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Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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Let's hope so. There will be a lot of riders desperate to get in the break today so hopefully we'll get some action.

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Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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Feels Villeneuve posted:

I might get proven wrong in two weeks but fundamentally I don't think this is really weirder than Classics Rider Geraint Thomas or Dogshit Young Rider Chris Froome out climbing everyone and then smashing everyone but Tom D in a TT
So what you’re saying is that it is very weird.

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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So you’re saying that Team Sky were doped to the gills? If that’s what you’re saying then I agree. Fully.

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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Brutal.

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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All in all: a great tour. After a nightmarish decade that’s not bad. Not bad at all.

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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I believe they tested for PEDs during the 2017 Tour de France (Fabio Aru set the previous record during stage 5).


Edit: mr slow signing off

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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Marginal gains are truly powerful.

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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Reminder that “Big” Tejay was on the start list (cannot confirm because I never saw him).

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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paddyboat posted:

my theory is Ricky Carapaz slipped Froome a mickey and will do the same to every other gringo that gets in his way
The old bidon switcheroo?

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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Smirr posted:

Man, Brugge-De Panne looked fun (to watch):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ynFgJ_ChZ8

It's probably not all that fun to get blown into a drainage ditch
Big fan of Hofstetter's elbow flick after he's been dropped: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ynFgJ_ChZ8#t=114s

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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Any tasty streams out there?

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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An Ineos rider doing better than expected.


Normal.

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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How many laptops have died in the process of “developing” these riders?

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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That was quick.

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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Is it time to turn on the telly yet?

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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Smirr posted:

What I want to know is: what is Warren Barguil even doing in this (besides having mechanicals and crashing)? Like, what's the end game
Fun.

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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RIP Wout.

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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Feels Villeneuve posted:

asgreen really should be sitting, his best shot is if WVA bridges so VDP actually has someone to mark
Perhaps, but that quickly ends with him in third instead of second.

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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Very nice indeed.

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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serious gaylord posted:

I expect there will be an update to the rulebook at the end of this season about minimum width to the bars too.
Good.

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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Perfection.

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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Primoz :(

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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These tiny sprinters just can’t stay upright.

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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I don’t think he’ll make it unfortunately.

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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FFS

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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You just know he’ll end up at Ineos soon enough and I will be livid when it happens.

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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I hope you’re right and that that is enough.

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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The Swervy Manxman.

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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Yes he is.

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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I thought this would be Froome’s stage so I’m a little bit disappointed.

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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Unfortunately missed the first part of the race. Where’s Big Froome?

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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Did I just miss a thermonuclear attack from the Pog? Made some coffee and came back to see him all alone.

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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Jesus, I need to improve my watching. I’ve missed all the good stuff today.

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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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.

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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Nairoman dropped?!

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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Nice five second attack from Carapaz.

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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Yeah that was what it looked like. Carapaz almost stopped while Pog just kept going at more or less the same pace and then gapped them all.

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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It is not easy to age gracefully.

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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Smirr posted:

Ah gently caress, double Ventoux is tomorrow already? I can't even watch it at work then :qq: For some reason I thought it would be on Thursday

Call in sick.

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Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

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Lil Kenny seems to be on the limit.

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