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TDF 2020 - Stage 10: Île d'Oléron Le Château-d'Oléron>Île de Ré Saint-Martin-de-Ré 168.5k *Spoiler*

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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,367
    Sagan was 3rd which means Bennett into green?
  • ProssPross Posts: 31,575
    Thought Bennett had gone too early again there but had the strength this time. All Sunweb's work counted for nothing, ran out of men when it counted.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,989

    Sagan was 3rd which means Bennett into green?

    Think.so
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  • Bennett too strong into the headwind, unlike at Sisteron.
    Back into the Emerald jersey.
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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,367
    Naww, Bennett very emotional
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,989
    Bennet tears ...awwww
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,064
    G'waaan yourself Sam!

    That was a bit fun in the end eh?once again I swear David Millar commentates on a stream 10 secs ahead of everyone else...
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  • Sobbing Sam.
    Stiff upper lip, man.
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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,989
    Pross said:

    Thought Bennett had gone too early again there but had the strength this time. All Sunweb's work counted for nothing, ran out of men when it counted.

    Way way way too early to take it up at 3 k
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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,367
    Sunweb, lol...
  • Harry182Harry182 Posts: 1,162
    SAM!!
  • Pross said:

    Thought Bennett had gone too early again there but had the strength this time. All Sunweb's work counted for nothing, ran out of men when it counted.

    Way way way too early to take it up at 3 k
    They had men left in the finale, the problem was Asgreen dumped Mørkøv and Bennet into their train.
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  • sherersherer Posts: 2,453
    im wondering now if there are any mountain stages where Sagan can score without Bennett. Doesnt look like many chances as all the sprints are early.

    Big Sagan fan, but a green jersey where he has to fight for it means so much more.
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,833
    sherer said:

    im wondering now if there are any mountain stages where Sagan can score without Bennett. Doesnt look like many chances as all the sprints are early.

    Big Sagan fan, but a green jersey where he has to fight for it means so much more.

    I'd say Bennett was favourite for green right now given the differential between points for stage wins and points for intermediate sprints.
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  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,833
    Movistar adopting a kind of Zubeldia approach to the team classification. Two top 10 finishes so far (a 10th and a 3rd) and yet they are leading it.
    Team My Man 2022:

    Antwan Tolhoek, Sam Oomen, Tom Dumoulin, Thymen Arensman, Remco Evenepoel, Benoît Cosnefroy, Tom Pidcock, Mark Cavendish, Romain Bardet
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 19,078
    DeadCalm said:

    Movistar adopting a kind of Zubeldia approach to the team classification. Two top 10 finishes so far (a 10th and a 3rd) and yet they are leading it.

    Moviestar being Moviestar.
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  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,833
    pblakeney said:

    DeadCalm said:

    Movistar adopting a kind of Zubeldia approach to the team classification. Two top 10 finishes so far (a 10th and a 3rd) and yet they are leading it.

    Moviestar being Moviestar.
    Not exactly. Normally you notice Movistar because they're so demonstrably and ostentatiously shooting themselves in the foot in GC. This year they've been virtually invisible.
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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,989
    DeadCalm said:

    Movistar adopting a kind of Zubeldia approach to the team classification. Two top 10 finishes so far (a 10th and a 3rd) and yet they are leading it.

    Bardat is doing a Zubekdia
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,064
    DeadCalm said:

    pblakeney said:

    DeadCalm said:

    Movistar adopting a kind of Zubeldia approach to the team classification. Two top 10 finishes so far (a 10th and a 3rd) and yet they are leading it.

    Moviestar being Moviestar.
    Not exactly. Normally you notice Movistar because they're so demonstrably and ostentatiously shooting themselves in the foot in GC. This year they've been virtually invisible.
    They have the cojones!!!
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  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,833

    DeadCalm said:

    Movistar adopting a kind of Zubeldia approach to the team classification. Two top 10 finishes so far (a 10th and a 3rd) and yet they are leading it.

    Bardat is doing a Zubekdia
    Ah, I was trying to think of a GC guy who was fulfilling that role. Bardet is close, but he did slightly stick his head above the parapet on stage 8 in a way that Zubeldia would never have done. He just needs to try slightly harder.
    Team My Man 2022:

    Antwan Tolhoek, Sam Oomen, Tom Dumoulin, Thymen Arensman, Remco Evenepoel, Benoît Cosnefroy, Tom Pidcock, Mark Cavendish, Romain Bardet
  • DeadCalm said:

    sherer said:

    im wondering now if there are any mountain stages where Sagan can score without Bennett. Doesnt look like many chances as all the sprints are early.

    Big Sagan fan, but a green jersey where he has to fight for it means so much more.

    I'd say Bennett was favourite for green right now given the differential between points for stage wins and points for intermediate sprints.
    Bennett still has to get to Paris, that's a lot hills to get there. how is he on week three to avoid the broom wagon?
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,878
    DeadCalm said:

    DeadCalm said:

    Movistar adopting a kind of Zubeldia approach to the team classification. Two top 10 finishes so far (a 10th and a 3rd) and yet they are leading it.

    Bardat is doing a Zubekdia
    Ah, I was trying to think of a GC guy who was fulfilling that role. Bardet is close, but he did slightly stick his head above the parapet on stage 8 in a way that Zubeldia would never have done. He just needs to try slightly harder.

    Zubeldia wouldn't be top ten this early. You need to look at someone like Mollema, Caruso, Buchmann or Mas.
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  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,833
    RichN95. said:

    DeadCalm said:

    DeadCalm said:

    Movistar adopting a kind of Zubeldia approach to the team classification. Two top 10 finishes so far (a 10th and a 3rd) and yet they are leading it.

    Bardat is doing a Zubekdia
    Ah, I was trying to think of a GC guy who was fulfilling that role. Bardet is close, but he did slightly stick his head above the parapet on stage 8 in a way that Zubeldia would never have done. He just needs to try slightly harder.

    Zubeldia wouldn't be top ten this early. You need to look at someone like Mollema, Caruso, Buchmann or Mas.
    Surely Buchmann is too far back? He'd have to do something to get noticed to get a decent finish. Mollema, Caruso and Mas are all excellent shouts.
    Team My Man 2022:

    Antwan Tolhoek, Sam Oomen, Tom Dumoulin, Thymen Arensman, Remco Evenepoel, Benoît Cosnefroy, Tom Pidcock, Mark Cavendish, Romain Bardet
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,989
    DeadCalm said:

    DeadCalm said:

    Movistar adopting a kind of Zubeldia approach to the team classification. Two top 10 finishes so far (a 10th and a 3rd) and yet they are leading it.

    Bardat is doing a Zubekdia
    Ah, I was trying to think of a GC guy who was fulfilling that role. Bardet is close, but he did slightly stick his head above the parapet on stage 8 in a way that Zubeldia would never have done. He just needs to try slightly harder.
    mmm maybe uran but he gets lots of mentions

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  • Um, can someone confirm griepel made the final sprint today and got some points on the board?
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,878

    Um, can someone confirm griepel made the final sprint today and got some points on the board?


    He came 6th
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  • RichN95. said:

    Um, can someone confirm griepel made the final sprint today and got some points on the board?


    He came 6th
    Thanks, I thought it was a typo error on the letour.fr website.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,064
    Caught the interview at the end of the highlights...

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  • ProssPross Posts: 31,575
    RichN95. said:

    DeadCalm said:

    DeadCalm said:

    Movistar adopting a kind of Zubeldia approach to the team classification. Two top 10 finishes so far (a 10th and a 3rd) and yet they are leading it.

    Bardat is doing a Zubekdia
    Ah, I was trying to think of a GC guy who was fulfilling that role. Bardet is close, but he did slightly stick his head above the parapet on stage 8 in a way that Zubeldia would never have done. He just needs to try slightly harder.

    Zubeldia wouldn't be top ten this early. You need to look at someone like Mollema, Caruso, Buchmann or Mas.
    Didn't Mas play the role last year?
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,846
    He came 22nd last year. I think it's very straightforward to ghost into the lower reaches of the top 25 without being seen.
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