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I agree. @Tonton; why would you go around making yourself - and me! - depressed like that? No point speculating in what might have been.

Meanwhile, Ineos is sending the same number of GT winners to Denmark, as they're sending to Spain The Netherlands.
I know :(. And there're still many Luis Ocaña fans who re-hash the '71 Tour. Or people in Troyes (and me) who saw Pascal Simon win in '83.

Ineos has a good team for La Vuelta. If Roglic is at only 90%, Carapaz has a decent shot. They're the best run team in pro cycling, minimal loss in the TTT is very possible. After that, looking at each stage, again, each finish, again, and I think that the route sets up nicely for King Richard.

Yes, "King": "Little" is already taken ;) by the Australian in the team. And I hope that Porte gets a win before he takes a bow. He has 33 pro wins so far, like you know who :cool: . And Richie has some big ones including the GC in all of the best one-week races. Can he get one more, which was his objective for the season? I think that he can.
 
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  1. This is probably just the media being the media and I don't know how much truth is in it.
  2. But IF Ratcliffe does buy it he has got himself a money pit which might not be good for his other sporting interests.
 
What a team where even the staff breaks the hour record casually… Congratulations to Bigham.

But now that Bigham rode almost 56 kms, what will Ganna achieve? 59-60 kms?

If Ineos wins this evening‘s Vuelta TTT, it was a good day at work for Bigham: first break the Hour Record, then watch his guys win the TTT with his technical advice.

Bigham is underrated, isn’t he? ;)
 
What a team where even the staff breaks the hour record casually… Congratulations to Bigham.

But now that Bigham rode almost 56 kms, what will Ganna achieve? 59-60 kms?

If Ineos wins this evening‘s Vuelta TTT, it was a good day at work for Bigham: first break the Hour Record, then watch his guys win the TTT with his technical advice.

Bigham is underrated, isn’t he? ;)
And Pidcock also just won the xc MtB EC, not a bad day for the team...
About the Vuelta, I'm curious to see how Plapp does in his first GT.
 
Anyone know what Tao's problem was today during his interview? Very strange demeanor, lack of eye contact and fairly rude to the guy interviewing him? Is there something underlying his odd attitude do we think?
Didn't watch the race on Eurosport/GCN. Interview can be found here:

https://m.feltet.dk/video/eurosport/6932/

He looks like he doesn't want to be there. Seems quite uncomfortable. And he tells the interviewer (or someone else?) that his fly is undone. All a bit odd.
 
Didn't watch the race on Eurosport/GCN. Interview can be found here:

https://m.feltet.dk/video/eurosport/6932/

He looks like he doesn't want to be there. Seems quite uncomfortable. And he tells the interviewer (or someone else?) that his fly is undone. All a bit odd.
They interviewed him before the race a couple of days ago and he was pretty much the same apart from the flys undone and the shout out to the founders of Zwift. He's never come across like that before afaik.
 
Didn't watch the race on Eurosport/GCN. Interview can be found here:

https://m.feltet.dk/video/eurosport/6932/

He looks like he doesn't want to be there. Seems quite uncomfortable. And he tells the interviewer (or someone else?) that his fly is undone. All a bit odd.
I think what's missing as a context is what happens after Tao's attack when the TV coverage broke.

Was he called back tactically? Either that or he felt as if his attack completely backfired. Hence the being patient versus flight canceled comment.

I have to redundant my comment from yesterday. German Soccer player Kroos went rude on the reporter for critical questions. Others simply answer in pure phrases. Tao rather gave accurate answers and a true sight into his bad sentiments. Actually it's Kleikers that didn't ask him a single proper question.

Tao doesn't have a single bit of good luck ever since his 2020 Giro d'Italia victory. He's either ill. Used as a workhorse, after illness-harmed preperation or crashes like today.

Somehow makes it even more simpatico how a livelong domestique grabbed his one chance for glory.
 
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