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Professional Cycling => Tour de France 2021 => Topic started by: Leadbelly on February 04, 2021, 08:51

Title: Tour 2021 General Discussion
Post by: Leadbelly on February 04, 2021, 08:51
#ineos

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/bernal-targets-giro-ditalia-as-ineos-send-thomas-geoghegan-hart-carapaz-to-tour-de-france/

Thomas
Carapaz
TGH

with Richie Porte, Laurens De Plus, Michał Kwiatkowski, Jonathan Castroviejo, Luke Rowe, and Rohan Dennis all in contention for the other spots. Van Baarle a bit unlucky not to be in the list I feel.
Title: Re: Tour 2021 General Discussion
Post by: Joelsim on February 04, 2021, 11:27
DVB needs to be fresh for the Tour De Wallonie!
Title: Re: Tour 2021 General Discussion
Post by: Leadbelly on February 04, 2021, 17:47
https://twitter.com/LeTour/status/1357383592922537989

Wildcards to  #bbhotels #arkea #total
Title: Re: Tour 2021 General Discussion
Post by: Leadbelly on June 15, 2021, 19:57
 #bora

https://twitter.com/Cyclingnewsfeed/status/1404737729330548736

Peter Sagan
Wilco Kelderman
Emanuel Buchmann
Daniel Oss
Nils Politt
Lukas Pöstlberger
Patrick Konrad
Ide Schelling

No sign of Ackermann.
Title: Re: Tour 2021 General Discussion
Post by: Leadbelly on June 18, 2021, 20:12
#bahrain

https://twitter.com/BHRVictorious/status/1405937931345448966

We would have been even more excited to have seen Mader and Padun in the selection. Poels and Teuns haven't exactly had great seasons.
Title: Re: Tour 2021 General Discussion
Post by: search on June 18, 2021, 20:13
not really, yeah, but already before the Giro Bilbao said that he'd be more focused on a GC result in the Tour, so I guess he may be their best shot
Title: Re: Tour 2021 General Discussion
Post by: AG on June 19, 2021, 12:41
The Ackerman one is an interesting one.  He is mega peeed because apparantly 'he was promised he would go to the Tour for the next 3 years'.   The fact that he hasnt won a race this year, and lost to Cav (who is not going to the Tour as DQS have a better opetion) doesnt seem to occu to him ....
Title: Re: Tour 2021 General Discussion
Post by: Leadbelly on June 19, 2021, 20:09
You can understand him being angry (with his team, with himself and with his legs etc), but he must have realised there is always a hidden asterisk in statements like "You will get to ride the Tour next year*"

* as long as you don't become rubbish
Title: Re: Tour 2021 General Discussion
Post by: Leadbelly on June 19, 2021, 20:20
#qhubeka

https://teamqhubeka.com/dlamini-makes-history-as-team-qhubeka-assos-name-tour-de-france-line-up

Simon Clarke – Australia
Michael Gogl – Austria
Victor Campenaerts – Belgium
Max Walscheid – Germany
Sean Bennett – USA
Nic Dlamini – South Africa
Sergio Henao – Colombia
Fabio Aru – Italy

Tbh I was expecting Nizzolo to be riding here. Not sure if there's a known reason why he's not. Maybe he's said he will be leaving at the end of the season.
Title: Re: Tour 2021 General Discussion
Post by: Mellow Velo on June 21, 2021, 15:06
 Well, knock me down with a feather, the dream lives on. Bennett out, Cavendish in.

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/mark-cavendish-in-for-sam-bennett-as-deceuninck-quickstep-alter-tour-de-france-team/
Title: Re: Tour 2021 General Discussion
Post by: AG on June 22, 2021, 02:38
Bennett out

Pat NOT even a tiny bit happy with Bennett.   burning bridges there....

https://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/article/2021/06/22/cavendish-takes-place-injured-bennett-last-minute-deceuninck-swap?fbclid=IwAR1pYxHGA7bR8HU5GdYT9DEN3sSkHBV92grvmqylsHCqNrBWjCQEwH4NxYQ
Title: Re: Tour 2021 General Discussion
Post by: LukasCPH on June 22, 2021, 11:15
Bennett out

Pat NOT even a tiny bit happy with Bennett.   burning bridges there....

https://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/article/2021/06/22/cavendish-takes-place-injured-bennett-last-minute-deceuninck-swap?fbclid=IwAR1pYxHGA7bR8HU5GdYT9DEN3sSkHBV92grvmqylsHCqNrBWjCQEwH4NxYQ
Bennett is off to another team. Pat is being Pat.