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Old 07-25-19, 01:07 PM
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Do the next two stages offer opportunities to put 90 seconds into JA? It seemed as though they could drop him on the steepest of climbs, but he gains it back on the descent, so they'd be targeting the final climb to the finish and attacking the next two days. But are they long enough to distance him that much?
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Old 07-25-19, 01:29 PM
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Do the next two stages offer opportunities to put 90 seconds into JA? It seemed as though they could drop him on the steepest of climbs, but he gains it back on the descent, so they'd be targeting the final climb to the finish and attacking the next two days. But are they long enough to distance him that much?
No one really knows. Bernal gained 32 seconds on him today so making up the 1:30 and maybe a bit more over the next two stages is certainly possible. He's putting up a great fight but there could come a point where he just cracks and then he could lose minutes over a short uphill distance. If he's still got say a minute after stage 19 then I think he will probably hang on. Tomorrow's high altitude will probably suit Bernal.
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Old 07-25-19, 07:08 PM
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while Bernal May have been looking out for himself, it worked out great for both himself and Thomas
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Old 07-25-19, 07:11 PM
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WTF, Movistar chasing Quintana. Horrible form, and wasted energy.

gotta think Nairo is flipping team management the bird
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Old 07-25-19, 07:13 PM
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This Tour continues to kick ass.
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Old 07-25-19, 10:08 PM
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WTF, Movistar chasing Quintana. Horrible form, and wasted energy.

gotta think Nairo is flipping team management the bird
Somehow, I don't think Nairo was thanking his team after the stage win today. (and not just today).
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Old 07-26-19, 08:53 AM
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Somehow, I don't think Nairo was thanking his team after the stage win today. (and not just today).
Interview with Quintana team mates after race showed they had no answer for WTF they were doing. I've seen some rivalries on teams before, but this is weird.
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