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TDF 2021: Stage 14, Carcassonne > Quillan 183.7 km **Spoilers**

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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    Bit patronising to not have your GC challenge taken seriously .
    "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: 18,200
    Some serious under estimating of Guilluame Martin going on.
    Sure he will lose a packet to Vingegaard in the TT, but Carapaz?
    It's complacent to think he won't hang around on the climbs.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,666
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    Canny hard ride by mollema
    "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

    Some serious under estimating of Guilluame Martin going on.
    Sure he will lose a packet to Vingegaard in the TT, but Carapaz?
    It's complacent to think he won't hang around on the climbs.

    Guess we are going to find out .
    "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
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,195
    Hup Bauke!
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    Gefeliciteerd Bauke. My favourite out of the Dutch pros.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,195
    A stunning reclaiming of the crown from Amund Jansen today after the usurper Declercq stole it in the mountains...

    Pure class under pressure
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    This is when I really warmed to him.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,557
    edited 10 July

    Some serious under estimating of Guilluame Martin going on.
    Sure he will lose a packet to Vingegaard in the TT, but Carapaz?
    It's complacent to think he won't hang around on the climbs.

    Either he's not in form and Ineos just can't be bothered or he's waiting for one of the big climbs to try again at making a move.
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,704
  • r0bhr0bh Posts: 1,594

    Some serious under estimating of Guilluame Martin going on.
    Sure he will lose a packet to Vingegaard in the TT, but Carapaz?
    It's complacent to think he won't hang around on the climbs.

    Everyone would have slagged off Ineos for riding like idiots if they'd ridden today...
  • specialgueststarspecialgueststar Posts: 3,369
    G Martin much more developed rider than two years ago. I am sure good recovery into week 3. A bad day is always a possibility. The 31 km tt a problem but as all climbers know you can make a lot of time in the mountains
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,479
    Carapaz beat him by 1.34 in the first TT. The others were ahead of him. He lost another 2.27 on the Ventoux stage. Maybe he'll find something, but I'm guessing the others have judged him correctly
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  • specialgueststarspecialgueststar Posts: 3,369
    I think that's right but good development nonetheless. He certainly needs to develop in areas. Wanty must be miffed. They never supported him fully and it was in his contract he could go up to WT. Cofidis moved up to WT and got him but now Wanty are WT also
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