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Offline Somniloquism

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #435 on: September 19, 2020, 05:09:13 PM »
What a win for Pogacer. Ends up with three of the four jerseys available.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #436 on: September 19, 2020, 05:10:38 PM »
That was an incredible ride by Pog.


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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #437 on: September 19, 2020, 05:18:37 PM »
Obviously it needed the riders at the right places for the drama but whoever decided that TT course needs a medal as well. A generic one and it wouldn't have been as exciting but the need for  bike swap AND the climb being so brutal really added to that at the end.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #438 on: September 19, 2020, 05:18:56 PM »
That was just immense.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #439 on: September 19, 2020, 05:25:17 PM »
More crowds on the climb than I expected.

After they stopped most people getting up the mountains, I thought the organisers would have blocked off more of the road today.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #440 on: September 19, 2020, 08:35:45 PM »
Brilliant ride by Pogacer, he has had a great tour. Limited team support in the mountains, caught out in the cross winds on one stage yet hung on to the Jumbo coat tails to pull of the victory.
He, van Aert, Evenpoel (sp?) van der Poel are just a few of a very good generation coming through.
Pleased for Porte and Bennett as well.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #441 on: September 19, 2020, 10:23:45 PM »
Just watched the highlights.

Absolutely phenomenal - so incredible my thoughts sadly turn to hoping he's clean.  Taking over a minute from Tom Doumoulin on a stage like that, at the age of 21, is beyond comprehension.

This year has been one of my favourite tours - it's had some superb stages, fantastic individual rides, great team dynamics.

I just hope there's no scandal off the back of it.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #442 on: September 19, 2020, 10:25:35 PM »
Oh, and absolutely delighted for Richie Porte too.  An absolute superhero in this race for the best part of two decades.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #443 on: September 20, 2020, 09:22:49 AM »
Hell of a ride from Pogacar. All the pundits picked him to overtake Roglic week or so back but Roglic (and team) defended well in the mountains so thought that was that. No one predicted that time trial.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #444 on: September 20, 2020, 10:30:56 PM »
Pleased for Porte and Bennett as well.

First Irishman to win the Green jersey since the great Sean Kelly and hails from the same small town in Tipp.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #445 on: September 21, 2020, 11:37:06 AM »
Pleased for Porte and Bennett as well.

First Irishman to win the Green jersey since the great Sean Kelly and hails from the same small town in Tipp.

It would have been nice to have a "battle" for that shirt as well but for Sagan and WVA to have that coming together a few weeks ago. However still happy he got it.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #446 on: September 25, 2020, 12:09:01 PM »
Bad accident for Chloe Dygerts in her defence of the Worlds TT title. She has posted a pic of the aftermath and she is very lucky it wasn't a major artery that was caught.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #447 on: September 27, 2020, 04:02:09 PM »
Great move from Alaphillipe and deserved the win.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #448 on: October 03, 2020, 09:51:38 PM »
As expected Ganna in Rosa from the first TT. 22 Seconds ahead of anyone else although probably his only other competition slid out early on.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #449 on: October 05, 2020, 02:44:56 PM »
Geraint might be out after falling in the Neutral zone and now being abandoned by his team as he falls out the back of the Peloton.

 


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