Critérium du Dauphiné 2021 ***Spoilers***

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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,805
    TAO with more pro level wheel sucking just missed out
    "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
    konrad sneaking in third
    "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
    is that froome? only 2:30 down?
    "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: 27,150

    is that froome? only 2:30 down?


    Yes. 39th at 2.43
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  • mrb123
    mrb123 Posts: 4,613
    RichN95. said:

    is that froome? only 2:30 down?


    Yes. 39th at 2.43
    He's back!

  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,105

    TAO with more pro level wheel sucking just missed out

    Bit harsh, he'd been covering attacks on the final climb.
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,388
    mrb123 said:

    RichN95. said:

    is that froome? only 2:30 down?


    Yes. 39th at 2.43
    He's back!

    Thats.....promising.

    He's up to TJ van Garderen standard!
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  • larkim
    larkim Posts: 2,474
    Good training ride for Valverde; hasn't he got a long trip to Milan planned?
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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,150
    Marco Brenner is riding this race for DSM. He was born six months after Valverde's pro debut
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  • larkim said:

    Good training ride for Valverde; hasn't he got a long trip to Milan planned?

    Think that's Contador
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,490
    Anyone would think CK has never seen Valverde race before the way he was going on about him not showing yet with over 1km to go. He was never going to show himself until the last few hundred metres.

    Ineos trying to catch the others sleeping for the second day running but didn't quite work today, they probably did it a little bit too early.
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,388
    edited June 2021
    Ha ha, I'm on catch up and just got to that bit Pross... 🙄

    Achhhh - dammit Tao
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  • pblakeney
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    RichN95. said:

    Marco Brenner is riding this race for DSM. He was born six months after Valverde's pro debut

    😱😱😱
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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,805
    andyp said:

    TAO with more pro level wheel sucking just missed out

    Bit harsh, he'd been covering attacks on the final climb.
    I used to ride with him as a club rider . I am a massive fan ... That lad has followed the fastest wheels he can his whole career and if everyone pauses he clips off . Smart lad
    "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
    Won the giro like that don't knock it
    "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: 27,150



    I used to ride with him as a club rider . I am a massive fan ... That lad has followed the fastest wheels he can his whole career and if everyone pauses he clips off . Smart lad

    Good for you. The kids I played hockey with when they were juniors just got shafted 8-1 by the Olympic Champions
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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,150
    The last time Valverde won a Dauphine stage Leipheimer and Evans were 2nd and 3rd
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  • m.r.m.
    m.r.m. Posts: 3,339
    RichN95. said:



    I used to ride with him as a club rider . I am a massive fan ... That lad has followed the fastest wheels he can his whole career and if everyone pauses he clips off . Smart lad

    Good for you. The kids I played hockey with when they were juniors just got shafted 8-1 by the Olympic Champions
    Strong humble brag. Chapeau!
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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,150
    m.r.m. said:

    RichN95. said:



    I used to ride with him as a club rider . I am a massive fan ... That lad has followed the fastest wheels he can his whole career and if everyone pauses he clips off . Smart lad

    Good for you. The kids I played hockey with when they were juniors just got shafted 8-1 by the Olympic Champions
    Strong humble brag. Chapeau!
    It's amazing that Wales are at this level and I know half of them.
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  • davidof
    davidof Posts: 3,036
    They've just gone by the house



    first col is the Col de Pre, which I rode on Thursday

    https://forum.bikeradar.com/discussion/13116045/col-de-pre-via-areches-french-alpes-tour-de-france#latest

    very stormy in the mountains today
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  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,231
    I assume the TV coverage is going to miss the col de pre completely then.
  • davidof
    davidof Posts: 3,036

    I assume the TV coverage is going to miss the col de pre completely then.

    it might even miss the finish !
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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812

    I assume the TV coverage is going to miss the col de pre completely then.

    Fantastic coverage once again.
    Just about to go over the Cormet de Roseland, as I impatiently await Eurosport.

    So, all we will get to start is the long descent.
    Meh.
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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812
    Why we have to have this endless recap and intro is beyond me.
    Still waiting for a live picture.

    Kirby already making excuses for the lack of coverage.
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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812
    Having had to refer to PCS live updates, Lawson Craddock owning the KoM jersey, now.
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  • mrb123
    mrb123 Posts: 4,613
    Smith pulling Kirby up for his waffle there.
  • arnuf
    arnuf Posts: 98
    Padun Kuss

    [insert gif]
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812
    Padun has certainly found his long lost form.
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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812
    Hell, now we have to put up with 2 Kirby's for the price of one.
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  • davidof
    davidof Posts: 3,036
    Good ride from Titchie
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