TdF Stage 10 – Break Away And Come Together [Soilers]
Some of the big names in the break include: Peter Sagan, Jens Voigt, David Zabriskie (not sure about him, that dude’s weird), David Millar, Sandy Casar, Thomas Voeckler, Steven Cummings (BMC), Marcus Burghardt (BMC), Michele Scarponi, Luis León Sánchez, Simon Gerrans, and Matthew Goss.
I think some of those names are just there for the intermediate, but others are looking for the win. Jens to go for another long solo?
oh and can someone tell me what happened to wiggins mirror shades halfway round the TT? thought they were built in to the helmet, are they rip off jobs?
I heard he took them off. It was like 23 degrees or something, and he’s going flat out up climbs, so maybe they just started annoying him.Posted 5 years ago
10 seconds on google..
The visor is an elegant piece of work. It solves the problem of using electrical tape or less aero ways of attaching visors by using five magnets mounted to the visor and helmet shell. This means it fits snugly onto the front of the helmet and is also very easy to remove.
🙂Posted 5 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
suspect everyone will sit around and wait for Sky to pull it back for them – maybe reducing their effectiveness when it comes to Colombier. And then BMC have 2 guys who can hang on for Cuddles to catch up and help him on the climb as well.
Shaping up to be an intriguing day.Posted 5 years ago
Back to the mountains. On paper, the Grand Colombier is a monster. In my opinion, it is the toughest mountain in France, with sections at 12%. Nevertheless, its location 43 km from the finish changes the story altogether. Rather than a single devastating attack, I see a group of five or six strong riders break away and then come together before the finish. This is a classical but always exciting scenario, especially if one of the big names is missing from the breakaway. Look out just before the riders reach Bellegarde-sur-Valserine: we found a small bump which could very well make things easier for the finish line judge…
I can see this stage being nuts, but I can’t see anyone winning the tour here. This is a stage to lose a lot of time to a lot of riders, not a stage to gain a lot of time.* I’m hoping Tejay is gonna stay up and defend white, and I think Nibali is going to be under a lot of pressure to stay with Evans and Wiggins and Froome. Currently there’s a big break with a lot of names in, including of course, Peter Sagan 😀
*At least on the climbing, we could see some foot out flat out descending.
Some pretty cool pictures. And got to handy it to Martin, 12th with a broken wrist and a puncture. Definitely not his tour. He’s off back home now, and I think that’s the right thing to do.
Rorschach is proving to be very stubborn, but there’s always a silver lining. For example, I can now spell Rorschach without even thinking. I’ve cracked into the top 10, and plan to only move up from now on..
A few useful linksPosted 5 years ago
Just watching my first ever TDF stage. Couple of things:
1. Does anyone else find Carlton Kirby’s humour as amusing as Carlton Kirby and does he actually know any other languages or is he just winging the translations? I’ve had to suffer this guy for too many ‘Dakar’ rallies, IRC rallies etc. He’s a fool.
2. Does that advert actually make people buy Skodas? Is there a car that will crumble if one of your passengers is a big enough nobber to smash their door open into a wall/ if you throw a drinks bottle at it.
Other than that, scenery’s nice.Posted 5 years ago
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