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Le Tour de Romandie 2016 **SPOILERS**

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  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    Dombrowksi and Rolland jumped off the front of the peleton; A hundred yards gap.

    Froome made up 30 sec gap and is almost back to the back of the peleton; in small group off the back at present
  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    Meanwhile for Cannondale Dombro & Rolland have just about joined the leaders.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,617
    looked like froome was back but then the peloton split and now it's faster with no cars to help him.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,617
    That corner's going to be interesting for the peloton...
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    what's up with Sky? No one waited for Froome - but then no one seems to be supporting G either
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,617
    If you're going to take a sticky bottle, at least take the damn bottle!
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,617
    imatfaal wrote:
    what's up with Sky? No one waited for Froome - but then no one seems to be supporting G either

    G looks strong though
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,637
    man I suck at Stage Race PTP....
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
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  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    NanoQuintana attacks!
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    Nano and Sacharin off the front, Uran chasing, then small group with Pinot; I can no longer spot G in group
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,617
    That was inevitable. Mini moan from Quintana
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    Sacharin outsprints Nano Q. 30 secs back to group
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,971
    Zakarin has been relegated to second for saying Quintana has a fat censored (or bad sprinting)
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,971
    I think Froome has stopped for a coffee. Not in the top 80.
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  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    RichN95 wrote:
    Zakarin has been relegated to second for saying Quintana has a fat ars* (or bad sprinting)

    To be honest the fat censored explanation would be fairer - didn't strike me an exclusion. Any odeas how much time the Sky boys lost?
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,971
    imatfaal wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:
    Zakarin has been relegated to second for saying Quintana has a fat ars* (or bad sprinting)

    To be honest the fat ars* explanation would be fairer - didn't strike me an exclusion. Any odeas how much time the Sky boys lost?
    Thomas lost 57s. Everyone else ambled in with the sprinters.
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  • ShadowriderShadowrider Posts: 483
    Apparently Froome lost 17 minutes, which is now being used on twitter to show that he is doping.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,197
    Quintana had no chance, throws a bit of a wobbly and waves a hand and bureaucracy wades in with to make things all nice and PC proper for their Swiss hosts.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    edited April 2016
    At least Zakarin was demoted to 2nd.

    I have a strong dislike for him, and need a new bete noir following Evans' retirement and Horner going back to Murica.
  • ShadowriderShadowrider Posts: 483
    Teejay hit the deck after being brake checked by medic car in feedzone.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,391 Lives Here
    Good day for the bookies.
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Good day for the bookies.

    How so?
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  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Anyway, didn't see the stage - what happened to Froome?
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,971
    The_Boy wrote:
    Anyway, didn't see the stage - what happened to Froome?
    About 20K from the finish at the beginning of the final climbs he punctured. He only had Nieve and Thomas in the front group. Nieve gave him a wheel but it took a bit of time. He was left to chase alone - even when he got back to a group who had been dropped on the climb. He kept going until the end of the descent before the last climb, but the gap grew. So he sat up. He was last seen riding like a tourist chatting to Nieve.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,391 Lives Here
    The_Boy wrote:
    Good day for the bookies.

    How so?

    Most of the money put on was for Froome for overall. Odds were shade under 2/1 this am which is short for cycling.


    (It's all relative. Can't imagine the betting market on Tour of Romndie is very big)
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,971
    The_Boy wrote:
    Good day for the bookies.

    How so?

    Most of the money put on was for Froome for overall. Odds were shade under 2/1 this am which is short for cycling.


    (It's all relative. Can't imagine the betting market on Tour of Romndie is very big)
    Sods law that I didn't bother on this one. But I have Zakarin on PTP.
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  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    The_Boy wrote:
    Good day for the bookies.

    How so?

    Most of the money put on was for Froome for overall. Odds were shade under 2/1 this am which is short for cycling.


    (It's all relative. Can't imagine the betting market on Tour of Romndie is very big)

    Ah. I thought you meant the stage result.
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  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    RichN95 wrote:
    The_Boy wrote:
    Anyway, didn't see the stage - what happened to Froome?
    About 20K from the finish at the beginning of the final climbs he punctured. He only had Nieve and Thomas in the front group. Nieve gave him a wheel but it took a bit of time. He was left to chase alone - even when he got back to a group who had been dropped on the climb. He kept going until the end of the descent before the last climb, but the gap grew. So he sat up. He was last seen riding like a tourist chatting to Nieve.

    Fair enough. Was checking it wasn't related to his illness troubles earlier in the year as tdf betting markets still had him as fav. Was thinking of betting against him for a second but shan't bother now.
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