Critérium du Dauphiné 2021 ***Spoilers***

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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812
    Kirby getting very nervous about those pesky roundabouts again.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812
    Geraint goes on a speculative flyer.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812
    Colbrelli nicks it on the line! :#
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,388
    edited June 2021
    Craddock delays the inevitable on the descent, holding on, 100m or so off the front, until a roundabout at 2.2 to go

    Reduced Bunch Sprint coming up, Colbrelli's to lose...


    And BS reveals that my GCN app got behind somehow...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,196
    ddraver said:

    55 to go, a superbreak have just over a minute but are playing silly games.

    BH and BV chasing

    Break:
    Tim Wellens (Lotto-Soudal),
    Tsgabu Grmay (BikeExchange),
    Julien Bernard, Ryan Mullen and Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo),
    Kasper Asgreen, Josef Cerny (Deceuninck-Quick Step)
    Cyril Gautier (B&B-KTM)


    Ryan Mullen and Josef Cerny have attacked/been let off the front a little further

    All a bit weird

    Tsgabu Grmay features on the most recent Life in the Peloton podcast - listened to it this morning, a very interesting backstory and a really interesting perspective. Definitely worth a listen.
  • twotoebenny
    twotoebenny Posts: 1,433

    Colbrelli nicks it on the line! :#

    not sure he did
  • commuterlegs
    commuterlegs Posts: 268
    G takes it. (Just - almost did an Alaphilippe). Good effort!
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812

    Colbrelli nicks it on the line! :#

    not sure he did
    Overhead suggested it was G as did the photo!
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,490
    Brilliant!
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,805
    LOL
    "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
    Didn't expect that
    "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
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,388
    edited June 2021
    Awww bloody hell, if there was one finish to not get spoiled... 😡😥

    Edit - although it didn't 😁

    FFS Gee, why would you look round with 50m to go?!?!?
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Lanterne_Rogue
    Lanterne_Rogue Posts: 4,091
    Ridiculous finish (both that hairpin - I mean, wtf? - and Thomas nicking the win)
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,490
    That was a horrible turn where Geraint made his move, obviously did their research.
  • twotoebenny
    twotoebenny Posts: 1,433

    Colbrelli nicks it on the line! :#

    not sure he did
    Overhead suggested it was G as did the photo!
    yeah Gs reaction would suggest he thought he lost but lack of reaction from Colbrelli too...
  • commuterlegs
    commuterlegs Posts: 268
    I do love a Geraint interview "I just thought sod it and went for it" :D
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,388
    Typical G - no celebration because he was embarrassed he might be wrong :smiley:
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,490
    Said he was about to celebrate but Colbrelli came past so fast he almost took his arm off. Fair play to Colbrelli he had some serious pace at the finish.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,805
    edited June 2021
    Pross said:

    Said he was about to celebrate but Colbrelli came past so fast he almost took his arm off. Fair play to Colbrelli he had some serious pace at the finish.

    Bahrain used their last glycogen bringing back craddock . when g went they where finished... If it was a spur of the moment thing by g it was inspired
    "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
    Colbrelli has an interesting skill set . Good rider .
    "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
  • m.r.m.
    m.r.m. Posts: 3,339
    His entire problem is that he is a "poor man's" Sagan. That is why his wins are mostly infrequent.
    PTP Champion 2019, 2022 & 2023
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,231
    I enjoyed Thomas looking back, thinking "oh, he's miles behind, I've got this" then "where the hell did he come from?".
  • amrushton
    amrushton Posts: 1,253
    gsk82 said:

    pblakeney said:

    RichN95. said:

    amrushton said:

    Ineos knew or were pretty certain he wasn't going to be worth the big ££ when they let him go. But he gets ISN publicity.


    I think even without the crash Ineos may have moved on to the next generation anyway
    Not while there was a realistic hope of 5 Tours.
    Those days appear to be gone.
    Without his crash he'd have probably won in 2019.

    Crashed out in 2014 when Nibali won that year
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,490
    m.r.m. said:

    His entire problem is that he is a "poor man's" Sagan. That is why his wins are mostly infrequent.

    I'd argue he's a better climber than Sagan at the moment.
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,675
    Nice one G.

    I've just caught up with the stage
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,150
    Pross said:

    m.r.m. said:

    His entire problem is that he is a "poor man's" Sagan. That is why his wins are mostly infrequent.

    I'd argue he's a better climber than Sagan at the moment.

    I’d say he’s comfortably better

    Twitter: @RichN95
  • m.r.m.
    m.r.m. Posts: 3,339
    Well, the "at the moment" is the important part of that statement. Hence him winning now. In a race with mediocre competition and while Sagan is probably still not entirely back to his old self after his Covid illness.

    Apropos of nothing btw. I don't have a horse in this race. Just sayin'
    PTP Champion 2019, 2022 & 2023
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812
    If anyone intends watching, you'll have to hurry up.
    Just 33 kms of live coverage today from the ASO cheapskates
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,150
    Postelberger dropped. So a new leader tonight
    Twitter: @RichN95
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