2016 TdF, Stage 12: Montpellier → Mont Ventoux (178km)

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Pricey_sky said:
Gigs_98 said:
ILovecycling said:
Lol its a 1 mountain stage, what did you expect for god sake, whinners...
Just watch
The point is that the peloton was extremely reduced and because of froomy it's now looking as if the stage has just started.
Because of Gerrans crashing you mean,
Because of Froome taking cynical advantage of Gerrans crashing to bring his train back. Because Cancellara is a self-important clown who can't resist trying to throw his weight around. Because Movistar and some other teams buckled under their pressure. Plenty of blame to go around, all deserved.
 
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TomLPC said:
Zinoviev Letter said:
TomLPC said:
happytramp said:
Yep... all good will towards Sky and Froome out the window... disgraceful to force the Peloton to slow to allow your team mates back on... I didn't notice him slowing everything down when Aru had a mechanical.
Cancellara neutralised it, so he took the opportunity to go for a wee

It's not the end of the world lads
It damaged what was shaping up to be a great stage. It undid about 50 km of peloton-smashing work by Etixx. It allowed Sky train domestiques to come back. It allowed fringe GC riders who had been dropped in the wind to get back.

If fans aren't going to resent that, what are they going to resent?
Because we don't actually know what happened, who wanted to neutralise or why. If it was unjust surely the perogative is on everyone to ignore what is being said. We have no information about the dynamics, only preconceived narratives that people are using to guess at what was said. It's sad that the stage wont be as combative, but to project outrage at riders due to guesswork and assumption, which some are doing isn't helping anyone.
Froome fan or Cancellara fan? Which is it? Nobody who isn't one or the other could come out with this weaseling nonsense.
 
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Zinoviev Letter said:
Pricey_sky said:
Gigs_98 said:
ILovecycling said:
Lol its a 1 mountain stage, what did you expect for god sake, whinners...
Just watch
The point is that the peloton was extremely reduced and because of froomy it's now looking as if the stage has just started.
Because of Gerrans crashing you mean,
Because of Froome taking cynical advantage of Gerrans crashing to bring his train back. Because Cancellara is a self-important clown who can't resist trying to throw his weight around. Because Movistar and some other teams buckled under their pressure. Plenty of blame to go around, all deserved.
+1 Someone upgrade the forum software to allow likes please.
 

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