TDF 2021: Stage 9, Cluses > Tignes 144.9 km **Spoilers**

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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812
    Looked like they were going to take the flat bit off but in typical French fashion............Cosnefroy fancies a dangle off the front.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • TheBigBean
    TheBigBean Posts: 20,568
    There's always a chance Pogacar or a team mate test positive for Covid.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,479

    What the hell is Kirby on about "would you believe it they do winter skiing here". Yes Carlton.

    Thought I heard that but assumed I'd missed some finer point as I tune him out. They should do some marketing of this skiing in the French Alps, it might become popular.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,196
    Pross said:

    What the hell is Kirby on about "would you believe it they do winter skiing here". Yes Carlton.

    Thought I heard that but assumed I'd missed some finer point as I tune him out. They should do some marketing of this skiing in the French Alps, it might become popular.
    It was more long winded and moronic than that too
  • Lanterne_Rogue
    Lanterne_Rogue Posts: 4,091
    Pross said:

    What the hell is Kirby on about "would you believe it they do winter skiing here". Yes Carlton.

    Thought I heard that but assumed I'd missed some finer point as I tune him out. They should do some marketing of this skiing in the French Alps, it might become popular.
    Especially in winter. Resorts are always looking for ways to make money out of season, and extending the ski season into winter sounds like the sort of thing you'd have expected more of them to try.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812
    Alaphilippe is the reason Ballerini is ahead, not for Cav.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,804
    Makes sense JA pulling a group of climbers to soak up points from sonny corbrelli
    "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: 16,804

    There's always a chance Pogacar or a team mate test positive for Covid.

    That is the most likely way he could lose tbh
    "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
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,479
    Dan Martin paying homage to those pre-1960s illegal UK time triallist with his head to toe all black kit
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,479
    Already smashed to bits. Colbrelli is "fully engaged" in his quest for taking the green jersey in the style of Sagan.
  • Missed the start, blimey, they're already all over the place?
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,804
    Lot of gaps. You could get caught out if your behind the wrong wheel
    "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
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,479
    Carapaz not going to have much support. Ineos have been a bit shit considering they came in with 4 GT winners.
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,223

    Pross said:

    What the hell is Kirby on about "would you believe it they do winter skiing here". Yes Carlton.

    Thought I heard that but assumed I'd missed some finer point as I tune him out. They should do some marketing of this skiing in the French Alps, it might become popular.
    Especially in winter. Resorts are always looking for ways to make money out of season, and extending the ski season into winter sounds like the sort of thing you'd have expected more of them to try.
    They do it on the hills, apparently. Heard about it on the telly.
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,385
    Movi-Karma
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,479
    Ineos should drill it now.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,479

    Pross said:

    What the hell is Kirby on about "would you believe it they do winter skiing here". Yes Carlton.

    Thought I heard that but assumed I'd missed some finer point as I tune him out. They should do some marketing of this skiing in the French Alps, it might become popular.
    Especially in winter. Resorts are always looking for ways to make money out of season, and extending the ski season into winter sounds like the sort of thing you'd have expected more of them to try.
    They do it on the hills, apparently. Heard about it on the telly.
    Sounds dangerous, far safer in the flat valleys surely?
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,804
    Race every where
    "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
  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,103
    Matthews surely going to get relegated in that intermediate sprint.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,479
    Pross said:

    Carapaz not going to have much support. Ineos have been a bit censored considering they came in with 4 GT winners.

    Ah, they're all there in the Pog group. That will teach me not to listen to Kirby, should know better by now.
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,308
    Pross said:

    Pross said:

    What the hell is Kirby on about "would you believe it they do winter skiing here". Yes Carlton.

    Thought I heard that but assumed I'd missed some finer point as I tune him out. They should do some marketing of this skiing in the French Alps, it might become popular.
    Especially in winter. Resorts are always looking for ways to make money out of season, and extending the ski season into winter sounds like the sort of thing you'd have expected more of them to try.
    They do it on the hills, apparently. Heard about it on the telly.
    Sounds dangerous, far safer in the flat valleys surely?
    Too many roundabouts
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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,804
    Quite a few UAE rallying around their leader
    "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
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,479
    andyp said:

    Matthews surely going to get relegated in that intermediate sprint.

    I assume they've been lenient due to Colbrelli beating him anyway.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,479
    This is going to be a massive break. Must be around 40 riders ahead of the yellow jersey.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812
    Colbrelli has a problem with his bike: he can't switch it's motor off. :p
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,479
    What is Colbrelli up to?
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,479
    Descent looks "challenging"
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,804
    edited July 2021
    Pross said:

    What is Colbrelli up to?

    Trying to stress the OTL by dragging the breakway up the 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
  • So, who's in this break? Anyone managed to get list together?
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812
    Poels fires the Bahrain rockets and leaves the rest for dead.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.