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    It's MY mountain DiabloScott's Avatar
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    Worst Weather for TdF in a Long Time

    Am I right?
    Is it affecting the results?
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    Did they shorten todays stage? If not it depends on what one considers a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith99 View Post
    Did they shorten todays stage? If not it depends on what one considers a long time.
    No, and I'm not talking about the worst weather for any one stage; I'm talking about the weather being crappy for a majority of all the stages. Maybe if we need a metric we could rate previous TdFs on how many stages were raced in heavy rain.
    And "a long time" is about as long as I can remember.
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    You mean the wind? The two rainiest days had the fewest, and least severe crashes of all the stages so far from what I saw, and I've watched every stage at least twice.

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    I presume you mean wind and rain.

    Yes there was quite a bit of rain up until stage 12 and riders in interviews did mention that wind was a factor also in the first week.

    Wet/drying roads was certainly a big factor in the crash that took Zabriskie, Van den Broeck and Vinokourov out of the race.

    Ofcourse it affects results but everybody is riding in the same conditions.
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    It was in the mid-20s in Pau in the evening, but it was probably higher than that during the day. Isn't it usually in the 20s, with hot days in the low 30s?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caretaker View Post
    Of course it affects results but everybody is riding in the same conditions.
    I reasoned that cold, rain, and wind are harder on the spindly climber types who might otherwise have made more decisive moves by now.
    And that bigger power riders maybe have a little more insulation and can weather the weather better and go for long breaks in cold fog... eg.
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    It's mid-July. It's not cold.

    There are guys making decisive moves every day. The moves may not work out but they are still decisive.
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