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African AIDS cum
Feb 29, 2012


Welcome back, welcome back, welcome baaaack

Xabi posted:

Poggy might be on some secret Slovenian power juice but he’s shown himself to be a special talent and not a former wasteman suddenly dropping world class climbers whilst in zone 1 because of “marginal gains”.

In short, the Sky train years were horrible and I’m glad they’re over.

🤝

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algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

Also he's a skinny 12 year old boy who weighs like 30 kilos.

It bothered the total poo poo out of me when Sky would pull these 7foot tall 100 kilo TT specialists over the top more because it seemed so unbelievable.

Tiny dudes climbing hills I am all for.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


algebra testes posted:

Also he's a skinny 12 year old boy who weighs like 30 kilos.

It bothered the total poo poo out of me when Sky would pull these 7foot tall 100 kilo TT specialists over the top more because it seemed so unbelievable.

Tiny dudes climbing hills I am all for.

Sorry I'm still trying to wipe Rohan Dennis shredding the peloton and winning the KOM at the loving Stelvio from my memory

Sab0921
Aug 2, 2004

This for my justices slingin' thangs, rib breakin' kings / Truck, necklace, robe, gavel and things / For the solicitors seein' them dissents spin and grin / That robe with the lace trim that win.


algebra testes posted:

Also he's a skinny 12 year old boy who weighs like 30 kilos.

It bothered the total poo poo out of me when Sky would pull these 7foot tall 100 kilo TT specialists over the top more because it seemed so unbelievable.

Tiny dudes climbing hills I am all for.

Skinny 12 year old can also take on the field in a flat ITT without breaking a sweat.

I do wonder if he is quasi human and just went for it all right now and the field will claw back some time over the remainder of the TDF, kind of similar to Bernal at the Giro this year .

colonel tom
Mar 1, 2012

:hmmrona:


Pog is probably doped to the gills but so is every other professional athlete and at least he's fun to watch. The years of a final selection of 10 guys riding up a mountain with 4 sky riders on the front neutralizing everything were just incredibly boring and I'll take this any day.

Sab0921
Aug 2, 2004

This for my justices slingin' thangs, rib breakin' kings / Truck, necklace, robe, gavel and things / For the solicitors seein' them dissents spin and grin / That robe with the lace trim that win.


colonel tom posted:

Pog is probably doped to the gills but so is every other professional athlete and at least he's fun to watch. The years of a final selection of 10 guys riding up a mountain with 4 sky riders on the front neutralizing everything were just incredibly boring and I'll take this any day.

I dont disagree. Though the Giro was a lot of fun this year with Martinez dragging a clearly exhausted Bernal up the mountain.

Not quite the Sky trains of the past, but still fun teamwork.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

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

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

The Giro was good because Bernal rode an incredibly un-Sky race. He attacked rather than just reacting, he went solo, he yo-yo'd around in his quality from day to day. He looked good, but not like a robot built to win bike races.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


goatface posted:

The Giro was good because Bernal rode an incredibly un-Sky race. He attacked rather than just reacting, he went solo, he yo-yo'd around in his quality from day to day. He looked good, but not like a robot built to win bike races.

Also the other teams tried to actually win instead of falling into a race for second once Sky had control of the race. Stage 20 was so fun, it was just Caruso throwing it to the wind despite having a fantastic second place wrapped up if he didn't crack

Sab0921
Aug 2, 2004

This for my justices slingin' thangs, rib breakin' kings / Truck, necklace, robe, gavel and things / For the solicitors seein' them dissents spin and grin / That robe with the lace trim that win.


goatface posted:

The Giro was good because Bernal rode an incredibly un-Sky race. He attacked rather than just reacting, he went solo, he yo-yo'd around in his quality from day to day. He looked good, but not like a robot built to win bike races.

We will see if Pogacar actually shows some weakness like Bernal in the Giro. Right now all signs point to him being an Armstrong like terminator.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


The big difference is really just that UAE have a lack of control over the peloton which for many reasons was never a problem with USPS.

Like if the group tried to force a big dangerous break like on stage 7 Armstrong would make some calls to have your career ended lol

Rojkir
Jun 26, 2007

WARNING:I AM A FASCIST PIECE OF SHIT.
Police beatings get me hard


Roglic exit

Skarsnik
Oct 21, 2008

I...AM...RUUUDE!






:rip:

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

algebra testes posted:

Also he's a skinny 12 year old boy who weighs like 30 kilos.

It bothered the total poo poo out of me when Sky would pull these 7foot tall 100 kilo TT specialists over the top more because it seemed so unbelievable.

Tiny dudes climbing hills I am all for.

I don’t really mind because it is fun, but did you miss the part where he did a flat TT in a time Ganna would struggle to beat.

Smol
Jun 1, 2011

Stat rosa pristina nomine, nomina nuda tenemus.

Roglic :(

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

Roglic seems like such a good guy. The Vuelta will hopefully be an absolute banger now at least

algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

peanut- posted:

I don’t really mind because it is fun, but did you miss the part where he did a flat TT in a time Ganna would struggle to beat.

pfft my hero Marco Pantani did that in the Giro in 1998 and he definitely wasn't cheating so I don't know what you are talking about.

Smol
Jun 1, 2011

Stat rosa pristina nomine, nomina nuda tenemus.

I want to see Pogacar try winning all three Grand tours in a single year

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.



https://twitter.com/ammattipyoraily/status/1411401165296832514?s=19

It was a 6.3-6.5w/kg ride so big numbers it But comparable to Bernal at the Giro. Vuelta will be fun

StarkingBarfish
Jun 25, 2006

Novus Ordo Seclorum


Loving Africa Chaps posted:

https://twitter.com/ammattipyoraily/status/1411401165296832514?s=19

It was a 6.3-6.5w/kg ride so big numbers it But comparable to Bernal at the Giro. Vuelta will be fun

Thanks- this is what I was looking for. Those numbers look more normal than I was expecting tbh. In retrospect Formolol :gonk: did a hell of a lot of work for pog that the guys ahead didn't have. Carapaz wasteman status confirmed.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


VDP not starting apparently. Someone thinks they can win Tokyo.

Smol
Jun 1, 2011

Stat rosa pristina nomine, nomina nuda tenemus.

Bahrain looks like a pretty strong team. Too bad their main GC guys had to give up both at the Giro and the Tour.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


Whoever placed this sprint point is a hilarious dick

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

God Michael Matthews is a prick, hope he gets relegated for that

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


Guillaume Martin in the front group, his tdf win starts here

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

https://twitter.com/sporza_koers/status/1411656920436547591

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



lol Nairo almost got that mountain sprint

Roblo
Dec 10, 2007

I posted my food for USPOL Thanksgiving!


peanut- posted:

God Michael Matthews is a prick, hope he gets relegated for that

What did he do? Missed it

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Roblo posted:

What did he do? Missed it

It's in the video two posts up - he swerved pretty badly to try to block in Colbrelli

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Nairo lost his numbers. Now he is travelling as a true freeman on the land

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

God this looks miserable

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


No more helicopter shots for the rest of the stage. Might get picture breakup at the top.

UAE have finally started riding and Thomas has died instantly.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Van Aert and most of Jumbo gone.

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



I can't help but notice that the big gap is still rock solid

Roblo
Dec 10, 2007

I posted my food for USPOL Thanksgiving!


Smirr posted:

It's in the video two posts up - he swerved pretty badly to try to block in Colbrelli

Oh. I'm a muppet. Yeh that looks pretty blatant

I've been mountain biking in Tignes a few times (great place, as it happens, some awesome trails.). It's a really. Really. Long way up. I cant imagine riding up there, especially after a days riding. Even driving up there seems to take forever.

algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

Go Nairo

StarkingBarfish
Jun 25, 2006

Novus Ordo Seclorum


Nairo attacking successfully... that's new.

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



StarkingBarfish posted:

Nairo attacking successfully... that's new.

He didn't even flick his elbow at Woods the one time he could keep pace!

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


I see movistars tactics of being utter shithouses to everyone to protect Mas' top 5 place has fallen to pieces after hes crashed today.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


It's too bad the weather sucks, the Pre/Roselund is positively gorgeous when the weather is nice.

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StarkingBarfish
Jun 25, 2006

Novus Ordo Seclorum


Feels Villeneuve posted:

It's too bad the weather sucks, the Pre/Roselund is positively gorgeous when the weather is nice.

It is beautiful there, but I'm enjoying the absolute misery these poor bastards are powering their way through.

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