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

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  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,278
    Mick Jagger's cooked.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,034
    Uran dropped.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,274
    Uran morale gone....came close
    Good strategy but faded
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,457
    If Carapaz had co-operated yesterday he could have taken a few more seconds out of Uran
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,424
    Weather reminiscent of when I went up.
    Tourmalet, 8C and drizzle; Luz Ardiden 25C and sunny. Massive difference in feeling.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 29,034
    Polka contenders going early, will they push on?
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,034
    Podium is looking settled now barring a major blow up by one of them or a mishap.
  • larkimlarkim Posts: 2,380
    Newspaper down the front? Thought that was a thing of the past!
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  • ProssPross Posts: 29,034
    Boomer shoving a flag in Latour's face. That will upset Rick
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,034
    WVA takes mountain points from Pog, suggests Pog may not be actively chasing that jersey.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,274
    It's a great road
    "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
  • bianchi_davebianchi_dave Posts: 441
    Gutsy descending by Gaudu
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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,274
    Anti Tory descending by gaudu
    "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
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,424
    RichN95. said:

    If Carapaz had co-operated yesterday he could have taken a few more seconds out of Uran

    I'll assume that was a touch sarcastic. 😉
    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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    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,274
    RichN95. said:

    If Carapaz had co-operated yesterday he could have taken a few more seconds out of Uran

    LOL
    "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: 3,326
    Cavendish group now over the top of the Tourmalet, just over 15 minutes down.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 56,764 Lives Here
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    Cavendish group now over the top of the Tourmalet, just over 15 minutes down.

    Sounds chill. No drama.

    ( I would be over 45 minutes down, by comparison.)
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,078

    Cavendish group now over the top of the Tourmalet, just over 15 minutes down.

    ITV and Eurosport are 10 minutes apart with their calculations.
    Consequently Millar and Boulting are sweating...
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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 13,762
    Ineos are on the front with the aim of putting Carapaz in the leader's jersey at the end of the day. And you guys complain about Kirby.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,156
    Poels can still win the polkadots with a bit of luck.
    He's got a 21 point lead on Pog
    Pog 1 he needs 4th place
    Pog 2 he needs 6th place
    Pog 3 he needs 8th place
    Pog 4, he wins it
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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,156
    Van Barle swings off, Kwiatkowski takes over

    Poels hanging
    “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: 56,764 Lives Here
    Ineos seem very keen for Poels not to have the polka dot win.
  • bianchi_davebianchi_dave Posts: 441
    Hopefully Tao can light this up. Been almost invisible this tour
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 56,764 Lives Here
    Pog is basically on a magic carpet ride.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,156
    Can Tao deliver something here? Kwiatkowski off at 9.3 to go
    “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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    The Vikings are coming!
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  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 3,326

    Cavendish group now over the top of the Tourmalet, just over 15 minutes down.

    ITV and Eurosport are 10 minutes apart with their calculations.
    Consequently Millar and Boulting are sweating...
    Playing around with the Velofacts calculator yesterday, I'm fairly sure Dave and Ned must be writing down the smallest possible cut off time and forgetting that it's a minimum. Same happens today - nudge it down to the lowest band and you get roughly ten minutes less than the 37 or so that it looks like being.

  • focuszing723focuszing723 Posts: 2,501
    Pog reminds me of Ullrich a bit. He seems to be able to sit a slog rather than dance around the bike.
  • bianchi_davebianchi_dave Posts: 441
    Tao starting to grimace
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  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,278
    Tao looks like he's going to throw up.
    Correlation is not causation.
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