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Paris - Nice 10 March - 17 March 2019 77th edition

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17 Mar 2019 15:34

Quintana might miss out by a few seconds like everyone who attacks on this stage
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17 Mar 2019 15:42

Did he get bonus seconds
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17 Mar 2019 15:45

Bernal working
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17 Mar 2019 15:46

Astana is looking very bright this season.
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17 Mar 2019 15:49

Great racing. Gongrats to Bernal and thank god Nairo made this last stage very interesting.
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17 Mar 2019 15:58

At least Quintana gave it a go but Astana had just as many men in the break! Chapeau Astana again & Bernal for the GC. Quintana is going to need a couple of good climbers to help him out against Sky.
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17 Mar 2019 15:59

Bit dreary from everyone else in that break bar Iza, TJ and Quintana. Didn’t even try and win the stage
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17 Mar 2019 16:09

Scarponi wrote:Quintana might miss out by a few seconds like everyone who attacks on this stage



Solar won on that stage so it's not everyone who attacks on this stage that misses out by a few seconds.
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17 Mar 2019 16:10

Great effort by Quintana, but Sky controlled it well.
Excellent race.
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17 Mar 2019 16:10

Need to congratulate Izagirre on winning the stage, TJ for trying and Quintana for actually trying. Also congrats to Bernal to hanging on to win.
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17 Mar 2019 16:25

Sky's tactics are really a bit disgusting. They continue to getting away with doing nonchalant crap over and over again, but are winning anyways on sheer power anyways and people and commentators are praising them for riding tactically. They are just so much better, teamwise, that its almost impossible to lose man. Keep holding on to dead domestiques for two long, doesn't matter.

Congrats to Egan, but he basically didnt do anything all race other than holding on to Rowe's or Sosa's wheel.
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Re: Paris - Nice 10 March - 17 March 2019 77th edition

17 Mar 2019 16:25

Sky did it in 2016-17 and the team does it again this year. super job by them all, Rowe, Tao, S.Henao, Narvaez, Sosa, Kwiato
Bernal wins. Dave B has a diamond in his team. kudos!
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17 Mar 2019 16:49

Didn't see it, but Bernal made no attempt to follow Quintana?
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17 Mar 2019 17:03

Quintana attacked one climb too early - Waited to the second last climb with his team-mates up the road and with more energy, while Sky will have one less rider at the front of the peleton, then he had a better chance of stealing PN.
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17 Mar 2019 17:05

Red Rick wrote:Didn't see it, but Bernal made no attempt to follow Quintana?


None whatsoever.
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17 Mar 2019 17:20

tobydawq wrote:
Red Rick wrote:Didn't see it, but Bernal made no attempt to follow Quintana?


None whatsoever.

At least Henao tried to follow Contador in '17, but I guess the team that SKY sent on that occasion was a lot weaker than the ridiculous train they had this time. For this reason, I could not really be bothered watching the stage, seeing how 6 SKY riders kept Quintana on a 50 second leash for most of his brave attack. It seemed inevitable that the long range attack would fail unlike in previous years. Apart from the echelon stages in the beginning of the race and the cat-and-mouse-play between Yates, Martinez and Lopez yesterday, I don't think Paris-Nice was anything special this year. Tirreno, so far, has clearly been the better race.
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17 Mar 2019 17:52

Naesen 13th in Nice and 16th in Oman.

Definitely one of the better climbers of the classic guy.
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17 Mar 2019 18:04

tobydawq wrote:
Red Rick wrote:Didn't see it, but Bernal made no attempt to follow Quintana?


None whatsoever.

Booooo. Kinda disappointing really.
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17 Mar 2019 18:08

Valv.Piti wrote:Sky's tactics are really a bit disgusting. They continue to getting away with doing nonchalant crap over and over again, but are winning anyways on sheer power anyways and people and commentators are praising them for riding tactically. They are just so much better, teamwise, that its almost impossible to lose man. Keep holding on to dead domestiques for two long, doesn't matter.

Congrats to Egan, but he basically didnt do anything all race other than holding on to Rowe's or Sosa's wheel.

lol
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17 Mar 2019 18:19

Valv.Piti wrote:Sky's tactics are really a bit disgusting. They continue to getting away with doing nonchalant crap over and over again, but are winning anyways on sheer power anyways and people and commentators are praising them for riding tactically. They are just so much better, teamwise, that its almost impossible to lose man. Keep holding on to dead domestiques for two long, doesn't matter.

Congrats to Egan, but he basically didnt do anything all race other than holding on to Rowe's or Sosa's wheel.



When a team has the money to buy the best domestiques it's what you get.

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[url=<span class="skimlinks-unlinked">http://forum.cyclingnews.com/viewtopic.php?p=2339902#p2339902</span>]tobydawq[/url] wrote:
[url=<span class="skimlinks-unlinked">http://forum.cyclingnews.com/viewtopic.php?p=2339896#p2339896</span>]Red Rick[/url] wrote:Didn't see it, but Bernal made no attempt to follow Quintana?


None whatsoever.

Booooo. Kinda disappointing really.


He had no reason to follow.
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