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serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Landa is gonna try and bridge to the break I think.

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HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



free landa!

MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

Ask me about my calm and reasonable opinions on cycling!

I am in no way a zealot about cycling!

Cycling helmets are ABSOLUTE HARAM!


goatface posted:

Julian has been swapping and fiddling with bikes a lot this tour. He's obviously not getting on with some aspect of the current set-up.

He's in terrible form and just keeps trying bike changes in case it helps. Remember how the other day he said he thought he had a mechanical but it turned out he just didn't have anything in his legs?

peanut- posted:

If Eurosport let Wiggins be a co-commentator regularly I'm gonna have to start finding a foreign language channel to watch this poo poo on

WIGGINS ALERT

"Uh, this is a bike race and... hmm. They want to ride fast on their bike by pushing on the pedals"

WIGGINS ALERT

He also thought that Carapaz was from Panama and that Sammy B was British

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

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

I remember it being shit.



Grimey Drawer

Is this a proper suicide shift? He could burn out completely if he keeps this up.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Wiggins has an awful habit of talking over the other guys and interrupting them and you can hear Brian Smith getting angrier and angrier with him.

Also Colbrelli stopping after 5km just for Poels to take it up.

They are def trying to move up the GC. People also saying they got an absolute rocket over their performances so far so it could be a 'gently caress you all get on the front' style that happened to Garmin a few years back.

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

RIP Sonny

Good on them for trying but I feel like Bahrain are going to burn their entire team then 5 guys in yellow are just going to emerge from behind them

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

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

I remember it being shit.



Grimey Drawer

Swung off and practically went into a track stand.

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

Can Wout drop Wout

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

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

I remember it being shit.



Grimey Drawer

Is Aru still in this race?

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



mike snow abandoned. rip.

goatface posted:

Is Aru still in this race?

no. he pulled out like stage nine.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


goatface posted:

Is Aru still in this race?

He quit first hilly stage. His DS said his heads gone and his mind quits before the legs do.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

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

I remember it being shit.



Grimey Drawer

About 1/4 of that group is LJ.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


time for a goat track

paddyboat
Feb 20, 2013

Maxi, Maxi Rodriguez
Run down the wing for me

I hope sweet julian gets his mojo back

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

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

I remember it being shit.



Grimey Drawer

Carrying Wout to near the top so he can mountain bike them the rest of the way.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


18% for the last 400m or something I heard?

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:

18% for the last 400m or something I heard?

Yeah I think two sections of ramps, one bit of 20%.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


With the gradient today there is a chance of absolutely huge gaps, but I just dont see it effecting the top 2.

All in for Pog tho since hes 100% going to give it a go anyway.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


the biggest problem from what i've heard is that it's really inconsistent past Meribel, making it really hard to climb in any sort of rhythm

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Feels Villeneuve posted:

the biggest problem from what i've heard is that it's really inconsistent past Meribel, making it really hard to climb in any sort of rhythm

Its not a proper road is it? Like its a glorified path they built for the skiing thing.

Also cant wait for Alaphilippes massive attack then immediate crack.

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

This is pointless at the moment, not fast enough to hurt Jumbo at all

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


peanut- posted:

This is pointless at the moment, not fast enough to hurt Jumbo at all

Its Tempo pace for the good climbers, but theres still 18km to go tbf. Although I'm with Sean, this is dumb and doing Jumbos work for them.

I thought the plan on the Madeline was to bridge Landa over to the break with the speed they went up it but they didnt push on when Poels got on the front.

At the moment they're on for him launching an attack at like 3km to go.

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.



Feel like Lopez is going to try something, his man up the road isn't doing any work.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Only 5 Jumbo riders left.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

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

I remember it being shit.



Grimey Drawer

This is movistar riding for sky again.

E- do I mean movistar? Probably.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


Loving Africa Chaps posted:

Feel like Lopez is going to try something, his man up the road isn't doing any work.

gonna try to launch him to bridge to Izagurre, I think, Astana love doing that move

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


goatface posted:

This is movistar riding for sky again.

E- do I mean movistar? Probably.

Astana used to do this a lot.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

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

I remember it being shit.



Grimey Drawer

Killed off Barguil, but Wout looks calm.

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

goatface posted:

Killed off Barguil, but Wout looks calm.

Calm? He's getting a lead-out for the win here.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


about to hit the goat track

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Van Aert better than Bennett now lol

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


this is a total death turn from Bilbao

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Feels Villeneuve posted:

this is a total death turn from Bilbao

This really is a 'loving do something' day for Bahrain isn't it.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


serious gaylord posted:

This really is a 'loving do something' day for Bahrain isn't it.

I don't think they'd do a punishment chase up the final climb, it's definitely them trying to shell Jumbo's train

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Van Aert confirmed the 16th best climber in the tour.

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

They finally killed Wout

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Bilbao pissing lactic right now.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

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

I remember it being shit.



Grimey Drawer

loving hell, he finally died.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


Laurent Jalabert namedrop, speaking of absurdly, suspiciously amazing all rounders.


It's hard to find good data but his winning climb to Mende is apparently one of the most ridiculous climbs numerically speaking of that EPO era

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serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Carapaz has been absolutely flying up the last few KM. Very very cruel that hes not winning this stage.

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