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2016 Tour de France, Stage 18: Sallanches → Megève (17km)

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The Barb said:
The forecast I'm looking at shows weather deteriorating significantly from 2pm-ish. Maybe one of the early starters, Coppel perhaps, can cause an upset.
Coppel will not even finish in the top 20. He's in awful shape.
 
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CheckMyPecs said:
The Barb said:
The forecast I'm looking at shows weather deteriorating significantly from 2pm-ish. Maybe one of the early starters, Coppel perhaps, can cause an upset.
Coppel will not even finish in the top 20. He's in awful shape.

4th in the first time trial just 6 days ago doesn't seem "awful".
 
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Sciocco said:
The posters complaining about other posters posting about Contador sure seem to like posting about Contador.

Wish he was here though, boring Tour as always.

I don't see a problem with that.
As there are posters complaining about the BS that gets posted about him by Contador fans and who like to provide them numbers data and evidence to shake them from their delusional beliefs.

Wish he was in the Tour as well. Would have been much more entertaining for sure.
 
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Cycling1984 said:
Anyone know why Tony Martin is performing so poorly is tt these days? His palmarés for 2016 looks fairly bleak when compared with previous years - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Martin_(cyclist)#Palmar.C3.A8s

This course will suit a powerful rider like Dumoulin and he should be a lot fresher than the gc riders after taking it easy in todays stage.

Age catching up,with him possibly. Maybe not as hungry these days.

There seems to be a Contador obsession on this Forum even when he is not taking part. He's history on this Tour and all these will he won't he pointless arguments - totally irrelevant.
Contador is usually stronger when he doesn't ride!
Very good post :D :D :D
 
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Pharazon said:
Betancur will gain 5 minutes on everyone
Everyone but Contador!!

Make all the jokes you want mate! We all know the truth ;)

When was the last time the last week of a tour was good? Oh yea tour 2011; why was that heh mate? Who made sure andy lost a lot of time at which he was forced to go hard? And who went crazy the next stage?

Contador is the most entertaining rider of this century, together with nibali. Him not being here while there was a chance he was in topshape is a great miss. Make more jokes about it, being in denial is good
 
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Miburo said:
Escarabajo said:
Pharazon said:
Betancur will gain 5 minutes on everyone
Everyone but Contador!!

Make all the jokes you want mate! We all know the truth ;)

When was the last time the last week of a tour was good? Oh yea tour 2011; why was that heh mate? Who made sure andy lost a lot of time at which he was forced to go hard?
The guy on my avatar sure did.
 
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I'll give it a go:
1. Porte
2. Froome +2"
3. Yates +21"
4. Dumoulin +32"
5. Valverde +34"
6. Quintana +48"
7. Mollema +1'02"
8. Kreuziger +1'17'
9. Bardet +1'26"
10. Aru +1'28"

I think there will be 1 or 2 more non-GC guys in the top10 (leaving at least Bardet and Aru around 11-12th place actually) but I can't make my mind up about who can it be. Possibly Izagirre. Maybe Oliveira, Nibali, Kelderman, Thomas but I have a question mark about everyone. It's going to be a surprise and you can't expect a surprise, otherwise it isn't surprise. :surprised:
 
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Miburo said:
Escarabajo said:
Pharazon said:
Betancur will gain 5 minutes on everyone
Everyone but Contador!!

Make all the jokes you want mate! We all know the truth ;)

When was the last time the last week of a tour was good? Oh yea tour 2011; why was that heh mate? Who made sure andy lost a lot of time at which he was forced to go hard? And who went crazy the next stage?

Contador is the most entertaining rider of this century, together with nibali. Him not being here while there was a chance he was in topshape is a great miss. Make more jokes about it, being in denial is good

It's true that if Contador were here in good shape in which he seemed to be we would have seen a lot better TdF, but he isn't there so it's kind of pointless.

A good Quintana would've been a challenger as well, but he's rubbish. Most likely because of the windy stages.
 
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What is the time cut-off on this stage? Bernie Eisel is 5 minutes down at the moment and the winner's time will be a fair bit quicker than the current leader.
 
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stuartdm said:
What is the time cut-off on this stage? Bernie Eisel is 5 minutes down at the moment and the winner's time will be a fair bit quicker than the current leader.
Right now the cut-off time would be about 41'23".