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Tour de France Tour de France 2022: Stage 15 (Rodez – Carcassonne, 202.5k)

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Don't understand the tactics for Jumbo. WVA is the most important rider for Vingegaard.

Why would you waste any of your precious energy to be a part of a small breakaway? If he is going for the stage win, he could do that without going into a break.

Most likely this stage was promised to him before the TdF (like stage 8 was).

But with not enough manpower in the team to pull back a breakaway, he's gone into one himself to do the job on his own.
 
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What riders ready for racing are being withdrawn?

Magnus Cort. He believes he could have continued, but has been withdrawn because of his team's own tests and covid principles.

I think it should be a doctor's decision whether a rider can continue or not - a test result in itself should not be enough.

I do understand the way things are handled this year - but in the future I think we need to go back to the pre-pandemic principles.
 
Magnus Cort. He believes he could have continued, but has been withdrawn because of his team's own tests and covid principles.

I think it should be a doctor's decision whether a rider can continue or not - a test result in itself should not be enough.

I do understand the way things are handled this year - but in the future I think we need to go back to the pre-pandemic principles.
But he said that's because of his own teams strict protocol. Also he has a fewer. Trust me, I'm bummed out too!
 
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Lance won by five minutes almost every year.

In 2005, he finally realised that maybe it wasn't necessary to deny his teammates all freedom and they won two stages (Hincapie and Savoldelli) from breaks.
Yes, but that was once he had already sealed the race and didn't have someone like Pogi racing against him.
I get your point, but you also have to remember that they went in attacks that were certain to stay away. Wout's attack on stage 6 and today are totally pointless and a total waste of energy ahead of the Pyrenees.
 
Clarke, Cort, Bennett, Laengen, Bouchard, Martin, Barguil, Durbridge?

You aren’t ready for racing if you are contagious. I think a lot of people aren’t grasping that a key difference between Covid and a lot of other viruses is that the R number of the current variants isn’t like flu, it’s like measles. Leave contagious guys in the race, on the busses, in the hotels, at the team briefings, on the basis that they aren’t themselves any sicker than they might be with other things that they would struggle on with and huge swathes of the peloton will get it by Paris. Which, even aside from the health implications for those who get unlucky with their symptoms, will certainly effect the racing a lot more than eight guys getting pulled.

Its not hypercaution about the sick riders themselves. They let Majka continue, at some small risk to his own health, because he wasn’t contagious,
 
You aren’t ready for racing if you are contagious. I think a lot of people aren’t grasping that a key difference between Covid and a lot of other viruses is that the R number of the current variants isn’t like flu, it’s like measles. Leave contagious guys in the race, on the busses, in the hotels on the basis that they aren’t themselves any sicker than they might be with other things that they would struggle on with and huge swathes of the peloton will get it by Paris. Which even aside from the health implications for those who get unlucky with their symptoms, will certainly effect the racing a lot more than eight guys getting pulled.

Yeah, I'm never getting even close to agreeing with this, so let's just drop it.