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15 May 2018 22:32

Nice ride by Skujins. He wanted it, he got it.
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15 May 2018 23:31

Nice wins for Skujins. Also glad to see the attackers get that stage. However, I'm most surprised that Ewen was in that group to end up getting 3rd.
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Re: 13/05 - 19/05: Tour of California

16 May 2018 02:03

I miss the old Tour Tracker, with the live video and an overlay of every important rider's position at all times. Felt like Buck Rogers tech in a cycling world still seemingly stuck in 1970s era CRT-honed graphics.

At least it's still free :(

Btw if you're region-locked then a VPN will almost surely work, been meaning to try it on Eurosport's feed assuming it's free as well. I'm not opposed to paying but they probably don't accept money from region-locked places anyway.
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Re: 13/05 - 19/05: Tour of California

16 May 2018 02:14

Eurosport will take anyones money they dont care where it comes from. I had a subscription til a few months ago (in chicago) that I used with a vpn but the player for me has been useless all year. Takes 5 minutes to load, plays for a minute then gives out and u gotta reload it for another 5 minutes etc. Last year it worked perfectly tho.
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Re: 13/05 - 19/05: Tour of California

16 May 2018 04:15

Gigs_98 wrote:
Dekker_Tifosi wrote:front 2 are winning

peloton is being retarded

Sprinters didn't have any teammates so nobody wanted to chase. Nothing new. Anyway, I'm surprised Ewan got over these climbs. Wasn't he supposed to be a Kittel like sprinter who gets dropped on speed bumps?


The stage that Ewan one at the TDU was on the lumpy side - When I looked at the profile thought there was a chance that Ewan could get to the finish - Think there is a similar type of stage early in the TDF.
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Re: 13/05 - 19/05: Tour of California

16 May 2018 05:48

yaco wrote:
Gigs_98 wrote:
Dekker_Tifosi wrote:front 2 are winning

peloton is being retarded

Sprinters didn't have any teammates so nobody wanted to chase. Nothing new. Anyway, I'm surprised Ewan got over these climbs. Wasn't he supposed to be a Kittel like sprinter who gets dropped on speed bumps?


The stage that Ewan one at the TDU was on the lumpy side - When I looked at the profile thought there was a chance that Ewan could get to the finish - Think there is a similar type of stage early in the TDF.


Stage 5, to Quimper. But that ends with a 400m @ 10% wall.
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16 May 2018 08:13

Wow, I remember just a year ago when some posters mocked Ewan because if his inability to get over the smallest of hills. And now this? We will get many Sagan, Ewan and Gaviria showdowns in the future.
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16 May 2018 09:56

Now this - you mean ending third in the Tour of California, with its amazing field of riders, all in peak condition?
Extrapolate from this at your own peril.
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16 May 2018 10:27

Ewan can be Ok up this type of climb and can sprint the lastv100 metres but if someone attacks with 300 or 400 metres to go, then he cant match the acceleration.
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16 May 2018 12:20

Jagartrott wrote:Now this - you mean ending third in the Tour of California, with its amazing field of riders, all in peak condition?
Extrapolate from this at your own peril.

Admittedly I didnt watch the stage, but I had never expected him to survive these kind of hills this close to the finish.
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16 May 2018 13:06

RedheadDane wrote:What the hell was that Skujins?
Not the winning, that was awesome. The... "dancing", or whatever you wanna call it.


The celebration was good too - great to see how much it meant to him. I enjoyed watching through the podium stuff and he was having a great time.
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16 May 2018 13:10

mojomonkey wrote:
RedheadDane wrote:What the hell was that Skujins?
Not the winning, that was awesome. The... "dancing", or whatever you wanna call it.


The celebration was good too - great to see how much it meant to him. I enjoyed watching through the podium stuff and he was having a great time.


Good thing he's a bikerider and not a dancer, though. :p
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16 May 2018 15:35

Valv.Piti wrote:
Jagartrott wrote:Now this - you mean ending third in the Tour of California, with its amazing field of riders, all in peak condition?
Extrapolate from this at your own peril.

Admittedly I didnt watch the stage, but I had never expected him to survive these kind of hills this close to the finish.

They were 31 in the group, so it wasn't ridden especially selectively.
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16 May 2018 16:27

Netserk wrote:
Valv.Piti wrote:
Jagartrott wrote:Now this - you mean ending third in the Tour of California, with its amazing field of riders, all in peak condition?
Extrapolate from this at your own peril.

Admittedly I didnt watch the stage, but I had never expected him to survive these kind of hills this close to the finish.

They were 31 in the group, so it wasn't ridden especially selectively.

But if you look who were in that 31, it's still surprising to see Ewan there. Not like they're all great riders, but vast majority of them are sort of climbers/puncheurs or very versatile riders, like Dillier, Sagan and Guerreiro.
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16 May 2018 20:25

Fun to poke around on Strava and see what riders already posted their TT recon today on Strava. Example: Egan Bernal: https://www.strava.com/activities/1576356175
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16 May 2018 20:32

Mikkel Bjerg smashing the intermediate so far :eek:
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16 May 2018 20:43

Squire wrote:Mikkel Bjerg smashing the intermediate so far :eek:

Even with his number poorly pinned on and flapping in the wind :)
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16 May 2018 20:44

Squire wrote:Mikkel Bjerg smashing the intermediate so far :eek:


it'll be interesting to see how the GC's stack up against that. An excellent time.
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16 May 2018 20:44

I hoped it would be Bodnar stage, but probably not.
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16 May 2018 20:50

Bjerg in at 41:40 - 2:19 of current #2 Oss
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