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  • TdF Stage 18: Lourdes — Hautacam (spoilers!)
  • leffeboy
    Full Member

    If WvA wins and gets a chance of the polkadot, does that mean the JumboVisma would get all of the jerseys?

    scud
    Free Member

    I think Leffeboy, Pog retains the white jersey?

    tlr
    Full Member

    No, sorry, I don’t think that played any part in Vingo’s thought process, I was just suggesting that it was an unintended consequence.

    Also sensible perhaps not to risk it all on a tricky descent and temporarily halt the battle.

    leffeboy
    Full Member

    does  Jonas not qualify for white as well or does yellow not get that

    steve_b77
    Free Member

    Jonas is too old, he’s 26 this year.

    I really hope Pog really goes for it on this climb otherwise he’s effectively thrown the towel in.

    fazzini
    Full Member

    WvA attacks. Bloody hell. Wout van Beast might be a better name

    scud
    Free Member

    It’s like he’s never heard of power to weight ratio, checking the stats he is 15kg (78 to 63) heavier than Martinez.. love to see his power files!

    Klunk
    Free Member

    given the right parkour and a team he’s got a GT in him surely.

    scud
    Free Member

    “No rider has ever won a Hors Categorie climb stage in the green jersey” from Cillian Kelly

    crazy-legs
    Full Member

    G suffering again now, finally dropped from the Pog/Ving group.

    t3ap0t
    Free Member

    Sepp Kuss taking chunks out of WvA’s lead.

    steve_b77
    Free Member

    Wonder what Wout had for brekkie 😉

    Seriously if say for example Martinez is climbing at 6W/kg – 368W which he probably is, to match that Wout is doing 468W FFS, maybe more.

    And no Mr. Millar, it’s not a shame for Geschke to not win the polka dot jersey, if you don’t collect enough points ‘cos you can’t that tough mate not a shame.

    crazy-legs
    Full Member

    When was the last time Green, White and Yellow were together on a mountain stage, racing for the stage win?!

    scud
    Free Member

    @steve_b77 it’s mental isn’t it, i know people gone on about WvA but his has been the ride of the Tour for me, like last time when he got a sprint, a TT and a mountain stage..

    fazzini
    Full Member

    Wow.

    steve_b77
    Free Member

    Game, set and Match

    leffeboy
    Full Member

    wowzer, pog blown.  Stage has to be Wouts

    scud
    Free Member

    Pog gapped!!

    lunge
    Full Member

    Pog gone.
    What a beast WvA is.

    ads678
    Full Member

    Got to let WvA have it if he can get there keeping the gap to Pog.

    Edit: WvA gone. Yellow and Polka dot to Vin.

    leffeboy
    Full Member

    WvA is human.  Who knew

    turboferret
    Full Member

    And now WvA sits on Pog’s wheel to outsprint him and deny him more bonus seconds…

    turboferret
    Full Member

    Maybe not 😀

    scud
    Free Member

    Nope i think Wva has actually popped…clearly gave that everything

    crazy-legs
    Full Member

    Wow, Pogacar is suddenly hemorrhaging time.
    Bike change for G at exactly the wrong time…

    Daffy
    Full Member

    Looks like Vingegaard has done to Pogacar as Pagacar did to Roglic in 2020

    crazy-legs
    Full Member

    Yellow, White and Green in that order on a mountain stage. Wow!

    theotherjonv
    Full Member

    lovely bromance there

    crazy-legs
    Full Member

    Poor Geschke. He was absolutely heartbroken at losing Polka Dot. 🙁

    blackhat
    Full Member

    A stage for the ages brilliantly summing up the whole race. Would love WvA to have picked up the Polka Dot too as I think Geschke has been pretty average when we have got to the big mountains and it would sum up what a mad three weeks it has been.

    anagallis_arvensis
    Full Member

    I’m afraid I have decided I don’t believe WVA’s performances.

    butcher
    Full Member

    Wout Van Aert is incredible. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see him riding for GC next year. I was convinced he was going to be cooked after the first week.

    Futureboy77
    Full Member

    I’m afraid I have decided I don’t believe WVA’s performances.

    I’m not going to go quite that far, but I have thought WTF on more than one occasion.

    convert
    Full Member

    I’m afraid I have decided I don’t believe WVA’s performances.

    There is definitely something rather reminiscent of another era about his riding.

    And this tour looking like it will beat all records as the fastest ever…….

    trail_rat
    Free Member

    I might have had tha opinion had he come from no where.

    But wva has been special his whole career.

    anagallis_arvensis
    Full Member

    But wva has been special his whole career.

    So has MvDP who at least has the good grace to bit shit sometimes!!

    corroded
    Free Member

    What a stunning stage. The last couple of weeks of racing have been some of the best I’ve seen. I have to believe they’re not all sat around the dinner tables gulping down fresh monkey glands like gels.

    stevious
    Full Member

    Yet another stage that is a total classic before they’ve even got to the second ad break in the highlights.

    singletrackmind
    Full Member

    I spent a week crawling my way up those climbs. At 6mph, how they managed to do 15mph after a 60 mile run sprint to get to the base of the Aubisque i have no idea
    The Hautcam is just a slog fest with a nice selection of grippy tarmac.
    For fun they could habe used the tormalet as its only 20mins further up the road.
    How, in todays power era a handful of riders can be significantly better than the rest of the best is puzzling

    trail_rat
    Free Member

    So has MvDP who at least has the good grace to bit shit sometimes!!

    It does look like that if you only watch the tour de France how ever

    MVdP has an ongoing fairly seriously painful back injury he’s had it most of the season it’s pulled him backwards in a few events.

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