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14 Jan 2018 10:04

dusty red roads wrote:Boo, hiss! VPN working fine on 9now stream and 2 laps to go and they decided to cut it off to show the bloody cricket :mad: :mad:

Better than that, it was to tell us we can’t stream the cricket :mad:
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14 Jan 2018 10:07

42x16ss wrote:
dusty red roads wrote:Boo, hiss! VPN working fine on 9now stream and 2 laps to go and they decided to cut it off to show the bloody cricket :mad: :mad:

Better than that, it was to tell us we can’t stream the cricket :mad:


:mad:
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14 Jan 2018 10:12

Velolover2 wrote:The last 100 metres were uphill? It looked somewhat steep which is in Sagan's favor.

And who was the guy who crashed?


That was Sky's Kristoffer Halvorsen. According to Twitter he is okay.
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14 Jan 2018 10:16

Sagan only went with 100m to go, thanks to the lead-out of Greipel ;) I'm not sure what the distance was for Ewan, but I think it was around 200m to go.
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14 Jan 2018 10:17

Ewan went to early which is surprising considering his experience at the circuit. He does need Mezgec in the TDF.
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14 Jan 2018 11:57

Max Rockatansky wrote:
Velolover2 wrote:The last 100 metres were uphill? It looked somewhat steep which is in Sagan's favor.

And who was the guy who crashed?


That was Sky's Kristoffer Halvorsen. According to Twitter he is okay.

Kristoffer Halvorsen crashed as the sprint unfolded and X-rays have confirmed that he has fractured a bone in his right hand, ruling him out of the Tour Down Under.
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14 Jan 2018 12:01

Sagan definitely does not look like he is going to become mountain goat. :D

Is it only me who thinks he is even bulkier than last year.

However. News, that he is going to ride Amstel might indicate that he will give it a try
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14 Jan 2018 12:02

Tim Booth wrote:
Max Rockatansky wrote:
Velolover2 wrote:The last 100 metres were uphill? It looked somewhat steep which is in Sagan's favor.

And who was the guy who crashed?


That was Sky's Kristoffer Halvorsen. According to Twitter he is okay.

Kristoffer Halvorsen crashed as the sprint unfolded and X-rays have confirmed that he has fractured a bone in his right hand, ruling him out of the Tour Down Under.

Thats some pretty ****** news..
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14 Jan 2018 13:50

I will take Viviani for stage one - He was a million miles back with a 100 metres to go, so it was a phenomenal effort to finish 4th.
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15 Jan 2018 03:10

Tim Booth wrote:
Max Rockatansky wrote:
Velolover2 wrote:The last 100 metres were uphill? It looked somewhat steep which is in Sagan's favor.

And who was the guy who crashed?


That was Sky's Kristoffer Halvorsen. According to Twitter he is okay.

Kristoffer Halvorsen crashed as the sprint unfolded and X-rays have confirmed that he has fractured a bone in his right hand, ruling him out of the Tour Down Under.


Poor guy. That sucks big time. I can't imagine anything worse than getting injured in some f..king mandatory, pointless crit race that does not count for anything.

Seriously, its time to cancel this mandatory $H!T show, ... at least this pointless criterium ... nobody cares, it's not even on TV, just cancel it once and for good.
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15 Jan 2018 03:39

Jancouver wrote:
Tim Booth wrote:
Max Rockatansky wrote:
Velolover2 wrote:The last 100 metres were uphill? It looked somewhat steep which is in Sagan's favor.

And who was the guy who crashed?


That was Sky's Kristoffer Halvorsen. According to Twitter he is okay.

Kristoffer Halvorsen crashed as the sprint unfolded and X-rays have confirmed that he has fractured a bone in his right hand, ruling him out of the Tour Down Under.


Poor guy. That sucks big time. I can't imagine anything worse than getting injured in some f..king mandatory, pointless crit race that does not count for anything.

Seriously, its time to cancel this mandatory $H!T show, ... at least this pointless criterium ... nobody cares, it's not even on TV, just cancel it once and for good.


I don't know how these crits work. Is it mandatory if you wanna ride the TdU? Or mandatory cause his team says "you must ride this crit?"
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15 Jan 2018 04:21

Jspear wrote:
Jancouver wrote:
Tim Booth wrote:
Max Rockatansky wrote:
Velolover2 wrote:The last 100 metres were uphill? It looked somewhat steep which is in Sagan's favor.

And who was the guy who crashed?


That was Sky's Kristoffer Halvorsen. According to Twitter he is okay.

Kristoffer Halvorsen crashed as the sprint unfolded and X-rays have confirmed that he has fractured a bone in his right hand, ruling him out of the Tour Down Under.


Poor guy. That sucks big time. I can't imagine anything worse than getting injured in some f..king mandatory, pointless crit race that does not count for anything.

Seriously, its time to cancel this mandatory $H!T show, ... at least this pointless criterium ... nobody cares, it's not even on TV, just cancel it once and for good.


I don't know how these crits work. Is it mandatory if you wanna ride the TdU? Or mandatory cause his team says "you must ride this crit?"

Mandatory for the team to participate
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15 Jan 2018 17:53

swuzzlebubble wrote:Mandatory for the team to participate


Definitely an odd obligation. The TDU is obligatory for WT teams as one of the pre-expansion WT events, but the morality of the organisers insisting that teams participate in the criterium as well is suspect. The crit has no UCI standing, so although they might claim it is compulsory, what sanction can they bring against a team that refuses to participate? They are not allowed to exclude them from the TDU, it seems to be something they claim is mandatory but they would actually have no way of imposing that.
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15 Jan 2018 18:01

Why discuss a problem that doesn't exist? I haven't heard any complains from the teams about the crit. The riders seem to be happy to "race" a bit before the big event. And the local fans love it.
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15 Jan 2018 18:13

An idea could be to say that the teams are only allowed to start with - say - four riders. This way the peloton wouldn't be so big when going through the tight corner (or in the straight passages...) and it would be harder for one team the go up and just take control.
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15 Jan 2018 18:41

The whole thing seems to be a typical UCI ignore-the-rulebook fudge anyway.

By my reading of UCI Road Race rule 2.1.009, World Tour team riders are not even allowed to participate in the event:
2.1.009
Only the following teams and riders may participate in national events:
Provisions for events outside of Europe


UCI Professional continental teams of the country with the approval of their national federation;
UCI continental teams of the country;
regional and club teams;
national teams;
mixed teams

Only national teams may include riders from a team registered with the UCI.
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15 Jan 2018 18:46

Armchair cyclist wrote:The whole thing seems to be a typical UCI ignore-the-rulebook fudge anyway.

By my reading of UCI Road Race rule 2.1.009, World Tour team riders are not even allowed to participate in the event:
2.1.009
Only the following teams and riders may participate in national events:
Provisions for events outside of Europe


UCI Professional continental teams of the country with the approval of their national federation;
UCI continental teams of the country;
regional and club teams;
national teams;
mixed teams

Only national teams may include riders from a team registered with the UCI.


It's not a national event, it's a UCI registered 1.CRT race...
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15 Jan 2018 20:52

Bye Bye Bicycle wrote:
Armchair cyclist wrote:The whole thing seems to be a typical UCI ignore-the-rulebook fudge anyway.

By my reading of UCI Road Race rule 2.1.009, World Tour team riders are not even allowed to participate in the event:
2.1.009
Only the following teams and riders may participate in national events:
Provisions for events outside of Europe


UCI Professional continental teams of the country with the approval of their national federation;
UCI continental teams of the country;
regional and club teams;
national teams;
mixed teams

Only national teams may include riders from a team registered with the UCI.


It's not a national event, it's a UCI registered 1.CRT race...


Look, we all know you and all Aussies do love your little race but with all seriousness and honesty, do we really have to wait until some big name will get hurt to scrap this $H!T show?

How would the fans feel if the little midget or somebody like Sagan got injured for no reason and missed the whole or even part of the season?

What would you say then?

Ohhhh, I see, it's OK if a no-name rookie goes down huh?

C'mon, keep you little TDU, just don't make it mandatory and cancel the crit, that's all I have been asking for the last X years, and don't tell me I'm being unreasonable!
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15 Jan 2018 22:28

would also be helpful if the Aussies could get their startlist for the upside down Tour right

36. LAMBRECHT, Bjorg (BEL)
97. DOMONT, Axel (FRA)
166. HALVORSEN, Kristoffer (NOR)

still on the list
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15 Jan 2018 22:28

Bye Bye Bicycle wrote:
Armchair cyclist wrote:The whole thing seems to be a typical UCI ignore-the-rulebook fudge anyway.

By my reading of UCI Road Race rule 2.1.009, World Tour team riders are not even allowed to participate in the event:


It's not a national event, it's a UCI registered 1.CRT race...

Thank you: that's a classification I was unaware of.
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