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Suspect OGE may "cut their losses" and also withdraw Matthews rather than keep towing him around for another day with no real positive outcome likely. If fit, he'd be a definite asset for the TTT but he's not likely to be able to contribute. This should allow better protection for the Yates twin should they be looking at any upcoming stages and/or allow someone to target a break/move.
 
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dirkprovin said:
Suspect OGE may "cut their losses" and also withdraw Matthews rather than keep towing him around for another day with no real positive outcome likely. If fit, he'd be a definite asset for the TTT but he's not likely to be able to contribute. This should allow better protection for the Yates twin should they be looking at any upcoming stages and/or allow someone to target a break/move.
Worst case scenario would be that he keeps riding, he falls behind in the TTT, then one of their other guys crashes out of the race, which would mean his time would be their time.
 
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TMP402 said:
Jack Bauer out.
Jack Bauer crashed heavily and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. He suffered a fracture of the greater trochanter of his left hip. He remains under the close supervision of the medical team and will return to Girona in the coming days.
 
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TMP402 said:
Eagle said:
del1962 said:
Always worried to here that Dowsett is bleeding with his condition, hope he is strong for TTT
Some pictures of his cut before and after getting it stitched up, it looks horrible. Hope he is OK now that it is stitched up
https://twitter.com/CyclismCycling
It also kind of looks like he took some damage to his right foot here

He is pure nuts. I have nothing but respect for what this man risks every time he races.
 
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42x16ss said:
TMP402 said:
Eagle said:
del1962 said:
Always worried to here that Dowsett is bleeding with his condition, hope he is strong for TTT
Some pictures of his cut before and after getting it stitched up, it looks horrible. Hope he is OK now that it is stitched up
https://twitter.com/CyclismCycling
It also kind of looks like he took some damage to his right foot here

He is pure nuts. I have nothing but respect for what this man risks every time he races.
What does he risk? Curious.
 
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BigMac said:
42x16ss said:
TMP402 said:
Eagle said:
del1962 said:
Always worried to here that Dowsett is bleeding with his condition, hope he is strong for TTT
Some pictures of his cut before and after getting it stitched up, it looks horrible. Hope he is OK now that it is stitched up
https://twitter.com/CyclismCycling
It also kind of looks like he took some damage to his right foot here

He is pure nuts. I have nothing but respect for what this man risks every time he races.
What does he risk? Curious.
Bleeding out, or massive internal haemorrhaging - Dowsett is a haemophiliac.
 
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PremierAndrew said:
Eagle said:
Greg Henderson DNS today
Thought he might stick it out today and withdraw after the final sprint stage for Greipel this side of the mountains
The problem was that he was hurting so badly he could barely hold on, let alone actually do some work for Greipel.

He was hoping to get better and help Greipel at the Champs-Élysées but every time his heart rate went above about 120-130 he struggled to breathe, so there was no way he'd get over the mountains. All in all an heroic attempt, but unfortunately it was futile.
 
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Ramira said:
PremierAndrew said:
Eagle said:
Greg Henderson DNS today
Thought he might stick it out today and withdraw after the final sprint stage for Greipel this side of the mountains
The problem was that he was hurting so badly he could barely hold on, let alone actually do some work for Greipel.

He was hoping to get better and help Greipel at the Champs-Élysées but every time his heart rate went above about 120-130 he struggled to breathe, so there was no way he'd get over the mountains. All in all an heroic attempt, but unfortunately it was futile.
Hard to see why Michael Matthews is still there other than to protect the team's honour a little in the TTT.

In other news, Paolini removed from the tour for cocaine.
 

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