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2015 tour d'france stage 10: Tarbes › La Pierre-Saint-Martin

12 Jul 2015 16:55

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Boring stage on paper. A weak break will go which will have 0.00001% chance to hold. Sky to take control on the MTF and shed the peloton down to about 10 riders before Dawg attacks and puts the tour away for good.

1. Dawg
2. Contador + 35
3. Quintana + 1.00
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12 Jul 2015 16:56

Impossible to spend just a few minutes more on the OP for a stage that doesn't even start tomorrow?
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12 Jul 2015 16:57

froome, quintana gapped at the very end +5 seconds, contador about 20-30 seconds down. pinot to do well and show what a shame his porte like first week was.
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12 Jul 2015 17:05

Thermo nuclear awaiting and forum crash too.
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12 Jul 2015 17:11

A lot of these race thread OPs really have been terrible and this one clearly was done just so the dig at Sky could be included. You're better than this Sceptic.
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12 Jul 2015 17:12

Over or under 40'30''?
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12 Jul 2015 17:14

Contador
Froome +6
Quintana +9
Tejay +25
Nibali +40
Barguil +48

Seriously though I want to see Alberto hang on when Dawg goes mutant
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12 Jul 2015 17:16

Based on the profile, this stage ends with a climb, yes? Froome is the obvious pick for victory then.
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12 Jul 2015 17:16

Under. The stage sets up perfectly for a MTF sprint.
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12 Jul 2015 17:16

A very nice final climb, plenty of room for aggressive riding if someone wants to attack but they all will probably be too scared they will be chased done by the others teams domestiques so nothing much will happen.
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12 Jul 2015 17:18

SeriousSam wrote:Based on the profile, this stage ends with a climb, yes? Froome is the obvious pick for victory then.


Thinking breakaway myself. There's plenty of people far enough behind to not be a threat for the yellow and I don't think Sky wants to spent unneeded energy just to win a stage. Not unless they're sure Froome will wear the yellow in Paris, which is far from certain atm.

When it comes to the favourites I doubt 1 climb is enough to separate Contador/Froome/Quintana, and hopefully Nibali will be good enough to stay with them.

The thing to look for is whether one of the top 4 is not good enough, losing time, and which of the outsiders will be able to stay with the favourites.
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12 Jul 2015 17:24

Gaining time on your rivals and expending the energy necessary to win the stage are equivalent on a MTF. Besides, Froome appears to have an edge over his rivals now, so now is the time to capitalise.

Froome will go all out.
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12 Jul 2015 17:25

Inaccurate profile from TdF as usual. Cyclingcols or Climbbybike have better ones.

Pretenders will drop before Col du Labays. But a selected group will ride faster than a lone attacker in those 4 'easy' kms of open road exposed to the wind between Col de Labays and Col du Soudet. Don't expect a replay of Ax3, just a last km attack with 30sec gap between contenders.
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12 Jul 2015 17:31

very demanding climb. relatively gentle last 5k shouldn't confuse. that's like aprica after mortirolo, if you are fresh 4-5% are overcome like flat, if not...thats like mortirolo itself. froome to launch a huge out of saddle effort from 6-7 km to go. nairo to keep up with him. bertie, nibs and pinot to lose about 20-30sec
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Re: 2015 tour d'france stage 10: Tarbes › La Pierre-Saint-Ma

12 Jul 2015 17:35

I expect Ax 3 Domaines performance from Froome.
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12 Jul 2015 17:39

Nibali to rise from the dead.
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12 Jul 2015 17:40

When Roche goes to take the front Froome attacks and drops the Sky train.
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12 Jul 2015 17:44

This smells of Chamrousse last year. There will be big names dropping mid way trough the climb. Surely those easier slopes are perfect for a seated accelaration.
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12 Jul 2015 17:46

Let's start ' a what if ' game.what if the OTHER 3 will attack right from the bottom of the climb? one by one.
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12 Jul 2015 17:51

ice&fire wrote:Inaccurate profile from TdF as usual. Cyclingcols or Climbbybike have better ones.


Doesn't look very inaccurate to me, note that they only go to 1610 meters.
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