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The Women's Road Racing Thread 2017

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Gigs_98 said:
TourOfSardinia said:
Alexandre B. said:
Splendid race of Simon Garfoot.
it worked though for silver
:(
At the same time she now knows that she would be world champion if she hadn't f*cked up the chase.

I mean no, she would probs have been beaten in the sprint by van der bregen if she'd chased

But no respect for anyone who doesn't race to win, and only the dutchies and barnes rode to win there
 
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PremierAndrew said:
Gigs_98 said:
TourOfSardinia said:
Alexandre B. said:
Splendid race of Simon Garfoot.
it worked though for silver
:(
At the same time she now knows that she would be world champion if she hadn't f*cked up the chase.

I mean no, she would probs have been beaten in the sprint by van der bregen if she'd chased

But no respect for anyone who doesn't race to win, and only the dutchies and barnes rode to win there

To be fair, I think Cordon was dead. Not sure she could have done much
 
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PremierAndrew said:
Gigs_98 said:
TourOfSardinia said:
Alexandre B. said:
Splendid race of Simon Garfoot.
it worked though for silver
:(
At the same time she now knows that she would be world champion if she hadn't f*cked up the chase.

I mean no, she would probs have been beaten in the sprint by van der bregen if she'd chased

But no respect for anyone who doesn't race to win, and only the dutchies and barnes rode to win there
Barnes messed up as well. You can't let a Dutch rider attack in that scenario, wait until there is a 20 second gap to start chasing and then when you finally do not go all out. Unless she was the one who had just brought back Van Vleuten but I thought that was Kasia?

In any case, very well-deserved win. She crashed, chased solo, and went on the attack multiple times.
 
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jaylew said:
PremierAndrew said:
Gigs_98 said:
TourOfSardinia said:
Alexandre B. said:
Splendid race of Simon Garfoot.
it worked though for silver
:(
At the same time she now knows that she would be world champion if she hadn't f*cked up the chase.

I mean no, she would probs have been beaten in the sprint by van der bregen if she'd chased

But no respect for anyone who doesn't race to win, and only the dutchies and barnes rode to win there
Barnes messed up as well. You can't let a Dutch rider attack in that scenario, wait until there is a 20 second gap to start chasing and then when you finally do not go all out. Unless she was the one who had just brought back Van Vleuten but I thought that was Kasia?

In any case, very well-deserved win. She crashed, chased solo, and went on the attack multiple times.

I still can't that someone who wasn't in that group of 7 got a medal. No way on earth that should have happened.
 
Missed opportunity for Garfoot - Reckon she was the strongest rider in the race, and if she'd shown more initiative when Blaak attacked, believe she could have won solo - Never seen Garfoot sprint so well - Garfoot is actually German who married an Aussie who introduced her to cycling when she was 29, so she's done well as a newcomer to cycling - Actually the non-deserving medal was Didrieksen who got her medal by default because the chase group sat up - Imagine AVV will be upset because Garfoot's negative racing cost her a medal - And they are team-mates at Orica.
 
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yaco said:
Missed opportunity for Garfoot - Reckon she was the strongest rider in the race, and if she'd shown more initiative when Blaak attacked, believe she could have won solo - Never seen Garfoot sprint so well - Garfoot is actually German who married an Aussie who introduced her to cycling when she was 29, so she's done well as a newcomer to cycling - Actually the non-deserving medal was Didrieksen who got her medal by default because the chase group sat up - Imagine AVV will be upset because Garfoot's negative racing cost her a medal - And they are team-mates at Orica.
Seriously? Started riding at 29? And won 2 medals at Worlds? :eek: Is that right?
 
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jaylew said:
yaco said:
Missed opportunity for Garfoot - Reckon she was the strongest rider in the race, and if she'd shown more initiative when Blaak attacked, believe she could have won solo - Never seen Garfoot sprint so well - Garfoot is actually German who married an Aussie who introduced her to cycling when she was 29, so she's done well as a newcomer to cycling - Actually the non-deserving medal was Didrieksen who got her medal by default because the chase group sat up - Imagine AVV will be upset because Garfoot's negative racing cost her a medal - And they are team-mates at Orica.
Seriously? Started riding at 29? And won 2 medals at Worlds? :eek: Is that right?

What I posted is true - She had the perfect chance to attack the race with 2kms to go after Niewadonna's attack brought Blaak's lead down to 12 seconds.