Thanks! I understand now.lenric said:Bordure (french word I guess) is basically when crosswinds produce breaks in the peloton. I don't know the specific word.
Taxus4a said:After to see the way Kreuziger danced drunck in the disco in Vuelta 2010 party, and how he tried to kiss and spanish journnalist having girlfriend I can wait anything from him.
From Oleg Tinkoff there is no words to explain what I could wait for.
So,,, things are in this way.
So why did he drop back with 200m to go? That achieved absolutely nothing.Hugo Koblet said:I actually think it's quite reasonable to not have Kreuziger drop back. At this point he might actually be Tinkoff's best bet for GC now.
I'm sorry, but I rate a Vuelta win with a stage win or 2 way way higher than a 5th or 6th place on GC and 1 or 2 failed attempts at something "spectacular".fantomas said:Oh, FFS, people saying he should quit and prepare for Olympics or Vuelta or whatever. Hell no. Let's wait and see, and if project GC fails, which it might already have, he should stay and try something spectacular.
If he follows your advice he won't win another GT. That would be a sad way to end his career. I prefer #10 and maybe even #11 and a Vuelta record. And he could do the Giro-Vuelta double which gives him a chance at two GC wins each year.Netserk said:I really don't think it makes any sense to retire before the restday. As for the years to come, he has to target the Tour and give it his all, but he can of course ride the Vuelta as well (which was the plan all along in 2014). I don't think he can/will retire without finishing the Tour with good shape and without crashes (having a major impact).
to piss you off. / but seriously - why? Whoevee was directing this did bad work. Nobody gained nothing withmaybe little exception majla. Serioisly i don't get why you at least arent bashing majka same as kreuziger.LaFlorecita said:So why did he drop back with 200m to go? That achieved absolutely nothing.Hugo Koblet said:I actually think it's quite reasonable to not have Kreuziger drop back. At this point he might actually be Tinkoff's best bet for GC now.
Majka is a lost cause.Kokoso said:to piss you off. / but seriously - why? Whoevee was directing this did bad work. Nobody gained nothing withmaybe little exception majla. Serioisly i don't get why you at least arent bashing majka same as kreuziger.
Something tells me that if Froome wins the Tour this year then either he or Quintana will race the Giro next year. So the Tour may in fact be slightly easier than this year.Matteo. said:He said he will race two more years . Well , if he continues to chase the tour as the only goal , the Giro 2015 will be his last big win and finish his last years almost in anonymity
I hardly mistaken predictions
Exactly. These were 20 or so fresh riders going flat out to the line and he just couldn't hang on. Indeed with Kreuziger they might have easily closed that gap enough to be on s.t.cellardoor said:Is he actually a lock on for the Olympic team? Considering he didn't ride the nationals I would think his inclusion in the team is dependent on how he goes in Tour and that may be one reason why he doesn't want to quit yet.
Personally I'd like to see him at least ride the Aspin stage so we can see how he goes on a real mountain. He did ok when he was just dealing with pace on the climbs yesterday - it was the explosive finish he couldn't handle. It seemed like he lost 50 metres on the climb and then just needed a team mate to close what was a small gap for him.
His dropping at the end yesterday was mental thing , as well. He though the worst has passed, and then another acceleration. You could see it by the way he tried to respond... Like he was thinking: "Not again, when will this end."Miburo said:Contador wasn't that bad yesterday, he was better than pinot and ala for example. At the end he just cracked but imo, if he keeps improving like this he might be good for sunday.
I give it a 20% chance though
Of course he was bad by his standards. He was hanging around the back of the bunch and went off the back a few times before the final climb. Pinot isn't going to win the Tour or make the podium. Obviously Movistar knew what was going on with Contador's condition. The pace slowed again when Sky went to the front and then Bardet attacked and Contador was struggling again. He will get an easier day today but tomorrow won't be easy.Miburo said:Contador wasn't that bad yesterday, he was better than pinot and ala for example. At the end he just cracked but imo, if he keeps improving like this he might be good for sunday.
I give it a 20% chance though
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