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16 Apr 2017 14:31

Kwiat's to lose if they don't get caught.
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16 Apr 2017 14:31

Hugo Koblet wrote:It's gonna be very difficult to bring the front group back.


Don't see them coming back, it is a great group working well.
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16 Apr 2017 14:32

CyclingEnthusiast wrote:
Screecher wrote:GVA should have just skipped this race tbh.


Please don't say such silly things

He has a point though, as GVA isn't riding well today. That said, it's hard to see anyone else from the BMC squad having a better chance of winning even with this version of GVA.
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16 Apr 2017 14:32

Sky played this well so far.
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16 Apr 2017 14:33

Hugo Koblet wrote:
CyclingEnthusiast wrote:
Screecher wrote:GVA should have just skipped this race tbh.


Please don't say such silly things

He has a point though, as GVA isn't riding well today. That said, it's hard to see anyone else from the BMC squad having a better chance of winning even with this version of GVA.


It's a race that suits him very well and he's said so in the past and he can definitely climb (Olympics). He clearly has great form winning Roubaix last week. It's a bit silly to say that just because he's having a bad day he should have skipped it :rolleyes:
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16 Apr 2017 14:33

No way this comes back. Advantage Sky.
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16 Apr 2017 14:34

Looks like it could be Kwiatkowski v Rojas here. Unless Gilbert can do another ridiculous solo.
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16 Apr 2017 14:34

A rare footage of Matthews leading the peloton.
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16 Apr 2017 14:34

CyclingEnthusiast wrote:
Hugo Koblet wrote:
CyclingEnthusiast wrote:
Screecher wrote:GVA should have just skipped this race tbh.


Please don't say such silly things

He has a point though, as GVA isn't riding well today. That said, it's hard to see anyone else from the BMC squad having a better chance of winning even with this version of GVA.


It's a race that suits him very well and he's said so in the past and he can definitely climb (Olympics). He clearly has great form winning Roubaix last week. It's a bit silly to say that just because he's having a bad day he should have skipped it :rolleyes:

Well, it's probably not just a bad day, more likely he's still affected from riding Paris-Roubaix.
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16 Apr 2017 14:35

DFA123 wrote:Looks like it could be Kwiatkowski v Rojas here. Unless Gilbert can do another ridiculous solo.


Watch out for Albasini
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16 Apr 2017 14:35

I don't understand Gilbert's tactics. Does he really think he can beat Kwiatkowski in a sprint?
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16 Apr 2017 14:35

meat puppet wrote:No way this comes back. Advantage Sky.


Yeah Kwiatkowski won when Valverde watched him go. He should have known better than to expect GVA to do the work in his (Valverde's) terrain.
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16 Apr 2017 14:35

Hugo Koblet wrote:
CyclingEnthusiast wrote:
Hugo Koblet wrote:
CyclingEnthusiast wrote:
Screecher wrote:GVA should have just skipped this race tbh.


Please don't say such silly things

He has a point though, as GVA isn't riding well today. That said, it's hard to see anyone else from the BMC squad having a better chance of winning even with this version of GVA.


It's a race that suits him very well and he's said so in the past and he can definitely climb (Olympics). He clearly has great form winning Roubaix last week. It's a bit silly to say that just because he's having a bad day he should have skipped it :rolleyes:

Well, it's probably not just a bad day, more likely he's still affected from riding Paris-Roubaix.


GVA knows GVA best and besides he's still on course for a top ten perhaps :)
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16 Apr 2017 14:36

Screecher wrote:GVA should have just skipped this race tbh.


Why? He could win this race on a good day. Don't see anyone beating Kwiat today though.
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16 Apr 2017 14:36

DFA123 wrote:Looks like it could be Kwiatkowski v Rojas here. Unless Gilbert can do another ridiculous solo.

Kwiatkowski vs Albasini for me. Hard to choose between those two.
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16 Apr 2017 14:36

every time they show the 2nd group same 3 guys are working
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16 Apr 2017 14:36

Sky can attack several times and still keep Kwiatko fresh enough for the sprint.
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16 Apr 2017 14:37

I am having a waking nightmare that Rojas leeches his way to victory.
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16 Apr 2017 14:37

Giant are such **** morons
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16 Apr 2017 14:37

Hugo Koblet wrote:
DFA123 wrote:Looks like it could be Kwiatkowski v Rojas here. Unless Gilbert can do another ridiculous solo.

Kwiatkowski vs Albasini for me. Hard to choose between those two.

Yeah, Albasini probably has a chance as well. Rojas will have been sitting on for 40km though - it's a pretty big advantage if he can hold on until the sprint.
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