2016 TdF, Stage 6: Arpajon-sur-Cère → Montauban (191km)

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spalco said:
They are catching the break pretty early today, or are they planning to let them dangle in front with under two minutes for the next 50km?
Apparently the roads get narrow in the last 25 k's so maybe the peloton are playing it safe
 
Stage 1, 3,4 and 6 of this tour have been awful.
I'm used to trasional sprint stages. But it's not like the grand depart was decent either and weve had to transition from there!.

Stages 1 and 2 were far too protected to ever be seriously affected by crosswinds.

Disappointing tour apart from the last few km of each stage so far.
 
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Oliwright said:
Stage 1, 3,4 and 6 of this tour have been awful.
I'm used to trasional sprint stages. But it's not like the grand depart was decent either and weve had to transition from there!.

Stages 1 and 2 were far too protected to ever be seriously affected by crosswinds.

Disappointing tour apart from the last few km of each stage so far.
No one is forcing you to watch
 
StryderHells said:
Oliwright said:
Stage 1, 3,4 and 6 of this tour have been awful.
I'm used to trasional sprint stages. But it's not like the grand depart was decent either and weve had to transition from there!.

Stages 1 and 2 were far too protected to ever be seriously affected by crosswinds.

Disappointing tour apart from the last few km of each stage so far.
No one is forcing you to watch
This has been the worst 1st week of a GT for years! I love cycling but even i am bored by the dreadful racing we have seen.

We've seen even the teams aren't bothered about getting in the break
 
Oliwright said:
StryderHells said:
Oliwright said:
Stage 1, 3,4 and 6 of this tour have been awful.
I'm used to trasional sprint stages. But it's not like the grand depart was decent either and weve had to transition from there!.

Stages 1 and 2 were far too protected to ever be seriously affected by crosswinds.

Disappointing tour apart from the last few km of each stage so far.
No one is forcing you to watch
This has been the worst 1st week of a GT for years! I love cycling but even i am bored by the dreadful racing we have seen.

We've seen even the teams aren't bothered about getting in the break
It's because the mountains are so backloaded. A nice long, flat time trial in the first week would have made it more interesting.
 
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The simple solution is have more interesting parcours.

Might be a good idea for stages like this to have TV coverage to see the action with riders trying to get in the break. Go off air for a period and time the commence of the coverage for about 50-60kms to go. Pointless having 120-130kms of coverage when nothing will happen for the most part. The break is already formed.

If anything this boredom will drive any potential fan away from the sport.
 
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Oliwright said:
StryderHells said:
Oliwright said:
Stage 1, 3,4 and 6 of this tour have been awful.
I'm used to trasional sprint stages. But it's not like the grand depart was decent either and weve had to transition from there!.

Stages 1 and 2 were far too protected to ever be seriously affected by crosswinds.

Disappointing tour apart from the last few km of each stage so far.
No one is forcing you to watch
This has been the worst 1st week of a GT for years! I love cycling but even i am bored by the dreadful racing we have seen.

We've seen even the teams aren't bothered about getting in the break
Well personally I find the Tour the least interesting of the 3 GT's so it feels about right to me, I do agree with other posters that a good length TT would of been nice in the opening week.
 

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