2016 Liège Bastogne Liège, April 24th, WT 253 km

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Good race. :) Sure, the weather took some of the attackability out of the riders, but they did what they could.
Well derserved winner, and this just goes to show how *** unfair cycling can be; Movistar being so strong - not least with the resurrected Betancur - yet no man in top-10.
 
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Billie said:
the asian said:
Tarnum said:
No Quickstep or Movistar in the top 10 :)
Serves them right.

:rolleyes:

yes applaud riders like Mollema, Bardet, Kreuziger and Rodriguez who should've been attacking Etixx and Movistar during the last 30 kms for doing absolutely nothing. Applaud defensive riding and the waiting game. Congretulate them on their hard fought top 10 place that is completely irrevelant :rolleyes:
Bardet and Kreuziger were active on Saint-Nicolas, at least.
 
Cannibal72 said:
5 consecutive debut victories in the monuments (Nibali-Demare-Sagan-Hayman-Poels). Most since 2004-05 (Freire-Wesseman-Backstedt-Rebellin-Cunego-Petacchi-Boonen).

Yep. It'd good to have different winners rather than the same old usual suspects.

Rosa to win Lombardia :D
 
What should they do increase the chances of attacks earlier than the last 10 km in next years LBL?

Remove the cobbled climb? Add more climbs between Redoute and San Nicolas?

Do something before La Redoute?
 
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joke of the day: Alaph wheelsucking Piti till the bitter end

needs special stats - team with most NO TOP10 races/monuments
 
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HelloDolly said:
Some people on here are the biggest moaners in the universe

Riders should have done this or that ....the conditions, the length of the race and strength of teams make long range attacks suicidal
Suicidal, so what? I'd rather try something and finish 48th, than to finish 9th or w/e doing nothing. But yay for my 4 World Tour points I guess.
 
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Sasquatch said:
Hugo Koblet said:
Pricey_sky said:
YEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS!!!!!!

Poels at 40/1!!!!!!!!!
I had him at 50/1, but I also had Albasini at 80/1. And actually I had Sanchez at 66/1 also :D
I had Poels at 40/1, Albasini 201/1, Sanchez 101/1, Zakarin 50/1, Gasparotto 151/1. I was hoping for an Albasini win as the payout would have been better but will take it. Looks like a lot of people were on Poels. Good to have it over the bookies!
That's some crazy odds on Sanchez and Gasparotto. When did you place your bet on Albasini? I only bet when I saw he was constantly in 5th position or so and looked quite comfortable on the hills.
 
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OlavEH said:
What should they do increase the chances of attacks earlier than the last 10 km in next years LBL?

Remove the cobbled climb? Add more climbs between Redoute and San Nicolas?

Do something before La Redoute?
I'm sure the constant route changes are part of the problem as it makes everyone a little wary, though making it tougher earlier would be good.
 
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OlavEH said:
What should they do increase the chances of attacks earlier than the last 10 km in next years LBL?

Remove the cobbled climb? Add more climbs between Redoute and San Nicolas?

Do something before La Redoute?
Eliminate all climbs after St.Nicholas and have 10 flat kms to Liege city center. Maybe add another 10-15 km with another climb in the middle of the race.
 
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OlavEH said:
What should they do increase the chances of attacks earlier than the last 10 km in next years LBL?

Remove the cobbled climb? Add more climbs between Redoute and San Nicolas?

Do something before La Redoute?
Why not simply accept that L-B-L is a kind of race where early attacks are less likely to happen?
All races can't be crazy P-R 200 km attackfests.
 
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OlavEH said:
What should they do increase the chances of attacks earlier than the last 10 km in next years LBL?

Remove the cobbled climb? Add more climbs between Redoute and San Nicolas?

Do something before La Redoute?
Get rid of teammates

Get rid of Ans
Get rid of Saint Nicolas
Replace these 2 by easier hills where you can't break the peloton
Make run in to Redoute tougher.
Make first 150km easier
 
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Red Rick said:
OlavEH said:
What should they do increase the chances of attacks earlier than the last 10 km in next years LBL?

Remove the cobbled climb? Add more climbs between Redoute and San Nicolas?

Do something before La Redoute?
Get rid of teammates

Get rid of Ans
Get rid of Saint Nicolas
Replace these 2 by easier hills where you can't break the peloton
Make run in to Redoute tougher.
Make first 150km easier
Costa is already testing this. Right now it looks that podiuming a monument without teammates is doable.
 
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