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Paris Roubaix- Femmes *Contains Spoilers*

  • 02-10-2021 11:23am
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,160 ✭✭✭ Mefistofelino


    Big weekend - the inaugural women's race today. Forecast is good for watching, though maybe not as much fun for actually racing over cobbles.

    Looks like the race should reach Roubaix before the worst of the rain, especially with a strong Southerly breeze.


    I'd like Vos to win but I think she's suffering from too many birthdays now and doesn't have quite the spark in comparison with the younger riders.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,759 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    Very annoying that the race has started by there is no live TV coverage yet 😠



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,759 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    Deignan went on a very early attack and has a lead of 1'05" with 66 km to go.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,766 ✭✭✭ CantGetNoSleep


    That's a joke tbh. I've never been in favour of things like mandatory showing of women's sports but this is something anyone would want to watch. The most exciting parts are sometimes the first approaches to the cobbled sectors.



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,472 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Deignan looks to be running at least a 28mm tyre there no?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,759 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    They look pretty chunky alright. I wouldn't be surprised if they were 30 mm or 32 mm



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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,759 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    Jaysus. Riders down all over the shop



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,759 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    Deignan has this race won as long she doesn't crash



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,472 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Yeah looks like it. Riders going down like Skittles there

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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,276 Mod ✭✭✭✭ mewso


    Jesus when they say 5* they mean it. Looks almost impossible to stay upright.



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,472 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Brilliant from Iris on the moto

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,429 ✭✭✭ TheBlaaMan


    Only ambient sound for me on the GCN App on laptop (or Android), but the same picture coverage on ES ap has Marty McDonnell commentating. Anyone else getting commentary on GCN?

    I'm really beginning to get p1ssed off with the flakiness of the GCN App - 25% of the time, it fails to work properly



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,759 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    I was getting only ambient sound on the stream with the live show, so I switched to the stream that doesn't have the live show and I have the commentary



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,276 Mod ✭✭✭✭ mewso


    I only use the Eurosport Player app on the phone but it often defaults to ambient and you can switch it to 'English' for the proper commentary. Not sure if it's the same problem.



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,472 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Yeah I get that too. Usually happens if I unlock the phone or leave the room with it and come back in click the speech icon in the top right of the screen and change back to English

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,160 ✭✭✭ Mefistofelino




  • Registered Users Posts: 15,472 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Oh some hard landings there. Hope all are ok.

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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 13,467 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ednwireland


    gwan lizzie



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,276 Mod ✭✭✭✭ mewso


    What a ride by Lizzie Deignan.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,089 ✭✭✭ NamelessPhil


    Great result!



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,237 ✭✭✭✭ breezy1985


    Finally another Irish name etched on the Roubaix showers 😊



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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,759 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    That was class. Brilliant to watch


    For 2022:

    Make the race longer.

    Broadcast the entire race live on TV.

    Improve the prize money significantly.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,160 ✭✭✭ Mefistofelino


    I thought the length of the race was quite good. No waiting around riding 50km before the racing started. For the inaugural event, it deserved an "exploit" which Deignan delivered due to the shorter distance. If it was a 160km race, I don't think she would have gone for it like she did and we could have had a group together until 20km to go.

    I agree on the other two suggestions.



  • Registered Users Posts: 354 ✭✭ Mr. Cats


    Just watched it there on catch up. Amazing performance by Deignan! A brave and worthy champion. Was on the edge of my seat when AVB took a minute out of her on that one section. Brilliant advert for women’s racing.



  • Registered Users Posts: 354 ✭✭ Mr. Cats


    *Vos I mean



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,160 ✭✭✭ Mefistofelino


    Annamiek van Vleuten broke her pelvis today and Vos seemed to be holding her hip after the podium ceremony.

    On a positive note, Trek Segafredo have paid Deignan a bonus to bring her winnings up to the same level as the men's.



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,472 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    🚴‍♂️



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,264 ✭✭✭ at1withmyself


    https://www.bikeradar.com/features/pro-bike/lizzie-deignan-paris-roubaix-femmes/



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,237 ✭✭✭✭ breezy1985


    When people talk about 30mm tyres is that 700x30c ?

    My bike has 700x23c so am I on 23mm



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,264 ✭✭✭ at1withmyself


    Yep, the 23 represents the width

    The 700 represents the diameter



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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 13,467 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ednwireland


    Can't believe Lizzie is at the ajbell tourin the UK hands taped up. Kudos



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