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

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Simurgh said:
It sounds like something really, really bad has happened :sad: Assuming that this is not how teams usually writes about an abandon
Maybe just something slightly embarrassing, like a sudden attack of diarrea or so.

I don't think it's necessarily concerning.
 
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tobydawq said:
It seems like he has fled the race for some reason.

But someone must know something since they knew of the DNF.
I instantly thought of a Basso-like scenario (a very serious illness) or clinic issues, when I read that announcement. Really strange, indeed.


EDIT: Now you mention it, spalco, that could be a very plausible explanation! :D
 
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Simurgh said:
tobydawq said:
It seems like he has fled the race for some reason.

But someone must know something since they knew of the DNF.
I instantly thought of a Basso-like scenario (a very serious illness) or clinic issues, when I read that announcement. Really strange, indeed.


EDIT: Now you mention it, spalco, that could be a very plausible explanation! :D
Yeah, we all remember Dumoulin in a field with his pants down ;)
 
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Simurgh said:
https://twitter.com/Bahrain_Merida/status/1151844844911964160

"Our priority is the welfare of all our riders so will launch an immediate investigation but will not be commenting further until we have established what has happened to @RohanDennis.

Meantime we continue to support our riders who are mid-race."



It sounds like something really, really bad has happened :sad: Assuming that this is not how teams usually writes about an abandon
A confusing statement. Awful, awful public relations

Wvv said:
Nervous breakdown? Depression?
Hope not but my first thought was kimmage in rough ride. A “*** it I’ve had enough” deal.
 
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bob.a.feet said:
And Betty when you call me you can Calmejane
Paul Simon Yates. :p

Lilian Calmejane, I think he just wanted symbolically to top the Peyresourde... valiant, and would have been crowd-pleasing, he being from the general region. Only to get pipped on the line by Tim Wellens. Ah, well. C'est le cyclisme, c'est la vie, chacun son destin
 

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