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2018 Route d'Occitanie (2.1), June 14-17

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15 Jun 2018 14:25

Very nice sprint indeed. Solid racing with pace today. Venturini.............
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15 Jun 2018 14:43

Good win by Venturini, though it seemed like Laporte never truly sprinted at the end - Cofidis and the TDF will have an interesting relationship.
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15 Jun 2018 14:51

Another dirty sprint by Bouhanni...
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16 Jun 2018 00:00

Sartorius wrote:Another dirty sprint by Bouhanni...



Yes Bouhani's move was, if you weighted by percentage, was 70% a "Foul" but usually the officials let most of those
rated "fouls" go unpunished, not that they should.
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16 Jun 2018 06:09

Sartorius wrote:Another dirty sprint by Bouhanni...

He kept his line...

I can understand the dislike for Bouhanni, but not when it is unjustified. If this is a dirty move, then every sprint is dirty.
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16 Jun 2018 06:29

Alexandre B. wrote:
Sartorius wrote:Another dirty sprint by Bouhanni...

He kept his line...

I can understand the dislike for Bouhanni, but not when it is unjustified. If this is a dirty move, then every sprint is dirty.


What line? From right to left you think.. :rolleyes:
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16 Jun 2018 06:35

Nacer Bouhanni holds two jerseys!
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16 Jun 2018 08:25

wirral wrote:Nacer Bouhanni holds two jerseys!

:lol:
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16 Jun 2018 12:22

TourOfSardinia wrote:
wirral wrote:Nacer Bouhanni holds two jerseys!

:lol:


....and not giving them up without a fight! see 14.12
https://www.laroutedoccitanie.fr/edition-2018/direct-etape-3/
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16 Jun 2018 13:21

Live feed for now
https://ok.ru/live/935617371857
Alejandro bossing it
in the mists
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By definition moto-assisted
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16 Jun 2018 14:01

Went as expected, Valverde won, but obviously isn't at 100% atm. Probably not that close to 100% to be honest after the bit of sickness and first race since Liege as always, he has plenty of time to get ready.
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16 Jun 2018 14:02

And the winner is ...
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16 Jun 2018 14:07

That's an impressive finish-line photo.
Aka The Ginger One.
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16 Jun 2018 14:10

It was more exciting than I expected. But Navarro has shown that he's in very good shape at the moment, so Valverde is definitely not in bad shape
"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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16 Jun 2018 14:19

what a weak field
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16 Jun 2018 15:36

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:what a weak field


And you didn't knew that? Or you expected something else...?
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16 Jun 2018 16:03

Going well for the Sky Tour defence, Valverde can't drop the Sky dom :lol:
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16 Jun 2018 16:13

Surprise, Valverde won. He has only not won two week long stage races he started in the last three years, one of them was that Tirreno-Adriatico with the cancelled mountain stage. This year he's won every stage race he started. I wouldn't even have been surprised had he attacked at the bottom and won solo by over a minute.
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16 Jun 2018 16:20

He looked so easy compared with Navarro and Elissonde.
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16 Jun 2018 16:41

hazaran wrote:Going well for the Sky Tour defence, Valverde can't drop the Sky dom :lol:


The Sky Dom, who is not even good enough to start at TdF.. :D
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