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

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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,204
    And to think TdG doesn’t warm up for TTs
  • N0bodyOfTheGoat
    N0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 5,882
    Devastating for WVA, monster time by TDG, the new benchmark.
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,126
    TDG goes first, not many would have predicted that.
  • above_the_cows
    above_the_cows Posts: 11,406
    -16 for De Gendt, kept the same time from the second intermediate.

    Looks bad for WVA, he's not moved, but the crowd were very sensible.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • above_the_cows
    above_the_cows Posts: 11,406
    TDG has clearly been having his salamis.

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    Correlation is not causation.
  • Someone suggested to TDG: "you know how you ride like a masochistic maniac in normal stages, well what would happen if you tried that in a time trail?"
  • inseine
    inseine Posts: 5,786
    I'm beginning to think my PTPs curse the riders. Tough on Van Aert, hope he's OK
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,204
    Someone suggested to TDG: "you know how you ride like a masochistic maniac in normal stages, well what would happen if you tried that in a time trail?"

    He’s always been a good TTer. Wasn’t he top three in the final Giro TT only this year?
  • Lanterne_Rogue
    Lanterne_Rogue Posts: 4,091
    Have rewatched VA's crash a few times in slow motion. I think he may well have clipped the foot of the barrier and that's what then caused him to hook up on the banner - he definitely hooks up as you can see the banner start to stretch and the barriers are actually dragged inwards towards Van Aert. Sad way for his tour to end.
  • gsk82
    gsk82 Posts: 3,480
    I wonder who Thomas thinks will win now?

    This has got him written all over it if he doesn't hold back
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  • davidof
    davidof Posts: 3,044
    Pross wrote:
    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.
    Right leg. Something broken.
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,204
    Are Sunweb going for team classification?
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,126
    It's a very technical course, just hope all the GC contenders are able to get through unscathed as they'll generally be more likely to be pushing the limits. One of the riders a few minutes ago had a twitchy rear wheel on a fast, twisting descent.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,126
    Sagan pushing hard to the line (going so hard his front wheel lifts).
  • FocusZing
    FocusZing Posts: 4,373
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  • Lanterne_Rogue
    Lanterne_Rogue Posts: 4,091
    Pross wrote:
    Sagan pushing hard to the line (going so hard his front wheel lifts).

    Needs to spend some time in the windtunnel working on his TT position.
  • larkim
    larkim Posts: 2,474
    What's even the point of giving him a TT bike for the day? Just give him a BMX and let him entertain the crowd for 27km.
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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,943
    Schachmann has had it. Another bad crash by the looks
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  • FocusZing
    FocusZing Posts: 4,373
    Damn that's hurting.
  • larkim
    larkim Posts: 2,474
    WvA has a flesh wound apparently.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UijhbHvxWrA
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  • FocusZing
    FocusZing Posts: 4,373
    larkim wrote:
    WvA has a flesh wound apparently.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UijhbHvxWrA

    Ha, that's what came to my mind.
  • mamil314
    mamil314 Posts: 1,103
    'Max Schachmann has made to the finishing line, but with great difficulty...'
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,126
    mamil314 wrote:
    'Max Schachmann has made to the finishing line, but with great difficulty...'

    At last, a race experience I can share with a pro cyclist.
  • Ned Boulting and David Millar just swapped their individual pronunciations of Fuglsang on the start gate.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,943
    edited July 2019
    Mollema 4th fastest, Landa 11th at the CP.
    Looks as if the GC boys will feature heavily.
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  • gsk82 wrote:
    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 the ragged tip of his TT bike, then switch to his super light 2nd bike.

    It's not unfair if everyone has that option

    I just think it's daft that it's permitted at all.
  • Ned Boulting and David Millar just swapped their individual pronunciations of Fuglsang on the start gate.

    Millar's very much a Foogleslang man.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,943
    Porte 2nd @ 1"
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  • salsiccia1
    salsiccia1 Posts: 3,725
    Vincenzo Nibali told RAI after his time trial finished that he was tempted to join Rohan Dennis in abandoning the Tour yesterday.
    :shock:
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • Ned Boulting and David Millar just swapped their individual pronunciations of Fuglsang on the start gate.

    Millar's very much a Foogleslang man.
    As I recall that was the first time I've heard Dave go with Fullsang (and the vice versa with Ned).

    I suspect it's an in joke that keeps them entertained on slow days, like reading the notes about points of interest on the stage verbatim in a deadpan voice.