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Offline SteveN

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Re: Spring Classics 2019
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2019, 07:28:27 PM »
Paris Roubaix Sunday, got to fancy Sagan again.

If he's 100% fit, otherwise Van Aert, Lampaert or Benoot.

« Last Edit: April 10, 2019, 07:30:42 PM by SteveN »

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Re: Spring Classics 2019
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2019, 06:37:49 PM »
Lots of fancy suspension bikes on show tomorrow. All of QuickStep and Boring Handgrowers will have FutureShock 2 bikes and Sky will have Dogma FS.

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Re: Spring Classics 2019
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2019, 09:24:06 PM »
Quickstep again. Some nasty spills including someone hitting the back of a team car.

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Re: Spring Classics 2019
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2019, 07:21:22 AM »
I think Liege is next weekend, Flanders week starts with Amstel Gold, Flèche midweek then LBL.

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 #19 on: April 21, 2019, 08:17:19 AM »
Amstel Gold today, Quickstep no doubt will have a very strong hand but  my money is on van der Poel or GVA.

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Re: Spring Classics 2019
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2019, 04:16:55 PM »
Amstel Gold today, Quickstep no doubt will have a very strong hand but  my money is on van der Poel or GVA.

What a win by MvdP! Alphillipe and Fuglsang played cat and mouse too long in the end. What are the odds he will be a World Road Champion in the next few years?

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Re: Spring Classics 2019
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2019, 08:29:14 PM »
Amstel Gold today, Quickstep no doubt will have a very strong hand but  my money is on van der Poel or GVA.

What a win by MvdP! Alphillipe and Fuglsang played cat and mouse too long in the end. What are the odds he will be a World Road Champion in the next few years?

Depends on the course, not sure if he is a genuine climber.  But he is a beast and should feature strongly in future Spring classics.

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Re: Spring Classics 2019
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2019, 12:03:41 AM »
Amstel Gold today, Quickstep no doubt will have a very strong hand but  my money is on van der Poel or GVA.

What a win by MvdP! Alphillipe and Fuglsang played cat and mouse too long in the end. What are the odds he will be a World Road Champion in the next few years?

Depends on the course, not sure if he is a genuine climber.  But he is a beast and should feature strongly in future Spring classics.

Yep, but I can see him being the next Sagan at the moment and if the course suits him....

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Re: Spring Classics 2019
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2019, 08:52:58 PM »
Fleche Wallonne tomorrow  my shirt is on either Valverde or Birmingham's very own Dan Martin.

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Re: Spring Classics 2019
« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2019, 09:54:55 PM »
Fleche Wallonne tomorrow  my shirt is on either Valverde or Birmingham's very own Dan Martin.

Alan Philip if Quickstep team work well with him or even Adam Yates maybe as an outside bet.

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Re: Spring Classics 2019
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2019, 11:01:22 PM »
Called it.... just.

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Re: Spring Classics 2019
« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2019, 09:16:40 AM »
Called it.... just.

Good call, he is some rider, very versatile with a strong team to support him.

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Re: Spring Classics 2019
« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2019, 07:40:08 PM »
Called it.... just.

Good call, he is some rider, very versatile with a strong team to support him.

The odds were in my favour. He has won every single day race he has entered so far this season unless MdvP has also entered in which case he has won. So as long as Van Der Poel is not around then Alan is your man.

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Re: Spring Classics 2019
« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2019, 01:57:29 PM »
Alan Philip if Quickstep team work well with him or even Adam Yates maybe as an outside bet.

I'll repeat these predictions for LBL being as Van Der Poel isn't racing.

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Re: Spring Classics 2019
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2019, 06:45:54 PM »
I'm going for Gilbert or Kwiatkowski.