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TDF 2017: 22nd July - Stage 20 - Marseille - Marseille 22.5kms *Spoilers*

blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,219
edited July 2017 in Pro race
Start 13h45

The moment of truth

Three riders are in contention for the overall victory: Chris Froome, Romain Bardet and Rigoberto Uran are separated by less than thirty seconds ahead of the 22.5km individual time trial in the streets of Marseille. Suspense is high! Froome is the favourite. But once upon a time, Uran can race amazingly against the clock and Bardet is extremely motivated. The venue is unique: never before a Tour de France stage started and finished in a stadium. This one has a great name for a bike race:...

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Marseille

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The city of Marcel Pagnol and Zinedine Zidane has frequently been under the spotlights. Already on the program of the first Tour de France in 1903 at the end of a 374-km stage that has left Lyon, it was also on the course of the 50th Tour anniversary (1953), then again of the centenary in 2003 and more recently of the 100th edition in 2013. Other than cycling, it was also in a year finishing by 3 that Marseille certainly witnessed its greatest sporting moment when the OM of Basile Boli and Didier Deschamps conquered the European Champions Cup in 1993. The next major highlight coming up will be on the 2017 calendar during which Marseille will be promoted to Sports Capital of Europe. The second biggest trade harbor in the Mediterranean will also find out next September if it has to prepare for another major outcome. Indeed the sailing events would be due to take place in Marseille if Paris was chosen to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

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The Specialties of Marseille

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    Oil on track or broom handle?
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    Ramp start times anywhere?
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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,192
    Start times (CEST, adjust by one hour in UK):
    Luke Rowe has the honour of kicking things off.

    # Rider Name (Country) Team Start Time
    1 Luke Rowe (GBr) Team Sky 13:50:00
    2 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 13:51:00
    3 Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 13:52:00
    4 Robert Wagner (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 13:53:00
    5 Taylor Phinney (USA) Cannondale-Drapac 13:54:00
    6 Borut Bozic (Slo) Bahrain-Merida 13:55:00
    7 Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 13:56:00
    8 Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 13:57:00
    9 Olivier Le Gac (Fra) FDJ 13:58:00
    10 Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Sunweb 13:59:00
    11 Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 14:00:00
    12 Jaco Venter (RSA) Dimension Data 14:01:00
    13 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-Alpecin 14:02:00
    14 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Quick-Step Floors 14:03:00
    15 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data 14:04:00
    16 Davide Cimolai (Ita) FDJ 14:05:00
    17 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin 14:06:00
    18 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-Scott 14:07:00
    19 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal 14:08:00
    20 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Sunweb 14:09:00
    21 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 14:10:00
    22 Michael Gogl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo 14:11:00
    23 Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain-Merida 14:12:00
    24 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky 14:13:00
    25 Rick Zabel (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin 14:14:00
    26 Julien Vermote (Bel) Quick-Step Floors 14:15:00
    27 Thomas Boudat (Fra) Direct Energie 14:16:00
    28 Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Sunweb 14:17:00
    29 Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 14:18:00
    30 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 14:19:00
    31 Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data 14:20:00
    32 Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 14:21:00
    33 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Soudal 14:22:00
    34 Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 14:23:00
    35 Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 14:24:00
    36 Yohann Gene (Fra) Direct Energie 14:25:00
    37 Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb 14:26:00
    38 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha-Alpecin 14:27:00
    39 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 14:28:00
    40 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 14:29:00
    41 Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team Emirates 14:30:00
    42 Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie 14:31:00
    43 Laurent Pichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept 14:32:00
    44 Dion Smith (NZl) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 14:33:00
    45 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal 14:34:00
    46 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 14:35:00
    47 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team 14:36:00
    48 John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo 14:37:00
    49 Javier Moreno (Spa) Bahrain-Merida 14:38:00
    50 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data 14:39:00
    51 Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 14:40:00
    52 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 14:41:00
    53 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 14:42:00
    54 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky 14:43:00
    55 Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale-Drapac 14:44:00
    56 Adam James Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal 14:45:00
    57 Yoann Offredo (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 14:46:00
    58 Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team 14:47:00
    59 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bahrain-Merida 14:48:00
    60 Matteo Bono (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 14:49:00
    61 Jack Bauer (NZl) Quick-Step Floors 14:50:00
    62 Scott Thwaites (GBr) Dimension Data 14:51:00
    63 Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept 14:52:00
    64 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie 14:53:00
    65 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar Team 14:54:00
    66 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quick-Step Floors 14:55:00
    67 Tony Martin (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin 14:56:00
    68 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 14:57:00
    69 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-Scott 14:58:00
    70 Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe 14:59:00
    71 Marco Marcato (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 15:00:00
    72 Nils Politt (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin 15:01:00
    73 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team 15:02:00
    74 Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team 15:03:00
    75 Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 15:04:00
    76 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team 15:05:00
    77 Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac 15:06:00
    78 Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-Scott 15:07:00
    79 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Sunweb 15:08:00
    80 Angelo Tulik (Fra) Direct Energie 15:09:00
    81 Elie Gesbert (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept 15:10:00
    82 Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team 15:11:00
    83 Simon Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac 15:12:00
    84 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 15:13:00
    85 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Direct Energie 15:14:00
    86 Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 15:15:00
    87 Ben Swift (GBr) UAE Team Emirates 15:16:00
    88 Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team 15:17:00
    89 Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 15:18:00
    90 Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac 15:19:00
    91 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data 15:20:00
    92 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 15:21:00
    93 Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-Alpecin 15:22:00
    94 Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-Alpecin 15:23:00
    95 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 15:24:00
    96 Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Bahrain-Merida 15:25:00
    97 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 15:26:00
    98 Koen De Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 15:27:00
    99 Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb 15:28:00
    100 Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 15:29:00
    101 Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Fortuneo - Vital Concept 15:30:00
    102 Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie 15:31:00
    103 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Team Sunweb 15:32:00
    104 Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale 15:33:00
    105 Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Astana Pro Team 15:34:00
    106 Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-Scott 15:35:00
    107 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Sunweb 15:36:00
    108 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team 15:37:00
    109 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-Scott 15:38:00
    110 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky 15:39:00
    111 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 15:40:00
    112 Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 15:41:00
    113 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept 15:42:00
    114 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac 15:43:00
    115 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 15:44:00
    116 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Quick-Step Floors 15:45:00
    117 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal 15:46:00
    118 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-Scott 15:47:00
    119 Kristijan Durasek (Cro) UAE Team Emirates 15:48:00
    120 Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Drapac 15:49:00
    121 Cyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 15:50:00
    122 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Bahrain-Merida 15:51:00
    123 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 15:52:00
    124 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Trek-Segafredo 15:53:00
    125 Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept 15:54:00
    126 Nathan Brown (USA) Cannondale-Drapac 15:55:00
    127 Darwin Atapuma (Col) UAE Team Emirates 15:56:00
    128 Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 15:57:00
    129 Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 15:58:00
    130 Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 15:59:00
    131 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 16:00:00
    132 Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie 16:01:00
    133 Rudy Molard (Fra) FDJ 16:02:00
    134 Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 16:03:00
    135 Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team 16:04:00
    136 Amael Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 16:05:00
    137 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Katusha-Alpecin 16:06:00
    138 Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale 16:07:00
    139 Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky 16:08:00
    140 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 16:10:00
    141 Romain Hardy (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept 16:12:00
    142 Pierre Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 16:14:00
    143 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie 16:16:00
    144 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Orica-Scott 16:18:00
    145 Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 16:20:00
    146 Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale 16:22:00
    147 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal 16:24:00
    148 Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal 16:26:00
    149 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data 16:28:00
    150 Carlos Betancur (Col) Movistar Team 16:30:00
    151 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 16:32:00
    152 Brice Feillu (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept 16:34:00
    153 Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 16:36:00
    154 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 16:38:00
    155 Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky 16:40:00
    156 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 16:42:00
    157 Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team 16:44:00
    158 Alberto Contador (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 16:46:00
    159 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Sunweb 16:48:00
    160 Louis Meintjes (RSA) UAE Team Emirates 16:50:00
    161 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott 16:52:00
    162 Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step Floors 16:54:00
    163 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 16:56:00
    164 Mikel Landa (Spa) Team Sky 16:58:00
    165 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale-Drapac 17:00:00
    166 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 17:02:00
    167 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 17:04:00
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,192
    Froome to ride in the ASO provided yellow skinsuit, not the one that got everyone wound up about a few dimples being cheating that gave him a 2hr advantage...
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    Will the Mayor be in attendance?

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  • I tell you what I'm going to have a bowl of that bullybeize for my lunch. Then a little tapenade with Nicoise olives Never been to Marseille but planning a tour of there then to Genoa to Naples for some lively action !
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,219
    Will the Mayor be in attendance?

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    Nobody nose..............again! :lol:
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  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
    Froome set to seal his place as 5th best Tour rider in history. Nobody has ever finished their career on 4 wins, but I'm sure he'll make it 5.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
    What's the story behind the adult version of Tintin?
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    Haven't checked out the forecast yet - but if they had even as little rain as we have had in London (vaguely dampish roads) then I would not fancy the descent from Notre Dame de Garre. The turns on the downhill are sweeping rather than sharp - but on a tt-bike, with some very strange cambering, and some English-quality super-patchy tarmac then I would hate to be doing it against the clock. Hopefully, it is all better than I remember - but I had a quick recheck on google maps and it is all pretty shonky and with a potential for some very slow cornering.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,192
    Will the Mayor be in attendance?

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    Taxi for ATC.

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    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,192
    inseine wrote:
    What's the story behind the adult version of Tintin?

    If it features the Thompson twins or Capatin Haddock I really, really, really don't want to know.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • inseine wrote:
    What's the story behind the adult version of Tintin?

    I've seen the film. The male star from Leeds was a flop. It's call Int'in
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,720
    inseine wrote:
    What's the story behind the adult version of Tintin?

    I've seen the film. The male star from Leeds was a flop. It's call Int'in

    *the audience boos*
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,219
    inseine wrote:
    What's the story behind the adult version of Tintin?

    I've seen the film. The male star from Leeds was a flop. It's call Int'in

    Not....

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    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    Twitter doing what Twitter does best for a change ...

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  • johnboy183johnboy183 Posts: 822
    When was the last time that the orange velodrome actually hosted a track race? Think I've only ever been aware of it being used for footie or rugby...
  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    inseine wrote:
    What's the story behind the adult version of Tintin?

    I've seen the film. The male star from Leeds was a flop. It's call Int'in

    Not....

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    Rex The Wonder Horse. His career never really took off. Always in the shadow of Champion ... not that he's bitter about it

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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,501
    johnboy183 wrote:
    When was the last time that the orange velodrome actually hosted a track race? Think I've only ever been aware of it being used for footie or rugby...
    The track finally got removed in 1985. It had been reduced bit by bit over the years
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  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    Should be a great atmosphere later on

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    French Connection 2 is about the only sequel better than the first in a film series, IMO
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  • r0bhr0bh Posts: 1,599
    They've just been showing the climb on the circuit on La Course - it's pretty flipping steep
  • johnboy183johnboy183 Posts: 822
    RichN95 wrote:
    johnboy183 wrote:
    When was the last time that the orange velodrome actually hosted a track race? Think I've only ever been aware of it being used for footie or rugby...
    The track finally got removed in 1985. It had been reduced bit by bit over the years


    Thanks
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,192
    r0bh wrote:
    They've just been showing the climb on the circuit on La Course - it's pretty flipping steep

    Aye, it looks nasty. There are also fairly long cobbled sections. This is a tough course.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • corvusxiiicorvusxiii Posts: 26
    r0bh wrote:
    They've just been showing the climb on the circuit on La Course - it's pretty flipping steep
    Went up it a month ago (on a Trainaki) and it is steep.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,192
    And Luke Rowe is off. Let's see some serious soft pedalling, you've only got about 7 mins on Leezer, and he'll be able to trickle over the line last tomorrow while you need to come over with the team.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,192
    Just heard on DK TV that Froome has 2 identical spare bikes with him. No quick releases. Puncture = bike change.
    That's some expensive marginal gain.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,192
    Rowe must have issues with his gearing, he's got it on the big ring. This could be disastrous, he'll have to make up for it by drastically lowering his cadence.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    Rowe must have issues with his gearing, he's got it on the big ring. This could be disastrous, he'll have to make up for it by drastically lowering his cadence.

    A few "MenchovManoeuvres" TM might do the trick.
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    Will the Mayor be in attendance?

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    Nobody nose..............again! :lol:

    *Groan* :wink:
    Correlation is not causation.
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