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Official thread: le Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré

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53x11 in DC said:
either that or Boonen gave up with 10m left?!?!? :confused:

I think he gave up, because he had to start too early to sprint down Millar. That was almost a 500m sprint or something. On the other hand, Furlan didn't celebrate his victory untill he crossed something he believed was the line.

Saw the replay and he gave up. The finish line was quite clearly marcated.
 
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Bala Verde said:
I think he gave up, because he had to start too early to sprint down Millar. That was almost a 500m sprint or something. On the other hand, Furlan didn't celebrate his victory untill he crossed something he believed was the line.

Saw the replay and he gave up. The finish line was quite clearly marcated.

Yep - looks that way. Crosswalks just before the line need to be better thought thru by the race organization, though.

Like 180 said, too bad for DM. He looked good.
 
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Bala Verde said:
Great effort by Millar! Put your haed down and TT those last 4k!

oh no... what a shame. A couple of meters short, Boonen caught him and Furlan won because he went over Boonen, who had to start sprinting from too far... What a horrible organisation of the chase and the Boonen train.

I don't know if it was mentioned before, but where can I watch the race? I checked Versus yesterday for a recap of the prologue, but I couldn't find anything for today.
 
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Cobblestones said:
I don't know if it was mentioned before, but where can I watch the race? I checked Versus yesterday for a recap of the prologue, but I couldn't find anything for today.

I am kinda annoyed that we never got the 'live coverage' or so thread stickied, because now we have to re-post all the links over and over again. I even asked a moderator and got a positive (no epo involved) reply, only to find out that nothing had changed.

Check out:

http://www.myp2p.eu/index.php?part=sports

(click the 'cycling' link)

http://www.cyclingfans.com/
 
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Bala Verde said:
I am kinda annoyed that we never got the 'live coverage' or so thread stickied, because now we have to re-post all the links over and over again. I even asked a moderator and got a positive (no epo involved) reply, only to find out that nothing had changed.

Check out:

http://www.myp2p.eu/index.php?part=sports

(click the 'cycling' link)

http://www.cyclingfans.com/

Thanks, I'll check it out tomorrow. And I agree, we need a sticky 'Where to find live coverage' thread.
 
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luckyboy said:
That sprint was terribly organised today - I wish Millar could've stayed away :(

Also, David Duffield's rambling 'commentary' :(

Yes, shame about Millar. Shame about Boonen as well. He needs a win with everything that's been going on lately. Went for it from too far out. Led Furlan out for the win.

Lay off Duffers! I love the guy:D. Sure, he can go on rambling for hours, but he's a cycling encyclopedia. Very few commentators more knowledgeable than him. Granted, he's not as good as he used to be, but he's still way better then Harmon will ever be.
 
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Also, David Duffield's rambling 'commentary' :(

im starting to get annoyed with it..

who is cadle evans (as in ladle)
who is david mill-aaargh (as spoken by pirates)
 
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luckyboy said:
Also, David Duffield's rambling 'commentary' :(

Agree about Duffers.

A commentator's first priority is to comment on what's happening on the road, when it happens.

Anecdotes, statistics, analyses etc. are not a priority until the current situation is adequately described.

Both Harmon and Duffield fail miserably wrt. these rules. Though Harmon is somewhat better than Duffield.

Altough I don't understand Dutch, I prefer watching Sporza or NOS because of this.
 
Ha! The usual Duffers commentary bash. What about his mate Carlton Kirby?
Clueless would be a compliment.
France 3 also have a live net feed.
http://video-direct.france3.fr/player.php?id=481

I agree, a sticky thread for racing links is essential.
There will be further problems, next week for the Tour de Suisse, which is often geo-restricted.

Coverage is later for the rest of the week, around 16-00CET

Today's stage looks like breakaway terrain.....
 
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Zoncolan said:
I would have thought the Green Bullet would be able to recognize Spanish?:rolleyes:

HA, you got to be kidding me... I am using it without sound so I assumed zabava was something russian?

as a matter of fact, I am not even getting any sound now
 
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Bala Verde said:
HA, you got to be kidding me... I am using it without sound so I assumed zabava was something russian?

as a matter of fact, I am not even getting any sound now

I followed the link you provided and it's Spanish Eurosport.
BTW, zabava means fun in most Slavic languages. I think you misheard something.

5 minutes for the break with 43 km to go. I doubt they'll stay away.
 
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Zoncolan said:
I followed the link you provided and it's Spanish Eurosport.
BTW, zabava means fun in most Slavic languages. I think you misheard something.

5 minutes for the break with 43 km to go. I doubt they'll stay away.

Great! Learned something new again, now a 'slavic' word... Isn't the internet amazing

Given yesterday's sprint debacle, they have got to set something straight today. So I agree, it's going to be tough to stay away...
 
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Bala Verde said:
Given yesterday's sprint debacle, they have got to set something straight today. So I agree, it's going to be tough to stay away...

I don't know who's still in the group? Any of the sprinters left?
If not, will Bala Verde go for the stage, or will he conserve energy for the TT and Ventoux? Any inside info?:)

Seems like there's still a lot of the sprinters within the peloton.
 
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The break looks pretty sure to stay away: 2 minutes ahead with 8km to go. Sprinter's teams messed it up. So, who of the five will be in yellow tomorrow?

[edit] Looks like Terpstra will be, he's 13th 0:41 back on Evans. I'm not sure what the time bonus situation is though.
 
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Zoncolan said:
I don't know who's still in the group? Any of the sprinters left?
If not, will Bala Verde go for the stage, or will he conserve energy for the TT and Ventoux? Any inside info?:)

Seems like there's still a lot of the sprinters within the peloton.

My bro is going to give it a go... but 2m in 3k....that's impossible

i'll be looking for Terpstra.. he is going at it the last k

yes the dutchie got it! I knew he could do it in this group...

I don't understand that trofimov didn't try to escape in the last 2k...