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TdF - Stage 2 - Perros-Guirec to Mûr-de-Bretagne - 183.5km

  • 27-06-2021 11:30am
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    Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,745 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Weepsie


    Hopefully none of yesterday's mishaps.

    Julian, Alan and Philip are sharing the Yellow and Green, though Michael Matthews is wearing the green. Pogacar in White, Schilling in Polka Dots.

    Lots of lovely scenery, and not much action for a bit as bruised bodies look after themselves

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    I'm going out on my bike so that's all I'm writing. Think Dan won the last time I did a similarly lazy preview so let's go with that


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,194 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Schelling is brilliant, gesticulating at the bunch for letting him go and chasing him down then goes again :D

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,712 ✭✭✭✭ Richard Hillman


    Is Rob Hatch now the lead commentator on Eurosport?

    Last year it was mostly Carlton with Rob Hatch doing odd days and the middle stint of the stage.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,194 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Didn't they alternate last year who stated and finished the stages?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,132 ✭✭✭✭ breezy1985


    Enfilade wrote: »
    Didn't they alternate last year who stated and finished the stages?

    Ya definitely since Covid and the full stage coverage they have been sharing it


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,978 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    Schelling and Perez having great craic


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,194 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Schelling is pure gold, what a battle there :D

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,704 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    Big crowds on this short climb. Fantastic to see (once they give the riders plenty of space obviously)


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,132 ✭✭✭✭ breezy1985


    Enfilade wrote: »
    Schelling is pure gold, what a battle there :D

    I'm really liking him he is taking every KOM point like a stage win. The new Johnny Hoogerland maybe


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,978 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    That Trek car has been in the middle of the peloton for 5-6k now, can't get past


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,132 ✭✭✭✭ breezy1985


    Allez Popo


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,194 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    MVDP going long.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,100 ✭✭✭ Mefistofelino


    Gone too early, I think


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 13,438 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ednwireland


    67KM (120KM TO 53KM ) to go get petrol and mow the lawn :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,100 ✭✭✭ Mefistofelino


    67KM (120KM TO 53KM ) to go get petrol and mow the lawn :)

    They should set out the stage timetable in terms of domestic chores you might achieve


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 14,512 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dcully


    Some ride that


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,056 ✭✭✭ Dr. Bre


    G looked like he was struggling


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,712 ✭✭✭✭ Richard Hillman


    That was absolutely magnificent


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,798 ✭✭✭✭ eagle eye


    Delighted for Van Der Poel. He's my new favourite rider after watching him earlier in the season.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,194 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Dr. Bre wrote: »
    G looked like he was struggling

    He lost time there I think vs the Slovenians. 20 seconds maybe?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 584 ✭✭✭ Reality_Check1


    MVDP with the absolute wattage Bazooka to take the win


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,712 ✭✭✭✭ Richard Hillman


    Carapaz is the guy at Ineos. Absolutely no doubt it now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 782 ✭✭✭ Doc07


    MVP is an absolute beast, clash finish


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,712 ✭✭✭✭ Richard Hillman


    Kelderman is going well. He was up there at the finish yesterday too


  • Registered Users Posts: 811 ✭✭✭ Raoul Duke


    Terrible commentary by Kirby. He (and Kelly) never thought that MVDP was chasing time bonuses for the yellow jersey. No mention of Thomas struggling over the line.
    Even though I've paid for Eurosport, maybe I should switch to ITV for the finish.
    As for the cycling - Pogacar is looking very smooth.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 14,512 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dcully


    Love seeing mountain bikers do well on the roads.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,712 ✭✭✭✭ Richard Hillman


    Raoul Duke wrote: »
    Terrible commentary by Kirby. He (and Kelly) never thought that MVDP was chasing time bonuses for the yellow jersey. No mention of Thomas struggling over the line.
    Even though I've paid for Eurosport, maybe I should switch to ITV for the finish.
    As for the cycling - Pogacar is looking very smooth.

    Yeah, I like Carlton but it was a poor call today. Didn't even know about the bonus seconds at the first until the graphics came up and then at the end, I worked out well before they did that he could have been in Yellow.


  • Registered Users Posts: 813 ✭✭✭ Coneygree


    MVDP is such a superstar


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,194 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    You can see the emotion in him there. Must have been so much pressure on him even just pressure from himself.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,089 ✭✭✭ NamelessPhil


    MVDP is in yellow and in absolute bits.


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  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 14,512 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dcully


    Raoul Duke wrote: »
    Terrible commentary by Kirby. He (and Kelly) never thought that MVDP was chasing time bonuses for the yellow jersey. No mention of Thomas struggling over the line.
    Even though I've paid for Eurosport, maybe I should switch to ITV for the finish.
    As for the cycling - Pogacar is looking very smooth.

    You can sure Kirby would be doing his usual G this G that if he was going well.


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