TDF 2022:- Stage 18: Lourdes - Hautacam, 143.2Km ***Spoilers***

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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,057
    ddraver said:

    ngl, looks like Gadau does look like he could take 3 mins off of Gee at the moment...

    Would lose that in the TT anyway
  • blazing_saddles
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    Did I take a wrong turn and end up in the CN forum?
    Keep calm and carry on peeps.
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  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,405
    Mind you it now looks like Gadu is auditioning for Ineos next year...
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  • r0bh
    r0bh Posts: 2,215
    ddraver said:

    ngl, looks like Gadau does look like he could take 3 mins off of Gee at the moment...

    Nah, they're still together
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,057
    Been a while since we saw gaps in the minutes on MTFs.
  • bianchi_dave
    bianchi_dave Posts: 847
    Jonas crosses the line. Going to be a minute at least to Pog
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  • mididoctors
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  • rozzer32
    rozzer32 Posts: 3,848
    Well it was attacks of desperation from Pog. Vin never looked in trouble.

    Fair play to Vin and jumbo. WvA is super human, he’s not normal. He can TT, climb mountain passes, win sprints, cx. Anything he can’t do.
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  • bianchi_dave
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    WvA 3rd. What. A. Rider
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  • rozzer32
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    Now to the more interesting race. Anyone calculate what the time cut will be today? And what groups are at the back?
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  • bianchi_dave
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    G 4th. Secures his podium. If he can stay on his bike!
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  • Lanterne_Rogue
    Lanterne_Rogue Posts: 4,091
    Thomas gaps Gaudu for bragging rights.
  • Lanterne_Rogue
    Lanterne_Rogue Posts: 4,091
    edited July 2022
    rozzer32 said:

    Now to the more interesting race. Anyone calculate what the time cut will be today? And what groups are at the back?

    QS bossing the final group to protect Jakobsen. 7.4km to go right now - the time gap disappears as soon as the line is crossed so can't help with how much they can slide.

    Time limit is 40:46, btw
  • N0bodyOfTheGoat
    N0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 5,874
    Didn't realise Pog's left shin and knee were so bashed up after that slide, until his last minute to the finish.
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  • r0bh
    r0bh Posts: 2,215
    Gaps on GC are going to be huge after today
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,196
    Was watching while on a call... Had to keep covering when I stopped paying attention to watch the race and totally missed something, they probably think I've got short term memory loss or something...

    Cracking that.
  • bianchi_dave
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    Superb stage again. I got lucky this year with the ones I could watch live in full 🙂
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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,905
    If Vlasov turns in the time trial he is capable of and Gaudu does the same, he could end up in 4th.
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  • bianchi_dave
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    Adam has clearly told Robbie where to buy his t shirts
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  • Tashman
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    Adam has clearly told Robbie where to buy his t shirts

    Maybe he could return the favour and tell him where to get some socks!
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,968
    What a robotic win :wink:

    Hopefully we finally have a few years of genuine rivalry here for the first time in over a decade.

    Thomas seemed to get going again to come back strong at the end. He'd been haemorrhaging time either side of his bike change and seemed to be losing a second every pedal turn at one point. You could see it coming for 1-2km before he got dropped though, he was stem watching every few seconds.

    If some people felt McNulty's ride yesterday was incredible I wonder what WVA's ride today counts as. At least he had the good grace to look dead when he pulled off but then cruised in not far behind Pog.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,057
    Jumbo with 3 of the 4 jerseys
  • focuszing723
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    Interestingly, vinegar can be used to stop cracked eggs when boiling.
  • bianchi_dave
    bianchi_dave Posts: 847
    Just the top 3 within 10 mins of leader (G 3rd at 8 mins, Gaudu 4th at 11 mins). Appreciate there's still 3 stages to go, but has this ever happened in the modern era?
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  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,156
    If WVA doesn't win the most combative rider prize, I'd imagine a Belgian invasion of France would be imminent.
  • N0bodyOfTheGoat
    N0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 5,874
    Any news of any sprinters like Jakobsen missing the time cut off?
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  • thejimmymethod
    thejimmymethod Posts: 458
    edited July 2022

    Just the top 3 within 10 mins of leader (G 3rd at 8 mins, Gaudu 4th at 11 mins). Appreciate there's still 3 stages to go, but has this ever happened in the modern era?

    Last year, 4th Ben O'Connor at 10:02.

    That aside, 2002 was the last time only top 3 inside 10 mins
  • focuszing723
    focuszing723 Posts: 7,204
    If Sagan was/is the hulk, then WvA has to be God.
  • bianchi_dave
    bianchi_dave Posts: 847

    Just the top 3 within 10 mins of leader (G 3rd at 8 mins, Gaudu 4th at 11 mins). Appreciate there's still 3 stages to go, but has this ever happened in the modern era?

    Last year, 4th Ben O'Connor at 10:02
    That comment aged well then 🤣. Tbh I hadn't even looked, was just surprised
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