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2016 Tour de France, Stage 21: Chantilly → Paris (113km)

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Billie said:
Irondan said:
Hugo Koblet said:
Tony Martin abandons.
Why? What happened?

to avoid risks for Rio. He also came in last yesterday behind the grupetto's so most likely took it very easy down joux plane.


Also reports of knee problems. Not surprising because of high gears
Interesting.

You would think he could hang back to avoid any incidents. The knee problem sounds more plausible.
 
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zapata said:
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PremierAndrew said:
Museeuw said:
spalco said:
Are they going particularly slowly this year, or does it just feel like it? 20kms in 1 1/2 hours?

I have the same feeling. And still this looks like sunday ride. This is just ridiculous, they should shorten this last stage or maybe there is some other solution but this is booooring and meaningless way to ride this stage. :mad:

Are you watching the Tour for the first time? It's always like this on the final stage
That's true, but I agree with Museeuw that this is boring. Bring back a time trial on the last day!

Not always, just the last few decades. And that doesn't mean it has to stay that way. I find it boring, and a waste of a day. They should switch it around a bit, like the giro.

the ultimate stage has been factically turned to a parade for the riders completing the Tour with the add on of a sprint critérium in the last 50km ... absolutely nothing wrong with it and the spectators love it too .... on TV it doesn't make too much difference either (all you see in a flat stage is a break and one to three sprinter-riden teams doing the chase) ....
 
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the ultimate stage has been factically turned to a parade for the riders completing the Tour with the add on of a sprint critérium in the last 50km ... absolutely nothing wrong with it and the spectators love it too .... on TV it doesn't make too much difference either (all you see in a flat stage is a break and one to three sprinter-riden teams doing the chase) ....[/quote]

Factually and stupidly. Nothing wrong with it if you like parades. I don't. I like racing.
 

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