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10 Jun 2018 11:58

Too easy for Sky. Bring on the cobbled classics already, this is sh*te.
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10 Jun 2018 11:58

rlntlssly wrote:
Salvarani wrote:YES WE GOT A RACE NOW

Yeah, attacking after a puncture. That's the racing we want.


Oh cry more

If you also wanna talk about a level playing field, as I saw you mentioned, every team should have the same budget and salary cap too

The game is the game tho, Thomas unlucky and the race is on and they already back soon anyway...
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10 Jun 2018 12:00

I don’t criticise AG2R (too much) for that but pleased Geraint Thomas is back on. That would’ve been a crappy way for Yates or Bardet to win.

Pace probably comes out of it a little now. I still like the break’s chances.
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10 Jun 2018 12:01

wonder what Thomas said to Bardet. Made a point of going to speak to him
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10 Jun 2018 12:01

Salvarani wrote:
rlntlssly wrote:
Salvarani wrote:YES WE GOT A RACE NOW

Yeah, attacking after a puncture. That's the racing we want.


Oh cry more

If you also wanna talk about a level playing field, as I saw you mentioned, every team should have the same budget and salary cap too

The game is the game tho, Thomas unlucky and the race is on and they already back soon anyway...

I'm not saying it's unfair. I'm just saying it's not the kind of racing I'd prefer to watch. And yeah, I think a salary cap would be a very good idea.
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10 Jun 2018 12:04

Oh noo poor Bob!
Riposa in pace, Michele!
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10 Jun 2018 12:08

Ag2r keep on pushing...
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10 Jun 2018 12:11

rlntlssly wrote:
Salvarani wrote:
rlntlssly wrote:
Salvarani wrote:YES WE GOT A RACE NOW

Yeah, attacking after a puncture. That's the racing we want.


Oh cry more

If you also wanna talk about a level playing field, as I saw you mentioned, every team should have the same budget and salary cap too

The game is the game tho, Thomas unlucky and the race is on and they already back soon anyway...

I'm not saying it's unfair. I'm just saying it's not the kind of racing I'd prefer to watch. And yeah, I think a salary cap would be a very good idea.


Sky won their first two tours with a smaller budget than BMC and Tinkoff. Sky's strength is Brailsford, Peters, Kerrison and Ellingworth. Capping riders salary doesn't stop them, simply makes it harder for others to catch up.
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10 Jun 2018 12:15

Strawberry_Jams wrote:wonder what Thomas said to Bardet. Made a point of going to speak to him


He said " grabbed an inhaler while changing the wheel, so all good now"
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10 Jun 2018 12:16

Great job by the Bora rider .... Going full tilt and dropping Buchmann in the process.
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10 Jun 2018 12:22

samhocking wrote:
rlntlssly wrote:
Salvarani wrote:
rlntlssly wrote:
Salvarani wrote:YES WE GOT A RACE NOW

Yeah, attacking after a puncture. That's the racing we want.


Oh cry more

If you also wanna talk about a level playing field, as I saw you mentioned, every team should have the same budget and salary cap too

The game is the game tho, Thomas unlucky and the race is on and they already back soon anyway...

I'm not saying it's unfair. I'm just saying it's not the kind of racing I'd prefer to watch. And yeah, I think a salary cap would be a very good idea.


Sky won their first two tours with a smaller budget than BMC and Tinkoff. Sky's strength is Brailsford, Peters, Kerrison and Ellingworth. Capping riders salary doesn't stop them, simply makes it harder for others to catch up.

I guess we'll never know how Sky does it.
The Day Team Sky disappears from cycling I'll truly enjoy watching a mountainous Grand Tour stage again -- former Milan-San Remo winner I interviewed.
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10 Jun 2018 12:23

It's going to be Hart for Bardet to get away
"If I had stopped for coffee, they would have done the same. They never got off my wheel." - Fabian Cancellara after Paris-Roubaix 2011.
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10 Jun 2018 12:25

Gaudu gaining time still.
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10 Jun 2018 12:25

Latour doing his best impression of Mollema.
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10 Jun 2018 12:26

I was thinking Sky is not going to win Vuelta.

But I think Tao just might do it :p
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10 Jun 2018 12:27

Stella0596 wrote:Latour doing his best impression of Mollema.

He looks like Chris Anker Sorensen trying to climb in an aero position :lol:
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10 Jun 2018 12:27

Does Tao already sure a spot in the tour?
he`s a awesome form...
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10 Jun 2018 12:28

Jungle Cycle wrote:Does Tao already sure a spot in the tour?
he`s a awesome form...


I think he's peaking right about now, from Cali to here. Unleash him at Vuelta on his own, he deserves his own chance after this
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10 Jun 2018 12:30

Well back to the normal double figures group for the climb
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10 Jun 2018 12:30

Tao hasn't been going particularly quickly, obviously.
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