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2012 Racing Season

Postby Chuck » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:37 am

The bigger races will have their own threads, but maybe one for the smaller races??

Feels like the season has really started now with Omloop Het Nieuwsblad having been run and won overnight....

http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/omloop ... 12/results

Big Tom must have been licking his chops at the prospect of a three up sprint, nice job by Vanmarcke 8)

Haussler might finally be moving towards the form of 2009.
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Postby toolonglegs » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:04 pm

I like the story of how Sep stood up in the team meeting and asked the team to ride for him.
Woohoo pro season is finally under way!.
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby ft_critical » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:55 pm

The way he rode off Hayman and Van Avermart (sp) was amazing. The images of Fletcher trying to hang on are pretty amazing. I have always wanted to be that good, that you can drop people on the flats. Given the number of attacks he made, a totally deserving winner. Kurne up tonight.
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby Chuck » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:55 pm

TLL & ft +1 on both counts 8)
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby ft_critical » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:36 am

On Cav. This is not meant too seriously. Other riders should focus on winning the race, not getting Cav’s wheel. If they don’t get it game over. That means Cav has pretty much already won.
Kurne, apparently feeling rubbish and still wins. Andre and Renshaw complain about other riders.
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby vander » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:19 pm

Agree totally. Was disappointing to hear Renshaw say when he lost the wheel he gave up. Everyone knows he has an awesome kick why would you want to be on his wheel when you are already 1 bike length behind, I dont believe Renshaw will get around him from his wheel he has to find other ways to win.
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby Chuck » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:25 pm

While it wasn't happening for Renshaw, it was happening for his Australian team mate Michael Matthews :D

http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/clasic ... 12/results

Report here....

http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/11243 ... ctory.aspx
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby briztoon » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:41 am

So when will GreenEdge show up. I get the feeling, that with all the young'uns focussing on the Olympics this year, that the team will struggle to do much of anything.
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby Chuck » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:52 pm

briztoon wrote:So when will GreenEdge show up. I get the feeling, that with all the young'uns focussing on the Olympics this year, that the team will struggle to do much of anything.


A review of the weekends racing addresses in part what you're talking about (point 2)....

http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/10- ... sel-kuurne

It's early days but there'd be a fair bit of pressure on Goss. I hope he responds.
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby JV911 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:33 am

Strade Bianche on 4/3

Paris-Nice from 4/3

Tirreno-Adriatico from 7/3

Milano-Sanremo on 17/3

it's an extravaganza and we havent even got to the classics yet! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

for those with Foxtel, all these will be on Eurosport
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2012 Racing Season

Postby toolonglegs » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:22 pm

Paris-Nice goes no where near home this year :-( .
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby drubie » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:09 pm

This is the first season I've had Eurosport - I'm dreading it. Not only do I have zombie month when le tour is on, now I have zombie autumn when all the other stuff is on as well.

...but Paris-Nice, I won't be able to not watch it!
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby briztoon » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:53 pm

I usually finish work at 1am (11am if it's an early finish), so TDF and now the whole cycling season is on at the perfect time. I can see the record me button getting an extensive workout, and I'm going to memorise the eurosport channel number to program in to the tv's at work.
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby JV911 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:32 am

drubie wrote:This is the first season I've had Eurosport - I'm dreading it. Not only do I have zombie month when le tour is on, now I have zombie autumn when all the other stuff is on as well.

...but Paris-Nice, I won't be able to not watch it!



foxtel iq is brilliant - i just looged onto the foxtel website, did a keyword search on "cycling" and set everything to record in the next fortnight :)

i record everything and watch it when i get home from work. During Le Tour you have to avoid all forms of media and put your colleagues on notice not to give the results away. Other races are find though.
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby ft_critical » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:15 pm

JV911 wrote:foxtel iq is brilliant - i just looged onto the foxtel website, did a keyword search on "cycling" and set everything to record in the next fortnight :)


:idea: Don't forget to set the extra 30min record time for each programme, otherwise your classics season will be filled with Woman's Tennis :lol:
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby Daccordi Rider » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:04 pm

IQ is brilliant. I just set to record the program after as well (Eurosport are bad at timing), get up a bit earlier in the morning, make coffee and hey presto. Love it.
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby JV911 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:02 am

ft_critical wrote: :idea: Don't forget to set the extra 30min record time for each programme, otherwise your classics season will be filled with Woman's Tennis :lol:


yep i've learnt my lesson on that one already. eurosport seem to have suggested time slots...must be italian :lol:

ch9 are worse though...the 1st 20 mins of "top gear" is bloody two and a half men :roll:
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby norbs » Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:17 pm

I need a way to get Eurosport. I dont want a satellite package with all the other crap, just Eurosports. :)

Strade Bianche tonight on Cycling Central. Yeehhaaa
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby Chuck » Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:17 pm

norbs wrote:Strade Bianche tonight


He does it in the way we all dream we could do it :twisted:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/strade ... 12/results
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby norbs » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:21 pm

Chuck wrote:
norbs wrote:Strade Bianche tonight


He does it in the way we all dream we could do it :twisted:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/strade ... 12/results



Yep, it really was awesome.



Paris-Nice tonight and for the next while. :)

http://cycling.norbtech.com/2012/03/201 ... photos-tv/
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby DavidL » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:09 pm

norbs wrote:I need a way to get Eurosport. I dont want a satellite package with all the other crap, just Eurosports. :)

Strade Bianche tonight on Cycling Central. Yeehhaaa


Norbs,

Check out steephill and cyclingfans, there are always links (to the usual places) to get Eurosport feeds.

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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby number21 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:19 am

Nice to see the Schlecks ITT coming along. Although July is a while away, a minute lost over 9.4kms must be worrying for them.
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby MichaelB » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:10 pm

JV911 wrote:Strade Bianche on 4/3

Paris-Nice from 4/3

Tirreno-Adriatico from 7/3

Milano-Sanremo on 17/3

it's an extravaganza and we havent even got to the classics yet! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

for those with Foxtel, all these will be on Eurosport


So is there any way to get Eurosport without Foxtel's packages that I don't want ?

Never mind, think I worked it out from Foxtel site. Seems like I can get it for $45/month + $100 install. Bit steep for this black duck.

Have I got it right ?
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby Daccordi Rider » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:55 pm

number21 wrote:Nice to see the Schlecks ITT coming along. Although July is a while away, a minute lost over 9.4kms must be worrying for them.



JB is gunna need a bigger whip! :D

Edit - I read the TT's have been increased in length as well. There goes another minute. Does Andy know where Italy and Spain are?
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby briztoon » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:14 pm

Daccordi Rider wrote:Does Andy know where Italy and Spain are?


When does Contadors' suspension end? Is he back in time for the Vuelta?
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