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Tour de France stage 4: Redon to Fougères (150.4km)

  • 29-06-2021 9:27am
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,008 ✭✭✭ mr spuckler


    Another one for the remaining sprinters today. Would be good to see a fully contested sprint and no crashes :rolleyes:

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    Odds from Bet365
    Tim Merlier 5/2
    Mark Cavendish 4/1
    Arnaud Demare 4/1
    Jasper Philpsen 7/1
    Wout Van Aert 11/1
    Mads Pedersen 12/1
    Peter Sagan 14/1


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  • Registered Users Posts: 945 ✭✭✭ Tim76


    Carnage yesterday. Hopefully drama of a safer kind today.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,976 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    Cav 2nd favourite is crazy


  • Registered Users Posts: 945 ✭✭✭ Tim76


    retalivity wrote: »
    Cav 2nd favourite is crazy

    The bookies must be watching too much Eurosport/GCN


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,880 ✭✭✭✭ dahat


    Demare for me once he is okay after yesterday’s crash.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,708 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Weepsie


    Much better preview. Last 2 were sh!te


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,008 ✭✭✭ mr spuckler


    Weepsie wrote: »
    Much better preview. Last 2 were sh!te

    :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,008 ✭✭✭ mr spuckler


    retalivity wrote: »
    Cav 2nd favourite is crazy

    The Eurosport mid-stage fan poll had him as favourite yesterday too! I expect him to compete today but would be surprised to see him win, although less-so than if Ewan had remained upright yesterday.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,976 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    Roglic in tight shape but on the start line

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  • Registered Users Posts: 945 ✭✭✭ Tim76


    retalivity wrote: »
    Roglic in tight shape but on the start line

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    Jaysus. Looks bad alright. Hopefully he can get through the next few stages without shipping too much time and come back stronger. Would like to see him win it after what happened last year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,976 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    Tim76 wrote: »
    Jaysus. Looks bad alright. Hopefully he can get through the next few stages without shipping too much time and come back stronger. Would like to see him win it after what happened last year.

    TT tomorrow may be a problem if he is still sore. Although Thomas will be in the same boat


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,122 ✭✭✭✭ breezy1985


    Tim76 wrote: »
    Jaysus. Looks bad alright. Hopefully he can get through the next few stages without shipping too much time and come back stronger. Would like to see him win it after what happened last year.


    Even if its not sore it will be so annoying cycling with all that stuck to you


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,188 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    I think it's a good sign for him mentally at least if he can post up that picture and still have a sense of humour after the crash. "The mummy will be on the start today" he says :pac:

    He might not need padded bibs today either.

    🚴‍♂️



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,813 ✭✭✭ marvin80


    Greipel taking no sh*t there - making sure they stop as part of the protest


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,008 ✭✭✭ mr spuckler




  • Registered Users Posts: 3,008 ✭✭✭ mr spuckler


    Commentators at the start were saying that Philipsen is the preferred sprinter for Alpecin Fenix today - I had wondered how that would play out after he led Merlier out in yesterday's sprint.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,503 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Darkglasses


    10 out of 10 for Carlton Kirby's Carrick on Suir jokes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 286 ✭✭ Morris Garren


    OK, whose turn is it go to the fridge?
    Wake me up when a race breaks out..


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,395 ✭✭✭ CrowdedHouse


    Folks - is the GCN app more stable than the Eurosport one?

    It's back to stuttering and stalling today, was fine yesterday. I cancelled the auto renew during the Giro as it was almost unwatchable. Sub runs out shortly.

    Seven Worlds will Collide



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,061 ✭✭✭ paddydriver


    Jayzus the Cavendish love in is insufferable today.. would Sean Kelly not just get in and tell them to STFU


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,053 ✭✭✭ Dr. Bre


    Ireland needs a velodrome! according to Carlton and Eurosport .


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,089 Mod ✭✭✭✭ CramCycle


    Tim76 wrote: »
    The bookies must be watching too much Eurosport/GCN

    Its just the money on him, nothing else. Thanks to the likes of GCN he is getting heavy backing but that is all it is


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,456 Mod ✭✭✭✭ eeeee


    Dr. Bre wrote: »
    Ireland needs a velodrome! according to Carlton and Eurosport .


    They're right! We need an indoor one. Sundrive is great though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,242 ✭✭✭ Dodge


    It isn’t just that. I know not everyone has gone for the intermediates but some have and Cav has beaten everyone but Ewan

    If Demare took a heavy fall yesterday and is injured it’s down to Cav versus Alpecin Fenix

    I’d love someone like Mads Pedersen to get involved but he seems to pick and choose his sprints. WVA mightn’t be allowed go for it by Jumbo. The likes of Matthews and Sagan can’t really compete to win bunch sprints but who knows how they’re all feeling

    Cav winning wouldn’t surprise me now


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,503 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Darkglasses


    Folks - is the GCN app more stable than the Eurosport one?

    It's back to stuttering and stalling today, was fine yesterday. I cancelled the auto renew during the Giro as it was almost unwatchable. Sub runs out shortly.

    In my experience the GCN one is better yes. Not perfect but definitely better


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,494 ✭✭✭ De Bhál


    Dodge wrote: »
    It isn’t just that. I know not everyone has gone for the intermediates but some have and Cav has beaten everyone but Ewan

    If Demare took a heavy fall yesterday and is injured it’s down to Cav versus Alpecin Fenix

    I’d love someone like Mads Pedersen to get involved but he seems to pick and choose his sprints. WVA mightn’t be allowed go for it by Jumbo. The likes of Matthews and Sagan can’t really compete to win bunch sprints but who knows how they’re all feeling

    Cav winning wouldn’t surprise me now


    Me either, DQS train leading him to the line will be some bonus for him


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,474 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06


    Can someone wake me when there's about 10 km to go... tis soporific stuff with the heat... zzzzz


  • Registered Users Posts: 584 ✭✭✭ Reality_Check1


    The break has been given much less leash compared to the Giro. I think the max I’ve seen so far is 4 minutes


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,008 ✭✭✭ mr spuckler


    Jayzus the Cavendish love in is insufferable today.. would Sean Kelly not just get in and tell them to STFU

    56% of viewers favour Cav today, 7% for Merlier!


  • Registered Users Posts: 945 ✭✭✭ Tim76


    Jayzus the Cavendish love in is insufferable today.. would Sean Kelly not just get in and tell them to STFU

    Brian Smith sticking the boot in and calling him English


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  • Registered Users Posts: 584 ✭✭✭ Reality_Check1


    Calling it now - cav won’t get top 10


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