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Old 07-22-2015, 09:41 AM   #601
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Re: Pro Cycling 2015 thread: Le Tour, Giro, Vuelta, etc.

With Rodgers and Majkha out in front if Contador doesn't try a big coup here i'm going to be disapointed
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Old 07-22-2015, 09:50 AM   #602
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Re: Pro Cycling 2015 thread: Le Tour, Giro, Vuelta, etc.

When nibali reaches the top together with froom, he might attack downhill
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Old 07-22-2015, 09:53 AM   #603
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With Rodgers and Majkha out in front if Contador doesn't try a big coup here i'm going to be disapointed
He already attacked on the category 2 climb. Movistar reeled him in because they have no balls and aren't riding to win.
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Old 07-22-2015, 09:56 AM   #604
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He already attacked on the category 2 climb. Movistar reeled him in because they have no balls and aren't riding to win.
Interesting. Wasn't watching yet
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Old 07-22-2015, 11:10 AM   #605
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I don't know if Quintana is half-trying with these attacks or if he's fully trying but just can't, Froome seems to catch him so easily
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Old 07-22-2015, 11:13 AM   #606
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Apparently Contador and Rogers collided on the descent
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Old 07-22-2015, 01:05 PM   #607
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Re: Pro Cycling 2015 thread: Le Tour, Giro, Vuelta, etc.

thats not what rogers said in his interview
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Old 07-22-2015, 01:25 PM   #608
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52/38 is considered a mid compact crankset. A lot of companies are selling bikes with these specs nowadays specialized for one.
To nit, mid-compact is traditionally 52/36.
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Old 07-22-2015, 01:30 PM   #609
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Apparently Contador and Rogers collided on the descent
Can't really tell here, just the tail end of the crash:

http://gfycat.com/CornySomberGuineafowl

Majka repairing Contador's bike, with Sagan standing by to pace him back:

http://gfycat.com/SizzlingFelineJumpingbean

More footage here:

https://vid.me/aKit

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Old 07-22-2015, 01:38 PM   #610
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Poor Tejay:

http://gfycat.com/AgitatedEthicalIrishdraughthorse
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Old 07-22-2015, 01:49 PM   #611
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Re: Pro Cycling 2015 thread: Le Tour, Giro, Vuelta, etc.

3rd clip clearly shows rogers only catching up to contador noticeably after the crash, and there having been a sky rider between the 2 of them before it, so yea, definitely not a contador rogers collision.

maaaaaybe sagan. these clips dont entirely rule that out. but i still find it unlikely.
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Old 07-22-2015, 02:55 PM   #612
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Re: Pro Cycling 2015 thread: Le Tour, Giro, Vuelta, etc.

Jens Voigt sounds exactly like Sean Kelly to me.
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Old 07-22-2015, 03:21 PM   #613
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Re: Pro Cycling 2015 thread: Le Tour, Giro, Vuelta, etc.

Apparently Contador hit a bump and lost control of his front wheel which ended up breaking in the crash. He switched bikes with Sagan and then switched back to one of his own at the base of the final climb.
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Old 07-22-2015, 03:27 PM   #614
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I love that there's 10km to go in an Alps stage, and Sagan is there to just casually jump off his bike to give it to Contador, allthewhile being 100 points clear in the green jersey competition.
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Old 07-22-2015, 04:11 PM   #615
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Re: Pro Cycling 2015 thread: Le Tour, Giro, Vuelta, etc.

Isn't Sagan at least half a foot taller than Contador?
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Old 07-22-2015, 05:31 PM   #616
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Yeah Contador had a rough time on Sagans bike. He changed at the foot of the last climb to one of his own bikes.
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Old 07-22-2015, 05:46 PM   #617
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Re: Pro Cycling 2015 thread: Le Tour, Giro, Vuelta, etc.

As a relatively casual observer, is it really all over for the GC?

Thought the handshake Quintana offered Froome at the end of the stage seemed kinda telling but (a) that might be reading too much into it, and (b) (again from a noob perspective), the next few stages still look ****ing tough as ****
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Old 07-22-2015, 06:11 PM   #618
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Re: Pro Cycling 2015 thread: Le Tour, Giro, Vuelta, etc.

it was over by the first col
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Old 07-22-2015, 07:10 PM   #619
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Haha yeah, was worried that might be the answer
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Old 07-23-2015, 08:35 AM   #620
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Serge Pauwels is all over the tour this year.I read that if you started tracking the GC since the start of the Pyrenees, he'd be the yellow jersey 10min ahead of Froome
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Old 07-23-2015, 09:29 AM   #621
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Re: Pro Cycling 2015 thread: Le Tour, Giro, Vuelta, etc.

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To nit, mid-compact is traditionally 52/36.
That is correct on the 36 small chainring
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Old 07-23-2015, 10:14 AM   #622
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So quintana/valverde/contador etc... are not even interested in winning a stage? That's how satisfied they are with being on the podium? At least if you're not riding for the yellow jersey you have an excuse, Froome is way too strong for them and you can't just decide I'm going to attack him he's not gonna drop but there are stages to be won here.

There was a 2min gap between the yellow jersey group and the breakaway at the start of the col de glandon (HC) and now they're 4min away already with bunch of weak climbers still left in the yellow group. There's no excuse to be had they're not riding fast, they could catch the breakaway group easily if they tried but everyone is happy with their 2nd 3rd 4th and 5th places. Sky just chilling
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Old 07-23-2015, 10:21 AM   #623
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Re: Pro Cycling 2015 thread: Le Tour, Giro, Vuelta, etc.

At least Contador can be relied on to have some pride.
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Old 07-23-2015, 10:22 AM   #624
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Contador with the attack with 45k to go. They let him away
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Old 07-23-2015, 10:28 AM   #625
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Contador hasn't won a TdF stage since 2009. Thank god he tried, he could very realistically win the stage
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