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Cyclocross Calendar 2011-12

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Now Niels Albert is complaining about the weather, saying even Philippe Gilbert could ride top 10 last Sunday :eek:

Silly boy, he'd have doubled you last Sunday :eek:

That's the first time I want some rain though. Boring races in all these dry crosses.
 
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Having heard about, but never seen, a race on the dunes, I can say that it looks like an absolute nightmare! In bad weather, it would be even worse.

2 and a bit laps to go, Nys and Pauwels have got a gap. Other than that, no idea what's going on as I can't understand the commentary :eek:
 
Dancing On The Pedals said:
Having heard about, but never seen, a race on the dunes, I can say that it looks like an absolute nightmare! In bad weather, it would be even worse.

2 and a bit laps to go, Nys and Pauwels have got a gap. Other than that, no idea what's going on as I can't understand the commentary :eek:

That race just ended poorly. Well ridden by Pauwels and Nys. The final sprint was a disaster. I am curious to see how the judges will see this. Nys will likely be relegated.
 
Moose McKnuckles said:
That race just ended poorly. Well ridden by Pauwels and Nys. The final sprint was a disaster. I am curious to see how the judges will see this. Nys will likely be relegated.

Well Nys got to keep his victory but I thought it was a very dodgy finish. Really enjoyed that race today, Nys is obviously the best at all the technical stuff. I think he was back in 13th or somewhere in the first few laps so was really impressive by him to win from there.
 
pmcg76 said:
Well Nys got to keep his victory but I thought it was a very dodgy finish. Really enjoyed that race today, Nys is obviously the best at all the technical stuff. I think he was back in 13th or somewhere in the first few laps so was really impressive by him to win from there.

I think it was fair. He closed the door but Pauwels was not level, he was behind. He has zero road nous and Nys was just a wily old fox there. All that protesting was bluster, he was already done well before he sat up.

Pauwels is a bad loser and given his dominance lately, that leaves a bad taste. :)
 
As a Nys fan, I am very happy with the outcome. It does look as though Pauwels had plenty of opportunity to go around the other side, but really wanted to half-wheel Nys on his right.

Nys was technically and tactically superior. He showed the same tactical acumen as in Plzen, when he took advantage of Stybar's error in the closing meters.
 
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Moose McKnuckles said:
As a Nys fan, I am very happy with the outcome. It does look as though Pauwels had plenty of opportunity to go around the other side, but really wanted to half-wheel Nys on his right.

Nys was technically and tactically superior. He showed the same tactical acumen as in Plzen, when he took advantage of Stybar's error in the closing meters.

Yeah, in cyclocross I either root for Niels Albert or the guy that's least dominating :eek:

This year it's surprisingly Sven Nys.
 
L'arriviste said:
Pauwels is a bad loser and given his dominance lately, that leaves a bad taste. :)


If you had listened to his interview after last year's Asper Gavere, you'd know he's not a bad loser.

The rule is strict. If he was in the process of overtaking him, the sprint is irregular. I think already when they were onj the left of the road, he was doing it. Nys knows he's normally slower and uses all the dirty tricks. In Asper Gavere, it was OK, here not, I think.
 
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Echoes said:
If you had listened to his interview after last year's Asper Gavere, you'd know he's not a bad loser.

The rule is strict. If he was in the process of overtaking him, the sprint is irregular. I think already when they were onj the left of the road, he was doing it. Nys knows he's normally slower and uses all the dirty tricks. In Asper Gavere, it was OK, here not, I think.

I actually think he's a bit of a bad loser sometimes, but that's a positive thing in competitive sport imo(to a certain extent at least).

Nys was the smartest and most technical crosser of the day. Kevin Pauwels was the strongest.
 
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El Pistolero said:
I actually think he's a bit of a bad loser sometimes, but that's a positive thing in competitive sport imo(to a certain extent at least).

Nys was the smartest and most technical crosser of the day. Kevin Pauwels was the strongest.

Ny was certainly the best in the tech, his riding in the sand was superb. I still feel that he pinched Pawels into the barriers.