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

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  • alan_aalan_a Posts: 1,459
    Can someone please grab a screenshot of Obelix at 51.4km to go?

    My kids would be over the moon. Ta
  • Ned Boulting on ITV claiming Lopez is a great time trialist.


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  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,412
    Christ, imagine getting up looking at this stage after yesterday's monster.
    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.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    Carapaz really.impressing me
    "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: 24,657
    edited September 2020
    Bit of a shame Hirschi crashed, that was looking like a tasty day up front. Don't think Bilbao is going to upset such a perfect apple cart until the last few Kms...
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  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,723

    Carapaz really.impressing me

    Yep. He would have been flying by the Giro.
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • alan_a said:

    Can someone please grab a screenshot of Obelix at 51.4km to go?

    My kids would be over the moon. Ta

    Could be a bit tricky as they are at 45kms to go.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 26,302

    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.

    I think if Carapaz wins the next climb and Pogacar doesn't score, then Pogacar will have to be fastest to the top on the TT - Carapaz will have better countback on HC wins - 2 v 1
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  • Bilbao may jump him if he's going ftw.
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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    Real car park this climb
    "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
  • Not sure how up to date it is - - but I quite like the race summary from the official TDF website

    https://racecenter.letour.fr/en/


    Good recap of the race postion

    It's very good, isn't it?


  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 26,302

    Bilbao may jump him if he's going ftw.


    But if he takes the KOM points and Kwiato & Carapaz get back to him on the descent, they'll just sit on his wheel to the finish as revenge. Better to sit on, let them have the KOM and attack that last smaller climb.
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,657
    Is it not a bit concerning for the country that people cannot be expected to "go sober for October"..?

    1 month?!?!

    And I'm supposed to give them money??
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 62,481 Lives Here
    big ol' sprint into the bottom.
  • The race behind has started and it will probably stop again at the foot of the climb. :D
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 62,481 Lives Here

    The race behind has started and it will probably stop again at the foot of the climb. :D

    You say that, Landa attacks.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 62,481 Lives Here
    Caruso is up the road too...
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    Landa
    "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
  • Which buggers up Bilbao?
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  • Fair play to Landa for at least giving it a crack.
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 7,167
    edited September 2020

    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.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 26,302
    For all the talk about Ineos not picking Thomas, he wouldn't have saved their Tour like this.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 62,481 Lives Here

    Fair play to Landa for at least giving it a crack.

    Not really up to Jumbo to chase really...
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    Testing
    "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: 62,481 Lives Here
    Uran mate, Uran!
  • Carapaz really.impressing me

    He's showing brailsford he picked the wrong man for GC.
  • dabberdabber Posts: 1,818
    What'sthe guessing on time loss for the cutoff for Bennet today?
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 62,481 Lives Here
    So Kwiat for the stage, Carapaz for the polka?
  • ProssPross Posts: 32,880
    Would like to Kwia take the stage after all the work he has done for others in this race over the years.

    So, was Carapaz riding into form or just not really ar$ed about supporting Bernal?
  • RichN95. said:

    For all the talk about Ineos not picking Thomas, he wouldn't have saved their Tour like this.

    Eh?
    They haven't saved anything yet. They may not even get to borrow the jersey today.

    Thomas couldn't maybe have won a stage?
    If only you had half as much faith in him as you do in Froome.



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