Log in:  

Register

WC Crit on Grass - Lievin

Skinny tyres, drop handlebars and mud. Lots of mud.

Moderator: Eshnar

WC Crit on Grass - Lievin

15 Jan 2012 14:42

Boring course. No mud. Limited running and few technical sections, if any.

Podium is set except for the order. Chasing group is out of it.
User avatar Moose McKnuckles
Veteran
 
Posts: 8,874
Joined: 07 Nov 2009 05:48

16 Jan 2012 06:06

I agree, I didn't understand Stybar was so happy at the end
vcnzone
Newly Registered Member
 
Posts: 6
Joined: 09 Nov 2011 21:47

16 Jan 2012 16:34

The course was pretty icy in some spots. There was a big U-bend where Sven dabbed his foot almost every lap. I saw some pictures from early in the day, looked really icy then.
spencerdowning
Newly Registered Member
 
Posts: 6
Joined: 05 Jan 2012 19:37

16 Jan 2012 23:30

vcnzone wrote:I agree, I didn't understand Stybar was so happy at the end

I would be pretty happy too if I won a World Cup race, even if it was a fast, easy course. I'm sure Kevin would agree on the non-technical, non-running part when on the last lap he tripped on a step while running, putting an end to his plan to sit on and out sprint Stybar. where was Boom? seemed like a good course for him, and a decent race by the Americans
long live Zesdaagse!
User avatar CobbleStoner
Member
 
Posts: 440
Joined: 11 Jun 2011 08:17

17 Jan 2012 00:34

CobbleStoner wrote:I would be pretty happy too if I won a World Cup race, even if it was a fast, easy course. I'm sure Kevin would agree on the non-technical, non-running part when on the last lap he tripped on a step while running, putting an end to his plan to sit on and out sprint Stybar. where was Boom? seemed like a good course for him, and a decent race by the Americans


Because Pauwels tripped on a stair, that makes it a technical course?

This was far from any sort of technical course. You want technical, look at Koksijde, or Hoogelde-Gits. This was a crit.

Boom is getting ready for the road. His cross season is only for fun.
User avatar Moose McKnuckles
Veteran
 
Posts: 8,874
Joined: 07 Nov 2009 05:48

17 Jan 2012 04:15

vcnzone wrote:I agree, I didn't understand Stybar was so happy at the end


He's so happy because it's his first win in the last two months......I think this victory is very important for his self-confidence.
User avatar Jiaying
Newly Registered Member
 
Posts: 9
Joined: 23 Nov 2010 13:11

17 Jan 2012 08:13

Moose McKnuckles wrote:Because Pauwels tripped on a stair, that makes it a technical course?

This was far from any sort of technical course. You want technical, look at Koksijde, or Hoogelde-Gits. This was a crit.

Boom is getting ready for the road. His cross season is only for fun.


my point was more about in cyclocross how anything can happen, a very non-technical course race was decided by a mistake in the technical section
long live Zesdaagse!
User avatar CobbleStoner
Member
 
Posts: 440
Joined: 11 Jun 2011 08:17

17 Jan 2012 20:21

The Lievin course was actually quite a bit technical, it just wasn't something that translated well to the TV. If you were there the day of it was iced over until sometime just before the women's race.

Most of the course was a thin layer of slippy mud with ice below the surface. It was technical, but not in the standard Belgian off-camber style. The elevation changes made for some very tricky decent.
GreggGermer
Junior Member
 
Posts: 64
Joined: 11 Mar 2010 19:17
Location: Oudenaarde, Belgium


Return to General

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Back to top