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Did he? This is super weird but I'm finding conflicting data on what the gap on the Iseran was. Anyway, I don't think that should count. The main gc guys clearly could have gone faster but were happy letting De Plus do the work with the descent and the flat before the final climb still to come.
True.

But you can make similar arguments fairly often when the biggest gaps on one climb happen. In the case of Pogacar, he just took off and within 15 seconds people behind were thinking about 2nd place. Doesn't mean he wasn't insanely strong, but the time gap was probably a bit inflated by tactics behind. Nibali on Hautacam is a bit similar in that they didn't give a *** about limiting the gap to Nibbles.

Having a gap of 1 minute between the 1st and 2nd best GC rider is mostly a bad criteria I think cause it strongly punishes for having a really strong 2/3 riders in the race.
 
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5 from me, which is slightly better than I scored the Giro, I think.

Some great individual performances from people like VdP, WvA, O'Connor, and delighted for Cav's resurgence, but ultimately this was a cakewalk for Pog and the GC dead by the first rest day. Didn't particularly like the lack of distribution of wins among the teams either. And just in general the parcours felt a bit light. All round meh!
 
This is the first Tour I’ve been able to see all the stage live since 2016. GC was alright until it wasn’t. I was more interested in how Cavendish did and as he only got 4 stages I’d have to give it an 8.
But I liked it, I missed seeing everything live and the atmosphere. Wish Valverde won that stage. If Cav hadn’t won any stages it probably would have been a 4.

I’m going to have to find new riders to root for soon :’(
 
6 homes, 3 jobs in 15 months, but still alive and somewhat well, highlights on YouTube, until Le Tour, which played at (my new) work.

I give it a 8 as always, but that one is really worth a 3. The double MdB? I had it in one of my designs btw...yes the first week was nice to watch. Then it went down from there...

Pog made this a '90s Tour, good for him but not for me. He pulled a BigMig and the race for yellow was over. The weakest sprinters' field that I can recall gave Cav an opportunity to break a record that he doesn't deserve to break imo, and when he had a chance to break it, on the biggest stage in Paris, dream of dreams, he stunk.

Good to see a Dane near the top, Carapaz did what he could, Uran melted and I feel bad for him. Gaudu is no Pinot, Martin is the new Zubeldia, but slightly less invisible. The Aussie is a heck of a rider. Quintana is done.

I hope that Remco wins this next year.
 
6 homes, 3 jobs in 15 months, but still alive and somewhat well, highlights on YouTube, until Le Tour, which played at (my new) work.

I give it a 8 as always, but that one is really worth a 3. The double MdB? I had it in one of my designs btw...yes the first week was nice to watch. Then it went down from there...

Pog made this a '90s Tour, good for him but not for me. He pulled a BigMig and the race for yellow was over. The weakest sprinters' field that I can recall gave Cav an opportunity to break a record that he doesn't deserve to break imo, and when he had a chance to break it, on the biggest stage in Paris, dream of dreams, he stunk.

Good to see a Dane near the top, Carapaz did what he could, Uran melted and I feel bad for him. Gaudu is no Pinot, Martin is the new Zubeldia, but slightly less invisible. The Aussie is a heck of a rider. Quintana is done.

I hope that Remco wins this next year.
Actually, didn't Gaudu perform very Pinot-like? High top level but with the expected blow up?
 
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5. Best tour in last few years until the first rest day. A little bit boring after Pogi destroyed the field on Columbiere and Tingens and never had a bad day.
 

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