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TDF 2020 - Stage 7 Millau - Lavaur 168 km *Spoilers*

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  • A total disaster.
    Jonathan Harris-Bass announces that the wind is up in the pre stage intro.
    Didn't even after wait for Kirby or Hatch to jinx it.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,769

    A total disaster.
    Jonathan Harris-Bass announces that the wind is up in the pre stage intro.
    Didn't even after wait for Kirby or Hatch to jinx it.

    It's Kirby. He hasn't said anything about it yet. Brian Smith is talking up the prospects of a break staying away.

    Edit: He's talking wind now.
    Team My Man 2022:

    Antwan Tolhoek, Sam Oomen, Tom Dumoulin, Thymen Arensman, Remco Evenepoel, Benoît Cosnefroy, Tom Pidcock, Mark Cavendish, Romain Bardet
  • Kirby now giving it his all. Not even hit KM0...
  • (sorry - if I'd known I had such power to spread disappointment and despair I'd have applied for a career with a b-list French cycling team)
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,769
    Doesn't Cosnefroy realise that breakaways are so last year?
    Team My Man 2022:

    Antwan Tolhoek, Sam Oomen, Tom Dumoulin, Thymen Arensman, Remco Evenepoel, Benoît Cosnefroy, Tom Pidcock, Mark Cavendish, Romain Bardet
  • That bridge is an amazing thing.
  • That bridge really is magnificent.
  • A few more sacrificial lambs who forgot to avoid the DS at breakfast are shoved out the front...
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,769
    Break is Cosnefroy and Schar.
    Team My Man 2022:

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

    Doesn't Cosnefroy realise that breakaways are so last year?

    Well, you reap what you sew and leaving Cousin dangling the other day has obviously made folks wary.
    Schär has now figured out it's a waste of time.

    Cosnefroy learning the hard way about cooperation.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,254
    Schar has given up. Cosnefroy just trying to get the mountain points.

    Bora really driving the group, train on the front there. Getting Sagan to the intermediate?
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,769
    Bora haven't read the script.
    Team My Man 2022:

    Antwan Tolhoek, Sam Oomen, Tom Dumoulin, Thymen Arensman, Remco Evenepoel, Benoît Cosnefroy, Tom Pidcock, Mark Cavendish, Romain Bardet
  • Bora now dumping the sprinters right from the start.
    Not sure if that's a viable tactic or not.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Riders falling off the back already.
  • tbf wind or no wind, this stage might well be quite interesting. Fun start at least.
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,769

    Bora now dumping the sprinters right from the start.
    Not sure if that's a viable tactic or not.

    Maybe not viable but quite exciting to see them try.
    Team My Man 2022:

    Antwan Tolhoek, Sam Oomen, Tom Dumoulin, Thymen Arensman, Remco Evenepoel, Benoît Cosnefroy, Tom Pidcock, Mark Cavendish, Romain Bardet
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,254
    Bad luck for Cosnefroy if he gets caught before the top... 400m to go and a generous 5 seconds
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 15,026
    I missed the bridge.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,254
    Bora guy waved Cosnefroy to for the mountain points at the end there
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 15,026
    Bora have dropped Bennett.
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,769
    Bennett off the back.
    Team My Man 2022:

    Antwan Tolhoek, Sam Oomen, Tom Dumoulin, Thymen Arensman, Remco Evenepoel, Benoît Cosnefroy, Tom Pidcock, Mark Cavendish, Romain Bardet
  • Bora now dumping the sprinters right from the start.
    Not sure if that's a viable tactic or not.

    It's hilly all the way to the intermediate sprint, Bennet already dropped
  • Bora having a bit of fun there
  • Bit of a brutal start there, 5 splits already?
  • Echelons at the wrong end of the stage.
    Meh
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,254
    At least the green jersey is a bit of a competition this year, rather than the Peter Sagan Benefit Jersey.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,254
    Or, at least it has been, because Sagan will probably take it for good at this rate.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,450
    sagan is the safty shot. bora trying to drop the sprinters early on
    "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
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,254
    Biiiiig group right behind the main group, strung out, reckon they'll get back on.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,450
    edited September 2020
    Bennet shoot out the back pretty quick there ... Bora will try again
    "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
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