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  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,839
    So Froome and Sky boxed in Porte.

    i don't think it was delberate though. froome got boxed as well when the sky guys spread
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  • cc78cc78 Posts: 599
    Porte down to 4th, whoops!
  • jam1ejam1e Posts: 1,026
    edited June 2016
    I don't think he was caught napping as such, it looked like he was winding it up then got boxed in with Sky/Froome.
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 10,941
    gsk82 wrote:
    So Froome and Sky boxed in Porte.

    i don't think it was delberate though. froome got boxed as well when the sky guys spread

    No it wasn't deliberate. Porte went on the right Bardet went on the left and then Sky spread right.

    Costs Porte a podium.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • cc78cc78 Posts: 599
    Cummings on French TV now; he has got a bit of a Mclaren/Barton fake accent going on...
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Yeah, so i just tuned in.
    Team My Man 2018: David gaudu, Pierre Latour, Romain Bardet, Thibaut pinot, Alexandre Geniez, Florian Senechal, Warren Barguil, Benoit Cosnefroy
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 10,941
    The_Boy wrote:
    Yeah, so i just tuned in.

    Whoops.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • kleinstrokerkleinstroker Posts: 2,133
    How did Bardet end up 9" ahead of Porte? Thought they were equal yesterday and only 5" sec gap today
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    How did Bardet end up 9" ahead of Porte? Thought they were equal yesterday and only 5" sec gap today

    bonus seconds
    Team My Man 2018: David gaudu, Pierre Latour, Romain Bardet, Thibaut pinot, Alexandre Geniez, Florian Senechal, Warren Barguil, Benoit Cosnefroy
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 10,941
    How did Bardet end up 9" ahead of Porte? Thought they were equal yesterday and only 5" sec gap today

    Bonus seconds.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 10,941
    There's an echo in here.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    There's an echo in here.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Nh2BB7NyPM

    ???
    Team My Man 2018: David gaudu, Pierre Latour, Romain Bardet, Thibaut pinot, Alexandre Geniez, Florian Senechal, Warren Barguil, Benoit Cosnefroy
  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    Great day for team DD with Cummings taking the stage, Edvard Boasson Hagen the points jersey and Daniel Teklehaimanot the KOM jersey.
  • curiumcurium Posts: 815
    RonB wrote:
    Great day for team DD with Cummings taking the stage, Edvard Boasson Hagen the points jersey and Daniel Teklehaimanot the KOM jersey.
    Yes! An absolute blinder for them. Really happy :D

    ...also Etixx with Martin & Alaphilippe
  • gsk82 wrote:
    "chris can i have some of your guys please? this new team's poop"


    :D
  • Froome shakes his head coming over the line knowing he just screwed over Titchie Richie.


    There goes the candlelit suppers for 2 in Monaco when the wives are out
  • what an absolute SKY/Porte censored up . Froome wants to do a bit more racing - what an arrogant b&stard !!

    Absolutely phenomenal Dauphine by Bardet

    Did Contador hit the top of the UCI WT ranking?
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,631
    Yup
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 10,941
    Froome shakes his head coming over the line knowing he just screwed over Titchie Richie.


    There goes the candlelit suppers for 2 in Monaco when the wives are out

    Only Cav and Bernie left as the official Pro-Tour bromance.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • yeah fkc you too

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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,306
    Just watched the highlights, cracking stuff from Cummings.

    Shame for Porte but hey ho.
  • bobmcstuff wrote:
    Just watched the highlights, cracking stuff from Cummings.

    Shame for Porte but hey ho.


    Titchy's gotta learn

    Stevoooo was class as per
  • BelgianBeerGeekBelgianBeerGeek Posts: 5,226
    Watched on telly. Nice one ITV4 btw, I thought the coverage was good.
    My tuppence worth: Froome looks confident, and strong. The confidence is the main thing, he now looks more comfortable (if a stick insect attached to a battery ever could look comfortable) and even got out of the saddle to take it to Bertie. This was good.
    Bardet looked very cool, Alaphilippe was good and nice to see Dan Martin get going. EBH great, most of the riders aquitted themselves very well. Some good strong riders here and it's shaping up to be an awesome TdF. Bertie was easily cooked (ner ner Frenchie).
    And what a ride from Steve Cummings on the final stage. Awesome rider, chapeau sir.
    Oh yeah, forgot Porte. Generally speaking, following the GC rider isn't a bad tactic, but in the words of Bill ( or Ted): you totally blew it, dude. Still, never mind.
    Ecrasez l’infame
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,291 Lives Here
    edited June 2016
    Not a stellar edition really.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,306
    Oh regarding the coverage, ITV's highlights package at least is far and away superior to Eurosport. They actually show you the important bits of the race...
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,517
    My opinion of Bardet has gone up in this race. I always felt that he was mostly another hyped Frenchman in the Rolland mode, while Pinot was the real deal but lacking belief. I'm now starting to think that Bardet will surpass Pinot.

    As for Porte, if you try to go up the inside on a bend there's always a strong chance the door is going to shut on you.
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  • Bo DukeBo Duke Posts: 1,058
    Ritchie blew it whilst other key players like Dan Martin grabbed their opportunity. Dan wasn't tucked in looking for a ride so late in the stage, he was alert looking for his opportunity, lil' Ritchie should have been head up, dancing on the pedals looking to initiate an attack not stuck on Froome's censored hiding. Sad for him but ultimately his own fault. Plus of course... he had no team up there to help out... those 3 (!) Sky boys were there for Froome not him - Froome got out of the way when the attack came.
    'Performance analysis and Froome not being clean was a media driven story. I haven’t heard one guy in the peloton say a negative thing about Froome, and I haven’t heard a single person in the peloton suggest Froome isn’t clean.' TSP
  • philbar72philbar72 Posts: 2,228
    Bardet needs to go stage hunting in the tour, I'd say. he's not quite good enough to keep up with Froome, Quintana, or Contador over 3 weeks.

    Great result for Dan Martin. first Irish podium at the Dauphine is no mean feat.
  • smithy21smithy21 Posts: 2,204
    Re Bardet- what would be the point in that?

    He won a stage last year. He could win one this year by stage hunting but than he's never going to progress doing that if he can take days off. Needs to go for it for the full three weeks and learn what it's like to be at the sharp end.
  • philbar72 wrote:
    Bardet needs to go stage hunting in the tour, I'd say. he's not quite good enough to keep up with Froome, Quintana, or Contador over 3 weeks.

    Great result for Dan Martin. first Irish podium at the Dauphine is no mean feat.

    I very much doubt he would think that way - he's a GC rider and you ride for GC whatever the opposition. A lot of variables in a 3 week tour and he is showing consistency
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