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09-01-21, 06:09 PM
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Posted By surak

I expected the stage to finish later, tuned in...

I expected the stage to finish later, tuned in and it was already over. I rewound my stream a bit, saw Roglic was already ahead of Bernal. Rewound some more, same. Surprised how early he attacked,...
08-28-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,414
Posted By surak

There were 2 bunch sprints before Merlier bowed...

There were 2 bunch sprints before Merlier bowed out that AF wasted thinking they could spread the wins Oprah-style ("you get a stage win, and you get a stage win, and you get a stage win!"). They...
08-28-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,414
Posted By surak

The way I remember it, Merlier was widely...

The way I remember it, Merlier was widely considered to be faster on flatter stages, while Philipsen was more of a threat for the points jersey because he lacked the top speed but could get over the...
08-28-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,414
Posted By surak

Sprinters especially have to be singularly...

Sprinters especially have to be singularly focused when they're tapped for a stage, and expect the team around them to deliver them to the last few hundred meters. ​​​​​​It makes them naturally not...
08-28-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,414
Posted By surak

Watching it live, it looked to me like Jakobsen...

Watching it live, it looked to me like Jakobsen pulled the plug after not being able to close the gap, but other broadcasts and reporting speculated on a flat because of the way he looked down on his...
08-28-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,414
Posted By surak

Congrats to Bardet, maybe he can get another...

Congrats to Bardet, maybe he can get another climber's jersey at a GT now that he's on a non-French team without the weight of GC expectations.

I tuned in late and seemed like nothing much...
08-27-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,414
Posted By surak

CT has a good recap of what happened...

CT has a good recap of what happened (https://cyclingtips.com/2021/08/jakobsen-loses-touch-in-vuelta-finale-but-deceuninck-wins-anyway/). When they realized Jakobsen was out of it, the DQT train...
08-27-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,414
Posted By surak

See my edit above, their pace caused a gap with...

See my edit above, their pace caused a gap with Jakobsen behind Ineos that he couldn't close. It was absolutely a combination of the pace and poor positioning that he couldn't recover from. Anytime a...
08-27-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,414
Posted By surak

Disagree, as I've said by losing him at that high...

Disagree, as I've said by losing him at that high pace they could've unnecessarily ridden a leadout with no sprinter of their own at the end to finish it off. Because they went off the front, faster...
08-27-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,414
Posted By surak

It's semantics, they dropped him because they...

It's semantics, they dropped him because they were driving the pace insanely high and didn't know he had an issue (mechanical or otherwise) before they opened up an insurmountable gap on all but 2...
08-27-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,414
Posted By surak

That was a crazy, unexpected finish today. DQT...

That was a crazy, unexpected finish today. DQT just knows how to win, it seemed for sure like they made a fatal mistake when their leadout dropped Jakobsen with Trentin in perfect position to take...
08-24-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,414
Posted By surak

I don't think there's any spoiler issues in this...

I don't think there's any spoiler issues in this forum or thread.

Roglic proving that he has more Geraint in him than not. I should add that a Geraint unit is made up of sub-Geraints, much like...
08-19-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,414
Posted By surak

The end was frantic today, saw Ineos apparently...

The end was frantic today, saw Ineos apparently reverting again to their TdF tactics on the final climb very briefly only for the Slovenian favorite to easily squash their guys.

Great win by...
08-13-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,414
Posted By surak

Last year's Vuelta was super interesting due to...

Last year's Vuelta was super interesting due to the compressed World Tour calendar and everyone riding not knowing if it was their last race all season-long, but I'm not that hyped this year. If...
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