Tour of Belgium - Spoiler

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Tour of Belgium - Spoiler

Postby oneof1982 » Wed May 22, 2013 16:22 pm

As was trailed in the Giro Spoiler thread, Tommy Voeckler came down on the cobbles during the Tour of belgium this pm. His own bottle jumped out of its cage and jammed in the back wheel.

Not sure if he was able to carry on.

Highlights on ES now.
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Re: Tommy Voeckler Tour of Belgium - Spoiler?

Postby deejay » Wed May 22, 2013 21:07 pm

Do me a favour and change the thread title by removing Tommy Voeckler and just leave the T.O.B. bit please.

Voeckler did finish, but last @ 15 mins behind the next last rider.
That was an outstanding crash he had but he don't give in easily.
145. VANDEKINDEREN Jens FID 00:00:24
146. CANCELLARA Fabian RLT 00:00:24
147. O'SHEA Glenn SKT 00:00:24
148. AL Thijs FID 00:00:24
149. PEETERS Rob FID 00:00:24
150. VAN AERT Wout FID 00:00:24
151. FENN Andrew OPQ 00:00:32
152. OP T EYNDE Thomas TWJ 00:00:50
153. HUGUET Yann ARG 00:01:22
154. BROEDERS Garrit TWJ 00:01:31
155. VANENDERT Dennis LTB 00:02:40
156. VAN DE WALLE Jurgen LTB 00:02:40
157. BOZIC Borut AST 00:02:40
158. VOECKLER Thomas EUC 00:18:11


Stage 1 > Lochristi - Knokke-Heist 194.20 kilometer
Stage results
1. GREIPEL André LTB 04:34:53
2. BOONEN Tom OPQ 00:00:00
3. SINKELDAM Ramon ARG 00:00:00
4. VAN POPPEL Danny VCD 00:00:00
5. VAN STAEYEN Michael TSV 00:00:00
6. ARASHIRO Yukiya EUC 00:00:00
7. VAN ASBROECK Tom TSV 00:00:00
8. TERPSTRA Niki OPQ 00:00:00
9. VANTOMME Maxime LAN 00:00:00
10. PETIT Adrien COF 00:00:00
11. VAN DER POEL David BKP 00:00:00
12. VANDOUSSELAERE Sven TSV 00:00:00
13. GILBERT Philippe BMC 00:00:00

http://sport.be.msn.com/rondevanbelgie/ ... /parcours/

It looks like Sundays last stage is up the (L-B-L) Col de La Redoute 3 times. Wow

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Re: Tommy Voeckler Tour of Belgium - Spoiler?

Postby Cleat Eastwood » Wed May 22, 2013 21:51 pm

Heres the incident on yahoo news

Really bizarre.
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Re: Tommy Voeckler Tour of Belgium - Spoiler?

Postby TailWindHome » Wed May 22, 2013 21:52 pm

Sh1t bike handling skills to fall over because of that.
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Re: Tommy Voeckler Tour of Belgium - Spoiler?

Postby oneof1982 » Wed May 22, 2013 22:53 pm

TailWindHome wrote:Sh1t bike handling skills to fall over because of that.


The bottle locked in the gap between the wheel and the wheel stay. A bit bizaarre.

Anyway, have changed the title so any comments re the race? Some big names in there, but likely to be overshadowed by Italian mountains this weekend.

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Re: Tour of Belgium - Spoiler

Postby BR 1979 » Thu May 23, 2013 06:21 am

That man will do *anything* to get on the telly! :lol:

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Re: Tour of Belgium - Spoiler

Postby frenchfighter » Thu May 23, 2013 09:15 am

That really sucks for Voeckler. Not seen that sort of crash before.
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Re: Tommy Voeckler Tour of Belgium - Spoiler?

Postby TailWindHome » Thu May 23, 2013 14:51 pm

oneof1982 wrote:
TailWindHome wrote:Sh1t bike handling skills to fall over because of that.


The bottle locked in the gap between the wheel and the wheel stay. A bit bizaarre..



Not sure why he didn't just skid to a halt.

I'd a similarish incident when a frame-fit pump jumped out of the frame and into the rear wheel. Obviously I was going a lot slower, but on the other hand I didn't have my hands on the bars at the time.
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Re: Tour of Belgium - Spoiler

Postby deejay » Thu May 23, 2013 20:10 pm

This was an old Tour (R V V) Flanders finish over the Bosberg to Ninove.
Boonen got the jump and pulled 2 lengths clear as Greipal got going to win by inches but nobody knew until the photo.

Stage 2 > Knokke-Heist - Ninove 181.00 kilometer
Stage results
1. GREIPEL André LTB 04:11:29
2. VAN POPPEL Danny VCD 00:00:00
3. BOONEN Tom OPQ 00:00:00
4. PORSEV Alexander KAT 00:00:00
5. PETIT Adrien COF 00:00:00
6. PONZI Simone AST 00:00:00
7. TSATEVITCH Alexey KAT 00:00:00
8. TLEUBAYEV Ruslan AST 00:00:00
9. TERPSTRA Niki OPQ 00:00:00
10. SINKELDAM Ramon ARG 00:00:00
11. CHAVANEL Sébastien EUC 00:00:00
12. LAMPAERT Yves TSV 00:00:00
13. VAN ASBROECK Tom TSV 00:00:00
14. VAN EMDEN Jos BLA 00:00:00
15. VANTOMME Maxime LAN 00:00:00
16. SANCHEZ GIL Luis Leon BLA 00:00:00
17. VAN AVERMAET Greg BMC 00:00:00

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Re: Tour of Belgium - Spoiler

Postby philbar72 » Thu May 23, 2013 20:29 pm

Greipel showing his class, potential for the green jersey at le tour?

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Re: Tour of Belgium - Spoiler

Postby afx237vi » Thu May 23, 2013 21:17 pm

philbar72 wrote:Greipel showing his class, potential for the green jersey at le tour?


Nah. Could win a stage or two, but Cavendish will win more. And that's without factoring in Sagan.

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Re: Tommy Voeckler Tour of Belgium - Spoiler?

Postby knedlicky » Thu May 23, 2013 22:49 pm

TailWindHome wrote:
oneof1982 wrote:
TailWindHome wrote:Sh1t bike handling skills to fall over because of that.

The bottle locked in the gap between the wheel and the wheel stay. A bit bizaarre..

Not sure why he didn't just skid to a halt.

It looked to me that Voeckler might have (having realised something was wrong) tried to get his right foot out (his right knee waggles as if he was trying to do this) but it didn’t happen, so he then only managed to unbalance himself earlier than might have anyway happened.

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Re: Tour of Belgium - Spoiler

Postby Rick Chasey » Fri May 24, 2013 03:29 am

Boonen 4th in a bunch sprint eh?

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Re: Tour of Belgium - Spoiler

Postby deejay » Fri May 24, 2013 18:14 pm

Stage 3 > Beveren - Beveren 15.00 kilometer
Stage type : Individual Time Trial
Stage results
1. MARTIN Tony OPQ 00:17:42
2. DUMOULIN Tom ARG 00:00:40
3. OVECHKIN Artem RVL 00:00:43
4. SEROV Alexander RVL 00:00:46
5. HERMANS Ben RLT 00:00:46
6. VANDEWALLE Kristof OPQ 00:00:53
7. GAUDIN Damien EUC 00:00:56
8. BOONEN Tom OPQ 00:01:00
9. CLARKE William ARG 00:01:00
10. TERPSTRA Niki OPQ 00:01:01
11. BOOM Lars BLA 00:01:03
12. GILBERT Philippe BMC 00:01:07
13. SPILAK Simon KAT 00:01:09
14. QUINZIATO Manuel BMC 00:01:11
15. DEVOLDER Stijn RLT 00:01:11
16. STEELS Stijn LAN 00:01:11
17. SANCHEZ GIL Luis Leon BLA 00:01:16

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General Classification
1. MARTIN Tony OPQ 09:04:04
2. DUMOULIN Tom ARG 00:00:40
3. BOONEN Tom OPQ 00:00:50
4. VANDEWALLE Kristof OPQ 00:00:53
5. TERPSTRA Niki OPQ 00:00:59
6. GILBERT Philippe BMC 00:01:04
7. QUINZIATO Manuel BMC 00:01:11
8. DEVOLDER Stijn RLT 00:01:11
9. SANCHEZ GIL Luis Leon BLA 00:01:16
10. TSATEVITCH Alexey KAT 00:01:17
11. GREIPEL André LTB 00:01:19
12. KLÖDEN Andreas RLT 00:01:19
13. VAN EMDEN Jos BLA 00:01:19
14. RABON Frantisek OPQ 00:01:20
15. IGNATIEV Mikhail KAT 00:01:23

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Re: Tour of Belgium - Spoiler

Postby TailWindHome » Fri May 24, 2013 20:03 pm

deejay wrote:MARTIN Tony OPQ 00:17:42


By my calc that's the equivalent of an 18:59 10 miler.

Do you know what the course was like?
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Re: Tour of Belgium - Spoiler

Postby knedlicky » Fri May 24, 2013 21:36 pm

TailWindHome wrote:
deejay wrote:MARTIN Tony OPQ 00:17:42

By my calc that's the equivalent of an 18:59 10 miler.
Do you know what the course was like?

It was very flat, only about 8 m elevation variation between the highest and lowest points of the course, and those points over 5 km apart.

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Re: Tour of Belgium - Spoiler

Postby knedlicky » Sat May 25, 2013 13:53 pm

Iglinsky took the stage in Belgium, taking off from a break just before they were caught 2 km before the finish. The group of 7 had included Voeckler and had existed for about 150 km, gaining up to over 3 mins.

Greipel took the peloton sprint and 2nd place, in front of Gilbert. Martin (Tony) keeps yellow.

Voeckler rode the whole stage without a water bottle.

The last's a lie.

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Re: Tour of Belgium - Spoiler

Postby Pross » Sat May 25, 2013 15:16 pm

Who is doing the ES commentary on this one with Brian. Is it hatch?

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Re: Tour of Belgium - Spoiler

Postby Cleat Eastwood » Sat May 25, 2013 16:12 pm

Pross wrote:Who is doing the ES commentary on this one with Brian. Is it hatch?


Yeah Rob Hatch - he keeps saying Voekler as 'V-Clair' :D
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Re: Tour of Belgium - Spoiler

Postby Above The Cows » Sat May 25, 2013 16:47 pm

Cleat Eastwood wrote:
Pross wrote:Who is doing the ES commentary on this one with Brian. Is it hatch?


Yeah Rob Hatch - he keeps saying Voekler as 'V-Clair' :D


And Thomas as Toe-maa. Just watching he last 10k my mother (who is visiting) comes in and says "since when has Rene Artois commentated on cycling?" :D
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