Log in:  

Register

Richie Porte Discussion Thread.

A place to discuss all things related to current professional road races. Here, you can also touch on the latest news relating to professional road racing. A doping discussion free forum.

Moderators: Eshnar, Irondan, King Boonen, Red Rick, Pricey_sky

In which year will Porte win the GT Treble?

2014
201
16%
2015
196
15%
2016
193
15%
2017
192
15%
All of the above
251
20%
He will only manage the double
245
19%
 
Total votes : 1278

07 Jul 2018 14:51

Oh my gosh, it's so darn frustrating! Richie has already lost time to other GC hopefuls. The only consolation is that Froome, Quintana and Yates are all in the same boat. Hopefully the TTT will see Richie make up time but it would have been so much nicer if he'd been one of the ones who didn't get caught up. And yeah, where was his team? I only saw Gerrans with him. Why didn't they all drop back and bring him home? I guess we'll hear more of how things played out eventually.
shallow
Newly Registered Member
 
Posts: 2
Joined: 20 May 2013 13:05

07 Jul 2018 14:54

Should GVA and TJ have dropped back?
del1962
Veteran
 
Posts: 6,802
Joined: 16 Oct 2012 17:20

Re:

07 Jul 2018 15:02

del1962 wrote:Should GVA and TJ have dropped back?


No. GT finished in the front group too and didn’t wait for Froome. Gotta have options for GC in case. GVA would make sense but not TeeJay.
User avatar perico
Member
 
Posts: 1,211
Joined: 11 Mar 2009 21:57

Re: Re:

07 Jul 2018 15:39

perico wrote:
del1962 wrote:Should GVA and TJ have dropped back?


No. GT finished in the front group too and didn’t wait for Froome. Gotta have options for GC in case. GVA would make sense but not TeeJay.


Tejay will lose a minute on the first mountain anyway. For a guy that is supposed to be only in the race for Porte, he should have waited. No one expects Tejay to do anything on GC. GVA might be thinking of yellow so a jersey and stage win is important for him in the first nine days. He could be close after the TTT.
movingtarget
Veteran
 
Posts: 9,509
Joined: 05 Aug 2009 08:54

Re: Re:

07 Jul 2018 16:03

movingtarget wrote:
perico wrote:
del1962 wrote:Should GVA and TJ have dropped back?


No. GT finished in the front group too and didn’t wait for Froome. Gotta have options for GC in case. GVA would make sense but not TeeJay.


Tejay will lose a minute on the first mountain anyway. For a guy that is supposed to be only in the race for Porte, he should have waited. No one expects Tejay to do anything on GC. GVA might be thinking of yellow so a jersey and stage win is important for him in the first nine days. He could be close after the TTT.


This is the very essence of why BMC are a stuffed team ! Abandon your leader on the pretext of maybe getting yellow for a day or two and I doubt BMC will beat Sky in the TTT - Porte does little to help himself by selecting Gerrans when Roelandts or Tuens have better claims - A disaster of a team.
yaco
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4,492
Joined: 20 Jun 2015 17:57

Re:

07 Jul 2018 16:20

del1962 wrote:Should GVA and TJ have dropped back?


Nobody should ever wait for TLMRP.

His teammates knows exactly what is going on and that he is not a true leader and therefore, they never wait for him. You cant blame them.

Its just annoying to come here and read the same “Porte will win the TdF” nonsense over and over and over.
User avatar Jancouver
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2,569
Joined: 14 Mar 2009 22:03
Location: San Diego, USA

Re: Re:

07 Jul 2018 17:18

perico wrote:
del1962 wrote:Should GVA and TJ have dropped back?


No. GT finished in the front group too and didn’t wait for Froome. Gotta have options for GC in case. GVA would make sense but not TeeJay.


GT won the dauphine and has dual leadership
del1962
Veteran
 
Posts: 6,802
Joined: 16 Oct 2012 17:20

07 Jul 2018 17:19

Classic Porte. This is probably what you get when you select a has been like Gerro with zero back in the tank, but I don't like what TJ did either.
"Es el mejor con y sin"
WORLD CHAMPION
User avatar Valv.Piti
Veteran
 
Posts: 9,569
Joined: 03 Aug 2015 00:00
Location: Dinamarca, Aalborg

07 Jul 2018 17:43

Just Porte being Porte
User avatar Dekker_Tifosi
Veteran
 
Posts: 24,032
Joined: 13 Mar 2009 23:52
Location: Roermond, the Netherlands

07 Jul 2018 18:12

Why are people blaming TJ? Surely it was the DS making the call, wasn't it?
User avatar SafeBet
Veteran
 
Posts: 7,133
Joined: 02 Sep 2011 13:38
Location: Milano, Italy

07 Jul 2018 18:43

He gained time on Quintana. Lost nothing to Froome. Not scratched or injured. That was good luck all things considered.
Cookster15
Member
 
Posts: 1,105
Joined: 14 May 2011 19:25

Re: Re:

07 Jul 2018 19:12

perico wrote:
del1962 wrote:Should GVA and TJ have dropped back?


No. GT finished in the front group too and didn’t wait for Froome. Gotta have options for GC in case. GVA would make sense but not TeeJay.

TJ gives them no options for GC other than a short stint at yellow after TTT.
User avatar Escarabajo
Veteran
 
Posts: 9,358
Joined: 16 Apr 2009 18:38
Location: USA - Central Time

07 Jul 2018 19:25

TJ isn’t an actual option for GC success, so he should have come back, it doesn’t make any sense.
Son of Amsterhammer
Member
 
Posts: 617
Joined: 29 Jun 2015 18:58

07 Jul 2018 19:57

Don’t sleep on my guy, Tejay. ;)
User avatar Moviefan1203
Member
 
Posts: 816
Joined: 17 Apr 2010 14:10
Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Re:

07 Jul 2018 19:58

Son of Amsterhammer wrote:TJ isn’t an actual option for GC success, so he should have come back, it doesn’t make any sense.


Porte isn’t a GC option either so it does makes sense. Please stop trolling.
User avatar Jancouver
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2,569
Joined: 14 Mar 2009 22:03
Location: San Diego, USA

07 Jul 2018 20:05

Hopefully TVG can ride a good tour but as others have said it wouldn't have changed much if he dropped back to help Porte.
User avatar SHAD0W93
Member
 
Posts: 814
Joined: 13 Aug 2011 03:50

07 Jul 2018 20:19

GVA could have dropped back as he is stronger imo than TJ

GVA aint doing anything on GC ....

Either BMC are fully behind Porte or they are not?

And BMC may not win TTT...more likely SKY will win it

So strange to see Porte racing in on the final alone ...

And what was he doing so far back in the bunch anyways ....and where were Shar, Bevin & Kung
HelloDolly
Senior Member
 
Posts: 3,224
Joined: 13 Mar 2015 00:12
Location: Birmingham

Re: Re:

07 Jul 2018 21:02

Escarabajo wrote:
perico wrote:
del1962 wrote:Should GVA and TJ have dropped back?


No. GT finished in the front group too and didn’t wait for Froome. Gotta have options for GC in case. GVA would make sense but not TeeJay.

TJ gives them no options for GC other than a short stint at yellow after TTT.

I'd say a short stint in yellow after the TTT compares favorably to what you'd probably get if he dropped back, which is, what, maybe Porte/Yates/Froome et al are 47 seconds down instead of 51? It was not a small or weak group Porte was in, any options to get them back to the front group were pretty limited to begin with.
User avatar Warhawk
Member
 
Posts: 648
Joined: 03 Jul 2012 14:19

Re:

07 Jul 2018 21:17

HelloDolly wrote:GVA could have dropped back as he is stronger imo than TJ

GVA aint doing anything on GC ....

Either BMC are fully behind Porte or they are not?

And BMC may not win TTT...more likely SKY will win it

So strange to see Porte racing in on the final alone ...

And what was he doing so far back in the bunch anyways ....and where were Shar, Bevin & Kung


BMC is stopping, it's all for themselves in the Tour. Particularly Tejay, god knows he needs a result, it's been what 10 years :lol:
hazaran
Member
 
Posts: 424
Joined: 14 Jul 2015 00:37

Re: Re:

07 Jul 2018 21:36

Jancouver wrote:
Son of Amsterhammer wrote:TJ isn’t an actual option for GC success, so he should have come back, it doesn’t make any sense.


Porte isn’t a GC option either so it does makes sense. Please stop trolling.


LOL - I remember my first drink too. Enjoy, kid!
Son of Amsterhammer
Member
 
Posts: 617
Joined: 29 Jun 2015 18:58

PreviousNext

Return to Professional road racing

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 35 guests

Back to top