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Offline manic-road

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Re: Le Tour 2017
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2017, 06:27:04 PM »
Sagan DQ'd from the tour and rightly so.

I'm a fan but I dont think there was any alternative if they have decided there was intent rather than it being a racing incident. 

Looked to me that Cav was on Demere's wheel and had every right to go for the gap, Sagan was looking for the same wheel and swung over.  If he had kept his elbows in I don't think he would be looking at an early exit.

He definitely deserved the disqualification, shame as he is such a talented cyclist.
Hope Cav is OK.

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Re: Le Tour 2017
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2017, 10:50:29 PM »
Cav out with fractured collarbone.  Great shame as it lookef as if despite his recent illness he had some decent form.

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Re: Le Tour 2017
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2017, 11:36:38 PM »
Racing incident, Cav going for a gap that wasn't there. Sagan barely moved off his line at all. The elbow and proximity to the barriers make it appear worse than it was. No way a Frenchman would have been kicked out for that they just fancy a new green jersey winner this year.

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Re: Le Tour 2017
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2017, 08:06:41 AM »
Racing incident, Cav going for a gap that wasn't there. Sagan barely moved off his line at all. The elbow and proximity to the barriers make it appear worse than it was. No way a Frenchman would have been kicked out for that they just fancy a new green jersey winner this year.

Seeing it for the umptenth time I think the DQ from the tour is wrong.  The original decision to relegate him in the stage and deduct points looked about right. Cav had every right to go for Demare's wheel, Sagan did deviate from his line but I don't think there was any intent with the elbow.  There is no consistency, Demare clearly deviates and prevents Bouhanni from competing.  Boardman said last night that the decision was made on the outcome rather than the nature of the incident.

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Re: Le Tour 2017
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2017, 02:44:19 PM »
I see that Sagan wasn't even allowed to appeal

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Re: Le Tour 2017
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2017, 02:59:58 PM »
I see that Sagan wasn't even allowed to appeal

French rider wins first bunch sprint finish since 2006 in French road race and you want to appeal?  I think not monsieur.

Offline shaw thing

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Re: Le Tour 2017
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2017, 03:38:35 PM »
Looks like its going to be a full bore finish today

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Re: Le Tour 2017
« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2017, 04:38:52 PM »
Looks like its going to be a full bore finish today

After yesterday I suspect most riders were glad to stay the right way up and finishing on a 20% ramp is never boring!

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Re: Le Tour 2017
« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2017, 09:14:11 PM »
It was a good last few km today as most of the contenders tried to test their rivals. I've really no idea who out of the current top ten might end up winning.

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Re: Le Tour 2017
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2017, 05:35:03 PM »
Bollax, Kittel again.  Not too impresed by the format of this tour so far.  Too many 200k+ stages that end in bunch sprints.  Much as I like the sprints I always think they are better once the sprinters have had to get over the Alps and/or the Pyrenees.

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Re: Le Tour 2017
« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2017, 12:44:09 AM »
Bollax, Kittel again.  Not too impresed by the format of this tour so far.  Too many 200k+ stages that end in bunch sprints.  Much as I like the sprints I always think they are better once the sprinters have had to get over the Alps and/or the Pyrenees.

It all changes tomorrow Steve when the 'real' tour starts in the Alps.

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Re: Le Tour 2017
« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2017, 10:41:24 PM »
Brutal stage today in the Jura.  I doubt the young Frenchman, Calmejane, who won will be in a pro-continental team for too long.
Sky train looked good.

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Re: Le Tour 2017
« Reply #27 on: July 09, 2017, 04:22:56 AM »
I thought Calmejane had lost it with 5km's to go when he got cramp, but good on him for toughing it out to the end. He must have been in a lot of pain.
Sky looked very comfortable, but tomorrow is a really brutal stage.   

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Re: Le Tour 2017
« Reply #28 on: July 09, 2017, 04:12:26 PM »
I'm confined to barracks at the moment so feel no guilt in sitting in front of the TV watching the most amazing day of racing.Brutal, absolutely brutal. Both Porte and Thomas crashed out, Aru trying to take advantage of a mechanical for Froome and a photo finish after a huge mountain stage.
Sport at its very very best.

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Re: Le Tour 2017
« Reply #29 on: July 09, 2017, 04:25:10 PM »
What a stage ! Feel a bit for Barguil.Glad Martin looks ok.Froome looking good.Great stage