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TDF 2020 - Stage 5: Gap - Privas 183km *Spoilers*

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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 22,739
    edited September 2020

    Odd.
    Asgreen kicks it off, followed by de Gendt.

    If he could have got away, gives DQS a day off.
  • Is this a breakaway protest I wonder?
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,940
    Looks like race will start after the sprint
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,940
    Griepel looking old off the back
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • Looks like race will start after the sprint

    Should take 2 hours to get there at this pace! :D
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Tough day to get away for the Lanterne contenders. Greipel resorting to pretending his shifters aren't working properly to try and sneak a gap
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • I've just realised I can do picture in picture on Virgin TV Go, so can have it in the corner of the screen all afternoon. Now I just need to choose between commentator teams. I dislike some of both.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,940
    Jaded jaded man Kingston
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • Griepel looking old off the back

    It's one of those stages where he could get and olive branch.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,940
    20 k till sprint
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,940
    Bennet takes the sprint ..Sagan 4th I think
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,940
    No one taking opportunity to break away ? Jaysus
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,940
    Good grief
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 65,365 Lives Here
    What's going on? Not up on the TV yet.
  • What's going on? Not up on the TV yet.

    The breakaway rider's union have called a strike.
    Between the sprinter's teams on the flat and Jumbo on the lumps not giving them more than 3 minutes they have given up trying.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 65,365 Lives Here

    What's going on? Not up on the TV yet.

    The breakaway rider's union have called a strike.
    Between the sprinter's teams on the flat and Jumbo on the lumps not giving them more than 3 minutes they have given up trying.
    Ahaha good for them.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 65,365 Lives Here
    So on course for a 6pm cet finish?
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 4,023
    edited September 2020
    Possibility of echelons in the final hour?
    Team My Man 2022:

    Antwan Tolhoek, Sam Oomen, Tom Dumoulin, Thymen Arensman, Remco Evenepoel, Benoît Cosnefroy, Tom Pidcock, Mark Cavendish, Romain Bardet
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 4,023
    Anyone got any idea what time the Tour of Hungary highlights are likely to be put up on GCN?
    Team My Man 2022:

    Antwan Tolhoek, Sam Oomen, Tom Dumoulin, Thymen Arensman, Remco Evenepoel, Benoît Cosnefroy, Tom Pidcock, Mark Cavendish, Romain Bardet
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,940
    Hoping for wind in the finale
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,940
    Cagy tour
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • The villages look nice
  • ProssPross Posts: 34,821
    Really hope there's some wind later. It's a bit early for the bunch to be having an additional rest day.
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,409
    I take it I won't be missing much if I have to jump onto a long meeting now...
  • ProssPross Posts: 34,821
    Forecast says wind gusts of up to around 45kph from the NNE and the final art of the stage is due west so the conditions look right. Thing is I can't see Jumbo getting caught out by crosswinds and Ineos usually make good use of them so who would be the most likely losers if there were echelons? Pogacar maybe?
  • ProssPross Posts: 34,821
    I've marked the spot. There seems to be a long, slightly downhill, straight section heading north and then a roundabout where they turn left so string it out on that and then nail it as you turn into the crosswind. Only thing is that run into the turn would have a headwind.

    Love this part of the world, probably as it was where I had my first holiday without the parents the year I left school.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,940
    dish_dash said:

    I take it I won't be missing much if I have to jump onto a long meeting now...

    Come back in a hour
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 4,023
    Cosnefroy and Pacher to race off the front for the KOM point and try and stay away?
    Team My Man 2022:

    Antwan Tolhoek, Sam Oomen, Tom Dumoulin, Thymen Arensman, Remco Evenepoel, Benoît Cosnefroy, Tom Pidcock, Mark Cavendish, Romain Bardet
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,940
    DeadCalm said:

    Cosnefroy and Pacher to race off the front for the KOM point and try and stay away?

    Not in the wind they won't
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • The Guardian minute by minute coverage:


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