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Tour de France Stage 14 - Saint-Etienne to Mende (192.5km)

  • 16-07-2022 11:50am
    Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,688 Mod ✭✭✭✭mewso

    Another one for the break with most likely everyone watching Pog to see what he does towards the end. As I write the fight has begun. Before it settles it's worth noting the favourites - Pog, Kamna, Teuns, Pinot, Woods etc. Of particular note is the final climb which has 2km over 10% so a very punchy finish. I see Madouas in the break at the moment so I'll probably be shouting for him.


  • GC action already !!!!

    Oh no Ewan is already being chased by the broom wagon.

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,688 Mod ✭✭✭✭mewso

    Shouldn't have mentioned Madouas. Kiss of death.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,987 ✭✭✭Dodge

    Didn’t expect such a hectic start. Thought we’d have a big group up the road

    Fancy Gaudu for today myself

  • Roglic , Laporte and Van Hooydonck are in the chasing group.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,771 ✭✭✭✭2smiggy

    Great start to the day. Hopefully it continues. Fantastic viewing for the afternoon

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  • WvA can't do this on his own for much longer I think.

  • Registered Users Posts: 898 ✭✭✭Raoul Duke

    Completely agree with Dan Lloyd. All the talk of a new Inios beforehand. Today looks like a perfect day to put a decent amount of pressure on Jumbo and they're not interested at all.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,422 ✭✭✭✭dahat

    Day now at a stalemate & doesnt justify watching the next 30/40km.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,150 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00

    I don't know why, but I found Marc Soler eating a Calippo ice-pop very funny

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,150 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00

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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,565 ✭✭✭✭Squidgy Black

    Can’t see Caleb Ewan making it over this climb ahead of the broom wagon

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,150 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00

    The scenery is beautiful

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,150 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00

    Is Meintjes wearing an aero helmet that has very little ventilation? He must be sweating buckets

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,422 ✭✭✭✭dahat

    All in for Mathews here - come on!!!!

  • Registered Users Posts: 429 ✭✭Morris Garren

    Is Cabul Ooen going to make the time cut? He's 27 mins back and 3 teammates with him. Still has that awful rolling stretch to cover, never mind the steep finish. Average pace is over 40kmh so far,

  • Ha there's Didi on the right on the climb. First I've seen of him this year.

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 23,696 Mod ✭✭✭✭CramCycle

    Class finish there, very enjoyable watch

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,688 Mod ✭✭✭✭mewso

    Bettiol won't be happy with his team. What if he hadn't been working so hard on the front?

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,422 ✭✭✭✭dahat

    Excellent finish there & delighted to see Matthews win, top rider.

  • I love to see Jonas drop him here.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,150 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00

    Chapeau to Matthews. It was very brave to attack out of the breakaway from so far out. Thoroughly deserved win

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,656 ✭✭✭griffin100

    Jaysus if it wasn’t for bad luck Caleb Ewan would have no luck. It’s been a tough couple of years for him with crashes. He came in 39 minutes down with Tim Wellens. He’s now the Lantern Rouge by a good margin. Can’t see him staying too much longer, he can refocus on the Vuelta.

    Delighted for Matthew’s, he always seems to come up just short in GT stages.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,150 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00

    Ewan must be on first name basis with the driver of the broomwagon at this stage 😬

  • We were saying here today Sam Bennett must have the feet up watching at home not at all sorry he's not there.