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you can find it on itunes here https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ope ... d668239719
Also, there is another podcast where we talk the tour pretty much every stage. that's here
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rac ... d668459898
In the latest one we talk about sky's domination.
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mdcreed81 wrote:Also, there is another podcast where we talk the tour pretty much every stage. that's here
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rac ... d668459898" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
In the latest one we talk about sky's domination.
The latest one was pretty much on the money.
best commentary from frankie ...
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But I agree, today was the day to try and break Froome. He is the strongest person in the race. They should have done anything and everything to try and get him weakened or dropped as he will likely crush it in the TT.
Now, back to reality, the question is not anymore if Froome has doped or not. That question has been completely answered. The question now is what is the kind of doping they are using, what is it, and when it will be widespread. It's also important to know how many years are required to be able to detect it in frozen blood samples. Just like they did now with JaJa.
And the most important thing, who will finish second? Hope they don't declare this tour empty, like they did with LA, as that won't be fair.
Right now, Val Pity is the current virtual maillot jaune... so I guess that means that in, let's say 2020, 2013 tour will be declared empty. How cool eh?
I liked Froome's interview saying that you can't keep performing day after day, and that's bike racing.
Soo, I think he must be doing something else, not racing his bike.
Nah, I don't know, but it was almost good racing. Except that I wanted to some of the guys letting other go ahead, and let Froome get them back. Instead Froome never had to chase anybody else than Quintana. Who, by the way, is the new Contador, isn't he.
KWalker wrote:Tinea Pedis wrote:Marvellous for Martin to show how weak the Garmin team is
Since this is directed at me and you seemingly can't read clear English, I never said the riders on the team were weak, I said that they were not a threat to Sky or any team with GC ambitions. I quoted Vaughters as saying that they would give Sky a run for their money as my reference. Is this clear enough? Even when I broke down each rider I said Martin was a great rider, but my point was that they wouldn't have a team capable of, like Vaughters said, giving Sky any trouble in the GC battle.
Anything else you need me to clarify for you or is being smug more fun?
Ryder Hesjedal (CAN) potential threat depending on recovery from his crash. Strong ride this year, but not as snappy as Froome, Contador, or the Rodriguez although he could take a stage win or get in a risky break
Daniel Martin (IRL) same as Hesjedal
Less than a minute off the podium
1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 36:59:18
2 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:25
3 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:01:44
8 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp 0:02:28
Your words, in "clear English", chief.
Simon Clarke says, roll with it
What are some other things I should not like just so you can like them out of spite?
ultyguy wrote:Everyone ready to be bored out of their mind watching the Sky train today? Cause that's what's going to happen.
Hopefully tomorrow's up and down route prompts some of the Spaniards to attack from far out.
I don't think it was a 'missed' opportunity, the amount of energy required just to set up the situation yesterday would've been enormous. At least Movi gave it a proper go and didn't lay down for Sky....only problem now is that by the time they get to the Alps, Froomy Doggy is gonna have another 2-3 minutes on everyone.
Conspiracy theory: Sky ordered Porte to play dead..
Funny same thing crossed my mind. Porte performance reflected two completely diferent riders from one stage to another. I mean even on tired legs you dont go from dominating a stage to losing 20minutes. Either he got sick, forgot to take his pills or like you said is playing dead.
ave wrote:Conspiracy theory: Sky ordered Porte to play dead.
Been wondering too. But think about what's to gain (merely an ebbing off of some critical voices) and what's to lose, in case Froome crashes, or some other unplanned thing happening. Nobody (DS) in their right mind would risk that, and surely not with two weeks to go. Team managers have people to answer to, as well.
aerozy wrote:I mean even on tired legs you dont go from dominating a stage to losing 20minutes. Either he got sick, forgot to take his pills or like you said is playing dead.
But that didn't quite happen. He lost contact. Started to chase back, Movistar then rode with 4 riders to keep him from getting back and staying dangerous in the GC. When it became obvious he wasn't getting back he sat up and rode in with Ryder.
So he had a bad day, lost out on GC and then chose to take it easy to save himself and not make things worse.
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