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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2019, 04:49:21 am »
Stage 8 was a real classic bike race, definitely worth catching.


Yep, incredible riding from De Gendt. There's been a lot of good racing this year.
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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2019, 09:05:32 pm »
Stage 8 was a real classic bike race, definitely worth catching.


Yep, incredible riding from De Gendt. There's been a lot of good racing this year.

More proof of that, stage 10 expected to be a mundane one before the rest day, yet it blows up in the last 35 km and the top ten places are shook up; Pinot 3rd to 11th, Bennet from 4th to 27th, also R.Port loses amongst others.

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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2019, 02:31:45 am »
Fuglsang :(

One of stages I thought would end in a bunch sprint so skipped it.
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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2019, 05:52:11 am »
Great racing in La Course, heartbreaking to see Spratt getting overtaken on the final hill by Vos after a long solo ride. But the Dutchman was just too strong also beating the Danish hope Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig who gave a great post race interview: "She's riding so fucking fast, she's awesome."
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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2019, 07:23:11 am »
Great racing in La Course, heartbreaking to see Spratt getting overtaken on the final hill by Vos after a long solo ride. But the Dutchman was just too strong also beating the Danish hope Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig who gave a great post race interview: "She's riding so fucking fast, she's awesome."

 :cool:

Nice race.
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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2019, 07:27:35 am »
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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2019, 05:19:36 pm »
Very interesting stage 13 in the Pyrenees today.

The defending champion, Geraint Thomas faded on the final slopes of the Tormolay (sp) , losing 30 seconds to julian Alaphilippe, who despite the predictions managed the big climb with some comfort finishing in first three.

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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2019, 05:42:30 pm »
Thomas had his training interrupted.  When it came time to keep up the high effort he faltered.  Alaphilippe thought that he himself had used up too much in the time trial, but it looks like Thomas is running on a not full tank at the moment.  It could change, this thing is nowhere near done, but a puncheur should fade away, other big names have been close to (or have already been) cracking...will a Dutchman with this year?
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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2019, 05:46:24 pm »
Thomas had his training interrupted.  When it came time to keep up the high effort he faltered.  Alaphilippe thought that he himself had used up too much in the time trial, but it looks like Thomas is running on a not full tank at the moment.  It could change, this thing is nowhere near done, but a puncheur should fade away, other big names have been close to (or have already been) cracking...will a Dutchman with this year?

Yes, it's been a fascinating race so far and nice to have an uncertain outcome with 'sky's dominance temporarily blunted.

Pity about Quintana, he now seems to be over the hill as a contender.
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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2019, 05:48:43 pm »
Yes, it's been a fascinating race so far and nice to have an uncertain outcome with 'sky's dominance temporarily blunted.

Pity about Quintana, he now seems to be over the hill as a contender.

Well, throw out some extra steroids that Froome used for a few years and he might have won one Tour de France..
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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2019, 07:45:46 pm »
Fascinating race with arguably still five or six men still in contention for podium places.   :cool:
Now the last three stages, all Alpine mountain ones will decide everything, possibly even the green jersey if Sagan can't get over them in good time due to the heat.



The only downer today was Luke Row and Tony Martin both being disqualified from the race for a minor dust up on today's GC friendly stage.
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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2019, 10:59:26 am »
An epic stage today, well worth watching; won't spoil it by saying who won or did well.
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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #27 on: July 26, 2019, 09:50:21 am »
Crazy stage, wonderful riding on the first HC mountain then iced over road on the descent stops the race. :S
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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #28 on: July 26, 2019, 10:00:01 am »
Hail, flooded and then later a huge mudslide. Right call to stop the stage. :o

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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #29 on: July 26, 2019, 10:26:41 am »
I dunno, it would have been fun to see the racers confronted with that.  :lol:
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