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03 Oct 2018 17:59

Anquetil didn’t ride home to Normandy after winning B-P. Which would have been shorter than Wellens and DeGendt’s ride from Lombardy to Belgium.


I’m conflicted because I think it’s great that pro cyclists are doing big long trips like this nowadays (see Warbasse and Dunne, I think I read that some Sunweb lads did similar a couple seasons ago), but at the same time I’m insanely jealous that I can’t tell my work “hey, why don’t I just bike back to the office after visiting our site 50 miles away.”
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03 Oct 2018 18:03

Chad Haga also put in a pretty legendary 350 kms, 12 hour training ride last week to finish his season.
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03 Oct 2018 18:11

Guys, we are not talking about training ride, what is in the picture is a 557 km long pro race starting within 9 hours after winning the Dauphiné
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03 Oct 2018 20:26

DJ Sprtsch wrote:Guys, we are not talking about training ride, what is in the picture is a 557 km long pro race starting within 9 hours after winning the Dauphiné

Paced by a Derny for half of it, though.
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10 Oct 2018 22:30

DJ Sprtsch wrote:Guys, we are not talking about training ride, what is in the picture is a 557 km long pro race starting within 9 hours after winning the Dauphiné


Yes, of course, we know that. True hard man and all of that.

But the De Gendt/Wellens story is way more fun and quirky, and way more entertaining to think about in our day and age. Like I wonder do they have a route planned out . . .or will they just ride until they're done for the day and look for a hotel? :)
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