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05-25-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 136
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Posted By slcbob

Whatever the outcome today, full marks to MVDP. I...

Whatever the outcome today, full marks to MVDP. I thought he'd bail in the middle of the race but he's competing like the competing fiend he is.

It's looks like it is only Leeimreize with a...
05-25-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,621
Posted By slcbob

Valter, Gall, Carthy, and Ciccone in the break....

Valter, Gall, Carthy, and Ciccone in the break. Maybe my ship is coming in. I might rush out and buy a lottery ticket this afternoon.
05-25-22, 02:40 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,735
Posted By slcbob

Re IWG: I thought this was their first year at...

Re IWG: I thought this was their first year at the World Tour level but, looking it up just now, 2021 was. Wanty Goubert has been a Pro or Pro Conti fixture for a while, throwing chum into the breaks...
05-24-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,621
Posted By slcbob

Did you see what Landa did to Bilbao? !! I...

Did you see what Landa did to Bilbao? !! I called it. Kinda. :rolleyes:

No one has Hirt or Hindley. Oh well. one4smoke has most of the rest of Bora.
05-23-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,621
Posted By slcbob

Nope. I'm counting on my secret weapon, Atilla...

Nope. I'm counting on my secret weapon, Atilla Valter.

Could be worse. At least I'm not relying on Landa to do anything except not screw over Bilbao. Well, wait. Maybe that is worse.

Quite the...
05-22-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,621
Posted By slcbob

How about dem "bois." 8 points in front of...

How about dem "bois." 8 points in front of nobody. Top 10% of the GenPop. Bruschetta all around on the rest day; put it on GrainBrain's tab.

It should be an interesting last week. A little less...
05-22-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,735
Posted By slcbob

Here I was picking MVDP for a DNS and he's in the...

Here I was picking MVDP for a DNS and he's in the break going up the second monster hill of the day with two other "cheesemen" (per Sean Kelly). Chapeau, sir. I'm not worthy.

About 50k t go, first...
05-20-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,735
Posted By slcbob

For stage 14, I am waffling between the Trek boys...

For stage 14, I am waffling between the Trek boys Ciccone and Mollema. And wondering how that will play with pink defense. I'd like it to be Ciccone so that gives Mollema the edge. Might we see...
05-20-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,621
Posted By slcbob

:roflmao: :beer: Forgive. But NEVER forget....

:roflmao: :beer:

Forgive. But NEVER forget. :roflmao2:

BTW, I thought the break might make it until they said it was Tejay in the car giving advice to the EF rider.
05-20-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,621
Posted By slcbob

I felt that pin go into the voodoo doll. You hurt...

I felt that pin go into the voodoo doll. You hurt me, bro. Better than a cork in the eye, I guess.
05-20-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,735
Posted By slcbob

Hey now! Evil God with a sick sense of humor. I...

Hey now! Evil God with a sick sense of humor. I said Cav, not Bardet!!!

I think that scuttles my hopes for a resurrection over in fantasy land. Unless Hugh Carthy finds a new gear.
05-19-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,735
Posted By slcbob

OK. Missing it today by half a wheel emboldens me...

OK. Missing it today by half a wheel emboldens me to prognosticate wildly for tomorrow: they race the Colle di Nava, Cav goes out the back and gets off the bike, but Ballerini says with the field and...
05-19-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,621
Posted By slcbob

Yeah. When MVDP and Girmay have their feet up at...

Yeah. When MVDP and Girmay have their feet up at a cafe in Monaco, toasting each other with pre-opened Prosecco, my boys will be making huge moves. I bet Hugh Carthy has another 50, maybe 100 points...
05-19-22, 04:53 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,735
Posted By slcbob

How about Rota to continue the IWG dream? Or is...

How about Rota to continue the IWG dream? Or is that the other thread?

sincos with Deceunick on board, A[F] will spend this transfer season. They'll still have to stretch to cover the broader...
05-18-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,621
Posted By slcbob

My pre-race estimate was the MVDP and Girmay...

My pre-race estimate was the MVDP and Girmay would quickly earn a ton of velo points but tap out in the end around 1,000. TBD with MVDP. Girmay beat that and would have done much better had he not...
05-18-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,077
Posted By slcbob

Cork cobbles? You treacherous fiend.

Cork cobbles?

You treacherous fiend.
05-18-22, 05:23 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,735
Posted By slcbob

The GCN stage 10 replay is MIA. I wonder if they...

The GCN stage 10 replay is MIA. I wonder if they were a little brutal during ProseccoGate. Did anyone watch it live?

Bizarre end to a magnificent GT debut.
05-17-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,621
Posted By slcbob

The course designers sure did a great job of...

The course designers sure did a great job of making some unpredictable stages. What a pot pourri of folks taking their shots and finishing in small bunches.

Speaking of great jobs, this move below...
05-16-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,735
Posted By slcbob

That's an intriguing announcement and a big...

That's an intriguing announcement and a big change requiring, dare I say it, some Quick Steps. :innocent: :notamused:

Very much in keeping with Alpecin-Fenix's push on women's cycling and...
05-16-22, 03:05 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,270
Posted By slcbob

Tro Bro found me on a long weekend at a local...

Tro Bro found me on a long weekend at a local charity ride and my team from the earlier day doing their thing. It goes to show I am my own liability and should just leave my monkeys alone to bang out...
05-13-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,621
Posted By slcbob

How about dem bois?

How about dem bois?
05-13-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,735
Posted By slcbob

Simon Yates, too. Hopefully he'll change that up...

Simon Yates, too. Hopefully he'll change that up this time around.
05-13-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,735
Posted By slcbob

ooga-booga live blogging the race on an all night...

ooga-booga live blogging the race on an all night bender is worth the price of admission here! Even if it wasn't free.

Way to persist, Wout Poels. That's a class break. It's nice to see Dumo out...
05-13-22, 05:13 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,621
Posted By slcbob

The Morkov DNS is a blow to those of you planning...

The Morkov DNS is a blow to those of you planning to ride the Cav-mobile to VG notoriety.

May he get well soon and help make things interesting in France.
05-13-22, 03:16 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,735
Posted By slcbob

Perhaps with half of Astana. What else can they...

Perhaps with half of Astana. What else can they do? Conti?

No chance for Landa & Bilbao, or anyone else under 3 min back on GC. Like Ciccone. Trek seem to want to work to keep the Jersey on Lopez...
05-13-22, 03:04 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,735
Posted By slcbob

There was some chatter post-Wevelgem about his...

There was some chatter post-Wevelgem about his contract, I don't recall hearing any resolution, but I think Intermarche WG may have doubled down to extend him.

Stages 5 and 6 similar results: IWG...
05-12-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,621
Posted By slcbob

^ may you avoid all misFortunato, GrainBrain

^ may you avoid all misFortunato, GrainBrain
05-12-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,621
Posted By slcbob

It is a tough crowd, Gallo. Our little BF league...

It is a tough crowd, Gallo. Our little BF league is like Lake Wobegon -- most of the children are above average. I know this because I see that I managed to creep back to just below the 50th...
05-12-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,735
Posted By slcbob

Not Nibali? So much for Rule 87. C'mon, man....

Not Nibali?

So much for Rule 87. C'mon, man. Caleb's due some luck, isn't he?

I have zero idea who will win from the break but it will be a heckuva fight to get there. Go git some, Alejandro.
05-12-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,735
Posted By slcbob

I wonder if he has been training with Bouhani.

I wonder if he has been training with Bouhani.
05-10-22, 04:02 PM
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Views: 2,735
Posted By slcbob

I prognosticated. Less successfully than you --...

I prognosticated. Less successfully than you -- Bardet for 4, though my Cav/Morkov for 3 was golf clap worthy. I think it was in the bizarro fantasy thread because, realistically, these guesses are...
05-10-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,621
Posted By slcbob

Oh, Tom. :cry: Hugh, I canna have you...

Oh, Tom. :cry:

Hugh, I canna have you pedaling in at the end of the bunch. Velopoints are the coin of the realm here, lad. Don't give me this "no time gap" nonsense.

dstrong , oops, wrong...
05-10-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By slcbob

P.S. snarky drive-by comments aside, I did see a...

P.S. snarky drive-by comments aside, I did see a little dialog in the spring classics about the pros and cons of same day vs. different day men's and women's races -- the logistics, the coverage, the...
05-10-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By slcbob

HeyItsNotMeganRapinoe?

HeyItsNotMeganRapinoe?
05-09-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,735
Posted By slcbob

Lead out men are like the bass players of...

Lead out men are like the bass players of cycling. Except for Roger Waters. He's an ass.
05-09-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,735
Posted By slcbob

^ yes to that. The work QuickStep did to get to...

^ yes to that. The work QuickStep did to get to the roundabout in first place was impeccable and they drilled the lead out to just ~100m shy of perfect. Cav's sprint went on and on, it was amazing he...
05-09-22, 01:09 PM
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Views: 188
Posted By slcbob

Yes, Hungary is teetering. In the big fight...

Yes, Hungary is teetering.

In the big fight for self-determination, it's always a blurry line between isolation and engagement strategies. And tough to trace the impact(s) of any effort.
05-09-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,735
Posted By slcbob

Yup. Tuesday is when we see if Mountain Tom...

Yup. Tuesday is when we see if Mountain Tom Dumoulin is back or it's only TT Tom. Nothing to see there for the sprinters except who is competing for intermediate points.

Wed & Thurs it'll be...
05-09-22, 04:10 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,735
Posted By slcbob

Girmay looked like he had plenty of legs, too....

Girmay looked like he had plenty of legs, too. Just nowhere to go, easing off behind Cav, boxed in by Gaviria and Demare. Stuff like that happens, but maybe a little more often to 22 year olds.
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05-08-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,621
Posted By slcbob

I am looking forward to Etna as it may be the...

I am looking forward to Etna as it may be the first relief for me from having you MVDP / Girmay folks kicking me in the loins. I'm playing the long game but may need to drink more to get there.

I...
05-08-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,735
Posted By slcbob

It took him 1:04. The other :10 is the winner's...

It took him 1:04. The other :10 is the winner's time bonus.

I think the answer to my original question is that the organizers declared it a flat stage (no particular difficulties) for various...
05-07-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,621
Posted By slcbob

Kudos yourself, ooga-booga . Top 3% of the Gen...

Kudos yourself, ooga-booga . Top 3% of the Gen Pop and 3x+ my score. Ouch.

I am only in the bottom 10% so the maglia nera is a stretch, but I think I will cling to the maglia marrone for another...
05-07-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,735
Posted By slcbob

Sorry, Tom Dumoulin. Or given my...

Sorry, Tom Dumoulin. Or given my prognostications, perhaps you're welcome. May you ride the mountains just as well and keep rubbing it in my face.

I think Morkov + Cav are going to be tough to...
05-07-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,621
Posted By slcbob

I'm sad you missed it. It's nice to get the band...

I'm sad you missed it. It's nice to get the band back together now and then.

More competition is always good. Even better when they pick poorly. :rolleyes:


Mark it down now. July 2! ...
05-07-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,735
Posted By slcbob

Lots of MVDP adoration going around. I think he...

Lots of MVDP adoration going around. I think he may hang on to pink but I'm with you for today's stage. Throw Wilco in the mix, too. Instead of Dumo (sad). Richie is an interesting call. Wilunga,...
05-07-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,735
Posted By slcbob

Lazy ask. I didn't find the answer in a few...

Lazy ask. I didn't find the answer in a few minutes of spelunking.

Why didn't Ewan get the time of the group he was with? He starts the day at 1:14 on GC. Not as if he cares, but curious.

I...
05-07-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,735
Posted By slcbob

Screw that. If that cobble hater gets angry,...

Screw that.

If that cobble hater gets angry, ooga-booga will take one for the team.

On injuries, allegedly Ewan is just sad and scuffed. Tratnik and Vanhoucke a little more banged up from the...
05-06-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,077
Posted By slcbob

To clarify, I hear and am not negating your...

To clarify, I hear and am not negating your anti-cobble opinion.

My "fallacy" comment was directed specifically at the "good rider who is lucky" notion. I think the opposite is true. My thesis is...
05-06-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,621
Posted By slcbob

ooga-booga is pretty in pink. Towards the bottom...

ooga-booga is pretty in pink. Towards the bottom of the hour he may execute a Crazy Ivan to clear his baffles of Das Boot on his tail. Those two have a good gap on the chase group of 6-700...
05-06-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,735
Posted By slcbob

I think Demare and Nizzolo will pick up some...

I think Demare and Nizzolo will pick up some minor placings in the first few sprints but wind up duking it out for the ciclimina jersey in the end. If I'm wrong about that, it'll probably be Bauhaus'...
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