Tour de l’Ain and Critérium du Dauphiné 2020 *Spoilers*

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  • josame
    josame Posts: 1,141
    Dauphine: whoa according to PCS the very first climb is Côte du Château d’Aulteribe (1km à 708%) :#
    'Do not compare your bike to others, for always there will be greater and lesser bikes'
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,231

    But maybe a green belkin jersey would look better with their current bike colour...?

    It was better. It's probably for the best that they don't try and have half celeste, half yellow like they did with the Belkin green.


    Nout wrong with yellow with bianche green




    I guess it all comes down to personal taste. To me, that looks like a dog vomited on a perfectly good bike.
  • mrb123
    mrb123 Posts: 4,613
    josame said:

    Dauphine: whoa according to PCS the very first climb is Côte du Château d’Aulteribe (1km à 708%) :#

    Is that basically a loop-the-loop?
  • josame
    josame Posts: 1,141
    mrb123 said:

    josame said:

    Dauphine: whoa according to PCS the very first climb is Côte du Château d’Aulteribe (1km à 708%) :#

    Is that basically a loop-the-loop?
    I believe so :D
    'Do not compare your bike to others, for always there will be greater and lesser bikes'
  • josame
    josame Posts: 1,141
    edited August 2020
    No Woet Poels, surprising this close to the Tour
    'Do not compare your bike to others, for always there will be greater and lesser bikes'
  • josame said:

    No Woet Poels, surprising this close to the Tour

    He's just ridden Poland, but that's his only outing before Le Tour.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • But maybe a green belkin jersey would look better with their current bike colour...?

    It was better. It's probably for the best that they don't try and have half celeste, half yellow like they did with the Belkin green.


    Nout wrong with yellow with bianche green




    I guess it all comes down to personal taste. To me, that looks like a dog vomited on a perfectly good bike.
    Ouch. I rather like it.
    Not a Giro Hero!
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,150

    josame said:

    No Woet Poels, surprising this close to the Tour

    He's just ridden Poland, but that's his only outing before Le Tour.

    Maybe doing Lombardia? He is a momument winner after all.
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  • RichN95. said:

    josame said:

    No Woet Poels, surprising this close to the Tour

    He's just ridden Poland, but that's his only outing before Le Tour.

    Maybe doing Lombardia? He is a momument winner after all.
    Could be.
    Bahrain have not announced a single rider for Lombardia as yet.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • BOTD: Van Moer, Schar, Quinten Hermans, Slagter, Bonifazio.
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,615
    Slagter! Blast from the past!
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,615
    TBH i mainly know Bonifazio from that bonkers Cipressa descent last year.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812
    edited August 2020
    Van moer and Hermans both crashed out.
    Bonifazio out with back pains.
    Jan Hirt is also out.
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,615

    Van moer and Hermans both crashed out.
    Bonifazio out with back pains.
    Jan Hirt is also out.

    What the hell happened in that break!?!?
  • Crap it's Kirby.
    According to him only Bonifazio is DNF, the 2 breakaways are back in the pack.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,615
    OK thanks I'll fire up sporza
  • See this is why I hate Kirby.
    Both are now confirmed DNFs and not back in the pack as Mr "Alternative Reality" said.
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,615
    Ah not on Sporza till 2:15
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,615
    Slagter already dropped...

    Oh dear.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,615
    edited August 2020
    TJvG already swinging off the back.

    We're in a solo sitch with Schar (GvA's best mate) solo, 53 seconds ahead of a small group that went on the finishing line hill (it's a loop) at 33km to go of Andersen and someone from QS. They're not getting far.


    Edit: there's a pro conti guy who dropped them and is en route to Schar.
  • mrb123
    mrb123 Posts: 4,613

    Crap it's Kirby.
    According to him only Bonifazio is DNF, the 2 breakaways are back in the pack.

    Have they cloned him during lockdown? He seems to be on everything...
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,615
    Pro-conti guy made it up to Schar and then had a low-side fall about 3km later. Looks fine but has been swept up by Andersen etc.
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,311

    Pro-conti guy made it up to Schar and then had a low-side fall about 3km later. Looks fine but has been swept up by Andersen etc.

    Demonstrating why painting more lines on the road for sprints might not be a great idea ;-)
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,615
    Sagan dropped.... 10km to go.
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,388
    🎶Slagter, mag ik je foto...
    Heb je een foto vor mij🎶
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • dish_dash
    dish_dash Posts: 5,558
    I've only had him on for 5 mins and CK is dreadful.
  • m.r.m.
    m.r.m. Posts: 3,339
    Fireworks incoming! Valverde, Alaphilippe, WVA all looking tasty! No sight of Haimar Zubeldia...
    PTP Champion 2019, 2022 & 2023
  • Jumbo have certainly changed the racing............................not. :D
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  • dish_dash
    dish_dash Posts: 5,558
    And while Arkea - Ineos kits do look similar, Arkea have more white and Ineos more black. so it's not really that hard Chasey! Just watch on a bigger screen! :wink:

    And I quite like Roglic's national champs jersey
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,311
    Danish coms playing spot the Valgren. He's up near the front as well
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