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13 Apr 2014 15:01

Wiggo truly impressed me today- Will he dedicate solely to the classics from now on?
Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
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13 Apr 2014 15:03

roundabout wrote:Don't think Bettini ever did Roubaix. Or maybe once? Don't remember.


Never did it.

Anyways Wiggins was a beast, he walked the walk today.
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13 Apr 2014 15:03

I'd like to congratulate Bradley on silencing the haters, well done Sir!
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13 Apr 2014 15:08

Ripper wrote:Why do folks who think Wiggo is a bit odd and over-talked about is a hater much of the time? I think a fair few folks thought if the weather was nice he might be up there in a big group (which is what happened). He was a threat for the win in that group.

I would have liked to have seen G do better and it was a good ride by him. Really, when it comes to races like this they should perhaps talk about G a bit more?

Great ride today by Terpstra. Glad to see him finally win a monument.

Not sure why you draw a comparison to where Boonen finish. Given what he had done and that the team had won, I am pretty sure he was not too fussed at the end :D


My post was slightly tongue-in-cheek ;). I only expected him to finish today.
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13 Apr 2014 15:18

A lovely ride today and a successful recon of the Tour's fifth stage.
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13 Apr 2014 15:23

elfed68 wrote:I'd like to congratulate Bradley on silencing the haters, well done Sir!


Yep and nice attack when his group bridged back at the end, could have been him instead of Terpstra if he hadn't been chased down immediately...
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13 Apr 2014 15:43

elfed68 wrote:I'd like to congratulate Bradley on silencing the haters, well done Sir!


I am one of the haters, but I wouldn't say bad things about his PR intention from the start, I kind of trust it, still his ride today really impressed me, I even gave my tv screen a thumb up.
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13 Apr 2014 15:44

Well I'm impressed. Don't like Wiggo much because of his potty mouth but have to give him a tip of the hat for that ride today!
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13 Apr 2014 15:49

webvan wrote:Yep and nice attack when his group bridged back at the end, could have been him instead of Terpstra if he hadn't been chased down immediately...


Pretty sure Quickstep would have shut down any move without one of their guys
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13 Apr 2014 15:55

Geraint Too Fast wrote:9. Bradley Wiggins
10. Tom Boonen

Suck it, haters. :cool:


the results don't show everything. like how wiggins was on the front attacking and forcing the final selection from 60k out. what a show of force.

the only reason he came in 9th was because he was so strong, all the teams were marking his every move.

it's the curse of being the strongest.
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13 Apr 2014 16:02

top 10 and in the winning move, I was biting the remote control! OPQS were stronger, but great, great race for Wiggo
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13 Apr 2014 16:07

gunara wrote:I am one of the haters, but I wouldn't say bad things about his PR intention from the start, I kind of trust it, still his ride today really impressed me, I even gave my tv screen a thumb up.


+1

Yea, I think Wigans is the king of d0uchebags, but I give him a big thumbs up for today's ride. He was animated, and did himself proud.
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13 Apr 2014 16:28

Miburo wrote:Never did it.

Anyways Wiggins was a beast, he walked the walk today.


He has done Flanders I believe a bunch of times.
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13 Apr 2014 16:31

Any man still standing at the end of Paris Roubaix, you can't call him soft. That's a rule.

Wiggins did very well
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13 Apr 2014 16:57

spanky wanderlust wrote:the results don't show everything. like how wiggins was on the front attacking and forcing the final selection from 60k out. what a show of force.

the only reason he came in 9th was because he was so strong, all the teams were marking his every move.

it's the curse of being the strongest.


Hilarious! :D

On another note - Sky kinda failed in the end. 2 in the top 10, but no W, no podium, even being one of only 2 teams with the tactical numbers.

G waited way too long to chase.
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13 Apr 2014 17:02

I really strongly dislike Wiggins as a rider in general, but his ride today was very nice! Congratulations to him! I hope he keeps this up for a few more years. :)
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13 Apr 2014 17:17

Superb Wiggo! Next stop La Doyenne. It's climbers race..
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13 Apr 2014 17:22

Very happy Sir Wiggo entered the race, and I'm not surprised about his performance. I think he has the fundamentals to do well in PR generally, certainly in good weather conditions.

Perhaps top 5 in 2015.
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13 Apr 2014 17:23

got some tips from Flecha? bravò Brad

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13 Apr 2014 17:30

Ripper wrote:Hilarious! :D

On another note - Sky kinda failed in the end. 2 in the top 10, but no W, no podium, even being one of only 2 teams with the tactical numbers.

G waited way too long to chase.


G had spent most of the afternoon working in the front group when Boonen attacked, along with Wiggins and the 2 OPQS riders they then pulled back the Canc/Sagan group with a few K's to go. It wasn't the fact he waited too long to chase he was just tired at the end.

Anyway a super strong ride by Wiggins and Thomas, with 2 guys in the top 10 they can add that too some decent results in the one-day races this year.
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