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TDF 2020 - Stage 11 Châtelaillon-Plage - Poitiers 167.5 km *Spoilers*

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  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 5,713
    Sagan given second on the line - not sure about that.
  • ProssPross Posts: 34,846
    One of the closest sprints I've seen. Sagan is going to get relegated there I think.

    Ewan takes it by a tyre, Sagan and Bennett virtually inseparable but Sagan given second.
  • Sagan up to his usual tricks. DQF to follow.........with any luck.
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  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,427
    That’s a DQ for me. He had enough room.
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,427
    WvA tends to hold his line. Seemed to today.
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • I think it's borderline
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 25,190
    Well I knowingly and patronisingly said, " If they let WvA go from there, he's gonna win"

    So...shows what I know...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • 50x1150x11 Posts: 408
    Great sprint,

    They've given Sagan 2nd, which is wrong. He should be in last place.
  • Harry182Harry182 Posts: 1,168
    Wow! Tight finish! Well done Caleb!
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 25,190
    edited September 2020
    "Classements provisional" Remember...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,947
    Sagan DQ yes or no ?
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  • dabberdabber Posts: 1,869
    Sagan shouldn't get away with that.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 34,846
    Looked like a deliberate shoulder on Bennett that almost knocked him into Ewan.
  • Looked like that Sagan barge took WVA's momentum away there, so I'd be surprised if nothing happens.

    Cracking finish in terms of closeness though.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 22,758
    edited September 2020
    Pross said:

    Looked like a deliberate shoulder on Bennett that almost knocked him into Ewan.

    Shoulder on Van Aert.


  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 20,378
    edited September 2020
    Not only did it effect WvA's sprint, but Bennetts, too.
    That's why his lunge was late and he missed out for second.

    Rick will rightly be around with his red card.
    (stage only mind)
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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,947
    Sagan DQ yes or no ?
    "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: 12,947
    Sagan going to claim safety from barriers ..I would dq him thou
    "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
  • 50x1150x11 Posts: 408
    Yeah, he goes in again on the line. If they do nothing it shows they'll have learnt nothing from Poland.
  • ProssPross Posts: 34,846

    Pross said:

    Looked like a deliberate shoulder on Bennett that almost knocked him into Ewan.

    Shoulder on Van Aert.


    Yep, knew he got someone and made them all shuffle over. I suspect with most other riders that would have caused a crash.
  • ProssPross Posts: 34,846

    Sagan DQ yes or no ?

    Should be a stage relegation for me. Would really mess up his green jersey chances too.
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 5,713
    Seeing it again from differnet angles, that should be a DQ.
    Very, very lucky not to have taken them all down.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 25,190

    Sagan DQ yes or no ?

    Yes,

    We all said after Gronewegen that one of the problems was that riders weren't punished for dangerous manouvers when they had no consequence. Well, that was one of them.
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,947
    Sagan lurch was at a barrier kick.out ... WVA may let it go.
    "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
  • Sagan DQ yes or no ?

    I think he will be but not sure I agree
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  • richard_t._biscuitrichard_t._biscuit Posts: 246
    edited September 2020

    I think it's borderline

    Same. It depends what they're going for with their interpretation of the rules this year. If they're going for the tough but not actively violent is allowed then he might just get away with it. Trying to get around against on the wall side usually helps the case as does no helmet involved.
  • From the front on replay you'd think that if Sagan hadn't gone for a second go he might have nicked it. Had to chase WVA a long way sideways to get there.
  • 50x1150x11 Posts: 408
    ddraver said:

    Sagan DQ yes or no ?

    Yes,

    We all said after Gronewegen that one of the problems was that riders weren't punished for dangerous manouvers when they had no consequence. Well, that was one of them.
    I agree with this. No bigger name to make an example of and he obv has previous in this very race for dangerous manoeuvres.
  • andyracandyrac Posts: 935
    There wasn't really a gap there; you can't make one by barging into another rider - it should be a DSQ, but probably won't be.

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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 26,456
    I'm not sure he'll get DQed for that. It looked more accidental contact to me.

    And that opinion will seal Sagan's fate.
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