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Postby Chuck » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:19 pm

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Re: Tour of Flanders

Postby ft_critical » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:21 pm

Captain fabulous will need at least one bike change to win :roll: Have to get that motorised one off the roof. Then switch it back towards the end.

He did a bike change at E3, and then rode through everyone at 30km and then off the front with 17km to go. I know he is good, but I find it so hard to believe he is that good that no one can go with him. It is like so many other unbelievable moments Sella wining three climbs at the Giro, Floyd after dying the day before etc., etc. Everytime you see something unbelievable..., well..., it just turns out to have been unbelievable.
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Re: Tour of Flanders

Postby roller » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:30 pm

i'm pump-didilly-umped for this!
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Re: Tour of Flanders

Postby MichaelB » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:42 am

roller wrote:i'm pump-didilly-umped for this!


Have politely informed the family that the main TV is off limits, and ma in the throes of preparing the nuitrition and coffee to sustain me for this one, and then the Sunday after !!!

Can't see anyone beating Fabs unless he crashes or has a chain break at the wrong time !!!
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Re: Tour of Flanders

Postby hannos » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:02 am

I might have to "work from home" on monday...
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Re: Tour of Flanders

Postby roller » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:34 am

have to say i'm a bit disappointed it couldn't be broadcast at 730pm on one of the "spare" SBS channels here in perth.

instead we have to wait until 1030pm.
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Re: Tour of Flanders

Postby jules21 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:35 pm

ft_critical wrote:Captain fabulous will need at least one bike change to win :roll: Have to get that motorised one off the roof. Then switch it back towards the end.

i think the whole electric motor thing is highly unlikely, for a whole range of reasons.
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Re: Tour of Flanders

Postby JV911 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:44 pm

hannos wrote:I might have to "work from home" on monday...


yea, i think i'm <cough> coming down with something :lol:
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Re: Tour of Flanders

Postby nyeholt » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:56 pm

roller wrote:have to say i'm a bit disappointed it couldn't be broadcast at 730pm on one of the "spare" SBS channels here in perth.

instead we have to wait until 1030pm.


I think that's actually because we take a European feed that doesn't start until that time anyway. When I was living in Indo, I'd have Eurosport which would televise anything and everything cycling, and they'd only start televising about halfway through races.
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Re: Tour of Flanders

Postby roller » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:32 pm

nyeholt wrote:
roller wrote:have to say i'm a bit disappointed it couldn't be broadcast at 730pm on one of the "spare" SBS channels here in perth.

instead we have to wait until 1030pm.


I think that's actually because we take a European feed that doesn't start until that time anyway. When I was living in Indo, I'd have Eurosport which would televise anything and everything cycling, and they'd only start televising about halfway through races.


in sydney it's being shown from 1030pm, at that time it is 730pm in perth.

so they could, if they wanted to, show it from 730pm in perth.
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Re: Tour of Flanders

Postby Baldy » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:12 pm

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Re: Tour of Flanders

Postby roller » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:18 am

Baldy wrote:Image
HAUSSLER!!!!!!!!!


:mrgreen: :lol:
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Re: Tour of Flanders

Postby Fresh » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:29 am

roller wrote:in sydney it's being shown from 1030pm, at that time it is 730pm in perth.

so they could, if they wanted to, show it from 730pm in perth.


Watch it online through here

http://www.myp2p.eu/competition.php?com ... ne=cycling
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Re: Tour of Flanders

Postby ft_critical » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:50 am

Ballan wrote:I knew Fabian was good, but so strong? It was extraordinary and rarely seen. Last year Cancellara was very good and I think he is even stronger than then.

Actually, the tactic for Sunday is simple: we should just try to follow Cancellara. That's not hard, at least on paper. :lol:
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Re: Tour of Flanders

Postby Richard.L » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:04 pm

Would rather stream it anyway, cant put up with 2x Phils talking about begineers stuff. Eurosport stream for me even though the video quality is worse than SBS
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Re: Tour of Flanders

Postby Chuck » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:31 pm

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Re: Tour of Flanders

Postby ft_critical » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:27 pm

Quickstep put Chavanel in the break, then Boonen just has to mark Fabio. He won’t be stupid enough to let him out of his sight this time. Chav will figure Fabio to go somewhere between the Tenbosse and Kapelmuur again, then drop Boonen on either the Kapelmuur or Bosberg. So if I were Chav and still in the break, he needs to get off the front of the break there too. Which I think he is capable of. Then if Fabio can make the junction, he will have had to drag a fresh(ish) Boonen all the way and he will lose in the sprint. I would like to see the Chav channel Stijn and just stay away.
So that might happen, that would be nice, but we probably can all think of a more likely outcome. I think this year Fabio will be more tightly marked though. I think that Ballan might be able to hang on for a while possibly Gilbert. I don’t think Haussler can based on E3 nor Thor but Garmin will be running the same strategy as Quickstep. I am guessing Leopard will be trying to use Stuey to be the break spoiler.
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Re: Tour of Flanders

Postby Chuck » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:37 pm

ft_critical wrote:Quickstep put Chavanel in the break, then Boonen just has to mark Fabio. He won’t be stupid enough to let him out of his sight this time. Chav will figure Fabio to go somewhere between the Tenbosse and Kapelmuur again, then drop Boonen on either the Kapelmuur or Bosberg. So if I were Chav and still in the break, he needs to get off the front of the break there too. Which I think he is capable of. Then if Fabio can make the junction, he will have had to drag a fresh(ish) Boonen all the way and he will lose in the sprint. I would like to see the Chav channel Stijn and just stay away.
So that might happen, that would be nice, but we probably can all think of a more likely outcome. I think this year Fabio will be more tightly marked though. I think that Ballan might be able to hang on for a while possibly Gilbert. I don’t think Haussler can based on E3 nor Thor but Garmin will be running the same strategy as Quickstep. I am guessing Leopard will be trying to use Stuey to be the break spoiler.


Marking Fab can be easier said than done as Tom found out last year when he was right where he needed to be but couldn't hold on when Fab put the hammer down :twisted:


An April fool's joke :? ....

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/flander ... bles-theft
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Re: Tour of Flanders

Postby roller » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:37 pm

Chuck wrote:An April fool's joke :? ....

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/flander ... bles-theft


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Tour of Flanders

Postby Redbull » Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:34 pm

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Re: Tour of Flanders

Postby TrackPete » Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:52 am

roller wrote:
nyeholt wrote:
roller wrote:have to say i'm a bit disappointed it couldn't be broadcast at 730pm on one of the "spare" SBS channels here in perth.

instead we have to wait until 1030pm.


I think that's actually because we take a European feed that doesn't start until that time anyway. When I was living in Indo, I'd have Eurosport which would televise anything and everything cycling, and they'd only start televising about halfway through races.


in sydney it's being shown from 1030pm, at that time it is 730pm in perth.

so they could, if they wanted to, show it from 730pm in perth.



So it will be over before it starts for you.

MInd you if you have Eurosport you can see it there live from about 5:30pm or on the net.
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Re: Tour of Flanders

Postby DavidL » Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:52 pm

TrackPete wrote:MInd you if you have Eurosport you can see it there live from about 5:30pm or on the net.


Ok, where on the net? Got links?

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Re: Tour of Flanders

Postby TimW » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:02 pm

http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/livestream/


it's a shocking link

dropping out all the time

28 minutes till live coverage on sbs
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Re: Tour of Flanders

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