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  1. minus six
    Member

    spring classics now in full swing !

    strade bianche today, paris-nice starts tomorrow

    god bless eurosport

    Posted 2 years ago #
  2. minus six
    Member

    great comment there about neutral service cars finding it hard to service riders for quick wheel change, due to the various rotor disc brake set ups

    still some old school caliper brakes in evidence but dying away sadly

    seems to be down to team decision not rider preference

    ineos riding old school, surprisingly

    Posted 2 years ago #
  3. SRD
    Moderator

    Happy viewers here too.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  4. minus six
    Member

    missed the end of the Strade highlights as Poly Styrene - I am a Cliche is on Sky Arts 9-11pm

    Posted 2 years ago #
  5. gembo
    Member

    Keep forgetting about Poly.

    Quite steep pave at the end. Big beasts jousting up it.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  6. minus six
    Member

    Sky Arts on freeview gembo, get stuck in

    the "white riot" rock against racism docu is on afterward at 11

    my mother's SWP paramour at the time did promotion for those RAR benefit gigs with The Ruts and Misty in Roots

    always some b running off with the gate money

    but Misty ALWAYS got paid

    Posted 2 years ago #
  7. gembo
    Member

    @bax San this is why we took the money down to the miners in 1984. The other students made me order the fish suppers in Cumnock as they said I could speak the language,

    Poly been on a few times now but she will be back

    Posted 2 years ago #
  8. minus six
    Member

    no old school brake calipers contesting todays sprint finish

    Posted 2 years ago #
  9. SRD
    Moderator

    richie porte down and out :(

    Posted 2 years ago #
  10. mercury1and2
    Member

    i got a years sub for 20 pounds GCN+ which i watch every night time on my phone- it does not cover masters racing yet though

    Posted 2 years ago #
  11. fimm
    Member

    On the subject of disc brakes - reading Peter Sagan's book recently and he said that he/the team deliberately chose caliper brakes for Paris-Roubaix because of the greater risk of getting a puncture and having to use neutral service.

    Mr fimm and I are alternating watching the tail end of the biathlon season and the start of the road cycling season, all on Eurosport.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  12. minus six
    Member

    Paris-Nice parcours should start getting interesting today.

    Pity that Tao Geoghegan Hart had to abandon earlier in the week. He was on old school brake blocks.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  13. gembo
    Member

    Paris Nice was good in the Wednesday stage that was up hill but
    Primoz the only climber

    Posted 2 years ago #
  14. Wout Van Aerthur Seat
    Member

    Tirrenno-Adriatico has been pretty decent too. Alaphilippe's win was great and the WVA v MVDP battle is hotting up.

    GCN+ is great. £20 to watch a years worth of cycling.

    Still sticking with ITV for the coverage that they do have due to it's high production values.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  15. minus six
    Member

    aye its all about the Tirreno-Adriatico today innit

    UAE and INEOS on brake blocks, notably

    who does the commentary for GCN+, do they just pick up the eurosport feed ?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  16. gembo
    Member

    WHEN JULIAN beat MVP he stuck his tongue out at MVP whose momentum carried him past Julian after the finish when MVP was cross and thumped his handlebars. But despite his panache Julian has not featured so much since. Hopefully saving himself.

    Sam Bennett cracked on the uphill finish. Primoz has no opposition. Paris Nice

    Posted 2 years ago #
  17. Wout Van Aerthur Seat
    Member

    GCN commentary is Dan Lloyd, Brian Smith et al. I think it's the eurosport feed but could be wrong.

    No spoilers about today's TA please but when I tuned in the commentators were saying that every race that JA, WVA and MVDP had started together that one of them had won. What an incredible time to be following pro cycling!

    Posted 2 years ago #
  18. gembo
    Member

    @WVAS, when can the spoiler alert be lifted?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  19. gembo
    Member

    Brutal at the front of Paris Nice

    Return of the Ketones Kid at Tirreno Adriatico

    Posted 2 years ago #
  20. LaidBack
    Member

    Was amazing. Rider M was kind of shocked to find rider R going by like a guided missile at that point in the race (!)

    Posted 2 years ago #
  21. gembo
    Member

    Despite being Swiss German he mad very good use of the word Gutted

    Posted 2 years ago #
  22. Wout Van Aerthur Seat
    Member

    I think spoilers are reasonable after the 7pm Paris Nice highlight slot.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  23. gembo
    Member

    That was my feeling too though some people record the highlights and watch later but they should stay off social media

    Posted 2 years ago #
  24. LaidBack
    Member

    Looking forward to today. Roglic is a machine

    Posted 2 years ago #
  25. gembo
    Member

    He has no competition in this race they are all in the other one

    Posted 2 years ago #
  26. minus six
    Member

    roglic is on disc brakes so i cannot cheer for him

    eurosport highlights P-N 8-9pm and T-A 9-10pm

    Posted 2 years ago #
  27. gembo
    Member

    No spoilers

    But high drama in both races.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  28. gembo
    Member

    Paris nice highlights I think going to be big on post match analysis which will interfere with Throw Down. That can be watched on the catch up of course

    Posted 2 years ago #
  29. gembo
    Member

    Roglic cycled most of the race with dislocated shoulder following his first crash.

    They did sort of wait for him and he nearly got back on but crashed again.

    Indeed he nearly crashed a third time.

    Much chat about him taking Gino Maker’s stage win yesterday so no one really helping him

    Max Schachmamm quite humble in accepting he won it but not really

    Posted 2 years ago #
  30. minus six
    Member

    quite fancy a go on van der poel's bike

    Posted 2 years ago #

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