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25 Jul 2018 13:50

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25 Jul 2018 15:12

movingtarget wrote:Gilbert is usually a very good descender. Unusual error for him. Could have been much worse.

IMO he reacted to that white square on the road (cant tell if its paint or something to cover a pot hole).
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Why did Gilbert crash?

26 Jul 2018 18:35

Why did Gilbert crash?

If you watch the clip on Youtube in slow mo it looks like he's following the line of the motorcyclist and all is well until suddenly a square patch of white paint at the road edge appears directly in his intended path which seems to spook him. Instead of counter-steering and leaning into the curve he remains upright and starts heading off his line. As he passes the square it looks like he could have hard counter-steered to get back to the necessary lean for that curve at that speed, but at that point he's already unclipped, braking and skidding. Target fixation, perhaps?
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23 Sep 2018 15:51

shalgo wrote:Amazingly—especially considering how good Quickstep has been this year—this injury means that Gilbert will not get a victory this year. The last time he didn’t get a win in a season was 2002, when he was only a trainee in the autumn.

Well, Gilbert managed to get a win in his first race back from injury and thus keep his 16-year streak of getting at least one win per season alive.
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23 Sep 2018 18:26

shalgo wrote:
shalgo wrote:Amazingly—especially considering how good Quickstep has been this year—this injury means that Gilbert will not get a victory this year. The last time he didn’t get a win in a season was 2002, when he was only a trainee in the autumn.

Well, Gilbert managed to get a win in his first race back from injury and thus keep his 16-year streak of getting at least one win per season alive.


Such an impressive comeback. Great rider.
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23 Sep 2018 19:11

Impressive
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23 Sep 2018 19:25

That is good that he was able to win this year after injury. Hopefully he can get the rest of the monuments.
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