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  • dovebiker
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    OK result given that it wasn’t Valverde, but any one from Astana still deserves a big asterix against their name. I don’t even know I can be bothered watching Fleche Wallonne this week, except praying it’s not Valv Piti.

    Klunk
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    another good race

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    Did anyone catch Tro Bro Leon coverage after Amstel? That looks as hard, if not harder than Paris Roubaix. I’d heard about it but never realised how difficult that parcours was. Like Strada Bianca, maybe we will these mixed surface races gain more prominence and world cup points.

    I think some fellow forumites are doing it this year (have done it?)

    bikebouy
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    Yeah loved it, it’s like the roads I ride on (used to, don’t ride anymore)

    Klunk
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    Ardennes duo kick off tomorrow with La Fleche Wallonne  aka  – anyone but Valverde 🙂

    bikebouy
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    Yeah, another favourite of mine.

    Shall be fixed to the sofa watching it.

    Don’t mind if Valvpiti wins, as long as there is a new face up there in 2nd/3rd. I would love the see a break from50ks out and stay, but sadly those days are long gone.

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    Its quite clear that this years Classics (and I guess many other editions) have been characterised by a fairly large group of favourites marking each other out. Amstel being a good example. Does the collective think that in the Flèche, as in other minor classics, this is less of a feature and actually results in more exiting racing?

    I still can’t see beyond Valverde winning especially as the team seem to be targeting the race now for a record number of wins.

    Also, as a slight hijack, did anyone ride the Two Bro Leon sportive and would they mind if I PM’d them for info?

    Thanks

    legend
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    No Flèche Wallonne Eurosport coverage today? Or am I going blind?

    Edit: now found highlights scheduled for later, but nothing live?

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    It was showing as live yesterday… Althuogh I’ve onoly scheduled to watch the highlights anyway.

    Klunk
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    live on eurosport 1 at the moment (though i watch the dutch stream as it doesn’t have ads and I can’t understand the commentator drivel)

    impressive crowds on the Huy 🙂

    Klunk
    Member

    teams  are testing moviestar resolve, looks like they are prepared to work!

    legend
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    ffs it’s a Eurosport Plater problem! It came on straight after the Alps stage, but now there’s no way back to it 😕 (I foolishly moved to another room)

    Edit: Now that the Croatia programme has started I can see Flèche – very slick service!

    Klunk
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    letting nibbles go up the road has got ’em nervous moviestar have some allies that Huy climb is a real brute ! ! like 🙂

    Klunk
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    MikelLanda super demestique for Valverde, does that mean he’s been acquired to support  Quintana in the Grand Tours too ?

    Klunk
    Member

    blimey you don’t see that very often nibbles dropped on a descent !

    Klunk
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    bloody qsf 🙂 brutal effort !

    legend
    Member

    Slowly turning into a quickstep fanboi – can’t seem to help myself at the moment! Been an Alaphilippe fan ever since Tony Martin took him on a 200km 2-up TT the day after he had beasted himself through the mountains, so happy to see him get it.

    (we are doing spoilers yeah??)

    dovebiker
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    Good result, nice to see Valvpiti tamed – any chance he’ll retire soon?

    bikebouy
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    Caught the last 11k.. odd they let Nibbs go up the road, then to see him falter..

    The Huy was a great sight, sad to see the break didn’t stay until the end.. but my predictions this year have been way off 🤣🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

    aP
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    We rode Tro Bro Léon – I’m happy to give my thoughts on it.

    bikebouy
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    Oh please do 👍👍👍👍👍🤩

    Klunk
    Member

    some fleche pics

    bikebouy
    Member

    Shall I have a prediction ?

    Since this is PhilGils last year, I’m going for him.. in a break with 20k to go… 🤷‍♂️🤩

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    I didn’t get to see it live and now there doesn’t seem to be any coverage in Eurosport’s “on demand”. Anyone know where I can find more than the 3 mins on YouTube?

    Oh and what’s this Valvpiti?

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    Piti was the name of his pet dog found on blood bags in Italy, when he used to dope, which he doesn’t do anymore as he’s really fast and really old and doesn’t need to to beat all them youngsters

    Klunk
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    G looks strong !

    Klunk
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    LOL letting QSF onto the front of the chasers 🙂

    Klunk
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    the quick step floors show!

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    Good race, well deserved win

    bikebouy
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    Caught the last 10k, good effort Bobby.. nice to see a nice guy win.

    Klunk
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    <b>2018 Liège-Bastogne-Liège Results</b>
    1  JUNGELS, Bob (QST)                 6:24:44
    2  WOODS, Michael (EFD)                +   37
    3  BARDET, Romain (ALM)               
    4  ALAPHILIPPE, Julian (QST)           +   39
    5  POZZOVIVO, Domenico (TBM)          
    6  GASPAROTTO, Enrico (TBM)           
    7  FORMOLO, Davide (BOH)              
    8  KREUZIGER, Roman (MTS)             
    9  HENAO MONTOYA, Sergio Luis (SKY)   
    10 FUGLSANG, Jakob (AST)              
    11 VANENDERT, Jelle (LTS)              +   45
    12 OOMEN, Sam (SUN)                    +   48
    13 VALVERDE, Alejandro (MOV)           +   51
    14 HAIG, Jack (MTS)                    + 1:06
    15 DUMOULIN, Tom (SUN)                 + 1:24
    16 WELLENS, Tim (LTS)                  + 1:44
    17 HERRADA, Jesus (COF)                + 2:08
    18 MARTIN, Daniel (UAD)                + 2:41
    19 VALGREN ANDERSEN, Michael (AST)     + 2:50
    20 TEUNS, Dylan (BMC)                  + 2:53
    
    
    
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