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Tour de France stage 5 (ITT): Changé to Laval Espace Mayenne (27.2km)

  • 30-06-2021 8:23am
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,010 ✭✭✭ mr spuckler


    One that might have been easier to predict before the crashes on stage 3, we should see the yellow jersey changing hands regardless.

    The course description is interesting...
    A nearly circular, lumpy course with no classified climbs but plenty of false flats and grinding ascents.

    Another interesting comment on CN, I don't know their source but this would seem to be a huge expected loss for a quality TT'er like Roglic.
    Jumbo-Visma were rumoured on Tuesday morning to be expecting Primož Roglič to lose around 90 seconds to Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates). That was notwithstanding Roglič’s crashes and injuries.



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    Odds from Bet365
    Wout Van Aert 13/8
    Stefan Bissegger 10/3
    Stefan Kung 4/1
    Kasper Asgreen 7/1
    Soren Kragh Andersen 16/1
    Primoz Roglic 18/1
    Tadej Pogacar 18/1
    Mikkel Bjerg 22/1
    Geraint Thomas 25/1
    Julian Alaphilippe 25/1


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,717 ✭✭✭ CantGetNoSleep


    14 / 15 90 degree + turns at least from the course map. Hard to tell how much impact they will have without looking at the actual roads & how wide they are. Wonder will anyone do a Remi Cavanga on it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,010 ✭✭✭ mr spuckler


    Interesting with all those turns that CN don't think it's too technical.
    The mid-week course is reported to be not overly technical and is mainly run on wide roads


  • Registered Users Posts: 945 ✭✭✭ Tim76


    Strange comments from CN alright. Even with Rog's injuries it's difficult to see him losing that amount of time to Pog.


  • Registered Users Posts: 557 ✭✭✭ Paddigol


    Sounds like bluffing from JV re Rog. But with his injuries its all a bit of an unknown now I suppose.


  • Registered Users Posts: 288 ✭✭ Morris Garren


    I have Bisseger Kung and Asscream in my fantasy team- but they will all have to go hard to beat Wout! I have had a sense of anticipation about this stage for a while, and with many twists and turns I'm hoping nothing crazy happens. Froome might still be having nightmares about 90 degree turns with walls. And I would love to see the therapeutic exemption list of painkillers for today--- half the peloton are holding the tuck with road rash, separated shoulders and dodgy wrists...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,002 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    Just watching Tony Martin finish here, the last 500m are bendy as hell


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,178 ✭✭✭✭ breezy1985


    Word is VdP is gonna go all out to try keep yellow something to do with buying specialist wheels and a 10 hour overnight drive to get them to him.
    Don't know much about his TT skills and how possible it is though but we have certainly seen him put in strong long solo rides


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,002 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    breezy1985 wrote: »
    Word is VdP is gonna go all out to try keep yellow something to do with buying specialist wheels and a 10 hour overnight drive to get them to him.
    Don't know much about his TT skills and how possible it is though but we have certainly seen him put in strong long solo rides

    €3800, bought from Ineos man Cameron Wurf and driven up from his house in Andorra

    https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/10-hour-journey-delivers-sponsor-incorrect-wheels-for-van-der-poels-tour-de-france-time-trial/


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,063 ✭✭✭ Dr. Bre


    Wonder how much time Lopez will lose today !


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 18,625 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Brian?


    Good to see the Start and finish are nice and close to a Decathlon. Handy if they need a few tubes, socks or cheap bidons.

    they/them/theirs


    And so on, and so on …. - Slavoj Žižek




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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,002 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    Bisseger's POC stormtrooper helmet is ridiculous


  • Registered Users Posts: 945 ✭✭✭ Tim76


    retalivity wrote: »
    Bisseger's POC stormtrooper helmet is ridiculous

    Sometimes the gains just aren't worth it.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,181 Mod ✭✭✭✭ mewso


    Big crowds out there today. Great to see (obviously as long as their signs aren't too big).


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 18,625 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Brian?


    retalivity wrote: »
    Bisseger's POC stormtrooper helmet is ridiculous

    I like it.

    they/them/theirs


    And so on, and so on …. - Slavoj Žižek




  • Registered Users Posts: 12,002 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    Dr. Bre wrote: »
    Wonder how much time Lopez will lose today !

    Shockingly only 23s back at the first time check, 3s behind Bjerg


  • Registered Users Posts: 945 ✭✭✭ Tim76


    Carlton talking about shaving the front of the leg and leaving hair on the back to reduce aerodynamic turbulence.

    The leg mullet springs to mind - business in the front, party in the back.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,002 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    Kung is absolutely monstering this


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,706 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    ROG has just started


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,760 ✭✭✭✭ neris


    Carlton saying the one who caused the stage 1 crash had been arrested


  • Registered Users Posts: 782 ✭✭✭ Doc07


    Thomas has a 56 big ring, ouch


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,010 ✭✭✭ mr spuckler


    neris wrote: »
    Carlton saying the one who caused the stage 1 crash had been arrested

    Subject to potential fine of €1,500 for unintentionally causing injury they said earlier.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,706 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    Roglic is putting in a good TT


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,181 Mod ✭✭✭✭ mewso


    Subject to potential fine of €1,500 for unintentionally causing injury they said earlier.

    Doubled down on their stupidity by not sticking around to face the music. I would have some respect for them if they did.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,063 ✭✭✭ Dr. Bre


    They over exaggerated the time roglic would lose


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,706 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    Dr. Bre wrote: »
    They over exaggerated the time roglic would lose


    True. Unless Pog absolutely blows Kung's time out of the water.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,002 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    Dr. Bre wrote: »
    They over exaggerated the time roglic would lose

    Wait to see what Pog does...they were saying they expected him to be 90s ahead of him? Cant see it being that much.
    Roglic putting time into Thomas though


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,226 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    I'd like to see Kung hold on for the stage here, just checking he's not had a tour stage win. One of those lads it feels like he's been around forever now but he's still only 27.

    🚴‍♂️



  • Registered Users Posts: 286 ✭✭ MangleBadger


    I would be surprised if anybody beats Kung's time besides possibly WVA.
    So Rog is probably safe from Pog taking too much time from him


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,002 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    The little map graphic on the tour website indicates that Pog is flying, he's going to catch Mas ahead of him

    EDIT: 10s up at the 1st checkpoint!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 286 ✭✭ MangleBadger


    I would be surprised if anybody beats Kung's time besides possibly WVA.
    So Rog is probably safe from Pog taking too much time from him

    I may have spoke too soon. 10 seconds up after the first time check.
    50:50 he either smashes it or blows up.


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