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TDF 2020 - Stage 19: Bourg-en-Bresse - Champagnole 166.5 km *Spoilers*

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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,951
    edited September 2020
    Well, there was one rider who was bound to try and go long and solo and they have just let him do it.


    Sometimes I cannot believe the intelligence of top pro riders.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    They are knackered bs
    "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: 32,794
    No-one is going to want to bring this back just for Bennett to take a sprint.
  • David Millar called what would happen and can't believe they didn't react.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    Lovely road
    "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: 62,360 Lives Here
    Picked the perfect time.
  • Didn't know his time gap
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    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    Good 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
    Kragh Andersen looking good!
  • PTP carnage.

    Some craic tonight in the DQS hotel
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501

    PTP carnage.

    Some craic tonight in the DQS hotel

    Some one picked him
    "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: 3,951
    Awesome. Loved that.
    Team My Man 2022:

    Antwan Tolhoek, Sam Oomen, Tom Dumoulin, Thymen Arensman, Remco Evenepoel, Benoît Cosnefroy, Tom Pidcock, Mark Cavendish, Romain Bardet
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,644
    Hah! Beautiful stuff
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 62,360 Lives Here
    Ridiculous he's not on the danish world's team.
  • Harry182Harry182 Posts: 1,164
    Excellent break from the break! "Don't look back!"
  • ProssPross Posts: 32,794
    Well that was unexpectedly exciting. Really wanted Rowe to win that but well deserved by Kragh Andersen, quite unusual for someone who isn't a sprinter to win two 'sprint' stages in the same Tour.
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,951
    Fist pumps among the potato chasers.
    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
    Pross said:

    Well that was unexpectedly exciting. Really wanted Rowe to win that but well deserved by Kragh Andersen, quite unusual for someone who isn't a sprinter to win two 'sprint' stages in the same Tour.

    Lyon wasn't a sprint stage in this era . I think we need a new term for these tech finish stages .
    "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
  • David Millar called what would happen and can't believe they didn't react.

    Do you think he would make a good DS? (genuine q)
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 62,360 Lives Here

    David Millar called what would happen and can't believe they didn't react.

    Do you think he would make a good DS? (genuine q)
    Too often half-cut to be behind the wheel, no? ;-)
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,951

    David Millar called what would happen and can't believe they didn't react.

    Do you think he would make a good DS? (genuine q)
    Too often half-cut to be behind the wheel, no? ;-)
    Talking of DS's, Matt Winston's stock must be on the rise right now.
    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

    David Millar called what would happen and can't believe they didn't react.

    Do you think he would make a good DS? (genuine q)
    Nah ... Can read a race . especially small breaks but not DS .
    "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: 62,360 Lives Here

    David Millar called what would happen and can't believe they didn't react.

    Do you think he would make a good DS? (genuine q)
    Nah ... Can read a race . especially small breaks but not DS .
    Yeah good spot - he is *really* good at reading small breaks - he's won some absolute corkers.
  • ProssPross Posts: 32,794

    Pross said:

    Well that was unexpectedly exciting. Really wanted Rowe to win that but well deserved by Kragh Andersen, quite unusual for someone who isn't a sprinter to win two 'sprint' stages in the same Tour.

    Lyon wasn't a sprint stage in this era . I think we need a new term for these tech finish stages .
    Yeah, good point. I thought it had been a bunch sprint for second, how quickly I forget details!
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    Pross said:

    Pross said:

    Well that was unexpectedly exciting. Really wanted Rowe to win that but well deserved by Kragh Andersen, quite unusual for someone who isn't a sprinter to win two 'sprint' stages in the same Tour.

    Lyon wasn't a sprint stage in this era . I think we need a new term for these tech finish stages .
    Yeah, good point. I thought it had been a bunch sprint for second, how quickly I forget details!
    I think the new term is tricky finish but I prefer something more iconic as a term .
    "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: 24,644
    Un arrive tricksé
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,846
    edited September 2020
    Joy for Denmark fans Globally! (Again!)

    Picked the perfect time.


    He's very, very good at picking his moment.

    Ridiculous he's not on the danish world's team.


    Sponsor duties at the Binck Bank, innit? But pobably a bit on the hilly side for him anyway. The real loss to the team was Magnus Cort getting the lurgy. Still pretty strong with Valgren and Fuglsang leading.
    “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!
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,501
    whats the odds the world champion is going to come from that break?
    "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: 32,794

    whats the odds the world champion is going to come from that break?

    It was seriously strong. You'd think Wout would be in with a good shout though but may have done too much the last 3 weeks and Hirschi must be a contender.
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