Paris-Tours *spoilier*

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Paris-Tours *spoilier*

Postby afx237vi » Sun Oct 07, 2012 13:33 pm

35 km to go atm. 7 riders up the road, but not by very much.

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Re: Paris-Tours *spoilier*

Postby afx237vi » Sun Oct 07, 2012 13:37 pm

In the important news of the day, I can confirm Iain and Art both picked different riders :shock:

Tense.

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Re: Paris-Tours *spoilier*

Postby afx237vi » Sun Oct 07, 2012 13:42 pm

Huh... apparently this ain't live. Don't look on Twitter.

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Re: Paris-Tours *spoilier*

Postby Jez mon » Sun Oct 07, 2012 13:46 pm

[Closes twitter window]

That's weird, it was labelled as live cycling on sky, but isn't anymore, and the British Eurosport logo doesn't have the "live" label.
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Re: Paris-Tours *spoilier*

Postby TailWindHome » Sun Oct 07, 2012 14:23 pm

Good finish.

afx237vi wrote:In the important news of the day, I can confirm Iain and Art both picked different riders :shock:

Tense.


So who hadn't picked John D?
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Re: Paris-Tours *spoilier*

Postby Vino'sGhost » Sun Oct 07, 2012 14:26 pm

ha i enjoyed that, i was praying for a massive upset then.

good race

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Re: Paris-Tours *spoilier*

Postby iainf72 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 14:29 pm

TailWindHome wrote:Good finish.

afx237vi wrote:In the important news of the day, I can confirm Iain and Art both picked different riders :shock:

Tense.


So who hadn't picked John D?


I didn't (GVA)

At the worlds, I typed in "Gilbert", then thought "balls, he's so erratic this year" and went for Boonen. Fail

I expect Art will have won now.
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Re: Paris-Tours *spoilier*

Postby afx237vi » Sun Oct 07, 2012 14:38 pm

Yep, Art had John D... unlucky Iain, GVA almost pulled off a big coup for you, especially if Degenkolb had blown after the solo chase.

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Re: Paris-Tours *spoilier*

Postby iainf72 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 14:40 pm

afx237vi wrote:Yep, Art had John D... unlucky Iain, GVA almost pulled off a big coup for you, especially if Degenkolb had blown after the solo chase.


Oh well, had to try someone who wasn't John D.

Hat to Art .Well played.

If only I'd allowed myself to pick Wiggins for the Tour :P
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Re: Paris-Tours *spoilier*

Postby Art Vandelay » Sun Oct 07, 2012 14:45 pm

Cracking race made all the more exciting with PTP. I was fairly sure Iain had to go with the attackers whilst I could go with Degenkolb. It did cross my mind that Iain could have picked Terpstra. Superb ride from Degenkolb.

Good attempt Iain - close race all season.

Hat to Afx for another great PTP. I would like to share my cyber Champagne with you that I've just opened and sprayed the podium girls with.

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Re: Paris-Tours *spoilier*

Postby inkyfingers » Sun Oct 07, 2012 14:46 pm

Last decent race of the year and I completely forgot to watch it.

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Re: Paris-Tours *spoilier*

Postby iainf72 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 14:47 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:Cracking race made all the more exciting with PTP. I was fairly sure Iain had to go with the attackers whilst I could go with Degenkolb. It did cross my mind that Iain could have picked Terpstra. Superb ride from Degenkolb..


Ha - My 3 choices were Ballan, GVA or Terpstra.

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Re: Paris-Tours *spoilier*

Postby inkyfingers » Sun Oct 07, 2012 14:49 pm

More importantly, that result must mean I hang on to my lofty spot in the top 10? Just think of all the UCI points I just earned, i'm expecting the phone call from Bjarne Riis any minute.
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Re: Paris-Tours *spoilier*

Postby LangerDan » Sun Oct 07, 2012 14:50 pm

inkyfingers wrote:Last decent race of the year and I completely forgot to watch it.

Iain, In the pursuit of glory sometimes you just have to swallow your pride :wink:


and probably some tablets.


Very enjoyable last 40km - even if I had to share the TV with my 10 y.o and his gang of (non-cycling) friends who were yelling at Degenkolb to bridge the gap.
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Re: Paris-Tours *spoilier*

Postby frenchfighter » Sun Oct 07, 2012 17:26 pm

Interesting race. Glad for Marcato. The Topsport guy reckons he would have won if MM hadn't deviated...

Good racing from Degenkolb.

Marcato to race Tour de Vendee next week (which he won last year).
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Re: Paris-Tours *spoilier*

Postby Blazing Saddles » Sun Oct 07, 2012 18:30 pm

48,629 km/h sur la distance de 235,5 kilomètres..............
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Re: Paris-Tours *spoilier*

Postby frenchfighter » Sun Oct 07, 2012 18:53 pm

Must have been a tailwind! Very close to all time speed for the race.
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Re: Paris-Tours *spoilier*

Postby thegibdog » Sun Oct 07, 2012 20:18 pm

Everyone's favourite commentator was saying it was pretty still out there today, as it was round these parts, no wind at all.

Good finish for a sprinters race.

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Re: Paris-Tours *spoilier*

Postby Pross » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:24 am

I've never watched Paris-Tours before but was pleasantly surprised as I'd always had the image of it being held on wide, pan flat roads with a guaranteed bunch sprint. It was quite funny seeing the chasing group trying to negotiate the tight bend on that final descent. When I switched over I thought there was no chance that the break would stay clear, I'm amazed that BMC didn't do more to bring it back and that Blythe tried to bridge alone. Degenkolb looking more and more like a Classics winner in the not-too-distant future but which one?

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Re: Paris-Tours *spoilier*

Postby frenchfighter » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:48 am

Degenkolb the copper, just like Tony Martin

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