Any use of the NBC logo is purely accidental.
2014 Nokere Koerse In a Single Gif
Gert Steegmans, at right, escaped the day’s break, which had been dominated by his Omega Pharma Quick Step team, but ends up *just* nipped by the bunch on the race’s signature stretch—a long, cobbled, slightly-uphill finish.
Lotto-Belisol’s Kenny Dehaes doesn’t exactly hold his line, but rubbin’ is racin’ as he and Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise’s Tom Van Asbroeck trade elbows all the way through the bike throw.
Van Asbroeck initially celebrated, but the photo finish showed Dehaes managed to hold off his charge by millimeters. FDJ’s Nacer Bouhanni (blue, at left) was 3rd, with the luckless Steegmans in fourth.
Haven’t seen Nokere-Koerse yet, but it looked off the hook. A late catch, the elbows, Dehaes’ front wheel in the air—badass.
The peloton on the cobbles, Ronde van Drenthe
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Oh, right—I guess I could probably post the video as well, huh?
If this were Sochi, people would be freaking out about the course not being ready in time and blaming Hollande for a culture of general corruption.
Fortunately, it’s France and they’ve got it under control. BTW, this sector only merits two stars on the Paris-Roubaix difficulty scale.
(via paris_roubaix1973 on Instagram)
Eff yeah the Classics.
HOW DO YOU SAY “KNUCKLE SANDWICH” IN DUTCH?
FUCKING HAVE IT JAN.
Pretty good connection for an on-bike punch. Even the Badger tended to dismount and flail.
By the way his knees are grabbing the top tube, I think Raas is still fully clipped in [see high-res, via Velonews, #26 in this apparently un-indexed slideshow], with one point of contact, his opposite arm on the roadside berm. The Koppenberg makes these things a little easier.