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Paris Roubaix Hommes **spoilers be here**

  • 02-10-2021 5:22pm
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    Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 18,809 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Brian?


    My favourite classic when it’s muddy. It’s going to be muddy.


    I literally have no idea who will win. So I am going to predict Philip Gilbert to make it 2 in a row. Postpone his retirement and win MSR next year.


    Wout van Aert and van Der Poel are favourites I assume.

    they/them/theirs


    And so on, and so on …. - Slavoj Žižek




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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 18,809 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Brian?


    they/them/theirs


    And so on, and so on …. - Slavoj Žižek




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


    Lanterne Rouge Preview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nO37F5FnQk

    Really hard to predict this one but I expect it to be very entertaining. I'm going to cross my fingers and hope Van Aert and VDP are feeling good. If you are going by recent form then Van Baarle, Valgren and Stuyven are surely in with a good shout. I think I'll go for Senechal though based on his form and probably having the best team at the race. Although that means you might not have a clear leader so who knows.



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,473 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Just hope we don't see the same amount of crashes we saw today, that would be carnage in the bigger field in the mens race.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,161 ✭✭✭ Mefistofelino


    Surprised not to see Pidcock on the INEOS starting line-up. He's won the junior and the Espoirs version of this and is obviously in good form.



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




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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,795 ✭✭✭✭ Richard Hillman


    There will be carnage tomorrow. I see Van Vleuten broker her pelvis/pubic bone today.

    I don't think they really thought out the whole thing of having the women's race the day before. Grand if it's dry but the amount of cars and motorbikes that went through today would have muddied up, the already muddied cobbled sections. Wouldn't be surprised if somebody rocks up tomorrow with a cyclocross bike.



  • Registered Users Posts: 305 ✭✭ Morris Garren


    Seneschal is also my tip for tomorrow; he won Le Samyn in typically miserable weather a few years ago. He is regularly riding on team orders but frankly, tomorrow will likely see 'cornage' as the southside wheelers might say... whoever doesn't crash too often will be best placed to win, which pretty much makes it a lottery I suppose.

    I also have an odd feeling about Tim Declercq- the safest place as we all know is on the front. Imagine him still lingering in the front group if there is chaos behind? This great race is littered with unlikely heroes who have their one day of glory, and have joined the list of PR legends. Nobody wud begrudge Tractor Tim...



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,473 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    I'd love to see Nils Politt do it after coming so close last time but he's Sagan to work for.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,473 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Forecast for Roubaix area is for rain all night

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,795 ✭✭✭✭ Richard Hillman


    I put a sneaky €1 E/W bet on Taco Van Der Hoon at 150/1 last week, he's down to 80/1 now. He did quite well in the Antwerp Port Epic In coming in second behind Van Der Poel in a sprint. It was quite a similar race.

    But as mentioned before, Tim DeClercq is a great shout. Driving at the front, carnage behind and him being the last man standing. 325/1 😁



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  • Registered Users Posts: 305 ✭✭ Morris Garren




  • Registered Users Posts: 6,767 ✭✭✭ CantGetNoSleep


    I'm living a bit more than an hour away and it has been raining heavily and non stop since I half woke up four hours ago. Much more than any time in recent days. Not even joking that a CX bike may be the better choice given how bad it already was yesterday.



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


    This is going to be absolutely fcuking nuts




  • Registered Users Posts: 15,473 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Wow loving the Delko Look kit

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


    Doesn't seem like Kelly is on commentary duty today 🙁



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,230 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    How may times is Rob Hatch going to say 'Game of Stones' today?

    I've counted 3 already and the flag has not even dropped.



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,244 ✭✭✭✭ breezy1985


    "These are not those nice paving stones you see around your home town"

    "Oh no no no no no"

    Rob Hatch has a fine list of things I am sick of him saying



  • Registered Users Posts: 305 ✭✭ Morris Garren


    So- imagine if the winning break goes with 210km to go??? This is looking interesting.



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


    Fair play Paddy Power. Got a couple of euro each on Gilbert and Ollie Naesen at 125/1. Not really expecting either to win but they are perfectly capable of doing so making those great odds.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,795 ✭✭✭✭ Richard Hillman


    I think the winner is in the break. The gap is 1'50. There's near 30 in it. Unless there is a big crash in the break, they ain't catching it.

    I also notice Tim DeClercq hasn't been driving on the front that much. I reckon he fancies himself



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,473 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Here we go!!!!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,330 ✭✭✭ griffin100


    Fancy Mads Pederson for this but its going to be a lottery. The women’s race was carnage.



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,230 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    Would not be surprised to see a few people just step off the bike!



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,058 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06


    What time are we expecting the finish... 4 / 430?



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


    The main peloton is tiny already



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


    Wow Tim DeClerq really struggling



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,244 ✭✭✭✭ breezy1985


    Break looks really strong but I'm struggling to get excited about any of those riders winning. GvA, Oss or Philipsen maybe but Im really not that fussed



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


    As much as Rob Hatch was annoying me earlier... it would be better if he was back on now when all the action is happening. Dan & Maggy are not calling enough of the obvious stuff that a main commentator would do



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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 18,809 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Brian?


    Went to the shops with the missus before the real action started. Came home and the race is in bits.

    they/them/theirs


    And so on, and so on …. - Slavoj Žižek




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