The Pro Cycling Thread


#6623

Trentin easily wins the uphill finish to stage 5 at Ruta Dal Sol after a powerful lead-out by neo-pro Affini

Affini has been impressive in his first race days for MS.


#6624

Does anyone know much about what Kayo sports offers for cycling? SBS OS race coverage doesn’t look as if it is going to be any better than last year. I am considering getting some type of subscription service for AFL and cycling before the cobbled classics start.


#6625

You’re better getting Eurosport player & Getflix for a total of $10 per month if you want cycling.


#6626

Yes I think you are correct. Eurosport isn’t on Kayo. How much is Eurosport player?


#6627

I believe $65 for an annual pass.


#6628

Ewan wins stage 4 of the UAE - He was dominant in the uphill drag.


#6629

Helped by the fact that anyone else that was could threaten was held up in a crash.


#6630

None of the leading sprinters would have matched Ewan on that finish - And Viviani just beats Gaviria, Kittell and S.Bennett in a close stage - Tomorrow is the Queen Stage.


#6631

Roglic beats Dumoulin and Gaudu in the Queen stage at the UAE Tour - Roglic is a classy rider while this could be a breakthrough performance for Gaudu - Interesting to read S.Yates article in CN - Seems like he is driver on and off the bike at Mitchelton Scott.


#6632

Omloop tonight, first of the spring classics.

And on Sunday Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne (semi classic)

It will be interesting to see if Trentin can take his Spanish form into these races.


#6633

Interested to see how Durbridge performs and how much Edmondson has improved.


#6634

Stybar too good at the Omloop; some crashes gave the leading group of GVA, Stybar, Wellens, Lutsenko enough of a break never to be chased down, GVA spent all his pennies chasing a Wellens attack and when Stybar went immediately after he had nothing left and it was a parade for Stybar to the finish.


#6635

Thought Trentin was a bit off and of course not helped by Benoot’s crash splitting the leading peleton - Apparently Trentin had a crash early and lost energy chasing back - GVA and Stybar are looking good - Apparently the weather could be challenging for KBK which could split the peleton.


#6636

KBK was wet & wild.
Only 69 riders finished. Jungles winning for QS who love these kinds of races.


#6637

A massive fail from MS - Again got Durbridge and Trentin in the front group halfway through the race - But when 5 riders slipped away then MS needed a 3rd or 4th rider in the split to bring back the five - MS gambled on chasing from the main peleton seeing they had a full team which of course brought Ackermann and Groenewegen back into contention - Then Trentin was involved in a crash with 25kms to go - Somehow MS only provided Stannard a first year 20 year old Neo Pro to bring back Trentin, instead of sending back three riders - Somehow it took Trentin nearly 15kms to reach the peleton and Stannard had disappeared - then it was up to Edmondson to do a sprint and he managed to finish 49th - Trentin gave up with 10kms to go, suggesting he may have been injured and somehow Stannard finished 60th in the main peleton - The positive is the ride of Stannard while the negative is the lack of depth in the Classics and Trentin’s tactical naivety.


#6638

Strade Bianchi on Saturday.
Motivation for me to setup Getflix + Eurosport player before then to watch it!


#6639

OK @barry_day I have Getflix smart DNS and can now access the Euro player page.
However how do I register and pay for Europlayer, it seems they check back through the card/payment service to confirm the money source is really an EU country.


#6640

MS women have included a star-studded line up for Strade Bianche - Allen, kennedy, Williams, Spratt, van Vleuten and Brown - They have three legitimate chances in this race.

The men’s team is Durbridge, Affini, Scotson, Stannard, Bookwalter, Juul-jensen and Schultz - A top 10 will be a good result.


#6641

Hmmm. Seems it works for some people and not others. I don’t suppose you have friends / relatives in Europe who will pay for you (in lieu of funds transfer)?
A bit painful, but perhaps get a European travel card? Dunno


#6642

How about you try
www.firstonetv.live

granted need to be watching when live tv broadcast on and know which country is broadcasting event…etc