TDF 2021: Stage 18, Pau > Luz Ardiden 129.7 km **Spoilers**

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  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 18,929
    edited July 2021

    neonriver said:

    First Tour since there founding that Ineos/Sky haven't won anything

    What did they win in 10 and 14?
    Weren't in the race in 10

    11 and 14 they took combativity awards on stages with Flecha and Nieve

    Unless I've missed something, nothing this year
    2011 EBH won two stages.
    Mea Culpa

    2010 was indeed the first Tour for Sky.

    Flecha took a combativity award that year

    Should he manage it, does not Carapaz finishing on the podium count as something?
    (not much I know but.....)
    Isn't a podium worth a lot more than a few combativity awards?

    I have absolutely no idea who's won any combativity awards in this Tour, although I would guess at Schelling having won a couple as he was in the break loads earlier on.

    I couldn't tell you any combativity award winners in last year's Tour, but I can name the podium.
    Worth more yes

    But it's not winning something

    There's no prize awarded
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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,804
    I used to work the winter in the UK then race and your in France/ Europe . Post brexit 90 day rule finished that
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  • Lanterne_Rogue
    Lanterne_Rogue Posts: 4,091
    I went away for a bit because it had settled down immediately, come back and it's all kicked off. Is someone going to tell me that DQS had it all perfectly under control and then Alaphilippe attacked?
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,804
    Podium is bare minimum for ineos and the way they are going to get it is not stellar . Crashes finished their chances ...
    "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
    Alaphillpe is there to soak up the sprint 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
  • above_the_cows
    above_the_cows Posts: 11,406

    neonriver said:

    First Tour since there founding that Ineos/Sky haven't won anything

    What did they win in 10 and 14?
    Weren't in the race in 10

    11 and 14 they took combativity awards on stages with Flecha and Nieve

    Unless I've missed something, nothing this year
    2011 EBH won two stages.
    Mea Culpa

    2010 was indeed the first Tour for Sky.

    Flecha took a combativity award that year

    Should he manage it, does not Carapaz finishing on the podium count as something?
    (not much I know but.....)
    Isn't a podium worth a lot more than a few combativity awards?

    I have absolutely no idea who's won any combativity awards in this Tour, although I would guess at Schelling having won a couple as he was in the break loads earlier on.

    I couldn't tell you any combativity award winners in last year's Tour, but I can name the podium.
    Worth more yes

    But it's not winning something

    There's no prize awarded
    Are you sure?


    Correlation is not causation.
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,308

    neonriver said:

    First Tour since there founding that Ineos/Sky haven't won anything

    What did they win in 10 and 14?
    Weren't in the race in 10

    11 and 14 they took combativity awards on stages with Flecha and Nieve

    Unless I've missed something, nothing this year
    2011 EBH won two stages.
    Mea Culpa

    2010 was indeed the first Tour for Sky.

    Flecha took a combativity award that year

    Should he manage it, does not Carapaz finishing on the podium count as something?
    (not much I know but.....)
    Isn't a podium worth a lot more than a few combativity awards?

    I have absolutely no idea who's won any combativity awards in this Tour, although I would guess at Schelling having won a couple as he was in the break loads earlier on.

    I couldn't tell you any combativity award winners in last year's Tour, but I can name the podium.
    Worth more yes

    But it's not winning something

    There's no prize awarded
    You mean aside from the actual cash prizes and trophies awarded for podium places?
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,308
    Small lump and intermediate sprint shenanigans affecting the race at the moment.
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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,804
    Bahrain having a strop
    "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
    Les Flics are looking for Bilbo's magic ring aren't they.

    They wants it. They needs it. Must have the precious.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 18,929

    neonriver said:

    First Tour since there founding that Ineos/Sky haven't won anything

    What did they win in 10 and 14?
    Weren't in the race in 10

    11 and 14 they took combativity awards on stages with Flecha and Nieve

    Unless I've missed something, nothing this year
    2011 EBH won two stages.
    Mea Culpa

    2010 was indeed the first Tour for Sky.

    Flecha took a combativity award that year

    Should he manage it, does not Carapaz finishing on the podium count as something?
    (not much I know but.....)
    Isn't a podium worth a lot more than a few combativity awards?

    I have absolutely no idea who's won any combativity awards in this Tour, although I would guess at Schelling having won a couple as he was in the break loads earlier on.

    I couldn't tell you any combativity award winners in last year's Tour, but I can name the podium.
    Worth more yes

    But it's not winning something

    There's no prize awarded
    You mean aside from the actual cash prizes and trophies awarded for podium places?
    Indeed

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  • above_the_cows
    above_the_cows Posts: 11,406
    Ah Cav relaying one of his marital tiffs with Bernie on the Tourmalet.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,804
    DQS .... Getting into bike exchange head
    "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_Rogue
    Lanterne_Rogue Posts: 4,091
    Loads of work to shift Cavendish... fails.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,804

    Loads of work to shift Cavendish... fails.

    Well if you don't try
    "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
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,577
    Sit down for lunch and an hour of le tour, and I'm rewarded with ck :D
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,308
    Excellent little 1-2 for the remaining intermediate pts from Cav & Mørkøv
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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812
    Morkov rubbing salt into Bling’s wound
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,308
    edited July 2021
    Mads and Stuyven trying to smuggle Wee Kenny into a new break again
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,308
    Group of 5 doing pretty well to get a gap. The three trek plus Ballerini and Dan Martin. Looks like they'll probably get caught though
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,308
    Caught and Dan Martin continues
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,308
    Dan caught but peloton unsettled still
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,308
    Chris Juul has a go. He was called back from the break for Matthews

    Rolland chasing as well

    UAE trying to control
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,308
    Perechon drops from break, either as a staging point for Guillame Martin to jump or just because he's a Cofidis rider.
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,308
    Rolland and Juul working well together in the potato hunt.
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  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,223
    Amidst the love for luz ardiden and its carpark/60s municipal office block, this side of tourmalet is fugly.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,804
    The use this side of the tourmalet too much the other side is better .. visually ... They should pave the road to the Pico de whatnot observation thingme ...that would be a climb
    "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
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,308

    Perechon drops from break, either as a staging point for Guillame Martin to jump or just because he's a Cofidis rider.

    Narrator: he was just a Cofidis rider
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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812
    More pointless panache from the French.
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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,150
    Macron at the race to escape the rioting
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