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  • search: no. Fortunately they still have the great Little Louis
    Today at 14:21
  • Joelsim: 3 weeks til the Giro, so not great for him
    Today at 14:20
  • search: ah, there he is. 19th
    Today at 14:20
  • search: OConnor still nowhere to be seen
    Today at 14:20
  • search: Balarcon 16th. Meh
    Today at 14:19
  • Joelsim: No!
    Today at 14:18
  • search: well, no need to have another look at the map
    Today at 14:16
  • search: Could be Kudus' first win in Europe - dependent on where exactly they are racing today ;)
    Today at 14:12
  • Joelsim: Remco coming back?
    Today at 14:12
  • search: allez allez
    Today at 14:10
  • Joelsim: Thibaut Pinto
    Today at 14:09
  • search: Pinto*
    Today at 14:07
  • search: where is Alarcon?! Pinot and Finetto chasing
    Today at 14:07
  • Joelsim: Aye, like a pig!
    Today at 14:07
  • search: young Remco still looks a bit fat :P
    Today at 14:06
  • search: :wave
    Today at 14:04
  • Joelsim: Remco!
    Today at 14:02
  • Joelsim: Hi mate
    Today at 13:36
  • search: should make it rathher harder than easier. They basically just scrapped the flattish part at the top
    Today at 11:01
  • search: stage shortened by 4k due to the weather
    Today at 11:00
  • search: ~~~~~~~~~Stage 5~~~~~~~~~~
    Today at 10:58
  • Leadbelly: ewan
    April 19, 2019, 13:18
  • Leadbelly: chute
    April 19, 2019, 13:17
  • Leadbelly: 2km to the "climb"
    April 19, 2019, 13:12
  • Leadbelly: i think lunch will take precedence over this
    April 19, 2019, 11:55
  • Leadbelly: just over 50km left
    April 19, 2019, 11:55
  • Leadbelly: and samli has dropped back too after picking up the Turkish Beauties sprint
    April 19, 2019, 10:39
  • Leadbelly: break: Mauricio Moreira (Caja Rural), Lucas De Rossi (Delko), Ander Barrenetxea (Euskadi) and Feritcan Samli (Turkey). Willems was in there, but sat up after taking the KoM
    April 19, 2019, 09:40
  • Leadbelly: ----------- Stage 4 ---------------
    April 19, 2019, 09:39
  • Archieboy: :cool
    April 16, 2019, 12:48
  • search: yep, me too
    April 16, 2019, 12:44
  • Archieboy: Good 4 out of 5 in predictions
    April 16, 2019, 12:42
  • search: yep, Bennett-Jakobsen-Ewan-Grosu-Consonni
    April 16, 2019, 12:41
  • search: Bennett wins, by the look of it
    April 16, 2019, 12:40
  • search: 3k to go, sprint incoming
    April 16, 2019, 12:37
  • search: BOTD: Bizhigitov (Astana), Robredo (BH), Fortunato (Neri), Oronte (Rally), De Vylder (Topsport) and Samli (Turkey)
    April 16, 2019, 09:30
  • search: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Tour of Turkey~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    April 15, 2019, 08:14
  • Mellow Velo: Pogocar 6 point bargain in Velogames again. I didn't pick him, but he is already in CQ profit. Lovely. :)
    April 13, 2019, 16:35
  • ciranda: would have been second
    April 13, 2019, 16:34
  • search: costs him the podium indeed
    April 13, 2019, 16:34
  • ciranda: so emotional
    April 13, 2019, 16:33
  • Drummer Boy: Oh what the hell just happened there...?@?@
    April 13, 2019, 16:33
  • Mellow Velo: Bit of farce at the end there, but it's just the podium, not the race.
    April 13, 2019, 16:33
  • Flo: Jeebus Buchmann lost his podium there
    April 13, 2019, 16:33
  • Archieboy: No
    April 13, 2019, 16:32
  • search: wrong way...
    April 13, 2019, 16:32
  • Drummer Boy: Impressive show of strength from Yates.
    April 13, 2019, 16:32
  • search: good fight there by Buchmann
    April 13, 2019, 16:26
  • Archieboy: Well done Smithy
    April 13, 2019, 16:25
  • Archieboy: Smithy just backed all the front group for the win
    April 13, 2019, 16:25
  • ciranda: neo, his second race after Andalucia
    April 13, 2019, 16:21
  • ciranda: nice day for Vingegaard who has stayed in Buchmann's group
    April 13, 2019, 16:21
  • Archieboy: Nah, Adam
    April 13, 2019, 16:21
  • ciranda: I think so but Ion is also fast
    April 13, 2019, 16:20
  • Mellow Velo: Pogocar going to take the stage, I wonder?
    April 13, 2019, 16:20
  • Mellow Velo: Basque Country: Absolutely stunning in the Sun, like the hill at the back of my house, in the wet. :lol
    April 13, 2019, 16:06
  • Mellow Velo: This 2nd cat is longer but the first half is shallow. Steeper in the final 3kms.
    April 13, 2019, 15:55
  • Mellow Velo: You would think that. He didn't have great legs when the initial attack happened.
    April 13, 2019, 15:53
  • search: but he probably did too much work already
    April 13, 2019, 15:51
  • search: maybe he can go with Landa or so on the final climb
    April 13, 2019, 15:51
  • Flo: That's rough
    April 13, 2019, 15:40
  • Flo: Almost 2 minutes, and he came within 15s on the descent :?
    April 13, 2019, 15:40
  • Flo: I guess it worked for the flat part but then uphill I don't really see the value except mentally.. it might be good to have some support.. but Buchmann would have climbed much faster on his own
    April 13, 2019, 15:40
  • Flo: Yeah I suppose you're right MV
    April 13, 2019, 15:39
  • Mellow Velo: Especially, as you say with Dumbass Movistar always around to do the wrong thing. :D
    April 13, 2019, 15:38
  • Mellow Velo: Sorry Flo, to answer the earlier question. Yes on balance. I reckon Buchmann would have blown completely doing it all against 5.
    April 13, 2019, 15:37
  • Mellow Velo: Kirby's is absolutely tortuous today. Hugh Carthy waiting for Schachmann. :S Manny Manny Manny Buchmann.  :angry
    April 13, 2019, 15:36
  • Flo: Dumb ass movistar working for Landa's 7th place
    April 13, 2019, 15:34
  • Flo: Basque country looks beautiful when it's not raining
    April 13, 2019, 15:28
  • Flo: Do you think it was a good idea to wait for Schachmann group? I think Buchmann lost time there and didn't gain much in return. And Schachmann is surely not going fast enough uphill.
    April 13, 2019, 15:26
  • Mellow Velo: At least now he's got EF troops as well as Konrad and Scachmann.
    April 13, 2019, 15:14
  • Mellow Velo: The next climb is the hardest by some way...
    April 13, 2019, 15:09
  • Mellow Velo: :wave
    April 13, 2019, 15:08
  • Mellow Velo: Buchmann digging deep to close down the break before the climb, but is it too much?
    April 13, 2019, 15:08
  • Archieboy: G'day all
    April 13, 2019, 15:08
  • search: mechanical for Landa
    April 13, 2019, 14:54
  • Mellow Velo: Buchmann isolated and getting worked over by the Astana duo, but UAE come to the rescue.
    April 13, 2019, 14:54
  • Mellow Velo: Well, Astana are already down to one tactic. Dumbos fail to get anyone into the break.
    April 13, 2019, 14:36
  • Mellow Velo: Spot on. Live with 75 and on that 3rd cat. :)
    April 13, 2019, 14:34
  • search: Diego Ulissi & Sergio Henao (UAE) are in front as well
    April 13, 2019, 14:21
  • search: +40s:  Slagter, Fernandez, Armirail & Strakhov. Peloton +1 minute
    April 13, 2019, 14:17
  • search: BOTD: Rojas, Verona, Aranburu, Devenyns, Van Der Sande, Navarro, Golas, Howson, De Marchi, Mollema, Herrada, Vingegaard, Bravo, Quintero.
    April 13, 2019, 14:17
  • search: last year we had ~50 abandonies by the way. How many will it be today? :P
    April 13, 2019, 14:03
  • search: yep. 19 riders in front at the moment. Only by a couple of seconds though
    April 13, 2019, 14:02
  • Mellow Velo: Only just started, so we should get a big chunk of live coverage, probably starting somehwere around the last 3rd cat climb.
    April 13, 2019, 13:56
  • Mellow Velo: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Stage 6~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    April 13, 2019, 13:55
  • search: he is not really the most marketable kind of person anyway, tbh ;)
    April 12, 2019, 16:40
  • Drummer Boy: Good for product placement, I suppose, but it seems silly and I'd rather see the rider.
    April 12, 2019, 16:34
  • Drummer Boy: Maybe remove the helmet and glasses for the post-race interview? Just a thought.
    April 12, 2019, 16:33
  • LukasCPH: And with that, my quick visit to Euskadi is over :wave
    April 12, 2019, 16:30
  • LukasCPH: Yup. Bora in the driving seat. 4 of 5 stages, GC lead throughout - tomorrow's the day.
    April 12, 2019, 16:30
  • Mellow Velo: Bora Ion Bora
    April 12, 2019, 16:29
  • Drummer Boy: On the hoods and pedaling hard, so not a very steep descent
    April 12, 2019, 16:26
  • LukasCPH: So #bora did the old 2008 CSC on Alpe d'Huez :D
    April 12, 2019, 16:25
  • Mellow Velo: Well, around 1 minute.
    April 12, 2019, 16:25
  • LukasCPH: LOL
    April 12, 2019, 16:24
  • search: he'll take it by over a minute
    April 12, 2019, 16:24
  • Mellow Velo: No. Buchmann
    April 12, 2019, 16:24
  • search: no, Buchmann
    April 12, 2019, 16:24
  • LukasCPH: Ion Izagirre in virtual #yellow now?
    April 12, 2019, 16:24
  • Mellow Velo: The crowds are always the same on Arrate
    April 12, 2019, 16:23
  • ciranda: also Sanchez should not have stayed ahead after the last mountain
    April 12, 2019, 16:23
  • Mellow Velo: They aren't even prepared to ride to distance Schachmann.
    April 12, 2019, 16:22
  • LukasCPH: It may well be, ciranda, but it's in between Ronde and Roubaix. SO ...
    April 12, 2019, 16:22
  • Drummer Boy: Dense crowd, with some dumb photogs
    April 12, 2019, 16:22
  • search: the good weather is more of a surprise :P
    April 12, 2019, 16:22
  • LukasCPH: Holy cow, the crowds :o
    April 12, 2019, 16:21
  • ciranda: that's crazy, it's the best race
    April 12, 2019, 16:21
  • Mellow Velo: Bora had a game plan, Astana don't even have a clear leader.
    April 12, 2019, 16:21
  • LukasCPH: :hi first time in ages I'm watching an Itzulia stage
    April 12, 2019, 16:21
  • ciranda: Buchmann hardly loses time and probably could have stayed w the Astanas and Yates
    April 12, 2019, 16:19
  • search: 10-20s on the others
    April 12, 2019, 16:15
  • Drummer Boy: sorry, weird. Post didn't show up first time, even after refreshing.
    April 12, 2019, 16:15
  • search: a minute on Schachmann
    April 12, 2019, 16:15
  • Drummer Boy: How much of a gap does he need at the line for GC?
    April 12, 2019, 16:14
  • Mellow Velo: Schachmann out the back, but now they muck about with eachother
    April 12, 2019, 16:14
  • Drummer Boy: How much of a gap does he need at the line for GC?
    April 12, 2019, 16:13
  • Mellow Velo: Pantani-esque from Landa.
    April 12, 2019, 16:13
  • search: question is only whether he'll also take the gc or not
    April 12, 2019, 16:11
  • search: pretty sure he has the stage in the bag
    April 12, 2019, 16:11
  • Drummer Boy: I would think he only needs 20 seconds going over the top to hang on then.
    April 12, 2019, 16:10
  • Mellow Velo: He's doing another Mallorca Challenge.
    April 12, 2019, 16:06
  • Mellow Velo: Only Birdsong and Brother Ion.
    April 12, 2019, 16:05
  • Drummer Boy: More interesting trivia: [link]
    April 12, 2019, 16:05
  • search: or not. That's #movistar Landa. Looked like Astana from the heli
    April 12, 2019, 16:05
  • Mellow Velo: Could be game over. Gorka steadily losing time to Buchmann.
    April 12, 2019, 16:04
  • search: ah, maybe he is, there's another Astana rider at he back
    April 12, 2019, 16:04
  • search: don't think so
    April 12, 2019, 16:04
  • ciranda: is Bilbao not still around?
    April 12, 2019, 16:03
  • ciranda: tour of the borasque country
    April 12, 2019, 16:02
  • search: and Gorkas has done a lot of work already. Astana may need to decide to fo for one leader
    April 12, 2019, 16:02
  • search: strong*
    April 12, 2019, 16:00
  • search: yeah, he looks trong indeed
    April 12, 2019, 16:00
  • ciranda: so when Schachmann is tired after three stage wins it turns out Buchmann is even stronger
    April 12, 2019, 15:57
  • Joelsim: This is like a TOC climb
    April 12, 2019, 15:50
  • search: so, after 120k full gas, now there is a standstill
    April 12, 2019, 15:38
  • Drummer Boy: Ah, lucky for them it's dry then.
    April 12, 2019, 15:34
  • Mellow Velo: Technical, fast and about 2kms.
    April 12, 2019, 15:33
  • Mellow Velo: It always ends on this downhill.
    April 12, 2019, 15:32
  • Mellow Velo: The next limb has 1.5km at just under 10%, but it looks more like another launch pad for the hopefuls.
    April 12, 2019, 15:32
  • Drummer Boy: Wait, so this ends on a downhill? I thought it was a MTF.
    April 12, 2019, 15:31
  • Mellow Velo: He's deffo trying to ride a la Dumoulin, though.
    April 12, 2019, 15:30
  • search: yeah, he is doing well though, pacing himself, not Alaphilippe style ;)
    April 12, 2019, 15:30
  • Mellow Velo: They haven't really kicked off yet and the effect will be cumulative
    April 12, 2019, 15:29
  • Joelsim: They just can’t shake Schach.
    April 12, 2019, 15:27
  • Drummer Boy: :D
    April 12, 2019, 15:26
  • Mellow Velo: yeah, or somebody he knows as our illustrious commentators noted. :fp :D
    April 12, 2019, 15:25
  • Flo: Nice moment between Luisle and his brother there
    April 12, 2019, 15:23
  • Mellow Velo: Seems to doing a Dumoulin.
    April 12, 2019, 15:14
  • Mellow Velo: Schachmann on the drift
    April 12, 2019, 15:11
  • Drummer Boy: KM 46.0
    April 12, 2019, 15:04
  • search: first time I see #manzana
    April 12, 2019, 14:56
  • Drummer Boy: Is that Brian Smith with Kirby I'm listening to? His accent sounds thicker than usual.  :S
    April 12, 2019, 14:52
  • Joelsim: All over the place already
    April 12, 2019, 14:44
  • Drummer Boy: 64.0 km
    April 12, 2019, 14:41
  • Drummer Boy: [link]
    April 12, 2019, 14:36
  • Joelsim: Huw duw
    April 12, 2019, 14:29
  • search: attacks from the start, still no breakaway
    April 12, 2019, 14:29
  • search: looks like a fun stage so far
    April 12, 2019, 14:29
  • Mellow Velo: Duw due. :D :D
    April 12, 2019, 14:12
  • Mellow Velo: And he is duw to race Brabanse on Wednesday.
    April 12, 2019, 14:12
  • Joelsim: Feeling ill at the end of the stage yesterday I gather
    April 12, 2019, 14:09
  • Mellow Velo: Given he's better suited to these climbs and the weather is better today and tomorrow.
    April 12, 2019, 14:08
  • Mellow Velo: Nothing. I just wonder why. Perhaps he fell yesterday?
    April 12, 2019, 14:05
  • Joelsim: What do you mean?
    April 12, 2019, 13:53
  • Mellow Velo: That's a surprise. I wonder why....
    April 12, 2019, 13:33
  • Joelsim: Oomen DNS
    April 12, 2019, 13:03
  • Joelsim: Looking forward to today.
    April 12, 2019, 12:19
  • Joelsim: ————stage 5————
    April 12, 2019, 12:19
  • Mellow Velo: Had to Pogocar. Martin would have crashed, descending like that. :D
    April 11, 2019, 16:28
  • Mellow Velo: Young Hirschi up there again. looks to be some rider.
    April 11, 2019, 16:27
  • search: Martin wouldn't come that close in a sprint ;)
    April 11, 2019, 16:27
  • search: Pogacar
    April 11, 2019, 16:27
  • Leadbelly: doesnt look like martin from head-on
    April 11, 2019, 16:27
  • Mellow Velo: Yates failed to pick up any bonuses.
    April 11, 2019, 16:26
  • Mellow Velo: The obvious favourite wins
    April 11, 2019, 16:26
  • search: well, taking a shortcut certainly helps though :D
    April 11, 2019, 16:24
  • search: yeah. Fuglsang losing ground though
    April 11, 2019, 16:24
  • Leadbelly: well they have more than 10 metres
    April 11, 2019, 16:23
  • Mellow Velo: The descent is going to be a real brown shorts hail Mary.
    April 11, 2019, 16:19
  • Mellow Velo: Yeah, Ion was down and pretty much straight back up.
    April 11, 2019, 16:18
  • Mellow Velo: And why must Basque Country pinch Paris-Roubaix's weather every year? :lol
    April 11, 2019, 16:18
  • Leadbelly: fraile bringing up ion(?)
    April 11, 2019, 16:17
  • Mellow Velo: Is crashing the new tactic to beat the opposition? :D
    April 11, 2019, 16:17
  • Leadbelly: this climb must be starting soon
    April 11, 2019, 16:15
  • Mellow Velo: Lutsenko, Pete Serry...
    April 11, 2019, 16:15
  • Mellow Velo: Where is brother Ion?
    April 11, 2019, 16:15
  • search: Pello down... :fp
    April 11, 2019, 16:14
  • Mellow Velo: Astana pile up. DQS down again
    April 11, 2019, 16:14
  • Leadbelly: woops
    April 11, 2019, 16:14
  • Joelsim: Or Fraile.
    April 11, 2019, 16:00
  • Mellow Velo: ............yes, you guessed it, Si Clarke. :fp
    April 11, 2019, 16:00
  • Mellow Velo: Next breath, when Kirby sees EF moving up, he says it's for.........
    April 11, 2019, 15:59
  • Mellow Velo: Brian Smith did a long speel about Martinez by 48 seconds on GC and the team were riding for him.
    April 11, 2019, 15:59
  • Mellow Velo: Cos he's an idiot, Joel.
    April 11, 2019, 15:58
  • Mellow Velo: Bora now 1-2 on GC.
    April 11, 2019, 15:57
  • Joelsim: Why does Kirby keep going on about Madouas when Gaudu is clearly the leader for GC?
    April 11, 2019, 15:57
  • Leadbelly: cant see it happening
    April 11, 2019, 15:55
  • Drummer Boy: So they're not likely to hold this lead with short climbs to come, are they?
    April 11, 2019, 15:52
  • search: battery pack inside the seat tube... let's see if the ipad finds that one at least :P
    April 11, 2019, 15:34

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