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2016 TdF, Stage 17: Bern → Finhaut-Emosson (185km)

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ILovecycling said:
Would have been interesting to see where Alberto would have been...this version of Froome is not the strongest at all

Today:
PORTERichieBMC Racing Team 07:59
FROOMEChristopherTeam Sky ,,
YATESAdamORICA-BikeExchange 8:07
BARDETRomainAG2R La Mondiale 8:10

Vaujany in the Dauphine:

FROOMEChristopherTeam Sky 03:32:20
PORTERichieBMC Racing Team 00:01
YATESAdamOrica GreenEDGE2 0:19
MARTINDanielEtixx - Quick Step ,,
CONTADORAlbertoTinkoff1 00:21
BARDETRomainAG2R La Mondiale 0:25
 
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SeriousSam said:
Escarabajo said:
Why every thread has to turn to this Contador BS???

I cannot even go to the Quintana thread because there is Contador BS as well!!

He has been on the same Tours as Froome and Quintana hasn't he?

Contador thread clearly failing to contain all the Contador nonsense in one location. Regrettable.

When it's full, it starts to spill over.
 
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Ataraxus said:
SeriousSam said:
Escarabajo said:
Why every thread has to turn to this Contador BS???

I cannot even go to the Quintana thread because there is Contador BS as well!!

He has been on the same Tours as Froome and Quintana hasn't he?

Contador thread clearly failing to contain all the Contador nonsense in one location. Regrettable.

When it's full, it starts to spill over.


maybe the dullness of this tour has something to do with it. ppl are just wishing there was someone to add some excitement. whomever would add that is missing. usps ver 3.1
 
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ggusta said:
Ataraxus said:
SeriousSam said:
Escarabajo said:
Why every thread has to turn to this Contador BS???

I cannot even go to the Quintana thread because there is Contador BS as well!!

He has been on the same Tours as Froome and Quintana hasn't he?

Contador thread clearly failing to contain all the Contador nonsense in one location. Regrettable.

When it's full, it starts to spill over.

maybe the dullness of this tour has something to do with it. ppl are just wishing there was someone to add some excitement. whomever would add that is missing. usps ver 3.1
Well, he was there and he added excitement.
Though, it wasn't excitement we've been hoping for.
It's really absurd lamenting.
 
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ggusta said:
Ataraxus said:
SeriousSam said:
Escarabajo said:
Why every thread has to turn to this Contador BS???

I cannot even go to the Quintana thread because there is Contador BS as well!!

He has been on the same Tours as Froome and Quintana hasn't he?

Contador thread clearly failing to contain all the Contador nonsense in one location. Regrettable.

When it's full, it starts to spill over.


maybe the dullness of this tour has something to do with it. ppl are just wishing there was someone to add some excitement. whomever would add that is missing. usps ver 3.1

I think what this Tour has been missing is GC riders battling for stage win which creates a feeling that something is missing. There has been almost none besides Froome descent.
 
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Ataraxus said:
SeriousSam said:
Escarabajo said:
Why every thread has to turn to this Contador BS???

I cannot even go to the Quintana thread because there is Contador BS as well!!

He has been on the same Tours as Froome and Quintana hasn't he?

Contador thread clearly failing to contain all the Contador nonsense in one location. Regrettable.

When it's full, it starts to spill over.

it's a plague. Stayed away from here for a couple of weeks and came back more than a week after he abandoned and still it's in full swing :eek: :eek:
 
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Fergoose said:
Valverde demonstrating just what the consequences are for a top 10 on GC making an attack against a team that still has 3 or 4 domestiques left. Dan Martin did well to hold on after his failed attack. Stages likely to become even more neutralised and conservative after this. The only guy in the top 10 that Sky might let go again is Porte (a thanks for services rendered) but everyone else will just be shut down. Astana tried to break the Sky stranglehold at least, so hats off to them.

Spot on! They're controlling this race entirely.
 
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sir fly said:
ggusta said:
Ataraxus said:
SeriousSam said:
Escarabajo said:
Why every thread has to turn to this Contador BS???

I cannot even go to the Quintana thread because there is Contador BS as well!!

He has been on the same Tours as Froome and Quintana hasn't he?

Contador thread clearly failing to contain all the Contador nonsense in one location. Regrettable.

When it's full, it starts to spill over.

maybe the dullness of this tour has something to do with it. ppl are just wishing there was someone to add some excitement. whomever would add that is missing. usps ver 3.1
Well, he was there and he added excitement.
Though, it wasn't excitement we've been hoping for.
It's really absurd lamenting.

it's absurd lamenting what? this is a message board isn't it. It's absurd to say the comment is absurd.
 
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Billie said:
Ataraxus said:
SeriousSam said:
Escarabajo said:
Why every thread has to turn to this Contador BS???

I cannot even go to the Quintana thread because there is Contador BS as well!!

He has been on the same Tours as Froome and Quintana hasn't he?

Contador thread clearly failing to contain all the Contador nonsense in one location. Regrettable.

When it's full, it starts to spill over.

it's a plague. Stayed away from here for a couple of weeks and came back more than a week after he abandoned and still it's in full swing :eek: :eek:

try coming back in a couple more weeks! :lol: the 2016 tour should be at least as interesting as it is right now, probably more
 
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Big Doopie said:
dauphine looking more and more like the best pre-tour warmup...

froome
porte
bardet
martin
yates
aru
rodriguez (?)
Nihil novi sub sole, it has been like that for years.
I can't say that is was the greatest stage ever, I'm happy for Zakarin but I was still cheering for Pozzovivo (He said that he overccooked himself at the start of the race when he tried to infiltrate every single breakaway attempt before the right one finally went). :D
Astana, Porte and even Dan Martin tried something and Valverde did a great job as a superdomestique.
Froome has the whole race in the bag, only crashes or something like that could stop him.
Still, 10 years ago I watched a waaay better stage. :p
 
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Waterloo Sunrise said:
Must be a load of Yates bad day predictors still waiting.

He's never had a bad climbing day in a race he's targeting yet.

Has only had one squeaky day so far and was the 'best of the rest' again today. If he's still up there after tomorrow, would be interesting to see if he becomes more aggressive. I get the feeling he's not a naturally conservative rider
 
Recorded today's stage and was looking forward to it. Was glad I was able to fast forward and have decided to record the rest of the stages instead of watching them live. Maybe I have seen too many Grand Tours (been watching 25+ years now), but TdF is getting more and more dull last couple of years. Hightlight of the season is april and may and it's downhill from there :-(
 
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postmanhat said:
Waterloo Sunrise said:
Must be a load of Yates bad day predictors still waiting.

He's never had a bad climbing day in a race he's targeting yet.

Has only had one squeaky day so far and was the 'best of the rest' again today. If he's still up there after tomorrow, would be interesting to see if he becomes more aggressive. I get the feeling he's not a naturally conservative rider

Even Quintana and Bardet look conservative behind the Froometrain. It's a TDF thang.

Yates has been the biggest revelation so far. I kinda expected Mollema to be top 5 - there seems to be a dutchie there or thereabouts in every GT these days (which reminds me, where's Bobby G these days?) and Mollema has been a solid top 10 rider. Now Yates I didn't expect to see step up in such a dramatic manner. I had my question marks but he seems to be the real deal. Gonna have to pay attention from now on.
 
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MikeTichondrius said:
postmanhat said:
Waterloo Sunrise said:
Must be a load of Yates bad day predictors still waiting.

He's never had a bad climbing day in a race he's targeting yet.

Has only had one squeaky day so far and was the 'best of the rest' again today. If he's still up there after tomorrow, would be interesting to see if he becomes more aggressive. I get the feeling he's not a naturally conservative rider

Even Quintana and Bardet look conservative behind the Froometrain. It's a TDF thang.

Yates has been the biggest revelation so far. I kinda expected Mollema to be top 5 - there seems to be a dutchie there or thereabouts in every GT these days (which reminds me, where's Bobby G these days?) and Mollema has been a solid top 10 rider. Now Yates I didn't expect to see step up in such a dramatic manner. I had my question marks but he seems to be the real deal. Gonna have to pay attention from now on.
Crashed out in CdD afaicr
 
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His bike has also had better days.
 

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