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Old 07-25-2015, 10:12 AM   #701
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Re: Pro Cycling 2015 thread: Le Tour, Giro, Vuelta, etc.

Froome struggling or conserving energy behind his team mates until boom boom boom?
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:12 AM   #702
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I'll go for struggling.
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:16 AM   #703
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it's over if froome doesn't wilt fast
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:19 AM   #704
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need a few more colombians up front
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:20 AM   #705
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Crowd is mental.

Looks a fantastic place to be today.
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:20 AM   #706
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Ok but you will admit that was his tour when he lost that time given the strength of the field for the Giro.
Sure, but I'm not convinced he would have been in contention during that difficult final week without the penalty.
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:22 AM   #707
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Feel so bad for Nibali
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:23 AM   #708
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Quintana need to ditch the teammate and go on his own for the stage win
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:23 AM   #709
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there goes quintana. he's flying.
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:26 AM   #710
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I think he followed his teammate to long there. Once he ditched him he opened the gap to almost a minute on Froome.
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:26 AM   #711
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quintana needs another 5k

1:02 made up pretty quick there
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:27 AM   #712
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this would have been really really awesome if froome had no teammates around
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:27 AM   #713
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Is he even sweating???? Lol madness
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:30 AM   #714
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I wouldn't mind seeing Pinot hold on here
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:31 AM   #715
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vamos Nairo!
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:32 AM   #716
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:32 AM   #717
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Quintana might actually do it (but probably won't)

The announcer keeps talking about a 10 second bonus. I thought those ended at the end of week 1?
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:34 AM   #718
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Bah, Froome is gonna win the Tour by less than a minute
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:34 AM   #719
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Valverde needs to take Froome out
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:36 AM   #720
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:38 AM   #721
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Oh well. Congrats to Froome.
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:41 AM   #722
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Great stage. Can't forget quintana got trapped by the wind in stage 2 (?) i think and lost a minute there. Also adamant he should have attacked earlier yesterday. Oh well. Gg froome
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:47 AM   #723
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Great stage. Can't forget quintana got trapped by the wind in stage 2 (?) i think and lost a minute there. Also adamant he should have attacked earlier yesterday. Oh well. Gg froome
Yeah, he lost 1.28 in stage 2, got caught in the wind/behind a crash or something like that. Bad positioning probably cost him the tour.
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:52 AM   #724
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Valverde needs to take Froome out
Valverde cares only about Valverde. He'd have taken Quintana out to stay on the podium.
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Old 07-25-2015, 11:04 AM   #725
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To be honest Nairo will always be chasing when looking to win a GT. This time it was the winds, could've been cobbles or a TT. Don't think there was much doubt who was the strongest over three weeks. Looked to me Froome was just playing it safe today and not really getting into any sort of a race on the last climb. He had the advantage and only way he was going to lose was by completely cracking. Now he rode a steady pace for the last climb with team mates and ends up winning the yellow and polka dots. Pretty good day for him.

Quintana should give Valverde the 2nd. Would suit him much better. Funny enough anyway that after all these years he finally found his way to the podium. After last year really never would've thought I'd see the day.
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