least
    October 12, 2019, 15:49
  • search: neither did Armstrong
    October 12, 2019, 15:48
  • search: well, Froome doesn't do any classics
    October 12, 2019, 15:48
  • Drummer Boy: I wonder when the last time was that a TdF winner podium'd at Lombardia?
    October 12, 2019, 15:46
  • Drummer Boy: Francois should be happy with that.
    October 12, 2019, 15:39
  • Drummer Boy: Strongest, smartest rider won.
    October 12, 2019, 15:38
  • Drummer Boy: Good race, though. That was decent entertainment.
    October 12, 2019, 15:37
  • Drummer Boy: I thought Roglic had an easy 2nd place there. Too much too soon perhaps.
    October 12, 2019, 15:36
  • Leadbelly: just under 40km to go in the netherlands
    October 12, 2019, 15:35
  • Mellow Velo: Mollema mugs the muppets. :D
    October 12, 2019, 15:35
  • Drummer Boy: It's good when races are totally as predicted.
    October 12, 2019, 15:35
  • AG: Good for him.  Went at the right time and held strong challenges off
    October 12, 2019, 15:34
  • Drummer Boy: Mr. 2nd Place cementing his title as well.
    October 12, 2019, 15:34
  • Drummer Boy: Super strong win for Mollema
    October 12, 2019, 15:33
  • Drummer Boy: Ah, just seeing the finish now
    October 12, 2019, 15:32
  • AG: and Valverde gets 2nd again :D
    October 12, 2019, 15:31
  • Leadbelly: 19s gap. bernal and valverde with a couple of secs on the rest
    October 12, 2019, 15:30
  • AG: Good month for Trek
    October 12, 2019, 15:30
  • Drummer Boy: Feed getting super choppy. Updates, please.
    October 12, 2019, 15:30
  • Drummer Boy: Mollema was a legit threat as soon as he attacked. They all screwed up by not closing him down.
    October 12, 2019, 15:29
  • Drummer Boy: Some drama right to the end. I'll take that
    October 12, 2019, 15:29
  • Leadbelly: nasty roundabout
    October 12, 2019, 15:29
  • Drummer Boy: Podium battle is on
    October 12, 2019, 15:27
  • AG: 20 seconds I got
    October 12, 2019, 15:26
  • Drummer Boy: Boom....Bernal goes
    October 12, 2019, 15:26
  • search: ~25s is correct now
    October 12, 2019, 15:26
  • Drummer Boy: If they would just pan back a bit from the overhead, we could tell for ourselves.
    October 12, 2019, 15:26
  • Leadbelly: all the motos queueing uop behind mollema
    October 12, 2019, 15:25
  • AG: Bernal !!!
    October 12, 2019, 15:25
  • Drummer Boy: Timing is all over the place
    October 12, 2019, 15:25
  • AG: no - think its stilla roudn 25 seconds or so
    October 12, 2019, 15:25
  • Drummer Boy: How they did close on Roglic so fast?
    October 12, 2019, 15:24
  • search: don't think the gap is correct
    October 12, 2019, 15:24
  • AG: riding for 2nd
    October 12, 2019, 15:24
  • AG: theyve given it away now
    October 12, 2019, 15:24
  • Drummer Boy: Roglic leaving an impression on the rest though.
    October 12, 2019, 15:24
  • Drummer Boy: Unless Mollema really overcooks it
    October 12, 2019, 15:23
  • Drummer Boy: Yeah, this climb isn't long enough to catch Mollema
    October 12, 2019, 15:22
  • AG: yeah he waited too long
    October 12, 2019, 15:21
  • Drummer Boy: Rogla needs to activate Contador-mode, but if he had this strength, he shouldn't have waited so long
    October 12, 2019, 15:21
  • Drummer Boy: Unless Mollema really falters on the climb
    October 12, 2019, 15:20
  • Drummer Boy: He won't close 43 seconds though at this point
    October 12, 2019, 15:20
  • Drummer Boy: That's a huge gap, but it would be an epic chase down if he does
    October 12, 2019, 15:19
  • Drummer Boy: Go go Rogla
    October 12, 2019, 15:19
  • AG: Roglic goes now
    October 12, 2019, 15:17
  • Leadbelly: some team mates back, but too big a gap now
    October 12, 2019, 15:17
  • search: game over
    October 12, 2019, 15:16
  • Drummer Boy: Either they want it or they don't. If they play games, they all lose.
    October 12, 2019, 15:16
  • search: they won't work together
    October 12, 2019, 15:15
  • search: who though?
    October 12, 2019, 15:14
  • AG: gotta chase him soon
    October 12, 2019, 15:14
  • Drummer Boy: Now or never
    October 12, 2019, 15:14
  • Drummer Boy: OK, we get it, Italian TV. Nothing to see at the back. Move along.  :D
    October 12, 2019, 15:13
  • Drummer Boy: They need to keep the leash short to Mollema for sure
    October 12, 2019, 15:12
  • Drummer Boy: Is that Bernal alongside Valverde?
    October 12, 2019, 15:11
  • search: could be the winning move for Mollema
    October 12, 2019, 15:10
  • Drummer Boy: I wonder if these attacks are going to cost the riders doing that, while Roglic waits to take advantage
    October 12, 2019, 15:10
  • search: and they'll probably wait for Sosa and maybe another dom now
    October 12, 2019, 15:10
  • search: bigger than in the past years
    October 12, 2019, 15:09
  • Drummer Boy: Nice select group there
    October 12, 2019, 15:08
  • Leadbelly: wonder what the chemical symbol painte on the ground was
    October 12, 2019, 15:08
  • Drummer Boy: Primoz looks super comfortable
    October 12, 2019, 15:07
  • Drummer Boy: Hmmm, don't let him get to far...
    October 12, 2019, 15:06
  • Drummer Boy: He'll wait as long as need be
    October 12, 2019, 15:05
  • Drummer Boy: Rogla pacing himself well as usual
    October 12, 2019, 15:05
  • AG: Roglic alone now ...   all the JV doms are gone
    October 12, 2019, 15:05
  • Mellow Velo: Valverde's blood is up. :D
    October 12, 2019, 15:04
  • Drummer Boy: Valz looking back. "Oh, it's you again"
    October 12, 2019, 15:04
  • AG: I think they are all together now ...
    October 12, 2019, 15:03
  • AG: but now brought back.
    October 12, 2019, 15:03
  • AG: Valverde has a dig ...
    October 12, 2019, 15:02
  • Leadbelly: gaudu and woods (again)
    October 12, 2019, 15:02
  • Mellow Velo: wtf? ad break now of all times...
    October 12, 2019, 15:01
  • AG: Nibs drops now ...
    October 12, 2019, 14:59
  • AG: Movistar comes to the front though ...
    October 12, 2019, 14:59
  • AG: it said 26 on;y a few seconds before that so I think that was wrong
    October 12, 2019, 14:59
  • Drummer Boy: Nibz???
    October 12, 2019, 14:59
  • Drummer Boy: But they seem to be executing the perfect plan
    October 12, 2019, 14:58
  • Leadbelly: 45s cant be right
    October 12, 2019, 14:58
  • Drummer Boy: Roglic will need to shoot out of a cannon again. He'll need all his strength to pull this off.
    October 12, 2019, 14:58
  • AG: :)
    October 12, 2019, 14:57
  • Drummer Boy: Valverde looking at another 2nd step on the podium?
    October 12, 2019, 14:56
  • Drummer Boy: But they need to close that gap
    October 12, 2019, 14:56
  • Drummer Boy: #jumbo playing this perfectly so far, it would seem.
    October 12, 2019, 14:55
  • search: Gesink comin gback now
    October 12, 2019, 14:48
  • search: he is with Roglic, yes
    October 12, 2019, 14:48
  • Drummer Boy: Very choppy feed for me. Is that Sepp on the front?
    October 12, 2019, 14:48
  • search: not in front, no. Also haven't seen him making it back
    October 12, 2019, 14:47
  • search: another group with Nieve, Ulissi, Viellella, Brambilla and so on coming back now
    October 12, 2019, 14:47
  • AG: had to pop out.  Is Gilbert still there?
    October 12, 2019, 14:47
  • Drummer Boy: Going to be a very aggressive final 30 km
    October 12, 2019, 14:41
  • Leadbelly: think i see yates there now
    October 12, 2019, 14:39
  • Drummer Boy: Sometimes this Tiz feed is like whackamole. Spam windows popping up repeatedly. I'll have to wait a bit...
    October 12, 2019, 14:32
  • Drummer Boy: And there goes my feed... :S
    October 12, 2019, 14:27
  • Drummer Boy: It's like Gumby just learning to ride
    October 12, 2019, 14:26
  • Drummer Boy: Dan Martin so difficult to watch on his bike.
    October 12, 2019, 14:26
  • Drummer Boy: They love each other's company  :D
    October 12, 2019, 14:25
  • Drummer Boy: BFF Rogla and Bala together again
    October 12, 2019, 14:24
  • search: no idea if it was him or Nieve though
    October 12, 2019, 14:23
  • search: there was a 2nd #mitchelton not too far back
    October 12, 2019, 14:23
  • Leadbelly: any sign of yates?
    October 12, 2019, 14:22
  • AG: but close to the top so will come back together on the descent
    October 12, 2019, 14:21
  • AG: breaking up a fair bit now
    October 12, 2019, 14:20
  • search: :chaves done
    October 12, 2019, 14:20
  • Drummer Boy: Did I hear 27% in spots?
    October 12, 2019, 14:19
  • Drummer Boy: This will sort a few riders out
    October 12, 2019, 14:18
  • search: Woods on the attack already
    October 12, 2019, 14:15
  • Drummer Boy: I see the motos have those more stable three-wheeled vehicles in action
    October 12, 2019, 14:15
  • Drummer Boy: Literally falling leaves there.  :)
    October 12, 2019, 14:14
  • search: Verona maybe
    October 12, 2019, 14:12
  • Drummer Boy: Well, at least #jumbo and #ineos  :D
    October 12, 2019, 14:12
  • search: I don't think Movistar will have many doms left
    October 12, 2019, 14:12
  • Drummer Boy: There's just no way that #jumbo #movistar and #ineos are going to let anyone escape though
    October 12, 2019, 14:12
  • search: he was very disappointed after the Worlds though, and said that he wants to strike back
    October 12, 2019, 14:07
  • search: only if ge gets a gap early, yes
    October 12, 2019, 14:07
  • AG: Its too hard for almost anyone except Bernal really ... :)
    October 12, 2019, 14:07
  • AG: I just cant see Gilbert winning this today.  Its too hard for him
    October 12, 2019, 14:06
  • search: yeah, or maybe Gilbert plans an attack before Civiglio
    October 12, 2019, 14:06
  • AG: guessing he hopes that he might get a big enough gap and they start messing behind him that he might stay out front
    October 12, 2019, 14:05
  • Drummer Boy: What's he hoping to achieve?
    October 12, 2019, 14:05
  • Mellow Velo: Jungel Bob chugging his way up the Sormano...
    October 12, 2019, 14:04
  • AG: lol - I would really hope that they might have a clue who he is
    October 12, 2019, 14:04
  • Drummer Boy: Can you imagine Mike Sinyard getting on the phone: "Hey, who is the guy with the trophy rock?"
    October 12, 2019, 14:03
  • AG: lol
    October 12, 2019, 14:03
  • Drummer Boy: Nice of him to introduce himself at the beginning of that.  :P
    October 12, 2019, 14:02
  • AG: Gilbert gives his covvle to specialized to say thanks ... <3
    October 12, 2019, 14:01
  • AG: [link]
    October 12, 2019, 14:00
  • Drummer Boy: Selle San Marco getting their money's worth out of Masnada today.
    October 12, 2019, 13:59
  • Drummer Boy: Brian Smith still voicing opposition to the super-tuck. That ship has sailed. Accept it. It's here to stay.
    October 12, 2019, 13:56
  • Drummer Boy: Road surface not looking so great on this descent
    October 12, 2019, 13:55
  • Drummer Boy: Landa done?
    October 12, 2019, 13:53
  • Drummer Boy: The peloton is getting frisky
    October 12, 2019, 13:53
  • AG: Jungel Bob has a dig off the front
    October 12, 2019, 13:52
  • search: Jungels attacks
    October 12, 2019, 13:52
  • Leadbelly: last race for him, plaza, muller and somebody else
    October 12, 2019, 13:51
  • AG: Laurens ten dam is racing today - and ES just confirmed he is retiring ... this is his last race
    October 12, 2019, 13:48
  • AG: yep.
    October 12, 2019, 13:48
  • Drummer Boy: Oh, so it's just a CN thing then.  :lol
    October 12, 2019, 13:48
  • Drummer Boy: Is he even racing today?
    October 12, 2019, 13:48
  • Leadbelly: different laurens
    October 12, 2019, 13:48
  • Drummer Boy: And why isn't on the start list?
    October 12, 2019, 13:47
  • Leadbelly: ten dam is retiring
    October 12, 2019, 13:47
  • AG: I, back  :hi
    October 12, 2019, 13:47
  • Drummer Boy: But why do they claim he rides for CCC?
    October 12, 2019, 13:47
  • Drummer Boy: So Laurens De Plus is retiring after today, according to the CN feed.
    October 12, 2019, 13:41
  • Drummer Boy: Ineos doing an instant replay of their last race.
    October 12, 2019, 13:39
  • Drummer Boy: I'm just at 70.0km
    October 12, 2019, 13:38
  • Mellow Velo: Masnada now solo
    October 12, 2019, 13:37
  • search: only Masnada left now, by the look of it
    October 12, 2019, 13:37
  • Drummer Boy: Not sure what happened to the other three
    October 12, 2019, 13:36
  • Drummer Boy: The break has been whittled to three, soon to be 2.5
    October 12, 2019, 13:35
  • Drummer Boy: And we're live  :)
    October 12, 2019, 13:33
  • Mellow Velo: Re cap of the race so far, now.
    October 12, 2019, 13:30
  • Drummer Boy: I'm just now seeing some pre-race interviews
    October 12, 2019, 13:29
  • Mellow Velo: Hurrah! it's Hatch not Kirby. chat atm, but live should be soon.
    October 12, 2019, 13:28
  • Drummer Boy: Anything yet? :slow
    October 12, 2019, 13:27
  • Drummer Boy: Still 30 more minutes until anyone gets live images it seems.
    October 12, 2019, 12:56
  • Drummer Boy: Buongiorno :wave
    October 12, 2019, 12:52
  • AG: well - I am sure the people of Japan are more concerned about safety than rugby matches ,... but still
    October 12, 2019, 11:16
  • AG: just asking as the typhoon in Japan is playing havoc with Rugby World Cup matches so it was on my mind
    October 12, 2019, 11:16
  • search: I was amused by 25°C in Tours forecast for tomorrow when I checked a couple of days ago - but now we are getting the same here as well
    October 12, 2019, 11:11
  • search: sunny all over Europe this weekend, I think
    October 12, 2019, 11:11
  • Leadbelly: looks sunny enough on the various pictures i'm seeing on twitter
    October 12, 2019, 11:10
  • AG: what is hte weather?   (I havent looked at the ticker)
    October 12, 2019, 11:09
  • Leadbelly: couple of hours yet till we get live stuff
    October 12, 2019, 11:09
  • AG: ah ok.  I did think 4 was a few too few.  still .. very early days
    October 12, 2019, 11:09
  • Leadbelly: the real break: Masnada, Ballerini, Barbin, Benedetti, Cavagna, Rikunov, Skuijns, Marcato
    October 12, 2019, 11:08
  • Leadbelly: :wave dont trust the ticker too much. it's only showing riders who are tracked
    October 12, 2019, 11:08
  • AG: :wave
    October 12, 2019, 10:36
  • Leadbelly: [link] ticker
    October 12, 2019, 10:12
  • Leadbelly: Break: Benedetti, Skuijns, Marcato, Cavagna
    October 12, 2019, 10:05
  • search: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Giro di Lombardia~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    October 11, 2019, 07:36
  • Lance: maybe not idk
    October 10, 2019, 15:38
  • search: I don't think he will even start?
    October 10, 2019, 15:38
  • Lance: Sosa will not be given leadership tho obvs
    October 10, 2019, 15:37
  • search: so no idea if we can take that race as any indication
    October 10, 2019, 15:36
  • search: tbh, today Sosa looked at least as strong as Bernal though. And Nans Peters came 3rd
    October 10, 2019, 15:36
  • Lance: nah
    October 10, 2019, 15:34
  • search: so I'd say this means the competition is worse than usual
    October 10, 2019, 15:34
  • search: all those who finished on the podium in the past 5 years are either not there or have no particularly good shape
    October 10, 2019, 15:33
  • Lance: Teuns, Valverde, Bernal on Sat
    October 10, 2019, 15:33
  • Lance: and now he's finished
    October 10, 2019, 15:32
  • search: he finished on the podium three times already
    October 10, 2019, 15:32
  • Lance: Ursn is finished too
    October 10, 2019, 15:32
  • search: and Uran
    October 10, 2019, 15:32
  • Lance: Dan Martin is finished anyway.
    October 10, 2019, 15:32
  • Lance: only Alaphilipe and Pinot missing
    October 10, 2019, 15:31
  • Lance: Nibali will DNF
    October 10, 2019, 15:31
  • Lance: he's there to win
    October 10, 2019, 15:31
  • Lance: lol no
    October 10, 2019, 15:30
  • search: Teuns will DNF anyway
    October 10, 2019, 15:30

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