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Tour de France 2017 Stage 20:Marseille > Marseille22.5KM

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If De Gendt is getting into breakaways mostly to win the most aggressive rider award I agree that is quite lolworthy, especially if doing so is hampering his ability to actually be competitive once the breakaway is fighting for the stage win.
 
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Singer01 said:
TMP402 said:
How many times has one team produced both the winner and the lanterne rouge?
Statistically it should be 1/20 ish. I would imagine its slightly more as the final winners team probably bury themselves more than most other riders.
I actually think it's slightly less, as usually the dominant GT teams usually bring rouleurs who can ride a bit on rolling and hilly terrain.
 
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TMP402 said:
How many times has one team produced both the winner and the lanterne rouge?
According to a user of the Vélo-club du net forum, it last happened in the 1967 Tour (Pingeon & Genet). Also in the 2002 Giro (Savoldelli & Serri) and the 2008 Vuelta (1 Contador 2 Leipheimer / 130 Bazayev 131 Muravyev).
 
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Sylvester said:
TMP402 said:
How many times has one team produced both the winner and the lanterne rouge?
According to a user of the Vélo-club du net forum, it last happened in the 1967 Tour (Pingeon & Genet). Also in the 2002 Giro (Savoldelli & Serri) and the 2008 Vuelta (1 Contador 2 Leipheimer / 130 Bazayev 131 Muravyev).

Yeah, I just manually discovered that myself. So a 50th anniversary coincidence!
 
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hrotha said:
If De Gendt is getting into breakaways mostly to win the most aggressive rider award I agree that is quite lolworthy, especially if doing so is hampering his ability to actually be competitive once the breakaway is fighting for the stage win.
I don't think he ever said he's in breakaways just for the combativity award. His two primary goals were the polkadot jersey and a stage win from the breakaway (like last year). The combativity is just bonus. But of course, when you've been in so many breakaways and you broke the record of breakaway km, I think it's normal you hope you get the super-combativity. Who wouldn't hope for that?
 
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Rollthedice said:
How come the Velodrome is so empty?

I wouldn't like sitting in a stadium, several tens of meters away from the riders. Better to stand on the side of the road IMO.
Maybe people will start to come towards the end, there are still 2 hours left before the GC men arrive.
 

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