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Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:28 pm
by mrlobber
Wow, attacks now left, right and center.

Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:28 pm
by Weenie

2018 PRO thread

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:31 pm
by LeDuke
Now, just imagine if Nibali hadn’t had two teammates kill themselves chasing.

Sky would have blown earlier.

Fools.


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Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:37 pm
by wingguy
Or, they’d have ridden the Roseland slower (as they were doing) and blown up further into the last climb.

Ludicrous from the Quintana/Bardet group right now though. TD, GT and CF up the road and they’re just attacking each other for what? 4th in GC ?

And again this is the amazing thing from Kwiatkowski. A rider of his calibre knowing that his job today is to ride until he blows up. And that his job tomorrow will be to ride until he blows up. And in the Pyrenees his job will be...

Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:37 pm
by maquisard
Ha, this is like Saunier Duval all over again lol

Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:38 pm
by bikewithnoname
Nice win from G there!

Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:39 pm
by TonyM
OK let's forget the Team Sky which is anyway way better than all others...


A GREAT stage from Dumoulin and Dan Martin !

Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:40 pm
by maquisard
The Welsh rider Thomas will collapse within final two weeks.

Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:42 pm
by LeDuke
Posturing and looking strong is more important than pulling back time?

I don’t know. You’d think they’d understand that working together is to their mutual benefit, but oxygen deprivation makes you do funny things.


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Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:43 pm
by TonyM
Would have expected (let's say hope) from Mikel Landa :(

Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:43 pm
by mrlobber
Wow, what a ride by Big Tom today. Assuming Thomas blows up, are we looking at the same first two places in July as they were in May???

Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:44 pm
by TonyM
maquisard wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:40 pm
The Welsh rider Thomas will collapse within final two weeks.
Humm......maybe but a Sky rider will anyway win the Tour (like the Giro, like the Vuelta)....

Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:46 pm
by TonyM
mrlobber wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:43 pm
Wow, what a ride by Big Tom today. Assuming Thomas blows up, are we looking at the same first two places in July as they were in May???
At the moment yes.
Roglic, Bardet, Quintana, etc... don't seem to be strong enough.

But in a 3 weeks race the problem is really the day-off especially if it is in the mountains....

Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:46 pm
by sychen
TonyM wrote:OK let's forget the Team Sky which is anyway way better than all others...


A GREAT stage from Dumoulin and Dan Martin !
Yup.. Sky is so far above others in organisation and execution of tactics in gc.

Dumo and Dan did really well.

I'm completely off the nairo train... So unimpressed by his reluctance to do any work in chasing froome. Doesn't ride like a champion does.. He wants everyone else in the peleton to do the work for him.. Pathetic.
Rest of the group he was in wasn't much better.
Poor Neive soo soo close.. That head dip at the end was heartbreaking but as a former sky rider probably expected it.

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Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:49 pm
by TonyM
sychen wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:46 pm
Yup.. Sky is so far above others in organisation and execution of tactics in gc.

Dumo and Dan did really well.

I'm completely off the nairo train... So unimpressed by his reluctance to do any work in chasing froome. Doesn't ride like a champion does.. He wants everyone else in the peleton to do the work for him.. Pathetic.
(...)
Yepp same here concerning Quintana. He just never attacks since last year. Just stays in the wheels.

Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:49 pm
by Weenie

Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:52 pm
by mike
i like Geraint Thomas. Hopefully he or Tom Dumoulin can win this tour.