2014 Tour de France, Stage 18: Pau–Hautacam (145.5 Km)

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Jul 15, 2012
damian13ster said:
Yeah, I was worried when seeing that he decided to go head to head with the best to defend his jersey. I am mightily impressed with his ride, especially since he went solo for over 5km on this climb

Actually tried to get a stage win instead of riding defensive. Not strong enough but I can respect that
He's still rather young so it'll come ...
GuyIncognito said:
Valverde doing a time trial you might as well roll dice to decide the time he does.
Rechtschreibfehler said:
Though I can't remember a single good TT he did over 50k+. Right now this looks like Peraud has second place in the bag.
He just did a good one of 47k, though.

15 secs separating the three of them. Pinot and Peraud on better form at the moment. It could go go any way but I see Pinot off the podium.
Sep 7, 2010
Nibali is a thrue champ of TDF 2014..(kudos to Nibali) put it pretty clear Again and again..:cool:

It cant be his fault that the rest cant match his level and we could get some GC fights amongst the champions, maybe Froome & Contador could have changed that, but aint here, and staying on your bike and not crashing, have always been a skill in a grand tour.
Jul 26, 2009
not sure Piti will look so good at the TT...its damn late into the Tour this year and his legs doesnt look great.
Jun 15, 2009
Peraud... I love this guy. Suffering, 5 years younger than Alien. Didn´t improve his performance but maintained it since he came to road racing late. That´s way more realistic than riding injured one-legged out of saddle for 20 km alone each mountain stage.
May 2, 2010
Moose McKnuckles said:
The final TT will be epic. 2 podium places and 3 people within 15 seconds.
Oh please. Pinot has no chance. TJVG still has a chance of finishing ahead of him :p
When Peraud has done great ITTs at a GT has he also ridden high on GC? I'm curious how well he is coping with the fatigue (obviously better than Valverde at this point, so I guess I've answered my own question :p;))