DNF Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
Do you even help bro?
Do you even help bro?
Nah, was almost 2 minutes down in an echelon, but got picked up by a larger echelon from behind and that big group worked well to close down the gap quite easily in the end. Front group was simply too smallAngliru said:
My thoughts:rune1107 said:Huge increase in Alberto's chances of winning this now. With Porte chasing stages, it will be the likes of Henao, Alaphillipe, Zakarin etc, who will try to hold Alberto's wheel. Hopefully tomorrow will be a bit easier than the past days, and he can smash the TT on Wednesday!
Yes, Would have made it even more interesting if Izagirre stayed in the first group - a free for all.Netserk said:
I should say, for the TT, I feel Alaphilippe is a decent TTer, but could lose uphill to Henao and Contador. While Henao is a bit worse on the flat section but could do a really good climb. So that's why I said 20s behind Berto for both. Of course, it's only a guess, and of course either could surpriseValv.Piti said:Good analysis LaFlo, but I think at least one of Henao and Alafpolak will surprise in the time trial considering the steep finishing climb. I could see both do very well, maybe even win on a very good day?
Martin and Yates no threats. Martin is a downright scrub in the time trial. Izagirre, I don't quite believe in him either.
Yes, I agree with you, I feel those 15-odd seconds could be decisive.Netserk said:
It's just a stomach flu, he's hardly terminally ill. Besides, I'm pretty sure Jesus cares more about Berto than about himself. Bromancerick james said:
If he is the strongest climber still relevant to GC, and on paper indeed he is, it's not impossible for him to do it alone or nearly alone. He will however have to avoid playing around with whoever he regards as his main rival, speeding up and slowing down, sitting on his wheel etc. There are too many guys who can't be let up the road for that. He would have to attack and then just keep riding.Red Rick said:Could be. The wishfulness isn't insignificant.
A whole lot will depend on how hard Trek can make the race though. If Contador is left alone with 30 people to drop it's gonna be near impossible. I'm hoping for Pantano to tear everybody a new one
Yeah I don't expect him to. I guess he'll attack like in Andalucía. Push a hard pace and don't look back.Zinoviev Letter said:In fairness it's kind of hard to see him giving Zakarin, Martin or Henao the full Froome/Quintana mano a mano treatment. And still less Alaphillipe or Gallopin.
I think Dan Martin has much more of a chance than Contador. Even if he loses 30 seconds on the TT, he'll still be 20 seconds ahead, and climbs pretty much as well as Contador in week long stage races - especially on single mountain stages. Plus he could easily find himself up the road, with no one willing to chase him down, if Alaphilippe is in yellow.Netserk said:
I don't get how anyone can be fan of someone who is master of lying.Matteo. said:I think he had to justify the fact that was dropped on a little slope, so not being able to say that he was tired, cold or else, has used that trick.
He's a master of tricks and deceptions
There would be a lot of it if some of his teammates hadn't redeemed themselves by catching back up to his group and then hammering it to bring his group back.Kokoso said:I would expect some team bashing on this forum after today. Not much help in the echelons (or downright crap?). Be it Tinkoff, I think critics would be here already. But this is not Tinkoff, is it? That could be the point actually.
Well saidZinoviev Letter said:There would be a lot of it if some of his teammates hadn't redeemed themselves by catching back up to his group and then hammering it to bring his group back.Kokoso said:I would expect some team bashing on this forum after today. Not much help in the echelons (or downright crap?). Be it Tinkoff, I think critics would be here already. But this is not Tinkoff, is it? That could be the point actually.
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