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Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

I don't know if he's any good but I love the rando American (Matt Jorgenson) that Movistar has, just because it's such a weird team for one to end up in. He won the points and finished well in a MTF at the Tour de l'Avenir last year.



He's from Boise so I was hoping he was Basque-American but apparently not.

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Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

goatface posted:

He's young. He'll get another go.

He's really good, Remco(tm) got all the press for winning San Sebastien last year but Hirschi was third, also as a neo-pro.

I remember giving him an outside shot for a good finish in Worlds last year but he got to chill in the pack while Kung dieseled in the winning break from about 60k from the end.



e) speaking of the 2019 Worlds, Trentin signed for UAE. CCC seems like they're in deep trouble, and always seemed like an odd fit for him.

Feels Villeneuve fucked around with this message at 15:15 on Sep 7, 2020

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.

They talked about it on one of the early stages, CCC are a huge retail company that are in trouble due to covid-19, would be terrible to lose another major sponsor.

TobinHatesYou
Aug 14, 2007

wacky cycling inflatable
tube man

Loving Africa Chaps posted:

They talked about it on one of the early stages, CCC are a huge retail company that are in trouble due to covid-19, would be terrible to lose another major sponsor.


Itís not an if. CCC is pulling out. NTT is pulling out. McLaren is pulling out.

Skarsnik
Oct 21, 2008

I...AM...RUUUDE!




I will chip in a fiver for a bear pope world tour team, who else is in

Literally Lewis Hamilton
Feb 22, 2005



Skarsnik posted:

I will chip in a fiver for a bear pope world tour team, who else is in

Iím founding TrashMiles and itís only made up of Tejay and guys wearing Tejay masks.

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.

TobinHatesYou posted:

It’s not an if. CCC is pulling out. NTT is pulling out. McLaren is pulling out.

Jesus

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

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

I remember it being shit.


Grimey Drawer
Can we somehow make an aero helmet that looks like a pope hat?

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

actually, yeah, I am a little mad

Feels Villeneuve posted:

He's from Boise so I was hoping he was Basque-American but apparently not.

Is there a Basque community in Boise?

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.

The womens world tour is even worse. This season has literally killed teams.

Skarsnik
Oct 21, 2008

I...AM...RUUUDE!




Rest day test results for the 'roni are out at 9am BST this morning

Griefor
Jun 11, 2009

Skarsnik posted:

Rest day test results for the 'roni are out at 9am BST this morning

Gonna check how many bonus points my fantasy Tour de France game gives for Corona

Skarsnik
Oct 21, 2008

I...AM...RUUUDE!




Either way it will probably be the most exciting thing to happen today



No crosswind forecast either

Heliosicle
May 16, 2013

Arigato, Racists.

Skarsnik posted:

Rest day test results for the 'roni are out at 9am BST this morning

Seems like that was the deadline for the submission of test results by doctors - so announcements of teams being kicked out could still occur after

Griefor
Jun 11, 2009

Heliosicle posted:

Seems like that was the deadline for the submission of test results by doctors - so announcements of teams being kicked out could still occur after

I guess we'll know all the results once the stage starts? Cause I expect any positives won't be starting today.

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.

Apparently 1 DQS person is having to be retested, this is more tense than a giant mountain stage.

Heliosicle
May 16, 2013

Arigato, Racists.
https://twitter.com/SpazioCiclismo/status/1303259503287296000

"Expected announcement in about 30 minutes by the # TDF2020

The outcome of the tests and any consequences will presumably be communicated"

Loving Africa Chaps posted:

Apparently 1 DQS person is having to be retested, this is more tense than a giant mountain stage.

https://twitter.com/jeremycwhittle/status/1303261302681489408

Negative on the 2nd test

Maybe everyone will get through un-COVID'd?

Heliosicle fucked around with this message at 10:34 on Sep 8, 2020

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.

It's official

https://twitter.com/NairoInGreen/status/1303271118791475200?s=19

Griefor
Jun 11, 2009
Have to say I am a little surprised that amid all that was going on not a single rider caught Corona. Wonder what next week will look like though.

Peggotty
May 9, 2014

I mean, even with 5000 new cases per day in France, or 35000 per week, that's still just 0.058% of the population. Assuming a completely random distribution the odds of all 176 riders not catching Covid19 in 7 days are 90,2% if may napkin maths didn't betray me. I think the main problem isn't the probability of someone being positive, the problem is the difficulty of it not spreading like a wildfire as soon as it happens.

Peggotty fucked around with this message at 11:23 on Sep 8, 2020

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014

christian prudhomme apparently tested positive. no longer on sticking out of car sunroof and flapping arms duty.

e - four support staff one each for ineos, ag2r, mitchelton-scott, and confidis. but no riders.

HappyCamperGL fucked around with this message at 11:56 on Sep 8, 2020

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004
Fun Shoe
Does the being ejected for 2 positive tests thing only apply to riders?

Peggotty
May 9, 2014

Yes

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

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

I remember it being shit.


Grimey Drawer
I thought it had been expanded to the whole team including support staff?

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014

i thought it applies to all staff on the team.

Peggotty
May 9, 2014

Oh really? I didnít know that, when they announced it it was two riders.

Literally Lewis Hamilton
Feb 22, 2005



Its the entire team if any 2 people (riders or staff) test positive

https://www.velonews.com/events/tour-de-france/teams-with-two-covid-19-cases-will-be-removed-from-tour-de-france/

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.
The support staff are almost certainly the guys stood on the side of the road swamped by the crowds. Thankless job made even worse that they'll be sent home and not paid for the rest of the tour.

TobinHatesYou
Aug 14, 2007

wacky cycling inflatable
tube man

Within 7 days of each other, which is kind of bunk because the the tests are 8 days apart.

Literally Lewis Hamilton
Feb 22, 2005



TobinHatesYou posted:

Within 7 days of each other, which is kind of bunk because the the tests are 8 days apart.

They test ad hoc as well if anyone is displaying symptoms. Iím still dubious if they actually stick to their guns if it would eliminate a leader.

Literally Lewis Hamilton fucked around with this message at 13:01 on Sep 8, 2020

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

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

I remember it being shit.


Grimey Drawer
I think it's a French government adjustment, so it'll depend on how political the situation looks.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

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

I remember it being shit.


Grimey Drawer
Slight breeze. Everyone loving paranoid after the last crosswinds.

Literally Lewis Hamilton
Feb 22, 2005



Wasnít Prudhomme in the car with the French PM?

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004
Fun Shoe
On the edge of getting some splits. They are hammering along.

Literally Lewis Hamilton
Feb 22, 2005



Goodbye breakaway, we hardly knew you

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004
Fun Shoe
https://twitter.com/laflammerouge16/status/1303301423464144896

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

Inventor of the Marmite pasty
Lol Pinot already dropped.

Literally Lewis Hamilton
Feb 22, 2005




Did he cut it with a weed whacker?

Big crash!

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

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

I remember it being shit.


Grimey Drawer
Rip that guy.

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Literally Lewis Hamilton
Feb 22, 2005



Some big gaps opening up now.

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