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  • You know when you watch too much pro cycling… I just turned on the Liege coverage to a Wanty rider having a mechanical and I knew exactly where he was in Stavelot just from watching this race.

  • Huge crash on the descent before the Rosier. Bardet, Alaphillipe, Kelderman, Uran plus loads of others down.

  • Movistar chasing down any rider who used to be on Movistar

  • when did Wout Poels add an 'er' in his name? Wouter poels?

  • Remco looks fantastic on the bike ... wow , is he shifting ...

  • Rapid round the corners

  • He’s gonna do it now isn’t he

  • So good to see movistar keep their numbers together while they let remco ride away.

  • Brilliant , that's a really good win ... for Remco , Quickstep ,Patrick Lefevre , Belgian cycling , " the Classics " ... oh , and well done Quentin Hermans ... ! ..... cracking racing ....

  • When Remco jumped he nearly crashed himself, his back wheel slid out about a foot and he had to counter steer to stay up

  • I'm all in for La Redoute becoming the key point of the race again.

  • So good to see movistar keep their numbers together while they let remco ride away.

    Team classification innit.

  • World champion Julian Alaphilippe suffered two broken ribs, a broken scapula and a collapsed lung after hitting a tree during Sunday's Liege-Bastogne-Liege one-day race.


  • He didnt look in a good way, Good to see Bardet go down and help him.

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    I can't translate right now but interested to read later.

  • Translation courtesy of Google Lens:

    Still struggling to put words to the events of yesterday,
    the distress of these faces and these bruised bodies
    following this fall. I'm thinking of Julian, but also
    of all those heavily affected guys who had to see their
    lives go by, when at more than 70km/h the whistle of
    the peloton gave way to chaos, the sound of exploding
    equipment and human cries that arise . I am very touched by
    your messages, but I honestly think that anyone in
    this situation would absolutely have done the
    same - there is no competition in the face of the risk
    of physical integrity. Beyond the direct consequences,
    it leads me to think about our common responsibilities
    to avoid this kind of accident which could have
    been tragic, to the respect that we must grant each
    other as runners. I saw it all, I was right behind Tom
    Pidcock and Jérémy Cabot when they collided. The
    responsibility we have when we take risks to get a place
    at the front of the peloton can have serious consequences
    for the 100 guys behind us. I don't blame anyone, let
    alone hold the truth. Simply, we give ourselves body
    and soul for a sport, a passion for running which can
    in a flash turn tragic and hinder the beauty of sport.
    All my best wishes for recovery to the runners


  • Someone on Twitter yesterday said an Ineos rider speaking on the radio swerved off his line and caused it. Could be are Pids.

  • If you watch it again, someone on the right hand side (the left on tv) is right on the edge of the tarmac, drops off onto the grass and loses it. It wasn't an Ineos rider but hard to see who it was exactly.

  • I've just re-watched it, looks like a Total Energies rider overlaps his front wheel with the rear wheel of a Bora rider, they touch and the former goes down.

    Accident footage is from around 1:41:00 on the GCN replay.

  • I think they were insinuating that guy dropped off the tarmac to avoid the swerving Ineos guy

  • No more than 5 out of 10 for Google's effort at translation here.

    There always seems to be a problem with the word coureur. Jock Wadley tried to use it for his 'Sporting Cyclist' magazine, but had to give up in the end. Gerry Burgess used it for his brakes, but many heard it as 'courier'.

    The word comes from the verb 'courir', basic meaning : to run, and 'coureur' can mean a runner, but I'd say that in most cases the first thing it means to most French speakers is a racing cyclist, which is how any human translator would render it in this passage.

  • Looking at the footage you can see an Ineos on the radio but he is moving sideways at the same time as everybody else so maybe crash had already started behind

  • Could be are Pids.

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