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TDF 2020 - Stage 15: Lyon - Grand Colombier 174.5 km *Spoilers*

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  • Carapaz crash
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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    Looking at the horses
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 19,901

    pblakeney said:

    Sorry, but in my view he did a shoulder check and it was clear.
    Higuita then swung out.

    Where was he actually looking though? Much further back imo.
    The Sporza boys weren't impressed.
    Accident in my view.
    May as well ask why did Higuita pull out? Unfortunate consequences though.
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  • pblakeney said:

    pblakeney said:

    Sorry, but in my view he did a shoulder check and it was clear.
    Higuita then swung out.

    Where was he actually looking though? Much further back imo.
    The Sporza boys weren't impressed.
    Accident in my view.
    May as well ask why did Higuita pull out? Unfortunate consequences though.
    Commentators saying he badly damaged his fingers...would explain why he crashed again riding solo
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501

    pblakeney said:

    pblakeney said:

    Sorry, but in my view he did a shoulder check and it was clear.
    Higuita then swung out.

    Where was he actually looking though? Much further back imo.
    The Sporza boys weren't impressed.
    Accident in my view.
    May as well ask why did Higuita pull out? Unfortunate consequences though.
    Commentators saying he badly damaged his fingers...would explain why he crashed again riding solo
    Nasty
    "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
  • pblakeney said:

    pblakeney said:

    Sorry, but in my view he did a shoulder check and it was clear.
    Higuita then swung out.

    Where was he actually looking though? Much further back imo.
    The Sporza boys weren't impressed.
    Accident in my view.
    May as well ask why did Higuita pull out? Unfortunate consequences though.
    Commentators saying he badly damaged his fingers...would explain why he crashed again riding solo
    If so probably better to yank him out before he got back to the peloton. The descents later wouldn't have been any fun either.
  • pblakeney said:

    pblakeney said:

    Sorry, but in my view he did a shoulder check and it was clear.
    Higuita then swung out.

    Where was he actually looking though? Much further back imo.
    The Sporza boys weren't impressed.
    Accident in my view.
    May as well ask why did Higuita pull out? Unfortunate consequences though.
    Commentators saying he badly damaged his fingers...would explain why he crashed again riding solo
    If so probably better to yank him out before he got back to the peloton. The descents later wouldn't have been any fun either.
    Vaughters confirming that he had broken fingers or a broken hand and totally unable to brake. Looks to be left hand which makes sense
  • Still well ahead of the fastest schedule.
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  • Harsh on Jungles above. He clearly checks behind before swinging off (a bit drastically tbh) and doesn't see in the meantime Higuita has swung off behind him. Not sure why Higuita is swinging off from 2nd position, but he was inattentive and put himself in a dodgy position.
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  • Jungels completely wipes out Higuita and doesn't even offer an apology.

    That would be why he's trending on Twitter then
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,644
    Lefèvre is presumably going to sue his own rider now...

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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    4 and half minutes ain't enough
    "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
  • Porte joking about a masters category for older riders. Reckon that might actually be quite an interesting jersey competition.
  • davidofdavidof Posts: 2,833
    Up to the rider behind to watch out really
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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    Cycling is quite hard sometimes
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  • A tricky one that, they both looked back to check. It's just a case of censored happens. Hindsight and all that.
  • Looks hot out there vs prior days. May change the relative strength of the GC contenders
  • davidof said:

    Up to the rider behind to watch out really
    I guess that got in each others swimming pools.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    They reach out
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  • So much for no crowds on the climbs
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  • So the "no spectators on the climbs" things is going well today.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    Herrada looks like he is going to fall over
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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    Herrada .. they shot horses don't they
    "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
  • So much for no crowds on the climbs

    At least it's sunny and out in the open, better to enjoy it all know before the autumn/winter.

    I want to see Landa show his rock solid climbing style today.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
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    Looks like me going up Bessy bank
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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    Yates gone ... Probably for the best
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  • Herrada doing switchbacks on the 22% grade. Are the sprinters allowed to walk the bike up?
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    Jumbo hurting the legs here
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  • Froome proved it's ok to do when needs must.
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