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  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,365
    Are Roglic and Pogacar doing any races before the Tour? Seems unusual to skip both the Dauphine and Tour de Suisse.

    Pogacar said on his website that he was down for the Dauphine

    https://tadejpogacar.com/tadej-pogacar-racing-schedule-2021/

    but Roglic was always planning to have no racing between LBL and the Tour. Can't think of many who have done that.
  • ProssPross Posts: 27,139
    phreak said:

    Are Roglic and Pogacar doing any races before the Tour? Seems unusual to skip both the Dauphine and Tour de Suisse.

    Pogacar said on his website that he was down for the Dauphine

    https://tadejpogacar.com/tadej-pogacar-racing-schedule-2021/

    but Roglic was always planning to have no racing between LBL and the Tour. Can't think of many who have done that.

    Nope. Interesting tactic
  • thejimmymethodthejimmymethod Posts: 170
    phreak said:

    Are Roglic and Pogacar doing any races before the Tour? Seems unusual to skip both the Dauphine and Tour de Suisse.

    Pogacar said on his website that he was down for the Dauphine

    https://tadejpogacar.com/tadej-pogacar-racing-schedule-2021/

    but Roglic was always planning to have no racing between LBL and the Tour. Can't think of many who have done that.

    Pog is down for the Tour of Slovenia this week
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,921
    Lizzie D won the women's race today
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,925
    edited 6 June
    The best times in the TT so far:

    1. Bissegger 12.04
    2. Dennis 12.23
    3. Powless 12.25

    A solid 12.32 for Dumoulin - currently 6th

    Edit: Soren Kragh Anderson goes second with 12.22
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,925
    An update on the best times

    1. Kung 12.00
    2. Bissegger 12.04
    3. Scully 12.15
    4. Alaphilippe 12.19

    Dennis down to 9th

    Good GC rides by Schachmann (12.29) and Carapaz (12.31)
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  • ProssPross Posts: 27,139
    Not great for Dennis. Was there a change in conditions favouring later starters?
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,925
    Pross said:

    Not great for Dennis. Was there a change in conditions favouring later starters?

    No idea. The weather doesn't seem to be good for anyone.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,925
    edited 6 June
    Mattia Cattaneo goes third fastest -12.12

    Stage now over. I'm not sure who the GC riders are in this race.

    Looking at the highlights it looks as though it was wetter earlier on.
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 17,360
    Pross said:

    Not great for Dennis. Was there a change in conditions favouring later starters?

    When I saw the result, I thought he must have done a Geraint.
    Although he may just have done a Ganna, pre Giro, as it's a surprisingly low par result.
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  • andypandyp Posts: 8,505
    Conditions were wet, so maybe Dennis didn't take any risks. Would be disappointing to miss the Tour after stacking it chasing a time in a meaningless short TT.
  • ProssPross Posts: 27,139
    andyp said:

    Conditions were wet, so maybe Dennis didn't take any risks. Would be disappointing to miss the Tour after stacking it chasing a time in a meaningless short TT.

    Sounds reasonable, haven't had the chance to watch so had no idea what the conditions were like.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 17,360
    edited 6 June
    Pross said:

    andyp said:

    Conditions were wet, so maybe Dennis didn't take any risks. Would be disappointing to miss the Tour after stacking it chasing a time in a meaningless short TT.

    Sounds reasonable, haven't had the chance to watch so had no idea what the conditions were like.
    Just had a quick glance and it was wet when Dennis was on course, compared to later.
    Surprised that Ineos didn't plan for a change in conditions, as they usually factor this into rider order.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,979 Lives Here
    Carapaz finishing higher than Dumoulin. Yikes
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 17,360
    The racing may have crossed over the Alps but the race has picked up the same awful weather as the Giro.
    The downhill and technical finish is going to be very tricky.
    Who will gamble their Tour by taking the risk?
    Mmmm now let me think....
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  • ProssPross Posts: 27,139
    Struggling to work out what group is what but the peloton split quite a bit on the descent under pressure from MvdP among others and everyone seems flat out. Two Swiss (Tombola and another) being pursued by two Canadians from Rally.
  • ProssPross Posts: 27,139
    Split in the peloton with Pozzovivo the wrong side along with half of Ineos (including Dennis) and Dumoulin with most of JV. Quite a substantial gap but front group seems to have eased off a bit. Unusual for Rowe to be the wrong side of that sort of split, they don't seem to concerned though as Carapaz has some support in the front group.
  • ProssPross Posts: 27,139
    Bohli and Imhof are the leaders. Bohli struggling on an unclassified climb with 16k to go and now dropped.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 15,972
    Horrible weather before the last two steep climbs.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 15,972
    edited 7 June
    Edit - only one to go.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 15,972
    Van Der Poel is a great rider to watch. Put it all out there, and then managed to get Schachman to give him a breather before the sprint.
  • ProssPross Posts: 27,139
    MvdP climbed well then rode away with Schachmann before easily taking the win. Didn't expect him to make it over those climbs. Looks like Kung managed to hold on to yellow. Carapaz looked strong and almost closed to the two chasing just behind Schachmann and MvdP before it came back together.
  • ProssPross Posts: 27,139
    Rui Costa lost it on a manhole in the final few hundred metres and threw his bike across the road in temper.
  • ProssPross Posts: 27,139
    Those who went with Dennis in PTP will be disappointed, I think he rolled in with the group about 4 minutes down.

    Kung retains yellow by 1" from JA who surprisingly hadn't stuck to van Der Poel like a limpet.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,979 Lives Here
    Is MvdP riding the Tour this year? Or is this part of his olympics warm up? If so, what a waste
  • ProssPross Posts: 27,139

    Is MvdP riding the Tour this year? Or is this part of his olympics warm up? If so, what a waste

    Olympics MTB isn't he?
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 15,972
    Just said in the interview he'd be riding the Tour and then MTB at the Olympics.
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,505

    Is MvdP riding the Tour this year? Or is this part of his olympics warm up? If so, what a waste

    He's down to ride the Tour.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,284
    Yes he is riding the Tour as well. Just been post race interviewed saying that.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 15,972
    There's a few stages in the first week he'll fancy, then maybe the one to Quillan. He'll win at least one, surely.
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