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  • specialgueststarspecialgueststar Posts: 3,246
    Saturday stage 1st August I'm here ready
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,473
    As far as I can see from my usual search around the web, unlike recent editions, the race isn't going to be televised live. Nothing showing up for highlights either.
    So it could end up a bit of a non event around here....
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 23,062
    edited 26 July

    As far as I can see from my usual search around the web, unlike recent editions, the race isn't going to be televised live. Nothing showing up for highlights either.
    So it could end up a bit of a non event around here....


    A key race for the Ineosologists though. And in fact anyone looking to see which GC riders have had a good lockdown
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  • robnewcastlerobnewcastle Posts: 164
    edited 27 July
    RichN95. said:

    As far as I can see from my usual search around the web, unlike recent editions, the race isn't going to be televised live. Nothing showing up for highlights either.
    So it could end up a bit of a non event around here....


    A key race for the Ineosologists though. And in fact anyone looking to see which GC riders have had a good lockdown
    It may be amicable but nobody can tell me we won’t see Bernal putting down something of a marker on stage 3 even if it’s still a month out from the tour.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 23,062
    edited 28 July
    I see in the bookmakers odds Froome is 4th favourite....

    ....amongst the Ineos riders


    9/4 Sivakov
    3/1 Bernal
    7/2 Lopez
    6/1 Pinot
    18/1 G-Hart, Mollema, Bardet, Froome
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  • robnewcastlerobnewcastle Posts: 164
    RichN95. said:

    I see in the bookmakers odds Froome is 4th favourite....

    ....amongst the Ineos riders


    9/4 Sivakov
    3/1 Bernal
    7/2 Lopez
    6/1 Pinot
    18/1 G-Hart, Mollema, Bardet, Froome

    An in form Sivakov could be the nail in the coffin for Froome’s tour
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,473
    Team Ineos ridiculosly strong squad for Route d’Occitanie 2020

    Egan Bernal (Col)
    Chris Froome (GBr)
    Andrey Amador (CRC)
    Jonathan Castroviejo (Esp)
    Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr)
    Pavel Sivakov (Rus)
    Dylan van Baarle (Ned)
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • dabberdabber Posts: 1,591
    We're close to the route of stage 4.... 38 degrees here at the moment.
    “You may think that; I couldn’t possibly comment!”

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  • robnewcastlerobnewcastle Posts: 164

    Team Ineos ridiculosly strong squad for Route d’Occitanie 2020

    Egan Bernal (Col)
    Chris Froome (GBr)
    Andrey Amador (CRC)
    Jonathan Castroviejo (Esp)
    Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr)
    Pavel Sivakov (Rus)
    Dylan van Baarle (Ned)

    Blimey that’s a hell of a team. Four definitely for the tour and possibly five
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,468
    edited 30 July

    Team Ineos ridiculosly strong squad for Route d’Occitanie 2020

    Egan Bernal (Col)
    Chris Froome (GBr)
    Andrey Amador (CRC)
    Jonathan Castroviejo (Esp)
    Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr)
    Pavel Sivakov (Rus)
    Dylan van Baarle (Ned)

    Blimey that’s a hell of a team. Four definitely for the tour and possibly five
    I reckon 6 of those (not TGH) plus Rowe and Thomas....

    I forgot kwiatkowski.
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 23,062
    gsk82 said:

    Team Ineos ridiculosly strong squad for Route d’Occitanie 2020

    Egan Bernal (Col)
    Chris Froome (GBr)
    Andrey Amador (CRC)
    Jonathan Castroviejo (Esp)
    Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr)
    Pavel Sivakov (Rus)
    Dylan van Baarle (Ned)

    Blimey that’s a hell of a team. Four definitely for the tour and possibly five
    I reckon 6 of those (not TGH) plus Rowe and Thomas....

    I forgot kwiatkowski.

    To me Kwiatkowski, van Baarle, Amadour and Castroviejo would seem a little bit of overkill on the rouleur/climber hybrids
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  • robnewcastlerobnewcastle Posts: 164
    RichN95. said:

    gsk82 said:

    Team Ineos ridiculosly strong squad for Route d’Occitanie 2020

    Egan Bernal (Col)
    Chris Froome (GBr)
    Andrey Amador (CRC)
    Jonathan Castroviejo (Esp)
    Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr)
    Pavel Sivakov (Rus)
    Dylan van Baarle (Ned)

    Blimey that’s a hell of a team. Four definitely for the tour and possibly five
    I reckon 6 of those (not TGH) plus Rowe and Thomas....

    I forgot kwiatkowski.

    To me Kwiatkowski, van Baarle, Amadour and Castroviejo would seem a little bit of overkill on the rouleur/climber hybrids
    I thought Amador was an out and out climber? Agree totally if he’s very similar to the others.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 23,062

    RichN95. said:




    To me Kwiatkowski, van Baarle, Amadour and Castroviejo would seem a little bit of overkill on the rouleur/climber hybrids

    I thought Amador was an out and out climber? Agree totally if he’s very similar to the others.

    He is really, although maybe not a 'last man' climber. But I've seen him pull some big shifts on the flat too, which Poels also did when needed.
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  • robnewcastlerobnewcastle Posts: 164
    edited 30 July
    RichN95. said:

    RichN95. said:




    To me Kwiatkowski, van Baarle, Amadour and Castroviejo would seem a little bit of overkill on the rouleur/climber hybrids

    I thought Amador was an out and out climber? Agree totally if he’s very similar to the others.

    He is really, although maybe not a 'last man' climber. But I've seen him pull some big shifts on the flat too, which Poels also did when needed.
    Right thanks for the info. Maybe then one of Amador, Kawasaki or Van Baarle might not go. I’d be surprised if Van Baarle didn’t make it though. That would free up a spot for a different option. I have a feeling Sivakov will probably go.
  • dabberdabber Posts: 1,591
    “You may think that; I couldn’t possibly comment!”

    Wilier Cento Uno SR/Wilier Mortirolo/Specialized Roubaix Comp/Calibre Bossnut
  • specialgueststarspecialgueststar Posts: 3,246
    Feel s 40+.degrees. Tailwind ish to finish. Not much but gusts
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,468
    Is this on TV or online in the UK?
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,473
    gsk82 said:

    Is this on TV or online in the UK?

    There is no coverage whatsoever. Sorry.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • specialgueststarspecialgueststar Posts: 3,246
    Its on Eurosport 1 over here ?
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,473

    Its on Eurosport 1 over here ?

    I see that now.
    A recent addition as it wasn't there when I checked the other day.
    So, it's highlights dotted around on both ES1 and 2.

    Not sure whether those will appear outside France.
    We will see.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,468
    Bryan Coqard won stage one. There was only a dozen or so in the front group, with the peloton not far behind
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 2,439
    gsk82 said:

    Bryan Coqard won stage one. There was only a dozen or so in the front group, with the peloton not far behind

    Did Froome finish in the bunch? BBC report says he lost a minute on the stage winner but doesn't make it very clear how the stage actually played out.
  • twotoebennytwotoebenny Posts: 788
    there were various gaps according to PCS earlier and he was at 56" now looks like hes finished in bunch and is at same time as winner
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 23,062

    there were various gaps according to PCS earlier and he was at 56" now looks like hes finished in bunch and is at same time as winner

    Apparently there was a crash with 1km to which held loads up. This is how Bernal & Bardet come top 10 in a bunch sprint
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  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 3,022
    BBC still says 1m down
  • twotoebennytwotoebenny Posts: 788
    I'm not sure the BBC would be my go to site for any news about cycling.
  • dabberdabber Posts: 1,591
    edited 1 August
    “You may think that; I couldn’t possibly comment!”

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  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,004

    Its on Eurosport 1 over here ?

    I see that now.
    A recent addition as it wasn't there when I checked the other day.
    So, it's highlights dotted around on both ES1 and 2.

    Not sure whether those will appear outside France.
    We will see.
    Seem to be highlights on GCN each night but at an ungodly hour for those of us in this part of the world. Should be at a reasonable time for those of you in Europe though.
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,004

    Its on Eurosport 1 over here ?

    I see that now.
    A recent addition as it wasn't there when I checked the other day.
    So, it's highlights dotted around on both ES1 and 2.

    Not sure whether those will appear outside France.
    We will see.
    Seem to be highlights on GCN each night but at an ungodly hour for those of us in this part of the world. Should be at a reasonable time for those of you in Europe though.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,473
    DeadCalm said:

    Its on Eurosport 1 over here ?

    I see that now.
    A recent addition as it wasn't there when I checked the other day.
    So, it's highlights dotted around on both ES1 and 2.

    Not sure whether those will appear outside France.
    We will see.
    Seem to be highlights on GCN each night but at an ungodly hour for those of us in this part of the world. Should be at a reasonable time for those of you in Europe though.
    Will probably become available on demand.

    Tribute to Team Ineos director Nico Portal being planned at Route d’Occitanie.

    https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tribute-to-team-ineos-director-nico-portal-being-planned-at-route-doccitanie/
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
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