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Tour de France Stage 6 - Binche to Longwy (219.9km)

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  • 07-07-2022 11:43am
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    Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,886 Mod ✭✭✭✭


    One for the punchers today. Also the longest stage of the Tour. Normally you would say MvdP has to be a big favourite but while he may improve for now he doesn't look good. As I type Taco is off again. Anyway expect action but if it is all back together by the end then there is a long list of possible winners - Pidcock, Van Aert, MvdP, Schachmann, Honore, Mohoric, Teuns, Madouas, Bardet and many more. I'll go with Pidcock. Another rider that falls into the "I like him but not his team" bracket. Should be fun.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,101 ✭✭✭✭retalivity


    WVA on the attack 200km out 😁



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,886 Mod ✭✭✭✭mewso


    This could be madcap stuff. I also forgot the likes of Hirshi but again like MvdP hard to know his form. So many decent hilly guys in this tour.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,599 ✭✭✭happytramp




  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    We're in bonkers territory today, yellow jersey in a break in week 1 of the tour 😁



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,599 ✭✭✭happytramp


    Just thinking about it... Netflix getting good value for money so far. A lot of drama and excitement and Interesting strategic decisions for the teams the last couple of days.... Can't see it keeping up though. Imagine it will settle down once they hit the mountains



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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,886 Mod ✭✭✭✭mewso


    Not sure what the point is for Van Aert being in the break. It basically guarantees they won't win. Is this some kind of masterplan by Jumbo? Late attack by Roglic to join up with him, Vingegaard to mark Pog? Who knows.



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,101 ✭✭✭✭retalivity


    I just think he's in such supreme form, JV let him off the leash to make it more unpredictable. If he's still ahead but only by less than a minute in the last 10-15k, then maybe play the Rog card and see. Otherwise, go for another stage win.



  • Registered Users Posts: 407 ✭✭GandhiwasfromBallyfermot


    Agreed I think he's just obviously in fantastic form and has been given free reign in the first week to go for results (with the exception of the Roubaix stage). Will probably be called back to team duties further into the race. Not sure if he's even conscious of the yellow jersey on his back and trying to keep it, just going all in for stage wins.



  • Registered Users Posts: 407 ✭✭GandhiwasfromBallyfermot


    On an aside note didn't even notice Quinn Simmons was in the race until today, really hope he doesn't win the stage.



  • Registered Users Posts: 21,617 ✭✭✭✭Squidgy Black


    Wout will probably get chewed up and spat out in the mountains, he’s not an awful climber but he won’t match a monster like Pog.

    They’ll let him cut loose and go for stage wins and then break him in the mountains for Jonas



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  • Registered Users Posts: 407 ✭✭GandhiwasfromBallyfermot


    Agreed he's good in the mountains on his day in the break but getting attacked relentlessly by pog everyday in the mountains, I think he would crack fairly fast.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,582 ✭✭✭Dr. Bre


    Surprised at Wout in break - thought he would spend the day in peloton and attack on final climb to finish



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,101 ✭✭✭✭retalivity


    The face on Simmons when he got dropped there - "Fcuking hell...."



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Kelly sounds like he's a big Wout fan.



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,331 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00


    If it was Guillaume Martin who was trying something like this, Kelly would be giving out stink 😂



  • Registered Users Posts: 407 ✭✭GandhiwasfromBallyfermot


    Its Wout vs Ganna now by the looks of it



  • Registered Users Posts: 407 ✭✭GandhiwasfromBallyfermot


    Is Wout holding something back for the last 20km do we think? Does he still have an extra gear to kick into?



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,331 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00


    Pog can be in yellow this evening if he wants to be, now that WvA is dropped.



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,886 Mod ✭✭✭✭mewso


    Vingegaard is not a good man to be riding behind. That was a a very sudden brake by him causing Vlasov to go down.



  • Registered Users Posts: 488 ✭✭Morris Garren


    Quintana to roll back the years here? Crouching tiger, sleeping Indian



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,484 ✭✭✭Paddigol


    Pog, the Boy King, serene whenever chaos erupts around him. He's got an definite air of untouchability about him.



  • Registered Users Posts: 21,617 ✭✭✭✭Squidgy Black


    Could you imagine what Pog would be capable of if he actually had domestiques, or more so domestiques who can put in a shift.

    Imagine Pog with Laporte in front of him stretching the life out of the field and then Pog going off



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,101 ✭✭✭✭retalivity


    Lol



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,131 ✭✭✭Sigma101


    a one-man race now



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    The others had nothing.



  • Registered Users Posts: 407 ✭✭GandhiwasfromBallyfermot


    The daylight Pog opened up immediately once he opened his sprint... emphatic.... All over now bar accident or injury you would think.



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,886 Mod ✭✭✭✭mewso


    Pidcock lol.



  • Registered Users Posts: 407 ✭✭GandhiwasfromBallyfermot


    "He's got balls innit?.. I dunno what to say.. He's taking the piss innit?" 🤣



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,101 ✭✭✭✭retalivity


    Powless 4s back in 2nd, he would be in Yellow if his teammate didn't pull for Pog yesterday.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,331 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00


    I think I heard WvA say to that coach/DS from UAE that he "wanted to honour the jersey" today



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