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Tour de France stage 6: Tours to Châteauroux (160.4km)

  • 01-07-2021 8:40am
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,008 ✭✭✭ mr spuckler


    Yet another sprint stage today as the Tour starts to head south. The big question of the day will be can Cavendish repeat his fairly amazing victory of Tuesday? Maybe followed by whether AF will give Merlier a run at it, which I can only assume they will.

    The big challenge of the day will be listening to Carlton talking about Cavendish.

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    Odds from Bet365
    Mark Cavendish 2/1
    Time Merlier 11/4
    Arnaud Demare 11/2
    Wout Van Aert 6/1
    Jasper Philipsen 15/2
    Nacer Bouhanni 14/1
    Mads Pedersen 16/1


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


    Cav won his first TDF stage in 2008 in a stage that finished in Chateauroux.
    Prepare to hear loads of that today...


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,323 ✭✭✭ Macy0161


    retalivity wrote: »
    Cav won his first TDF stage in 2008 in a stage that finished in Chateauroux.
    Prepare to hear loads of that today...
    Just today? They've been banging on about that since Tuesday!


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


    That's why I love the 'Ambient Sound' option on the app :D

    Seven Worlds will Collide



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,700 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    Macy0161 wrote: »
    Just today? They've been banging on about that since Tuesday!

    Since Tuesday? You mean last week!


  • Registered Users Posts: 286 ✭✭ Morris Garren


    Yet another sprint stage today as the Tour starts to head south. The big question of the day will be can Cavendish repeat his fairly amazing victory of Tuesday? Maybe followed by whether AF will give Merlier a run at it, which I can only assume they will.

    The big challenge of the day will be listening to Carlton talking about Cavendish.

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    tour-de-france-2021-stage-6-profile-c8bc9f3b71.jpg

    tour-de-france-2021-stage-6-climb-56490d2ac5.jpg

    tour-de-france-2021-stage-6-finish-2c504ac050.png

    Odds from Bet365
    Mark Cavendish 2/1
    Time Merlier 11/4
    Arnaud Demare 11/2
    Wout Van Aert 6/1
    Jasper Philipsen 15/2
    Nacer Bouhanni 14/1
    Mads Pedersen 16/1


    That 'cote de saint aiglan' is my kind of climb, less than 3 per cent average... club league type stuff.

    In fact, I think Froome should attack today. Seriously, why not? It's the easiest tour stage you will ever get and if he wants to show that he is recovering, then hop up the road at km 1, or at least try. I can't abide this daily dose of 'comeback' and 'process' bullshxt... just go for it, show that you are a true racer, not a marginal gains programmed robot with genteel notions.


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


    Bouhanni might be a decent shout for today


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,841 ✭✭✭ Plastik


    WVA missed his two main goals, he didn't win the TT and he didn't take yellow. 6/1 looks like a fantastic price for him today.


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


    Plastik wrote: »
    WVA missed his two main goals, he didn't win the TT and he didn't take yellow. 6/1 looks like a fantastic price for him today.

    He doesn't look fully right as yet which is no surprise given he had his appendix out a few weeks ago. I wonder will we just see a more 'normal' tour from him in general this year.


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Both his team and the Belgian coach say he's riding the tour in function of the Olympics and that he won't be hauling the peloton up the mountains this year.
    Might even see him in a break according to JV


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


    Pity we're not having a Paris-Tours style stage today. I've been a big fan of that race in recent years.

    🚴‍♂️



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


    DQS, Alpecin, Bora all with a man in the break. Plus De Gendt


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,428 ✭✭✭ TheBlaaMan


    ABC for me, please


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


    Could we have an aul touch of wheels or something to liven it up....:pac:

    Seven Worlds will Collide



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


    Echelons can only save us now


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,797 ✭✭✭✭ eagle eye


    Who is ABC?


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


    I'm guessing Anyone But Cavendish :D

    Seven Worlds will Collide



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,223 ✭✭✭ MPFGLB


    Greg van Avermaet ...getting more training thanhe bargained for


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,797 ✭✭✭✭ eagle eye


    I'm guessing Anyone But Cavendish

    Lol, I really should have got that. :D


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


    Colbrelli finger pointing


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


    Cav couldn't hold Morkov's wheel at all in the intermediate. Morkov would have won it easily if he didn't sit up.

    Nice bit of spikiness there to that one!


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


    Bouhanni all over the shop again


  • Registered Users Posts: 945 ✭✭✭ Tim76


    Morkov would have won it easily if he didn't sit up.

    Nice bit of spikiness there to that one!

    Looked like he was too busy marking Sagan.


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


    Brilliant by DQS/Cav tbf

    edit...much bigger gap in the overhead than it appeared face-on.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,962 ✭✭✭ Bambaata


    Looking forward to overhead but Cav seemed to drift a fair bit too?

    Really enjoyable drag race!

    Just saw replay, he'll probably get away with it


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,434 ✭✭✭ lennymc


    yeah, but can he win against world class competition.....


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


    Bambaata wrote: »
    Looking forward to overhead but Cav seemed to drift a fair bit too?

    Really enjoyable drag race!

    Just saw replay, he'll probably get away with it

    Was a bit of deviation alright...


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


    great sprint, fair bit of lane changing there and not a word from commentators


    edit...overhead doesn't look bad


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 8,747 Mod ✭✭✭✭ mossym


    carlton isn't going to survive the tour at this point


  • Registered Users Posts: 286 ✭✭ Morris Garren


    'Irregular Shsprinting' ðŸ˜႒


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


    De Bhál wrote: »
    great sprint, fair bit of lane changing there and not a word from commentators

    Yeah he completely cut off Merlier but not sure he really impeded Philipsen? Hopefully AF give Merlier the chance again.


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