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2019 Tour de France, stage 12: Toulouse>Bagnères-de-Bigorre

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HelloDolly said:
Is Rohan Dennis sick or injured ...becasue otherwise it is make no sense

However hasnt looked as happy at Bahrain as at BMC
Sick according to the ITV4 commentary along with much of the Bahrain Merida squad including Nibali
 
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Logic-is-your-friend said:
Wvv said:
DNF Rohan Dennis

Wout van Aert #2 tomorrow?
I'd say he's the favorite, but he's already done so much. I don't know how fresh he is compared to Thomas, Martin, Küng, Kwiatkowski, Moscon, Haga, Castroviejo, Asgreen, Politt... I know Lampaert has said not to go all-out for the ITT since he needs to preserve energy.
I think Asgreen has worked much too hard to be in contention for the win.

The Kraghen might surprise though.

First half is puncheur terrain, second half is for the big tempo specialists.
 

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Lol that Bora-soigneur, really wanted to give his rider a bidon but brought GVA and eventually himself in danger. Ended with a nasty fall on his back. Actually the Bora-rider's fault tho, you have to get closer to your team soigneur.
 

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Coibrelli went before the climb, got caught by Calmejane and the Frenchman didn't wait too long to go solo.
He has +30" now on the rest of the group, where riders are dropping one by one.
Pure sprinters are gone, now guys like Stuyven and Colbrelli too.
Sagan was one of the first to let go.
 

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Peyresourde (1° Cat):

1. Wellens 10 pnt
2. Calmejane 8 pnt
3. Pauwels 6 pnt
4. Benoot 4 pnt
5. Clarke 2 pnt
6. Frank 1 pnt

Calmejane caught in the final meters. Sagan back in the peloton already.
Clarke went solo in the descent.
 
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Valv.Piti said:
Cinemaniak said:
TDD Sports Director: "Yes... let's bring Cummings to the TdF and leave a legend like Cavendish at home.... " :rolleyes:
Yup, its hilarious how brilliant that decision was. I can sorta understand leaving Cav at home since you prob would have better chances winning with Nizzolo, but picking Cummings, then leaving Cav..... :lol:
If you want to see what Cav would have been in this Tour then see Greipel. Only worse
 
What exactly are AG2R's tactics today???

They've got 4 riders in the breakaway as a possible Relais-station for Bardet. But he probably won't be allowed to break free and might've been wise to lose some time in Mondays crosswinds to get some space. Fights for 6th spot now as it stands.

They've got 3 riders to work for Frank as well, who on paper might be the groups best climber on paper. Instead they're just coasting around so far.
 
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Eyeballs Out said:
Valv.Piti said:
Cinemaniak said:
TDD Sports Director: "Yes... let's bring Cummings to the TdF and leave a legend like Cavendish at home.... " :rolleyes:
Yup, its hilarious how brilliant that decision was. I can sorta understand leaving Cav at home since you prob would have better chances winning with Nizzolo, but picking Cummings, then leaving Cav..... :lol:
If you want to see what Cav would have been in this Tour then see Greipel. Only worse
I honestly don't think that Cavendish would have made it up LPDBF. Cummings has won with a solo break, at least.
 

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