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Yellow jersey 3: Judgement Day

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edited July 2019 in Pro race
Probable
Thomas
Kruijswijk
Bardet


Hopeful but possible
Pinot
Bardet
Van Garderen


Leftfield

Buchmann
Landa
Nibali

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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 9,046
    Ahem - Bernal not Bardet
    and then the next thing you know
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,757
    I give up... Is this thread about who will come third?
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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 7,107
    Richie Porte to slip away unnoticed in a break in mountains
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  • Ahem - Bernal not Bardet

    It's up to you to make your own predictions
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,895
    Ahem - Bernal not Bardet

    It's up to you to make your own predictions
    And you've put Bardet in two categories
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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 7,107
    RichN95 wrote:
    Ahem - Bernal not Bardet

    It's up to you to make your own predictions
    And you've put Bardet in two categories

    I did that deliberately in the other threads but no one commented on it. Should have made it more obvious
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 5,587
    Interesting Quintana and Porte aren't even on the list ?

    Both have massive question marks over them but they are two who have shown that at their best they have the w/kg to win mountain stages and the ability to limit their losses - or in Porte's case to take time - in time trials.

    Making the case for them.... this time last year Porte had just one Tour de Suisse ... and Quintana looked as strong as Bernal at Paris Nice earlier this year. OK you can also make a bigger case against them but apart from Bernal (and that is ignoring his age and number 2 position) I think you can make a case against everyone.
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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 9,046
    RichN95 wrote:
    Ahem - Bernal not Bardet

    It's up to you to make your own predictions
    And you've put Bardet in two categories

    This - I wasn't expressing an opinion on where Bardet or Bernal should be. I will happily express an opinion on how pretty Bardet is though.
    and then the next thing you know
  • ProssPross Posts: 22,131
    Interesting Quintana and Porte aren't even on the list ?

    Both have massive question marks over them but they are two who have shown that at their best they have the w/kg to win mountain stages and the ability to limit their losses - or in Porte's case to take time - in time trials.

    Making the case for them.... this time last year Porte had just one Tour de Suisse ... and Quintana looked as strong as Bernal at Paris Nice earlier this year. OK you can also make a bigger case against them but apart from Bernal (and that is ignoring his age and number 2 position) I think you can make a case against everyone.

    I'm surprised how Quintana in particular seems to have been ruled out in all these threads. Sure, he hasn't become the rider everyone expected and was poor last season but amongst this field should be a major contender.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,465
    Pross wrote:
    Interesting Quintana and Porte aren't even on the list ?

    Both have massive question marks over them but they are two who have shown that at their best they have the w/kg to win mountain stages and the ability to limit their losses - or in Porte's case to take time - in time trials.

    Making the case for them.... this time last year Porte had just one Tour de Suisse ... and Quintana looked as strong as Bernal at Paris Nice earlier this year. OK you can also make a bigger case against them but apart from Bernal (and that is ignoring his age and number 2 position) I think you can make a case against everyone.

    I'm surprised how Quintana in particular seems to have been ruled out in all these threads. Sure, he hasn't become the rider everyone expected and was poor last season but amongst this field should be a major contender.

    9th in the Dauphine, highest stage finish 8th. Best result this season 2nd in Paris-Nice (with a highest stage finish of 10th)

    Add that to his disappointing habit of .... not doing anything.
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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,057
    Without Froome, whose wheel will he follow?
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,620 Lives Here
    Pross wrote:
    Interesting Quintana and Porte aren't even on the list ?

    Both have massive question marks over them but they are two who have shown that at their best they have the w/kg to win mountain stages and the ability to limit their losses - or in Porte's case to take time - in time trials.

    Making the case for them.... this time last year Porte had just one Tour de Suisse ... and Quintana looked as strong as Bernal at Paris Nice earlier this year. OK you can also make a bigger case against them but apart from Bernal (and that is ignoring his age and number 2 position) I think you can make a case against everyone.

    I'm surprised how Quintana in particular seems to have been ruled out in all these threads. Sure, he hasn't become the rider everyone expected and was poor last season but amongst this field should be a major contender.

    9th in the Dauphine, highest stage finish 8th. Best result this season 2nd in Paris-Nice (with a highest stage finish of 10th)

    Add that to his disappointing habit of .... not doing anything.

    The altitude at the end of the third week does really suit him.
  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 5,587
    Pross wrote:
    Interesting Quintana and Porte aren't even on the list ?

    Both have massive question marks over them but they are two who have shown that at their best they have the w/kg to win mountain stages and the ability to limit their losses - or in Porte's case to take time - in time trials.

    Making the case for them.... this time last year Porte had just one Tour de Suisse ... and Quintana looked as strong as Bernal at Paris Nice earlier this year. OK you can also make a bigger case against them but apart from Bernal (and that is ignoring his age and number 2 position) I think you can make a case against everyone.

    I'm surprised how Quintana in particular seems to have been ruled out in all these threads. Sure, he hasn't become the rider everyone expected and was poor last season but amongst this field should be a major contender.

    9th in the Dauphine, highest stage finish 8th. Best result this season 2nd in Paris-Nice (with a highest stage finish of 10th)

    Add that to his disappointing habit of .... not doing anything.


    In Paris Nice he was as strong as Bernal, saying he had a best stage finish of 10th doesn't tell the story. He had a poor 2018 and a poor Dauphine - who knows what his aims were for the Dauphine perhaps it was ridden purely as training, ok I doubt that excuse works for a poor 2018 but his grand tour palmares makes him a contender in a weakened field.
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  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 1,644
    And he did beat Froome at the Vuelta. Can't be taken away from him.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,895
    m.r.m. wrote:
    And he did beat Froome at the Vuelta. Can't be taken away from him.
    Cobo begs to differ :D
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  • carbonclemcarbonclem Posts: 865
    m.r.m. wrote:
    And he did beat Froome at the Vuelta. Can't be taken away from him.

    Contador and co. had to drag him away on that break, yep its all racing and he won, but it wasn't of his making in the slightest.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 7,107
    Quintana won that vuelta fair and square. The giro win is a different matter.
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • Just put your predictions - the talking stops here...!
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,262
    Bernal
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 5,587
    Bernal
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  • dolan_driverdolan_driver Posts: 836
    Bernal, but would love to see Uran win.

    DD.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 7,107
    Ignore
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • hypsterhypster Posts: 1,188
    Egan Bacon
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