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eins4eins
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by eins4eins

turns out riding track isn't any safer than out on the road

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skidrrr
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by skidrrr

The curse is destroyed. Richie made it through stage number 9.
His follow up on Bardet's attack was almost like a celebration sign. I liked it :)

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tymon_tm
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by tymon_tm

TwiggyTN wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:29 am
Woodsy and Porte would have dumped that for sure....Image

I've read somewhere it was meant for Porte but karma mistook the races :mrgreen:
kkibbler wrote: WW remembers.

Karvalo
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by Karvalo

eins4eins wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:27 am
turns out riding track isn't any safer than out on the road
Wow :shock:

Step aside Awang, there's a new splinter champion...

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LouisN
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by LouisN

This was pretty close to vital organs.
Will we see new track safety protocols coming...?

I hope there will be new safety standards applied for the construction method, type of wood and grain used, in velodromes etc...
Big splinters ( more than 3-5 cm) are common in track meets these days. I attended to a few ones and every meet had one or more riders out to the hospital to remove a splinter and put stitches.

LOuis :)

otnemem
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by otnemem

eins4eins wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:27 am
turns out riding track isn't any safer than out on the road
It's fine as long as you use UCI-approved armour.

Karvalo
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by Karvalo

Powerful Pete wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:53 am
@tymon_tm - yup, that was impressive!
And now crosswinds. Good transitional days this year.

bilwit
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by bilwit

christ what a disaster for the GC. might as well end the Tour right now and start the Sky procession

bikewithnoname
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by bikewithnoname

DKQ and Ineos just rode 75% of the GC contenders off thier wheels on a flat stage...
"We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities." Oscar Wilde

Pegoretti, Parlee, Donhou, Various others

otnemem
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by otnemem

bilwit wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:18 pm
christ what a disaster for the GC. might as well end the Tour right now and start the Sky procession
That's it for Pinot.

And knowing how bad Sky wanted this, WTactualF was Eusebio thinking sending three bodies to burn with Landa? That was clearly done! Even if they joined groups, that would be 1+ minute lost in the GC.
:facepalm:

Grobar
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by Grobar

Superbe! What a stage!
Beautiful tacticts by Ineos, Movistar (for Quintana) and DQT. Pinot made a big mistake today, so bad for him, he seem very sharp and the biggest contender to G this year.
EF iniatied the move and ended by beeing trapped :(

Karvalo
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by Karvalo

Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose.

Ineos just put this wide open Tour on lockdown. With the ITT to come before the real mountains G looks a good favourite to take his second Tour. To be fair there were people who saw this coming, just not me!

But hey, what about Van Aert? True Green Jersey contender next year?

seaneT1
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by seaneT1

Allaphilipe seems to go from strength to strength...him finishing inside the top 5 in GC seems all the more likely (the chances are still slim though) as the race is approaching Paris with the way they race...amazing!!! Can not wait for the real mountain stages to commence!!!!

bikewithnoname
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How's Alaphilippe in an ITT?
"We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities." Oscar Wilde

Pegoretti, Parlee, Donhou, Various others

Grobar
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by Grobar

bikewithnoname wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:51 pm
How's Alaphilippe in an ITT?
He is pretty decent, I don't think he will loose the yellow on that stage.

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