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Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2013, 23 Feb, (198 km) 1.HC

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20 Feb 2013 21:36

Are there any credible wind forecasts?
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20 Feb 2013 22:07

velosiped wrote:Are there any credible wind forecasts?


Yep http://www.weeronline.nl/Europa/Belgie/Gent/4054720

Cold wind from the north east with a 'feels like' temperature of -5 celsius.
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20 Feb 2013 22:59

staubsauger wrote:Hopefully either Sporza or RTBF will forget to activate the geo distraction on saturday and sunday.



BOOM ftw!


A Belgian proxy server will solve the problem if not. Google will assist.
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20 Feb 2013 23:15

Der Effe wrote:Yep http://www.weeronline.nl/Europa/Belgie/Gent/4054720

Cold wind from the north east with a 'feels like' temperature of -5 celsius.


Is that a head wind for the final kms?
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21 Feb 2013 02:21

Is this going to be on British Eurosport?
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21 Feb 2013 07:18

UncleTupelo wrote:Is that a head wind for the final kms?


unfortunately yes
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21 Feb 2013 08:43

Izzy eviel wrote:Is this going to be on British Eurosport?


Nope. Not on any Eurosport. Your options are:

1. Sporza stream (they might block it outside Belgium but there are ways around that)

2. Cycling.tv

3. Dodgy stream
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21 Feb 2013 11:10

Cult Classics wrote:Nope. Not on any Eurosport. Your options are:

1. Sporza stream (they might block it outside Belgium but there are ways around that)

2. Cycling.tv

3. Dodgy stream


4. RTBF (Sometimes their stream isn't blocked. I watched it a few years back there, but I don't speak any french)
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21 Feb 2013 14:36

MTN-Qhubeka - Gerald Ciolek, Ferekalsi Debesay, Ignatas Konovalovas, Andreas Stauff, Martin Reimer, Youcef Reguigui, Kristian Sbaragli e Johann Van Zyl
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21 Feb 2013 18:29

Cult Classics wrote:Nope. Not on any Eurosport. Your options are:

1. Sporza stream (they might block it outside Belgium but there are ways around that)



Last year Sporza wasn't blocked.
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21 Feb 2013 18:47

GP Blanco wrote:Last year Sporza wasn't blocked.


Aren't only races from outside Belgium blocked?
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21 Feb 2013 18:58

Not sure this link was posted yet: race timetable, so that those of us on the west coast U.S. can determine just how darn early we should try to wake up on Saturday morning :)

http://ohn.pro.p.assets.flandersclassics.be/files/1191/original/omloop2013-elite-men-timetable.pdf?1360056456
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21 Feb 2013 19:47

Cult Classics wrote:Nope. Not on any Eurosport. Your options are:

1. Sporza stream (they might block it outside Belgium but there are ways around that)

2. Cycling.tv

3. Dodgy stream


4. Not so dodgy stream :D
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21 Feb 2013 20:11

GP Blanco wrote:Last year Sporza wasn't blocked.


Seem to remember last year Sporza worked unblocked up to and including Gent-Wevelgem, but after that no dice.
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21 Feb 2013 20:13

Does anyone know what time the race will start? And what time we will start getting live video?
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21 Feb 2013 20:33

Afrank wrote:Does anyone know what time the race will start? And what time we will start getting live video?


I just posted the link to the timetable 4 posts above yours. Don't know what time coverage will begin though. For these March races there is usually a stream going by between 5:00-5:30 pacific time/1400-1430 CET. I'm usually not willing to wake before that on a weekend so I don't know if there will be coverage even earlier.
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21 Feb 2013 20:38

Oh, didn't see that, thanks! :)
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21 Feb 2013 20:58

Afrank wrote:Oh, didn't see that, thanks! :)


Okay, the RTBF (French-language) coverage is scheduled to start at 1400 CET/5:00am PST; although the RTBF stream is more often than not geo-restricted, while Sporza is easier to access (here in the U.S.).

http://www.rtbf.be/sport/cyclisme

Also, if you click on the Omloop news on the page I've linked, the article includes short video highlights of all the races back to 2007 and few going as far back as the 1980s.
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21 Feb 2013 21:10

Flamin wrote:unfortunately yes



So, the premises are in place, then.
Possible scenario?
Cold - many domestiques will fade away earlier than usual.
Boonen a bit off - will not crush the field up Taaien.
Headwind - difficult for any escapist to keep distance all the way.
Relatively large group will sprint for the victory.
Boonen against Hushovd against Degenkolb against Haussler against Pozzato against Boom against Sky.
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21 Feb 2013 21:53

Boom is in good form, but still not entirely convinced on the cobbles. we'll see.
what time does coverage start on Saturday?
RIP Craig, you'll be missed friend.
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