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Wylde06 04-08-15 05:56 AM


Originally Posted by mattm (Post 17700072)
Buncha broken bones - nobody died at least.

BMC guy was Stetina, broken fibia and 4 ribs I think they said


I think he also broke his knee cap. Which sounds horrible.

shovelhd 04-08-15 05:59 AM


Originally Posted by Ygduf (Post 17700053)
did they die?

that is the most ****ed up thing I've seen. They couldnt get 20' of barricades?

Exactly. Just extend the corner.

TheKillerPenguin 04-08-15 06:51 AM

Holy christ did that look violent. Rarely see riders go full ragdoll...

carpediemracing 04-08-15 08:39 AM

First, it's Spain. That kind of stuff totally doesn't surprise me for Spain. Spain is the crap when it comes to getting stuff done right. 5 star hotel means the gap in the door frame going into your room is only 2-3" on one corner (and 0" on the other corner). Red light means the next 5 cars go. Etc.

Second, at least park a ****ing car in front of the barricades, have a moto stand in front with a flag/whistle/something. Riders will look for large immovable objects, not small immovable ones. Bouncing off a car or something would be better than hitting a pole.

The organizers should be crucified for having those poles bare and exposed like that.

It reminds me of when a cameraman, not familiar with pro racing, planted himself about 5 feet into the road on the outside of the final curve of a flatter/sprint stage. The guy that almost hits him does well to miss and then stops pedaling and looks back like "wtf are you doing in the road?!". Tour Du Pont. I think any collision would have been softer but still, it wasn't a good call on the cameraman's part.

Ygduf 04-08-15 12:30 PM


Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin (Post 17700452)
Holy christ did that look violent. Rarely see riders go full ragdoll...

that the cones stay in place tells you everything you need to know about how stiff those bollards are and what impacting one would be like.

furiousferret 04-08-15 08:28 PM

Going to be a great weekend, with the best of the Spring Classics already underway. Of course I'm referring to the one and only, Redlands Classic. It will also be streamed this weekend, and outside a small race in France, its a slow week for cycling and you don't want to miss this storied race.

Mens Highlights Today:
https://youtu.be/vVFNJfgb1uw?t=3m30s Weekend Stream:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8g...xl2ELVvb7qn6cw

mattm 04-08-15 10:23 PM


Originally Posted by furiousferret (Post 17703059)
Going to be a great weekend, with the best of the Spring Classics already underway. Of course I'm referring to the one and only, Redlands Classic. It will also be streamed this weekend, and outside a small race in France, its a slow week for cycling and you don't want to miss this storied race.

Mens Highlights Today:
https://youtu.be/vVFNJfgb1uw?t=3m30s Weekend Stream:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8g...xl2ELVvb7qn6cw

Thanks for posting, I'll check it out this weekend!

That field looked HUGE.

Creakyknees 04-10-15 08:25 PM

Speaking of Spain, some crazy steep stuff today, and, Tommy D.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA9F8LtjG2U

furiousferret 04-10-15 09:27 PM

Gaimon won in Redlands today, Horner took 8th up Oak Glen. It will be interesting to see if their times were faster than mine. (Of course they were faster :P )

http://www.redlandsclassic.com/wp-co...3Men_Pro-1.pdf

Doge 04-10-15 10:14 PM

And Junior Adrian sitting in 3rd GC.

furiousferret 04-11-15 12:51 PM

Redlands Classic Oak Glen Highlights (moment of silence at start)


hack 04-17-15 09:51 AM

stumbled across this site that has some awesome photos and commentary from this year's classics:


https://gruberimages.exposure.co/

shovelhd 04-18-15 04:19 PM

Marcotte wins the double, road and crit. What a great last lap attack. Crushed UHC.

Grumpy McTrumpy 04-18-15 04:21 PM

that was a hell of a finish

echappist 04-18-15 09:13 PM


Originally Posted by shovelhd (Post 17731417)
Marcotte wins the double, road and crit. What a great last lap attack. Crushed UHC.

yikes, missed it!

now watching it on replay

shovelhd 04-19-15 05:20 AM

Sorry for the spoiler. Yeah it was a great finish. That's twice this year that I've watched UHC have the numbers and still get beat.

gsteinb 04-19-15 05:31 AM

I finally watched paris roubaix. I'm so disconnected from pro cycling I had no idea who had won. Actually I didn't even know who had entered.

echappist 04-19-15 09:57 AM


Originally Posted by shovelhd (Post 17732188)
Sorry for the spoiler. Yeah it was a great finish. That's twice this year that I've watched UHC have the numbers and still get beat.

no need to apologize. The word "Spoilers" is in the title after all :). Just regret missing seeing the finish of that race.

that's some weird pack dynamics though as they had fewer than 50 racers enter. it's almost as if 1/3 of the conti teams just aren't interested...

TheKillerPenguin 04-26-15 12:36 PM

Spoilers, for those of you that haven't watched LBL yet. Highlight to see some thoughts.

Interesting finish to LBL, I initially thought it would be in Rodriguez's favor to carry his momentum right past Valverde and counter, but it looks like he hesitated because he (rightly, it seems) thought Valverde was not on the limit. I'm not sure what was the better move in this case because I'd think if he had gone past him at worst he would've gotten 2nd, but he still made the podium the way he played it.


/end spoilers

Creakyknees 05-08-15 01:27 PM

btw guys in case any of y'all like to watch bike racing: there's a really big one called the Giro d'Italia that starts tomorrow. Stage 1 is a TTT.


2015 Giro d'Italia Live Video, Preview, Startlist, Results, Photos, TV

live video at 8:10 central, replays online later.

also there's some kind of semi-pro race in California: 2015 Amgen Tour of California Live Video, Preview, Startlist, Results, Photos, TV

hack 05-08-15 01:32 PM

the semi-pro race kicks off right down the street from here. the pros have been doing their usual MUP cruising all week.

mattm 05-08-15 01:35 PM

Watched stage 2 of the 5-day "4 days of Dunqurke(?)" yesterday; holy **** that sprint finished was scary!

Looked super fast too.. wonder if they hit 50 mph??

MDcatV 05-08-15 01:45 PM

giro is on BeIN sports. best. channel. evar.

caloso 05-08-15 01:47 PM

My team's FB page today is all selfies with ATOC riders.

hack 05-08-15 01:50 PM


Originally Posted by mattm (Post 17788481)
Watched stage 2 of the 5-day "4 days of Dunqurke(?)" yesterday; holy **** that sprint finished was scary!

Looked super fast too.. wonder if they hit 50 mph??

just watched the highlights from steephill. the guys jumping the grass planter boxes in the roundabout before the sprint are nuts.


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