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TDF 2020 - Stage 7 Millau - Lavaur 168 km *Spoilers*

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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,134
    That's mean. The group almost got back and Bora promptly accelerated.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,975
    Cross head
    "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
  • I'm not sure what Buchmann thinks about this.
    Sagan burning his team is one thing but Buchmann could find himself alone in the crosswinds, later.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,975
    Might work out for Buchman. Wait and see .
    "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
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,975
    Bols Caleb Bennet nizzolo all dropped Bennet in group behind . Rest in another group even further behind .
    "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
  • Go on Bora! This is fun :)
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,975
    Hardest start this tour
    "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
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,975
    Caleb group going backwards 1:47
    "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
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,975
    Bennet likely to get back
    "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
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,365
    Ooh, Kirby is having problems with his internet connection - let's hope it cuts out entirely!
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,134

    Bennet likely to get back

    Why do you think that?
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,365
    Ewan in the 3rd group. Sunweb have sent back 3 riders for Bol so maybe they will start to bring it back.
  • That bridge really is magnificent.

    Stunning, I really must visit this part of the world sooner or later.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,365
    33s back for Bennet, 2 minutes for Ewan...
  • Are Bora racing for the intermediate sprint or are they waiting for the wind for help? Surely they'll need support from at least half of another team to keep the Bennett group out the back?
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,134

  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,134
    Bennett is not getting back.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,365
    Kauto5 said:

    Are Bora racing for the intermediate sprint or are they waiting for the wind for help? Surely they'll need support from at least half of another team to keep the Bennett group out the back?

    We'll find out soon - there is another climb coming up then a descent to the intermediate sprint. Then a bigger climb - we will see if Sagan is up for drilling it over that...
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
    Quite a lot of riders chasing, shows how strong Bora are
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 60,929 Lives Here
    Like Sagan can outsprint WvA lol
  • Keeping Bennett at bay, or not, depends on who's where and who wants to help in each group. If nobody's helping then Bennett is screwed. Everyone in the front group assumes that Bora are riding for the intermediate so will leave them to it. What do the other teams up front want to do after that point though?
  • This is great to watch.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,365

    Like Sagan can outsprint WvA lol

    Wout van Aert is nowhere near in the points though - if Bora are just going for the green jersey, all they need to do is keep Bennet and some of the other sprinters out the back.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
    Who in the front group , other than Bora, needs to ride?
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,975

    Bennett is not getting back.

    Maybe
    "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
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,975
    This is Bora's tour I'd they pull this off Sagan big points at sprint and end with his rivals getting none one days mega effort .
    "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
  • Might work out for Buchman. Wait and see .

    Pete Kennaugh has just called it as well on ITV.
    Isolated when the likes of Ineos put the hammer down later.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • ProssPross Posts: 31,566

    I'm not sure what Buchmann thinks about this.
    Sagan burning his team is one thing but Buchmann could find himself alone in the crosswinds, later.

    Kennaugh must have read this, just made the same point.

    Nice to see a team racing at last, I assume no GC contenders missed the front group? Will they ease off after the intermediate sprint? My guess is yes which would be a shame but seems a lot of work just for an intermediate sprint especially if the Bennett group then get back and he takes the stage.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
    Yep, it's Bora v everyone else though Coquard must be happy
  • ProssPross Posts: 31,566
    What caused it anyway? Was it simply Bora hammering it on the relatively minor hills?
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