La Fleche Wallone

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La Fleche Wallone

Postby PortableDave » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:24 am

Anyone catch this? Great finish and a nice win for Evans.

Final kms here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meO9ENVsCRc
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Postby crog » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:39 am

Watched on Foxtel, thought Contador had it but Evans had the kick and won pretty easy, hows that climb 22% gradients. Looks a different riders to years past.

Bring on Giro I think Evans particuarily how he motered past Contador could be rated favorite particuarily as he has set himself for this for a long time.

Looking forward to Liege-Bastogne-Liege which I am not sure if Contador is riding??

Great win for Cadel, be interesting to see what Aussie press has to say
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Re: La Fleche Wallone

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:41 am

Yeah very nice win...man the Huy is tough!.
Contador didn't look like he exploded...but he had no punch at all at the finish.
Contador drove from Spain...of course he is riding LBL! :D .
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Re: La Fleche Wallone

Postby The Womble » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:03 am

Cadel you bloody little rippa'! Over the top of Contador too, just like he'll do in the Alps in 3 months
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Re: La Fleche Wallone

Postby dodge » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:22 am

Just watched the last 3ks a few minutes ago...Nice win for Cadel :D
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Re: La Fleche Wallone

Postby Chuck » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:56 am

Fantastic result :D Cadel is creating alot of firsts in Australian cycling, lets hope Grand Tour winner is the next one.
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Re: La Fleche Wallone

Postby Chuck » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:08 am

PortableDave wrote:Anyone catch this? Great finish and a nice win for Evans.

Final kms here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meO9ENVsCRc


Thanks for the link :D

Just watched it, epic win over a very strong field. Not the same as beating Contador on a "Tour" climb, but will give Cadel enormous confidence. How good is he going :twisted:
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Re: La Fleche Wallone

Postby JV911 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:38 am

GO CADEL!!!

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Re: La Fleche Wallone

Postby MichaelB » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:59 am

JV911 wrote:GO CADEL!!!

will it be on SBS ?


Hope so.

Finally some cycling on the news this morning.

Looking good for the Giro. And no pistolero salute - how satisfying .... :D

Made my day :mrgreen:
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Re: La Fleche Wallone

Postby Uncle Just » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:41 am

Smart riding and great win by Cadel. Seems even at the top level you can learn that little something that makes the difference. Cadel said post race his DS showed him the place to attack on a training recon and it paid off. He is riding like a different person this year with the rainbow jersey and he's found the right team for him after all those years. Victories like these will give him confidence when going mano o' mano in the Giro/Tour.
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Re: La Fleche Wallone

Postby norbs » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:44 am

Excellent result. I don't like the bloke, but he is a hell of a cyclist.
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Re: La Fleche Wallone

Postby MichaelB » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:28 am

norbs wrote:Excellent result. I don't like the bloke, but he is a hell of a cyclist.


I'm warming to the new Cadel, but still like him heaps more than Contador :D

Now if I can only work out haow to get Eurosport without having to pay for all the other Foxtel/et al channels, I'll be a really happy man
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Re: La Fleche Wallone

Postby damonik » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:29 am

And no pistol salute!!! 8) :lol:
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Re: La Fleche Wallone

Postby JV911 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:57 am

MichaelB wrote:Now if I can only work out haow to get Eurosport without having to pay for all the other Foxtel/et al channels, I'll be a really happy man


i hear ya!
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Re: La Fleche Wallone

Postby one_damo » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:10 am

His move to BMC could be the career changing move for him. And with Astana perhaps not as strong as they have been, maybe Contador won't be so dominant in July. Could be very wrong on both counts though.
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Re: La Fleche Wallone

Postby The Womble » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:37 pm

Norbs! Sakree blue! Le mort Norbs! Snails etc (hoike spit)
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Re: La Fleche Wallone

Postby norbs » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:16 pm

The Womble wrote:Norbs! Sakree blue! Le mort Norbs! Snails etc (hoike spit)


I take it you don't agree and wish me dead? :)

Mon français est limité :mrgreen:
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Re: La Fleche Wallone

Postby The Womble » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:49 pm

Don't start any of that real French stuff in 'ere or I'll vomit and headbutt something that'll hurt me alot
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Re: La Fleche Wallone

Postby JV911 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:24 pm

The Womble wrote:Don't start any of that real French stuff in 'ere or I'll vomit and headbutt something that'll hurt me alot


Mrs JV has been teaching me French. About time I put it to use...

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Re: La Fleche Wallone

Postby Solirossi » Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:01 pm

What a great ride, i watched the two vids on youtube that went from about 30km out. It was great how Cadel sat back for so long and just kept his nose clean/under te radar.

The last 200 m he just exploded, I thought he was dropped early on in the climb and he bridged that gap with no help.

I think he is going all out for the Giro and not worrying about the tour so much.

Also dont forget teh Tour De Romandie is on ONEHD next week, it starts with a prolouge.

And tour of flanders is replayed this sunday on sbs.

we should ahve a thread for upcoming viewing of any races and also any good sites/streams that we find.
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Re: La Fleche Wallone

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:10 pm

I have got 89 peers on cyclingtorrents...should take about 15 minutes to download full eurosport coverage.
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Re: La Fleche Wallone

Postby damonik » Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:13 pm

toolonglegs wrote:I have got 89 peers on cyclingtorrents...should take about 15 minutes to download full eurosport coverage.


You forget we're from the land of prehistoric internet.

That said, downloaded it earlier, looking forward to watching it tonight.
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Re: La Fleche Wallone

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:25 pm

:lol: yup I forgot about that.
Tried downloading it last night but was there was not many sharing...now it is downloading at about 4mb /s.
Just like to watch races in Engrish every so often!.
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Re: La Fleche Wallone

Postby toolonglegs » Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:58 am

Actually the overhead shot shows that Cadel won it by quite a bit...the front on shot must have been on a super long lense.
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Re: La Fleche Wallone

Postby sogood » Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:25 am

Still can't believe Cadel beat Contador on a steep climb. Maybe TdF won't be so one sided this year.
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