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Old 04-17-11, 17:29
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I wacthed the amstel gold race instead, although maybe I shouldn't have, this race looks interesting... Who won?
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I wacthed the amstel gold race instead, although maybe I shouldn't have, this race looks interesting... Who won?
Vincent Jerome for Europcar and yes, it was a far, far better race.
Really unusual parcour to say the least!
Virtually no start turns, except for the race itself.
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Old 04-17-11, 18:01
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I will try to remember to watch it next year.. Although I will probably forget.. The french racing scene seems to be pretty interesting.

btw the races website is pretty cool well it has nice artwork...

http://www.tro-bro-leon.com/
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This race is amazing!
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Steephill has some video up now. It looks like a wonderful race. Great performance by Spidertech and especially nice to see the Canadian Champion jersey riding strong in Europe.
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It looks great...was that a big front lawn, they just passed?
Yup. The front lawn of the Kerouartz Castle. And this part was a new extension of that particular section. It wasn't on the route last year, according to commentator.




I'm sad for the two Fdjeux crossers Jeannesson and Chainel but they really looked tired at the end compared to Jérome.

Definitely the best race of the weekend. Glad you enjoyed it. More uphill sections than Roubaix and also more windy since it's at sea (wind exploded the peloton before coverage apparently).

Lol and good ole Gérard Rué, still fit.

Any live streams for GP Herning? I'm addicted to non-asphalt races?
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Old 04-18-11, 14:40
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Yup. The front lawn of the Kerouartz Castle. And this part was a new extension of that particular section. It wasn't on the route last year, according to commentator.
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+1. When I first saw the pic of the riders coming through that gate, I had to laugh at the audacity of it.



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I'm sad for the two Fdjeux crossers Jeannesson and Chainel but they really looked tired at the end compared to Jérome.
Is Jeannesson a crosser? I don't recall seeing him in the 'cross this offseason, and the main thing I remember his time at Caisse d'Epargne for is being quite useful as a climber - he was the last man with Arroyo on Zoncolán and he topped Vesuvio with The Boss in 2009.
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Old 04-19-11, 10:38
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Yup. He's a very decent one but mainly for French standard. And he has a real passion for it, actually.

Here's his palmarès: http://www.arnold-jeannesson.fr/Site.../Palmares.html

You notice that he wins a handful of French crosses every year, though he never comes to Belgium. His most famous performance being that 3rd place in the French Nats, this year.

I've been talking about his cyclocross skills and ambitions here: http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthr...t=12751&page=2

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+1. When I first saw the pic of the riders coming through that gate, I had to laugh at the audacity of it.
Lol. So gracious.

(Sorry for the size of my pic, don't know whether it can be reduced)

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Great info, Echoes. Thx for that!

I picked Chainel for the win in a German cycling game, so was a bit dissappointed in the end. I thought Europcar rode a hell of a race and were part of all the important action. Also had Hurel (I think) in a break with Jeanneson earlier and two-three guys in the pursuing group.

Also thought Ag2r should have done more to catch the last four in front - they definitely had the numbers to do it.
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