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  • Apologies if asked elsewhere, but nothing comes up when I search. What happens if Landa takes 1 sec off Bardet today? Do they tie, or sort it out on average placing or something?
  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    Hi Jon.

    It won't happen. There was a discussion about this in the spoiler thread for yesterday's stage.

    It won't happen, but if there were gaps today, as it is classed as a flat stage, gaps would need to be 3secs or over to count, so there can't be a tie. I'm not sure about that intermediate sprint though, I don't think there are bonus seconds on offer for that.

    But it won't happen.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,903
    Apologies if asked elsewhere, but nothing comes up when I search. What happens if Landa takes 1 sec off Bardet today? Do they tie, or sort it out on average placing or something?
    As Ron says above, he can't take just one second.

    However, let's say they did end up on the same time after yesterday. Then the go back to the exact timings of the time trials (down to a thousandth of a second)
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • Thanks all. I realise it won't happen, but had looked at the time bonuses on the Champs Elysees and created a theoretical scenario gaining Landa 1 sec - but totally ignored the order of finishing so on review it wouldn't work! Amazing that thousandths of a sec are potentially crucial in a three week competition.
  • BelgianBeerGeekBelgianBeerGeek Posts: 5,226
    I have a question I don't know if it has been answered: Why did Henao have a white framed bike and the others on Sky had the usual black bikes?
    Ecrasez l’infame
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,878 Lives Here
    I have a question I don't know if it has been answered: Why did Henao have a white framed bike and the others on Sky had the usual black bikes?

    To match his Colombian champs jersey I suspect.

    This would have made more sense when Sky wore black kit.
  • tangled_metaltangled_metal Posts: 4,021
    Some pundit I heard said they don't attack the yellow jersey on the final stage. Is it true and why not?

    I'm thinking of IIRC fignon coming in seconds behind IIRC lemond in Paris. I think the yellow jersey was attacked then but was it a TT which is a bit different perhaps?
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,903
    Some pundit I heard said they don't attack the yellow jersey on the final stage. Is it true and why not?
    Mainly because due to all the sprinter's teams wanting the stage the chances of success are virtually nil
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,218
    I have a question I don't know if it has been answered: Why did Henao have a white framed bike and the others on Sky had the usual black bikes?
    Henao's bike isn't just white. It also has the national champ colours instead of the blue line theme of Sky as the stripes in the paintwork and info on the national championship race 2017 on the top tube.
    20156021_1371804462887654_7121665479543528099_n.jpg?oh=419f08156c2ac4c0ed1719aba4e3e61a&oe=5A102651
    PTP Champion 2019
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,727
    Some pundit I heard said they don't attack the yellow jersey on the final stage. Is it true and why not?

    I'm thinking of IIRC fignon coming in seconds behind IIRC lemond in Paris. I think the yellow jersey was attacked then but was it a TT which is a bit different perhaps?
    TT totally different. How can you have a TT where you don't attack the yellow? Especially as the yellow is the last rider off the block so how would they know how fast to ride so as not to jeopardise the yellow jersey?
  • bobmcstuff wrote:
    Some pundit I heard said they don't attack the yellow jersey on the final stage. Is it true and why not?

    I'm thinking of IIRC fignon coming in seconds behind IIRC lemond in Paris. I think the yellow jersey was attacked then but was it a TT which is a bit different perhaps?
    TT totally different. How can you have a TT where you don't attack the yellow? Especially as the yellow is the last rider off the block so how would they know how fast to ride so as not to jeopardise the yellow jersey?

    Part of me now wishes this was a thing.

    It wasn't the final stage, but how extra-legendary would that Rasmussen TT have been had it meant that literally every other rider within ten minutes was having to repeatedly hurl themselves into ditches to avoid "attacking" the maillot jaune?
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,383
    bobmcstuff wrote:
    Some pundit I heard said they don't attack the yellow jersey on the final stage. Is it true and why not?

    I'm thinking of IIRC fignon coming in seconds behind IIRC lemond in Paris. I think the yellow jersey was attacked then but was it a TT which is a bit different perhaps?
    TT totally different. How can you have a TT where you don't attack the yellow? Especially as the yellow is the last rider off the block so how would they know how fast to ride so as not to jeopardise the yellow jersey?

    Part of me now wishes this was a thing.

    It wasn't the final stage, but how extra-legendary would that Rasmussen TT have been had it meant that literally every other rider within ten minutes was having to repeatedly hurl themselves into ditches to avoid "attacking" the maillot jaune?

    Oh God, I've only just caught up with this. Drink just came out of my nose.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,483
    Last years Giro ended with a TT. It was a great finish to the race, and Carapaz looked absolutely wasted at the finish. But the Champs Elysees sprint is too much of a tradition to change now.
  • Not new to the TdF but it almost feels like I am this year. When it kicked off at the weekend I had to convince myself that it wasn't the start of la Vuelta. Bit of a nip in the air, offspring returning to school/college, leaves beginning to change colour. Senses say Vuelta, brain saying "Tour?" with a lot of uncertainty.

    Not helped by having no idea about rebrands of teams, transfers, kit changes. Of course I read the transfer and kit threads, but it takes the first few races of the year to really cement them into memory. Didn't really happen this year so currently scratching my head from time to time. Is that blue team advertising Bed & Breakfast?

    Also seems a bit strange not really having a British contender for overall (unless Yates is bluffing). Almost at the stage of 'let's get behind Max Sciandri because he has a connection to Derby'.

    TL:DR this Tour seems a bit strange
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 15,267



    TL:DR this Tour seems a bit strange

    Weather aside, this Tour is fairly normal.
    The past 10 years has been the anomaly for Brits.

    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,149
    Team is B&B Hotels - Vital Concept.

    B&B hotels is a budget hotel chain across Europe which started in Brittany.

    I quite the like the kit. Though not sure the "only for everyone" slogan on their backsides really works...
  • pblakeney said:



    TL:DR this Tour seems a bit strange

    Weather aside, this Tour is fairly normal.
    The past 10 years has been the anomaly for Brits.

    The weather isn't that odd - it's forecast to be 32 degrees at the finish on Friday. Sometimes it rains.

    What is odd is the masks being worn everywhere except when riding, and the chance that it might have the plug pulled.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 15,267
    The weather was a bit unusual for Nice. Everyone literally said so.
    Aside from that stage everything is going as per normal with expected people in expected places. Even that stage had the expected finish.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
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