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Gigs last won the day on March 7

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  1. Alpine Skiing 2018 - 2019 Discussion Thread

    That's really sad. Goggia is always so exciting to watch and in case of top shape Vonn it's always good to have someone around who can challenge her. Usually it would also be sad because one would expect a skier like her to have a shot on the overall world cup but then again Shiffrin will probably have that one pretty much secured come January anyway.
  2. Road Cycling UCI World Championships 2018

    A well organized peloton can easily catch the break. The dangerous thing is, what if the race splits on the descent or some favorites go really early before the break is caught. For the same reason Paris Roubaix is so often won by the break as the peloton thinks it can easily close a 3 or 4 minutes gap until suddenly the peloton blows up in arenberg and nobody is able to organize a proper chase. If something unexpected happens this could be dangerous for the favorites.
  4. Road Cycling UCI World Championships 2018

    Dennis was very impressive but dumoulin also wasn't in shape, otherwise he doesn't finish basically same time as campanaerts on a really hard and hilly parcours. Dumoulin from last year agains Dennis from this year would be an interesting battle
  5. Road Cycling UCI World Championships 2018

    What are the odds for another Dutch victory today. I'd say the likelihood for Dumoulin winning is well over 50%
  6. RB Salzburg just managed to fail for the cl group stage for the 11th time after already being 2:0 up against Red star Belgrade. also there could be some ridiculously strong groups with Liverpool in pot 3 and inter Milan in pot 4
  7. 2026 Winter Olympic Games

    They wanted to make it in Innsbruck but they had a referendum where as everywhere the people were against the olympics. The Graz option was really only the last hope of the ÖOC knowing the chance to get these olympics was huge. And also to be honest, I'm not surprised about the outcome of the Graz bid at all. It was doomed before it even went official. Innsbruck is in a winter sport crazy region perfectly located and able to organize olympics without big costs, while Graz would have had to build a lot more and is quite far away from the actual winter sport regions. From the first moment onwards it has always been clear that neither the country Styria nor the state Austria wanted these olympic games, that the city would have to organize the Olympics on it's own only with help from the towns where some of the events would have taken place. It was a complete mess that only could have worked without a referendum (as it was planned) but half the population of Graz would have protested if they had actually decided something that important without a referendum. The problem is that because of huge olympic games like Sochi and the bad economic news surrounding those games nobody wants to host olympics anymore. And that's stupid. I mean of course I want olympics in Austria, I'm an Austrian winter sport fan after all, but putting that aside, the costs for Olympic games where no new venues would have to be constructed would be tiny compared to what happened in Sochi. IIrc there was even a study that showed Innsbruck would earn as much money with olympic games than they would have to invest without including the marketing value. I mean just think about that, basically hourlong advertisements shown in the whole world over two weeks and you don't have to pay for it. This development just makes me angry and I already fear the 3rd eastern Asian olympic games in a row where I'll have to stand up at 2 am in the morning.
  8. Alpine Skiing 2017 - 2018 Discussion Thread

    Yeah, I had exactly the same reaction
  9. Alpine Skiing 2017 - 2018 Discussion Thread

    Marcel Hirscher just announced that he will continue his career
  10. Men's Football FIFA World Cup 2018

    Seriously? You play well again and then you fuck it up like this. How stupid was this by Mascherano. It wasn't a clear penalty but don't even give the referee the chance to interpret something as a foul
  11. Men's Football FIFA World Cup 2018

    Which is stupid as Australia is losing so Denmark will make it to the round of 16 anyway
  12. Men's Football FIFA World Cup 2018

    I don't think Ronaldo's foul was a red card. On the camera perspective they showed most it looked worse than on the others. Still if the referee had immediately shown him a red card I would have said it's a reasonable decision. A hard one but reasonable. What shocked me is that the VAR said it was red as by no means this was a 100% clear decision and that's what VAR is for. To stick with Portugal, Pepe gets Diego Costas elbow in his face and VAR says it wasn't even a clear foul and then this foul which was worse but not by a lot is a clear red card? I know the on field referee didn't agree as well but the fact that he even got the call by the VAR means the VAR would have given Ronaldo red.
  13. Men's Football FIFA World Cup 2018

    What a horrible game by Portugal. As I'm rooting for them I'm super angry about the fact that iran scored the equalizer as that doesn't only mean they play Uruguay next but that they will be in the generally probably much harder half of the bracket. Ronaldo was pretty disappointing but I also have to say that the people who say he lost Portugal the three points with the missed penalty are talking rubbish. If he doesn't make his great dribbling Portugal doesn't get a penalty in the first place
  14. Men's Football FIFA World Cup 2018

    First top seeded team to be eliminated but also a team that never should have been top seeded.