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Tour de Suisse 2024, June 9 - 16

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"Bryan you were not favourite here you've beaten Michael Matthews what a surprise!"

Interviewer speaking to Bryan Coquard there, (52 wins).

I don't know the English commentators well, but I think it was Kirby who said "What a smile, it may be a mirror cracker, but it sure is wide" or something like that after his win. On the other hand, I haven't heard anyone say ***-hard in a while, so I guess it's about the little steps.
 
De Lie would've easily won this without the mechanical. I don't see how that's a "Lotto fail".

Pretty strong that De Lie was still there.
It's most likely a failure of the equipment itself or its setup by the mechanics (unless De Lie tried to shift the front ring in the middle of the sprint...? doubtful).

What equipment are Lotto running? Looks like shimano drivetrains but FSA cranks and chainrings. I wager the chain would not have come off a Shimano crank/chainring. The old cannondale sisl2 cranks that were super lightweight used to drop chains all the time if you put more than about 1000w into them due to deflection. I would not be at all surprised if discount OEM brand FSA had issues too. So it's a team fail in that they aren't rich enough to afford the best equipment (/passing up on sponsorship from crappy brands).
 
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It's most likely a failure of the equipment itself or its setup by the mechanics (unless De Lie tried to shift the front ring in the middle of the sprint...? doubtful).

What equipment are Lotto running? Looks like shimano drivetrains but FSA cranks and chainrings. I wager the chain would not have come off a Shimano crank/chainring. The old cannondale sisl2 cranks that were super lightweight used to drop chains all the time if you put more than about 1000w into them due to deflection. I would not be at all surprised if discount OEM brand FSA had issues too. So it's a team fail in that they aren't rich enough to afford the best equipment (/passing up on sponsorship from crappy brands).

Last year they had Shimano everything and it happened with De Lie too so... It also only seems to happen with De LIe, obviously he's the most powerful out of them but I haven't seen Menten or Van de Paar for example with any issues in sprints.

Also it's obviously pretty notable cause it happens in a sprint where De Lie is winning/going to win twice in like 10 months, but apart from that I haven't seen that many chain mechanicals. They have a bigger problem with flats in gravel or cobbled races (and that's also worse with De Lie in particular).
 
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any idea if van Gils waited for him? Just noticed that he was missing in the initial front group

Doubt it as he was Lotto's back up plan today if De LIe didn't survive (De Lie also still had 3 others with him). I don't think he's riding with his best legs right now honestly. Even in Aargau where he won he wasn't strong on the hill (he even said he was struggling). We'll see for sure tomorrow, which is a stage that suits him perfectly if he's good. But I have a feeling he won't play a role.
 
Last year they had Shimano everything and it happened with De Lie too so... It also only seems to happen with De LIe, obviously he's the most powerful out of them but I haven't seen Menten or Van de Paar for example with any issues in sprints.

Also it's obviously pretty notable cause it happens in a sprint where De Lie is winning/going to win twice in like 10 months, but apart from that I haven't seen that many chain mechanicals. They have a bigger problem with flats in gravel or cobbled races (and that's also worse with De Lie in particular).
When did De Lie lose a chain last year? I only remember him unclipping from the pedal in the middle of the sprint.

Chain falling off randomly in the middle of a sprint will literally never happen with shimano rings.
 
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He said after that he unclipped cause his chain fell of or blocked or something, not sure what exactly it was.
in the video it's clear his chain did not fall off and he famously continued pedaling with one leg so yea.

"I broke my pedal, my chain fell off, but luckily I still got it onto the big ring"

His chain fell off because his pedal broke. This is not for no reason. Your chain can also fall off when you crash or someone hits you etc.

Couldn't pay me to use FSA crap
 
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