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  • Women’s Olympic XC MTB race (spoilers)
  • Premier Icon markgraylish
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    Not sure whether there’s a thread already…
    Looks like the ramp is back in place…

    Premier Icon markgraylish
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    I’m watching on GCN+ but there’s no commentary!

    Premier Icon snotrag
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    Great start by Evie to get right at the sharp end, after the first 5 or 6 riders had passed that start climb it looked a right mess and completely blew the field apart. Kate courtney was bang last I think !

    Premier Icon markgraylish
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    Evie Richards currently running 5th

    Premier Icon markgraylish
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    Looks like it’s rained or they dampened down yesterdys dust

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    carnage on some sections!

    Premier Icon markgraylish
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    Ah, someones remembered to open the commenentators mic channels!

    Big f++k up by PFP

    Premier Icon snotrag
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    Big whoops by Prevot!

    This race could be won and lost by staying on your bike today. Annoyed the wooden ramp is back, some of the girls can jump it!

    Premier Icon ahsat
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    Looks like it’s rained or they dampened down yesterdys dust

    Think it’s rained as also wet at the Tri. And the edge of a typhoon was due to come in.

    Premier Icon MrPottatoHead
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    Still didn’t need the ramp! Looks like it’s gonna be a tough day out-course is a different beast in the damp.

    Premier Icon tenfoot
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    Hard to get going again from that

    Premier Icon markgraylish
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    Evie up to 2nd

    Premier Icon john_l
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    What happened to Courtney? BBC commentary crap, as usual.

    Premier Icon snotrag
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    Evie looks like the only one who’s not slipping and struggling in the mud! Channel your inner Pidcock Evie!

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    it rained heavily overnight apparently

    Premier Icon tenfoot
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    Hope Neff hasn’t gone off too quickly.

    Premier Icon snotrag
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    @john_l big messy scramble at the first start hill and she just got swallowed up in the bundle, the top 5 had bolted.

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    Eurosport just slo-moed Neff totally screwing up MvdP’s drop and somehow nose rolling it out !!!!

    Premier Icon markgraylish
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    Yeah, looked like Jolanda got caught out by PFP going so slowly!

    Premier Icon tenfoot
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    She certainly has the skills to pay the bills. If Richards doesn’t win, I’d be happy to see Neff take it.

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    Matthieu should have entered the women’s race.

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    The fact that Lecomte is 40s back – does that suggest the pace is too high and it’ll gradually come back?

    Premier Icon markgraylish
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    Girls out jumping MvdP 🙂

    Premier Icon snotrag
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    @theotherjonv you might be right I reckon. Evie looks like she is struggling now a bit. Impressive if Neff can hold out. I reckon it’s gonna close back up again.

    Premier Icon john_l
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    Amazing ride from PFP!

    Premier Icon tenfoot
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    Just nice to see someone other than Lecomte at the front.

    Premier Icon roverpig
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    So, they literally added insult to (MvdP’s) injury by putting the ramp back for the women 🙁

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    Commentary still woeful…
    This course has completely changed in the wet. I reckon it’ll have to be a big crash for Neff to lose this – 45″ gap after only 2 laps is massive!

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    It’s not as if they can’t ride the technical sections so they can’t be losing too much time on them, so it’s effort being expended up those climbs.

    – but just seen another lap split and she’s still riding away.

    Premier Icon snotrag
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    There’s some nasty sniper roots peaking out in places… Someone could have a big one quite easily.

    Premier Icon hungrymonkey
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    Didn’t realise the ‘rear cluster’ has ‘chainrings’

    Commentary is just embarrassing.

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    over a minute now……wow.

    Premier Icon markgraylish
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    Is it just me, or does Jolanda have something stuck to her downturn?

    Premier Icon snotrag
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    Downtube? She’s carrying a bottle currently which some of them don’t do given the short course, just splash and dash in the feed zone.

    Premier Icon markgraylish
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    Downtube yes, bloody autocorrect!
    No, I don’t mean bottlecage – it could just be mud on the outside of the downtube

    Premier Icon lovewookie
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    there’s a mud thing on the downtube, apparently to stop too much mud building up. at least that how it was described in the WC commentary

    Premier Icon tenfoot
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    It’s a saw tooth type structure. They’ve been using them on the wold cup circuit too. Supposedly stops mud building up on the underside of the downtube.

    Premier Icon markgraylish
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    Ah, thanks

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Looks like some brutal climbs on there.
    Glad to see droppers are now a thing.
    I was also wondering what the jagged downtubes were about.

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    commentators got one thing right……just watched the Goldilocks Trek advert in the ad break and it is quite funny….

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