TDF 2022:- Stage 15: Rodez - Carcassonne 202.5km. ***Spoilers***

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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,978

    Roglic packed .... DNS?

    Yep. Gone home to heal up
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,978
    Mørkøv 5mins off the peloton. 😭
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,978
    Van Aert called back.
    That's gonna be a Netflix episode
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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,209
    edited July 2022
    Scenes from the Jumbo car: Wout, sit up and ride for the team or the bunny gets it


    Twitter: @RichN95
  • focuszing723
    focuszing723 Posts: 7,467
    edited July 2022
    Supposed to be about 37-38c there today, hot.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 18,054
    Jumbo doing the sprinters a massive favour
    "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: 18,054
    Quite clever
    "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
  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 2,163
    Pardon the rather daft question but why are there limits on when riders can get bottles, food etc in a race?
  • N0bodyOfTheGoat
    N0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 5,954
    JimD666 said:

    Pardon the rather daft question but why are there limits on when riders can get bottles, food etc in a race?

    Grabbing them is a potential risk, you don't need that risk when the race is on.
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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 18,054
    JimD666 said:

    Pardon the rather daft question but why are there limits on when riders can get bottles, food etc in a race?

    Dangerous ...last 20 km is full on racing passing bottles about ...same for start .. bit arbitrary and out of date
    "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: 18,054
    team cars up in the bunch at the buisness end etc etc
    "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: 13,978
    Unleash The Juul
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,978
    This is such a tough day for Mørkøv. All alone in sweltering heat, 11mins behind the peloton with 135km left to go. He'd be OK if he had a Mørkøv with him to nurse him through
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,099
    I really don't know how they can race in this heat. I did a gentle jog this morning with the last half being in the mid 20s and I'm in full on siesta mode now. I reckon I could manage 20-30 miles tops in that heat at a gentle potter
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 18,054
    I did ok in heat relatively to others once I got accustomed... It's insanely hot
    "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: 13,978
    Pross said:

    I really don't know how they can race in this heat. I did a gentle jog this morning with the last half being in the mid 20s and I'm in full on siesta mode now. I reckon I could manage 20-30 miles tops in that heat at a gentle potter

    It's nuts.

    Just saw Skujins with 8 bidons in his Jersey, praying nobody cranked the pace up...
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,978
    Time cut rule change due to the heat - 20% on all stages. That might save Mørkøv.

    Feed zones are pretty much anywhere and chuck your bidons wherever
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,099
    Gives him an idea of what it is like for fatties like me. Just needs another 20 or so.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,417
    I read somewhere they are governed by heart rate monitors when it’s this hot. Keep it under x per minute
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,978
    Pross said:

    Gives him an idea of what it is like for fatties like me. Just needs another 20 or so.

    Strap a keg of beer on your back and you'd know why I'm never going to be a grimpeur
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,099

    Pross said:

    Gives him an idea of what it is like for fatties like me. Just needs another 20 or so.

    Strap a keg of beer on your back and you'd know why I'm never going to be a grimpeur
    I'm 90+kg, I already know the feeling all too well.
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,978
    Pross said:

    Pross said:

    Gives him an idea of what it is like for fatties like me. Just needs another 20 or so.

    Strap a keg of beer on your back and you'd know why I'm never going to be a grimpeur
    I'm 90+kg, I already know the feeling all too well.
    Put it this way, that + on your 90+ is the same for me, but doing a *lot* of work...
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  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,293
    Pross said:

    I really don't know how they can race in this heat. I did a gentle jog this morning with the last half being in the mid 20s and I'm in full on siesta mode now. I reckon I could manage 20-30 miles tops in that heat at a gentle potter

    I did 105k through Somerset yesterday and it was Too Hot. Touched 30 at some points - it gets really hot on open road. Climbs were horrid. Came back on the Bath to Bristol bike path which was nice and shady though.

    I then went to a cider festival and drank a lot of scrumpy which definitively helped.

    Didn't get up early enough to beat the heat this morning so just sat in my parents living room watching the cycling and listening the cricket...
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644

    I read somewhere they are governed by heart rate monitors when it’s this hot. Keep it under x per minute

    nope.

    its all to do with heat/humidity protocols

    PTIs use Wet Bulb Globe readings and its all referenced in a big book what you can and can't do at temperature break those regx and you're at fault. Ref Brecon 3.

    The race directors will have similar and its all governed by the race doctors.

    this is people's lives you're dealing with so not just a case of boshing off some HR monitor off some random bloke.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 2,163

    JimD666 said:

    Pardon the rather daft question but why are there limits on when riders can get bottles, food etc in a race?

    Dangerous ...last 20 km is full on racing passing bottles about ...same for start .. bit arbitrary and out of date

    JimD666 said:

    Pardon the rather daft question but why are there limits on when riders can get bottles, food etc in a race?

    Dangerous ...last 20 km is full on racing passing bottles about ...same for start .. bit arbitrary and out of date

    team cars up in the bunch at the buisness end etc etc

    Thanks :) Obvious really.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,293
    MattFalle said:

    I read somewhere they are governed by heart rate monitors when it’s this hot. Keep it under x per minute

    nope.

    its all to do with heat/humidity protocols

    PTIs use Wet Bulb Globe readings and its all referenced in a big book what you can and can't do at temperature break those regx and you're at fault. Ref Brecon 3.

    The race directors will have similar and its all governed by the race doctors.

    this is people's lives you're dealing with so not just a case of boshing off some HR monitor off some random bloke.
    Wasn't he referring to how the riders pace themselves, not how the race directors make decisions about protocols.

    I'd hope that was a bit more scientific...
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,978
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  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644

    MattFalle said:

    I read somewhere they are governed by heart rate monitors when it’s this hot. Keep it under x per minute

    nope.

    its all to do with heat/humidity protocols

    PTIs use Wet Bulb Globe readings and its all referenced in a big book what you can and can't do at temperature break those regx and you're at fault. Ref Brecon 3.

    The race directors will have similar and its all governed by the race doctors.

    this is people's lives you're dealing with so not just a case of boshing off some HR monitor off some random bloke.
    Wasn't he referring to how the riders pace themselves, not how the race directors make decisions about protocols.

    I'd hope that was a bit more scientific...
    i hope so! unfortunately he's wrong as even the DS are held by individual team doctor protocols that'll be covered by UCI regs, so it'll be a blanket coverage not a randon HR reading on a random day.

    Same as my neck of the woods - everyone covered 100% by the same regulations. No changes, no exceptions.

    And agree. its v v v tied up in H&S as heat is horribly stupidly ridiculously dangerous. Cold is fine, heat..... not so much.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,417
    Morkov is dropped and hanging in front of the broom wagon
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,417
    Yes obviously I was talking about managing performance, duh