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16 Aug 2018 15:53

This guy is nigh on impossible to beat on a hill finish like this one.
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16 Aug 2018 16:15

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:This guy is nigh on impossible to beat on a hill finish like this one.


Many WT riders are in this field.
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16 Aug 2018 17:02

I guess you are being sarcastic, and I know the field isn't much. But I'm telling you even in a full on WT field there will be very few who can beat MvdP on such a particular finish as this.
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16 Aug 2018 17:05

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:I guess you are being sarcastic, and I know the field isn't much. But I'm telling you even in a full on WT field there will be very few who can beat MvdP on such a particular finish as this.


Definitely true. Maybe Sagan, Alaphilippe and Valverde, maybe not even him.

We need it to be measured out soon.
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16 Aug 2018 17:40

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:I guess you are being sarcastic, and I know the field isn't much. But I'm telling you even in a full on WT field there will be very few who can beat MvdP on such a particular finish as this.


I'm willing to believe he can crack the top-5 on a very good day, not that he's nigh on impossible to beat. Not until I see him actually beat a top quality puncheur.
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16 Aug 2018 18:03

Flamin wrote:
Dekker_Tifosi wrote:I guess you are being sarcastic, and I know the field isn't much. But I'm telling you even in a full on WT field there will be very few who can beat MvdP on such a particular finish as this.


I'm willing to believe he can crack the top-5 on a very good day, not that he's nigh on impossible to beat. Not until I see him actually beat a top quality puncheur.


Indeed, claims like DT make after MvdP beating a bunch of 2nd and 3rd tier are ridiculous. Mathieu seems to have it in him, but I first want to see him compete vs a real puncheur before I judge him.
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16 Aug 2018 21:34

Tomorrow's (Friday's) Stage 2 Tana to Kjøllefjord 195 km - lumpy.
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3 km long descent to finish so fast finish.
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16 Aug 2018 22:29

MVP won so easily that any talk of “ he needs to do it against real competition” is a bit silly. Any other of the top guys wouldn’t have won more easily than that. He’s legit, clearly.
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17 Aug 2018 06:27

Kristian Aasvold - if not for the crash yesterday ... he was looking good. Good luck on stage 2!
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17 Aug 2018 12:17

Anyone with a working stream for the race? (Not geoblocked).
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17 Aug 2018 12:30

Echelons again.
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17 Aug 2018 12:31

Barguil just crashed pretty hard after getting blown off the road by the wind.
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17 Aug 2018 12:38

Ricco' wrote:Anyone with a working stream for the race? (Not geoblocked).


Try http://tiz-cycling.live/ - works for me (no commentary though)

Warren in trouble -
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17 Aug 2018 12:40

Robert5091 wrote:
Ricco' wrote:Anyone with a working stream for the race? (Not geoblocked).


Try http://tiz-cycling.live/ - works for me (no commentary though)

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Thanks! For some reason I never remember to check Tiz.
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17 Aug 2018 12:51

MVDP dropped!
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17 Aug 2018 12:51

Mathieu getting dropped by Fuglsang.
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17 Aug 2018 12:51

Astana dropping Van der Poel
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17 Aug 2018 12:54

DNP-Old wrote:Mathieu getting dropped by Fuglsang.


He's getting dropped by basically everyone now. Pedalling squares.
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17 Aug 2018 12:55

Flamin wrote:
DNP-Old wrote:Mathieu getting dropped by Fuglsang.


He's getting dropped by basically everyone now. Pedalling squares.

When Mathieu is bad, he is really, really bad. All in or all out, there seems to be no in between.
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17 Aug 2018 12:57

DNP-Old wrote:
Flamin wrote:
DNP-Old wrote:Mathieu getting dropped by Fuglsang.


He's getting dropped by basically everyone now. Pedalling squares.

When Mathieu is bad, he is really, really bad. All in or all out, there seems to be no in between.


No wonder he ain't interested in GT's. Would just be a waste of time to focus on that.
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