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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #450 on: September 18, 2020, 07:25:54 pm »
Søren Kragh Andersen again! :w00t:

Yeah perfectly timed attack, none of the others in the breakaway could muster an attack.
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #451 on: September 19, 2020, 11:09:30 am »
Pogacar :o

Wow.
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« Reply #452 on: September 19, 2020, 11:14:10 am »
Younger even than Bernal and to win it all on the last time trial. Incredible.
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #453 on: September 19, 2020, 04:34:12 pm »
Poor guy, he looked utterly beaten and broken when he crossed the finish line.

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« Reply #454 on: September 21, 2020, 02:37:47 am »
This is a nice story. Pogacar rode without the use of a watt meter thereby becoming the promised anti-Froome.

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/pogacar-rode-without-power-meter-or-computer-for-la-planche-des-belles-filles/

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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #455 on: September 26, 2020, 10:04:28 am »
A Dutch won the women's UCI world championship surprising no one. Van der Breecken also won the time trial yesterday.

Uttrup sadly had mechanical problems and lost the chaser group but still managed a top 10 position.
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« Reply #456 on: September 27, 2020, 09:37:14 am »
Alaphillipe wins! Apparently the French haven't won since Brochard in the 90's so good for them.
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #457 on: October 04, 2020, 10:06:06 am »
Alaphillipe thinks he’s winning Liege Bastogne Liege and raises his arms 10 meters before the line only to see Roglic overtake him and win by a millimetre. That finish line photo will haunt him
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #458 on: October 04, 2020, 11:40:33 am »
Alaphilippe would have lost it anyway, he was also relegated to the back of the group for cutting off Hirschi in the sprint (who looks like he could have won).
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #459 on: October 19, 2020, 11:56:52 am »
In the battle of miserable chokers, the Braves somehow found a way to out-choke the Dodgers in the most demoralizing and humiliating way possible and blew a 3-1 series lead. The Dodgers, after years of pathetic underachieving, have finally found their way to the World Series. I expect for them to lay down for the Rays.

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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #460 on: October 19, 2020, 12:29:06 pm »
In the battle of miserable chokers, the Braves somehow found a way to out-choke the Dodgers in the most demoralizing and humiliating way possible and blew a 3-1 series lead. The Dodgers, after years of pathetic underachieving, have finally found their way to the World Series. I expect for them to lay down for the Rays.

 :hmm: By going to the WS for the 3rd time in 4 years?
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #461 on: October 19, 2020, 12:46:00 pm »
The Vuelta a Espana Covid is starting tomorrow.  It is nice of Italy and Spain to have super-spreader events across a wide swath of territory to help the disease along.
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #462 on: October 19, 2020, 12:50:59 pm »
Small time overlap between Giro (last week) and Vuelta though.  :P

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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #463 on: October 19, 2020, 01:03:37 pm »
In the battle of miserable chokers, the Braves somehow found a way to out-choke the Dodgers in the most demoralizing and humiliating way possible and blew a 3-1 series lead. The Dodgers, after years of pathetic underachieving, have finally found their way to the World Series. I expect for them to lay down for the Rays.

 :hmm: By going to the WS for the 3rd time in 4 years?

And losing!
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Re: The Miscellaneous Sports Thread
« Reply #464 on: October 19, 2020, 05:37:24 pm »
The Vuelta a Espana Covid is starting tomorrow.  It is nice of Italy and Spain to have super-spreader events across a wide swath of territory to help the disease along.

I shall be watching it's spread ups and downs with interest.
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