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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by goheels10, Jan 2, 2012.
I mean, how big of an impact will this have on the standings? I assume massive
Would be an absolute tragedy of that fan took some chainrings to the thigh…
That crash, not much because it was so far from the finish. The crash that happened right before the last climb has blown the GC race up though. Some contenders lost 1-3 minutes to the favorites
its also just some teams taking a hit
I cant stand Chris Froome
The French Police are trying to find the spectator with the sign. I’m wondering what they can charge her with.
Hell fucking yes MvDP
Awful stuff today. I fear the stage 1 crashes have just made for an anxious peloton.
Honestly didn't think we'd see Cav win another TdF stage. Chapeau.
I’ve come full circle with him. Loved him at HTC, was sad he went to Sky and Quick Step, happy for him at Qhubeka and now sad to see him back at QS but love him winning
And another one today. Some controversy out there though about him deviating from his lane in the sprint.
One of the best stages I've ever seen today. So many storylines going on.
One of the unfortunate ones though is that Sagan is either worn out from the Giro or just on absolutely shit form. Haven't really seen him competitive except for stage 3 where he got crashed out. And today a massive break goes, in it members of his team and Cav, and he missed it. Down 90 points for the green jersey and I just don't see that coming back the way he's riding.
On the flip side, if Cav goes from being a last-second addition to the Tour, to winning the green jersey, it'll be one of the most remarkable things I've seen in my handful of years watching cycling.
I’m starting to wonder if we will never see sagan be elite again. Sure, he can still win the green jersey because he’s so damn consistent, but he just seems to be missing that top gear in sprints and the uncanny positioning that he used to nail more times than not.
And with that post you can thank me when Sagan wins one of the next few stages
Pogacar is an animal. My god.
so this guy is just going to whoop everyone’s ass for the next five years+ isn’t he
I’m skeptical as fuck
Maybe, but I remember also thinking that about Andy Schleck. Sports are crazy.
What a brutal stage today. They enforced the time cut, so 7 riders are out including Demare and Coquard. Two less sprinters for Cav to have to deal with.
I can’t imagine having cold, numb hands and trying to control a speeding bicycle on a steep descent like some of those riders were doing.
If De Gendt can’t pull your legs apart, something is way off.
And now we learn Pogicars time up the Col du Bonnet was 45 seconds faster than Andy schleck, frank schleck, Contador and Andreas kloden back when they were all doping
Sprinter stage and gets second. Wins the Mount Ventoux double ascent the next day.
Wout the fuck.
Yeah Wout is incredible. He was probably faster than Cav in the sprint on a Sprint stage yesterday (even though he didn't win), and then turns around and wins a stage with a double ascent of Mont Ventoux the very next day. That's just unreal.
Oh boy, we've got crosswinds and echelons forming already.
been like a decade since an American won a Tour stage
looks good but Valverde scares me for Sepp
COME ON SEPP
thank god he held off valverde. classy win Sepp.
Today’s stage coverage took me down memory lane of the 1995 death of Fabio Casarelli on this route. There’s a couple of YouTube videos on it. Also, it was interesting to see Phil Ligett 26 years ago.
Vingegaard is so sick
Happy Bastille Day !
Can anyone explain the strategy from yesterday's stage to a novice?
Sepp Kuus' teammate was fighting to win the stage with Pogacar. What was the benefit of Kuus leading the group in the last bit of the climb? Why didn't they just sit back and force Pogacar to lead the pack?
Seb Kuss will act on Vingegaards feeling. if Vingegaard feels like he can hang on at a higher pace he’ll have his guy up the pace and still be able to hang on. By sending kuss to lead they potentially make the pace too high for Pogacar and he’ll have a harder time hanging on than Vingegaard seeing that Vingegaard controls the pace through Kuss. Pogacar was obviously too strong but thats really how they test eachother.
Another thing to add:
They weren't just fighting for the stage win. They are fighting for second place overall too. Carapaz was still in the group without any teammates, so setting a high pace and dropping Carapaz was just as important anything having to do with Pogacar.
Ah, that actually makes a lot of sense. Thank you!
rainy roubaix... we have a rainy Paris-Roubaix!!!!!!!!!!
This looks miserable
My god these cobbles are brutal today.
yessir. true hell of the north today. rain, mud, and wind
I would rather eat a bowl of shit than having to do that. but its awesome to watch.
It would be fun to do, once. But yeah, watching it is just top notch.
not in this weather it wouldnt.
I am all about doing things for the experience. The weather is exactly why I would want to do it once.
more power to you. Hard pass.
hell yea Haussler. such a beast
MvdP looking like a Ferrari trying to get a bunch of BW bugs to help pull