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  • ProssPross Posts: 29,623
    RichN95. said:

    EBH finished 25 minutes outside the time cut.

    My guess is he's not going to be the new Merckx
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 3,424
    Pross said:

    RichN95. said:

    EBH finished 25 minutes outside the time cut.

    My guess is he's not going to be the new Merckx
    Axel?
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,212
    Poor Eddie 😥,

    I feel like cycling did him dirty somehow
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  • ProssPross Posts: 29,623
    I blame Sky (or Wiggle).
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,497
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  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,421
    Pross said:

    So Castro and van Baarle dropped at the same time or called back as a link for a Carapaz attack?

    If the latter they may as well have emailed UAE advanced notice

    Well a telegraphed attack does take some time...
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  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,471
    m.r.m. said:

    Pross said:

    So Castro and van Baarle dropped at the same time or called back as a link for a Carapaz attack?

    If the latter they may as well have emailed UAE advanced notice

    Well a telegraphed attack does take some time...
    I think Thomas was also dropped before he managed to take over from Kwia at the front.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    The real problem with ineos tactics is carapaz can't drop Uran after all that effort .
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  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 3,330
    Ineos' tactics are basically a cargo cult at this point. They're doing all the work for a leader in the hope one turns up.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,819
    In the words of Sean, "It's all for nothing if you've not got the good legs.".
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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,192

    Ineos' tactics are basically a cargo cult at this point. They're doing all the work for a leader in the hope one turns up.

    Ouch.
    There's really nothing to separate Carapaz and Uran in the mountains at the moment. It's a little ironic that the much vaunted (Vaughtered?) chaos-riders ethos of EF ends in utterly defensive gc riding when the sheet gets real
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  • ProssPross Posts: 29,623
    phreak said:

    m.r.m. said:

    Pross said:

    So Castro and van Baarle dropped at the same time or called back as a link for a Carapaz attack?

    If the latter they may as well have emailed UAE advanced notice

    Well a telegraphed attack does take some time...
    I think Thomas was also dropped before he managed to take over from Kwia at the front.
    I thought Thomas did the final stint on the front of the big climb and stayed in on the descent?
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    Pross said:

    phreak said:

    m.r.m. said:

    Pross said:

    So Castro and van Baarle dropped at the same time or called back as a link for a Carapaz attack?

    If the latter they may as well have emailed UAE advanced notice

    Well a telegraphed attack does take some time...
    I think Thomas was also dropped before he managed to take over from Kwia at the front.
    I thought Thomas did the final stint on the front of the big climb and stayed in on the descent?
    That's what I thought too.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • r0bhr0bh Posts: 1,599
    Pross said:

    phreak said:

    m.r.m. said:

    Pross said:

    So Castro and van Baarle dropped at the same time or called back as a link for a Carapaz attack?

    If the latter they may as well have emailed UAE advanced notice

    Well a telegraphed attack does take some time...
    I think Thomas was also dropped before he managed to take over from Kwia at the front.
    I thought Thomas did the final stint on the front of the big climb and stayed in on the descent?
    On the final climb it was Castroviejo, Thomas, Carapaz but Thomas pulled out of the line before Castroviejo pulled off so couldn't do his turn on the front
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,382 Lives Here

    The real problem with ineos tactics is carapaz can't drop Uran after all that effort .

    They should have another tactic in this situation
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,216
    r0bh said:

    Pross said:

    phreak said:

    m.r.m. said:

    Pross said:

    So Castro and van Baarle dropped at the same time or called back as a link for a Carapaz attack?

    If the latter they may as well have emailed UAE advanced notice

    Well a telegraphed attack does take some time...
    I think Thomas was also dropped before he managed to take over from Kwia at the front.
    I thought Thomas did the final stint on the front of the big climb and stayed in on the descent?
    On the final climb it was Castroviejo, Thomas, Carapaz but Thomas pulled out of the line before Castroviejo pulled off so couldn't do his turn on the front
    They aren't talking about the final climb, but the Port d’Envalira. Hence the reference to the big climb, which was Thomas doing the final stint.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,819

    The real problem with ineos tactics is carapaz can't drop Uran after all that effort .

    They should have another tactic in this situation
    The only other tactic is going for stage wins. Guess they are not trying that while there is still a podium place up for grabs.
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  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 9,646
    I'm yet to watch this stage, and have avoided the result - is it worth watching?
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,382 Lives Here
    daniel_b said:

    I'm yet to watch this stage, and have avoided the result - is it worth watching?

    It's fine, not a massive snooze, not one that will rise you out of your seat.
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 9,646

    daniel_b said:

    I'm yet to watch this stage, and have avoided the result - is it worth watching?

    It's fine, not a massive snooze, not one that will rise you out of your seat.
    Cheers - last 50k or so cover things in the main?
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,382 Lives Here
    daniel_b said:

    daniel_b said:

    I'm yet to watch this stage, and have avoided the result - is it worth watching?

    It's fine, not a massive snooze, not one that will rise you out of your seat.
    Cheers - last 50k or so cover things in the main?
    Yeah I'd watch from just before the top of the penulimate climb.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 14,072

    The real problem with ineos tactics is carapaz can't drop Uran after all that effort .

    They're not doing much harm though are they? All they can do is try and hope something happens.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,382 Lives Here
    pblakeney said:

    The real problem with ineos tactics is carapaz can't drop Uran after all that effort .

    They should have another tactic in this situation
    The only other tactic is going for stage wins. Guess they are not trying that while there is still a podium place up for grabs.
    You don't always have to put a train on to gain a place, you know.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,819
    edited 12 July

    pblakeney said:

    The real problem with ineos tactics is carapaz can't drop Uran after all that effort .

    They should have another tactic in this situation
    The only other tactic is going for stage wins. Guess they are not trying that while there is still a podium place up for grabs.
    You don't always have to put a train on to gain a place, you know.
    Carapaz has already tried the solo attack. What else is left?
    The opposition just sit on his wheel so any other team tactics are nullified.

    I'm guessing that they have considered the just pedal faster tactic.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,382 Lives Here
    pblakeney said:

    pblakeney said:

    The real problem with ineos tactics is carapaz can't drop Uran after all that effort .

    They should have another tactic in this situation
    The only other tactic is going for stage wins. Guess they are not trying that while there is still a podium place up for grabs.
    You don't always have to put a train on to gain a place, you know.
    Carapaz has already tried the solo attack. What else is left?
    The opposition just sit on his wheel so any other team tactics are nullified.

    I'm guessing that they have considered the just pedal faster tactic.
    They could use the team earlier in the day to soften up the other teams with a view to getting carapaz down the road earlier in the day, for example.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,819

    pblakeney said:

    pblakeney said:

    The real problem with ineos tactics is carapaz can't drop Uran after all that effort .

    They should have another tactic in this situation
    The only other tactic is going for stage wins. Guess they are not trying that while there is still a podium place up for grabs.
    You don't always have to put a train on to gain a place, you know.
    Carapaz has already tried the solo attack. What else is left?
    The opposition just sit on his wheel so any other team tactics are nullified.

    I'm guessing that they have considered the just pedal faster tactic.
    They could use the team earlier in the day to soften up the other teams with a view to getting carapaz down the road earlier in the day, for example.
    They've already tried that IMO. It just doesn't work when they all sit on the wheel and people moan about the Ineos train. Bottom line, it's not due to a lack of trying.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,192
    Ineos came to the front near the top of the cat 2, to lead the descent, didn't they? 60km out with 2 cat 1s ahead. If they worked any earlier they'd be putting Carapaz in the break... Which would be interesting, but I can't see it winning them many friends in the peloton
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,382 Lives Here
    pblakeney said:

    pblakeney said:

    pblakeney said:

    The real problem with ineos tactics is carapaz can't drop Uran after all that effort .

    They should have another tactic in this situation
    The only other tactic is going for stage wins. Guess they are not trying that while there is still a podium place up for grabs.
    You don't always have to put a train on to gain a place, you know.
    Carapaz has already tried the solo attack. What else is left?
    The opposition just sit on his wheel so any other team tactics are nullified.

    I'm guessing that they have considered the just pedal faster tactic.
    They could use the team earlier in the day to soften up the other teams with a view to getting carapaz down the road earlier in the day, for example.
    They've already tried that IMO. It just doesn't work when they all sit on the wheel and people moan about the Ineos train. Bottom line, it's not due to a lack of trying.
    They’ve also tried the train, repeatedly and keep doing it.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,819

    pblakeney said:

    pblakeney said:

    pblakeney said:

    The real problem with ineos tactics is carapaz can't drop Uran after all that effort .

    They should have another tactic in this situation
    The only other tactic is going for stage wins. Guess they are not trying that while there is still a podium place up for grabs.
    You don't always have to put a train on to gain a place, you know.
    Carapaz has already tried the solo attack. What else is left?
    The opposition just sit on his wheel so any other team tactics are nullified.

    I'm guessing that they have considered the just pedal faster tactic.
    They could use the team earlier in the day to soften up the other teams with a view to getting carapaz down the road earlier in the day, for example.
    They've already tried that IMO. It just doesn't work when they all sit on the wheel and people moan about the Ineos train. Bottom line, it's not due to a lack of trying.
    They’ve also tried the train, repeatedly and keep doing it.
    What alternative have they not tried?
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,192

    pblakeney said:

    pblakeney said:

    pblakeney said:

    The real problem with ineos tactics is carapaz can't drop Uran after all that effort .

    They should have another tactic in this situation
    The only other tactic is going for stage wins. Guess they are not trying that while there is still a podium place up for grabs.
    You don't always have to put a train on to gain a place, you know.
    Carapaz has already tried the solo attack. What else is left?
    The opposition just sit on his wheel so any other team tactics are nullified.

    I'm guessing that they have considered the just pedal faster tactic.
    They could use the team earlier in the day to soften up the other teams with a view to getting carapaz down the road earlier in the day, for example.
    They've already tried that IMO. It just doesn't work when they all sit on the wheel and people moan about the Ineos train. Bottom line, it's not due to a lack of trying.
    They’ve also tried the train, repeatedly and keep doing it.
    The train did what it was supposed to do, shelled out all the domestiques. They don't have other riders to attack with, the original strat for the race, and Pog and Uran were able to close every gap. The only other rider to be doing much attacking was Vingegaard, who was also closed. O'connor had a couple of goes but paid for it.

    Aside from the train they also had riders up the road to help.

    Ineos did pretty much everything they could, it just didn't get a result because Carapaz doesn't have an edge on any of the others.

    I really don't see much in the way of tactics they could use that's going to solve that.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

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