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

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  • Like Sagan can outsprint WvA lol

    A bit early to be sniffing Wout's saddle, Rick.
    He may well have to work his socks off this afternoon.
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  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
    Just shows how often the transition stages are more fun than those that look tasty on paper
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,936
    Luke Rowe caught out
    "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
  • ProssPross Posts: 31,544
    Rowe not in front group which could be a big issue for Bernal later. A lot of Mitchelton missing too.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,936
    Even if wva wins it still works for Sagan if he is there about too
    "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
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
    Pross said:

    Rowe not in front group which could be a big issue for Bernal later. A lot of Mitchelton missing too.

    Yep, they need to decide soon if it's worth killing themselves for nothing.
  • Oss is a bit of a monster really.
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • Pross said:

    What caused it anyway? Was it simply Bora hammering it on the relatively minor hills?

    Yeah, they drilled it on the first classified climb (rather sheepishly ushering Cosnefroy, who'd been out sniffing for points on his own, across the line in front of them). The road was quite exposed with a bit of a crosswind, which I think aided the splits, and people were in the wrong places because they weren't expecting it.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,111
    It's only really Bora that have a proper echelon going, so presumably everyone in the front group is suffering.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 60,900 Lives Here

    Oss is a bit of a monster really.

    A bit?
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,936
    Bennet group not coming 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
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
    I'm always amazing in the head on shots how Sagan is the guy who looks the least like a pro cyclist.
  • Imagine if Sagan has a puncture in 2 or 3 kms... o:)
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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,111

    Bennet group not coming back

    They weren't coming back from the moment they got really close and Bora just upped the speed. That was the moment to give everything and they didn't have it.
  • davidofdavidof Posts: 2,710


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  • Hitting the climb after the sprint will be interesting.
    Who's just getting a lift to the foot of the climb?
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  • We have some entertainment!
  • lettingthedaysgobylettingthedaysgoby Posts: 1,682
    edited September 2020

    Imagine if Sagan has a puncture in 2 or 3 kms... o:)

    Ha, I’d just come on to say exactly that :D
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
    Sagan goes into virtual green
  • LOL Trentin
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    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,111
    The intermediate sprint has revealed the sprinters still present: Coquard, Trentin and Sagan (plus WVA)

    Trentin won it.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
    Trentin is going to be a legitimate challenger for green in this Tour.
  • Trentin popping up to nab the maximum points is an excellent piece of poo-housery there.
  • So, hold the gap now and hope for more crosswinds?
  • They should if only for the entertainment of those of us watching and in this thread.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,111
    Live green jersey

    1   PETER SAGAN 134 PTS
    2   SAM BENNETT 129 PTS
    3   ALEXANDER KRISTOFF 93 PTS
    4   MATTEO TRENTIN 91 PTS
    5   BRYAN COQUARD 85 PTS
    6   JULIAN ALAPHILIPPE 77 PTS
    7   CALEB EWAN 75 PTS
    8   GREG VAN AVERMAET 64 PTS
    9   CEES BOL 62 PTS
    10   GIACOMO NIZZOLO 61 PTS
  • davidofdavidof Posts: 2,710
    Sagan has form this kind of stuff. He encouraged the same thing in the Galibier stage in 2011 in an effort to get Cavendish outside the time limit.
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  • Slightly changing the subject, do we think Valverde is rubbish or saving himself for later on?
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,936
    No GC guys out of it .perfect peloton politics so far for Bora
    "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
  • ProssPross Posts: 31,544
    The one Bora rider looked like a commuter there riding with his backpack on. Rubbing salt in a bit! I'm surprised no-one though "uh oh, Bora are massing at the front. They must be up to something". It's not like they'd have been there for any other reason so presumably riders were genuinely dropped rather than caught out.
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