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2018 Tour of Slovenia (2.1), June 13-17

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13 Jun 2018 12:52

yes. All the sprinters are turning up now because their usual preparation race (ZLM Tour) was cancelled, I guess
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13 Jun 2018 13:32

Coverage has now started live on Eurosport.
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13 Jun 2018 15:06

Such classy riding by Bahrain.
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13 Jun 2018 15:07

Cavendish crashing… give the guy a break!
And I don't mean broken bone...
Or, maybe not... bit confused now. :confused:

But UAE just managed to get their second win in one day, Consonni takes it.
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13 Jun 2018 15:10

RedheadDane wrote:Cavendish crashing… give the guy a break!
And I don't mean broken bone...
Or, maybe not... bit confused now. :confused:

But UAE just managed to get their second win in one day, Consonni takes it.


I think Cavendish made it out okay, it was his teammate Renshaw that crashed, but I guess Cavendish got help up as well. As did Kittel.
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13 Jun 2018 15:11

RedheadDane wrote:Cavendish crashing… give the guy a break!
And I don't mean broken bone...
Or, maybe not... bit confused now. :confused:

But UAE just managed to get their second win in one day, Consonni takes it.

He didn't crash. The Dimension data rider that went down in the first crash was Renshaw.
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13 Jun 2018 15:11

Lequack wrote:
RedheadDane wrote:Cavendish crashing… give the guy a break!
And I don't mean broken bone...
Or, maybe not... bit confused now. :confused:

But UAE just managed to get their second win in one day, Consonni takes it.


I think Cavendish made it out okay, it was his teammate Renshaw that crashed, but I guess Cavendish got help up as well. As did Kittel.


Yeah. Was just going to post that. Maybe Renshaw decided that if a Mark had to crash it better be him, strange tasks you sometimes get as a lead-out man.
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13 Jun 2018 15:12

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13 Jun 2018 15:23

That was ridiculous just before Majka crashed how they suddenly found themselves on elevated bike path. A marshal should stand there. Majka probably did not realise that suddenly there was a curb and went down.
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13 Jun 2018 15:27

PeterB wrote:That was ridiculous just before Majka crashed how they suddenly found themselves on elevated bike path. A marshal should stand there. Majka probably did not realise that suddenly there was a curb and went down.


Yeah I was thinking they should have perhaps closed off that bike path. But then they did go over that part three times as well.

Elevated bike path on the right, road on the left:
https://twitter.com/kona_konovsky/status/1006923386033983490
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13 Jun 2018 15:28

Ah - It was Mezgec's aggression that caused the chain reaction which lead to Ewan and others crashing - Good team-work ! The stage gave no information about the form of the leading sprinters.
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13 Jun 2018 15:32

Good day for UAE Italian riders
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13 Jun 2018 15:47

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#TourOfSlovenia: Good news in that @CalebEwan is all OK after his crash today. He has taken some skin, but has avoided anything serious.
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13 Jun 2018 16:19

Pity about the crashes in the finale, but still a very fine win by Consonni.
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13 Jun 2018 16:32

Lequack wrote:@MitcheltonSCOTT
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#TourOfSlovenia: Good news in that @CalebEwan is all OK after his crash today. He has taken some skin, but has avoided anything serious.


Better that than to lose som skin.
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13 Jun 2018 17:10

Rafal Majka reportedly also OK without serious injuries.

2018 Tour of Slovenia - Stage 1 Race Highlights:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Vc9q4w_mwU

2018 Tour of Slovenia - Stage 1 Behind the Scenes Highlights:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8GNh9s3mWg&feature=youtu.be
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13 Jun 2018 17:53

Bonifazio nearly caused another crash at the very end. That dude sprints like he’s riding a bumper car at the fair. There was one Giro sprint where he successively made contact with four different riders in about five seconds.

If Bonifazio hadn’t swung all over the place, Pelucchi might have edged out Consonni. A pity for him, as he doesn’t get many opportunities to win himself on a team with at least three sprinters ahead of him in the pecking order.
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13 Jun 2018 17:59

The pure sprinters all turning up to a race that nobody really care about and then all miss the sprint, maybe the only opportunity in the race. Lol. (Un)fortunately they will have too many chances in France as per usual
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