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30 Jun 2013 16:29

webvan wrote:Yeah and he looked fine when he sped back to the front of the group on the last climb, it even looked like he was going to pop one...wonder what he thought when Froome wasted energy with his usual showboating and nearly missed a turn in the descent...


Yes I agree he looked fine at that point.

Publicus wrote:I thought that was because of the narrowing road/crowd. That was why Froome got away so quickly--most of the favorites weren't on his wheel and couldnt respond


Hmm that makes sense
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30 Jun 2013 16:39

Contador claims its fine, for now.

http://www.marca.com/2013/06/30/ciclismo/tour_francia/1372608922.html

Then again even if he wasnt fine, he probably wouldnt say it. Remember how in 2010 he bluffed his way into only losing 10 s on Morzine, when he could have lost minutes.
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The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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30 Jun 2013 16:40

LaFlorecita wrote:Thought on the last climb he was lacking a bit... started very close to the front and slowly lost ground. But I dunno.


He was always in the top10 on the hill, and after Froome attacked, he stayed calm and waited for Roche to work on the downhill/flat. I think is was totally normal. He don't need to be nervous when he has no reason, and today there were 12 kms left.
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30 Jun 2013 16:46

The Hitch wrote:Contador claims its fine, for now.

http://www.marca.com/2013/06/30/ciclismo/tour_francia/1372608922.html

Then again even if he wasnt fine, he probably wouldnt say it. Remember how in 2010 he bluffed his way into only losing 10 s on Morzine, when he could have lost minutes.


That was a great bluff, shows you Contador's intelligence in a race. I don't think he would have lost minutes though.

He looked good today, he wasn't dropping back orso as fleur claims.
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30 Jun 2013 16:48

The Hitch wrote:Contador claims its fine, for now.

http://www.marca.com/2013/06/30/ciclismo/tour_francia/1372608922.html

Then again even if he wasnt fine, he probably wouldnt say it. Remember how in 2010 he bluffed his way into only losing 10 s on Morzine, when he could have lost minutes.



"We have to wait and see what happens tomorrow, because in this type of fall is often when you notice the effects,"

So we shall see!

Indeed he won't give to much away, no point in giving Sky a reason to attack him!
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30 Jun 2013 16:48

Miburo wrote:That was a great bluff, shows you Contador's intelligence in a race. I don't think he would have lost minutes though.

He looked good today, he wasn't dropping back orso as fleur claims.


Then again, over here Contador is a lot less optimistic.

http://www.sporten.dk/cykling/blodig-contador-jeg-lider-derude


Carols wrote:"We have to wait and see what happens tomorrow, because in this type of fall is often when you notice the effects,"

So we shall see!

Indeed he won't give to much away, no point in giving Sky a reason to attack him!


Not just sky. Id be worried about Murito Valverde and even Evans.
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The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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30 Jun 2013 16:53

He is trying to confuse the froomebot:cool:
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30 Jun 2013 16:54

The Hitch wrote:Then again, over here Contador is a lot less optimistic.

http://www.sporten.dk/cykling/blodig-contador-jeg-lider-derude




Not just sky. Id be worried about Murito Valverde and even Evans.


I liked the first one better! Bloodied and twisted with effort sounds much less promising..... :(

Many to worry about agreed, but Sky ganging up in him while he is hurting is to be most feared IMO.
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30 Jun 2013 16:55

LaFlorecita wrote:He is trying to confuse the froomebot:cool:


LOL!!! :)

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30 Jun 2013 17:08

I dont know if Alberto looks good or bad,but Saxo is looking very good.I hope they won't lose too much time in TTT.
Especialy Roche looks very good imo,good domestique.:)

The person I fear most after this stage is Kiri:D:o
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Ryo Hazuki in August 2013 wrote:what? quintana is already better climber than froome. see final stages of the tour and he's only 23. quintana is the best climber I've sene since pantani. he will become a legend
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30 Jun 2013 17:10

Don't be late Pedro wrote:I think your comment says more about you then anything else.


I share your sentiments.
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30 Jun 2013 17:11

Miburo wrote:you saw this :o, right?

I know it's nothing but it's the best we've had in the last 10 years for the first stage unless you count the first real stage of last year's tour.


2008? :rolleyes:
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30 Jun 2013 17:14

LaFlorecita wrote:He is trying to confuse the froomebot:cool:

Remember 'The Formula' :cool:
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30 Jun 2013 17:43

Netserk wrote:2008? :rolleyes:


Hill in 2011 was steeper iirc

Netserk wrote:I share your sentiments.


So thinking some people will celebrate with a crash makes me look like those people :o

Good to know.
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30 Jun 2013 17:48

"It was uncomfortable today and will likely be so again tomorrow but I will be 100% for the TTT"

http://sporten.tv2.dk/tour/2013-06-30-mærket-contador-ubehageligt-i-dag

Ps: old man Tosatto in the 1st group. Well done
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30 Jun 2013 18:04

Cimber wrote:"It was uncomfortable today and will likely be so again tomorrow but I will be 100% for the TTT"

http://sporten.tv2.dk/tour/2013-06-30-mærket-contador-ubehageligt-i-dag

Ps: old man Tosatto in the 1st group. Well done

He was also strong in the Italian nats.
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30 Jun 2013 18:05

Cimber wrote:"It was uncomfortable today and will likely be so again tomorrow but I will be 100% for the TTT"

[url]http://sporten.tv2.dk/tour/2013-06-30-mærket-contador-ubehageligt-i-dag[/url]

Ps: old man Tosatto in the 1st group. Well done


Yup, great ride by him. Plus Sergio and Jesus who let go on the last flat part, I saw them hanging around in the back of the peloton for a long while. The team is strong.
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30 Jun 2013 18:05

Also, they might get a decent spot in the start order for the ttt this way. I still remember 2011 :o
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30 Jun 2013 18:08

Cimber wrote:"It was uncomfortable today and will likely be so again tomorrow but I will be 100% for the TTT"

[url]http://sporten.tv2.dk/tour/2013-06-30-mærket-contador-ubehageligt-i-dag[/url]

Ps: old man Tosatto in the 1st group. Well done

I hope Contador isn't pulling everyone again like in vuelta. Be better for him to play the schleck Rodriguez schleck role- reap rewards of rest of team doing all the work.
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The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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30 Jun 2013 18:10

Miburo wrote:Hill in 2011 was steeper iirc


Then you remember incorrectly ;)

The stage itself was also hillier in '08.
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