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LeDuke wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:30 pm
Why the hell is Nibali having his team help with the pace?
Because Sky were giving the impression that they were totally fine with Valverde riding as far away as he wanted. They don't think he's a threat to Froome for the win, but he may well be a threat to someone else's place on the podium.

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My wife was shouting at Pellizotti.

“Stop pulling! Make Sky chase!”

Sometimes I think these guys lose sight of the long game.


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wingguy wrote:
LeDuke wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:30 pm
Why the hell is Nibali having his team help with the pace?
Because Sky were giving the impression that they were totally fine with Valverde riding as far away as he wanted. They don't think he's a threat to Froome for the win, but he may well be a threat to someone else's place on the podium.
Kind of embarrassing for Nibali if he’s already racing for a podium position, and not the win, halfway through the race.


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And Dumoulin attacking in the descent ! LOVE that !

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wingguy wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:46 pm
LeDuke wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:30 pm
Why the hell is Nibali having his team help with the pace?
Because Sky were giving the impression that they were totally fine with Valverde riding as far away as he wanted. They don't think he's a threat to Froome for the win, but he may well be a threat to someone else's place on the podium.
I bet it was that indeed!

Half of the Tour only and they ride already like this :shock:
Where is the attacking NIbali? :shock:

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What if Dumoulin (with Andersen) joins Valverde (Soler) before the final climb? That would be VERY good!

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TonyM wrote:What if Dumoulin (with Andersen) joins Valverde (Soler) before the final climb? That would be VERY good!
Valverde will probably suck wheel and refuse to work.

Edit: Valverde shaking his head, refusing to come through.


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LeDuke wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:07 pm
TonyM wrote:What if Dumoulin (with Andersen) joins Valverde (Soler) before the final climb? That would be VERY good!
Valverde will probably suck wheel and refuse to work.

Edit: Valverde shaking his head, refusing to come through.


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Not sure if Valverde didn't want to pull or just couldn't ?

Edit: Valverde could not - he now can not follow Dumoulin.
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LeDuke wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:07 pm
Valverde will probably suck wheel and refuse to work.
Nailed it.

Poor Tom, he gets stitched up in every single group he's part of!

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Behold! Kwiatko will now destroy the peloton
"We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities." Oscar Wilde

Pegoretti, Parlee, Donhou, Various others

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No Valverde is paying his efforts and can not follow (Valverde usualluy always work)

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bikewithnoname wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:14 pm
Behold! Kwiatko will now destroy the peloton

Not Kwiato but SKY.
Sky will win the TdF etc.... No question.

The (real) race is after Sky....

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Dumoulin just got a nice little pull from Barguil. I like that.


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Egan Bernal can not follow :shock: :shock:
(he did not even work at the front)

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They are happy to let Thomas go, like Porte he is a one week stage racer - he won't last three weeks.

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