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Re: Stage 17: Bagneres-de-Luchon - Col du Portet
« on: July 26, 2018, 09:35 »
yeah, I agree. No need of stages this short - and especially not as the queen stage

The good people of velofacts had a look into Demare's GPS data to calculate his relative gap to the front, progressing with the race btw:



https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rhpS4-TuP0I-Ff0-SIAxi-qqFwcAdbTafeoxsswkhh4/edit#gid=0

at first look, there seem to have been the occasional sticky bottle involved (and one or the other push from a spectator - at some points you can see him speeding up quite a bit with steeper gradients), but from the data there's nothing totally out of line visible.

edit: this was confirmed by some journalists doing a broomwagon feature. They said he didn't get excessive help from the FDJ car. Also Greipel offered his apologies now:

https://twitter.com/AndreGreipel/status/1022356666581438464

but wasnt the tweet in relation to stage 16?   

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