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Tour de France Stage 9: Cluses - Tignes (145km)

  • 04-07-2021 8:38am
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    Registered Users Posts: 11,976 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    First mountain top finish of this year's tour and before the rest day on Monday.

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    Pog to obliterate everyone again, or just sit back and follow wheels? Stage 7 of the Dauphine went over Col du Pre and Cornet de Roseland, but didnt finish at Tignes. That was won by Padun who isn't here, Porte was 2nd and Lopez 3rd that day.
    May be a day for the breakaway again if he's not interested and Ineos or someone else don't take up the chase, too early for Dan?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,186 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    I think another 20+up the road again today.

    Roglic is out.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,923 ✭✭✭ Itziger


    I think it boils down to one decision. Does Pogacar go defensive already or does he want to obliterate these guys and completely put the Tour to bed.

    Can Ineos make a few marginal gains? Doesn't really look like it, but stranger things and all that.


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


    Could see Pog just glue himself to Carapaz's back wheel for today and see where it takes him. He has 5 mins on him with another TT to come.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,081 ✭✭✭ GetWithIt


    It’s got to be conservative from Pog today, otherwise he’s going to be 20k into the race with no teammates


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,199 ✭✭✭ Keeks


    it will be up to the other GC teams now to do something......they will have to do something early to try to gain time/put pressure on Pog.
    they cant let him on there wheel until the last 5/10k because he will just leave them in his dust.....just like yesterday


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


    MVDP a DNS today as well


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,751 ✭✭✭✭ neris


    Listening to last night's cycling podcast episode and the way they're going on the race is over


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,711 ✭✭✭✭ Richard Hillman


    Israel very active early. Could be a Dan Martin day


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,699 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    So which member of Bahrain will be Victorious today? :o


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,186 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Dan looking to go with Letour, think they spent a fair bit of time riding together between the two main groups on Friday's stage.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,751 ✭✭✭✭ neris


    Manky looking day for it


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,548 ✭✭✭ Eamonnator


    Pogacar is going to go into the rest day with a 5 minute lead.


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


    I think they are all limbing to the rest day so they can regroup and look at their options

    GC has been destroyed

    feel for WVA ...He is doing his best to hang there but he is not built nor did he train for this
    And wonder if he is destroying his Olympic options. MVdP has gone home already

    I actually think that its not over yet . Everything has played in to Pogs hands but maybe some very hot weather, some cross winds
    Some early attacks with some teams working together

    Everyone has an achilles heel


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,548 ✭✭✭ Eamonnator


    Pidcock is racing a MTB World Cup race today in Les Gets today, not too far away from the route of today's state of TdF


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 13,437 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ednwireland


    ineos have really made a mess of this race. I guess with plan a been bernal i assume.

    as the dauphine winner goes out the back.

    rather ride in our weather today than theirs !


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,186 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Colbrelli still hanging on.

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


    Colbrelli better than Poels :-)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,102 ✭✭✭ bazermc


    Wonder did Alaphilippe also change his shorts!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,699 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    That was some quality jersey changing skills from Quintana


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,923 ✭✭✭ Itziger


    Don't UAE need to start upping the pace?


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


    Itziger wrote: »
    Don't UAE need to start upping the pace?

    Calculated gamble to let O'Connor take yellow?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,476 ✭✭✭ Car99


    retalivity wrote: »
    Calculated gamble to let O'Connor take yellow?

    8' 14" at the start of the day , at the end of the stage today O Connor wont be in yellow.

    Edit : O connor pushing on he might just get yellow definitely a big incentive taking home a yellow TDF jersey


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,670 ✭✭✭ c.p.w.g.w


    Car99 wrote: »
    8' 14" at the start of the day , at the end of the stage today O Connor wont be in yellow.

    Is there been any time bonuses today?


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


    That was a ridiculous crash by Bjerg McNulty

    https://twitter.com/LVCKV/status/1411692483919106050


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,476 ✭✭✭ Car99


    c.p.w.g.w wrote: »
    Is there been any time bonuses today?

    No the next bonus seconds are available on stage 11 which is wednesday I believe


  • Registered Users Posts: 286 ✭✭ Morris Garren


    So which member of Bahrain will be Victorious today? :o

    Sonny Colbrelli for the mountain top win!
    Seriously, how is he better than Dan Martin in these mountains?
    It could be down to the conditions- Sonny has always carried a fair bit of heftiness with him-- I have a sneaking regard for pro-cyclists with more than 4 or 5 per cent fat


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,033 ✭✭✭ who_ru


    Kelly's voice is totally gone, hard to listen to under normal circumstances, but even worse now.

    Would love to see Quintana finish this off.


  • Registered Users Posts: 712 ✭✭✭ devonp


    is the TG4 feed same as ES ?

    just caught the end of a recky from Simon Gerrens on TG4


    odd crash/off there from McNulty:confused: brain freeze from the cold descent ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 286 ✭✭ Morris Garren


    And Jasper de Buyst has... burst... although Hatch has decided to call him 'Baust' for some reason.


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


    Does Colbrelli get green jersey points for the finish today??


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