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Author Topic: Le Tour 2017  (Read 2658 times)

Offline SteveN

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Re: Le Tour 2017
« Reply #30 on: July 09, 2017, 04:33:46 PM »
I should have added that you hope thst Porte's injuries are not too serious.

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Re: Le Tour 2017
« Reply #31 on: July 09, 2017, 04:55:08 PM »
Horrible crash. Hope Porte is not too seriously injured.

Dan Martin is nails. He would have been 3rd in GC without the crash.

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Re: Le Tour 2017
« Reply #32 on: July 09, 2017, 08:07:16 PM »
What a stage today

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Re: Le Tour 2017
« Reply #33 on: July 09, 2017, 10:45:59 PM »
From his team's Twitter

UPDATE: @richie_porte suffered a fractured right clavicle and pelvis in his #TDF2017 crash. Recover well, Richie! 📝👇

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Re: Le Tour 2017
« Reply #34 on: July 10, 2017, 04:06:57 AM »
[quote author=SteveN link=topic=57557.msg3286754#msg3286754 date=1499614426 Absolutely Steve.It was a terrible crash.

I should have added that you hope thst Porte's injuries are not too serious.
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Re: Le Tour 2017
« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2017, 09:28:55 AM »
An amazing day. I feel sorry for Thomas and Porte though, brutal crashes, but the day was very exciting.

 

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Re: Le Tour 2017
« Reply #36 on: July 10, 2017, 08:40:45 PM »
I drove through the Jura the day before the tour. It knackered me out just dipping the clutch so bloody often!

Offline SteveN

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Re: Le Tour 2017
« Reply #37 on: July 11, 2017, 05:33:44 PM »
Kittel again, the sprints are just being handed to him on a plate.  No Cav, Sagan or Demare to challenge, Greipal, Kristoff and Bouhani right off the pace.
Last year Cav treated Kittel as his lead out not bothering with a train something Kittel has learnt from for this tour.

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Re: Le Tour 2017
« Reply #38 on: July 12, 2017, 07:15:52 PM »
Oh FFS, why do we bother with these pan flat stages?  Just give the win to Kittel and draw lots for the remaining nine places.
Only Dimension Data appear to have any idea how to compete with him, and that's without Cavendish.
Why teams don't fight to get a few strong riders in a breakaway and force Quick Step to work hard is beyond me.  Might not work but at least it might give them a chance.
Hey ho, mountains tomorrow, be fun if Fulsang or Bardet are in a break, give Sky something to think about.

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Re: Le Tour 2017
« Reply #39 on: July 13, 2017, 04:08:06 PM »
A tidy slope at the end of today's stage.  In my present state I doubt I could walk up it.  Amazing day's racing.

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Re: Le Tour 2017
« Reply #40 on: July 13, 2017, 06:28:32 PM »
Aru, Aru, Aru's on fire

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Re: Le Tour 2017
« Reply #41 on: July 13, 2017, 07:28:53 PM »
This could still work out well for Sky. Astana don't have the strongest of teams to defend the yellow jersey. Sky should send Landa up the road tomorrow, he's only 2.55 behind. Astana and AG2R can't let him have too much rope and will need to work to bring him in.  Sky and Froome sit and wait and hopefully Froome will have his legs back to make a race of it.
Aru and/ or Bardet will need to have more time im hand on Froome for the time trial.
Should be fun.

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Re: Le Tour 2017
« Reply #42 on: July 13, 2017, 08:26:02 PM »
Normally I'd say he'd be happy to give up yellow and everything that goes with it for a few days but he was turning square wheels in that last 500m.... not sure I've ever seen him like that before.

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Re: Le Tour 2017
« Reply #43 on: July 13, 2017, 09:09:22 PM »
The aura''s gone for Frome today. Don't think he'll bounce back from this but should be interesting.

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Re: Le Tour 2017
« Reply #44 on: July 13, 2017, 09:19:26 PM »
Froome needs a good day tomorrow to restore that aura.  I wouldn"t put it past him but as Gareth said we have never seen him crack like that before.