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Ninja of the Tour (simplified version)

Nov 20, 2018
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Here are the best placed riders which have no top 10.

12 191 GUILLAUME MARTIN + 00h 22' 08''
13 53 DAVID GAUDU + 00h 23' 58''
14 122 FABIO ARU + 00h 27' 36''
16 206 ROMAN KREUZIGER + 00h 36' 09'
17 57 SÉBASTIEN REICHENBACH + 00h 44' 29'
18 121 DANIEL MARTIN + 00h 45' 21'
23 83 LAURENS DE PLUS + 01h 02' 44'
24 82 GEORGE BENNETT + 01h 04' 40'
27 94 TANEL KANGERT + 01h 12' 36'
29 101 ADAM YATES + 01h 16' 50'
 
boneshaker said:
Here are the best placed riders which have no top 10.

12 191 GUILLAUME MARTIN + 00h 22' 08''
13 53 DAVID GAUDU + 00h 23' 58''
14 122 FABIO ARU + 00h 27' 36''
16 206 ROMAN KREUZIGER + 00h 36' 09'
17 57 SÉBASTIEN REICHENBACH + 00h 44' 29'
18 121 DANIEL MARTIN + 00h 45' 21'
23 83 LAURENS DE PLUS + 01h 02' 44'
24 82 GEORGE BENNETT + 01h 04' 40'
27 94 TANEL KANGERT + 01h 12' 36'
29 101 ADAM YATES + 01h 16' 50'
The best placed rider with no stage top 3:

1 2 EGAN BERNAL
 
Best ninja on that was Kreuziger as I can barely recall seeing him onscreen or mentioned on commentary. Reichenbach was too visible with the national champs jersey and many of the others worked on the front for their leader. Aru was seen on nearly every selective stage dangling metres off the back of the leaders group battling hard to keep up.
 
boneshaker said:
Here are the best placed riders which have no top 10.

12 191 GUILLAUME MARTIN + 00h 22' 08''
13 53 DAVID GAUDU + 00h 23' 58''
14 122 FABIO ARU + 00h 27' 36''
16 206 ROMAN KREUZIGER + 00h 36' 09'
17 57 SÉBASTIEN REICHENBACH + 00h 44' 29'
18 121 DANIEL MARTIN + 00h 45' 21'
23 83 LAURENS DE PLUS + 01h 02' 44'
24 82 GEORGE BENNETT + 01h 04' 40'
27 94 TANEL KANGERT + 01h 12' 36'
29 101 ADAM YATES + 01h 16' 50'
Between those the one less seen was Kreuziger, I remember him only for the mechanical in Briançon, Gaudu, de Plus and Bennet have worked on the front, Reichembach and Kangert showed themselves in breaks and Aru, Yates ånd the Martins were seen multiple times hanging on at the back of the group.
 
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hayneplane said:
Best ninja on that was Kreuziger as I can barely recall seeing him onscreen or mentioned on commentary. Reichenbach was too visible with the national champs jersey and many of the others worked on the front for their leader. Aru was seen on nearly every selective stage dangling metres off the back of the leaders group battling hard to keep up.
This.

There's no competition IMO. When I saw the thread I first thought of him. When I saw the names in the first post I was even more convinced.
 
Nirvana said:
Reichembach and Kangert showed themselves in breaks
I don't think Kangert was in a break a single time in this Tour? Which puzzled me a bit because he seemed like the best bet for EF to win a stage as he seemed to be in better form than Woods, Clarke and Bettiol.

He was visible pulling the main group for quite a while on stage 8, though.
 
Kreuziger was fairly prominent in the final week. Kelly and Kirby mentioned him several times. Reichenbach stood out hence why I mentioned him because I barely saw the Swiss jersey all tour... Kangert was invisible too for the majority.
 
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Pantani Attacks said:
Kreuziger was fairly prominent in the final week. Kelly and Kirby mentioned him several times. Reichenbach stood out hence why I mentioned him because I barely saw the Swiss jersey all tour... Kangert was invisible too for the majority.
Ah well I was following The ITV4 coverage and on that Kreuziger was almost invisible. I did spot Kangert as last man with Uran a few times and up ahead.
 
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deneb said:
I'm wondering if someone ever managed to finish a GT in the top 10 without any stage top 10
1999 10 57 Andrea PERON + 23' 10"
1993 9 4 Pedro DELGADO + 23' 57"
1977 9 13 Raymond DELISLE + 21' 32"
1961 10 25 Jean ADRIAENSSENS + 28' 05"

This one is not confirmed by pcs
1904 4 11 Jean DARGASSIES + 11h 04' 30"
 
boneshaker said:
Here are the best placed riders which have no top 10.

12 191 GUILLAUME MARTIN + 00h 22' 08''
13 53 DAVID GAUDU + 00h 23' 58''
14 122 FABIO ARU + 00h 27' 36''
16 206 ROMAN KREUZIGER + 00h 36' 09'
17 57 SÉBASTIEN REICHENBACH + 00h 44' 29'
18 121 DANIEL MARTIN + 00h 45' 21'
23 83 LAURENS DE PLUS + 01h 02' 44'
24 82 GEORGE BENNETT + 01h 04' 40'
27 94 TANEL KANGERT + 01h 12' 36'
29 101 ADAM YATES + 01h 16' 50'
I saw Martin/Gaudu/Aru/DePlus/Bennett/Yates a lot. I at least saw Kreuziger and Martin sometimes. Reichenbach was visible for his jersey. So Kangert for me.
 
tobydawq said:
boneshaker said:
Here are the best placed riders which have no top 10.

12 191 GUILLAUME MARTIN + 00h 22' 08''
13 53 DAVID GAUDU + 00h 23' 58''
14 122 FABIO ARU + 00h 27' 36''
16 206 ROMAN KREUZIGER + 00h 36' 09'
17 57 SÉBASTIEN REICHENBACH + 00h 44' 29'
18 121 DANIEL MARTIN + 00h 45' 21'
23 83 LAURENS DE PLUS + 01h 02' 44'
24 82 GEORGE BENNETT + 01h 04' 40'
27 94 TANEL KANGERT + 01h 12' 36'
29 101 ADAM YATES + 01h 16' 50'
The best placed rider with no stage top 3:

1 2 EGAN BERNAL
THIS!
 
Buchmann never put an attack.
Uran did go in the breakaway in stage 19... He tried to follow Bernal, but decided to save legs for the last climb, hoping for Bernal to fade.
Bernal attacked on Galibier and what he did on Iseran was a suicidal attack

I feel sorry for a poster here... it must be hard to see Egan in Yellow... somehow it looks like the MAGA hat
 
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slosada said:
Buchmann never put an attack.
Uran did go in the breakaway in stage 19... He tried to follow Bernal, but decided to save legs for the last climb, hoping for Bernal to fade.
Bernal attacked on Galibier and what he did on Iseran was a suicidal attack

I feel sorry for a poster here... it must be hard to see Egan in Yellow... somehow it looks like the MAGA hat
Buchmann attacked twice near the finish on the Tourmalet stage and was the one to expose G's shortcomings.
 
Shoutout to Richie Porte. 5th on the ITT, 10th on the stage to Foix, otherwise always outside the top 10. Finished 11th in the end, a whole 10 minutes ahead of G. Martin. I also can't remember seeing much of the guy.
 
Squire said:
deneb said:
I'm wondering if someone ever managed to finish a GT in the top 10 without any stage top 10


The Original Ninja™ was pretty damn close in his GT debut.

Edit: And again in 2014.
Obviously not a Grand Tour, but this year George Bennett was 6th overall in Paris-Nice with a 14th and a 19th place his only top 30 placings. Also pretty impressive.
 
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