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Old 03-18-2017, 11:24 AM
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Yes, thanks for that link! Saw the Poggio attack and finish.

Kind of hard to take the results for 1st and 2nd. That, as they say, is bike racing.
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Old 03-18-2017, 11:24 AM
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Exciting, blistering attack.
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Old 03-18-2017, 11:24 AM
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Video of the finish?
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Old 03-18-2017, 11:27 AM
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Holy crap ... I'm still exhausted from that finish.

Sagan is so, so strong, but he just bound up at the end. Great win for Kwiatkowski. Strade Bianche (should be a monument some day) and now Milan-Sanremo. That pretty much makes anyone's season!
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Old 03-18-2017, 11:33 AM
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What a finish. Thought Sagan had it won after that blistering attack.
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Old 03-18-2017, 11:46 AM
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amazing amazing amazing amazing finish

sagan is the best thing to happen to road racing since i have been watching road racing.

my heart rate is still elevated...could be the coffee though heh
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Old 03-18-2017, 11:59 AM
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Holy crap ... I'm still exhausted from that finish.

Sagan is so, so strong, but he just bound up at the end. Great win for Kwiatkowski. Strade Bianche (should be a monument some day) and now Milan-Sanremo. That pretty much makes anyone's season!
I don't think he bound up; just that he started the sprint 25-50 m too early, damn...

And Kwiatek's palmares for this season would make anyone else's career
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Old 03-18-2017, 12:04 PM
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Video of the finish?
Here ya go...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wslB2VQ1AQI
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Old 03-18-2017, 12:31 PM
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Great finish and start to the classics season. I like the respect given here at the end. Sagan knowing that he needed to do the work at the end there (I mean everyone flicks their elbow at the end when they are being forced to lead out the spring) and Kwiatowski putting in enough work to keep the gap stead to the chasing group. These two young'ns are incredible racers.

Sagan needs to play his cards a little better. He's constantly by himself in a lot of these classics, no matter what team he is on. Kwiatwoski AND Alaphalippe both had sprinters in the pack, so they could sit on for a bit once they caught up to Sagan. He's also a little inconsistent at the reduced sprints as well. His timing isn't always there. It seems that he is starting his sprint way too early, especially given that he was the best sprinter of the three. His initial gap was pretty big when he started the sprint, but just lost steam at the end there eating wind while Kwiato was sheltered the entire time. He may be thinking too much. He's so much better at the bunch sprints, where he probably just turns off his brain and looks for the gaps and is a little more instinctual about timing his acceleration.

Love the way he races though. Will attack whenever and wherever.
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Old 03-18-2017, 12:34 PM
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Three of the most exciting and talented racers of their generation got to the finish together....what more can I ask?
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Old 03-18-2017, 02:22 PM
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Just finished watching the replay, WOW, best race finish I have seen in some time. Sagan didn't win but he made it the race it was.
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Old 03-18-2017, 06:53 PM
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I really feel for Sagan. At any level of racing, it's really hard to drive a break like that and still win the sprint. Even for a beast like Sagan. I saw that Kwiatokowski (sp) put out 1200 watts during his sprint. Fack, that's a lot after 180 miles!
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Old 03-18-2017, 07:10 PM
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I'm only sad they won't meet up again, or will they?
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