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Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:01 pm
by find_bruce
Be nice to have a list of who is in the break & what the lead is.

I don't expect much from ch 9 & they still fail

Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:17 pm
by Zynster
Jurgen Roelandts (Belgium), Marco Pinotti (Italy), Fumiyuki Beppu (Japan), Denis Menchov (Russia), Stuart O’Grady (Australia), Tim Duggan (USA), Lieuwe Westra (Netherlands), Jonathan Castroviejo (Spain), Janez Brajkovic (Slovenia), Michael Schar (Switzerland), Alexander Kristoff (Norway) and Sungbaek Park (Korea) are the men up the road, and they have a sizeable advantage over the Great Britain-led peloton.


From http://live.cyclingnews.com/

Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:35 pm
by foo on patrol
Thanks Dave!

No I have not noticed that Marinmomma! :?

How good is Stuart O'Grady for his age? :shock:

Foo

Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:05 pm
by gabrielle260
Stuart O'Grady is amazing for his age!
I don't think the break will survive but if it did, I suspect Stewie would have trouble winning- there is just too much talent in there!
Andrew

Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:09 pm
by Zynster
As long as Stewie is in the break, the other Aussies get a free ride back in the peleton. BTW, what does the Aus jersey look like? I'm watching some stream in Arabic and I can't spot Stewie in the break. I hope he wasn't dropped.

Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:11 pm
by trailgumby
Annoying that they keep cutting to the swimming on Channel Nein. :(

Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:13 pm
by snark
Zynster wrote:BTW, what does the Aus jersey look like? I'm watching some stream in Arabic and I can't spot Stewie in the break. I hope he wasn't dropped.


Pure yellow - very easy to spot! Still in the break.

Cheers,
Simon.

Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:14 pm
by vander
gabrielle260 wrote:Stuart O'Grady is amazing for his age!
I don't think the break will survive but if it did, I suspect Stewie would have trouble winning- there is just too much talent in there!
Andrew


I dont get this at all. Stewie has the best sprinting pedigree in there. Although that was in the past there arent too many great sprinters in there. There is talent but they are TTers and climbers.

He may not be the best sprinter currently in there but he does have the legs in there and I would never write stewie off.

Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:26 pm
by btothec
Rodgers attacking out of the main bunch.

Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:30 pm
by hosko
Anyone else getting a good vibe from this road race.

If he bridges that gap... :)

Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:30 pm
by foo on patrol
Rogers is trying to bridge the gap! If he gets there, then it will be very interesting to see what the main group do. :wink:

Rogers and O'Grady in a break away, now that would be good! :D

Foo

Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:30 pm
by find_bruce
5 mins is a lot to make up, but nice to see another old bloke going hard

Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:36 pm
by Mulger bill
Jeez Mick jumped out of the bunch bloody hard, he's looking comfortable on the climb.

Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:43 pm
by foo on patrol
What do you mean old bloke, huh, you young wanna be? :lol:

Foo

Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:49 pm
by Chuck
Mick burning a lot of matches out there alone, not sure to what aim? GB and Germany not riding any harder and he's not gaining on the break. Maybe the purpose will become apparent but to me it looks to be ashing one of five for no gain? Hope I'm wrong.

Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:51 pm
by Patches
Maybe trying to get up the road to help Gerro (or even Cadel) later on? Saving them for a leadout for Goss seems pointless given his recent form, unfortunately. They'd be racing for third at best.

Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:53 pm
by AUbicycles
Bit of sideline analysis, the Aussies seem to be doing a lot and also have more than their share of the spotlight with the efforts of O'Grady though if the English are the biggest challenger because of home advantage and potential to setup Cav, then they are riding a more composed race. Does it mean that the Aussies can"t set up Goss as well?

WIth the breakaway gap, this is small so unless something happens it it a sprinters finish so Greipel will be in there and is fairly independent so he can use the leadout by another team to then use this to strive for victory.

Will be interested to know about what Roger's is doing and if doesn't reveal itself during the race, I guess we will find out after.

Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:17 pm
by AUbicycles
After following pro-racing all year it just catches my eye the different brand bikes that each nations team members ride, though WIggins and Froome are safe :)
I think during the last Olympic Mens Road Race were were discussing the branding here and how brands may or may not appear.

You can't interupt the Mens Cycling Road Race for Dressage though I personally am not convinced of the classification of this sport as an Olympic Sport.

Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:24 pm
by Sydguy
Best bit of Dressage I've ever seen! It is also the only bit I've ever seen, and lets make that a one off thanks Ch9.

4th lap of 8 - will we be done before midnight?

JM

Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:53 pm
by Mulger bill
AUbicycles wrote:You can't interupt the Mens Cycling Road Race for Dressage though I personally am not convinced of the classification of this sport as an Olympic Sport.

Tell me about that. The GLW is a horsey type and some warm words were spoken when I suggested the same. Time to sweep out the kennel methinks...

Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:00 pm
by AUbicycles
;)

Great crowd turn out on the course, really positive if I remember how empty it was in China.

Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:04 am
by Cardy George
AUbicycles wrote:After following pro-racing all year it just catches my eye the different brand bikes that each nations team members ride, though WIggins and Froome are safe :)
I think during the last Olympic Mens Road Race were were discussing the branding here and how brands may or may not appear.

You can't interupt the Mens Cycling Road Race for Dressage though I personally am not convinced of the classification of this sport as an Olympic Sport.


Found this yesterday.
http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest/534102/bradley-wiggins-uksi-olympic-bike.html

Tis what most of Team GB are on

Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:17 am
by Mulger bill
Cardy George wrote:Found this yesterday.
http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest/534102/bradley-wiggins-uksi-olympic-bike.html

Tis what most of Team GB are on


Methinks the designer of that thing has a great future building very very very fast TT bikes.

Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:22 am
by Cardy George
It's not pretty, but we'll see how fast it is soon enough.

Forgive my ignorance, who's in the commentary box with Phil?

Re: Olympic Road Race / TT

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:26 am
by wagr1213
How unbelievable is nein? An add break in the last few km's :roll: