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man that lotto dumbo rider must be trying to get a contract with Sky.

why is he pulling when he knows he cant jump away like mollema, after Sky upped the pace he gets thrown to the back... i thought they would all let Sky tire themselves out, oh well...
 
Jul 21, 2010
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Pantani Attacks said:
FootonFan said:
Tinkov to ride for the polka-dot jersey now. Pathetic. Contador is not even going to fight like he did in 2011, when he continued to animate the race with daring attacks.
Pipe down it's the first day after one of the toughest stages in Tour history...stop being so obtuse
It's a capitualtion. Oleg was boasting about how strong the team was going to be in the tour, that he was bringing Majka to work for Contador. That could have happened today. Instead, they're racing for minor placings for the rest of the race.
 
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djpbaltimore said:
Contador on Froome's wheel. Definitely going better today.
That final sprint looked good yes, but it was a sprint for nothing after an easy climb.

If he is really good he would've danced on the pedals more on the Tourmalet. He sat pretty much all the time and didn't look that great tbh.
 
Aug 31, 2012
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FootonFan said:
Pantani Attacks said:
FootonFan said:
Tinkov to ride for the polka-dot jersey now. Pathetic. Contador is not even going to fight like he did in 2011, when he continued to animate the race with daring attacks.
Pipe down it's the first day after one of the toughest stages in Tour history...stop being so obtuse
It's a capitualtion. Oleg was boasting about how strong the team was going to be in the tour, that he was bringing Majka to work for Contador. That could have happened today. Instead, they're racing for minor placings for the rest of the race.
What the hell is the point of Majka working for Contador today? Unleashing Majka and letting him win MTF is the best Tinkov can do at this point.
 
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FootonFan said:
Pantani Attacks said:
FootonFan said:
Tinkov to ride for the polka-dot jersey now. Pathetic. Contador is not even going to fight like he did in 2011, when he continued to animate the race with daring attacks.
Pipe down it's the first day after one of the toughest stages in Tour history...stop being so obtuse
It's a capitualtion. Oleg was boasting about how strong the team was going to be in the tour, that he was bringing Majka to work for Contador. That could have happened today. Instead, they're racing for minor placings for the rest of the race.
Team is strong, Contador isn't so they are starting to give other riders some freedom. Too late for Sagan unfortunately (only couple stages left where he can shine) but perfect timing for Majka
 
Jul 24, 2009
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FootonFan said:
Pantani Attacks said:
FootonFan said:
Tinkov to ride for the polka-dot jersey now. Pathetic. Contador is not even going to fight like he did in 2011, when he continued to animate the race with daring attacks.
Pipe down it's the first day after one of the toughest stages in Tour history...stop being so obtuse
It's a capitualtion. Oleg was boasting about how strong the team was going to be in the tour, that he was bringing Majka to work for Contador. That could have happened today. Instead, they're racing for minor placings for the rest of the race.
Capitulation? You may eat those words later, have you ever heard the term "pick and choose your battles" ?
 
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nerian said:
man that lotto dumbo rider must be trying to get a contract with Sky.

why is he pulling when he knows he cant jump away like mollema, after Sky upped the pace he gets thrown to the back... i thought they would all let Sky tire themselves out, oh well...
Because Mollema is a threat to his position in GC.
 
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Kwibus said:
djpbaltimore said:
Contador on Froome's wheel. Definitely going better today.
That final sprint looked good yes, but it was a sprint for nothing after an easy climb.

If he is really good he would've danced on the pedals more on the Tourmalet. He sat pretty much all the time and didn't look that great tbh.
True. It remains to be seen if he can match the rest when the attacks come tomorrow.

EDIT. Saw the slo mo finish and he was grimacing even at this finish.
 
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"Capitulation? You may eat those words later, have you ever heard the term "pick and choose your battles" ?"
Ive heard the term! And Tinkov have chosen a top ten and a polka-dot jersey as their highest aspirations for this tour.
 

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