2012 Tour de France: Stage 8: Belfort → Porrentruy (157.5km)

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Apr 10, 2011
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Geraint Too Fast said:
Yellow helmets for Radioshack.

Hello Gloin22...

Radioshack as the only team at Tour refused the new rule...

They won't have the yellow helmets...
;)
 
dlwssonic said:
To chase down any attacks from the GC contenders.
dlwssonic, meet Froome. Froome, meet dlwssonic.

There was never going to be a situation where Wiggo needed more than that today. It was going to be a short chase, and Wiggo would be aided by other GC contenders anyway.

For now I definitely see it as an eyebrow lowering operation, but we'll know soon.
 
Sep 9, 2009
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dlwssonic said:
Cadel will surprise quite a few tomorrow.
The tour is on!!!!

VDB looks in great shape just super unlucky yesterday.
Please post what time relative to Wiggins you consider good, average and bad for Cadel.

Genuinely intrigued what you think would be surprising, if you think his prologue timeloss was good.
 
May 27, 2010
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Waterloo Sunrise said:
Please post what time relative to Wiggins you consider good, average and bad for Cadel.

Genuinely intrigued what you think would be surprising, if you think his prologue timeloss was good.
Prologue time loss was decent for him.
I think anything below 45-30 seconds is good
 
May 27, 2010
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hrotha said:
dlwssonic, meet Froome. Froome, meet dlwssonic.

There was never going to be a situation where Wiggo needed more than that today. It was going to be a short chase, and Wiggo would be aided by other GC contenders anyway.

For now I definitely see it as an eyebrow lowering operation, but we'll know soon.
I really hope it isn't, I want to see a fair race.
 
Jul 16, 2010
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How is that good? He can't drop Wiggins anywhere. He'll lose the Tour if he doesn't beat Wiggins in the time trials. Only real gaps in this Tour will be made in time trials, crashes and unfortunate mechanicals.
 
May 27, 2010
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Yet Sky had Froome and Wiggins there.

Evans - alone
JvdB - alone
Radioshack - with 3 but only by the skin of their teeth
Menchov - alone
Nibali - alone

what's your point?? Lol
Much better than yesterday when we saw like 3 sky riders out of 8.
Today gave us more hope that sky could be beaten.
 
Apr 10, 2011
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El Pistolero said:
How is that good? He can't drop Wiggins anywhere. He'll lose the Tour if he doesn't beat Wiggins in the time trials.
+1

If Wiggins will gain that much in TT's - Evans is doomed with Wiggins in this form.
 
May 27, 2010
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El Pistolero said:
How is that good? He can't drop Wiggins anywhere. He'll lose the Tour if he doesn't beat Wiggins in the time trials. Only real gaps in this Tour will be made in time trials, crashes and unfortunate mechanicals.
Who knows? The tour is still long. I think evans can gain time in the 3rd or 2nd weeks. Plus I believe he will be stronger by the last TT.
 
El Pistolero said:
He'll lose the Tour if he doesn't beat Wiggins in the time trials. Only real gaps in this Tour will be made in time trials, crashes and unfortunate time gaps.
It's a long Tour, Wiggins won't lose the race in the ITTs, but he will at some point, probably the 3rd week.
 
May 27, 2010
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Tomorrow I hope its below 30 seconds but its gonna be tough for evans.
However at least today he showed that he is strong and was quite aggressive, a good sign.
Evans won't go down without a fight I'm sure.
 
Dec 27, 2010
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I was wondering why Radioshack weren't really chasing for Gallopin in the final, then I saw the faces of Schleck and Horner and it all made sense :D

Is it two or three minutes apart for the final riders tomorrow?
 
Jun 25, 2009
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will10 said:
I was wondering why Radioshack weren't really chasing for Gallopin in the final, then I saw the faces of Schleck and Horner and it all made sense :D

Is it two or three minutes apart for the final riders tomorrow?
They were struggling to stay with the group on the flat at times.
 
Dec 30, 2011
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Waterloo Sunrise said:
I would say less than 25, good, 25-50, average, anything over 50 poor.
Two things remember that tomorow's TT isnt towards the end of the Tour like last year's was. Also looking at the Dauphine TT you seem to be over rating Cadel a bit of course he may have been behind on form (though I dont think he was by much) but I find it hard to believe that that time gap will be eroded so considerably.
 

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