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10 Feb 2018 14:20

Impey wins the ITT and RR at the South African National Championship.
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10 Feb 2018 14:37

You can't blame the helicopter for interfering with the race in Murcia...
Looks like echelons from what I could see.

Gilbert gone nuclear?
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10 Feb 2018 14:55

RedheadDane wrote:You can't blame the helicopter for interfering with the race in Murcia...
Looks like echelons from what I could see.

Gilbert gone nuclear?


No, he is behind. Valverde and Sánchez are in the lead, more than a minute in front of Gilbert.
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10 Feb 2018 14:58

Well, I'm watching on mute. Not that it would make much of a difference if I had sound; I suffer from a slight disability to understand Spanish.
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10 Feb 2018 15:13

1 v. 2 yet
Gilbert eats 30secs from the gap
now 1 min
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10 Feb 2018 15:13

RedheadDane wrote:You can't blame the helicopter for interfering with the race in Murcia...
Looks like echelons from what I could see.

?


It looked like drone coverage to me.....
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10 Feb 2018 15:14

Terrible acting from Valverde...
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10 Feb 2018 15:17

Kazistuta wrote:
RedheadDane wrote:You can't blame the helicopter for interfering with the race in Murcia...
Looks like echelons from what I could see.

?


It looked like drone coverage to me.....


They certainly didn't interfere with anything either.

So, Sanchez takes it.
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10 Feb 2018 15:17

The power of friendship :p
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10 Feb 2018 15:17

It's as if the Peloton didn't exist!
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10 Feb 2018 15:22

Looks like a great race!
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10 Feb 2018 15:24

Haha what an incredible attack from Valverde, and Sanchez somehow came right across to him and countered and Valverde was spent. I didn't know LL was that strong!

That was pretty amazing to see LLS riding through a crowd of people not barricaded in the final few hundred meters. Were they family or were they just stoked? I think the commentators were saying it was his family, in which case it makes a bit more sense that Valverde did his little play-acting bit.

That was fun coverage, pretty good for a 1.1 race, aside from the downhill moto shots zoomed out so you could see the driver as a frame of reference. That made me dizzy.
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10 Feb 2018 15:41

Meanwhile Remy Di Gregorio winning at the top of the col de l'Espigoulier in front of Calmejane et Gallopin.

Top 10 :

1 DI GRÉGORIO Rémy Delko Marseille Provence KTM
2 CALMEJANE Lilian Direct Energie
3 GALLOPIN Tony AG2R La Mondiale
4 HIVERT Jonathan Direct Energie
5 LE TURNIER Mathias Cofidis, Solutions Crédit
6 MOLARD Rudy FDJ
7 GENIEZ Alexandre AG2R La Mondiale
8 GAUDU David FDJ
9 FRANK Mathias AG2R La Mondiale
10 CHAVANEL Sylvain Direct Energie
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10 Feb 2018 16:02

That was a really really blatant intentional loss by Valverde. Not as blatant as Uran at the 2012 Olympics, but still very blatant.
Not that any money changed hands this time, of course. This win would mean nothing to Valverde but means the world to his close friend Luisle, hence the gift.
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10 Feb 2018 16:15

GuyIncognito wrote:That was a really really blatant intentional loss by Valverde. Not as blatant as Uran at the 2012 Olympics, but still very blatant.
Not that any money changed hands this time, of course. This win would mean nothing to Valverde but means the world to his close friend Luisle, hence the gift.


Yeah cycling is funny for that... like, when someone is going for GC and works in a break with someone who is not in GC, more often than not they'll give them the stage, depending on the level of the race. The craziest high-level example I remember was actually Valverde gifting a stage to Szmyzd (I can't remember how to spell his name) in the 2009 (or 2008 maybe?) Dauphine, where Szmyzd cracked on the climb with 300m to go so Valv just slowed up to almost a stop to let him win. Szmyzd called him a 'great champion' for letting him win, and that's par for the course for cycling. LuisLe has already helped Valv in Valenciana where he took the stage and overall, so it's quid pro quo I guess. I gues it's much better to let LuisLe have the last km to himself in front than to hang on and sit up in the sprint. So I get it. But it's weird, because it's a sporting event, so it's basically match fixing.
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10 Feb 2018 17:01

It's a payback for the stage two of Comunitat Valenciana, nothing strange.
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10 Feb 2018 17:21

So, from what I understand there was significant crosswinds (in Murcia) which caused quite a few riders to fall rather behind. So, not unlikely that a large portion of the DNFers simply went: "Oh. What's the **** point? I'm gonna quit this race!"
Or, is it possible the organisers asked them to stop, so the roads could be opened again?
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11 Feb 2018 15:07

Moreno Moser leading solo a few km before the finish of Trofeo Laigueglia!
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11 Feb 2018 15:16

And Moser wins in Laigueglia.
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11 Feb 2018 15:17

Yes! I almost don't dare ask this but.. Is he finally back?
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