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

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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,479
    Colombian cartel
  • above_the_cows
    above_the_cows Posts: 11,406

    Blimey, has Quintana remembered how to ride a bike on the front of a race?

    He does it once a Tour no? He certainly did at the 2019 Tour.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,385
    JA so over today he's doing an entire kit change at the top of the Pre...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,479
    ddraver said:

    JA so over today he's doing an entire kit change at the top of the Pre...

    I can see this becoming a new tactic in the battle for the Lanterne Rouge.
  • gsk82
    gsk82 Posts: 3,464

    About 30 riders left in the peloton and UAE have 7 of them.

    Bahrain winning for fun, Astana all over the break and the shambles that is UAE dropping most of the tour de France pelaton. Come off it.
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,804
    Connor getting turned over
    "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
    Too warm for Quintan so he goes for the string vest
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,385
    I usually mention at around this point, that the glaciers off the back of the Chamonix Massif create a wind that flows down the valley creating an 'Air Conditioned' Climb if you're coming up from BSM.

    I suspect that's not a positive today.
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,479
    Sticky gilet, sticky sunglasses and two sticky bottles.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,804
    Pog has to put a acceleration in at the end. UAE can't let this happen every day in the hills
    "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: 26,385
    Ben O'Connor, officially the virtual Maillot Jaune...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,479
    UAE suddenly realise the danger and almost ride Pog off their wheel
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,223
    I really like O'Connor.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,804
    Has nairo.got trade kit on underneath?
    "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
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,308
    Ben O'connor virtual yellow.
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,479

    Has nairo.got trade kit on underneath?

    No, just bib shorts and a base layer vest.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,804
    Pross said:

    Has nairo.got trade kit on underneath?

    No, just bib shorts and a base layer vest.
    bizarre never seen that before

    "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
    UAE are masquerading as Ineos today. Same colours and all over the front.
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,223
    A 20km descent on a day like that is just horrid.
  • focuszing723
    focuszing723 Posts: 7,202
    In these conditions I'd want to be in a Defender group.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,804
    Woods really needs to work on his descending
    "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: 26,385
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,385
    edited July 2021
    Has Rapha got some awesome new pink jacket or is Huiguita just nails??

    I question how 'technical' this descent is. It didn't cause me any problems and I'm...not very good
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,308

    VACHES!

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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812
    Is Rob Hatch having a siesta after Sunday lunch?
    It's been almost Kirby.
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,308
    Jesus this descent is ropey.
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  • Fabulous looking road this, but think I'd save it for a sunny day :D
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,223
    O'Connor well and truly dropped. I don't think he can trust his hands to grab the brakes.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,196
    Some descending there!
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,804
    Hirquita is gutsy
    "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