Carlo Algatrensig

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Re: Saint-Flour > Albi Stage 10 - 217,5 km
« on: July 15, 2019, 21:54 »
I guess crosswinds is more of a team thing, but it was Alaphilippe that initiated the decisive attack. Alaphilippe is both french and the more flamboyant personality and also extremely visible in his #yellow but I don't think he has GC ambitions for real: what he did today was very beneficial for the also very ambitious #quickstep teammate: Enric Más. Before the race, he said his ambitions were "GC podium" (and that's the humble option, it is reasonably open that he really will try to win the whole thing, even if no-one else believes he can do that). So how can he be serious about that?

Starting with the #yellow as a your domestique, how about blowing the field to pieces on a flat stage and putting 1 minute and 40 seconds in the timebank relative to #ef Uran, #fdj Pinot, #astana Fuglsang, #trek Richie Porte? That is a very good start for such an ambitious plan. He'll have to deal with #ineos later but he really couldn't hope for more at the first rest day.

Hats off to #quickstep Quickstep for making the race!

Mas is definitely one of the people still left in a position to challenge for the win. At last years Vuelta he finished the race strongly to take second so if he holds his form again in this race he might be the one who pushes the INEOS pair closest
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