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Tour de France Tour de France 2022: Stage 7 (Tomblaine – La Super Planche des Belles Filles, 176.3k)

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So?

When was this "era of gifting stages"?

The reason I ask you this is because there were bonus seconds on mountain stages for several decades until 2008. Did this era you are talking about only start after that?

Are you going to provide an example of a rider gifting bonus seconds to a close GC rival? Otherwise this is a bit pointless. If Pogacar had gifed seconds to Jonas today it would either be stupid or extremely disrespectful, completely different situation if there were no bonuses involved
 
Update: I was forced into a bike ride today. (I had to pick up the car, the wife's away and I had no lift or ride as they'd say in the states. There's a drought here, 28 degrees and suffocating.) During today's stage I was suffering over a hilly 26 km course. My ego got the better of me and I attacked on the mur, cracked at the top and then recovered and powered my way to the finish. It was the stomp of all stomps.
Hopefully I won't have to ride a bike for another 15 years. Or I might continue stomping to give the Roglic fans someone to cheer for.
Planche des belles filles my ass. West Cork is where it's at.
 
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Are you going to provide an example of a rider gifting bonus seconds to a close GC rival? Otherwise this is a bit pointless. If Pogacar had gifed seconds to Jonas today it would either be stupid or extremely disrespectful, completely different situation if there were no bonuses involved
What statement have I made that would need such an example? This is the statement of yours that I responded to:

the era of gifting stages didn't have bonus seconds available on mountain stages.
Can you provide an example of a rider gifting a stage in the Tour on a mountain stage where there weren't bonus seconds for the winner (but where there were so on flat stages)?
 
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What statement have I made that would need such an example? This is the statement of yours that I responded to:


Can you provide an example of a rider gifting a stage in the Tour on a mountain stage where there weren't bonus seconds for the winner (but where there were so on flat stages)?

Didn't Armstrong let up and let Pantani cross first? Didn't Hinault allow LeMond to cross first on one stage? I don't know if there were bonus seconds on the flat stages of these tours.
 
So?

When was this "era of gifting stages"?

The reason I ask you this is because there were bonus seconds on mountain stages for several decades until 2008. Did this era you are talking about only start after that?

EDIT: It was also only after the re-introduction that they for a while were only available on some stages and not others. https://www.velonews.com/events/tou...s-time-bonuses-reshuffles-points-competition/
The “no gifts” meme is an Armstrong joke, referring to the 2004 stage when he outsprinted Kloden and told Floyd to “ride like he stole something.”
 
What statement have I made that would need such an example? This is the statement of yours that I responded to:


Can you provide an example of a rider gifting a stage in the Tour on a mountain stage where there weren't bonus seconds for the winner (but where there were so on flat stages)?

Not interested in pedantry, I explained what I meant by my statement. Enjoy your Friday.
 
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Plenty of examples from the 90's yeah, whether the flat stages had bonus seconds or not is irrevelevant to the scenario of today
There were bonus seconds on all mountain stages in the 90's. If that was the era you referred to, then you made a false statement. It's not semantics to point that out.

Does it hurt your pride, or why are you unable to just admit that you got it wrong when someone points it out?
 
Roglic looked happy on the way down

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Interwiew. He says he has pain in the back, but he's happy.

Glad Rogla is doing all right and is hanging in there. However, I just can't with Jumbo's jerseys, which is why they need to hold on to (or at least strive for) the yellow one. The combination of 80's acid wash and 60's tie-dye... it looks like somebody didn't separate their laundry and in addition added bleach to whatever else they threw into the washer. Almost kinda sounds like what Jumbo is doing on the road right now?

Anyhoo, go Primoz!