Official Cycling Thread: Giro & Tour of Cali

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  1. nofatchildren

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    Only worry with Bernal is that he trained all winter to peak for the Giro, then broke his collar bone right before the start. It's probably not a huge deal to have him peaking for the Tour now after resetting his training blocks, but I also wouldn't be surprised if he isn't on his top form there either.
     
  2. goheels10

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    confirmed fractured femur, elbow and ribs for Froome.
     
  3. a.tramp

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    That was a bad crash
     
  4. nofatchildren

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    I'd assume his career is likely over. At least in terms of any meaningful results.
     
  5. goheels10

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    Just learned that is was an open fracture of the femur... your career ending thought might very well be true
     
  6. MA

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    So much for those who thought he'd never win another GT after this injury:
     
  7. nofatchildren

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    8 hour surgery sounds fun. Also, what grown man on a bike doesn’t know how to snot-rocket without the assist of hands.
     
  9. The_411

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    My best friend happens to be the start announcer for the ASO so I get to hear some of the dish.

    He invited me to Brussels for the TDF but no vacation time left. Le sigh
     
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  10. The_411

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    Sad to hear about Froome casts a pall on what has been a great Dauphiné for Wout Van Aert.

    Ineos (Sky) better win as a many tours as it can in the next few years because Remco is coming ...
     
  11. goheels10

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    i have a feeling the sport is about to get slammed again. apparently a new doping test is being rolled out that can identify super-micro EPO doses.
     
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  12. The_411

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    Oof, last thing the sport needs is another doping scandal.
     
  13. goheels10

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    Wow. Movistar is gonna look completely different next yr.

    Carapaz now leaning towards staying.

    Lands and Quintana gone

    Enrico Mas and David de la Cruz in. Huge young talents.

    Fuglsang rumored to join too.
     
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  14. The_411

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    Hope Carapaz is staying. Need talent to stay spread out to make the GTs more interesting.
     
  15. goheels10

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    Geraint Thomas just crashed badly in Tour de Suisse. They're looking at his collarbone.
     
  16. a.tramp

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    live look at Ineos director sportif

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  17. The_411

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    Looks like Thomas is ok.

    I think we’re gonna see someone from a different team win the TDF.

    Not sure who exactly but someone new