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Re: Geraint Thomas

08 Jul 2018 17:36

Veteran move today...as long as he stays in yellow he won´t have to work for Froome.
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Re: Geraint Thomas

08 Jul 2018 18:13

skippo12 wrote:Veteran move today...as long as he stays in yellow he won´t have to work for Froome.


He is a protected rider anyway, last year by his own admission he wasn't in GC shape regarding his weight, this year he is
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08 Jul 2018 21:24

del1962 wrote:Pinches a second today

Pete Kenaugh on ITV4 hoping for great perfomances from G and Adam Yates, did he fall out with Froome?



Came through the ranks with G and know the yates twins from local competetion ...of course he will pick them
Froome never really rode his bike in UK...never does the nationals or ToB or anything of the same
Froome is an outsider really ...in more ways than one
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Re: Geraint Thomas

12 Jul 2018 17:01

The most interesting part of today's stage (6) was G's accumulating a few more seconds over Froomey. Hoping for more of the same through stage 9. :D
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12 Jul 2018 17:07

He wants is so bad. I dont blame him. But he never really striked me as the predator. Too "nice", and thinking too much.
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12 Jul 2018 17:17

What is Sky's current hierarchy? Will GT have carte blance on the cobbles or will he be regulated to shepherding Froome safely through? Recent history has shown us that riders will generally acquiesce to team orders. That said we can never rule out a dissatisfied rider pulling a Kreuziger!
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12 Jul 2018 17:19

The Tour couldn't have gone better for G so far. He has time over all of the other teams' GC riders, his team have barely done any work (and are unlikely to have to defend yellow for a while yet) and, most importantly, has a nice little cushion over Froome. It will be interesting to see, if a situation arises on stage 9, how the key resources of Rowe, Kwiato and Moscon will be split.
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12 Jul 2018 17:38

if Froome gets in trouble everyone but G will be back helping him, but if G is in a select group of strongmen he will pile it on.
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12 Jul 2018 17:51

Singer01 wrote:if Froome gets in trouble everyone but G will be back helping him, but if G is in a select group of strongmen he will pile it on.


I know, right? This has the potential to become very entertaining.
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12 Jul 2018 18:25

Amazinmets87 wrote:What is Sky's current hierarchy? Will GT have carte blance on the cobbles or will he be regulated to shepherding Froome safely through? Recent history has shown us that riders will generally acquiesce to team orders. That said we can never rule out a dissatisfied rider pulling a Kreuziger!

The same kind of as it was in TdF 2012.
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13 Jul 2018 14:33

This is really going to be interesting. Thomas couldn't be better placed right now. I still don't think being in yellow this early benefits you.

Assuming that Froome loses no more significant time to Thomas, how will he claw back time in the three Alps stages? The Alpe d"Huez stage looks like the one that will make or break almost everyone's hopes. Anyone who blows on Croix de Fer will be 10 minutes down, minimum, by the top of AdH. Would Froome attack Thomas at that point, if he's still a minute back? I think he would.

Obviously, lots of things can happen between now and then.
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13 Jul 2018 19:48

Can anyone explain to me why Geraint Thomas insists on looking like a 90’s school kid on the bike? It actually makes me dislike him a bit just because of his terrible choice in eyewear and the extreme helmet gap he sports. It reminds me of the guy from the “pretty fly for a white guy” video:p I mean, how can he not notice this? It’s impossible to win a grand tour with such horrid style! (He’s too nice of a guy to win a GT anyways though)
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13 Jul 2018 21:57

If G gets away in a group of classics riders and another GC man such as Nibali or Fuglsang, will he work?
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13 Jul 2018 22:09

topcat wrote:If G gets away in a group of classics riders and another GC man such as Nibali or Fuglsang, will he work?

Oh yes.
And will be chasing by.. other Sky's, I have no doubt.
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13 Jul 2018 23:03

I can't explain how much I would like to see this happen.
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14 Jul 2018 00:58

Sunday will indeed be fascinating
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14 Jul 2018 07:32

Depends who it is

Fuglsang he works with him, Nibali he does not

Dumoulin or Uran borderline

Valverde would be interesting
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14 Jul 2018 10:19

Thomas will not go rogue. The decision to elevate him will be made by Sir Dave, if circumstances require it. Thomas will be a Captain next year, somewhere, no matter whether he drags Froome to the top or is freed up in the mountains to ride on his own and does well in the final GC. He's not a Kreuziger!
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14 Jul 2018 10:22

Frihed89 wrote:Thomas will not go rogue. The decision to elevate him will be made by Sir Dave, if circumstances require it. Thomas will be a Captain next year, somewhere, no matter whether he drags Froome to the top or is freed up in the mountains to ride on his own and does well in the final GC. He's not a Kreuziger!


if Thomas leaves Sky then it doesn't matter. The new team dynamic won't involve such a strong group of riders to compete for leadership with anyway.
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14 Jul 2018 10:33

He should have left Sky a long time ago if he wanted to win the TDF but salary/environment may not have been met at other teams
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