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  • RichN95 wrote:
    Is that Carthy near the front?

    It was Goncalves, who ended up 18th.
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  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,663
    bobmcstuff wrote:
    Not looking good for Contador...

    Good.
  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,663
    Movistar looking ridiculously strong for a bit there. Valv, hmmm.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,117
    mfin wrote:
    bobmcstuff wrote:
    Not looking good for Contador...

    Good.

    Bad for my PTP!!
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,117
    JSCL wrote:
    bobmcstuff wrote:
    Quintana lost a few seconds to Froome and Chaves then. Contador lost a few more.

    I think Fernandez thought he'd won???

    I think he did too.

    From Valverde's interview it looks like he knew he was going into red.
  • JSCLJSCL Posts: 1,259
    bobmcstuff wrote:
    JSCL wrote:
    bobmcstuff wrote:
    Quintana lost a few seconds to Froome and Chaves then. Contador lost a few more.

    I think Fernandez thought he'd won???

    I think he did too.

    From Valverde's interview it looks like he knew he was going into red.

    Fair play to him.

    Kruiswijk lost just over two mins.
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  • Hugh Carthy finished 152nd, almost 15 minutes down.
    Large group of Astana riders came home together but still no sign of Lopez......
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  • philbar72philbar72 Posts: 2,216
    Carthy going for stage wins later I reckon * cough*
  • philbar72 wrote:
    Carthy going for stage wins later I reckon * cough*



    A plan so cunning you could stick a tail on it etc etc

    Well. Bert eh
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,645
    philbar72 wrote:
    Carthy going for stage wins later I reckon * cough*



    A plan so cunning you could stick a tail on it etc etc

    Well. Bert eh

    He's tapering for the 3rd difficult week.
    It's all the rage.
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,416
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  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Hugh Carthy finished 152nd, almost 15 minutes down.
    Large group of Astana riders came home together but still no sign of Lopez......

    Lopez 135th. :(
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    I put a pound e/w on lopez as soon as PP opened their book. He was doomed the second I did that - I once had a queue of punters waiting to place bets with my coworker while I sat there reading the racing post as they would rather not get on than have me jinx their bet.
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    12 and a half minutes, plus probably some teeth, lost.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 22,311
    Good win by Geniez. 5 Movistar riders dropping the whole race except Chaves was looking dubious but they did their usual going to early trick. Contador should retire at the end of the season as originally planned.
  • ProssPross Posts: 22,311
    TheBigBean wrote:
    bobmcstuff wrote:

    Not looking good for Contador...

    It's not although he has never been good at sprinting up short steep hills.

    He used to be able to hang in until the sprint started though.
  • davidofdavidof Posts: 2,019
    bobmcstuff wrote:
    Pretty sure Kelly just called FDJ "Frances de Jus"

    Depending how he said it that sounds pretty close.

    30% is crazy, you have trouble keeping the front wheel on the ground at that kind of gradient. It did look steep on the TV.
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,645
    The_Boy wrote:
    I put a pound e/w on lopez as soon as PP opened their book. He was doomed the second I did that - I once had a queue of punters waiting to place bets with my coworker while I sat there reading the racing post as they would rather not get on than have me jinx their bet.

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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,117
    davidof wrote:
    bobmcstuff wrote:
    Pretty sure Kelly just called FDJ "Frances de Jus"

    Depending how he said it that sounds pretty close.

    30% is crazy, you have trouble keeping the front wheel on the ground at that kind of gradient. It did look steep on the TV.

    I know how to pronounce jeune - and it doesn't sound like that! Almost sounded like he said jews.
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 10,863
    Just watching the report on the Vuelta on Nieuwsuur here and there was some dreadful footage of Kruijswijk in the Giro showing a massive row of teeth and him on the sofa says... "perhaps he can give some to Lopez." I didn't even know he had been watching the proceedings today. :lol:
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  • ProssPross Posts: 22,311
    bobmcstuff wrote:
    davidof wrote:
    bobmcstuff wrote:
    Pretty sure Kelly just called FDJ "Frances de Jus"

    Depending how he said it that sounds pretty close.

    30% is crazy, you have trouble keeping the front wheel on the ground at that kind of gradient. It did look steep on the TV.

    I know how to pronounce jeune - and it doesn't sound like that! Almost sounded like he said jews.

    Unfortunately the word in the team name is jeux not jeune :wink:
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,117
    Pross wrote:
    bobmcstuff wrote:
    davidof wrote:
    bobmcstuff wrote:
    Pretty sure Kelly just called FDJ "Frances de Jus"

    Depending how he said it that sounds pretty close.

    30% is crazy, you have trouble keeping the front wheel on the ground at that kind of gradient. It did look steep on the TV.

    I know how to pronounce jeune - and it doesn't sound like that! Almost sounded like he said jews.

    Unfortunately the word in the team name is jeux not jeune :wink:

    Haha :oops:

    Did somebody say something? Nah, I didn't hear anything either...
  • Bo DukeBo Duke Posts: 1,058
    Great finish, that last incline was insane! A couple of nutters leading the last charge then Froome rolls into view.... 'Hello....' what a guy.

    Berti's cooked and Quintana who should be dancing up these hills bearing in mind he did nothing during the TdF left cursing Froome's fast disappearing back wheel.

    Fun stage but will it remain so?
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  • Pross wrote:
    TheBigBean wrote:
    bobmcstuff wrote:

    Not looking good for Contador...

    It's not although he has never been good at sprinting up short steep hills.

    He used to be able to hang in until the sprint started though.

    Bertie was alright on the super steep wall in the Tirreno the other year. Maybe he's just not on form

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    Looks like Contador is rocking a retro pair of Pro Ms!
  • Pross wrote:
    TheBigBean wrote:
    bobmcstuff wrote:

    Not looking good for Contador...

    It's not although he has never been good at sprinting up short steep hills.

    He used to be able to hang in until the sprint started though.

    Bertie was alright on the super steep wall in the Tirreno the other year. Maybe he's just not on form


    Good discussion about Bert in the Cycling Podcast dropped last night. View that his racer instinct is a double-edged sword: it's why loads of fans love him racing, but at a time in his career now where he needs to use his head a bit more because he can't go with every move without risking paying a big price. 'Head writing cheques his body can't cash'
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,117
    Pross wrote:
    TheBigBean wrote:
    bobmcstuff wrote:

    Not looking good for Contador...

    It's not although he has never been good at sprinting up short steep hills.

    He used to be able to hang in until the sprint started though.

    Bertie was alright on the super steep wall in the Tirreno the other year. Maybe he's just not on form


    Good discussion about Bert in the Cycling Podcast dropped last night. View that his racer instinct is a double-edged sword: it's why loads of fans love him racing, but at a time in his career now where he needs to use his head a bit more because he can't go with every move without risking paying a big price. 'Head writing cheques his body can't cash'
    Also pointed out he did pretty well the last time they did this climb.

    These cycling podcasts for the Vuelta have been good - shorter and to the point. Not long enough to cover my commute though...
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Pross wrote:
    TheBigBean wrote:
    bobmcstuff wrote:

    Not looking good for Contador...

    It's not although he has never been good at sprinting up short steep hills.

    He used to be able to hang in until the sprint started though.

    Bertie was alright on the super steep wall in the Tirreno the other year. Maybe he's just not on form


    Good discussion about Bert in the Cycling Podcast dropped last night. View that his racer instinct is a double-edged sword: it's why loads of fans love him racing, but at a time in his career now where he needs to use his head a bit more because he can't go with every move without risking paying a big price. 'Head writing cheques his body can't cash'

    Nail. Head.
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    bobmcstuff wrote:
    Pross wrote:
    bobmcstuff wrote:
    davidof wrote:
    bobmcstuff wrote:
    Pretty sure Kelly just called FDJ "Frances de Jus"

    Depending how he said it that sounds pretty close.

    30% is crazy, you have trouble keeping the front wheel on the ground at that kind of gradient. It did look steep on the TV.

    I know how to pronounce jeune - and it doesn't sound like that! Almost sounded like he said jews.

    Unfortunately the word in the team name is jeux not jeune :wink:

    Haha :oops:

    Did somebody say something? Nah, I didn't hear anything either...

    Maybe just stick to FDJ in future? :shock: :lol: :oops: :D
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