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  • Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    speckledbob
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    I use eurosport player. £2.99 a month for 12 months or £4.99 for a single month. Steephill.tv will probably have some coverage but I find the picture fairly shoddy.

    Could be another day for Gilbert tomorrow.

    Loads of info including riders here Steephill

    Edit due to Rocketdogs post.

    Does anyone know anything about the pills found at the side of the road last week in the Paris Roubaix? I heard British riders were implicated.

    whatnobeer
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    Steephill has a really good selection of articles, photos, race maps etc Always worth a look.

    Edit: Too late.

    atlaz
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    Just read Inner Ring, he does a pretty great job for all the important races and does really good wrap ups explaining not only what happened but tactics etc.

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Can somebody pretty please provide lots of interesting links for this.

    RealMan set the bar extremely high with his excellent go-to daily TdF links and we were all somewhat spoiled. 8)

    C’mon roadies!

    😀

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Thanks very much guys. 🙂

    Premier Icon hatter
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    Cyclocosm’s video summary from last year’s race would be a good pointer if you want to know what tactics to look out for.

    TiRed
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    I too use Eurosport player via iPad and Apple TV to the projector on a 96″ screen for that full immersion. Picture quality is very good, and for £3/mo I think it is very good value indeed.

    Premier Icon righog
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    Thanks for the heads up Cinnamon Girl,

    slight hijack anyone know if Eurosport will have the Giro and TDF this year as normal.

    I am thinking of ditching SKY sports and was thinking they may steal, the big Tours.

    Cheers

    Premier Icon white101
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    If Murdoch sports are to pinch the cycling you will see them introduce it to the sports news in the year before they take the contract. Right now they have started talking about the IPL cricket, year before it was F1 that started to get noticed. Take notice of how much the comment on the world cup football this summer, barley a sniff of coverage I reckon.

    try cyclingfans.com for coverage details on tv and online, or if your twittered up try @cyclingfans or @_pigeons_ for details they are both always on the ball.

    atlaz
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    I doubt that they’ll go with cycling as it’s not like they can talk to the UCI and get it all; they’d have to negotiate with loads of different people. I’d guess them getting the ASO races (tour, vuelta etc) may not be impossible but would kill the viewership

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    Eurosport streaming online is pretty good, especially now they’ve started to add more on demand content.

    Be great to see Gilbert notch up another win today. Was a shame he got blocked by Cunago’s fall at Flèche Wallone. Don’t really like seeing a Valverde win, no surprise to hear him booed across the finish line. The inrng preview as always is very good.

    Cyclingnews for live text feed, also steephill twitter for live info. Also may be some nice commentary for us Brits over on the UK Cycling Expert twitter feed 🙂

    atlaz
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    What did dan Martin do there? Seems an odd type of crash

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Over-cooked the corner I guess, bloomin’ shame as he was working so hard.

    tang
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    Ouch, how harsh is that!

    Premier Icon white101
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    Got to be the worst way to finish a race after 250km +, 300 yards from a second successive win (possibly) and you over cook.

    bob_summers
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    Gutted… Spanish telly cut straight to the tennis so I haven’t seen the crash again. What happened? Front wheel washout or too much power too early?

    butcher
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    Dan Martin will be kicking himself right now. Or his bike. Or something. I’m sure he’ll be happy just kicking the shit out of anything really. But on the flip side…he went down right at a point were you really believed he could win, when in reality there’s a good chance he would’ve been sucked up. Like a rock star going out in a blaze of glory before they get any chance to make a long string of terrible albums. Proper rock star exit from the race, that 🙂

    atlaz
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    Looked like the back went more than the front wheel but I guess too fast

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    the slow-mo footage seemed to show the wheel suddenly jerking sideways, didn’t look like he just slid out, chain slipping perhaps, fluffed gear change?

    Either way I’m gutted for him, he properly had the bull by the horns there, great to see him launch a full-on death or glory attack whist the other favorites sat in the pack eyeballing each other.

    umop3pisdn
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    Twitter reckons his tub rolled.

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    Yes, wondered what had happened. Thought it unlikely he ‘just’ slid out, surface appeared dry and he is experienced. Wasn’t sure if he could hang on but it would have been a decent defence of his title.

    No panda’s this year.

    speckledbob
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    It certainly looked like his tub rolled. The chasers were going just as fast and managed to avoid him. Some mechanics going to get it tonight.

    Gerrans and Valverde are both really fast this year. Two to watch in the tour.

    bob_summers
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    Tub’s still on in this photo. Now reading about oil on the corner, but noone else crashed.

    bikebouy
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    Gits on my bike !!

    How bloody dare he!!

    I’m gutted for him, I really like Dan 🙁 can’t stand Gerans though for some reason, maybe it’s because he’s Australian 😡

    butcher
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    Tub’s still on in this photo.

    Chain’s off though… Definitely looked like some kind of mechanical. There was no reason to slide out on that corner. Someone came in from behind, twice as tight round the corner to get round him and coped fine.

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    Eurosport are saying he clipped a pedal

    butcher
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    Clipped pedal would make sense.

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    Wheel just seemed to jump sideways. I thought he’d just pressed the gas too early and spun out, but could have been a clipped pedal too.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    No panda’s this year

    There was an American footballer who seemed to have mixed his team’s up, Skins & bears WTF!

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    Clipped a Garmin Vector pod perhaps… they look particularly proud on that crank.

    TiRed
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    Pedal clip at 7 seconds here. What crank length does he ride? I doubt it would be the pods, but a cm longer crank could be a factor.

    trail_rat
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    Good weekend for orica green edge , comentator didnt even call cav as with a chance …. Right up till he came round te side…” Whos that coming up the left …. Its cav – can he do it”

    Good work , gerrens deserved that lbl as well , glad he got it over valverde.

    Felt terible for dan martin thought , thought he was going to take it home 🙁 – thats racing though

    bob_summers
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    Surely those pods don’t extend further than the crank when it’s at 6 o’clock? That’s a pretty major design oversight! Are they on both sides too?

    He wasn’t cranking over any more than Caruso. Poor bugger, looked like it was his to lose.

    TiRed
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    Pods face backwards, but I can imagine that they do trace a slightly larger radius than the tip of the crank. That said, it’s the edge of the pedal that will come into contact, and that is solely crank length.

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