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

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  • amrushton
    amrushton Posts: 1,253
    Had a weeks holiday in that area a few years ago. Doing that climb to St Foy everyday got a bit wearing. Its a busy road but a good descent.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,804
    Amazing ride by connor
    "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
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812
    Higuita dropped
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • above_the_cows
    above_the_cows Posts: 11,406
    O'Connor on the attack!
    Correlation is not causation.
  • amrushton
    amrushton Posts: 1,253
    Didn't know Thomas was riding better. Good for him.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812
    He's started his sprint for home 17kms out.
    #pogastyle
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Has anyone noticed the rate that the gap to Pog is coming down? :D
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,804
    ddraver said:

    The final 2km is flat not downhill? So if O'connor can come over ahead of Higuita, the fact that Higuita seems a fantastic descender shouldn't be an issue?

    Not been to Tignes? It's the bit around the lake from Tignes le Lac to Val Claret.
    Cul de sac climb I think? I tended to not ride them ...
    "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
  • above_the_cows
    above_the_cows Posts: 11,406
    Mont Blanc looking spectacular!


    Correlation is not causation.
  • Now is not the time to lose TV pictures!
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,804
    Lost pictures ., do not do a RAI
    "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
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812

    Mont Blanc looking spectacular!


    Quick! Change the route.
    It's not raining up there!
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,804
    Itv have pictures?
    "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
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812
    I half expected to see Pello Bilbao on O'Connor's wheel, when we got pictures back.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,804
    Lol pierre Rolland is in there ..idk
    "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
  • TheBigBean
    TheBigBean Posts: 20,568
    This website has quite a nice graph showing the time limit based on the finishing time.

    https://velofacts.com/cx-laps/tour-de-france-2021-time-limit-calculator.html
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,223
    I really like O'connor
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,223
    Pog wants someone to race against
  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 6,918
    O'Connor onto the road up the side of the dam. Was the only way out of Tignes in 2019 due to the landslide. Rubbish surface as it's a ski slope in winter and rarely sees the sun.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,804
    Pulling faces
    "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
    If UAE collapse pog attacks I guess
    "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
  • mrb123
    mrb123 Posts: 4,612
    I don't know what's worse: the gurning or the arm warmer gapping.
  • amrushton
    amrushton Posts: 1,253
    Nairo back.
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,223
    edited July 2021
    Forget that. Colbrelli very impressive
  • zest28
    zest28 Posts: 403
    Pogacar needs a stronger team really. He might actually loose the yellow Jersey to Connor unless Pogacar goes solo with an attack.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,804
    Ineos must be stopped
    "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
    Don't ride for him FFS
    "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
  • amrushton
    amrushton Posts: 1,253
    Ineos on the front and pushing on.
  • TheBigBean
    TheBigBean Posts: 20,568
    Ineos finally riding for second place.
  • zest28
    zest28 Posts: 403
    edited July 2021
    Ineos finally wakes up. I was wondering when they would attack.