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Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Milano-Torino)
« Reply #60 on: October 09, 2019, 07:28 »
they are showing almost every race of the Ciclismo Cup for two or three years already - apart from those organized by RCS. So Milano Torino will be on Rai (and l'Equipe, Eurosport, and so on) instead
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Milano-Torino)
    « Reply #61 on: October 09, 2019, 12:45 »
    another DNF for #rainbow Mads Pedersen incoming today, I guess :D



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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Milano-Torino)
    « Reply #62 on: October 09, 2019, 21:09 »
    yep. No idea if it was related to the pre-race champage or not though ;).

    Afterall, the 100th edition of Milano Torino turned to be quite similar to the ones from the last years: entertaining for 15 minutes. For a while it looked like #ef Michael Woods did everything he could not to win the race - but in the end he was just by far the strongest

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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Milano-Torino)
    « Reply #63 on: October 09, 2019, 22:14 »
    What...is up...with Bala's belly?!  :S

    He's adopted that same "prego" look that Quintana was seen sporting recently. Surely it can't just be the jersey!?



    What the hell is that?  :D
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Gran Piemonte)
    « Reply #64 on: October 10, 2019, 08:30 »
    Il Gran Piemonte

    Thursday, October 10th

    Next one is the Giro del Piemonte today



    Since its re-introduction the race has seen some route changes, from a a lumpy sprinters-/puncheurs race to a completely flat one last year - and now we have a mountain-top finish, for whatever reason.



    On paper not too bad a finish (although it's a bit of a one-dimensional week of racing now), but problem is of course that lots of riders don't want to go too deep just two days before Lombardia.

    There are still 11 WT teams in the race though, and some more than decent riders. Among them #ineos Bernal, #uae Dan Martin, #arkea Barguil, #bora Majka & Buchmann, #movistar Carapaz & Verona, #bahrain Pernsteiner, #astana Villella & Gorka Izagirre, #gazprom Vlasov & Cherkasov, #neri Visconti or #katusha Zakarin.

    Same as last year, the race is also live on Eurosport (2) again.
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Gran Piemonte)
    « Reply #65 on: October 11, 2019, 07:55 »
    well, we haven't seen a dominating "Sky pushes from the front and takes a 1-2 in the end" for quite a while. That's about it though.



    Also the basilica looked nice, but it was not a good race at all. Most other big names just retired early on.



    Silver Fox and #androni friends secured the Ciclismo Cup

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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Giro di Lombardia)
    « Reply #66 on: October 11, 2019, 08:07 »
    Giro di Lombardia

    Saturday, October 12th

    As usual, a beautiful, challenging 243km route from Bergamo to Como, featuring 4,000m of total elevation, culminates with a final section that places a series of steep climbs – including Muro di Sormano, Ghisallo, Civiglio and San Fermo della Battaglia – stands between the riders and final victory:



    Taken out after a landslide last year, the San Fermo della Battaglia finale is back in



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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Giro di Lombardia)
    « Reply #67 on: October 11, 2019, 13:51 »
    So Movistar came to their senses, and Valverde will be at the start line after all instead of Quintana? Or was that all just disinformation to begin with?

    Also:
    That #jumbo lineup looks hella strong.  :cool


    #movistar vs #jumbo vs #ineos should be fun to watch.
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Giro di Lombardia)
    « Reply #68 on: October 11, 2019, 15:13 »
    It seems that NBC Sports won't be offering Lombardia at all. Not on their "Olympic" Channel (my usual source) or even through their paid subscription "Gold" streaming service.

    They will be offering Paris-Tours the following day though (subscription only).

     :S
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Giro di Lombardia)
    « Reply #69 on: October 11, 2019, 18:47 »
    As most (all?) RCS races it's live on Flobikes and fubo.tv in the US
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Giro di Lombardia)
    « Reply #70 on: October 12, 2019, 08:16 »
    the final star ratings of the year?!

    *be Het Nieuwsblad
    :*:*:*:*:* Roglic
    :*:*:*:* Fuglsang, Bernal
    :*:*:* Nibali, Woods, Valverde
    :*:* Benoot, A. Yates, Gaudu, Mollema
    :* Wellens, Teuns, Gilbert, Haig, Latour

    Gilbert says he's here "not for the show", but he'd need a super day to make it over Civiglio. Benoot just did a two-week altitude training camp, when he heard that he wouldn't go to Yorkshire, he made Lombardia to "his World Championships".

    *fr l'Équipe
    :*:*:*:*:* Roglic
    :*:*:*:* Nibali, Bernal
    :*:*:* Woods, Valverde, Teuns
    :*:* Moscon, Gaudu, Fuglsang, A. Yates
    :* Wellens, Mollema, Majka, Buchmann, Formolo

    *lu le Quotidien
    :*:*:*:*:* Roglic
    :*:*:*:* Bernal, Nibali
    :*:*:* Valverde, Woods
    :*:* Fuglsang, A. Yates, D. Martin
    :* Mollema, Gaudu, Benoot, Gilbert, Latour
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Giro di Lombardia)
    « Reply #71 on: October 12, 2019, 16:26 »
    That was fun.  :)

    Mr. one-star :* Mollema himself surprised everyone.  :D :win

    Nicely timed attack when he knew the others would hesitate. He executed it to perfection.

    https://twitter.com/TrekSegafredo/status/1183027865828257793



    Roglič put in an impressive late attack that appeared to guarantee him the 2nd place on the podium, but his effort was apparently too much to sustain as Valverde claimed his rightful ownership to the step below the top.
     :D

    It was a sprint to the line between Bala and...Egan Bernal!  :o

    I'll post some interesting state below regarding just that.
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Giro di Lombardia)
    « Reply #72 on: October 12, 2019, 16:48 »
    In the chat box, I pondered just how long it's been since a Tour de France winner stood on the podium at Il Lombardia.

    I couldn't resist the research. As it turns out, it's been forty years!

    Along the way, I uncovered just how rare a feat it is. First I went all the back to WWII, then couldn't find a reason not to explore the entire history of both races.

    So without further ado...

    2019 - Egan Bernal 1st in TdF; 3rd in Lombardia

    1979 - Bernard Hinault wins both
    1978 - Bernard Hinault 1st in TdF; 3rd in Lombardia

    1974 - Eddie Merkx 1st in TdF; 2nd in Lombardia
    1972 - Eddie Merkx wins both
    1971 - Eddie Merkx wins both

    Then another big gap in time

    1949 - Fausto Coppi wins both

    The pre-war:
    1938 - Gino Bartali 1st in TdF; 2nd in Lombardia

    And that's it! (Although I'm glad to be corrected if my research turns out to be flawed.)

    But winning the Tour de France and placing at Il Lombardia in the same year turns out to be an extremely rare event, reserved only for the most legendary of riders. Winning both even rarer still.

    And Bernal is only 22-years-old.









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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Giro di Lombardia)
    « Reply #73 on: October 12, 2019, 20:58 »
    Having watched a recording after the penultimate day of «my moving out nightmare» I can´t help but thinking that
     1) IL Lombardia is one of the best races 0n the calendar (monument for a reason)
    2) this edition was great too, but I enjoyed last year´s even more
    3) counting Dan Martin, Thibaut Pinot and now also Bauke Mollema as winners in the last decade, what is it about this race that seems to shake off the racers that I really don’t like and qualify the ones I really think deserves to win a big race? (Read: Alejandro, Alejandro Ale-Ale-jandro - you’ll never get this one  :P)

    The Diesel engine from the gas field city :win Bauke!
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Giro di Lombardia)
    « Reply #74 on: October 13, 2019, 11:37 »
    I've only watched the last ten kilometers in replay on the clip below but well deserved win for a great rider. I've always had a soft spot for the Great Bauke Mollema because in his early years he would always turn around 80 race days a year. Then he cut down a bit. I don't know how heavy his calendar was this year but for a rider of this height and weight it was phenomenal. Not surprising that he had Pfeiffer disease.

    It must've been quite a thriller to watch it live (though well I watched without knowing the outcome  :cool) but the last three kilometers were descending, so that was in his favour. Surviving San Fermo della Battaglia alone in the lead while not being a time-trialist is quite a feat. When did he attack?

    Just realise that he was only the third Dutchie to win the Tour of Lombardy after Jo De Roo in 1962 and 1963 and Hennie Kuiper in 1981. So 38 years after Hennie Kuiper, a Dutchman wins the Tour of Lombardy !!!!


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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Giro di Lombardia)
    « Reply #75 on: October 14, 2019, 08:13 »
    He attacked on the Civiglio climb

    #sunweb Jan Bakelants crashed on the Sormono descent by the way, same as two years ago. He wanted to do Lombardia to finally forget about his bad crash from 2017, but that didn't quite work out. Now he'll never do the race again, he says.

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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Tre Valli Varesine)
    « Reply #76 on: October 17, 2019, 08:14 »
    I had no idea there was a perfectly good, commercial-free, Youtube live stream of this race.  :(

    Now I have to wonder: Was this case with the previous races as well? :slow
    The YouTube channel of PMG Sport is always worth checking with Italian races.
    More often than not, it's only a post-race highlights show, but sometimes it's live.
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Milano-Torino)
    « Reply #77 on: October 17, 2019, 08:18 »
    What...is up...with Bala's belly?!  :S

    He's adopted that same "prego" look that Quintana was seen sporting recently. Surely it can't just be the jersey!?



    What the hell is that?  :D
    It's an optical illusion - one of the bands hanging down from Woods' flowers makes Valverde look like that. ;)
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