Tour De France 2019

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Killcrop, May 22, 2019.

  1. skhan007

    skhan007 Supporting Member

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    Happy to see Bardet back to his true form. A bit late in the TDF and no podium in sight, but a valiant effort today!

    I suspect things are going to be awkward at the Ineos team dinner tonight, however.
     
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    Betting against Sagan was always a bit of a long shot!
    To be honest, I’ll be happy with 1 out of 4
     
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    I was super disappointed to see Wout van Aert go down and leave the race...that guy was showing up big in the Tour and I really wanted to see how he'd finish.

    Been a really fun and unpredictable TdF so far.
     
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    Movistar. That was interesting. I recall T Mobile pulling a similar move on Vino.
     
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  5. skhan007

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    That Mikel Landa interview after yesterday's stage was priceless and telling: "Will you be supporting Nairo Quintana tomorrow?" Dead silence/Crickets.

    Absolutely heartbreaking to see Pinot today!! I'm totally bummed. :(:(:(:(:(:(
     
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    He was an animator this year. Gutted to see him leave like that.

    Today looks like it is breaking some people.
     
  7. Terry Hayes

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    The stage has been called due to bad weather ahead (hail and partly snow covered roads)!!!!

    They will take the riders times at the summit of the Col de l'Iseran.
     
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    UGH. So they are ending it at the top of the climb?

    Really stinks because the Yellow jersey was going to lose more time on the final climb to the top.
     
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    Wow, what a crazy day. Most likely the right call. It's a shame they weren't able to make the decision on the climb.
     
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    He hasn't finished half of the Tours he has been in now. 6 of 12.
     
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    So what is this doing to the standings?

    Will Bernal have the yellow... he absolutely deserves it...

    I'm seriously bummed, but weather... I really wanted to see it play out.
     
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    I just saw new footage of the road up ahead. The road was essentially impassable. While it will help some and hurt others, it was the only decison that could have been made.
     
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    Looks like a change in yellow, indeed.
     
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  14. Terry Hayes

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    If Alaphillipe can maintain tomorrow, he will go into Sunday about 35 seconds behind Bernal. Will Sunday turn into a spring classic style stage?
     
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    I believe he will lose more time tomorrow. He was saved some more time today by not having to do the final climb.
     
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    Crazy stage.
     
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    Just saw some footage of a small landslide just ahead of where the race was stopped! Rubble, snow and soil just pouring onto the road. Good on the race organizers to neutralize the stage.
     
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    Had to be done, was really enjoying the way things were shaping up but if the road's not safe then it's the right decision
     
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  19. Terry Hayes

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    He could also have re-grouped today since the final climb was only a category 1 with a flat finish. So it isn't inconceivable that Alaphilippe could have caught the Geraint Thomas group on the descent from L'Iseran and not lost any further time to Bernal. But we will never know.
     
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    Agreed- I bet he would've made time on the descents. He's been descending like a mad man and is quite good at it.
     

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