- TdF Stage 12 – Never Give Up [Spoilers]
All I have to say to that is this
Also this.Posted 4 years ago
This is a long stage (218km) because we wanted to be able to reach Lyon in three days. The finish should suit the sprinters. But it will all depend on what ambitions everyone has now? The idea that Quick Step, Orica-GreenEdge and Lotto will shackle the whole peloton in order to set up Cavendish, Goss and Greipel can’t be excluded, and this scenario will automatically suit the team that has the yellow jersey. I would prefer to see some attacks, some movement… Contrary to a perceived idea, the Sky riders do have weaknesses. At the Olympic Games, they exhausted themselves on the front of the peloton chasing behind everyone. That should make everyone else believe they should never give up. Last year’s winners will not necessarily be this year’s winners.
Another well deserved win, to a brilliant rider and a great guy, and one who just hasn’t had a lot of luck in recent years. Great rides from Froome and Porte too, I’m hoping Porte can make up some time and get back into the top 20 before Paris, but we’ll see. Quintana losing quite a bit of time which neutralises some of the threat he can pose to Froome, which will make his job a bit easier.
Could this be the start of a beautiful man crush? I think so…
But anyway, this will be another bunch sprint obviously, and I’m just going to be quiet today. I’m not going to jinx anything. Never give up.
It’s worth noting there are two 90 degree right hand bends in the final kilometre.
A few useful links
In the fantasy league Mike`s Men – no Fro by mikewingrave clings desperately onto the top spot, but surely his days are numbered? Time to do some crashing ain’t going anywhere quickly, especially away from the bottom of the loser league..
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/riis-we-are-not-giving-up-on-tour-de-france-victory – the first comment says it all for me: “I remember when Contador beat Cancellara in the 2009 TdF time trial”
Got some friends who don’t quite understand the tour? Show them this.
And I’ll just leave you all with this, which has a few very interesting points to make about Cav, and a few other riders.
Oh my..Posted 4 years ago
mrblobby – Member
Sagan? He’s 23, it’s not his native tongue, he really does ok.
Agreed. I’d have been rubbish at interviews in Slovak when I was 23…
And +1 for Cav today, not because he’s fast or his team are much cop but because if there’s ever anyone who can win when he’s pissed ( 😉 ) off and got a point to make, it’s Cav.Posted 4 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
It’ll be dull as ditchwater until the final 10km.
Break of no-hopers will get 8 minutes on the peloton, get reeled in, all hell will break loose as the sprint trains get sorted, Cav will either crash spectacularly or win.
All the GC contenders will sit there in the bunch and do nothing.
[/crystal ball]Posted 4 years ago
BORING STAGE ALERT!
I imagine there’ll be lots of fillers in this evening’s highlights programs though which is nice.
My prediction > Cav will monster it, with Kittel second and Greipel prolapsing across the finish in 3rd because there was a teeny pebble that slowed him down by 0.001mph. RealMan’s boyfriend coming in 4th as he decided to do a backflip over the tram lines.Posted 4 years ago
Aren’t there tram lines towards the end? That could be carnage. Is it bad that I like sprint crashes?
Could this be the start of a beautiful man crush? I think so.
What on Froome – he has no style at all on a bike and he aint got much off it.
Sagan – ok I will give you that one
Today Not cav someone else because his lead out team is utter pish – can I transfer him from my team yet?
Bertie – FFS I thought he was the real deal but it shows you what a difference PEDS actually make
[conspiracy]Wonder how he will do in the Vueleta where he seems to be able to get his own steak[/tin foil hat]Posted 4 years ago
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