TdF Stage 11 – A Tough One [Spoilers]
Sky don’t really have to do anything really. Just sit up front. They’ve got 2 minutes on everyone. Its up to anyone else who’s any intention of competing to attack. Then they can react.
Todays stage looks truly evil though!!! My legs hurt just looking at the profile of those climbsPosted 5 years agotonyg2003Subscriber
The Glandon has some nasty ramps, I remember just after the river crossing which was horrible and many gradient changes too. Just looking up at the photo of me going up it that’s on my home office wall.
Sky will have to keep a close watch on Evans/Nibali since if they make time on the descents since today there are no valley floors to catch up on.
Personally I’d like to see Sky dish out the pain to Nibali today. His “I’ve been disrespected by Wiggins” comments are laughable.Posted 5 years ago
Personally I’d like to see Sky dish out the pain to Nibali today. His “I’ve been disrespected by Wiggins” comments are laughable.
The only more pathetic sporting comments this week have been from Mitchell “That song” Johnson of the embarrassingly poor Aussie cricket team.Posted 5 years agoMarkieMember
From today’s Guardian
Team Europcar rider Thomas Voeckler is, apparently, one of the morst unpopular riders in the peloton. I have no idea why and he’s always struck me as an honest, nails-hard cyclist who seems affable enough, if a bit of a drama queen.
Anybody able to shed any light on this? Following pro cycling only loosely, I’ve always quite liked him…Posted 5 years agohammeriteMember
Markie – I think it’s because he doesn’t play ball with the “lets have an easy day”, “respect the peloton” etc… and likes to do his own thing too much.Posted 5 years agoHazeMember
Only just over half the field finished, with the dustcart being put back by 2 hours.
A friend of a friend got swept up in the first 3km after he’d been training all year for it and was potentially going to get a very good time. But he got a puncture.
It took him 2 hours to fix a puncture?!Posted 5 years ago
One of the shortest stages in the 99thedition. But riders beware, it is a tough one! The course is simple: after the first thirteen kilometres from Albertville, the peloton will be hard pressed to find a single inch of flat terrain! The cyclists will tackle La Madeleine, La Croix de Fer and Le Mollard one after the other before the final climb up La Toussuire. Let me tell you, the final podium will start to take shape on the finish line here! Those who falter in this stage will get no second chances. The winner will not be known yet, but the losers certainly will.
I’m not sure about this one, really didn’t see Voeckler for that one yesterday, came as a bit of a surprise. Chavanel? Rolland? Evans? Froome?
Oh, how we’ve missed that tongue.
Got knocked out the top 10 (it’s just temporary though).
A few useful linksPosted 5 years ago
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