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TDF 2020 - Stage 16: La Tour-du-Pin - Villard-de-Lans 164 km *Spoilers*

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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    Bennett has had sagans wheel locked in. who is it going to damage more?
    "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
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,786
    ddraver said:

    Eventually the British public is going to have to realise that having the 3rd worst COVID rate in the world is why we can't have nice things like The Tour.

    And to stop judging other countries by our pathetic effort...

    And yet the French have the Tour. Your arguement makes no sense
  • Bernal lurking right at the back of the peloton.

    In terms of getting him over his disappointment from the other day this doesn't look great. Possible he's under the weather, but if he isn't I'd have told him to get up front and sit on Roglic's wheel, just to get back in the swing of normality.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,653
    the tour de france...isnt in britain...🥴. Clue is kinda in the name

    Sean is very animated today!! Almost as much as Ineos, who are like kids on the last day of school!
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 3,195

    Bernal lurking right at the back of the peloton.

    In terms of getting him over his disappointment from the other day this doesn't look great. Possible he's under the weather, but if he isn't I'd have told him to get up front and sit on Roglic's wheel, just to get back in the swing of normality.

    Nah. Unless he's going for the stage he's got nothing to gain by expending energy.
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,653
    Jumbo right now...


    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,653
    Trentin is just flickin' the bird at Sagan...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Gaudu abandon
    “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!
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,653
    And Breaaatthhhheeee.......
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,653
    edited September 2020
    W. Barguil
    R. Carapaz
    C. Verona
    S. Reichenbach
    J. Alaphilippe
    L. Kämna
    Q. Pacher
    A. Bettiol
    N. Roche
    W. Anacona
    M. Trentin
    A. Amador
    I. Erviti
    C. Juul Jensen
    D. Oss

    @ 4.15 and rising

    Plus 2 other groups a minute back each...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    Treintin could go a long way here
    "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: 12,501
    Pederson
    "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: 24,653
    edited September 2020
    Benoot & Perderson make the bridge on the foot of the climb

    R. Sicard
    M. Nieve
    N. Powless
    S. Geschke
    P. Sivakov

    1.45 back

    Peleton 6.40 back. Big T.M on the front
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • davidofdavidof Posts: 2,835
    edited September 2020
    From the foot of the col de Porte it is just a few kms across the valley to the start of the climb to Revel, the start of the Revel climb is pretty stiff tbh (I sometimes ride that way home from work). They then roll a few km along the top before swooshing back down to Claix to cross the valley floor to climb to St Nizier. Although there is nothing uber hard on the climbs they both Revel and St Nizier will take their toll.

    The Vercors plateau is pan flat and you'd risk getting caught here if you went for a long one. Whether the short climb to Cote 2000 (the ski resort has just been bought by US basketball star Tony Parker) will split the GC up I doubt.
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  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,953
    Just tuned in to see my PTP hopes already up in smoke.
    Team My Man 2022:

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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    davidof said:

    From the foot of the col de Porte it is just a few kms across the valley to the start of the climb to Revel, the start of the Revel climb is pretty stiff tbh (I sometimes ride that way home from work). They then roll a few km along the top before swooshing back down to Claix to cross the valley floor to climb to St Nizier. Although there is nothing uber hard on the climbs they both Revel and St Nizier will take their toll.

    The Vercors plateau is pan flat and you'd risk getting caught here if you went for a long one. Whether the short climb to Cote 2000 (the ski resort has just been bought by US basketball star Tony Parker) will split the GC up I doubt.

    Nice .
    "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: 12,501
    Oss just push the break on to make the cut off time harsh ?
    "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: 24,653
    Rolland & Roche have slipped* off the front. Roche refusing to work but will let Pierre take the KOM Points

    (*OK, i missed it...)
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    edited September 2020
    The nieve group chasing on is encouraging the break to uptempo
    "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: 24,653
    edited September 2020
    ^Ewan is struggling.

    Aided by Jerome's Cousin who has his eyes back on the big prize!!

    Original Break has shattered over the climb, but I suspect in a way that will allow them all to come back together again

    94 to go

    T.M back on the front of the peloton, but gap up to 9.15
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    ddraver said:

    ^Ewan is struggling.

    Aided by Jerome's Cousin who has his eyes back on the big prize!!

    Coming good in the third
    "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: 24,653
    edited September 2020
    Alaphilippe mending the Di2 by kicking the censored out of it...

    Right, it's my day off and I really need to go and do something so I'll see y'all on the other side...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • davidofdavidof Posts: 2,835
    Loads of helis above the office now, the race must be blowin' thru.
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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    Pierre should just ease up no one else is interested in Kom FFS
    "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: 3,953
    So who do we think is going to win the stage?
    Team My Man 2022:

    Antwan Tolhoek, Sam Oomen, Tom Dumoulin, Thymen Arensman, Remco Evenepoel, Benoît Cosnefroy, Tom Pidcock, Mark Cavendish, Romain Bardet
  • takethehighroadtakethehighroad Posts: 6,154
    edited September 2020
    DeadCalm said:

    So who do we think is going to win the stage?

    Jan Hirt :lol: otherwise my dream last night makes NO sense!
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,953

    DeadCalm said:

    So who do we think is going to win the stage?

    Jan Hirt :lol: otherwise my dream last night makes NO sense!
    I'm convinced it's going to be Benoot who was my original PTP pick until I saw Gregster04 had already picked him.
    Team My Man 2022:

    Antwan Tolhoek, Sam Oomen, Tom Dumoulin, Thymen Arensman, Remco Evenepoel, Benoît Cosnefroy, Tom Pidcock, Mark Cavendish, Romain Bardet
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    DeadCalm said:

    So who do we think is going to win the stage?

    Kamna or nieve
    "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: 12,501
    DeadCalm said:

    DeadCalm said:

    So who do we think is going to win the stage?

    Jan Hirt :lol: otherwise my dream last night makes NO sense!
    I'm convinced it's going to be Benoot who was my original PTP pick until I saw Gregster04 had already picked him.
    I picked Pierre just cos I knew he would be in the break not he would win
    "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: 1,164
    Benoot was my original thought too (but I ended up going with Kwiatkowski :( )
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