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Tour de France Stage 8 Oyonnax - Le Grand Bornand

  • 03-07-2021 11:51am
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,101 ✭✭✭ Mefistofelino


    And so we start into the climbing proper
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    All going off like a box of cheap fireworks from the start. ISN simultaneously appearing at both ends of the peloton as Woods tries to go off the front and Froome is shat out the back. Woods apparently subsequently crashed, probably at the shock of being up front.

    Thomas in big trouble out the back.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,243 ✭✭✭ at1withmyself


    Froome going for the record of winning the yellow Jersey and lantern rouge competition


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,101 ✭✭✭ Mefistofelino


    Roglic off the back too


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,243 ✭✭✭ at1withmyself


    Roglic off the back too

    Thomas nearly 3 minutes back on the yellow Jersey group.

    Still no break formed


  • Registered Users Posts: 815 ✭✭✭ Coneygree


    Froome going for the record of winning the yellow Jersey and lantern rouge competition

    Great to see Cavendish and Froome turning back the clock a decade and rediscovering the form of their youth...


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


    Only seeing 3 UAE lads up front, Hirschi is in the Thomas group.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 33,808 ✭✭✭✭ eagle eye


    I wonder has Kuss got anything, given Roglic situation I could see him have a go at this if he's healthy.


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


    eagle eye wrote: »
    I wonder has Kuss got anything, given Roglic situation I could see him have a go at this if he's healthy.

    Kuss will be minding Vingegaard and Van Aert


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,808 ✭✭✭✭ eagle eye


    retalivity wrote:
    Kuss will be minding Vingegaard and Van Aert

    Minding them for what?


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


    eagle eye wrote: »
    Minding them for what?

    Kuss was due to be a key mountain domestique for Roglic, presumably he'll now be the same for Van Aert and/or Vingegaard as they are now the highest JV riders on GC, and Kuss himself is well down.


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,808 ✭✭✭✭ eagle eye


    retalivity wrote:
    Kuss was due to be a key mountain domestique for Roglic, presumably he'll now be the same for Van Aert and/or Vingegaard as they are now the highest JV riders on GC, and Kuss himself is well down.

    They have no hope of GC honours. Winning stages is their best hope now I think.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 815 ✭✭✭ Coneygree


    eagle eye wrote: »
    They have no hope of GC honours. Winning stages is their best hope now I think.

    Vindegaard has a fine chance of a podium or at least top 5.


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


    The way this tour has played out so far this could be anyones race.

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


    Just switched on, was expecting limited action until the last 50km!


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,646 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


    Lots of GC Favourites relegated to also runs at this point, with such a weak UAE team Pog is not going to have it all his own way, the other teams will just try and create chaos each day, should make for an exciting race, I hope!


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,268 ✭✭✭ Dodge


    I think for GC we’re down to Pogacar, Uran and Carapaz already.

    Unless someone like WVA or Alaphilipe can escape

    Pogacar is still the favourite but that team is definitely an issue now that he isn’t being dragged up the mountains by Jumbo. Ineos have to attack. I really do think it’s all set up for a cracker


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,010 ✭✭✭ velo.2010


    Brian Smith struggling to hide his dislike of Pogacar.


  • Registered Users Posts: 815 ✭✭✭ Coneygree


    Roglic being able to smile his way through all this is nothing short of incredible. What a guy, I'd love to see him win the Olympics.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,972 ✭✭✭ Melodeon


    Anyone know anything about this?:
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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,002 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    ^The lorry has been cleared now


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


    Valverde drops back from the lead group, Movistar planning some suicidal tactics maybe.
    A wicklow man puling the lead group in fine wicklow weather

    EDIT: No, Valverde is just cold. Its 20 degrees ffs!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,268 ✭✭✭ Dodge


    retalivity wrote: »

    EDIT: No, Valverde is just cold. Its 20 degrees ffs!

    There’s no way it’s actually 20 degrees there. There’s loads of them with the warmers on


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,103 ✭✭✭ bazermc


    That girl in the swift advert is absolutely gorgeous


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


    van der poel gone


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


    MVDP, WVA, Nibali, Uran all dropped


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,268 ✭✭✭ Dodge


    And now it’s the Pog show. Only Carapaz can get close in the mountains


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,947 ✭✭✭ funnights74


    And he goes, different class. Long way to the finish though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 815 ✭✭✭ Coneygree


    What a legend, such a breath of fresh air to the Tour


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


    Ridiculous, he's put about a minute into the 'peloton' already


  • Registered Users Posts: 638 ✭✭✭ ILIKEFOOD


    The faces formelo was pulling is worth a mention..


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  • Registered Users Posts: 632 ✭✭✭ REBELSAFC


    retalivity wrote: »
    ^The lorry has been cleared now

    Joe the osteopath is a seriously talented osteopath if he managed to clear that blockage


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