Tour de France 2020 | Rest day 2 talk (and poll)

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Who will the 2020 Tour?

  • Roglic

    Votes: 64 61.0%
  • Pogacar

    Votes: 32 30.5%
  • Uran

    Votes: 3 2.9%
  • Lopez

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yates

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Porte

    Votes: 3 2.9%
  • Landa

    Votes: 3 2.9%
  • Mas

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Quintana

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Dumoulin

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    105
  • Poll closed .
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There's two riders who can defeat Roglic. Pogacar and Roglic.
Nothing we've seen so far in this Tour suggests anybody else has the strength and the guts to beat Roglic (and Pogacar) by himself.

Dumoulin attacking would be a good strategy if Dumoulin feels very strong and Roglic feels weak. If they do nothing, then it's likely Pogacar will drop Roglic later on. If Dumoulin attacks, he can ride back in contention while JV holds back the other riders from reacting. It would be dangerous for JV if Dumoulin attacks, Pogacar reacts and Roglic can't follow.

Can't see it happening.
 
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I would love to see Dumoulin attacking, but this will not happen...
On paper right now Pogacar has the weakest team from the Top 7 GC contenders.
Uran, Lopez, Landa all have a team which would at least in theory allow tactics with long-term attacks via relais stations. Hopefully we will see something of that in Stage 17 and 18.
On Stage 16 nothing will happen which matters from GC perspective.
 
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What is actually the most accurate Col de la Loze profile?
Red Rick has mentioned it before, but they all look a bit different.
I don't really trust Cyclingcols, some of their profiles aren't accurate at all, even of famous climbs (Giau for example, the Zoncolan only got better when they recently updated it and added the 3rd side).
 
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So this is what will happen: There will be a long range attack by Quintana and Egan. Roglic has flashbacks of Carapaz and decides to follow.
3rd week will come haunting Pogačar.
Problem is that Roglic will also lose the wheel close to the finish in altitude. And the Colombian Alliance takes place.
So Uran ninjas to 2nd in Loze.
Nothing happens in the next day.
In the ITT, Uran beats the cr4p out of Roglic to win his first and last stage race. He can now retire in peace
 
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