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Re: Sport General

Postby SubHuman » Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:59 am

Well Chris Froome still has a three minute plus margin over his nearest rival, Quintana. This years Tour de France has continued to be difficult with close to flat out racing every day. Many riders have been forced to abandon the race with injury or other medical problems, the most notable being the GC rider Tejay Van Garderen, who retired due to illness.
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Re: Sport General

Postby SubHuman » Sun Sep 06, 2015 1:17 am

Saddened to hear that six people were killed watching a rally in Spain. This sort of thing happens from time to time, but given the indiscipline of many rally spectators it is perhaps surprising that more are not killed or injured. I've seen people standing in ridiculously dangerous places on the RAC rally such that the organisers had to threaten to cancel the stage before they would move. However many stages are so long that it is impossible to effectively marshal ever yard unlike circuit racing.
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Re: Sport General

Postby JJ » Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:46 am

I tried lawn bowls yesterday for the first time and loved it! #gettingreadyforwheniretire...
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Re: Sport General

Postby StevieD » Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:27 am

I'm going to do Segway Polo today. It's completely mad, fun and suitable for all ages.. Unlike lawn bowls ;-)
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Re: Sport General

Postby SubHuman » Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:35 am

JJ wrote:I tried lawn bowls yesterday for the first time and loved it! #gettingreadyforwheniretire...


Lawn bowls, is that a euphemism for indoor sports outdoors?
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Re: Sport General

Postby SubHuman » Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:20 pm

Alpine skiing starts this month, the first world cup event is the giant slalom (GS) races at Soelden on the 24th for the ladies and 25th for the men.
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Re: Sport General

Postby SubHuman » Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:49 am

There's more alpine skiing this weekend with: the men's downhill and SG at lake Louise and the women's GS and Slalom at Aspern Colorado.
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Re: Sport General

Postby JJ » Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:02 am

Enjoyed watching some of the Davis Cup at half time of the Palace game at stupid o'clock this morning. Good to see the Murrays win the doubles.
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Re: Sport General

Postby SubHuman » Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:50 am

Watched the second half of Wales v France in the Six Nations Rugby competition. The result was Wales 19 France 10, it was a slightly scrappy match with Wales playing the better rugby. The French game plan seemed to be pick up the ball and run into an opponent. England are playing Ireland at Twickenham tomorrow, should be an interesting match. England will be favourite to win this, although you can't take anything for granted in a competitive game.
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Re: Sport General

Postby SubHuman » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:23 pm

Just to remind everyone that the Alpine Skiing season starts this month with the Giant Slalom at Soelden on the 23th and 24th.
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Re: Sport General

Postby SubHuman » Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:38 am

Lara Gut won the Ladies Giant Slalom yesterday, she beat the next skier by half a second which is a massive margin in the Alpine Ski disciplines. It's the men's GS today.
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Re: Sport General

Postby SubHuman » Sat May 06, 2017 3:29 am

The Giro d'Italia pro-tour cycle race started yesterday with stage one being won unexpectedly by the domestique Lukas Postleberger of the Bora team. This stage should have been won by one of the sprinters, but in the tricky last 6 km all of the sprinter teams had their lead out trains disrupted. So when Lukas tried to take up the lead out for his sprinter, Sam Bennett, he just rode away from the sprinters, who were all looking at one another, with none prepared to take up the chase in case they just towed the other sprinters to the finish line and were then overtaken. With about 500 m to go Lukas looked around for his sprinter, saw he had a substantial lead, and was told to go on himself by Bennett. The Boras team couldn't believe their luck at the finish, they now, unexpectedly, have the race leader's pink jersey to defend in the coming days. It will be interesting to see how they go about this as they don't have an outright GC contender and were looking to pickup stage wins with their sprinter, and also to take a possible king of the mountains jersey for at least part of the Giro.
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