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Tour de France Stage 10 - Morzine to Megève (148.1km)

  • 12-07-2022 11:47am
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    Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,801 Mod ✭✭✭✭


    A relatively short mountain stage today with a long but not very difficult final summit. Has to be a day for the break as you can't see any real advantages to chasing it today. Hard to see any major changes to GC but then again sometimes these benign looking stages can throw up drama. In terms of the break I would expect to see Kamna having a go again but my pick for today is Paret-Peintre. PCS says he is a local so he will know this climb well and his team will be on stage hunting duty until the end of the Tour now with O'Connor gone. Maybe Latour for Total Energies. Another French team that has lost 2 riders. Is it Kirby or Hatch that has been going on about their long wait almost every day?

    Inner Ring is going for Kamna, Jungels (another who lives nearby) amongst others. Pinot might be along too if he fancies going for the KOM but like the other day this stage is probably not hard enough for him to take the win. The next two days might suit him better. Would love to see him win on Alpe D'Huez.



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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,801 Mod ✭✭✭✭mewso


    Betting:

    Kamna - 6/1

    Pogacar - 7/1

    WvA - 10/1

    Pinot, Kron - 18/1

    Teuns, Bettiol, Fuglsang - 20/1

    Paret-Peintre - 75/1 :)



  • Registered Users Posts: 21,604 ✭✭✭✭Squidgy Black


    Yeah this seems nailed on for one to just let the break go with it, but you never know with UAE considering how hard they paced to close the break with Uran in it even though he was like 4 minutes behind in the classification.

    Paret Peintre is only 3:30 down in GC, so they might go with the same logic if they refuse the idea of handing the jersey over and still pace hard towards the end if he gets into the break



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,801 Mod ✭✭✭✭mewso


    Ah feck didn't realise he was only 3:30 down. Still only €2 thrown away. Jungels might go again so.



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Wow George Bennett out with covid now.



  • Registered Users Posts: 21,604 ✭✭✭✭Squidgy Black


    Christ.

    Majka also Covid positive but they’ve said he “has a low enough viral load to keep racing”



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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 24,402 Mod ✭✭✭✭CramCycle


    Well that doesn't make sense, I'd sooner they just said they don't care enough about him as a person. Riding a tour with any infection is asking for trouble.



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,976 ✭✭✭✭retalivity


    How can you have 2 guys with covid, but one is a DNS and the other allowed to continue??



  • Registered Users Posts: 21,604 ✭✭✭✭Squidgy Black


    Jungels was the same at the start of the tour, apparently it’s up to the race doctor, team doctor and UCI doctor to ‘determine’ the riders viral load levels and say whether he can race or not.

    Which in itself makes no sense especially since the UCI/ASO are only mandated testing weekly (most teams are daily testing themselves but it’s not regulated, because your viral load increases and decreases over time



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,801 Mod ✭✭✭✭mewso


    Yeah looks bad. In terms of the UAE team much as I don't like one single rider to dominate the Tour if Pog went out because of covid it would spoil things.



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    I've had covid myself in recent weeks minor symptoms for a day otherwise positive but grand for a week or so. Now I still feel like im 80 doing a short spin of 15km or so. That said I felt a bit more like myself this morning when I was out but I can imagine it would be hell having to race right after having it.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,205 ✭✭✭CantGetNoSleep


    A Pogacar positive test would be a disaster. Majka also needing to drop out though...



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,294 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00


    The first climb today, Cote de Chevenoz, must be one of the easiest categorised climbs in the Tour in modern history... the official profile says 2.2 km at 2.9% and the profile in the OP says 2.2 km at 3.4%. I'm not saying that your average Fred could stick with the pros or anything, but I can't believe the organisers categorised it at all, even as a Cat. 4.



  • Registered Users Posts: 21,604 ✭✭✭✭Squidgy Black


    Can’t understand why Pog is driving so hard to close gaps, he literally only has two domestiques up beside him now with 3 out the back.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,761 ✭✭✭griffin100


    I think on the PCR tests it has to do with cycle times. The higher the number of PCR cycles required to detect the virus the lower the viral load. A colleague who’s a public health / infectious disease specialist tells me that infections from some time ago can be detected if you do enough PCR cycles even though you’re technically over the infection (the test only looks for viral RNA and the smaller the amount in the body the more cycles required). The UCI seem to be happy to keep high cycle time riders in the race (no pun intended).



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,976 ✭✭✭✭retalivity


    Pog not sitting behind Majka, Thomas is in there instead. Take no chances!



  • Registered Users Posts: 799 ✭✭✭devonp


    i see GT is sporting some NEW shades...today the first time ??

    (didn't Oakley make him some new old racing jackets ?)



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Protesters ffs.



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,976 ✭✭✭✭retalivity


    Lol, someone getting fcuked down the verge in the background to Wiggins there



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Wiggo loving it, he's right though the French don't take kindly to that kind of stuff.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,561 ✭✭✭Eamonnator


    Some years ago, Thomas crashed and lost his Racing Jackets glasses. He was a bit upset about it, because they were his last pair. Oakley had stopped making them. Oakley then made up a few new pairs for him.

    I am relying on memory for this, and can't find link.



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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Who was Kelly talking about jumping of the bike and swinging punches at protestors during Paris Nice back in the day I missed that bit?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,947 ✭✭✭✭Wishbone Ash




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,389 ✭✭✭Paddigol


    Do NOT f**k with The Badger!!



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    I need not have asked it could only have been him 🤣



  • Registered Users Posts: 24,947 ✭✭✭✭Wishbone Ash




  • Registered Users Posts: 7,205 ✭✭✭CantGetNoSleep


    Don't know how I feel about Pogacar staying away from Majka all day - surely if the team leader is worried about staying close to him then he shouldn't be in thee race at all?



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,294 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00


    I recently read Slaying The Badger by the late Richard Moore about Hinault & LeMond in the 1986 Tour. I would highly recommend it!



  • Registered Users Posts: 395 ✭✭GandhiwasfromBallyfermot


    Another day of praying Simmons doesn't get the win.



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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    I'd love to see Lenny take yellow here.



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