RideLondon-Surrey Classic (1.HC) 31/07


Better late than never!

Startlist: http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/RideLondon_Classic_2016_Startlist
Top riders include Oss, Drucker (defending champion), Matthews, Hayman, de Busschere, Roelandts, Boeckmans, Langeveld, Wippert, Von Hoff, Blythe, McLay, Froome, Swift, Thomas, D v Poppel, Colbrelli, Boonen, Trentin, Terpstra, Cummings, Renshaw

Race situation: Geraint Thomas has attacked from 90km out, causing a group of 15 or so to form, reportedly containing Froome and Michael Matthews.
 
At 80km to go, Stannard, Thomas, Pat Bevin and a domestic rider are in a four man group chasing the remnants of the breakaway, which includes Drucker, Jelle Wallays, and Lastra (Caja Rural).
 
Mar 15, 2016
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That's the first time I've seen on the moto commentary. Interesting to see how large a gap actually is when the moto zooms from the peleton to the front of the race.

Has this style of commentary been used before?
 
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trucido said:
That's the first time I've seen on the moto commentary. Interesting to see how large a gap actually is when the moto zooms from the peleton to the front of the race.

Has this style of commentary been used before?
Millar has done this before. Perhaps this race last year.

SlickMongoose said:
This course is good fun, it's always a tougher race than it looks like it should be from the profile..
Lumpy British roads strike again.
 
Sep 17, 2014
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BigMac said:
TMP402 said:
The Froome group includes four BMC riders yet the chase isn't organised. They are a minute behind the Drucker group at the head of the race. 75km to go.
Is Jempy Drucker there?
In the break, at the front, about 1min ahead of the Thomas group.
 
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TMP402 said:
trucido said:
That's the first time I've seen on the moto commentary. Interesting to see how large a gap actually is when the moto zooms from the peleton to the front of the race.

Has this style of commentary been used before?
Millar has done this before. Perhaps this race last year.

SlickMongoose said:
This course is good fun, it's always a tougher race than it looks like it should be from the profile..
Lumpy British roads strike again.
RAI sometimes have Paolo Savoldelli chasing the péloton on a moto. Probably cursing the slow speed at which it descends.
 
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trucido said:
That's the first time I've seen on the moto commentary. Interesting to see how large a gap actually is when the moto zooms from the peleton to the front of the race.

Has this style of commentary been used before?
It used to happen a lot more and it's still being used, allthough not much with a camera anymore.
 
Jul 16, 2010
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trucido said:
That's the first time I've seen on the moto commentary. Interesting to see how large a gap actually is when the moto zooms from the peleton to the front of the race.

Has this style of commentary been used before?
Sporza does it for all the classics + Belgian races + Tour.
 
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TMP402 said:
2.5 hours ago, the race was stopped for 25-30 minutes on police advice because of congestion caused by the charity ride that goes on before the pro race.
there were 2 crashes on the Sportive so it was a bit delayed.. air helicopter had to be called
 
Sep 17, 2014
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TMP402 said:
70km to go. Thomas group 35 seconds behind the Drucker group. Then the peloton/Froome group(?) is 3 minutes behind. They seem to have lost 2 minutes in the last 10km.
I think that 3 min timing is back to the peloton and the Froome group is in between.
 

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