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2016 TdF, Stage 19: Albertville → Mont Blanc (146km)

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Dan Martin attacked in the last km several time in the Dauphiné and gained time. In the Tour he's attacked with 3-4km to go several times and lost time. Why did he change a formula that worked? If he'd been just a little more conservative he could be several places up now.
Because this Forum does not approves that kind of late attacking and he reads this forum. :D

But it is probably the best strategy to beat Skytrain...
 
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Sartorius said:
Escarabajo said:
vedrafjord said:
Dan Martin attacked in the last km several time in the Dauphiné and gained time. In the Tour he's attacked with 3-4km to go several times and lost time. Why did he change a formula that worked? If he'd been just a little more conservative he could be several places up now.
Because this Forum does not approves that kind of late attacking and he reads this forum. :D

But it is probably the best strategy to beat Skytrain...
Yeah, probably it would have been the best strategy ( someone like 2012 Purito could pull that off against this Skytrain, he'd still loose a huge amount of time in the ITT but it would work pretty well in the mountains), but he won 2 Monuments by attacking before the bigger favourites, he probably hoped that the others wouldn't chase him down or feared that Froome's big attack would drop him.
 
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SeriousSam said:
Quintana's carefully measured efforts paying off. Reaching the podium with the poor form he has, impressive.

Carefully measured? Two rivals for the podium are off the back, one is up the road, and he decides to lose a lot of time by softpedaling with the yellow jersey. Didn't make any sense at all.