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  • jam1ejam1e Posts: 1,026
    TJVG has a go but Costa, G and Kelderman are on the case. Not sure why TJ is closing the gap though, neither is Brian Smith.
  • yourpaceormineyourpaceormine Posts: 1,245
    2km to go, gap 30 and a bit secs
  • mechanismmechanism Posts: 891
    TJvG has a dig off the front of the GC group

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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,522
    Atapuma, wellens @20, peloton (!)@50
    They've passed Wellens
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  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    Atapuma wins,Barguil second
  • mechanismmechanism Posts: 891
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  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    Latour or Keldeman both on same time by my sums - not sure who will get yellow
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    Pierre-Roger Latour of AG2r got yellow
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    Latour
    Kelderman +0
    Thomas +5
    Barguil +16
    Van Garderen +18
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    My man in yellow. Choo-choo, all aboard the hype-train.
    Team My Man 2018: David gaudu, Pierre Latour, Romain Bardet, Thibaut pinot, Alexandre Geniez, Florian Senechal, Warren Barguil, Benoit Cosnefroy
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Your man is called Pierre Latour, rather than -Roger. Misreported very frequently.

    He's a very good prospect, as is my man Lopez who did pretty well today too.
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    joelsim wrote:
    Your man is called Pierre Latour, rather than -Roger. Misreported very frequently.

    I too read that story in INRNG. Reckon he'd have a half-decen TT if he puts his mind to it.
    Team My Man 2018: David gaudu, Pierre Latour, Romain Bardet, Thibaut pinot, Alexandre Geniez, Florian Senechal, Warren Barguil, Benoit Cosnefroy
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    joelsim wrote:
    Your man is called Pierre Latour, rather than -Roger. Misreported very frequently.

    He's a very good prospect, as is my man Lopez who did pretty well today too.

    Including on the AG2R team website

    http://www.cyclisme.ag2rlamondiale.fr/e ... r-latour-3
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,597
    Terribly wet weather forecast for today and then they have this to contend with at the finish.

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    With the mighty Rettenbachferner tomorrow, the TdS have gone overboard on the gradients, this year.
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  • type:epyttype:epyt Posts: 766
    Seems that neither myself/Tour de Suisse/TV got this right today.

    The Klausenpass is the only European climb I've done and coverage isn't due until it's begun and on top of that I have the day off, which would be helpful if I hadn't scheduled a dental appointment for 2pm.

    Hopefully Eurosport's highlights will capture some of the climb.
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  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,023
    Stunning mountain roads... if nothing else.

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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,327 Lives Here
    Still the Bore de Suisse?

    Put anything in Switzerland and it becomes more boring.

    That's why they all end up hoarding Nazi gold and being home to heavily corrupt firms. Gives 'em something to wake up about.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,649
    dish_dash wrote:
    Stunning mountain roads... if nothing else.

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  • deejaydeejay Posts: 3,138
    Put anything in Switzerland and it becomes more boring.

    That's why they all end up hoarding Nazi gold and being home to heavily corrupt firms. Gives 'em something to wake up about.
    I can agree but the boring just gets more expensive.
    With the hoards that started turning up for the Superman Druggie in the French Tour, then I changed to Dauphine and Suisse with 2 35 S Francs to the £.
    Today the Rate is 1.36 SF to the £ and so a very expensive place to be bored.

    Noted the Euro @1.26eu - The Dollar 1.41$ - The Suisse @ 1.36SF are almost parity today
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  • yourpaceormineyourpaceormine Posts: 1,245
    Enough of this fiscal frivolity people!
    After 53km a group of 15 (no idea who's in the group) have 5:05 advantage.
  • yourpaceormineyourpaceormine Posts: 1,245
    Rast, Gilbert, Elminger and the chap in kom Jersey in break.
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,023
    Apparently 91% of riders thought that corner before the finish on Stage 4 was dangerous.
  • yourpaceormineyourpaceormine Posts: 1,245
    Wonder what they make of the cows on the road today? Or with clinical Swiss efficiency will the cows be mooved?
  • yourpaceormineyourpaceormine Posts: 1,245
    K.Siutso abandons at feedzone
  • yourpaceormineyourpaceormine Posts: 1,245
    And they start the Klausenpass
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    Here is the composition of the breakaway: Gregory Rast (SUI/TFS), Philipe Gilbert (BEL/BMC), Kristijan Koren (SLO/CPT), Pim Ligthart (NED/LTS), Tosh Van der Sande (BEL/LTS), Iljo Keisse (BEL/EQS), Ariel Maximiliano Richeze (ARG/EQS), Kévin Reza (FRA/FDJ), Martin Elmiger (SUI/IAM), Jasha Sütterlin (GER/MOV), Maciej Patkersi (POL/CCC), Nico Brüngger (SU/ROT), Pietr Weening (NED/ROP), Antwan Tolhoek (NED/ROP), Jordi Simon (ESP/VAT).

    They have 5 mins 25 seconds halfway up the climb to Klausenpass

    Lars Boom and Leiwe Westra both withdrawm
  • yourpaceormineyourpaceormine Posts: 1,245
    Lead group have 5:25.

    Tour de Suisse Twitter account is utter pants. Very little information about their race. You'd think they'd want people to be aware of their event.
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    Just seen Euskadi team in Tour de Sud - I really liked that orange kit but at least the dayglo green is still pretty distinctive
  • yourpaceormineyourpaceormine Posts: 1,245
    50km to go. Leaders have 6 minutes
  • yourpaceormineyourpaceormine Posts: 1,245
    Lars Boom abandoned
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