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TDF 2020 - Stage 18: Méribel - La Roche-sur-Foron 175 km *Spoilers*

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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,657
    Oh Hirschi!!

    (One of the best MTB trails Ive EVER ridden went from this resort, down to Albertville)
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Bennett and the autobus are 15 minutes back with a first cat and HC to come. It'll be close.
  • ProssPross Posts: 32,878
    Takes some balls to get back on and start pushing hard on the descent after crashing like that.
  • Make that 16 minutes.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 62,480 Lives Here
    Pross said:

    Takes some balls to get back on and start pushing hard on the descent after crashing like that.

    bit jittery.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    Cortisol adrenaline it's a twitchy mix
    "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
  • ProssPross Posts: 32,878
    Wish the TV coverage would show the front of the race. I've only seen the front group for about 5 seconds since I've finally been able to watch (got builders in and they had to turn the power off).
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    Stop the world for pross
    "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: 62,480 Lives Here
    Pross said:

    Wish the TV coverage would show the front of the race. I've only seen the front group for about 5 seconds since I've finally been able to watch (got builders in and they had to turn the power off).

    Moto cam 1 followed the crash and was stuck behind Hirschi.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 62,480 Lives Here
    We think the bus is slow, and then you see the onboard in the bus and christ, if I could climb that fast.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    Poor hirschi .... Bit sneaky by kiwi
    "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
  • amrushtonamrushton Posts: 1,178
    edited September 2020
    kevlar jersey?? I want one! rapha will no doubt bring one out at a reassuringly expensive price
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,723
    Coo! Look at them hills.
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 62,480 Lives Here
    Pretty this one. Woof.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 62,480 Lives Here
    Some damage at the back now.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    Arkea collapsing complety
    "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
  • amrushtonamrushton Posts: 1,178
    Quintana out of the back.
  • Poor hirschi .... Bit sneaky by kiwi

    What's sneaky?

    Hirschi slowly making his way back if the GPS is correct.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,657
    amrushton said:

    kevlar jersey?? I want one! rapha will no doubt bring one out at a reassuringly expensive price

    I'm a recent convert from Rapha to Castelli as my budget shrank and I must say I'm very impressed so far...

    In other news my espresso is chuffin' on point today!
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    Hirschi coming back
    "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
    Carapaz takes it up ... Going to hurt hirschi
    "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
  • Green jersey 18:30 back and only just starting the Aravis
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    Hirschi can't match that from carapaz
    "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: 62,480 Lives Here
    edited September 2020
    Loving the moto work on this stage.

    Very good at telling the story.

    The Tour really sets the bar incredibly high.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 26,301
    edited September 2020
    KOM Situation

    66 Pogacar
    63 Roglic
    54 Carapaz
    52 Hirschi

    20 points for the first over the HC
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • RichN95. said:

    KOM Situation

    66 Pogacar
    63 Roglic
    54 Carapaz
    52 Hirschi

    20 points for the first over the HC

    8 points for 5th, so some of the chasse patate lot need to stay ahead of The Pog.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    Still 50 bl00dy k
    "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
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 26,301

    RichN95. said:

    KOM Situation

    66 Pogacar
    63 Roglic
    54 Carapaz
    52 Hirschi

    20 points for the first over the HC

    8 points for 5th, so some of the chasse patate lot need to stay ahead of The Pog.
    I hope it doesn't come down to the TT and is decided by being quick over the first flat 30km
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • RichN95. said:

    RichN95. said:

    KOM Situation

    66 Pogacar
    63 Roglic
    54 Carapaz
    52 Hirschi

    20 points for the first over the HC

    8 points for 5th, so some of the chasse patate lot need to stay ahead of The Pog.
    I hope it doesn't come down to the TT and is decided by being quick over the first flat 30km
    Yes, cos it's a 10 pointer.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 62,480 Lives Here
    ddraver said:

    amrushton said:

    kevlar jersey?? I want one! rapha will no doubt bring one out at a reassuringly expensive price

    I'm a recent convert from Rapha to Castelli as my budget shrank and I must say I'm very impressed so far...

    In other news my espresso is chuffin' on point today!
    If you like Castelli you'll like sportful as it's the same stuff (almost exactly apart from different colours) albeit a cheaper brand.
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