TDF 2019, Stage 13: Pau > Pau 19/07/2019 - 27,2 km ITT *Spoilers*

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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,937
    Thomas de Gendt smashing it.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,114
    TDG avoiding any potential awkward socialising by blasting past anyone he encounters. 16 seconds up on WvA at CP2.
  • FocusZing
    FocusZing Posts: 4,373
    edited July 2019
    De Gendt is a monster.
  • above_the_cows
    above_the_cows Posts: 11,406
    What the beejezus is De Gendt doing? -16 at the second intermediate!

    He can't keep this up surely...?
    Correlation is not causation.
  • N0bodyOfTheGoat
    N0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 5,882
    FocusZing wrote:
    Bardet apparently talking about changing bikes* for one of the climbs.

    *Which should not be allowed.

    It does seem unfair how he could be on a ragga tip of his TT bike, then switch to his super light 2nd bike.

    FTFY ;)
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,114
    Soren Kragh making me slightly happier that I dropped him as my PTP pick.
  • FocusZing
    FocusZing Posts: 4,373
    FocusZing wrote:
    Bardet apparently talking about changing bikes* for one of the climbs.

    *Which should not be allowed.

    It does seem unfair how he could be on a ragga tip of his TT bike, then switch to his super light 2nd bike.

    FTFY ;)

    Cheers:)
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,937
    What the beejezus is De Gendt doing? -16 at the second intermediate!

    He can't keep this up surely...?

    It's de Gendt. Of course he can. :)
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • FocusZing wrote:
    Bardet apparently talking about changing bikes* for one of the climbs.

    *Which should not be allowed.

    It does seem unfair how he could be on a ragga tip of his TT bike, then switch to his super light 2nd bike.

    FTFY ;)

    Top work!
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,187
    I wonder if the men's teams that also have women's teams might have put their main man in the passenger seat for a lap of the La Course
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  • N0bodyOfTheGoat
    N0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 5,882
    WVA down!
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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,937
    Big crash for van Aert.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • FocusZing
    FocusZing Posts: 4,373
    Art hits the Deco.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,114
    TDG still 11 seconds up, WvA crashes!
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,114
    Looks pretty bad and blocking a corner
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,114
    Ambulance called for
  • philwint
    philwint Posts: 763
    F*ck he went down hard! Hope he's ok
  • twotoebenny
    twotoebenny Posts: 1,461
    Wtf happened there... how has he hit barrier!!!
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,201
    TdG demonstrating my point admirably.

    WvA - odd crash and nasty too.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,937
    They have a problem now. Van Aert needs an ambulance by the looks.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • above_the_cows
    above_the_cows Posts: 11,406
    Shoooot, did he catch his bars on the barriers?
    Correlation is not causation.
  • Mad_Malx
    Mad_Malx Posts: 5,020
    Bollox
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,114
    edited July 2019
    So what happens if they have to block the course to treat van Aert?

    Edit - that's not the best place to have a medical team with riders going past, could result in another crash.
  • yourpaceormine
    yourpaceormine Posts: 1,245
    Well done to the crowd readjusting the barriers, and covering WvA with banners. So much better than the usual dash to take gory pictures.

    Hope it isn't too bad an injury
  • Lanterne_Rogue
    Lanterne_Rogue Posts: 4,091
    Shoooot, did he catch his bars on the barriers?

    That was my impression - looked to me like he hooked up on the advertising banner.

    The fact he's not moved away from where he is now suggests it's bad.
  • carbonclem
    carbonclem Posts: 1,638
    Nasty for WVA :(
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  • davidof
    davidof Posts: 3,044
    Shoooot, did he catch his bars on the barriers?
    Maybe the cloth banner. Hurt his leg by the look.
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  • philwint
    philwint Posts: 763
    Shoooot, did he catch his bars on the barriers?

    That's what it looked like to me
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,114
    davidof wrote:
    Shoooot, did he catch his bars on the barriers?
    Maybe the cloth banner. Hurt his leg by the look.

    That's what it looked like to me.
  • FocusZing
    FocusZing Posts: 4,373
    That is a great ride from de Gendt.