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Which rider will surprise the most?

  • Sepp Kuss

    Votes: 3 4.7%
  • Enric Mas

    Votes: 8 12.5%
  • Chris Froome

    Votes: 12 18.8%
  • Sergio Higuita

    Votes: 13 20.3%
  • Adam Yates

    Votes: 3 4.7%
  • Dylan Teuns

    Votes: 2 3.1%
  • Benoît Cosnefroy

    Votes: 3 4.7%
  • Guillaume Martin

    Votes: 10 15.6%
  • other, French

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • other, non-French

    Votes: 11 17.2%

  • Total voters
    64
  • Poll closed .
If Roglic doesn't start, tomorrow would be a crazy fun stage! With Pinot and Martin the best placed riders, I think we'd see plenty of attacks and I wouldn't be expecting a FDJ or Cofidis train. Dumoulin would have to be aggressive to make up two minutes.
 
I want Pinot to win, but not like that, so I hope that Roglic gets on his bike tomorrow.

Thibaut fell too, was lucky. In l'Equipe, he mentioned that FDJ did the downhill in MTB a few weeks ago and he thought that the road would have been repaired for the CDD.

I feel bad for Buchmann and Kruijswijk. I hope they get better soon.

BTW, in l'Equipe, it was mentioned that after DNS, Bernal went for a ride...journos wondering if he/Ineos called it quit, didn't want morale to go down as a result of being manhandled by Roglic/JV.
 
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I want Pinot to win, but not like that, so I hope that Roglic gets on his bike tomorrow.

Thibaut fell too, was lucky. In l'Equipe, he mentioned that FDJ did the downhill in MTB a few weeks ago and he thought that the road would have been repaired for the CDD.

I feel bad for Buchmann and Kruijswijk. I hope they get better soon.

BTW, in l'Equipe, it was mentioned that after DNS, Bernal went for a ride...journos wondering if he/Ineos called it quit, didn't want morale to go down as a result of being manhandled by Roglic/JV.
Yea I don't fully buy that backache thing either, to me it seems Bernal didn't have the shape they expected and they want to do some specific training work to see where they can get him until the Tour starts.

Seeing the damage to Roglics jersey and pants on TV I already thought that this wasn't just a slight fall for him either today.
 
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I want Pinot to win, but not like that, so I hope that Roglic gets on his bike tomorrow.

Thibaut fell too, was lucky. In l'Equipe, he mentioned that FDJ did the downhill in MTB a few weeks ago and he thought that the road would have been repaired for the CDD.

I feel bad for Buchmann and Kruijswijk. I hope they get better soon.

BTW, in l'Equipe, it was mentioned that after DNS, Bernal went for a ride...journos wondering if he/Ineos called it quit, didn't want morale to go down as a result of being manhandled by Roglic/JV.

the DS confirmed that Bernal had ridden back to the Ineos hotel from the stage 4 start in Ugine. Not a long ride.
 
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Yea I don't fully buy that backache thing either, to me it seems Bernal didn't have the shape they expected and they want to do some specific training work to see where they can get him until the Tour starts.

Seeing the damage to Roglics jersey and pants on TV I already thought that this wasn't just a slight fall for him either today.
I’ve had pretty severe lower back problems for decades, and when it’s irritated sometimes soft-pedaling on the flat is fine, but grinding up a steep hill is really painful, especially with my pedaling style. Don’t know what Bernal’s current problem is but the fact that he was on his bike doesn’t have to indicate he isn’t injured.
 
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This is the CDL. Who cares if it's true or not if Bernal's lower back is hurting. If he trained or not that doesn't mean that he doesn't have lower back. If he doesn't have the lower back problem, who cares anyway. He had his miles in and his team realized that being in the CDL was going to hurt him more than helping him. People will only care comes the Tour de France. In the Tour is where riders ride with broken bones and hurt limbs. Not here. Let's wait for the Tour and if he retires or makes excuses because of illness or fever or knee problems in the third week then I'll be suspicious.
 
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This is the CDL. Who cares if it's true or not if Bernal's lower back is hurting. If he trained or not that doesn't mean that he doesn't have lower back. If he doesn't have the lower back problem, who cares anyway. He had his miles in and his team realized that being in the CDL was going to hurt him more than helping him. People will only care comes the Tour de France. In the Tour is where riders ride with broken bones and hurt limbs. Not here. Let's wait for the Tour and if he retires or makes excuses because of illness or fever or knee problems in the third week then I'll be suspicious.
It does matter. That would indicate that Ineos/Bernal decided to fight another day, therefore admitting that they are not at JV's level. Cut it short, regroup, see you in Nice. I don't blame them.
 
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It does matter. That would indicate that Ineos/Bernal decided to fight another day, therefore admitting that they are not at JV's level. Cut it short, regroup, see you in Nice. I don't blame them.
They are not at JV level of course. They are probably conceding that and going back to the drawing board. We all know that. There is no gain in keeping him in the race. For whatever reason they are not telling us. They are doing the smart thing.
 
I’ve had pretty severe lower back problems for decades, and when it’s irritated sometimes soft-pedaling on the flat is fine, but grinding up a steep hill is really painful, especially with my pedaling style. Don’t know what Bernal’s current problem is but the fact that he was on his bike doesn’t have to indicate he isn’t injured.
Exactly. Even an hour to stretch things out is completely different from a WT race with a bunch of climbing.
 
I’ve had pretty severe lower back problems for decades, and when it’s irritated sometimes soft-pedaling on the flat is fine, but grinding up a steep hill is really painful, especially with my pedaling style. Don’t know what Bernal’s current problem is but the fact that he was on his bike doesn’t have to indicate he isn’t injured.
Yea sure. Was some assumption based on no info. Either way it's not good.
 
I didn't hear Fuglsang complaining.
A big as a favourite Evenpoel was for Lombardia, it's still not a given that he would have won.
Inheriting a leader's jersey simply because the one previously wearing it crashed out, that's different. And still, Pinot did ride to the position where he'd be the one to get the jersey, if Roglic is unable to start; it's not like the just pick a guy at random.
 
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