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Tomorrows tour stage shortened.

ademortademort Posts: 1,924
edited July 2019 in Pro race
According to dutch tv tomorrows stage of the Tour will only be 59Kms long because of rain, any thoughts anyone.
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  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 3,008
    It’s due to landslides I think
  • PhilipPirripPhilipPirrip Posts: 616
    Just seen Rob Hayles saying the same.

    Will it be the first half or second?
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,774
    Only the final climb.

    What a piece of garbage
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • hypsterhypster Posts: 1,188
    Most exciting Tour in years ends as a damp squib (maybe).
  • ademortademort Posts: 1,924
    It’s due to landslides I think

    Yes you are right, been confirmed and race will start at 14.30, 15.30 UK time.
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  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,423
    ademort wrote:
    It’s due to landslides I think

    Yes you are right, been confirmed and race will start at 14.30, 15.30 UK time.

    That's 13:30 uk time
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  • dodgydodgy Posts: 2,890
    Impressed at their decisiveness.
  • N0bodyOfTheGoatN0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 4,014
    Such a carp finish to this Tour, they should re-run the full stage 19 when the Iseran descent is safe and run the full stage 20 when deemed safe.

    Shirley ~60Km with just Val Thorens climb is going to have little to no bearing on the GC, may as well give Bernal his "act of God" win now.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,776 Lives Here
    I am so disappointed
  • alanparsonsalanparsons Posts: 529
    Make it an ITT.
  • dodgydodgy Posts: 2,890
    Such a carp finish to this Tour, they should re-run the full stage 19 when the Iseran descent is safe and run the full stage 20 when deemed safe.

    Shirley ~60Km with just Val Thorens climb is going to have little to no bearing on the GC, may as well give Bernal his "act of God" win now.

    That sounds quite a simple thing. It’s not like they arrange these road closures 11 months ahead or anything.
  • slim_boy_fatslim_boy_fat Posts: 1,808
    I feel robbed.
  • N0bodyOfTheGoatN0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 4,014
    The locals will understand, it's their sacrifice for JA. ;)
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  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,264
    dodgy wrote:
    Such a carp finish to this Tour, they should re-run the full stage 19 when the Iseran descent is safe and run the full stage 20 when deemed safe.

    Shirley ~60Km with just Val Thorens climb is going to have little to no bearing on the GC, may as well give Bernal his "act of God" win now.

    That sounds quite a simple thing. It’s not like they arrange these road closures 11 months ahead or anything.

    Wake up sheeple! Can't you see this is all a ASO/UCI/Ineos conspiracy? You and I know that they could censored an organisational miracle if they wanted too.
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,027
    edited July 2019
    iainf72 wrote:
    Only the final climb.

    What a piece of garbage

    Zero opportunity place riders up the road, train all the way.
    The Tour size comes back to bite them in the censored . No plan B due to the road closures needed for the caravan etc.

    Otherwise there is a completely obvious plan B.

    Back up the St Jean Valley and use the Col de La Madeleine and then up to Val Thorens.

    Must be around 110-120kms: Perfect.
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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,774
    iainf72 wrote:
    Only the final climb.

    What a piece of garbage

    Zero opportunity place riders up the road, train all the way.
    The Tour size comes back to bite them in the censored . No plan B due to the road closures needed for the caravan etc.

    Also, no chance of doing something different due to stupid short length of stage.

    You can't control everything but at least plan for failure.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,027
    iainf72 wrote:
    iainf72 wrote:
    Only the final climb.

    What a piece of garbage

    Zero opportunity place riders up the road, train all the way.
    The Tour size comes back to bite them in the censored . No plan B due to the road closures needed for the caravan etc.

    Also, no chance of doing something different due to stupid short length of stage.

    You can't control everything but at least plan for failure.

    See above. What's wrong with the friggin Madeleine otherwise?
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  • markwb79markwb79 Posts: 926
    iainf72 wrote:
    iainf72 wrote:
    Only the final climb.

    What a piece of garbage

    Zero opportunity place riders up the road, train all the way.
    The Tour size comes back to bite them in the censored . No plan B due to the road closures needed for the caravan etc.

    Also, no chance of doing something different due to stupid short length of stage.

    You can't control everything but at least plan for failure.

    See above. What's wrong with the friggin Madeleine otherwise?


    Start village is still set up (well probably not any more!)
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,027
    markwb79 wrote:
    iainf72 wrote:
    iainf72 wrote:
    Only the final climb.

    What a piece of garbage

    Zero opportunity place riders up the road, train all the way.
    The Tour size comes back to bite them in the censored . No plan B due to the road closures needed for the caravan etc.

    Also, no chance of doing something different due to stupid short length of stage.

    You can't control everything but at least plan for failure.

    See above. What's wrong with the friggin Madeleine otherwise?


    Start village is still set up (well probably not any more!)

    I'm talking about starting from Albertville. It's no more than 50kms from the Madeline. Up and over is another 45kms and you are just about on the Val Thorens ascent from there. (Moutiers less than 10kms)

    Hardly Milan-San Remo distance.
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  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 10,862
    WHAT?
    Correlation is not causation.
  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 2,007
    this is club run distance to the cafe.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,470
    On the positive side (I'm scraping the barrel here), though there won't be space for advanced Movistar tactics, this will be crazily full-on all the way.
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  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,025
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,594
    The size of them stones! That must have been a massive event! Don't think there will be a road for some time there...
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  • Perceived wisdom these days is that shorter stages are more exciting, right?...

    Last year Quintana took 28 seconds (and 47 on G in third) on the [planned] 65km stage 17 *grasps at straws*
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 11,100
    edited July 2019
    gweeds wrote:
    Sheeite!
    Going there in 4 weeks, and that was on the itinerary, as is Tignes.
    It would take 4 years to fix in the UK. Fingers crossed.

    Anyway, tomorrow should be full gas.
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,027
    Perceived wisdom these days is that shorter stages are more exciting, right?...

    Last year Quintana took 28 seconds (and 47 on G in third) on the [planned] 65km stage 17 *grasps at straws*

    That is quite some grasp. 3 climbs packed into those 65kms and not 1 km of flat.

    Best fit stage I can recall was in the 2009 Giro, flat (more or less) from Chieti and up the Blockhaus. That one was 70 odd kms. A few seconds difference between the main protagonists, Pellizotti having slipped away.
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  • ademortademort Posts: 1,924
    Apparently the massive advertising caravan which passes 2 hours before the riders has been cancelled however the race as it stands still go,s ahead as we speak. This could change though according to some reports.
    ademort
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