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27 May 2018 08:52

for me, there is only one sad issue with TD - he is not updating his twitter since October, before he was really doing well, even during pre-season preparation in Africa, nothing now

PS: shake hands issue - it is fair to do that, when the race is over and emotions calmed. The race is over tomorrow. So, what is the problem?
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27 May 2018 10:16

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:I cannot imagine him having the energy for the Tour anyway

You never know, unlike last year he is going to be left alone for some weeks.
The sadness of the world has different ways of getting to people, but it seems to succeed almost every time
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27 May 2018 13:09

Gigs_98 wrote:It's a little sad he didn't win. 46 seconds isn't a lot and it's actually even less than it seems in a gt with very big time gaps. For example you could also say, he lost by only a fifth of froome's winning margin over him in the crucial stage. How often is that the case?
Anyway I would now officially call myself a fan of him after felt relatively neutral about him before this giro. He is a unique character in a time where most people's character is what their manager tells them and he is a fighter who doesn't care about 2nd places. I hope he'll make climbers attack from far out for many more years

That's Ok, but I hope you still remember you became a Froome's fan last Friday?
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27 May 2018 13:43

He just said he's probable to start in the Tour this year.
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27 May 2018 13:52

DNP-Old wrote:He just said he's probable to start in the Tour this year.

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27 May 2018 14:05

Bot. Sky_Bot wrote:
Gigs_98 wrote:It's a little sad he didn't win. 46 seconds isn't a lot and it's actually even less than it seems in a gt with very big time gaps. For example you could also say, he lost by only a fifth of froome's winning margin over him in the crucial stage. How often is that the case?
Anyway I would now officially call myself a fan of him after felt relatively neutral about him before this giro. He is a unique character in a time where most people's character is what their manager tells them and he is a fighter who doesn't care about 2nd places. I hope he'll make climbers attack from far out for many more years

That's Ok, but I hope you still remember you became a Froome's fan last Friday?

Yeah about that...I might have changed my mind :o
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27 May 2018 14:07

lartiste wrote:for me, there is only one sad issue with TD - he is not updating his twitter since October, before he was really doing well, even during pre-season preparation in Africa, nothing now

PS: shake hands issue - it is fair to do that, when the race is over and emotions calmed. The race is over tomorrow. So, what is the problem?


Check his Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tomdumoulin90/
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27 May 2018 14:16

EroicaStradeBianche wrote:
lartiste wrote:for me, there is only one sad issue with TD - he is not updating his twitter since October, before he was really doing well, even during pre-season preparation in Africa, nothing now

PS: shake hands issue - it is fair to do that, when the race is over and emotions calmed. The race is over tomorrow. So, what is the problem?


Check his Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tomdumoulin90/


Well, that is a *very* nice picture.
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27 May 2018 14:17

VayaVayaVaya wrote:***** Froome
**** Dumoulin
*** Quintana, Nibali
** Uran, Landa, Zakarin, Porte, Martin, Bardet
* Pino, S and A Yates, Aru, Valverde, Bernal, Lopez, Thomas, Roglic

IMO. 2018 level. Contador to jump to top spot with Bernal when he makes his comeback in 2019.


We can only wish :lol:
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27 May 2018 14:19

EroicaStradeBianche wrote:
lartiste wrote:for me, there is only one sad issue with TD - he is not updating his twitter since October, before he was really doing well, even during pre-season preparation in Africa, nothing now

PS: shake hands issue - it is fair to do that, when the race is over and emotions calmed. The race is over tomorrow. So, what is the problem?


Check his Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tomdumoulin90/

That's freaking hilarious :lol: 46k followers and 1 picture!
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27 May 2018 14:21

LaFlorecita wrote:
EroicaStradeBianche wrote:
lartiste wrote:for me, there is only one sad issue with TD - he is not updating his twitter since October, before he was really doing well, even during pre-season preparation in Africa, nothing now

PS: shake hands issue - it is fair to do that, when the race is over and emotions calmed. The race is over tomorrow. So, what is the problem?


Check his Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tomdumoulin90/

That's freaking hilarious :lol: 46k followers and 1 picture!

Boss.
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27 May 2018 14:25

Valv.Piti wrote:Was kinda sad to see him just ignoring Froome after the finish line instead of congratulating him for a great win. I also don't like how he is expecting everyone else to help him, he also had some of those episodes last year - I think he is very emotional and sometimes a bit too much. He comes across as kinda butthurt which is pretty unfortunate.. like many of his fans first when Yates dominated and then Froome winning yesterday and the whole Lopez/Carapaz argument.

He tried, but what can you do - Froome was simply better than him. And there's nothing wrong with that.


He confirmed today that he simply didn't see Froome, because he was being interviewed by Belgium television.
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27 May 2018 14:25

LaFlorecita wrote:
EroicaStradeBianche wrote:
lartiste wrote:for me, there is only one sad issue with TD - he is not updating his twitter since October, before he was really doing well, even during pre-season preparation in Africa, nothing now

PS: shake hands issue - it is fair to do that, when the race is over and emotions calmed. The race is over tomorrow. So, what is the problem?


Check his Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tomdumoulin90/

That's freaking hilarious :lol: 46k followers and 1 picture!


And he's verified! Haha
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27 May 2018 14:31

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27 May 2018 14:40

LaFlorecita wrote:https://twitter.com/VelonCC/status/1000745145023725568 one champion with another

Weird this post up for 8 minutes and nobody asking if AC looks fat :lol:
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27 May 2018 14:42

cantpedal wrote:
LaFlorecita wrote:https://twitter.com/VelonCC/status/1000745145023725568 one champion with another

Weird this post up for 8 minutes and nobody asking if AS looks fat :lol:

You corrected it, but I was really looking for Andy Schleck enjoying life a little too much. :D
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27 May 2018 14:59

LaFlorecita wrote:https://twitter.com/VelonCC/status/1000745145023725568 one champion with another

"2nd place in a GT? That is a stain on a palmares you can never make right, Tom" :eek:
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27 May 2018 15:47

Red Rick wrote:
LaFlorecita wrote:https://twitter.com/VelonCC/status/1000745145023725568 one champion with another

"2nd place in a GT? That is a stain on a palmares you can never make right, Tom" :eek:


Probably explaining gel management to him. "Don't ride up alongside Froome when he's eating as he'll try and palm off a load of gels on you and you know what happens when you eat too many of them".
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27 May 2018 18:15

https://nos.nl/artikel/2233783-dumoulin-ziet-deelname-aan-tour-de-france-wel-zitten.html

"Do you want to ride the Tour"

"Yes. No. Probably, but I don't want to think about it now"

He's gonna get 2 weeks of rest and then they'll decide further. He thinks he wants to do it, but he may change his mind during those 2 weeks of rest, and he said that's the latest we'll know it, it may be decided sooner.
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27 May 2018 18:23

Is he planning to ride the Tour to target the TT, dom for Keldermann or have a serious shot at it?
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