2013 Tour de France, Stage 2: Bastia - Ajaccio 156Km

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Jul 29, 2012
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bolingbroke said:
Rolland only proved he can make the stupidest attack of a stage. ...and you are making light of Froome's go.:rolleyes:
What has Rolland's attack today to do with the fact that he has the abilities to win a MTF in a break?
 
Jul 20, 2010
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I believe that Froome is a bit over-motivated and that's the reason for today's stupid attack. I really don't think it was something else.
 

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Mar 29, 2011
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Publicus said:
And apparently you forgot to ask yourself if I cared about your opinion. Cycling forums arent just to try an antagonize fans of a rider you despise. You must lead a lonely life.
Yes, its way easier to criticize at once without rhyme or reason. Being a big expert sure makes life so fertile and not lonely :rolleyes:
 
Apr 10, 2011
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Lance Armstrong said:
Oh, my bad. Velits has no climbing legs anymore, but he can still do well in the sprint. At least as a leadout for Kwiatek :)
Agreed. Velitswould be very useful for that.

But well, OPQS seems to think he will be better used to make sure Cav makes it in time on the stages, not sure whether that's a right or wrong tactic, but if it happend today, it will happen for all remaining stages too very likely.
 
Jan 11, 2010
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Mollema quite cool in front of the tv camera: "when Froome went, I could have gone with him, but I thought: what the hell is he doing? So I didn't bother."
 
Sep 14, 2011
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Donkey said:
I believe that Froome is a bit over-motivated and that's the reason for today's stupid attack. I really don't think it was something else.
There were two dogs out there today which could have done with being on a lead.
 
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theyoungest said:
Mollema quite cool in front of the tv camera: "when Froome went, I could have gone with him, but I thought: what the hell is he doing? So I didn't bother."
We'll see if the phlegm transfers to performance later in the race.

I'd rather have my money on him than most of the old guard though, to be honest.
 
Donkey said:
I believe that Froome is a bit over-motivated and that's the reason for today's stupid attack. I really don't think it was something else.
He just needed to stretch his legs and be unpredictable. But it is this hubris that will lose him the overall.....maybe....
 
roundabout said:
I don't think so.

Well, I am not sure.

Edit: ah, he and Rein both crashed yesterday
Taaramäe didn't crash yesterday, he just got some deep cut on his hand from someone else bike. He even didn't notice it until he got to his teambus
 
Feb 22, 2011
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Carols said:
He just needed to stretch his legs and be unpredictable. But it is this hubris that will lose him the overall.....maybe....
Come on! If there had been a fall in the bunch behind him, we'd all be going on about how clever he was to put himself out of danger. I get the impression that this is a guy with plenty in his legs. If you can reduce risks without it costing too much, why not do so?
 
Jul 11, 2011
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I viewed Froome's move as an attempt to keep himself safely up front more than a calculated attack.
 
Jul 20, 2010
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cycladianpirate said:
Come on! If there had been a fall in the bunch behind him, we'd all be going on about how clever he was to put himself out of danger. I get the impression that this is a guy with plenty in his legs. If you can reduce risks without it costing too much, why not do so?
So shall we see him riding in front of peloton every stage to prevent falls? :)
 
cycladianpirate said:
Come on! If there had been a fall in the bunch behind him, we'd all be going on about how clever he was to put himself out of danger. I get the impression that this is a guy with plenty in his legs. If you can reduce risks without it costing too much, why not do so?
Oh he has plenty in his legs, no dispute there! I don't consider it a stupid move, never said I did.
 
Jun 21, 2010
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Samson said:
Taaramäe - most frustraiting cyclist in the field.:(
Agreed. I was looking forward to seeing him having a trouble-free Tour but on the second day he's already out of the gc.:(
 
Jan 11, 2010
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Liquigas said:
Agreed. I was looking forward to seeing him having a trouble-free Tour but on the second day he's already out of the gc.:(
Gesink, with his bruised rib, is still in it. Although he seemed to be suffering like hell. And (apparently) he was a water carrier for Mollema.

jaylew said:
Costa too...
? Costa made the front group today.
 

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