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paddyboat
Feb 20, 2013

Maxi, Maxi Rodriguez
Run down the wing for me

“Why won’t these idiots pull me up to Yates??!”

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Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Fun Shoe

paddyboat posted:

“Why won’t these idiots pull me up to Yates??!”

"Maybe if I do the 'rotate' gesture?!"

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007
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peanut- posted:

I enjoyed Big Tom winning last year but he's seemed super conservative this time round

He's done nothing different to last year really. The difference is the strongest climber isnt a negative defensive baby like Quintana and is actually making attacks that last more than 30 seconds before sitting up.

StarkingBarfish
Jun 25, 2006

Novus Ordo Seclorum


How the balls is yates looking so strong after yesterday? Jesus.

paddyboat
Feb 20, 2013

Maxi, Maxi Rodriguez
Run down the wing for me

Smirr posted:

"Maybe if I do the 'rotate' gesture?!"

“Bleep bloop, please set your bikes to 469w, let’s roll.”

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007
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Reminder that Dumoulin would have lost the Giro doing this exact thing last year if it wasnt for Bob Jungles helping him bring back an attack like this.

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Grimey Drawer

serious gaylord posted:

He's done nothing different to last year really. The difference is the strongest climber isnt a negative defensive baby like Quintana and is actually making attacks that last more than 30 seconds before sitting up.

At least he had big rides after the making GBS threads incidents.

This whining that people aren't working to get him up to Yates when he's barely put his nose in the wind is kind of pathetic.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

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

I remember it being shit.


Grimey Drawer

StarkingBarfish posted:

How the balls is yates looking so strong after yesterday? Jesus.

British Cycling need to take the heat off Sky by spreading the wealth.

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



dumolain goes pop

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Fun Shoe

omfg they dropped dumoulin lol

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007
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Dumoulin might be off the podium with 3 more mountain stages like this.

paddyboat
Feb 20, 2013

Maxi, Maxi Rodriguez
Run down the wing for me

Lmao nice try

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

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

I remember it being shit.


Grimey Drawer

Pozzovivo could be winning big here.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007
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goatface posted:

Pozzovivo could be winning big here.

He'll ship 5 minutes on Tuesday tbf.

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Fun Shoe

lol just lol at the second group

e: oh my GOD they hosed around so much dumoulin came back in, lmao

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007
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Smirr posted:

lol just lol at the second group

e: oh my GOD they hosed around so much dumoulin came back in, lmao

See this is how Dumoulin won last year.

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



haha. they fannied about so much tommy got back on

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



froome dropped by he third group too.

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Fun Shoe

He even got (some) bonus seconds, lol

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007
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Never forget Pinots impressive power to gently caress something up.

paddyboat
Feb 20, 2013

Maxi, Maxi Rodriguez
Run down the wing for me

Straight to doping control with you Simon

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Grimey Drawer

serious gaylord posted:

Never forget Pinots impressive power to gently caress something up.

Seriously what the gently caress were they doing.

StarkingBarfish
Jun 25, 2006

Novus Ordo Seclorum


this giro is good.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

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

I remember it being shit.


Grimey Drawer

Too many idiots wanting to do track stands rather than chase themselves.

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Fun Shoe

I could watch that clip of Poels setting the pace up front as Froome drops position by position all day

Skarsnik
Oct 21, 2008

I...AM...RUUUDE!



Slippery Tilde

Missed the whole thing, but another win? He's on fire

Rojkir
Jun 26, 2007

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


Not normal how good Yates is

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007
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Tbf hes really only facing Pinot and Pozzovivo for the Giro on full form. Dumoulin, Aru and Froome are all going to race the tour too so came in not fully fit.

LoudPipesSaveLives
Apr 30, 2007

Make a shit-load of noise, not war.

Aru is poo poo anyway.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him


HappyCamperGL posted:

haha. they fannied about so much tommy got back on

lol

HappyCamperGL posted:

froome dropped by he third group too.

and even more lol

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007
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Seriously its like they learnt nothing from last year about Dumoulin. If you attack he wont chase you, he'll just sit and stare at his power meter until he catches up because everyone else is more concerned about their 2nd place than pushing on. Then theres Yates whos just like 'whatever bye'.

Rojkir
Jun 26, 2007

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


You have to be good enough to do that though, both physically and mentally. I don't think Quintana and nibbles were that good last year. Yates clearly is, he's in a great mindset, only thinking about the current stage.
I give Dumoulin major points for even coming back this year, he faces much broader opposition on a far less suitable (for him) course. In interviews he professes he just thinks the giro is far more exciting than the tour, and his choices only confirm that. Giro is emotion, tour is reason, he feels he should do giro. Also tour is not a goal for him only if he feels he recovers enough and in time.

StarkingBarfish
Jun 25, 2006

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Lol:

His directeur sportif at Mitchelton-Scott, Matt White, put it differently: “We’re going to take a kicking from one of the best time triallists in the world.”

Not sure you want to be that honest tbh.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

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

I remember it being shit.


Grimey Drawer

Nah, that's just being pragmatic.

vikingstrike
Sep 23, 2007

whats happening, captain

Also down playing your ability if you think you can exceed what Tom expects isn’t a terrible strategy

Skarsnik
Oct 21, 2008

I...AM...RUUUDE!



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He's not nearly as bad a TTist as they are making out, we're not talking quintana level of badness here

Vando
Oct 26, 2007

I want to be one of
those madmen


I reckon he'll be shipping 1.5-2mins to Dumoulin on Tuesday, but it seems like on current pace he'll be able to defend any losses on the remaining mountains unless he blows up spectacularly this week

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Fun Shoe

Vando posted:

I reckon he'll be shipping 1.5-2mins to Dumoulin on Tuesday, but it seems like on current pace he'll be able to defend any losses on the remaining mountains unless he blows up spectacularly this week

Yeah, I agree with this. If he keeps even remotely close to his current form, the TT won't matter one bit. There's still three mountain stages coming up.

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Skarsnik
Oct 21, 2008

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