Will Pog win this tour? ***Spoilers ***

mididoctors
mididoctors Posts: 17,648
edited July 2022 in Pro race
Quick poll "can he win still ?"
"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

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  • TheBigBean
    TheBigBean Posts: 20,922
    Bit of a spoiler.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,203
    Yes he can.
    The main question is will he?
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  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 19,083
    If he doesn't have covid
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  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 2,073
    Apparently under fueled for the final stretch. Still think he can, and will, win
  • Lanterne_Rogue
    Lanterne_Rogue Posts: 4,091
    Obviously can, but...
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,960
    We're having a heat wave, A tropical heat wave, The temperature's rising, It isn't surprising, He certainly can, can-can.
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  • DeVlaeminck
    DeVlaeminck Posts: 8,789
    I think he can - it's a realistic outside chance. The TT maybe is key - not sure how much he'd be expected to take there.
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  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,238

    If he doesn't have covid

    This
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,648

    Bit of a spoiler.

    Point taken .....my bad
    "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
  • gsk82
    gsk82 Posts: 3,491
    In the unlikely event it kicks off before the final climb tomorrow he should be losing another bucket load. You don't recover from that overnight.
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  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,442
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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,188
    edited July 2022
    The question has changed from Can he? to Will he? So no. I think Thomas and Bardet are interesting still. They seem to have gone at their own pace most of the time, not getting involved in the attack/chase stuff.
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  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,442
    So when did the question switch?
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  • DeadCalm
    DeadCalm Posts: 4,105
    Voted on the basis of the question being will he win? He definitely can win, but it'll be difficult. If he does win, what already is a great tour will have been an epic one.
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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,648

    Bit of a spoiler.

    Point taken .....my bad
    RichN95. said:

    The question has changed from Can he? to Will he? So no. I think Thomas and Bardet are interesting still. They seem to have gone at their own pace most of the time, not getting involved in the attack/chase stuff.

    I got told off as the thread title "can he" is a bit of a spoiler
    "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_dave
    bianchi_dave Posts: 847
    Very difficult to say. We need a 'don't know' or 'maybe' option.

    Gut says no, as we're at altitude again and Jonas just seems to cope better with it, as first shown last year on Ventoux.

    As already said, it depends how he recovers overnight too.

    However, he's an incredible rider and it would be foolish to write him off.

    Either way, the rest of this Tour should be a corker as Pog will try his hardest to get the time back.
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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,960
    So, if someone makes a poll, he or she can change what the vote is on, but having voted, we cannot?
    Excellent concept.

    Anyhow, on the original subject of can he still win this Tour. Does this look like someone who is defeated and broken?


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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,560
    He definitely *can* win it, but I don't think he will.
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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,960

    He definitely *can* win it, but I don't think he will.

    I think this would be the most commonly held opinion.
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  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,208
    Vingegaard is untested as a GC leader, and the maillot jaune carries a weight penalty.

    Everyone is busy saying UAE are paying for their efforts earlier in the race, but JV have been as, if not more, active, so the same applies to them.
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,800

    So, if someone makes a poll, he or she can change what the vote is on, but having voted, we cannot?
    Excellent concept.


    The perfect troll would be to now amend it to say "Is Tom Pidcock overrated?".

  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,394
    I had the benefit of the amended question.

    To follow on from AndyP's comment above, JV are going to have to adapt from the aggressor to defending. A lot is also going to depend on what the root cause of Pog's collapse yesterday was, if it was something simple like not taking on enough food or the heat then it is conceivable that he can be back on the attack today.

    The rest of the field are in a fairly good position of being in touch with second but not really having done much but follow although I'm not sure how many of them have it in them to actively try to take time back.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,238
    edited July 2022
    Well now I want to change my answer... I think he can, but whether he will... that's a maybe! Odds probably slightly on the "no" side I think.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,648

    So, if someone makes a poll, he or she can change what the vote is on, but having voted, we cannot?
    Excellent concept.

    Anyhow, on the original subject of can he still win this Tour. Does this look like someone who is defeated and broken?


    I was told "can" was a spoiler as it suggested pog lost out on s11
    "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
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,442
    Well, assuming that yesterday was a temporary set back, what does he have to do?

    He's 2m 20 behind.

    He has a 40km TT which I reckon he will take a good chunk of time out of Jonas (who looks like being the one to beat).

    So, he needs to take a minute and a half at least? Thats do-able with cunning sprints and time bonuses, although a tall order these days. This assumes that Jonas is the better climber and will hold him on long range attacks.

    Jumbo need to let every break soak up the time bonuses (good for us). Jonas is untested as the big-dog, but has a wealth of experience around him to help with MJ duties.

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