2015 Tour De France Stage 4: Seraing - Cambrai, 223.5 km

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BigMac said:
woodburn said:
"The champion of Spain, Nairo Quintana, is near the head of the group."

Never change, Paul.
Sherwen?

Liggett said yesterday that Oliveira was the Champion of Portugal after the crash.

Those two are clueless beyond measure.
He also came out with the line "That Ag2R rider looks like William Bonnet." He may have looked like Bonnet, but Bonnet rides for FdJ.

And even if it is excusable to mistake the Luxembourg flag with that of the Netherlands, that does not justify identifying Jungels as Kelderman with 1 k to go.
 
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Vino's Mum said:
Ludwig's Olaf said:
Pleased that Tony Martin won, apart from that the usual anticlimax delivered by the TdF, the boringmost grand tour. Great expectations of a selection amongst the favourites, didn't materialize. Wish I hadn't wasted the time to watch it. More boring stages ahead, until at long last the mountains loom in a week from now. The hill of Huy is none. What a difference to the Giro where Tinkoff and Astana exploded the peloton on the first, still flat stages. What a difference to the Vuelta, where there are real climbs in the first days.
Cycling hipster ftw. Cheer up lad, I'm sure tomorrow's stage in the Tour of Qinghai Lake will be great.
Lol
 
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Eclipse said:
Strong performance from BMC today too. Lots of riders present at the front and shepherded TVG through with no problems. Wonder if they can keep it up in the mountains too.
Why didn't BMC work with Froome to put time into AC after last cobbled sector? Thy hardly done anything on stage two either when they made the crosswind split.
 
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Poursuivant said:
Pleased for Martin.

Serves Shimano right for not drilling it to the end, whether they have Kittel or Degenkolb they refuse to do any work until last 1km
I don't think they could have done more. Koen de Kort was really spent at the end and Warren Barguil wants to race for GC.
 
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Armchair cyclist said:
So Tony Martin destroys the field with a bike set up for someone 3 inches shorter. And how much do people spend on getting bike-fitting? #marginalindifference
To be fair, those people aren't Tony Martin.
 
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Armchair cyclist said:
BigMac said:
woodburn said:
"The champion of Spain, Nairo Quintana, is near the head of the group."

Never change, Paul.
Sherwen?

Liggett said yesterday that Oliveira was the Champion of Portugal after the crash.

Those two are clueless beyond measure.
He also came out with the line "That Ag2R rider looks like William Bonnet." He may have looked like Bonnet, but Bonnet rides for FdJ.

And even if it is excusable to mistake the Luxembourg flag with that of the Netherlands, that does not justify identifying Jungels as Kelderman with 1 k to go.
They're awful!

The commentary from Bob, Phil and Steve is absolutely putrid.

Bob dislikes, and lets it be known (indirectly,) certain cyclists. Steve remembers the specifics of what happened to a Ugandan cyclist that was trampled to death by a wild elephant 20 years ago, but can't get three names in a row correctly for THIS year's cyclists. Phil makes the TdF seem like it's a paint-drying competition.

The only ones that add any value to the commentary IMO are Jens, Robbie and Christian.
 
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So happy for Martin.

Genuinely impressed with Quintana with minimal help from Balaverde. He kept dropping back but got back to the front almost every time.

Not keen on Froome but he was very impressive today.

Sad for Pinot but he did a Wiggins/Boris Becker so not that sad.

Degenkolb shouldn't of been joking with Nibs as he missed a trick there.

Bring on tommorow!
 
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DenisMenchov said:
145. VANMARCKE Sep 139 TEAM LOTTO NL - JUMBO 05h 36' 01'' + 07' 03'

Is this right?
Lol did you actually expect Vanmarcke to keep up with the big bois Rodriguex, Quintana, Contador, Froome etc on the cobbles ... :p
 
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deValtos said:
DenisMenchov said:
145. VANMARCKE Sep 139 TEAM LOTTO NL - JUMBO 05h 36' 01'' + 07' 03'

Is this right?
Lol did you actually expect Vanmarcke to keep up with the big bois Rodriguex, Quintana, Contador, Froome etc on the cobbles ... :p
I was pretty sure he was there with about 10km remaining, so just wondering if he was on a different bike like Martin or just completely let it go in the end.
 
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Poursuivant said:
sir fly said:
Purito did well, too.

Definitely, I think he has a great chance of a podium.
Really nice to see all the GC contenders still in the race.
And it's an interesting distribution in the classification.
Would be good to see them all inside a minute before the ttt. From this point, it would mean entertaining racing, but requires determination.
 
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DenisMenchov said:
deValtos said:
DenisMenchov said:
145. VANMARCKE Sep 139 TEAM LOTTO NL - JUMBO 05h 36' 01'' + 07' 03'

Is this right?
Lol did you actually expect Vanmarcke to keep up with the big bois Rodriguex, Quintana, Contador, Froome etc on the cobbles ... :p
I was pretty sure he was there with about 10km remaining, so just wondering if he was on a different bike like Martin or just completely let it go in the end.
I think he actually got yet another puncture in the finale lol
 
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Eclipse said:
DenisMenchov said:
deValtos said:
DenisMenchov said:
145. VANMARCKE Sep 139 TEAM LOTTO NL - JUMBO 05h 36' 01'' + 07' 03'

Is this right?
Lol did you actually expect Vanmarcke to keep up with the big bois Rodriguex, Quintana, Contador, Froome etc on the cobbles ... :p
I was pretty sure he was there with about 10km remaining, so just wondering if he was on a different bike like Martin or just completely let it go in the end.
I think he actually got yet another puncture in the finale lol
That's correct.
 
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rm7 said:
No one able to make a difference... Froome was impressive, he even dropped Nibali on the last pave I think.

Contador and Quintana was as expected.

A little disappointed that not even the PR riders could do anything.
Froome only nearly dropped Nibali because he had just attacked and brought 4 riders with him with Froome and a few others just about dropped, then he stopped and Stybar attacked. After being in the wind attacking in cobbles for 400m I'm surprised he wasn't dropped then.
 

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