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06 Jul 2018 10:17

roundabout wrote:
Alex Simmons/RST wrote:
roundabout wrote:There was a stage in the 70's to Mont Revard (I think) that was even shorter.

I can only find Mount Revard having been climbed once last century, in 1965, Stage 18, a 26.9km MTT.

Maybe another climb?


1972, stage 15

http://bikeraceinfo.com/tdf/tdf1972.html

Le Revard is the name of the ski resort there

A 28km road stage!
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Re: Fully doped cycling? 65km TDF Stage 17

07 Jul 2018 20:47

This stage is going to be even more nuts now. Froome and Porte already down on time. The TTT might even up some of the those times along with the cobbles blowing them up again.
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Re: Fully doped cycling? 65km TDF Stage 17

24 Jul 2018 19:31

It’s finally here! Froome to win his 5th Tour has to attack!! :eek:
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24 Jul 2018 19:52

It's **** or get off the pot tomorrow for those in the top 10. I expect a few early moves from those slightly lower down on GC. The likes of Landa, Bardet, Quintana, Kruiswijk, Martin, Valverde et al surely must try something almost from the get go. Absolutely nothing happened today which tells me that we will see fireworks tomorrow.

Or will Froomey go nuclear again in a bid to make history, he basically has tomorrows stage and Friday to do something before the time trial.
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Re: Fully doped cycling? 65km TDF Stage 17

25 Jul 2018 05:32

thehog wrote:It’s finally here! Froome to win his 5th Tour has to attack!! :eek:


The Sky attack could begin at the very start. If so, there will be no peloton to speak of halfway up the first climb. There are only ascents and descents. If Froome is of a mind to pull another Landis, this stage is ripe for it.
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25 Jul 2018 07:16

Cookster15 wrote:An interesting stage and topic spoilt by the OP reference to possible motors.

You could argue that 100 years of cheating in the TDF and in particular the compliance of authorities in that cheating, is what spoiled the thread (and so much else in cycling) and not the refusal of a poster to pretend everything is shiny.
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25 Jul 2018 07:17

Alex Simmons/RST wrote:Batshit crazy conspiracy talk I can cope with. Use of offensive terminology I can't. C'mon people, grow up.

What batshit crazy conspiracy theories are you reffering to? The idea that cyclists might cheat? Yeah really crazy :cool:
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25 Jul 2018 07:53

conspiracy theory......................that motors can be used in this tour and no-one would notice...............

ok the blue touch paper is lit..................team sky will soon be starting their warm up................has any team got the

balls to up the arms race and blow this stage apart?

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Re: Fully doped cycling? 65km TDF Stage 17

25 Jul 2018 08:23

Sky to TTT it? :D
"Are you going to believe me or what you see with your own eyes?"

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Re: Fully doped cycling? 65km TDF Stage 17

25 Jul 2018 09:48

Robert5091 wrote:Sky to TTT it? :D


This is not as bizarre as it sounds. There are 2 possible options:

1) Team trial it all the way.
2) Send Froome up the road in the likely early breakaway (I'd expect this to be full of a lot of strong riders in top 15 on GC) and let the remainder of the team operate a TT in behind.
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Re: Fully doped cycling? 65km TDF Stage 17

25 Jul 2018 10:33

I think people are getting a bit over-excited here talking about risky long range solo attacks although it'd be interesting to see if anyone in the top 10 has an early go to try and take team-mates out of the eqaution early.

In my dreams Jumbo, Movistar and AG2R have had a clandestine meeting and agreed to sacrifice Kruiswijk, Valverde, Quintana and Latour in an early move for the greater good!
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25 Jul 2018 10:41

Well, for the first time we might actually hear Prudhomme say, "Start your engines please!" :)
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Re: Fully doped cycling? 65km TDF Stage 17

25 Jul 2018 13:31

simoni wrote:I think people are getting a bit over-excited here talking about risky long range solo attacks although it'd be interesting to see if anyone in the top 10 has an early go to try and take team-mates out of the eqaution early.

In my dreams Jumbo, Movistar and AG2R have had a clandestine meeting and agreed to sacrifice Kruiswijk, Valverde, Quintana and Latour in an early move for the greater good!


Everything going to script. Sky on the front :cool:
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25 Jul 2018 17:40

Jakob Fulgsang after todays stage:

"I'm not surprised the others are faster than me but I'm surprised how much faster they are. I just talked with Landa after the stage and he can't believe it either. Says he did less watts last year..."
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25 Jul 2018 19:59

ontheroad wrote:Jakob Fulgsang after todays stage:

"I'm not surprised the others are faster than me but I'm surprised how much faster they are. I just talked with Landa after the stage and he can't believe it either. Says he did less watts last year..."


and is always SKY setting up those insane paces......
Perhaps the Magic Kenyan has issues going full retard on short stages, but nonetheless the WHOLE TEAM literally trashed everybody!

see- Egan could have gone up to G when Dumo attacked and kill him off.....

but folks are only looking at how the magic Kenyan just run out of Salbutamol in the last K
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25 Jul 2018 21:07

Don't be silly this is all explained by marginal gains .......

Careful planning means making sure the riders are at the very top of their game and performing at optimism, this doesn’t mean it doping it means nutrition, preparation, fitness training programme, rehydration, living arrangements, everything


I just don't buy this line. Is anyone who isn't British and only started following cycling since 2012 buying it?
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28 Jul 2018 00:02

Robert5091 wrote:Well, for the first time we might actually hear Prudhomme say, "Start your engines please!" :)


I think the term "LOL' is way overused.
This is maybe the fifth time in my life that I'm sending a genuinely sincere LOL.
Thank you for the laugh.
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