Paris-Nice 2022 (03/06 - 03/13)

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Today's winners: (1) Simon Yates, for a brilliant and gutsy assault on the final climb and descent, (2) Wout van Aert, without whom Roglic would have lost the yellow jersey, (3) hypothermia, for doing nasty things to all the riders, some worse than others, (4) Roglic, for hanging tough on a day when he was clearly not at his best--looked to be suffering from hypothermia worse than the best riders on the day.
WVA is solely responsible for limiting his losses and deserves 90% of the credit for the win. Roglic, who I like and who I will be desperately and probably forlornly hoping can beat the baby faced android in the Tour, was a passenger. In fact passenger is being too kind, he was baggage.
That baggage didnt ship 40 minutes in the last 3 days
That baggage didnt ship 40 minutes in the last 3 days
40 minutes? Maybe not. But he’d have shipped a lot more than 40 seconds today if WVA hadn’t buckled him into a child’s seat on the back of his bike.

I like Roglic. I’m happy to see him actually win when a last day collapse seems to be looming. But we all know that mano a mano he was dead meat and I don’t see any reason to pretend otherwise.
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When it is cold people forget how important it is to feed. I think I have seen a lot more riders bonking in the cold than in the hot weather. It is a recipe for disaster.
It's not just forgetting, it's because they have to open jackets and stuff and hence will get even more cold. I've listened to Voight podcast talking with Almeida about this.
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When it is cold people forget how important it is to feed. I think I have seen a lot more riders bonking in the cold than in the hot weather. It is a recipe for disaster.
I couldn't believe my ears when the Danish commentators slammed the Yates brothers for wearing a dickie, because it apparently isn't within the unwritten rules of coolness on the bike.

That is an absolutely mandatory piece of clothing when I venture out in the cold for a ride or a run.
The kid thrives more in these temperatures than the goat bearded compatriot. We better hope for a hot and dry July.
For sure, and Jumbo most likely has the two best riders outside of Pogacar, so its not impossible at all, but man. I definitely think that 2020 Tour is gonna haunt him, and I feel his a bit weaker than that year, while Pogacar is (I assume) in absolute peak shape. Hard to believe he will be much stronger than this.
In case anyone was wondering just how many left during the race, here's a quick list (under a spoiler-tag, coz... it's quite long):

DNFClément ChampoussinAG2R Citroën Team
DNFStan DewulfAG2R Citroën Team
DNFOliver NaesenAG2R Citroën Team
DNFBen O'ConnorAG2R Citroën Team
DNFJasper PhilipsenAlpecin-Fenix
DNFJonas RickaertAlpecin-Fenix
DNFKristian SbaragliAlpecin-Fenix
DNFJay VineAlpecin-Fenix
DNFSamuele BattistellaAstana Qazaqstan Team
DNFStefan de BodAstana Qazaqstan Team
DNFYevgeniy FedorovAstana Qazaqstan Team
DNFDmitriy GruzdevAstana Qazaqstan Team
DNFYuriy NatarovAstana Qazaqstan Team
DNFJordi WarlopB&B Hotels-KTM
DNFSonny ColbrelliBahrain Victorious
DNFGino MäderBahrain Victorious
DNFLuis León SánchezBahrain Victorious
DNFFelix GroßschartnerBORA-hansgrohe
DNFNils PolittBORA-hansgrohe
DNFMaximilian SchachmannBORA-hansgrohe
DNFTom BohliCofidis
DNFRuben FernandezCofidis
DNFSimon GeschkeCofidis
DNFMax WalscheidCofidis
DNFStefan BisseggerEF Education-EasyPost
DNFJens KeukeleireEF Education-EasyPost
DNFNeilson PowlessEF Education-EasyPost
DNFLukasz WisniowskiEF Education-EasyPost
DNFKevin GenietsGroupama-FDJ
DNFMichael StorerGroupama-FDJ
DNFDimitri ClaeysIntermarché-Wanty-Gobert
DNFAimé De GendtIntermarché-Wanty-Gobert
DNFBiniam GirmayIntermarché-Wanty-Gobert
DNFBaptiste PlanckaertIntermarché-Wanty-Gobert
DNFRudy BarbierIsrael-Premier Tech
DNFGuillaume BoivinIsrael-Premier Tech
DNFCarl Fredrik HagenIsrael-Premier Tech
DNFJames PiccoliIsrael-Premier Tech
DNFTom Van AsbroeckIsrael-Premier Tech
DNFMads Würtz SchmidtIsrael-Premier Tech
DNFMike TeunissenJumbo-Visma
DNFFabio JakobsenQuick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
DNFYves LampaertQuick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
DNFFlorian SénéchalQuick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
DNFZdenek StybarQuick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
DNFAmaury CapiotTeam Arkéa-Samsic
DNFLuke DurbridgeTeam BikeExchange-Jayco
DNFDylan GroenewegenTeam BikeExchange-Jayco
DNFCees BolTeam DSM
DNFNils EekhoffTeam DSM
DNFKevin VermaerkeTeam DSM
DNFGeoffrey SoupeTotalEnergies
DNFAnthony TurgisTotalEnergies
DNFAlexis VuillermozTotalEnergies
DNFMarkus HoelgaardTrek-Segafredo
DNFAlexys BrunelUAE Team Emirates
DNFJan PolancUAE Team Emirates
DNFMatteo TrentinUAE Team Emirates

Definitely not complete!