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Stage 17: Pont du Gard > Gap
« on: July 20, 2019, 18:36 »
 :D What did somebody say? The Alaphillipe shaped stages were done? Not quite - at least - looking at the profile!



If he is still in #yellow, I would not expect him to look for a win today. He should stay in the wheels and save what he can now. More kitchen sinks will be raining down soon.
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    Re: Stage 17: Pont du Gard > Gap
    « Reply #1 on: July 23, 2019, 21:39 »
    The Tour has visited Gap several times over the past years, but as far as I can see, the last time they did the Col de la Sentinelle before was in 2006:





    So back then the breakaway just made it - I guess it will be by a bigger margin this time. And in the video, both the ascent as well as the descent look unlikely to be challenging enough for any gc action
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    Re: Stage 17: Pont du Gard > Gap
    « Reply #2 on: July 23, 2019, 21:49 »
    Nice look at names of the past
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    Re: Stage 17: Pont du Gard > Gap
    « Reply #3 on: July 24, 2019, 04:22 »
    The Tour has visited Gap several times over the past years, but as far as I can see, the last time they did the Col de la Sentinelle before was in 2006

    Vande Velde attacking under the final km banner!  :o

    When did that ever happen? :slow

    Keeping those two breakaway riders honest right to the end. As far as Liggett was concerned though, it was Jens Voigt...until it was Frank Schleck...until it was CVV.
     :lol
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    Re: Stage 17: Pont du Gard > Gap
    « Reply #4 on: July 24, 2019, 06:05 »
    :D What did somebody say? The Alaphillipe shaped stages were done? Not quite - at least - looking at the profile!

    I do not see him losing time before maybe on stage 19. And he could even keep with the favorites on that one. Stage 20 will however be close to impossible to keep up with the best on.

    Is Pinot the favorite? As weird as that sounds
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    Re: Stage 17: Pont du Gard > Gap
    « Reply #5 on: July 24, 2019, 16:01 »
    I do not see him losing time before maybe on stage 19. And he could even keep with the favorites on that one. Stage 20 will however be close to impossible to keep up with the best on.

    Is Pinot the favorite? As weird as that sounds

    Pinot the favorite? At this point, considering what we saw in the Pyrenees, in my opinion, yes. He is stronger in the mountains, and he has at least one teammate who makes the cut. Ineos and Geraint are coming in 2nd best, imho.

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    . . .

    So back then the breakaway just made it - I guess it will be by a bigger margin this time. And in the video, both the ascent as well as the descent look unlikely to be challenging enough for any gc action

    :lol - got that right! 18 min at the moment!
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    Re: Stage 17: Pont du Gard > Gap
    « Reply #6 on: July 24, 2019, 18:38 »
    Race jury have booted both Martin and Rowe off the race.
    Some talk that Martin retaliated after Rowe cut up Kruijswijk.
    Obviously both teams were engaged in the rarely seen battle to be first onto a climb. :s
    Imagine Flanders if that decision was the norm. :fp


    https://www.eurosport.co.uk/cycling/tour-de-france/2019/tour-de-france-2019-news-luke-rowe-and-tony-martin-both-expelled-from-tour-after-clash_sto7386718/story.shtml
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    Re: Stage 17: Pont du Gard > Gap
    « Reply #7 on: July 24, 2019, 19:13 »
     Right, here is the extended version. Ignore outraged header and judge for yourselves what kicked it all off.
    Watch closely. I will be award points. :D

    https://twitter.com/kd2357/status/1154080597146554369
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    Re: Stage 17: Pont du Gard > Gap
    « Reply #9 on: July 24, 2019, 23:39 »
    re: Rowe and Martin - thanks for "the other side" - mostly I saw the clips of Tony cutting off Rowe.
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    Re: Stage 17: Pont du Gard > Gap
    « Reply #10 on: July 25, 2019, 00:46 »
    the incidents do seem on the milder side - and given the heat and tensions it does seem like a harsh punishment.

    On the other hand though - with stuff like this, their is a significant potential for immense harm if one of them causes a crash.  I can totally understand the jury's decision.  The sport is dangerous enough without having 2 road captains doing stuff deliberately to another rider.

    so overall, I will support the decision of the race jury on this one. 
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    Re: Stage 17: Pont du Gard > Gap
    « Reply #11 on: July 25, 2019, 04:33 »
    I've been mostly disappointed with much of Velon's content for this year's Tour, but this is one of their better efforts, with a nice little recap of the various leader's jersey at the end of the clip.
    https://twitter.com/VelonCC/status/1154090776260960257



    Also, a lively post-race discussion here from NBC with Wiggins. Not sure if it's geo-restricted or not.

    https://www.nbcsports.com/video/2019-tour-de-france-bradley-wiggins-predicts-race-winner

    Summary:
    Wiggins has his money on "G."
    Horner still has faith in Alaphilippe.
    Vande Velde puts his stock in Pinot.


    Buchmann, Kruijswijk and Bernal getting honorable mentons too, though. This really is anybody's race, and that's why it may very well go down as one of the best in the past twenty years. 
     :cool
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    Re: Stage 17: Pont du Gard > Gap
    « Reply #12 on: July 29, 2019, 11:57 »
    Right, here is the extended version. Ignore outraged header and judge for yourselves what kicked it all off.
    Watch closely. I will be award points. :D

    https://twitter.com/kd2357/status/1154080597146554369

    Really quite cross at EuroSport and ITV4 for not showing this, only showing the opening seconds that reflected badly on Martin, and fuelling the "it is unjust to punish the British rider on a British team" subtext.  (If it turns out that they did show a fuller version at some time when I wasn't watching, then I retract)
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