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Post by ChrisW » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:22 pm

Another win for Thomas.
Tom D 2nd again.
Is Frrome going to win?

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Post by Skewball » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:24 pm

ChrisW wrote:Another win for Thomas.
Tom D 2nd again.
Is Frrome going to win?
Based on what Frome did in Italy there is no way I would bet against him yet.

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Post by ssjsa » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:37 pm

Froome now evens from 4/6, with Thomas moving in to 6/4.

Have put a sizeable bet(for me) on Froome as Team Sky are going to want him to win.
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Post by DavidOwen67 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:47 pm

Great stage today.

Harsh on Nibali. Police bike had to slow due to the smoke from dicks with flares.

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Post by Ginge » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:50 pm

Thomas isn't going to blow up like Yates did a couple of months ago. Hopefully will come down to the time trial on the penultimate day.

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Post by DavidOwen67 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:55 pm

Ginge wrote:Thomas isn't going to blow up like Yates did a couple of months ago. Hopefully will come down to the time trial on the penultimate day.
G was brilliant. But I think he will blow.

Even said in the interview that "Froomey knows how to ride 3 weeks." He came across well though.
"Can we go to Paris now?"
Want him to win the whole thing.

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Post by Ginge » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:57 pm

DavidOwen67 wrote:
Ginge wrote:Thomas isn't going to blow up like Yates did a couple of months ago. Hopefully will come down to the time trial on the penultimate day.
G was brilliant. But I think he will blow.

Even said in the interview that "Froomey knows how to ride 3 weeks." He came across well though.
"Can we go to Paris now?"
Want him to win the whole thing.
Didn't Yates lose 37 minutes or something ridiculous in that state Froome went nuts in at the Giro? He totally lost it.

Will be a case of Froome turning it on rather than Thomas blowing up, imo.

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Post by Skewball » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:00 pm

Ginge wrote:
DavidOwen67 wrote:
Ginge wrote:Thomas isn't going to blow up like Yates did a couple of months ago. Hopefully will come down to the time trial on the penultimate day.
G was brilliant. But I think he will blow.

Even said in the interview that "Froomey knows how to ride 3 weeks." He came across well though.
"Can we go to Paris now?"
Want him to win the whole thing.
Didn't Yates lose 37 minutes or something ridiculous in that state Froome went nuts in at the Giro? He totally lost it.

Will be a case of Froome turning it on rather than Thomas blowing up, imo.
Yates lost it big time but he would have been well behind even if stayed in the maon peloton , Frome killed it.

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Post by DavidOwen67 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:02 pm

Yates looked unbeatable for 2 weeks. Won 2 stages like G.
Legs went the 3rd week. Suspect that will happen in the Pyrenees.

The Tourmalet stage and the hilly TT will be massive.

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Post by DavidOwen67 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:04 pm

Skewball wrote:
Ginge wrote:
DavidOwen67 wrote:
Ginge wrote:Thomas isn't going to blow up like Yates did a couple of months ago. Hopefully will come down to the time trial on the penultimate day.
G was brilliant. But I think he will blow.

Even said in the interview that "Froomey knows how to ride 3 weeks." He came across well though.
"Can we go to Paris now?"
Want him to win the whole thing.
Didn't Yates lose 37 minutes or something ridiculous in that state Froome went nuts in at the Giro? He totally lost it.

Will be a case of Froome turning it on rather than Thomas blowing up, imo.
Yates lost it big time but he would have been well behind even if stayed in the maon peloton , Frome killed it.
There's a great BBC article about the Sky plans on that stage. Every member of the crew was on the course with gels and feeds for Froome at strategic points. Like an F1 pit crew, they made a massive difference that day. Brilliant tactics.

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Post by Zapp Brannigan » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:29 pm

Froome looked to struggle a bit today. The Froome of a few years back would have kicked on and won the stage, today he got caught each time

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Post by ChrisW » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:01 pm

DavidOwen67 wrote:
Skewball wrote:
Ginge wrote:
DavidOwen67 wrote:
Ginge wrote:Thomas isn't going to blow up like Yates did a couple of months ago. Hopefully will come down to the time trial on the penultimate day.
G was brilliant. But I think he will blow.

Even said in the interview that "Froomey knows how to ride 3 weeks." He came across well though.
"Can we go to Paris now?"
Want him to win the whole thing.
Didn't Yates lose 37 minutes or something ridiculous in that state Froome went nuts in at the Giro? He totally lost it.

Will be a case of Froome turning it on rather than Thomas blowing up, imo.
Yates lost it big time but he would have been well behind even if stayed in the maon peloton , Frome killed it.
There's a great BBC article about the Sky plans on that stage. Every member of the crew was on the course with gels and feeds for Froome at strategic points. Like an F1 pit crew, they made a massive difference that day. Brilliant tactics.
And for every one there is a fan throwing piss over him.

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Post by DavidOwen67 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:08 pm

ChrisW wrote:
DavidOwen67 wrote:
Skewball wrote:
Ginge wrote:
DavidOwen67 wrote: G was brilliant. But I think he will blow.

Even said in the interview that "Froomey knows how to ride 3 weeks." He came across well though.
"Can we go to Paris now?"
Want him to win the whole thing.
Didn't Yates lose 37 minutes or something ridiculous in that state Froome went nuts in at the Giro? He totally lost it.

Will be a case of Froome turning it on rather than Thomas blowing up, imo.
Yates lost it big time but he would have been well behind even if stayed in the maon peloton , Frome killed it.
There's a great BBC article about the Sky plans on that stage. Every member of the crew was on the course with gels and feeds for Froome at strategic points. Like an F1 pit crew, they made a massive difference that day. Brilliant tactics.
And for every one there is a fan throwing piss over him.
PDC cycling fans?

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Post by ssjsa » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:11 pm

ChrisW wrote:
DavidOwen67 wrote:
Skewball wrote:
Ginge wrote:
DavidOwen67 wrote: G was brilliant. But I think he will blow.

Even said in the interview that "Froomey knows how to ride 3 weeks." He came across well though.
"Can we go to Paris now?"
Want him to win the whole thing.
Didn't Yates lose 37 minutes or something ridiculous in that state Froome went nuts in at the Giro? He totally lost it.

Will be a case of Froome turning it on rather than Thomas blowing up, imo.
Yates lost it big time but he would have been well behind even if stayed in the maon peloton , Frome killed it.
There's a great BBC article about the Sky plans on that stage. Every member of the crew was on the course with gels and feeds for Froome at strategic points. Like an F1 pit crew, they made a massive difference that day. Brilliant tactics.
And for every one there is a fan throwing piss over him.
You're sounding like Rout commenting on a make believe PL night. :darts
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Post by ChrisW » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:28 pm

ssjsa wrote:
ChrisW wrote:
DavidOwen67 wrote:
Skewball wrote:
Ginge wrote:Didn't Yates lose 37 minutes or something ridiculous in that state Froome went nuts in at the Giro? He totally lost it.

Will be a case of Froome turning it on rather than Thomas blowing up, imo.
Yates lost it big time but he would have been well behind even if stayed in the maon peloton , Frome killed it.
There's a great BBC article about the Sky plans on that stage. Every member of the crew was on the course with gels and feeds for Froome at strategic points. Like an F1 pit crew, they made a massive difference that day. Brilliant tactics.
And for every one there is a fan throwing piss over him.
You're sounding like Rout commenting on a make believe PL night. :darts
Was pretty poor the constant booing up the Huez.

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Post by DavidOwen67 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:17 pm

ChrisW wrote: Was pretty poor the constant booing up the Huez.
Part of the problem is similar to the PDC.

Race organisers have been advertising with shots of bad behaviour and flares to encourage a "party atmosphere" leading to this increase in badness at the roadside.

They only have themselves to blame.

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Post by ChrisW » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:12 pm

DavidOwen67 wrote:
ChrisW wrote: Was pretty poor the constant booing up the Huez.
Part of the problem is similar to the PDC.

Race organisers have been advertising with shots of bad behaviour and flares to encourage a "party atmosphere" leading to this increase in badness at the roadside.

They only have themselves to blame.
Rubbish!

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Post by ChrisW » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:30 am

Stage 14 today fancy Dumoulin to win the stage.

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Post by DavidOwen67 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:46 pm

It's hilly and punchy. He might as well have a go. The TT isn't for another week.

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Re: TDF 2018

Post by ChrisW » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:18 pm

Stage 15 Millau > Carcassonne
181,5 KM
Cat 3 Cat 2 Cat 1
41k downhill to finish.

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