Critérium du Dauphiné 2021 ***Spoilers***

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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,311
    I for one, think these made up names are appalling and should be banned
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  • m.r.m.
    m.r.m. Posts: 3,339
    Don't get why Movistar and Quickstep didn't try to shell Colbrelli on the climb if Valverde and Asgreen are looking to sprint for the stage. Reduced peloton just rode up the climb at threshold. Seems rather stupid.
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  • webboo
    webboo Posts: 6,087
    edited May 2021

    I for one, think these made up names are appalling and should be banned

    You mean like Vikings calling themselves Vikings.
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,150
    m.r.m. said:

    Don't get why Movistar and Quickstep didn't try to shell Colbrelli on the climb if Valverde and Asgreen are looking to sprint for the stage. Reduced peloton just rode up the climb at threshold. Seems rather stupid.


    Movistar only had their GC riders left in the front group (Mas & Lopez). Quick Step had no-one. There wasn't much more they could do. And Colbrelli a really good climber.
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  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,388
    edited May 2021

    Yeah no. I don't really know where it came from to be honest, to be fair I was 13...

    Fair enough. ddraver was my first ever Hotmail email address when modems still made funny noises and collapsed when your sister picked up the phone...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
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  • davidof
    davidof Posts: 3,036
    RichN95. said:

    davidof said:

    huret said:

    On France 3, Thomas Voekler commentating on a motorbike, kept calling Archibold 'Arbold'. Strange because his English is excellent.

    You should have listened to the 10 minutes my colleagues spent trying to pronounce "Graham/Graeme" today. The word is completely impossible for Francophones.

    They still struggle with Geraint
    It is very close to gérant - which means manager.
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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,150
    davidof said:

    RichN95. said:

    davidof said:

    huret said:

    On France 3, Thomas Voekler commentating on a motorbike, kept calling Archibold 'Arbold'. Strange because his English is excellent.

    You should have listened to the 10 minutes my colleagues spent trying to pronounce "Graham/Graeme" today. The word is completely impossible for Francophones.

    They still struggle with Geraint
    It is very close to gérant - which means manager.
    They seem to think it is close to Grunt, which means grunt
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,490
    Grunt was the nickname of virtually every Geraint I knew as a kid.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812
    I suspect this might cause a bit of damage in the PTP thread, not to mention No Ta Doc's vikings.
    Mads Pedersen has crashed out of the race.
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  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,388
    edited June 2021
    Boring day with...

    Colbrelli FTW


    suggest watching at 2km to go will give you all the info you need
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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812
    edited June 2021
    ddraver said:

    Boring day with...


    Colbrelli FTW


    suggest watching at 2km to go will give you all the info you need
    Which is almost exactly when I woke up to watch. A nice nap it was too.
    Correctly called, but for Guillaume Martin's wobble and subsequent woes.

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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,150
    Colbrelli and Bahrain cunningly wore the same patterned helmet as Ineos to fool them into doing the lead out
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,311

    I suspect this might cause a bit of damage in the PTP thread, not to mention No Ta Doc's vikings.
    Mads Pedersen has crashed out of the race.

    Mild concussion. He'll be fine. Don't need brains to go full viking anyway :wink:
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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812
    Tony Martin only second at the finish behind Harry Sweeny.

    However, some Viking news: Jonas Vingegaard 15 seconds faster than Sweeny at the intermediate check point.
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,311
    Vingegaard currently in 1st place, Bjerg in 3rd. I guess Jonas got better.

    Still a lot to go, obviously.
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,311
    Titchy Ritchie goes fastest by a couple of seconds.
    Kelderman fastest at split
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,311
    Thomas mashes a huge gear into a 6" lead at the split
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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812
    Ion Izaguirre new fastest time.
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,311
    Izagirre takes fastest at finish, he was ages back at the split. He must have flown up.
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  • gweeds
    gweeds Posts: 2,564
    Froome caught by his minute man.
    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.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812
    Lutsenko beats his team mate brother Ion as Astana find their form.
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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812
    Thomas not even close after setting the fastest split.
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,311
    Thomas bled time massively, comes in over 20" down
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,490
    Looked like Thomas was having issues with his gears. He seemed to be looking down quite a lot and spinning out / freewheeling on the downhill then struggling to get the gear over on the climb.
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,311
    Asgreen 8 seconds down at finish
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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812
    Lukas Pöstlberger stays in yellow, I think.

    Ineos's overwhelming domination out of the window.
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,615
    gweeds said:

    Froome caught by his minute man.

    poor guy
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,805
    Surprised a tad there . More by the margins ... G losing 24 secs 🤔
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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,805

    gweeds said:

    Froome caught by his minute man.

    poor guy
    Who was his minute guy?
    "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
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,805
    Pross said:

    Looked like Thomas was having issues with his gears. He seemed to be looking down quite a lot and spinning out / freewheeling on the downhill then struggling to get the gear over on the climb.

    Looked blocked . But he rolls a big gear
    "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