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

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  • above_the_cows
    above_the_cows Posts: 11,406
    Mick Jagger's cooked.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,479
    Uran dropped.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,804
    Uran morale gone....came close
    Good strategy but faded
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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,150
    If Carapaz had co-operated yesterday he could have taken a few more seconds out of Uran
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  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,737
    Weather reminiscent of when I went up.
    Tourmalet, 8C and drizzle; Luz Ardiden 25C and sunny. Massive difference in feeling.
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,479
    Polka contenders going early, will they push on?
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,479
    Podium is looking settled now barring a major blow up by one of them or a mishap.
  • larkim
    larkim Posts: 2,474
    Newspaper down the front? Thought that was a thing of the past!
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,479
    Boomer shoving a flag in Latour's face. That will upset Rick
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,479
    WVA takes mountain points from Pog, suggests Pog may not be actively chasing that jersey.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,804
    It's a great road
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  • bianchi_dave
    bianchi_dave Posts: 847
    Gutsy descending by Gaudu
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  • mididoctors
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    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
  • pblakeney
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    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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  • mididoctors
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    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_Rogue
    Lanterne_Rogue Posts: 4,091
    Cavendish group now over the top of the Tourmalet, just over 15 minutes down.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,585
    edited July 2021

    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_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,812

    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...
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • TheBigBean
    TheBigBean Posts: 20,568
    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_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,308
    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_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,308
    Van Barle swings off, Kwiatkowski takes over

    Poels hanging
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,585
    Ineos seem very keen for Poels not to have the polka dot win.
  • bianchi_dave
    bianchi_dave Posts: 847
    Hopefully Tao can light this up. Been almost invisible this tour
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,585
    Pog is basically on a magic carpet ride.
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,308
    Can Tao deliver something here? Kwiatkowski off at 9.3 to go
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  • Lanterne_Rogue
    Lanterne_Rogue Posts: 4,091

    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.

  • focuszing723
    focuszing723 Posts: 7,202
    Pog reminds me of Ullrich a bit. He seems to be able to sit a slog rather than dance around the bike.
  • bianchi_dave
    bianchi_dave Posts: 847
    Tao starting to grimace
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  • above_the_cows
    above_the_cows Posts: 11,406
    Tao looks like he's going to throw up.
    Correlation is not causation.