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Route du Sud 2016 ***Spoilers***

mechanismmechanism Posts: 891
edited June 2016 in Pro race
Startlist
http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/Route_du_Sud_la_Depeche_du_Midi_2016_Stage_1_Startlist

TV
Live on Eurosport Player from 12:50 BST (Stage 1 & 4), 14:00 BST (Stage 3)

Stages
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Stage 1 - Thursday June 16th
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Stage 2 - Friday June 17th - Part 1
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Stage 3- Friday June 17th - Part 2
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Stage 4 - Saturday June 18th
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Stage 5 - Sunday June 19th
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  • mechanismmechanism Posts: 891
    Nairo Quintana and Quentin Jauregui (AG2R) attacked and now have a 9 min lead!

    It appears the move started as a 6-man breakaway (including Nairo Quintana) that became 3, then 2.
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 3,622
    Stages 1 and 2 are back to front! Should be ridden in the opposite direction.

    Does Quintana realize there's a lot of downhill to the finish? Mind you 9 minutes is a lot!
  • mechanismmechanism Posts: 891
    The gap is (unsurprisingly) coming down.

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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,404
    So we can take it that Quintana is in good form then...
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    Euskadi rider Aritz Bagues has a gap of about 45 sec to the pack at 23km to go
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    All together with 8 to go
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    Bryan Coquard takes stage fairly easily
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,886 Lives Here
    Anyone watch this?

    Was Quintana looking tasty?
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,449
    Coquard wins the morning stage today. I think he's now won the last 4 sprint stages in the Route du Sud, over this and the last edition.

    13 km ITT this afternoon, starting and finishing in Albi.
  • Nairo indeed looking tasty in the ITT, albeit against a non-stellar field.
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  • EnacheVEnacheV Posts: 235
    CyclingQuotes ‏@CyclingQuotes 32m32 minutes ago Arhus, Denmark
    Sylvain Chavanel: It’s a disappointment to be beaten by Quintana in a TT

    CyclingQuotes ‏@CyclingQuotes 33m33 minutes ago Arhus, Denmark
    Victorious Nairo Quintana: I haven’t worked much on my time trialling

    Date: 17th June 2016
    Avg. speed winner: 51.048 km/u

    "When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour." ~Christophe Bassons~

    expect total annihilation at TdF. only a crash or a miss timed peak (to early) can prevent Quintana winning this years tour. he stepped up the training a lot this year.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,886 Lives Here
    Jog on mate. It's boring.
  • Bo DukeBo Duke Posts: 1,058
    Its very boring and I really don't understand why Quintana is doing it, he has no quality opposition. The Dauphine was a real work out for the top lads, this one seems to be a stroll in the park in comparison and so close to the TdF?
    'Performance analysis and Froome not being clean was a media driven story. I haven’t heard one guy in the peloton say a negative thing about Froome, and I haven’t heard a single person in the peloton suggest Froome isn’t clean.' TSP
  • Bo Duke wrote:
    Its very boring and I really don't understand why Quintana is doing it, he has no quality opposition. The Dauphine was a real work out for the top lads, this one seems to be a stroll in the park in comparison and so close to the TdF?


    Bit odd, innit
  • mechanismmechanism Posts: 891
    5 days long, short stages and only 1 mountain stage - fits with his minimal racing days approach I suppose.
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Worked fine last year
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  • Maybe he wants to do his bit to fuel the build-up of expectations and suspense for The Big Clash
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    He just wants a short race to get him back in to the swing of racing.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,886 Lives Here
    Wonder if that has an effect on his decent third week form.
  • Bo DukeBo Duke Posts: 1,058
    The Froome v Contador v Porte hill stages are massive in proving fitness to each other, getting back into the rythmn of playing cat and mouse and out psyching each other. That's why we love cycling!
    'Performance analysis and Froome not being clean was a media driven story. I haven’t heard one guy in the peloton say a negative thing about Froome, and I haven’t heard a single person in the peloton suggest Froome isn’t clean.' TSP
  • mechanismmechanism Posts: 891
    They're on the Tourmalet now and it doesn't just rain in Switzerland.

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  • mechanismmechanism Posts: 891
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  • mechanismmechanism Posts: 891
    Break near the top of the Tourmalet. Wet descent ahead.

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  • mechanismmechanism Posts: 891
    François Bidard and Blel Kadri from AG2R have 15' over the small peleton. Starting the Col des Bordères now.
  • mechanismmechanism Posts: 891
    All together and onto the final climb. Movistar are pretty strong here.

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    Hugh Carthy still in the leading group.
  • mechanismmechanism Posts: 891
    The leading group is Marc Soler (Movistar), Nairo Quintana Rojas (Movistar), Nicolas EDET (Cofidis), Hugh CARTHY (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA) and Thomas VOECKLER (Direct Energie).
  • mechanismmechanism Posts: 891
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  • mechanismmechanism Posts: 891
    Soler is out in front; Carthy is chasing with Quintana on his wheel.
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Solar from nairo from Hugh.
    Team My Man 2018: David gaudu, Pierre Latour, Romain Bardet, Thibaut pinot, Alexandre Geniez, Florian Senechal, Warren Barguil, Benoit Cosnefroy
  • mechanismmechanism Posts: 891
    Yup

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