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TDF 2020: Stage 6: Le Teil > Mont Aigoual 191 km *Spoilers*

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  • Looking forward to seeing new GC
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,481

    I preferred the book...

    Story of cycling...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Lutsenko powering along like a finely tuned Ferrari engine.
  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,479
    It's like a club run
  • Ironically, if this was a sprint stage, the peloton would be winding it up, not winding it down.

    Dropped riders continually getting back and swelling their numbers.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,769
    Mitchelton-Scott riding to ensure GVA or Powless take the bonus seconds.
    Team My Man 2022:

    Antwan Tolhoek, Sam Oomen, Tom Dumoulin, Thymen Arensman, Remco Evenepoel, Benoît Cosnefroy, Tom Pidcock, Mark Cavendish, Romain Bardet
  • Awkward finish, so look out for another 500 metre burn up.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,450
    Classy ride I guess
    "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: 58,838 Lives Here

    Classy ride I guess

    42kph average speed - not slow.
  • Herrada 55 seconds down only
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,450
    JA KNICKS A SECOND !
    "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
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,481
    Baise toi, Adam!!!
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,450
    GC battle
    "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: 58,838 Lives Here
    Really early finish today.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,450
    Well that was underwhelming . Loved the route
    "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
  • Really early finish today.

    They are going to be back at the hotel for tea

  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,450

    Really early finish today.

    Strong breakaway
    "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
  • Harry182Harry182 Posts: 1,159
    Good show from JA
  • That was a lovely looking climb
  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,479
    Very weird Tour this. Can't remember the last time the first two mountain top finishes have had such big groups coming to the line.
  • I wanted to at this stage when it came out last year. Has anyone done that climb?
  • phreak said:

    Very weird Tour this. Can't remember the last time the first two mountain top finishes have had such big groups coming to the line.

    Effect of limited race miles?

  • Really early finish today.

    As scheduled.
    They were well ahead of the fastest schedule until the climbing started, but ended up back on schedule.

    JHB on Eurosport basically called the stage a bore.
    Shows it doesn't matter how tasty the ASO design the parcour, you can't make the riders race them.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,769
    Still no Movistar top 10 finish.
    Team My Man 2022:

    Antwan Tolhoek, Sam Oomen, Tom Dumoulin, Thymen Arensman, Remco Evenepoel, Benoît Cosnefroy, Tom Pidcock, Mark Cavendish, Romain Bardet
  • ProssPross Posts: 30,411
    Excellent ride by Lutsenko. My feeling on the Ineos tactics is that Bernal is still feeling his back problem and they were therefore discouraging anyone putting him under pressure in which case it worked plus, as others have said, allowing the break to stay away meant that no-one important had a shot at the bonus seconds.
  • ProssPross Posts: 30,411
    phreak said:

    Very weird Tour this. Can't remember the last time the first two mountain top finishes have had such big groups coming to the line.

    We usually wouldn't have had them so early though plus there's usually an opportunity for a favourite to have dropped a few seconds through a TT or mishap before reaching the mountains so more to play for. I don't think the bonus seconds help either, I'm surprised they were brought in as the Vuelta showed that riders would keep everything together in the hope of gaining a bit of time in a sprint for the line.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
    DeadCalm said:

    inseine said:

    not sure it was Gaudu

    Must have been somebody else wearing his number then.
    Gaudu may have got back in but the rider they showed rejoining was Madouas.
    That's what I thought, also Gaudu finished 10mins down which was a good effort if he'd got back on so close to the finish.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,481

    Really early finish today.

    JHB on Eurosport
    Julia Hinchley Bratter?
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,479
    Pross said:

    phreak said:

    Very weird Tour this. Can't remember the last time the first two mountain top finishes have had such big groups coming to the line.

    We usually wouldn't have had them so early though plus there's usually an opportunity for a favourite to have dropped a few seconds through a TT or mishap before reaching the mountains so more to play for. I don't think the bonus seconds help either, I'm surprised they were brought in as the Vuelta showed that riders would keep everything together in the hope of gaining a bit of time in a sprint for the line.
    Normally with fresh legs you'd expect a bit of action though. Across the two stages, we've had a fairly lacklustre attack from Aru, who isn't really a GC contender these days. That's it. It's been incredibly dull.
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