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  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    Brandle caught and wheelies a salute as they motor past him. Kiryienka doing an amazing job - but still 5km to peak
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    TJVG attacks
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    My pictures have gone! Any one got any links - eurosportplayer not showing any cycling for the moment
  • mechanismmechanism Posts: 891
    imatfaal wrote:
    My pictures have gone! Any one got any links - eurosportplayer not showing any cycling for the moment

    Same here, pictures and sounds were breaking up for a while and then nothing...

    Back sort of now.
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    Back

    TJVG has 20sec. Barguil attacked but is slowly being dragged back
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    TJVG wins
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    MA Lopez outsprints Barguil for second, Pantano, Talansky

    G way back
  • EnacheVEnacheV Posts: 235
    Wow wo wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow Thomas , so bad. Kirienka towed him 80% of the climb, dropped again for minutes. He isn't good enough right now to make Sky's 9 man team for TdF.

    Maybe as the 9th man to carry bottles and drive the train on flat, maybe.

    waiting for the guys with smart lines to teach me how G is a grand tour GC rider. lol.
  • hypsterhypster Posts: 1,183
    Thomas is a follower not a leader. He ran out of people to follow today (again).
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    GC
    Barguil
    MA Lopez +21
    Talansky +24
  • EnacheVEnacheV Posts: 235
    hypster wrote:
    Thomas is a follower not a leader. He ran out of people to follow today (again).

    he was dropped by Barguil, Lopez, Talansky, TJ, Spilak, Izzaguire, Costa, Pantano, few i can't remember and a couple of CCC guys. He had plenty of guys to follow but he could not.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,612
    EnacheV wrote:
    Wow wo wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow Thomas , so bad. Kirienka towed him 80% of the climb, dropped again for minutes. He isn't good enough right now to make Sky's 9 man team for TdF.

    Maybe as the 9th man to carry bottles and drive the train on flat, maybe.

    waiting for the guys with smart lines to teach me how G is a grand tour GC rider. lol.

    If you like Geraint Thomas as you profess, then I'm Albetro friggin Contador.
    Give it a rest and trot back to your Clinic mates.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • EnacheVEnacheV Posts: 235
    EnacheV wrote:
    Wow wo wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow Thomas , so bad. Kirienka towed him 80% of the climb, dropped again for minutes. He isn't good enough right now to make Sky's 9 man team for TdF.

    Maybe as the 9th man to carry bottles and drive the train on flat, maybe.

    waiting for the guys with smart lines to teach me how G is a grand tour GC rider. lol.

    If you like Geraint Thomas as you profess, then I'm Albetro friggin Contador.
    Give it a rest and trot back to Clinic mates.

    yes i like him

    but i din't like when he started to throw tantrums of being let to be a GC rider and most of all protected rider at TdF. Except Paris-Nice which he won with luck (dropped and won by few seconds because Gallopin and Henao dragged him back) his GC results are 0.

    I mean, Froome 2012 wasn't a protected rider at Sky and Froome 2012 was around 350 times better than Thomas 2016, not to speak that Froome was after a 2nd in Vuelta. And Thomas is crying for this status without deserving it in the slightlest.

    I hope this is a wake up call for him.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,612
    TJ wins the battle of the horrible grind.
    Kelderman's turn to have a stinker of an off day.
    Talansky seems reborn.
    The Colombians enjoy the altitude.
    Barguil wins the dubious honour of wearing this race's leaders jersey.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • TJ wins the battle of the horrible grind.
    Kelderman's turn to have a stinker of an off day.
    Talansky seems reborn.
    The Colombians enjoy the altitude.
    Barguil wins the dubious honour of wearing this race's leaders jersey.


    It really is one of those races

    Barguil and Talansky winning the Consistency Battle, mind
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Go My Superman, Lopez.

    Up to 2nd on GC.
  • ProssPross Posts: 26,040
    EnacheV wrote:
    EnacheV wrote:
    Wow wo wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow Thomas , so bad. Kirienka towed him 80% of the climb, dropped again for minutes. He isn't good enough right now to make Sky's 9 man team for TdF.

    Maybe as the 9th man to carry bottles and drive the train on flat, maybe.

    waiting for the guys with smart lines to teach me how G is a grand tour GC rider. lol.

    If you like Geraint Thomas as you profess, then I'm Albetro friggin Contador.
    Give it a rest and trot back to Clinic mates.

    yes i like him

    but i din't like when he started to throw tantrums of being let to be a GC rider and most of all protected rider at TdF. Except Paris-Nice which he won with luck (dropped and won by few seconds because Gallopin and Henao dragged him back) his GC results are 0.

    I mean, Froome 2012 wasn't a protected rider at Sky and Froome 2012 was around 350 times better than Thomas 2016, not to speak that Froome was after a 2nd in Vuelta. And Thomas is crying for this status without deserving it in the slightlest.

    I hope this is a wake up call for him.

    I actually agree with you that G should have concentrated on being a Classics rider (although he still has the issue of a lack of a sprint whilst not having the power of someone like Cancellara or Sagan so winning would be far from guaranteed). He's a decent one week stage racer on routes with lower hills and showed last year he does have an ability to stay with the best in the mountains. However, I don't see him being a genuine GT contender as he doesn't have the ability to gain time in the mountains and whilst a good time trial list he is no Wiggins.

    That said, he's never thrown a tantrum to be a protected rider. His ride at the Tour last year has earned him that opportunity and to suggest he shouldn't be one of the nine man squad is so ludicrous it just shoots down any sensible points you make.

    As for his performance in this race, he's been disappointing but maybe that's the stage his training plan needs him at a few weeks before the Tour starts to fulfil his role as Froome's no. 2 and the back up GC man if anything goes wrong in the first week.
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Yep, I'll be surprised if he gets much better than 10th in a GT. Quality rider with a whole load of versatility but he strikes me of being a Spilak rather than a Contador.
  • EnacheVEnacheV Posts: 235
    nice one from Geraint Thomas, he blocked me on twitter, and i didn't tweet anything to him, just replied to one of the TeamSky tweets with something like "so it's all for froome now". or naybe he reads this forum lol.

    poor little soul, so salty, blocking people who don't even talk to him.

    and now i don't like him at all :D i will cheer and celebrate all his failures.
    As for his performance in this race, he's been disappointing but maybe that's the stage his training plan needs him at a few weeks before the Tour starts to fulfil his role as Froome's no. 2 and the back up GC man if anything goes wrong in the first week.

    he said before the race that his objective is to win and he will go full gas to win.
  • twotyredtwotyred Posts: 822
    and now i don't like him at all :D i will cheer and celebrate all his failures

    You're a class act. Read that ^ again and realise how pathetic you are.
  • ^chuck him on ignore. you know this type feeds off reaction


    https://darkpsychology.co/internet-trolls/
  • EnacheVEnacheV Posts: 235
    twotyred wrote:
    and now i don't like him at all :D i will cheer and celebrate all his failures

    You're a class act. Read that ^ again and realise how pathetic you are.

    nah i find Thomas or his social media employee pathethic. this jerk move also suggests he is very stressed. you simply don't do such stupid stuff unless your are currently mentally melting down.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,525
    As the playwright William Congreve once wrote - Hell hath no fury like a man blocked on Twitter.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,612
    ^chuck him on ignore. you know this type feeds off reaction


    https://darkpsychology.co/internet-trolls/

    After his last batch, your advice has been followed, unlike his Twitter account. :wink:
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mechanismmechanism Posts: 891
    Clearly G (or Sky) should have conducted a poll on here before turning his back on the classics. Sadly he didn't but its not too late for next year.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,612
    ITT
    1) Izagirre
    2) Lopez
    3) Cancellara.

    Lopez the new race leader as Barguil turns in his stinker for the week.
    The leader's jersey curse continues
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • EnacheVEnacheV Posts: 235
    edited June 2016
    i'm beginning to get bored by 55kg colombian climbers beating Cancellara and doing 51km/h tt's

    they should take anti doping testing more seriously in colombia. or maybe is motordoping and in that case Cooksoon should gtfo.
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Lopez to take on te yellow jumper. Cursed?
    Team My Man 2018: David gaudu, Pierre Latour, Romain Bardet, Thibaut pinot, Alexandre Geniez, Florian Senechal, Warren Barguil, Benoit Cosnefroy
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,612
    Cancellara>Roelandts>Sagan>Latour>Kelderman>Barguil>Lopez>?
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    EnacheV wrote:
    i'm beginning to get bored by 55kg colombian climbers beating Cancellara and doing 51km/h tt's

    they should take anti doping testing more seriously in colombia. or maybe is motordoping and in that case Cooksoon should gtfo.

    Cancellara lost 26" to Izaguirre on the climb
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