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Forum: Touring
02-19-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By Caretaker

I had a similar experience riding the Tourmalet...

I had a similar experience riding the Tourmalet on a Saturday. Just starting the climb (West to east) I was overtaken by a group of roadies, one of whom shouted "jetez les sacs" (throw away the bags)...
Forum: Touring
11-17-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,774
Posted By Caretaker

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vRK_Qjjeh8g

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vRK_Qjjeh8g
11-07-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,617
Posted By Caretaker

No waiting for Gaudu. Roglic shows his fighting...

No waiting for Gaudu.
Roglic shows his fighting spirit, Carapaz attacks again, Carthy proves his form on the big climbs and Dan Martin fights off an attack by Mas to hold 4th and prove he can do a...
11-03-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,617
Posted By Caretaker

Dan Martin did better than I expected and looks...

Dan Martin did better than I expected and looks reasonably safe in 4th. He's just under a minute off the podium and not impossible that he might make it by the end of stage 17 on Saturday.

Stage...
11-03-20, 03:53 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,617
Posted By Caretaker

I have low expectations of Dan Martin in the TT...

I have low expectations of Dan Martin in the TT but hope he proves me wrong. A realistic goal for him in this Vuelta is a top five and anything better will be amazing.
11-01-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,617
Posted By Caretaker

What a battle !!!

What a battle !!!
10-29-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,617
Posted By Caretaker

Looks like Bennett is relegated for using his...

Looks like Bennett is relegated for using his shoulder on the run in. Stage awarded to Ackermann (Bora) :(
10-29-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,617
Posted By Caretaker

Yessss! Bit of pushing just before the...

Yessss!

Bit of pushing just before the corner on the inside from DQT trying not to be taken to the barrier. Don't know who the DQT rider was leaning over on maybe a Trekie, possibly Sam.
Edit:...
10-28-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,617
Posted By Caretaker

Stage 8 Well that didn't work out too well for...

Stage 8
Well that didn't work out too well for Movistar.

Great final climb and the best man won.
10-25-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,617
Posted By Caretaker

Dan has often suffered from injuries in Grand...

Dan has often suffered from injuries in Grand Tours and still continued to race but not at the same level as before the crashes. If he stays injury free in this Vuelta hopefully he can prove you...
10-25-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,030
Posted By Caretaker

Sagan isn't a straight sprinter like Cavandish,...

Sagan isn't a straight sprinter like Cavandish, Greipel, or Bennett, he has always played the peloton drifting up to the front at the right moment and riding in the slipstream of other teams before...
10-25-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,617
Posted By Caretaker

Basque brothers do the business. Didn't...

Basque brothers do the business.

Didn't expect a GC shake-up like that with the modified stage 6.
10-25-20, 03:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,030
Posted By Caretaker

He never went away.

He never went away.
10-23-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 13,421
Posted By Caretaker

Czech mate.

Czech mate.
10-23-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,617
Posted By Caretaker

Yes !

Yes !
10-22-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,617
Posted By Caretaker

He did a turn at the front of the peloton in the...

He did a turn at the front of the peloton in the early part of the final climb, so yes he seems to be improving.

It doesn't really matter how many minutes he loses provided he's inside the time...
10-22-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,617
Posted By Caretaker

Yes !

Yes !
10-21-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,617
Posted By Caretaker

It's turning into a horse race. 11 km to go:...

It's turning into a horse race.

11 km to go: Ponies join the Stage 2 break (2020/vuelta-a-espana)...
10-21-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,617
Posted By Caretaker

Movistar make local knowledge work for them on...

Movistar make local knowledge work for them on Stage 2.
10-21-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 13,421
Posted By Caretaker

Reversal of fortunes for teams Bahrain McLaren &...

Reversal of fortunes for teams Bahrain McLaren & NTT.
10-20-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,367
Posted By Caretaker

He was struggling on the penultimate climb and...

He was struggling on the penultimate climb and didn't look like the Froome of old on the descent but it was on the final cat1 climb that he lost most time. He's going to Israel Start Up Nation next...
10-20-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 13,421
Posted By Caretaker

The Slovenian dream continues. Almeida shows...

The Slovenian dream continues.
Almeida shows he's going to fight till the end.
10-20-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,617
Posted By Caretaker

That was a great Stage 1. Redemption for...

That was a great Stage 1.

Redemption for Roglic ?
10-19-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,617
Posted By Caretaker

Tues 1, Weds 2, Thurs 3, Friday 4, Sat 5, Sun 6 ...

Tues 1, Weds 2, Thurs 3, Friday 4, Sat 5, Sun 6

vuelta-a-espana 2020 stage 06 profile...
10-19-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,617
Posted By Caretaker

Stage 6 next Sunday looks good, Col d'Aubisque...

Stage 6 next Sunday looks good, Col d'Aubisque then finishing at the top of the Col du Tourmalet.
10-18-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,919
Posted By Caretaker

The moto was just a piece of road furniture that...

The moto was just a piece of road furniture that Alaphilippe happened to catch being at the back of the three-man breakaway. Bad luck.
10-13-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 13,421
Posted By Caretaker

Team Jumbo jump ship just before start of stage...

Team Jumbo jump ship just before start of stage 10.
10-13-20, 03:01 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 13,421
Posted By Caretaker

Team Michelton-Scott out as is Michael Matthews...

Team Michelton-Scott out as is Michael Matthews from Sunweb and Steven Kruijswijk from Jumbo-Visma, all following positive tests. :(
...
10-10-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,965
Posted By Caretaker

They hopefully have tested everyone in...

They hopefully have tested everyone in Mitchelton-Scott and will test every team on the rest day (Monday) and we will just have to hope that there's no significant number of positives.

The reports...
10-10-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 13,421
Posted By Caretaker

Yates is out of race after positive test for...

Yates is out of race after positive test for Covid-19.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/oct/10/simon-yates-withdrawn-from-giro-ditalia-after-covid-19-positive-test

Wouldn't be surprised...
10-06-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 13,421
Posted By Caretaker

Big disappointment for Bora, they worked hard to...

Big disappointment for Bora, they worked hard to get Sagan in position but he comes 2nd again.
10-06-20, 03:48 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 13,421
Posted By Caretaker

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/geraint-thomas-ou...

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/geraint-thomas-out-of-giro-ditalia/

No surprise.

Now the question is 'will Simon Yates have gotten over whatever was affecting his performance in stage 3'?
10-06-20, 02:48 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 13,421
Posted By Caretaker

From one clip I saw it looked like it was a...

From one clip I saw it looked like it was a Bahrain-McLaren bidon that took out Geraint Thomas. Theirs wasn't the only ones skidding round on that fast descent and a few other riders narrowly missed...
10-05-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,724
Posted By Caretaker

Yes but not in the Giro.

Yes but not in the Giro.
10-05-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,724
Posted By Caretaker

There are two ITTs to come, one on stage 14...

There are two ITTs to come, one on stage 14 (hilly34Kms) and another on the final day (flat16Kms). This prologue-TT isn't going to make a difference to the excitement level of the 2020 Giro.
10-05-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 13,421
Posted By Caretaker

The elderly dog splitting the peloton was funny.

The elderly dog splitting the peloton was funny.
10-05-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,724
Posted By Caretaker

Enna was the departure point, they cycled down...

Enna was the departure point, they cycled down from it.
10-05-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 13,421
Posted By Caretaker

Doubting Thomas will make it out of Sicily....

Doubting Thomas will make it out of Sicily. Trailing off back of peloton after crash in neutral zone.
10-05-20, 03:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 754
Posted By Caretaker

Alaphilippe gets too excited but that's...

Alaphilippe gets too excited but that's Alaphilippe and part of what makes him the rider he is.

Hope he learned something from that race finish.
10-05-20, 03:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,724
Posted By Caretaker

Yes watched a good bit of it. It's just to...

Yes watched a good bit of it.

It's just to decide the running order for the jerseys on the 2nd day but it was interesting from a GC point of view to see Thomas opening up a clear time-advantage...
10-05-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,919
Posted By Caretaker

Anyone watch reality in Sunday's L-B-L ? ...

Anyone watch reality in Sunday's L-B-L ?

We've got a real twitchy world chump. He was a danger to himself and others on that final run to the finish then celebrates too soon and is pipped on the...
10-05-20, 02:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,330
Posted By Caretaker

Yes nothing is 'unbelievable' in a social media...

Yes nothing is 'unbelievable' in a social media driven world.

Hope the guy is back racing soon.
10-01-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,330
Posted By Caretaker

There's already a thread going on this over at...

There's already a thread going on this over at P&R.
10-01-20, 03:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,445
Posted By Caretaker

If you recorded it then you should be able to...

If you recorded it then you should be able to fast forwards at the commercials.

Generally I watch live and also record each stage then delete the stage if nothing worth keeping happened. I've...
09-28-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,177
Posted By Caretaker

"Pogacar almost do it again" Reminds me of...

"Pogacar almost do it again"

Reminds me of Team Europcar, and no he didn't nearly win. Not even close.
09-25-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,030
Posted By Caretaker

GC doesn't count and is irrelevant for sprinters....

GC doesn't count and is irrelevant for sprinters. For the green jersey it's about picking up points on the intermediate sprints and winning or being thereabouts on the sprint stages.
Bennett wasn't...
09-25-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By Caretaker

Saying Pogacar's best chance was to stay in touch...

Saying Pogacar's best chance was to stay in touch and wait for the TT isn't the same as saying Vismo got it wrong. They had a reasonable expectation that 57 seconds would be enough. This expectation...
09-24-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,149
Posted By Caretaker

Take a sport that's huge in my country Ireland,...

Take a sport that's huge in my country Ireland, Rugby (Union), it's riddled with PEDs but no one gives a ****.
Cycling is doping click bait.
09-24-20, 02:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,149
Posted By Caretaker

So far it's just noise and I wouldn't dismiss all...

So far it's just noise and I wouldn't dismiss all of the concerns but I think bike doping is very unlikely at this level. Bike doping is something that's black or white and relatively easy to detect...
09-23-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,030
Posted By Caretaker

There's a fine line between winning and coming...

There's a fine line between winning and coming 2nd or 3rd and Sagan's the wrong side of that line for now. He's perfectly aware of this and knows it isn't something that can be put right by just...
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