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TDF 2021: Stage 13, Nîmes > Carcassonne 219.9 km **Spoilers**

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  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    And they hung up on me, after they went to check something...

    That's another hour on hold again then...
    Correlation is not causation.
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,369
    ITV currently got Boardman, Pete and Rendell. :smile:)
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,369
    Didn't realise there was an S Bennett riding
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    Well dqs bluffing with the skinsuit ...looks like a sprint afterall
    "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
  • norrinraddnorrinradd Posts: 11
    CK said joy for cycling fans globally.
    CK channelling his inner FF.
  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,542

    This is a perfect stage to be on hold to the Dutch public health authorities because they've effed up your Covid vaccine records rendering you physcially fully vaccinated but digitally unvaccinated.

    If it's not on Strava, it didn't happen.
  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 3,330
    Everyone apparently fell asleep before the intermediate sprint. After the break took the top three places:

    4 Colbrelli 13pts
    5 Matthews 11pts
    6 Morkov 10pts
    7 Philipsen 9pts
    8 Cavendish 8pts
    9 Bouhanni 7pts
    10 Mohoric 6pts
    11 Mezgec 5pts
    12 Asgreen 4pts
    13 Bjerg 3pts
    14 Kuss 2pts
    15 Pogacar 1pt

    Cavendish clearly finished again. Still beat Bouhanni.

    (Cavendish only marked it, really, and Bouhanni didn't even make it out of the bunch - it was a bit uphill, and just after a sharpish climb, so not really representative of anything)
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    mrfpb said:

    This is a perfect stage to be on hold to the Dutch public health authorities because they've effed up your Covid vaccine records rendering you physcially fully vaccinated but digitally unvaccinated.

    If it's not on Strava, it didn't happen.
    Basically yeah, but it's a pain in the backside because you can only travel with the digital proof. Paper proof is not enough.

    Still on hold after having to redial...

    They've done 100kms while I've been on these calls.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    And they just hung up again!
    Correlation is not causation.
  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,542

    mrfpb said:

    This is a perfect stage to be on hold to the Dutch public health authorities because they've effed up your Covid vaccine records rendering you physcially fully vaccinated but digitally unvaccinated.

    If it's not on Strava, it didn't happen.
    Basically yeah, but it's a pain in the backside because you can only travel with the digital proof. Paper proof is not enough.

    Still on hold after having to redial...

    They've done 100kms while I've been on these calls.
    I really should check my digital record for the vaccine, as I may need to flee the country visit a poorly relative at short notice at some point this year.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 14,066

    Everyone apparently fell asleep before the intermediate sprint. After the break took the top three places:

    4 Colbrelli 13pts
    5 Matthews 11pts
    6 Morkov 10pts
    7 Philipsen 9pts
    8 Cavendish 8pts
    9 Bouhanni 7pts
    10 Mohoric 6pts
    11 Mezgec 5pts
    12 Asgreen 4pts
    13 Bjerg 3pts
    14 Kuss 2pts
    15 Pogacar 1pt

    Cavendish clearly finished again. Still beat Bouhanni.

    (Cavendish only marked it, really, and Bouhanni didn't even make it out of the bunch - it was a bit uphill, and just after a sharpish climb, so not really representative of anything)

    I'd quite like to scrap them. Offering lots of points was an experiment and I'm not sure it has worked particularly well.
  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 3,330
    It's worked better than having three of them for piddly little points. Tells you who fancies it on a stage like today's (and can you imagine today's stage without anything to break it up?). Plus they've provoked people into launching the odd break or getting into breaks this tour, so animated it a little.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    Itv getting celeb guests in for the transition stages
    "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_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    Did Jonas Vingegaard have to get a letter from his mum to be out like this?
    Correlation is not causation.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 17,781
    They must be going close to the giant caves at Cabrespine today. I did enjoy that.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,215
    edited 9 July

    mrfpb said:

    This is a perfect stage to be on hold to the Dutch public health authorities because they've effed up your Covid vaccine records rendering you physcially fully vaccinated but digitally unvaccinated.

    If it's not on Strava, it didn't happen.
    Basically yeah, but it's a pain in the backside because you can only travel with the digital proof. Paper proof is not enough.

    Still on hold after having to redial...

    They've done 100kms while I've been on these calls.
    We can travel with paper proof as long as it has our unique bar code.
    Malta will only accept paper proof but not digital proof on phones.

    My phone call took 10 minutes and had it the next day.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448

    It's worked better than having three of them for piddly little points. Tells you who fancies it on a stage like today's (and can you imagine today's stage without anything to break it up?). Plus they've provoked people into launching the odd break or getting into breaks this tour, so animated it a little.

    I agree the one big sprint has animated breaks and the such like way more than the old small sprints ... They could play around with the points on offer .

    "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
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 14,066

    It's worked better than having three of them for piddly little points. Tells you who fancies it on a stage like today's (and can you imagine today's stage without anything to break it up?). Plus they've provoked people into launching the odd break or getting into breaks this tour, so animated it a little.

    I'd either have a breakaway jersey and the points count towards that, or just have a sponsored sprint and give away random things. Would bring in some money and chat.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    Buttery biscuit base
    "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_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    edited 9 July

    mrfpb said:

    This is a perfect stage to be on hold to the Dutch public health authorities because they've effed up your Covid vaccine records rendering you physcially fully vaccinated but digitally unvaccinated.

    If it's not on Strava, it didn't happen.
    Basically yeah, but it's a pain in the backside because you can only travel with the digital proof. Paper proof is not enough.

    Still on hold after having to redial...

    They've done 100kms while I've been on these calls.
    We can travel with paper proof as long as it has our unique bar code.
    Malta will only accept paper proof but not digital proof on phones.

    My phone call took 10 minutes and had it the next day.
    Don't rub it in!

    I'm still on hold :s
    Correlation is not causation.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    I am thinking of emigration
    "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
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    This is very unusual
    "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_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,215
    Huge pile up!
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    Oh my.god
    "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
  • poweredbyidrispoweredbyidris Posts: 542
    someone hit that bollard hard
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,215
    Broken tractor!
    Simon Yates
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    Declerq is a big loss
    "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
  • lettingthedaysgobylettingthedaysgoby Posts: 1,665
    Ouch
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,215
    SKA having to climb back up. It's a long way down.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
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