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Old 07-21-19, 05:54 PM
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I hope he can hold on in the big mountains. I hope he can prove everyone wrong.
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Old 07-21-19, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
It seems to me that The guys in the booth, at least in the ad-free feed, have a very English-Aussie-Kiwi centric bias.

They canít stop fawning over the so-called great Ineos team.

I find myself turning off the volume.

I miss Sherwin and I miss the Sherwin-Ligget combo.
Totally agree with you on Phil and Paul.

Interesting I have to disagree a bit though, I'm really starting to like Robbie and Matt. I think this tour they've really developed an outstanding repertoire with each other. I listen to them over Bob and Phil, mainly because I want to see full coverage without commercials and they go end to end.

I haven't seen any Ineos fawning, but man were they going wild when Simon Yates won stage 12

I'm following Chris Horner's thoughts, agree that Alaphilippe needs to ride within himself. He may lose bits of time but he'll be sunk if he just hammers into the red like he did today on stage 15.
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Old 07-22-19, 02:13 AM
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
Negatory on that. I met Sagan a few years back at the ATOC when I was able to snag a VIP pass for the stage in Thousand Oaks. Sagan took time to talk to everyone there.

Really nice guy.
Doesn't surprise me.

I still prefer Alaphilippe's public persona and how he conducts himself both on and off the bike.
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Old 07-22-19, 09:49 PM
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Heís showing a lot of heart and I do hope juju wins the overall but he looked pretty ragged after that last climbing stage and Thomas seems to be getting back to form. Then again Juju made the mistake of trying to keep up with the pure climbers like Bernal so maybe thatís what did him in on that stage
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Old 07-24-19, 12:07 PM
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Tomorrow shall be interesting. Still rooting for Alaphillipe to hold on.
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Old 07-24-19, 01:36 PM
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Old 07-24-19, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Rajflyboy View Post
I hope he can win some how. We will see in the big mountain stages. His team needs to support him over their sprinter at this point in the tour.
I don't think his team can keep up to him can they?
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Old 07-24-19, 03:27 PM
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Old 07-24-19, 11:02 PM
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Tell you what, it's nice to see the Tour wide open at this point without any clear favorite and without the infamous Sky Ineos train being a factor this year.
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Old 07-25-19, 12:08 PM
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He is still 1:30 ahead. He still has a chance. Riding strong/smart >>>. Needs a teammate or friends to help him.
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Old 07-25-19, 03:03 PM
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Man, what a descending ride. I'm totally impressed, 2 more days, if he doesn't loose more than a minute, in the next 2 stages, the French will have their win. I wish I could descend like he does. KB.
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He is still 1:30 ahead. He still has a chance. Riding strong/smart >>>. Needs a teammate or friends to help him.
He was quoted today saying that if he cracks, he hopes Pinot wins. Maybe that was a diplomatic way to appeal to Pinot's patriotism to aid *him*.
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He is still 1:30 ahead. He still has a chance. Riding strong/smart >>>. Needs a teammate or friends to help him.
You know, I just read this and responded to it without noticing who had posted it. You are on record, I believe, as being against teams and alliances, right? Every man for himself, through all 3 weeks, wasn't that it? But perhaps the urge to see the underdogs slay the SkIneos dragon has given you a different perspective for the time being?
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Old 07-25-19, 07:04 PM
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Mas seems to be back in form to aid Juju.


My tinfoil hat is starting to tingle though.

Juju and the defunct army team? Mas getting sick then miraculously recovering for the Alps. No one following his wheel when he was gaining big time in the early stages, focusing on G. All on the 100th anniversary of the yellow Jersey? A perfect distraction for Macron.

If he makes it to Paris in yellow this will look more like a genius strategy. No ones taken him seriously and it's cost everyone big time.
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Old 07-25-19, 07:19 PM
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If he makes it to Paris in yellow this will look more like a genius strategy. No ones taken him seriously and it's cost everyone big time.
Whomever didn't take him seriously after the ITT ...deserves to lose.
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Old 07-25-19, 08:35 PM
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That looked like roadrage to me when he caught the G Thomas descending group, nipped a bunch inside tight corners, then pulled up at the front of their group.
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
It seems to me that The guys in the booth, at least in the ad-free feed, have a very English-Aussie-Kiwi centric bias.

They canít stop fawning over the so-called great Ineos team.

I find myself turning off the volume.

I miss Sherwin and I miss the Sherwin-Ligget combo.
they've always had that.

It's their market. Back in the day, they sold DVD's to those markets.

I had the opportunity to meet Paul, and I agree his absence is missed.

However, the British Empire bias was always there, including Paul's era
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Old 07-25-19, 09:18 PM
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they've always had that.

It's their market. Back in the day, they sold DVD's to those markets.

I had the opportunity to meet Paul, and I agree his absence is missed.

However, the British Empire bias was always there, including Paul's era
That may be so, but somehow it didnít seem as obvious or as grating with Paul and Uncle Phil.

I just turn the volume down and watch the racing.
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Old 07-26-19, 04:44 AM
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Originally Posted by MinnMan View Post
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You know, I just read this and responded to it without noticing who had posted it. You are on record, I believe, as being against teams and alliances, right? Every man for himself, through all 3 weeks, wasn't that it? But perhaps the urge to see the underdogs slay the SkIneos dragon has given you a different perspective for the time being?
actually Juju has done a great job largely on his own (which is why Iím rooting for him but with the current rules having friends will help him over these last two real stages)

but it yes I say no more teams in the tour
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Old 07-26-19, 04:53 AM
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after alaphilippe's initial yellow jersey surge this tdf vintage, i thought he was a year or two away from being a serious gt contender.
if he holds on to win it, it will give a few more classics style riders new dreams and ambitions.
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after alaphilippe's initial yellow jersey surge this tdf vintage, i thought he was a year or two away from being a serious gt contender.
if he holds on to win it, it will give a few more classics style riders new dreams and ambitions.

We will know a lot more today at KM 89.
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Old 07-26-19, 05:00 AM
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yuup. plus someone will be dead tired after that iseran ascent with a few tough corners on the descent.
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after alaphilippe's initial yellow jersey surge this tdf vintage, i thought he was a year or two away from being a serious gt contender.
if he holds on to win it, it will give a few more classics style riders new dreams and ambitions.
Hope the Specialized commercial with Phil on the E-bike isn't a prognostication of what's to come for Alaphilippe.
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We will know a lot more today at KM 89.
or not...
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Old 07-26-19, 04:30 PM
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or not...
I have not had a chance to follow it today but it looks like they stopped the race just beyond 50km and that Jules had already been dropped by a few minutes.

Ouch.
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