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Re: [2.HC] Tour of Utah
« Reply #30 on: August 05, 2017, 19:21 »
Don't have time to go into detail now, but there was quite a bit of car drafting going on yesterday after crashes and when I say quite a bit, I mean laughable amounts. Carpenter, Bookwalter and stage winner McCabe all guilty. Will we see penalties?

No fines or penalties for those mentioned above, but Novo Nordisk are naughty boys.



Carpenter has decided to DNS today's stage anyway.

https://twitter.com/RobinmCarpenter/status/893888320924639232
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    Re: [2.HC] Tour of Utah
    « Reply #31 on: August 06, 2017, 07:29 »
    https://twitter.com/wcstats/status/893956306217971712

    Most of the excitement came before the final climb. Bookwalter and Eisenhart attacked on the descent from American Fork Canyon and with some help from team mates (Frankiny, Magner, Companioni and Bohli) they got a gap of not far off a minute back to the peloton. Rally looked to be struggling, but then Caja decided to help (Butler ended up 9th) and the riders listed above probably weren't the ideal helpers - Carpenter, Rosskopf and Dillier might have seen a different result.

    Anyway on the final climb we didn't see any real GC attacks until close to the finish. It was only the Bardiani trio that made any serious moves from further out and although Powless made up some time, the top-4 remain in the same positions going into today's final stage.

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    Re: [2.HC] Tour of Utah
    « Reply #32 on: August 07, 2017, 07:27 »


    Turned out that they saved the best for last. Lots of attacking (quite often by the same guys) and small gaps. There wasn't any GC action, but people like Stinky Carl, Senni, Halilaj, Sterbini etc made for an exciting finish.

    So how about a Worlds in Salt Lake City? If they wanted to make it tougher there are steeper streets nearby (see the 2015 finish), good crowds yesterday and there was a nice contrast between urban and park sections on the course.



    https://twitter.com/cyclingtips/status/894360191944228864

    Big win for Rally.

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    Re: [2.HC] Tour of Utah
    « Reply #33 on: August 08, 2017, 12:48 »
    So how about a Worlds in Salt Lake City? If they wanted to make it tougher there are steeper streets nearby (see the 2015 finish), good crowds yesterday and there was a nice contrast between urban and park sections on the course.
    I love the idea! :D
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