2014 Tour de France July 19, Stage 14: Grenoble - Risoul 177km

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I really do not think that Nibali would have been anyway near Froome or Contador in this Tour if they were still in it. He hasn't impressed me in the sense that the main contenders he is taking 'some' time on are some good French climbers, Valverde and TJVG.

His victories in most GT's have been against developing riders or riders who are well past their best imo.
 
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Netserk said:
If you don't want the guy behind you to draft from you, don't ride on the front. Simple. Otherwise suck it up.
And lose even more time? Ofc not. Bardet had as much reason to ride than TJVG did.
 
auscyclefan94 said:
Good to know you support wheelsuckers
When it tactically makes sense, yes. Cycling is about winning, it's not a pulling contest. It is frustrating seeing a rider lose a race by lack of initiative and courage (Valverde edit: and previously Evans), but that is something different.
 
May 19, 2011
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auscyclefan94 said:
I really do not think that Nibali would have been anyway near Froome or Contador in this Tour if they were still in it. He hasn't impressed me in the sense that the main contenders he is taking 'some' time on are some good French climbers, Valverde and TJVG.

His victories in most GT's have been against developing riders or riders who are well past their best imo.
Yeah, how lucky is he!
 
Warhawk said:
I'm pretty sure that Zubeldia's purpose in life is to provide a measure by which other riders can determine whether they had a successful Tour. Did you finish ahead of Zubeldia? Success! Did you finish behind Zubeldia? Fail! He'd like the metaphorical broom wagon for GC contenders.
Post of the day.
 
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auscyclefan94 said:
And lose even more time? Ofc not. Bardet had as much reason to ride than TJVG did.
He has no reason to ride at all ! he has his teammate ahead with Nibali. if TVG and Pinot want to turn this into a staring contest, well then Péraud gets one or two minutes benefit, and he loses nothing against his rivals. This is just clever team racing. How can you guys just not see that ? AG2R are playing a two pronged tactic to put pressure on their rivals.
 
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auscyclefan94 said:
I really do not think that Nibali would have been anyway near Froome or Contador in this Tour if they were still in it. He hasn't impressed me in the sense that the main contenders he is taking 'some' time on are some good French climbers, Valverde and TJVG.

His victories in most GT's have been against developing riders or riders who are well past their best imo.
Tell this to Nibali fans:p
If you dont mind I would take this into my signature?You are one of most resoected posters here.


maxmartin said:
Yeah, how lucky is he!
like I said before,no shark anymore...but Il Felice
 
Aug 5, 2010
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thehog said:
Stop wasting my time with inane comments.
Before you start insulting you should take a look at the real profile on Risoul and compare the stages and get your things right.

It starts with a lower grade of % and not only that, the stage Frome did in 2013 is also shorter and mountains easier.

2014 stage profile:



Risoul profile:



2013 Dauphiné stage 8 Sisteron - Risoul



The avrage speed was higher and that is even when Frome had the advantage of the flatter section included in the time, not only that he also had a shorter stage and less altitude meters in total.
 
well that made for an exciting finish, a little better work would have helped but chase really hit the hammer in final 5km to finally reel it in. Kristoff was confident there and keeps getting the best lead outs.

Nice to see Haussler up there for once, Kittel really backed off.
 
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Dazed and Confused said:
Quintana getting whacked by Porte in last year's PN (ITT):
snapped picture..
Hey,I dont know if I responded harsh to you couple of times or what, but please stop targeting me with rough style.
I like some of your comments,but last couple of days,your posts torwards me arent normal at all,just a feeling you know...
 
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Dazed and Confused said:
lol, wtf are you talking about?
Like I said,too harsh to me,maybe you dont like most of my posts,thats normal,but no need to generalise it...


we are offtopic tho.
 

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