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Old 03-18-2017, 08:06 PM
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He looks so good on the bike. I will miss him.



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Old 03-18-2017, 08:09 PM
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Old 03-18-2017, 08:26 PM
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I guess the lunge knocked Sagans chain off?
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Old 03-18-2017, 08:35 PM
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MAN! That's a GREAT pic! Two world champions and an up-and-comer all under a blanket at the line.

Looks like new wallpaper for me.

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Old 03-18-2017, 10:07 PM
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I think Sagan's chain is just undergoing some chainsuck under massive wattz+jouncing.
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Old 03-18-2017, 11:36 PM
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I might be the last person to know the result, that cares.

Was visiting family today, so couldn't watch this morning. Got home around 7 tonight, got on the trainer and started the Eurosport replay... which doesn't let you pick your spot of the video, you have to watch from beginning to end. Ok... nice shots of Milan... did my work out, sat down to watch the last 70K or so, tried to fast forward a commercial break (I didn't know you couldn't do that at the time)... the thing starts over. ugh.

SO, let it play for 2 hours while I do some other stuff, then come in and watch the finish of the race.

Damn, I figured Kwiatkowski might pull something exciting out of his hat -- but didn't think it'd be with Sagan, I figured Sagan would be happy to make it tough but go to the finish with an elite group. Tactically, not sure why Sagan attacked there unless he was convinced that Gaviria, Degenkolb and others would smoke him in the finale. Either way, that was a huge attack from the Slovak that made the race. His tactics sure are exciting, if a little questionable. But, like I said. If his choice was finishing 5th in a bunch sprint or this, I think it was the smart move.

Three great riders in the finale. Alaphilippe showing more versatility than I expected.

Certainly the most exciting MSR that I've watched live, and I'm extremely thankful that I was able to watch it without knowing the outcome.
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Old 03-19-2017, 01:19 AM
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Finally saw the last 25 km of the race and the was great as usual.

Anybody noticed how big sagan looks this year?? and Kwiatkowski looks like shrank a little bit??
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Old 03-19-2017, 06:51 AM
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Kwiatko - wow. What a rider. You'd be crazy to start him hoping that he'd win MSR (or, for that matter, some of the other races he's won) but he's an incredible racer who uses his head and has the legs to seal the deal. He'll never be a prolific winner like Sagan but I think he'll have the palmares to match.

Sagan got Cancellara'd! He could have taken his chance in the field sprint but he's been racing on feel, which is exciting. Blowing open a nearly 20-second gap on the Poggio and driving it to the line is one of the most powerful performances on the Poggio I've seen in modern racing.

Alaphillipe - big time runner-up over the past few years. If he doesn't change things around he'll shape up to be an Ardennes GVA.

The situation - straight up Tactics 101. Sagan had to go and the others didn't have to pull. I was surprised that Alaphillipe took a pull or two, and Kwiatko took one, I think, but once they were on the flats, they didn't have to. Sag did. Forced to the front with 1.5km to go? Zugzwang.
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:12 AM
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Got home around 7 tonight, got on the trainer and started the Eurosport replay... which doesn't let you pick your spot of the video, you have to watch from beginning to end.
I also watched the replay, but I could choose spot on the video just fine. There might be something wrong with your setup. Browser maybe?
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Old 03-19-2017, 11:33 AM
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I also watched the replay, but I could choose spot on the video just fine. There might be something wrong with your setup. Browser maybe?
Hmmm, interesting. Thanks for letting me know. It is both reassuring (that Eurosport player is not THAT bad), and annoying because it would have been good to know yesterday!

I was using Internet Explorer on a Windows 7 system. It is the only browser that I could get to work last year, if I recall... I thought it had something to do with Silverlight. Perhaps I should try again and see if I can get Firefox or Chrome to work.

Either way, good to know that it was a problem on my end.
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Old 03-19-2017, 11:49 AM
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Petey needs to learn how to hold a line.
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Old 03-19-2017, 12:03 PM
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Petey needs to learn how to hold a line.
Petey's the only one in that shot who's not already on his brakes.
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Old 03-19-2017, 12:07 PM
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Maybe it's an optical illusion or something but Kwiatowski & Sagan both have some pretty decent looking biceps. Nothing like an NFL player (obviously) but still, more than I would expect to see on a pro cyclist. I guess they do more upper-body work in the off season maybe than I figured.
Kwiatowski played it smart, but Sagan's got panache (haven't heard that word in a while).
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Old 03-19-2017, 03:47 PM
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BAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA.

Pro tip: Don't flick your elbow to try to get someone to work through under 1k.
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Hmmm, interesting. Thanks for letting me know. It is both reassuring (that Eurosport player is not THAT bad), and annoying because it would have been good to know yesterday!

I was using Internet Explorer on a Windows 7 system. It is the only browser that I could get to work last year, if I recall... I thought it had something to do with Silverlight. Perhaps I should try again and see if I can get Firefox or Chrome to work.

Either way, good to know that it was a problem on my end.
browser dependent. i use Chrome, and it works most of the time. though sometimes thing also don't work so well for the replay
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Old 03-19-2017, 03:55 PM
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Petey needs to learn how to hold a line.
He could have done a LOT more to shut the door in MK and JA, while still being within the rules. The bike throw wasn't an issue of holding a line.

Everybody gets that you don't like him.

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