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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
    Does Mørkøv sprint with his tongue out?
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  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,375
    Unreal. He’s got to make it to Paris in green now. What a year for him.

    Stunning ride from DQS again.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 29,549
    The Breakaway have got one of those kiddies echo microphones.
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,368

    DQS 1st & 2nd

    Morkov soft pedal to make sure cav got it?
  • focuszing723focuszing723 Posts: 2,527
    I think he might have broken the Guinness world record for hugs too.
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,549
    Blazing has jinxed Bouhanni by upgrading his star rating (appreciate he was involved in the crash today so may have been feeling the effects).

    Would have been embarassing if Morkow had taken that.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    Awesome
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  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 3,330
    Mad_Malx said:

    DQS 1st & 2nd

    Morkov soft pedal to make sure cav got it?
    He puts in a bike throw at the end, so if he was trying to make sure he wasn't trying very hard :D
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,549
    Never seen him so knackered. Hope he recovers well overnight.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,197
    Take that man to hospital. :p
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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    He looks destroyed
    "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
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,549
    I think he's completely overwhelmed so trying to play it down a bit
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    edited 9 July
    Mad_Malx said:

    DQS 1st & 2nd

    Morkov soft pedal to make sure cav got it?
    I think he thought he had to go for it cause cav was caught a bit out of position..
    "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
  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 3,330
    Properly knackered. Had to sprint quite a few times just to get back on wheels before they even hit the final few hundred metres.
  • alan_shermanalan_sherman Posts: 1,157
    Let the poor lad go to sleep for a bit! He is utterly knackered.
  • r0bhr0bh Posts: 1,594
    Mad_Malx said:

    DQS 1st & 2nd

    Morkov soft pedal to make sure cav got it?
    He was looking towards Cav to make sure he didn't accidentally take the win!
  • diplodicusdiplodicus Posts: 622

    Mad_Malx said:

    DQS 1st & 2nd

    Morkov soft pedal to make sure cav got it?
    He puts in a bike throw at the end, so if he was trying to make sure he wasn't trying very hard :D
    I like the way Morkov looked towards Cav before the bike throw, though
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 9,585
    edited 9 July
    Utterly brilliant sprint, edge of the seat stuff, very technical.

    What is the most Tour stages he won in a year, is it 6?
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  • diplodicusdiplodicus Posts: 622
    Pross said:

    Mad_Malx said:

    DQS 1st & 2nd

    Morkov soft pedal to make sure cav got it?
    He puts in a bike throw at the end, so if he was trying to make sure he wasn't trying very hard :D
    I like the way Morkov looked towards Cav before the bike throw, though
    The presence of mind to make sure Cav had it and then lunge to take points off the others.
    Exactly
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,549
    Now 101 points clear of Matthews in the green jersey - I can't work out how Matthews is in second place though albiet only by 7 points over Phillipsen who seems to have been up there every sprint stage.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    daniel_b said:

    Utterly brilliant sprint, edge of the seat stuff, very technical.

    What is the most Tour stages he won in a year, is it 6?

    I can't remember ...
    "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
  • N0bodyOfTheGoatN0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 4,667
    Checking he is showing the right number of fingers on the podium ceremony? :D
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  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 9,585

    daniel_b said:

    Utterly brilliant sprint, edge of the seat stuff, very technical.

    What is the most Tour stages he won in a year, is it 6?

    I can't remember ...
    6 in 2009 :-)
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • womackwomack Posts: 475
    Lots of talk of washing machines lately on cycling commentary.
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 9,585
    edited 9 July
    Lloydy taking about Blythe "Our sometime colleague, and current traitor"

    Is he commentating\presenting for someone else then?

    EDIT: From his twitter it looks like he might be working for NBC, and also might be on the back of a motorbike chatting to riders.
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    Scott Foil 18
  • dabberdabber Posts: 1,736
    What a combo....Morkov and Cav....just brilliant
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  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 7,295
    Great - that's job done I think - though he may be looking to break rather than just equal the record.
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  • andypandyp Posts: 8,702
    daniel_b said:

    Lloydy taking about Blythe "Our sometime colleague, and current traitor"

    Is he commentating\presenting for someone else then?

    NBC for the US. He's doing the same role for them as Wiggins is doing for GCN/Eurosport. By all accounts he's very good. Which doesn't surprise me, but I still struggle to believe that a US audience would understand his accent.
  • amrushtonamrushton Posts: 1,040
    edited 9 July

    His chain came off again!
    Seems to be when the torque suddenly disappears as he stops pedalling

    Talked about it on a podcast. To do with momentum and stopping pedalling. He stops pedalling as soon as he is over the line but a tiny bit of momentum in the chain or transmission keeps the chain moving. It doesn't come off in the sprint as it's moving under pressure but over the line the chain still has enough momentum to move over the front chairing.
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