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Old 04-13-20, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
Well Froome started that stage in 4th place for GC and the fifth place Pinot Thibaut was already 1:02 behind Froome. Others behind Pinot rapidly getting further behind in overall time. Yates who was number one GC finished stage 19 in 79th place 38:51 back. POZZOVIVO started the stage 3rd in GC but finished 11th and 8:29 back. Dumoulin, who might have kept with Froome waited for Pinot that had broken a spoke. So Dumoulin finished 5th and 3:23 back.

Can't exactly claim doping when there is plenty of circumstance and strategy that came into play also during the last half of the stage.
No, you can't exactly claim doping, but it is highly likely that was the case. If circumstances and strategy were so poor to allow a rider of his stature to go off alone with 80km remaining, then those team managers need to rethink their strategies.

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