Tour de France Stage 5: Carhaix - Cap Fréhel 164.5 km

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I missed the stage due to an useless meeting, just to find out that Cav has won & as always there are some complaining around from other riders.......................
so I guess I didn't miss anything exiting at all..........:)
 
Greipel is furious with Gilbert. Gilbert was supposed to help him in the sprints and now Gilbert went for his own chance.

Greipel went into the bus without saying anything and looked angry, according to the Belgian teletext...

Well Gilbert is making many friends at his team
 
Jul 28, 2010
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Greipel is furious with Gilbert. Gilbert was supposed to help him in the sprints and now Gilbert went for his own chance.

Greipel went into the bus without saying anything and looked angry, according to the Belgian teletext...

Well Gilbert is making many friends at his team
TeamGilbert?

Greipel today, VDB yesterday. Not very good PR for Gilbert.
 
May 25, 2010
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TeamSkyFans said:
I am correct. ;)

The picture in the road book is wrong, the text next to it correct. Thanks ASO. !
Ah, so it was the cartographers fault. :D

We've had news on the intermediate sprint, what about Punching Petacchi?
 
Mar 20, 2010
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Connor Pass said:
Rojas and Boonen declassified from the Intermediate Sprint.

Gilbert back in green.
What did Boonen do wrong? Rojas went to the left so that Boonen had to leave his line. Rojas didn't allow him to hold his line. But I expected that decision.
 
Jan 11, 2010
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Damage report Gesink: Back problems seem to be the most troubling.

He said he was behind Brajkovic and Brajkovic fell first, Gesink went on top of him
The guy should just focus on races without nervous sprint stages... the Vuelta a Burgos or stuff like that. Three Tours, three serious crashes in the first week. The only GT he managed to get through relatively unscathed is his first Vuelta.
 
Janjapan said:
What did Boonen do wrong? Rojas went to the left so that Boonen had to leave his line. Rojas didn't allow him to hold his line. But I expected that decision.
I knew the moment i saw the helicopter image that Boonen was going to get in trouble for that sprint. You may not like it, but you can't really argue with the dicision.
 
Jun 21, 2011
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Janjapan said:
What did Boonen do wrong? Rojas went to the left so that Boonen had to leave his line. Rojas didn't allow him to hold his line. But I expected that decision.
Boonen then got ahead of Rojas and drifted back across the road. Rojas got penalised for drifting left, Boonen for drifting right immediately afterwards.
 
Dekker_Tifosi said:
Greipel is furious with Gilbert. Gilbert was supposed to help him in the sprints and now Gilbert went for his own chance.

Greipel went into the bus without saying anything and looked angry, according to the Belgian teletext...

Well Gilbert is making many friends at his team
I'm starting to dislike Gilbert. When you're so dominant, you have to remain a super cool saint or you start rubbing people the wrong way.

Of course, the finish suited Gilbert better than Greipel so the DS should have sorted it out beforehand.
 
theyoungest said:
The guy should just focus on races without nervous sprint stages... the Vuelta a Burgos or stuff like that. Three Tours, three serious crashes in the first week. The only GT he managed to get through relatively unscathed is his first Vuelta.
And again he couldn't help or prevent the fall in any way.

He is just born to be unlucky I guess.
 
Mar 20, 2010
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Thank God Im alive & in one piece! Stupidest stage I've ever done!! @ASO this was not okay. Hope that nobody are hurt to bad!
- Jakob Fuglsang

I have done a few #tdf but until know the parcours and specially the last kilometers has nothing to do with racing.it is so dangergous.
- Fabian Cancellara

Crazy dangerous finish.I know that everybody wanna see a great show and specacle but I believe we have to find the right balance of show and safty
- Fränk Schleck

Interestingly, all the crashes occured at relatively flat and straight sections of the route. I don't think you can blame the organizers for that.
 
Mar 20, 2010
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Ragerod said:
Boonen then got ahead of Rojas and drifted back across the road. Rojas got penalised for drifting left, Boonen for drifting right immediately afterwards.
Okay, I forgot about that.
 
According to Contador's twitter, he should be fine:

Thanks for your interest. I'm fine after the fall. Now with ice throughout the body, I'll pass not a good night, but tomorrow all out...:)

Any news on the other GC victims? Gesink backpains? Too soon to tell whether or not it's going to be a problem i suppose?
 
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Janjapan said:
Interestingly, all the crashes occured at relatively flat and straight sections of the route. I don't think you can blame the organizers for that.
Hmm, hard to resist saying something about Leopard after those comments, but I guess I will leave it to some others here.
 
Jun 19, 2009
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Janjapan said:
- Jakob Fuglsang

- Fabian Cancellara

- Fränk Schleck

Interestingly, all the crashes occured at relatively flat and straight sections of the route. I don't think you can blame the organizers for that.[/QUOTE

That noone crashed on that finish run in was just dumb luck. Actually, most crashes with winds happen on narrow roads; particularly when you've got 180+ guys, spectators dashing across the road like chickens on crack/dropping stuff...most guys would be a little irritated after that experience. Except Cav.
 
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Winterfold said:
Then you should know that elbowing and butting is what you do to encourage errant riders who are straying from their line - it is straying from their line that is far more dangerous.

Butting is not - it just upsets armchair fans who want cycling to be like netball.
Big words, but if you really raced and sprinted for the flowers you would know that after the finish your colleagues have "words" with you if you act like a cowboy.

Headbutting is not that common nor is it accepted at club to elite level.
 
Jan 11, 2010
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Logic-is-your-friend said:
Any news on the other GC victims? Gesink backpains? Too soon to tell whether or not it's going to be a problem i suppose?
Well, he said that his teammates got him through the stage, because he lost all morale, which must mean something because the guy has had his share of crashes :eek:

I think we can write him off as a GC favourite.
 
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Btw in case this hasnt been posted yet:

The motorcyclist who drove into Nicki Sørensen was thrown out of the Tour. Supposedly he was sacked over the radio immitiately after the incident by Prudhomme.

Well-deserved imo. He drove recklessly.
 
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Janjapan said:
- Jakob Fuglsang

- Fabian Cancellara

- Fränk Schleck

Interestingly, all the crashes occured at relatively flat and straight sections of the route. I don't think you can blame the organizers for that.
I'm sorry, but Trek Leopard is really a bunch of whiny b**ches. Fabian, why didn't you try to neutralize the stage then you big prima donna.
 

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