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22 May 2018 15:12

To be a fly on the wall in his hotel room yesterday.
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22 May 2018 15:17

ontheroad wrote:Possible restday refill, Martin's reaction was priceless. Will be interesting to see if he also refinds his legs in the mountains and goes nuclear.

There needs to be a meme with Martin's reaction. That was good.
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22 May 2018 15:21

I think the reason he did well today is that he was being almost paced by motorcycle....havent seen the video but that is the rumor
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22 May 2018 15:23

gmedina wrote:I think the reason he did well today is that he was being almost paced by motorcycle....havent seen the video but that is the rumor

Probably a combination of that + home field advantage on the rest day, similar to Movistar gc riders like Valverde and Quintana who seem to gain 30W if the TT takes place on spanish soil.
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22 May 2018 15:24

Ripper wrote:
ontheroad wrote:Possible restday refill, Martin's reaction was priceless. Will be interesting to see if he also refinds his legs in the mountains and goes nuclear.

There needs to be a meme with Martin's reaction. That was good.

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22 May 2018 15:38

Flashbacks of Vino 2007.
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22 May 2018 15:44

Hopefully he has been watching videos of Sella 2008 for inspiration for the coming days. Would be fun to see a few ridiculous solo victories and the blue jersey.
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22 May 2018 15:58

Ripper wrote:
ontheroad wrote:Possible restday refill, Martin's reaction was priceless. Will be interesting to see if he also refinds his legs in the mountains and goes nuclear.

There needs to be a meme with Martin's reaction. That was good.


That was hilarious.
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22 May 2018 17:36

20 seconds penalty for drafting.
to Ulissi and Conti 2 minutes
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22 May 2018 18:44

pastronef wrote:20 seconds penalty for drafting.
to Ulissi and Conti 2 minutes

Yup. I have a feeling if he was motorpacing the whole way, he got off super light and still got a free 60-90 seconds gifted. S'all right folks, nothing to see here.

This said, motorpacing in a TT is at least better than Aru just spinning along that close to the pointy end of a TT. If it had been all pharmacological, I'd wonder what new wonder drugs have made it into the group.

F*ck am I glad I don't aspire to race at that level anymore :)
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22 May 2018 19:12

Will be interesting to see if he goes full Vino in the remaining mountain stages.
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22 May 2018 20:08

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22 May 2018 20:45

hrotha wrote:
Ripper wrote:
ontheroad wrote:Possible restday refill, Martin's reaction was priceless. Will be interesting to see if he also refinds his legs in the mountains and goes nuclear.

There needs to be a meme with Martin's reaction. That was good.

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In fairness at that point it wasn't quite clear how out there Foliforov's time was. Boswell's reaction showed it was out there, but realistically Boswell isn't really a proven standard to judge against in an MTT in the same way as Tony Martin in a flat TT, and as ever with an MTT, most of the best climbers are in the GC mix so go late, so there weren't as many actually viable times to judge Foliforov against until the big guns all came and failed to dethrone him later on, whereas in an ITT plenty of top TT riders are rouleurs so don't contest the GC and go early, so by the time Aru went we had a lot of strong TT riders to judge against - Martin, Dowsett, van Emden, Kiryienka, Campenaerts.

I mean, Boswell was proven correct over the course of the day, sure, but Martin reacting as he did comes with a bit more authority because of Martin's history in the contre-le-montre.
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24 May 2018 12:42

classicomano wrote:To be a fly on the wall in his hotel room yesterday.


The fly never survived the change in air quality...........
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24 May 2018 19:33

Libertine Seguros wrote:
hrotha wrote:
Ripper wrote:
ontheroad wrote:Possible restday refill, Martin's reaction was priceless. Will be interesting to see if he also refinds his legs in the mountains and goes nuclear.

There needs to be a meme with Martin's reaction. That was good.

Nevah 4get

In fairness at that point it wasn't quite clear how out there Foliforov's time was. Boswell's reaction showed it was out there, but realistically Boswell isn't really a proven standard to judge against in an MTT in the same way as Tony Martin in a flat TT, and as ever with an MTT, most of the best climbers are in the GC mix so go late, so there weren't as many actually viable times to judge Foliforov against until the big guns all came and failed to dethrone him later on, whereas in an ITT plenty of top TT riders are rouleurs so don't contest the GC and go early, so by the time Aru went we had a lot of strong TT riders to judge against - Martin, Dowsett, van Emden, Kiryienka, Campenaerts.

I mean, Boswell was proven correct over the course of the day, sure, but Martin reacting as he did comes with a bit more authority because of Martin's history in the contre-le-montre.


If Boswell knew his power output for 30 minutes he had a pretty good idea of what was needed to beat his time by nearly 90 seconds.
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24 May 2018 19:38

More to the point, Boswell's reaction was too funny to not post it at the slightest provocation.
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24 May 2018 23:45

Wasn't Firsanov even faster allegedly, but got blocked by the Tinkoff team car?
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