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2019 C du Dauphiné stage 7 St. Genix - Les Sept 133.5 km

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15 Jun 2019 15:08

Very possible TJ can get his third Dauphine podium after 2010 and 2015.
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Re: 2019 C du Dauphiné stage 7 St. Genix - Les Sept 133.5 km

15 Jun 2019 15:10

The final stage could make for interesting racing. Hope the weather is better. Fuglsang has to be the favorite, now . . . but not a lock.
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15 Jun 2019 15:14

Velolover2 wrote:Tejay surprisingly good. I'd like to see him on the podium again.

This climb was perfect for him but yes, it's the first time since 2017 he was in the mix in any race bigger than Tour of California so a good sign.
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15 Jun 2019 15:17

Fuglsang looked strong and should hang on. Seems his earlier form hasn't deserted him. Quintana and Porte not so good. Nice ride by Tejay, still a chance for the podium.
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15 Jun 2019 15:18

The stage had potential, but my uneducated guess is, that the weather made the riders feel less confident in themselves and felt they had more bad legs than they actually had. The time gaps weren't that big, and only Kruijswijk and Quintana (his attack was clearly a feint) were one level below the Fuglsang, Buchmann and the leader's group, who were close to each other. I don't have too high hopes on the stage tomorrow, unless Poels doesn't have his usual off-day.
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Re: 2019 C du Dauphiné stage 7 St. Genix - Les Sept 133.5 km

15 Jun 2019 15:23

Everyone who finished today deserves a mention - terrible weather. Poels wins - Ineos's dom(!) - Fuglsang gets yellow, all the TdF hopelfulls? ... ok, we'll blame it on the weather, but there's work to be done.
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15 Jun 2019 15:24

This was only Ineos' second WorldTour win of the season after Bernal's overall win in Paris-Nice.

Shockingly low tally.
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15 Jun 2019 15:27

tobydawq wrote:This was only Ineos' second WorldTour win of the season after Bernal's overall win in Paris-Nice.

Shockingly low tally.

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15 Jun 2019 15:30

Valv.Piti wrote:
tobydawq wrote:This was only Ineos' second WorldTour win of the season after Bernal's overall win in Paris-Nice.

Shockingly low tally.

Master tacticians.

With all that climbing and GC talent they've hoarded they've basically let everyone but Bernal and sorta Kwiat completely tank the WT spring races.
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15 Jun 2019 15:32

Uhm… Wout (Van Aert), most people take their helmet off before going to the podium. :lol:
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15 Jun 2019 15:34

Looking how this field looks like, Thomas should win the Tour fingers in the nose. Very disappointing climbing level compared to fourth Skineos man. Even Teejay could take a top 5 like in the good old days.
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15 Jun 2019 15:37

Quintana, Porte and Kruijswik really need to put some magic into the training to be ready for the Tour, they seemed to have lost more than expected today. Especially Quintana with his big attack I actually saw him maybe winning the stage and overall at first.

Very nice surprise by Teejay to be up there, he was showing some form already at Tour of California. Also Sepp Kuss seemed to have found his legs again, 1 month too late unfortunately, and he's not doing the Tour as well which is a shame.
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15 Jun 2019 15:38

Rollthedice wrote:Looking how this field looks like, Thomas should win the Tour fingers in the nose. Very disappointing climbing level compared to fourth Skineos man. Even Teejay could take a top 5 like in the good old days.

Maybe Nibali can jsut think of the Tour as the 9th week of the Giro
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Rollthedice wrote:Looking how this field looks like, Thomas should win the Tour fingers in the nose. Very disappointing climbing level compared to fourth Skineos man. Even Teejay could take a top 5 like in the good old days.

If Uran hits 2017 shape he actually has a chance, his team is looking pretty strong on all kinds of terrain.
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15 Jun 2019 15:43

Can Bernal rebel against Geraint or is he forbidden to?
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15 Jun 2019 15:51

Well, just because I'm silly, here's the race report from Cofidis, with a little help from FB auto-translate:

it was the apocalypse on the road to the Critérium du Dauphiné. Under the storm it is wout poels who triumphs at the top of a stage marked by the breakaway in the long course of Jesper Hansen. Our Danish climber resisted the race, ONLY 8 km away from the line. Stéphane was also on the attack today! Nico Edet gave it all but couldn't follow the rhythm of the favorites in the final. Hat Gentlemen the runners for braving with courage these conditions conditions!


Love the last bit... :cool:
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15 Jun 2019 16:11

Red Rick wrote:
Rollthedice wrote:Looking how this field looks like, Thomas should win the Tour fingers in the nose. Very disappointing climbing level compared to fourth Skineos man. Even Teejay could take a top 5 like in the good old days.

Maybe Nibali can jsut think of the Tour as the 9th week of the Giro


Unless Quintana and Porte are preparing with Slongo, I really don't see them anywhere near the podium in Le Tour.
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15 Jun 2019 16:17

Lequack wrote:Can Bernal rebel against Geraint or is he forbidden to?

I think it depends on how Suisse turns out. If Thomas' level is as good as Bernal, Thomas will likely be the man, but no matter what Bernal will be protected in Le Tour and then it only requires one misstep and Bernal will be the man.
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15 Jun 2019 16:22

Kruijswijck underwhelming as well.
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15 Jun 2019 16:50

Rollthedice wrote:
Red Rick wrote:
Rollthedice wrote:Looking how this field looks like, Thomas should win the Tour fingers in the nose. Very disappointing climbing level compared to fourth Skineos man. Even Teejay could take a top 5 like in the good old days.

Maybe Nibali can jsut think of the Tour as the 9th week of the Giro


Unless Quintana and Porte are preparing with Slongo, I really don't see them anywhere near the podium in Le Tour.


At least Porte has some excuses with illness and missed racing. Quintana is an enigma these days performance wise although it all seems to be heading in one direction........
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