Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Wednesday 17.Jan 23:49, 2018
Gorka and Pozzovivo doing their best impression of the Michelton 1-2 last night.
Great to Stijn Vandenbergh properly back the font of the peloton again after his injury last spring.
Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Tuesday 16.Jan 10:47, 2018
Hey guys, I think there's some mistake. William Clarke was the on the attack with the all the bonuses, not Simon Clarke. http://tourdownunder.com.au/tours-and-news/men/race-results
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Monday 15.Jan 22:26, 2018
If Valverde has another all-action season from Feb through October, winning at ease like until the Tour last year with that injury to recover from and a 37-old year body - I’m ditching my testosterone and getting in line to pass on as much of those genes as possible.
Just not the hair though!
Koronin [Koronin] Monday 15.Jan 22:22, 2018
goon, I think Strade Bianche is the day before P-N. Actually was looking that up yesterday because Valverde is saying he's planning on going back to Strade Bianche this year.
Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Monday 15.Jan 22:17, 2018
Great steer Assassin. Didn't think I had the channel, as I've never heard of it. Quick look on the index, and there it is, number 424. And it's live tonight from 1-3am.
Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Monday 15.Jan 22:05, 2018
One thing I decided before I entered the draft fantasy was I wasn't going to let it interfere with my decision making for the main event.
Is that easier said than done? Ruvu noticeably hasn't put himself in that position.
Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Monday 15.Jan 22:04, 2018
He at least did some good races there, Sohrabi and Zargari though
No idea in UK, but actually live Norway, wonder how many viewers they expect to get..
Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Monday 15.Jan 21:57, 2018
Anyone know where the TDU is being shown/streamed live or recorded?
Think I watched recordings on Tiz last year, but they don't seem to be covering it this year.
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Monday 15.Jan 20:46, 2018
Apart from EF’s Swedish sponsor-signing, Alex Frame is the biggest huh-signing at WT for me this season - Leo Basso gets a free pass for being Moscon’s mate.
Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Monday 15.Jan 20:38, 2018
And what about Greipel/Viviani dilema?
You can also add Bennet G./Oomen/Latour... :)
Wondering if I should already start with my risky picks and chose Nathan, who is negotiating with K92’s Team for this summer draft... :)
goon1221 [BMC] Monday 15.Jan 13:49, 2018
My big interest for the cycling sports always start with Paris nice, but when the game is like it is, you need to hang on in a desent way from Tdu though ... so no, I am not quit on just yet :D
Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Monday 15.Jan 12:58, 2018
So you are actually ready to start the cycling season? I'm not, so will be interesting to see how good I do it in the start of this season, I can't do better than last year for sure. Expecting my usually bad part of the season to come early this year. Anyway, startlist is final now
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Monday 15.Jan 09:25, 2018
A LOL is in order. Good thing they slammed shut the opportunity for Lambrecht to blood dope his way to a TDU-victory due to limited bio passport-history!!!111
Seems inexplicably tardy of the UCI not to have responded to Lotto-Soudal's correspondance in this matter to lead them to release this statement. Common sense would be for UCI to expedite a last-minute excemption for Lambrecht, but I can't see them being this agile.
Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Monday 15.Jan 09:05, 2018
Other neo pro (Lambrecht) is out either:
The UCI has informed Lotto Soudal that neo-pro Bjorg Lambrecht can’t take part in the Tour Down Under. The young Belgian would make his début in the first WorldTour stage race of the season, but the international cycling union prevents that now.
1. Until last year, neo-pros in WorldTour teams needed to undergo three doping controls for their biological passport ahead of the start of their first WorldTour race. From now on this is no longer the case and the rule is applied that those riders need to have filled in their whereabouts at least six weeks (42 days) before the start of their first race. 2. In December the UCI organised three webinars (one in French, English and Spanish) to teach the neo-pros how to use the ADAMS whereabouts system. One day later Bjorg Lambrecht received his login for the ADAMS whereabouts system. However, the English webinar only took place on December 14 (only 33 days before the start of Tour Down Under) and Bjorg received his login on December 15 with the message that he needed to fill in his whereabouts as of December 17 (30 days before the start of Tour Down Under) to be able to start at Tour Down Under. Conflicting with the regulations. Lotto Soudal informed the UCI not to agree with the decision, explained with an extensive argumentation, but without a written confirmation of the UCI that Bjorg can start, neither the rider nor the team can take any risk.
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Sunday 14.Jan 13:58, 2018
Great to be finally back in action and to see all these familiar names of participating managers, good luck to all!
Il Piccolo Partykjepps team goals this year is to finish top 20 with 3 race and 5 stage wins whilst keeping true to the philosophy of making hipster picks regularly.
Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Tuesday 9.Jan 13:03, 2018
Ah yes, Gerrans. The most unreliable rider of the last few years. Rather finds himself in the gruppetto than when he was supposed to help a team mate.
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Tuesday 9.Jan 10:09, 2018
Viviani and Greipel have not been fucking around in the off-season, they're looking incredibly lean for sprinters. You could probably crack an egg on the latter's cheekbones.
Assassin [Troy The Trader] Monday 8.Jan 19:08, 2018
I think he might of used this.... :D
Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Monday 8.Jan 18:02, 2018
PartyFinn - looking forward to Gerro instructing all teammates to sit on wheels without contributing and nip past in the final 100 meters!
LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Monday 8.Jan 16:05, 2018
Gerro should focus on his role as a road captain and domestique from now on. Dude just isn't fast enough nor climbing with the level he once was.
From CN article : "I'm going to get certain objectives but they come based around the goal of helping Richie. That starts in January at the Tour Down Under when we try and defend his title. Then there's a great opportunity at the Cadel Race the weekend after, where I can have a go."