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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:00 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Porte looks like he's in trouble.
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benoot, t's been climbing surprisingly well this week. wonder if he and oomen, s can drop porte, r on this last climb...

nah, thought not. froome need someone to help at tempo for about 8km...
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froome drops valverde from group. power meter battle with porte remains steady according to timing.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

D Martin has had enough of the power meter battle.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the win bonus, Fuglsang might just win the GC. Froome's barrier squeeze from the other day might be decisive!
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allez birdsong. huwb needs more fp points. ah action. they should hurry up. it's nearly time for leogang dhi. i note there was some welsh success in the junior ladies at fort midgeiam.
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minkies swimming swiftly.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that was damned impressive!!!

good to see Dan Martin on the podium too....  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first (late) cuckoo of Spring - Porte cracking?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like I'm behind everyone on ES - so I'll duck out for a few minutes...
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fuglsang does it by 10s!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant stuff, just how a bike race should finish.  Fuglsang never overcooked it, stayed calm and did the business.  Froome now has a formidable weapon in his descent, but the climbing needs to improve.  I feel sorry for Porte, but he doesn't have the nous or the bottle.  

Kirby almost broke his own record for clueless commentary halfway up the climb...

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I think part of Porte's problem was being isolated so he couldn't mark everything. Fuglsang had already gone clear (for the 1st time) when the TV went live, so that would be the interesting thing to see  - when and how he slipped away.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stage. Shockingly bad commentary.

Great ride by Porte, but we've seen today why he won't win the Tour (or any other GT)
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Nibali's younger brother disqualified for holding onto team car. I wonder where he got an idea like that from Wink
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Nibali's younger brother disqualified for holding onto team car. I wonder where he got an idea like that from Wink

Froome?  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes
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Bartali wrote:
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Nibali's younger brother disqualified for holding onto team car. I wonder where he got an idea like that from Wink

Froome?  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes


GT champs obviously have it down to a fine art.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny6-G4tHAj4

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cor, that was a sweet stage.
Fuglsang and Porte covered the final climb in just about equal time, but Birdsong looked to be singing with a bit more breath to spare.
 Dan Martin's attack, along with Froome, basically won him the GC.
Impressive ride from young Louis M, eventually breaking Bardet in the process.   Froomey almost back to a bit of his old style weaving.
Definitely a few points off where he would expect to be, three weeks from Düsseldorf.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HuwB wrote:
Bartali wrote:
Biosphere wrote:
Nibali's younger brother disqualified for holding onto team car. I wonder where he got an idea like that from Wink

Froome?  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes


GT champs obviously have it down to a fine art.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny6-G4tHAj4

The Skoda of Messina. Laughing


Well he's not with Astana anymore, so not sure how much of it is relevant 2 years later.
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Indeed ... I have to say I was a bit confused myself.


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