Re: 2013 Road Worlds - Florence

Postby Flynnster on Wed 28/Aug/13 10:05pm

:) :)
Tugboat wrote:Will try to Flynnster. My hotel is just out of Civenna just a kilometre or so from the Madonna del Ghisallo and that being such an iconic spot I might set up there for Lombardy.

Good chance I'll rent a bike (or even buy one) and I'm in the Lake Como area for up to 5 days potentially, so could get the chance to do a bit of riding. Hoping to jump in the rental car and take a drive to the Stelvio pass on one of those days!

Fuck. If I knew the masters worlds were on in Trento I would have checked them out. I'm going to be on the Cinque Terre before heading to Florence though. Good luck Kiwicyclo!! :thumbsup:

Furiously trying to source a NZ team jacket or something at the moment so I stand out from all the other fans in Florence!!


Stelvio is an awesome climb and the views are amazing :)
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Stelvio rocks :-)
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Re: 2013 Road Worlds - Florence

Postby Tugboat on Thu 29/Aug/13 10:06pm

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Re: 2013 Road Worlds - Florence

Postby Tugboat on Wed 4/Sep/13 11:38am

NZ team announced...

Women:
Linda Villumsen (TT and RR)
Emily Collins
Jo Kiesanowski
Reta Trotman

+ 2 spots still under consideration

Men:
George Bennett
Jack Bauer
Sam Bewley (TT and RR)
Jesse Sergent (TT only)

U23:
James Oram (TT and RR)
Alex Frame
Dion Smith
Michael Vink (TT only)

Jnr Women:
Devon Hiley
Madison Campbell

Interesting that Bewley gets the TT nod over Bauer. Looks like one of our strongest teams ever though.
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Re: 2013 Road Worlds - Florence

Postby Tugboat on Sun 22/Sep/13 11:18pm

Have staked out a spot on the barriers beside the Duomo for the men's TTT. First team should be going past in a little over an hour and a half from now.

Roly and Jesse representing for RadioShack and Hendy for Lotto-Belisol.
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Re: 2013 Road Worlds - Florence

Postby Oli on Mon 23/Sep/13 12:18am

Specialized-Lulemon dominated the women's TTT, beating Rabo Women and Orica - AIS.
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Re: 2013 Road Worlds - Florence

Postby EoinC on Mon 23/Sep/13 7:32am

Close one in the Men's TTT:
1 Omega Pharma Quick Step 1:04:16.81
2 Orica GreenEdge 0:00:00.81
3 Sky Procycling 0:00:22.55

Looking forward to some wordy and pictorial reports, Tugboat.
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Re: 2013 Road Worlds - Florence

Postby Tugboat on Mon 23/Sep/13 10:38am

Great day (especially good to be away from the horrible weather back home!). For the those of us outside the Duomo who crowded around a monitor in the back of a TV broadcast van to watch the finale it was nailbiting stuff watching OPQS just edge out OGE for the win.

Here's a couple of tourist shots...

Roly...
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TTT-14 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr


Spartacus on the front for RSLT. Jesse at third wheel...
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TTT-12 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr


Lampre-Merida...
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TTT-6 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr


Christian Vandevelde....
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TTT-7 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr


Argos-Shimano...
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TTT-24 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr


An FDJ rider doing the solo ride to the finish...
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TTT-22 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr


Great setting for a bike race...
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TTT-2 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr


Cannondale...
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TTT-8 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr


Euskatel...
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TTT-21 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr


A couple of the victorious Omega-Pharma squad, their job done with 6km to ride...
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TTT-19 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr
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Re: 2013 Road Worlds - Florence

Postby EoinC on Tue 24/Sep/13 7:26am

Nice work / play, Tugboat.
Great ride by Damian Howson in the U23 Men's TT
http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/uci-ro ... al/results
57 seconds lead over 2nd-placed Paillot.
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Re: 2013 Road Worlds - Florence

Postby EoinC on Wed 25/Sep/13 7:33am

Silver for Linda Villumsen in the Elite Women's TT:
http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/uci-ro ... al/results
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Re: 2013 Road Worlds - Florence

Postby Tugboat on Wed 25/Sep/13 7:16pm

Yeah fantastic ride by Linda. She looked so good on the bike. Just not enough to deny Ellen van Dijk the gold though.


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ITT-4 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr


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ITT-5 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr


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ITT-7 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr


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ITT-8 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr


Look out Team Astana. I'm on Il Rusto and we are coming for you...
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ITT-2 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr
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Re: 2013 Road Worlds - Florence

Postby Tugboat on Thu 26/Sep/13 6:23am

Good crowds and more great weather for the elite men's ITT today. At 57km (the longest in world championship history) on a flat course it was fairly predictably won by der Panzerwagen Tony Martin from Sir Wiggo. Spartacus just didn't look comfortable or fast when he came past me in the central city. But he was still quick enough to take bronze.


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ITT-4 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr


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ITT-11 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr


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ITT-13 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr


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ITT-8 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr


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ITT-20 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr


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ITT-21 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr


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ITT-23 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr


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ITT-24 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr


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ITT-25 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr
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Re: 2013 Road Worlds - Florence

Postby EoinC on Thu 26/Sep/13 8:41am

Great shots, TB, and it looks like the weather's turning it on. If you go a bit more aero on the bike bell, you'll be in with a chance.

Results for Elite Men's ITT...
http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/uci-ro ... al/results
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Re: 2013 Road Worlds - Florence

Postby Tugboat on Sat 28/Sep/13 12:25pm

First day of the road races today with the junior women and the U23 mens' races. Dion Smith and James Oram battled pretty hard but the course was too tough. 18 year old Slovenian sensation Matej Mohoric taking it out from Louis Meintjes (South Africa).

The peloton on the via Salviati climb...
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U23 road race-3 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr

Dion Smith...
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U23 road race-5 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr


Son of a legend, Rick Zabel...
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U23 road race-11 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr


Feeling the hurt of the via Salviati...
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U23 road race-15 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr


James Oram...
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U23 road race-13 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr


Campbell Flakemore...
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U23 road race-14 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr


Matej Mohoric lays down his winning move on the final lap...
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U23 road race-18 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr


Second placed Louis Meintjes...
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U23 road race-19 by Adrian Rumney, on Flickr
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Re: 2013 Road Worlds - Florence

Postby mfw on Sat 28/Sep/13 5:11pm

Great pics Tug :thumbsup:
Hope you got to see some of the action and weren't looking through the lense the whole time... :ib:
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Re: 2013 Road Worlds - Florence

Postby Tugboat on Sun 29/Sep/13 12:43am

Cheers mfw! Gotta love multi lap circuits. Peer down the lens for a lap, watch for a lap... repeat. Crowds here are fantastic can't even imagine what it's going to be like tomorrow (estimate is up to 1.5m on the side of the road). Weather forecast is not good though for the big show. 29 degrees, heavy downpours and thunder. Better make the most of the sun today for the elite women!!! :D
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