Log in:  

Register

Tour de France 2018 stage 7: Fougéres - Chartres 231 km

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

Who is going to win the stage?

Poll ended at 13 Jul 2018 16:09

Fernando GAVIRIA
34
55%
Peter SAGAN
8
13%
Dylan GROENEWEGEN
8
13%
Marcel KITTEL
4
6%
Arnaud DEMARE
1
2%
André GREIPEL
2
3%
Alexander KRISTOFF
No votes
Sonny COLBRELLI
1
2%
Mark CAVENDISH
3
5%
Other
1
2%
 
Total votes : 62

Tour de France 2018 stage 7: Fougéres - Chartres 231 km

12 Jul 2018 16:09

After a thrilling finish on the Mur, we are left with Dumoulin losing lots of time, Bardet losing some time as well, and defending champion and multiple Tour-winner and defending champion of all three Grand Tours Chris Froome losing seconds as well. On the other hand, Dan Martin and Richie Porte showed their readiness to battle for victory!
It is unlikely though, that we will see the continuation of today's battle tomorrow. Instead we are going to see the top guns of sprinting battle it out for stage victory. Will Gaviria and Quickstep continue to dominate, or will another speedster take the day?

Stage 7 is a ride from the small town of Fougéres to Chartres.
Image

Fougéres was a somewhat strategic castle in the Middle Ages, where the Kingdom of France, the Duchy of Brittany and even the English was in conflict with each other because of it.

Image

Leaving the region of Brittany to end in the Centre-Val de Loire, while passing by Pays de la Loire. This region is known for its many châteux...
Image
...which is the legacy of Loire being the centre of power in France and the preferred place to be for the French royalty, before King Francois I chose to highlight the old capital Paris once more. Some of these châteux were destroyed or their values plundered during the revolution, because their owners (or their owner's heads) were gone.

Image

Chartres main sight is its 798 years old cathedral.

Image

Another opportunity for the sprinters, as the profile clearly shows!

Profile
[/b]Image

Last km
Image
General classification before tomorrow:

1. Greg Van AVERMAET (BMC)
2. Geraint THOMAS (SKY) + 3''
3. Tejay VAN GARDEREN (BMC) + 5''
4. Julian ALAPHILIPPE (Quickstep) + 6''
5. Philippe GILBERT (Quickstep) + 12''
6. Bob JUNGELS (Quickstep) + 18''
7. Rigoberto URAN (EF-ED) + 45''
8. Alejandro VALVERDE (Movistar) + 51''
9. Rafal MAJKA (Bora) + 52''
10. Jakob FUGLSANG (Astana) + 53''

Polka-dot jersey competition before tomorrow:

1. Toms SKUIJNS (Trek) 6
2. Sylvain CHAVANEL (Direct Energie) 4
3. Dion SMITH (Wanty) 4

Points jersey competition before tomorrow:

1. Peter SAGAN (Bora) [i]199

2. Fernando GAVIRIA (Quickstep) 156
3. Alexander KRISTOFF (UAE) 88
4. André GREIPEL (Lotto-Soudal) 75
5. Arnaud DEMARE (GFD) 57

Weather forecast at the finish

Image
User avatar Simurgh
Member
 
Posts: 678
Joined: 14 Jun 2015 20:48

12 Jul 2018 16:17

Hopefully it's Dylan's time to shine.
User avatar SafeBet
Veteran
 
Posts: 7,069
Joined: 02 Sep 2011 13:38
Location: Milano, Italy

12 Jul 2018 16:28

Gee, we've had sprints that weren't flat. Can't go too overboard with the hills can we?
Veni, Vidi, Kirby

I came, I saw, I was dead wrong as per usual
User avatar Red Rick
Administrator
 
Posts: 14,766
Joined: 20 Feb 2012 18:15

12 Jul 2018 16:59

The last 500 meters look like at least 3%
Riposa in pace, Michele!
User avatar Laplaz
Member
 
Posts: 1,488
Joined: 06 Apr 2016 08:06

Re:

12 Jul 2018 17:19

Laplaz wrote:The last 500 meters look like at least 3%

20m in 1km is a 2% average from the kite to the finish, so the latter half of that must be greater than 3 based on that profile. It’ll be a hard one.


1 Gaviria
2 Sagan
3-5 Kristoff/Kittel/Greipel/Grownewegen (one of whom will have a mechanical in the final 5km and miss out)
Leinster
Member
 
Posts: 793
Joined: 10 Jun 2017 06:44

12 Jul 2018 17:41

1. Sonny
2. Nando
3. Sagan

... only because PS went too deep today and Sonny took it easy & Nando had a day off.
User avatar Jancouver
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2,555
Joined: 14 Mar 2009 22:03
Location: San Diego, USA

Re: Re:

12 Jul 2018 17:44

Leinster wrote:
Laplaz wrote:The last 500 meters look like at least 3%

20m in 1km is a 2% average from the kite to the finish, so the latter half of that must be greater than 3 based on that profile. It’ll be a hard one.


1 Gaviria
2 Sagan
3-5 Kristoff/Kittel/Greipel/Grownewegen (one of whom will have a mechanical in the final 5km and miss out)

Here's the view from the top of finishing straight.
Judge by yourselves what kind of sprint might be.
User avatar sir fly
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4,937
Joined: 24 Feb 2014 16:04
Location: 011

Re: Tour de France 2018 stage 7: Fougéres - Chartres 231 km

12 Jul 2018 17:55

Jesus I am soooo bored of sprinters stages FFS, this opening week will probably end up with 3 notable stages.
User avatar Oliwright
Member
 
Posts: 568
Joined: 18 May 2016 11:47

Re: Tour de France 2018 stage 7: Fougéres - Chartres 231 km

12 Jul 2018 17:59

It's like 700m at 3% and final 300m is flat. Sagan vs Gaviria again.
Lance Armstrong
Member
 
Posts: 765
Joined: 10 Mar 2009 14:25

12 Jul 2018 18:12

We can all agree that I hope Cav wins tomorrow.
User avatar SHAD0W93
Member
 
Posts: 771
Joined: 13 Aug 2011 03:50

12 Jul 2018 18:15

Fast forward to Sunday please.
User avatar Jagartrott
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2,546
Joined: 15 Apr 2014 13:37

Re:

12 Jul 2018 18:24

Jancouver wrote:1. Sonny
2. Nando
3. Sagan

... only because PS went too deep today and Sonny took it easy & Nando had a day off.

Nando really didn't have a day off today...
User avatar Valv.Piti
Veteran
 
Posts: 9,349
Joined: 03 Aug 2015 00:00
Location: Dinamarca, Aalborg

12 Jul 2018 18:42

Gaviria
Gripel
Colbrelli
(Peter just off due to how deep he went today helping Majka.)
User avatar Koronin
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2,450
Joined: 14 Oct 2017 01:42
Location: North Carolina, USA

Re:

12 Jul 2018 18:55

Koronin wrote:Gaviria
Gripel
Colbrelli
(Peter just off due to how deep he went today helping Majka.)

What? :D
Vasilis
Member
 
Posts: 768
Joined: 04 May 2014 17:52

Re: Re:

12 Jul 2018 18:59

Vasilis wrote:
Koronin wrote:Gaviria
Gripel
Colbrelli
(Peter just off due to how deep he went today helping Majka.)

What? :D

I think Peter will be top 5, just think he won't be in the top 3 due to his helping Mijka today. Saturday is another story. :D
User avatar Koronin
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2,450
Joined: 14 Oct 2017 01:42
Location: North Carolina, USA

12 Jul 2018 19:00

231 km into a slight headwind the whole way. The breakaway has my sympathies...
More Strides than Rides
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2,175
Joined: 15 Mar 2011 23:52

Re: Tour de France 2018 stage 7: Fougéres - Chartres 231 km

12 Jul 2018 19:03

Greipel was impressive in the last sprint but his team sucks. I think he wil win one stage during the Tour because Lotto as bad as they are in the moment won`t screw up every single time.
skippo12
Member
 
Posts: 332
Joined: 14 May 2017 14:34

Re: Tour de France 2018 stage 7: Fougéres - Chartres 231 km

12 Jul 2018 19:04

Simurgh wrote:Another opportunity for the sprinters, as the profile clearly shows!


The profile is deceiving. It's at 4.5%

Sagan win #3, I'm guessing
User avatar GuyIncognito
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4,099
Joined: 27 Jun 2013 21:19

Re: Re:

12 Jul 2018 20:10

Koronin wrote:
Vasilis wrote:
Koronin wrote:Gaviria
Gripel
Colbrelli
(Peter just off due to how deep he went today helping Majka.)

What? :D

I think Peter will be top 5, just think he won't be in the top 3 due to his helping Mijka today. Saturday is another story. :D

What I meant is that today I didn't get the impression at all he was sacrificing himself for Majka.
Vasilis
Member
 
Posts: 768
Joined: 04 May 2014 17:52

Re: Re:

12 Jul 2018 20:21

Vasilis wrote:
Koronin wrote:
Vasilis wrote:
Koronin wrote:Gaviria
Gripel
Colbrelli
(Peter just off due to how deep he went today helping Majka.)

What? :D

I think Peter will be top 5, just think he won't be in the top 3 due to his helping Mijka today. Saturday is another story. :D

What I meant is that today I didn't get the impression at all he was sacrificing himself for Majka.


You may be correct. We'll see tomorrow.
User avatar Koronin
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2,450
Joined: 14 Oct 2017 01:42
Location: North Carolina, USA

Next

Return to Professional road racing

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot], jaylew, Jspear, movingtarget and 44 guests

Back to top