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  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
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    Julian Alaphilippe broke a wheel in a crash and had to chase over La Redoute to get back to the peloton

    Impressive. The tactical situation in the latter stages didn't help aggressive riders. Astana always had one, sometimes two, rider(s) up the road. Katusha had one too. If you managed to escape the group, you'd get no help from the advance anchors.

    But last 5km was 3 Katusha vs Valverde. Are they Etix in disguise?
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  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,723
    Macaloon wrote:
    But last 5km was 3 Katusha vs Valverde. Are they Etix in disguise?

    Bit harsh! Moreno had a go and made them chase, but Valverde got it just right. And numbers at the end of such a hard day don't mean much if they're all knackered.
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  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    Salsiccia1 wrote:
    Macaloon wrote:
    But last 5km was 3 Katusha vs Valverde. Are they Etix in disguise?

    Bit harsh! Moreno had a go and made them chase, but Valverde got it just right. And numbers at the end of such a hard day don't mean much if they're all knackered.

    True dat. EQS had the experimental free-jazz trio of Stybar, Kwiatkowski and Alaphillipe.

    Also, Dan Martin crashes more than Froome.
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  • But does he crash more than G?
  • It appears that both of Dan Martin's crashes this last week were not of his making, so it was just a case of bad luck. He was towards the front of the peloton when he got taken out in La Fleche. Right place, wrong time.

    DD.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Love this series of photos:
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  • mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,770
    Great photos.

    I always feel rather disappointed when Valverde wins. I always want someone else to pip him at the post. Can't for the life of me think why. :)
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