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Re: Cycling

Post by Jim » Fri May 25, 2018 2:42 pm

Say what you like about him but Froome is making today's stage one of the most spectacular days of racing in modern times (EuroSport's words not mine!)

Lone attack, 80km's out, nearly 2 minute gap on the virtual leader Dumoulin (Yates has completely imploded today and is nearly 20 minutes off the pace). Two tough climbs left to go but he's extended on the descent. So impressive. Even if today ultimately doesn't see him gain the Maglia Rosa, what a performance it would be.

I think if he can close the gap to Dumoulin today and attack tomorrow, who knows. I'd love him to do it.

Edit: Gap now out to 2' 20" COME ON FROOMEY!

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Re: Cycling

Post by Ethiaa » Fri May 25, 2018 3:16 pm

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Re: Cycling

Post by mrblackbat » Fri May 25, 2018 6:58 pm

Yates :(

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Re: Cycling

Post by mrblackbat » Fri May 25, 2018 7:00 pm

Jim wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 2:42 pm
Say what you like about him but Froome is making today's stage one of the most spectacular days of racing in modern times (EuroSport's words not mine!)

Lone attack, 80km's out, nearly 2 minute gap on the virtual leader Dumoulin (Yates has completely imploded today and is nearly 20 minutes off the pace). Two tough climbs left to go but he's extended on the descent. So impressive. Even if today ultimately doesn't see him gain the Maglia Rosa, what a performance it would be.

I think if he can close the gap to Dumoulin today and attack tomorrow, who knows. I'd love him to do it.

Edit: Gap now out to 2' 20" COME ON FROOMEY!
What, like he shouldn't be racing cause he's under drug investigation and will likely be stripped of any title anyway when his ban gets retrospectively applied? ;)

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Re: Cycling

Post by theadore » Sat May 26, 2018 7:53 am

I don't think he'd lose this come what may. Still a chance got dumolain today if Froome has pushed it to far, but I reckon he's going to lack the punch to get away from the sky train.

Credit to Froome for putting it all in the line

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Re: Cycling

Post by mrblackbat » Sat May 26, 2018 8:32 am

I like Tom Dumoulin, I liked his response after the Cavendish incident several years ago, and like that he's always been in very transparent teams.

Did you ever watch Clean Spirit, theadore? Based on the Argos Shimano team at the 100th tour with Kittel and Degenkolb as leads. Has some interesting interviews with Dumoulin.

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Re: Cycling

Post by theadore » Sat May 26, 2018 10:29 am

I've not... Will check it out.

Balls... It WAS on Netflix...

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Re: Cycling

Post by mrblackbat » Mon May 28, 2018 8:44 am

So Froome wins, after having nearly abandoned.

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