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Spring Classics 2019
« on: February 21, 2019, 11:42:20 AM »
The time is almost upon us, the 2019 'Monuments'.

Milan-San Remo
Monument   
When: Saturday 23rd March 
Where: Milan to San Remo, Italy

Tour of Flanders
Monument / Cobbled Classic 
When: Sunday 7th April
Where: Antwerp to Oudenaarde, Flanders region, Belgium

Paris-Roubaix
Monument / Cobbled Classic 
When: Sunday 14th April
Where: (North of) Paris to Roubaix, France

Liege-Bastogne-Liege
Monument / Ardennes Classic   
When: Sunday 22nd April
Where: Liege to Bastogne and back again, Belgium

And it all starts in 2 weeks in Belgium with the Omloop..........

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
Cobbled Classic 
When: Saturday 2nd March 
Where: Gent, Belgium


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Re: Spring Classics 2019
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2019, 11:33:25 PM »
Are you doing any of them as Sportives this year Jon?

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Re: Spring Classics 2019
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2019, 12:24:13 PM »
OHN today,  Matthews and GVA probable favourites, good outsiders  Valgren, van Aert, Colbrelli and  Quickstep rider, Gilbert or Lampaert.
That's put the mockers on all of those.

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Re: Spring Classics 2019
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2019, 08:17:36 PM »
OHN today,  Matthews and GVA probable favourites, good outsiders  Valgren, van Aert, Colbrelli and  Quickstep rider, Gilbert or Lampaert.
That's put the mockers on all of those.

Well done.

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Re: Spring Classics 2019
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2019, 09:44:57 PM »
Well it was a Quickstep rider that won, just not the two I mentioned, although they both finished in the top ten.

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Re: Spring Classics 2019
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2019, 09:13:02 AM »
Are you doing any of them as Sportives this year Jon?

Tour of Flanders the Saturday before the pro race. We want to do Strade Bianchi but the logistics and costs look fairly prohibitive. The cobbles are a cheap couple of days away and the post race beers are amazing.

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Re: Spring Classics 2019
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2019, 02:31:13 PM »
Quickstep make it 4 from 4 in the classics.

And well done on Van Vleuten on her return from her knee injury.

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Re: Spring Classics 2019
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2019, 08:57:50 PM »
Are you doing any of them as Sportives this year Jon?

Tour of Flanders the Saturday before the pro race. We want to do Strade Bianchi but the logistics and costs look fairly prohibitive. The cobbles are a cheap couple of days away and the post race beers are amazing.

Iím out. Been told not to ride it by my coach. A combination of a niggly knee injury and not hitting the numbers I should be by this stage of the season because of a niggly knee.

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Re: Spring Classics 2019
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2019, 01:06:52 PM »
Milan -  San Remo this Saturday.  Quickstep will be bringing a very strong team, hard to see the winner coming from elsewhere.  If it's a breakaway then the N shilling will be on Alaphilippe, bunch sprint Viviani.

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Re: Spring Classics 2019
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2019, 09:00:47 PM »
Yep, Alan Phillip does it again. Up against the Euro, World, and several national champs in the final km and he won easily.

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Re: Spring Classics 2019
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2019, 09:04:33 PM »
Tour of Flanders this Sunday, fancy the cyclo cross converts to do well, Van der Poel  and Van Aert

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Re: Spring Classics 2019
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2019, 10:30:42 PM »
Tour of Flanders this Sunday, fancy the cyclo cross converts to do well, Van der Poel  and Van Aert

Good win the other day for VdP. Did you see the clip of him flicking the stone out of the road with his front tire whilst in the Peloton?

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Re: Spring Classics 2019
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2019, 07:47:37 PM »
See, thatís what happens when the chasing group wonít make a decision or ride for one another, great win for Bettiol.

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Re: Spring Classics 2019
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2019, 08:27:58 PM »
See, thatís what happens when the chasing group wonít make a decision or ride for one another, great win for Bettiol.
Same thing happened last year when Terpstra won. No one would help Sagan chase.

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Re: Spring Classics 2019
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2019, 01:29:23 PM »
Paris Roubaix Sunday, got to fancy Sagan again.