TdF Stage 10 – Symbolic Moments [Spoilers]
Don’t ever let anyone tell you that I don’t know how to lose a race
your crapness was never in doubt
As others have said well done for these tour threads a proper STW tradition and some nice intros
Busy today at wrok so briefly o sprint finish Cav wins
[mystic meg]I feel a crash will take out a big player today as in out of the race and the number 7 will feature [/mystic meg]Posted 4 years ago
well that was a silly finishing ‘straight’
I’m all for variety, and if every finish was on a motorway it would be a bit boring – it’s good to have some technical finishes. However, in a race like the tour, there’s just too many riders, and it’s all too fast. I’ve been quite disappointed with the sprint finishes so far, they seem to have been marred with more crashes then usual, and I think it might have something to do with the layout of the run ins.
Definitely does look like the Argos guy didn’t hold his line and wasn’t really Cav’s fault. Wonder how the French will see it though..Posted 4 years ago
Definitely does look like the Argos guy didn’t hold his line and wasn’t really Cav’s fault. Wonder how the French will see it though..
Yeah, watching it back on the Eurosport coverage, it looks more like “one of those things”. The other guy drifted right (cos his team mate was on the left), Cav was going left to get onto Griepel’s wheel.
Maybe no real blame either side.Posted 4 years ago
Mol, watched slo mo doesn’t look like that to me, cav is leaning towards him for about 2 crank turns, other guy is bolt upright. Head on totally shows intent on cav, facial expression and position all look bad. The other guy does wonder off line, but basically goes left then right, back onto the line he was already on (right on white line). Cavs move was a sprinter vs sprinter strong-arm, except against a slowing non sprinter.Posted 4 years ago
cav is leaning towards him for about 2 crank turns, other guy is bolt upright. Head on totally shows intent on cav, facial expression and position all look bad.
Yeah but he could see the impact coming and brace for it. Bear in mind this is all happening at 70kph, there’s really nothing you can do other than brace for impact – he absorbed the shock of the other guy drifting into him, not much else you can do.Posted 4 years ago
TomB I agree, Shimano rider looked back, saw him, and deliberately drifted back to stop Cav getting across onto wheels.
Crazy, Cav is “bracing” for an impact he is going to deliberately make, he could see it coming as he he instigated it. At the point they collide the other guy is bolt upright riding in a straight line right along the painted centre white line. Cav is leaning his upper body off his bike towards him as he comes up behind him-looks to me like Cav was p1ssed off he was impeded and decided to deliberately hit him, but wasn’t expecting the result.
Press conference outside bus really did him no favours – mentioned everything but the crash, then snatches dictaphone out of journos hand 🙄
I DO agree that his team appear to suck at leading him out.Posted 4 years ago
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