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peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

Ian Stannard has had to retire because of rheumatoid arthritis

Never forget
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayHPWnb1ZRo

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moctopus
Nov 28, 2005



peanut- posted:

Ian Stannard has had to retire because of rheumatoid arthritis

Oh man that's a huge bummer


This is on my bucket list of ways I want to win a bike race (if I ever do again). It rules so much and is always good for a laugh.

Literally Lewis Hamilton
Feb 22, 2005

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Looks properly wet with some loose gravel.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

Miserable stage.

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

God it looks absolutely disgusting

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

Visibility: No.

Literally Lewis Hamilton
Feb 22, 2005

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Love to do 70kph downhill on wet roads with no visibility.

Literally Lewis Hamilton
Feb 22, 2005

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GC time classification at 3km out because of the weather.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

Cowards.

Literally Lewis Hamilton
Feb 22, 2005

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Seems nice and dry down here, so

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


is it finishing on a city circuit? if that's the case you sometimes do see the GC neutralized early if the weather is terrible

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

They are very happy.

Literally Lewis Hamilton
Feb 22, 2005

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Awww.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

Lazy disengage from the first lead out man. Some expert obstructing work.

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



I'm glad to learn that a stage that already looked like a motherfucker (but not a GC motherfucker) on paper also had really lovely weather. Gotta somehow cancel out the fact that this Vuelta is three stages short

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


peanut- posted:

Ian Stannard has had to retire because of rheumatoid arthritis

Never forget
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayHPWnb1ZRo

Still the absolutely funniest finish to a race I've ever seen live.

MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

A bracing glass of carrot juice!


Ganna has the rona and is out of the track stuff

moctopus
Nov 28, 2005



God dammit. I hope he'll be fine.

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

Bit of a weird stage today for the penultimate GC battle

moctopus
Nov 28, 2005



I agree.

Here's my suggestion for a mild improvement.

Pantsmaster Bill
May 7, 2007



Crosswinds forecast though!

https://twitter.com/laflammerouge16/status/1324660716025032704?s=20

Loving Africa Chaps
Dec 3, 2007


We had not left it yet, but when I would wake in the night, I would lie, listening, homesick for it already.



Hopefully Ineos or EF (or both???) try something long range because Saturday isn't a particularly beefy stage either.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

Just accepting they've lost it like a bunch of scrubs.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

Sepp Kuss doesn't give a poo poo about this pace.

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

I've only been half watching but this has seemed completely anaemic

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

They haven't tried anything. It's just been slowly killing off the break and trains.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

Good fight from the lad.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

Nice to see Valverde in the mix.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

Just feeding Roglic seconds.

moctopus
Nov 28, 2005






I don't know if I'll be back in time from my ride to see the stage, but it looks close enough and hard enough to make for a battle. Last mountain stage.

I think Roglic should be fine, but there's always talks of him surviving the last week/days of grand tours. I hope it's not just Ineos and EF looking at each other to do something. Who knows.

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

Iím sure Ineos would try something but itís hard to see that theyíve got the strength to shed any of Jumbo.

We have seen Carapaz go super long before though

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

He'd need to time it perfectly. I can't see it working without some rude behaviour.

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

The weather looks disgusting

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



I'm glad that Terpstra found a way to get his name on the screen without crashing horrifically

Literally Lewis Hamilton
Feb 22, 2005

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Sounds like some big fat raindrops. Meanwhile itís nice and sunny here and Iím about to go for a ride where Iíll enjoy myself!!

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



Nice medieval bridge.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Movistar shredding the peloton for??????

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



Nice horses.

Also movistar up to something.

Loving Africa Chaps
Dec 3, 2007


We had not left it yet, but when I would wake in the night, I would lie, listening, homesick for it already.



serious gaylord posted:

Movistar shredding the peloton for??????

I mean it looks like they're setting up a long range mas attack but they'll almost certainly just bring Roglic to the base of the final climb

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peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

Movistar have got rid of a surprising number of Jumbos here

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