TdF Stage 18 – Sporting Stakes [Spoilers]
Started raining at AdH already and more not forecast to stop all afternoon.
The Sarenne descent isn’t dangerous, its a bit bumpy and narrow in places but its had lots of work over the last week.
On closed roads its fine, there are far more dangerous roads in the Pyrenees. A good descender could take advantage of it though, but they would still have a long way to go to the finish.Posted 4 years agowhatnobeerMember
so what time should they arrive at Ad’H for the first time ?
Stage 18 timetable:
Depends on how fast they’re going obviously, but they should be in Bourg D’Oisans at about 14:30-14:50Posted 4 years agollamaMember
A big name going for glory from a long way out. Schleck? Was Evans saving himself yesterday? Has he ever attacked ever? Valverde? Bertie said something about planning something and that ‘we would know it when it happened’, I think he would do better to consolidate 2nd, but I suppose you never know.
With the rain I think Froome will loose time but not much. There is nothing in it for him to take risks. So it will be come down couple of contenders ahead (maybe having been out all day) with Froome dragging the rest up the final ascent.Posted 4 years agoJunkyardMember
brekaway – contador on the descent from Froome who then gets it all back on the final climb
I think he will still hurt the GC contenders if close enough tbh but he has little to prove now so he may let them take risks today knowing he does not really need to but conserve his lead and his place in the race
All over really unless he has a bad one whihc i cannot seePosted 4 years ago
His interview yesterday must have hurt when he said he was only trying to conserve his losses and yet he still wonmogrimMember
Junkyard, I just dont think Froome thinks that way, as has been said he is quite the animal on the bike, he covers every tiny manouvre, this may well be a bad thing, but so far he has not shown even a small weakness.
Apart from getting dropped on the flat by Contador+team… (Not that it’s massively relevant for today’s stage, but it does show Froome’s not completely invulnerable).
Contador FTW. Froome to blow up and lose 5 minutes and the yellow 🙂Posted 4 years agoRealManMember
Is there anywhere that tells you the total amount of
climbing on each stage?
Haven’t found anything reliable yet, although you can follow some of the guys who did the replica tour on strava and get extra data that way…
Here’s the full story on EvansPosted 4 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
On Cadel Evans
“If we’re going to have any chance of doing something in the stages ahead, I’m going to have to be a bit more recovered and back off today and see if there’s an opportunity tomorrow. If not, take it easy again in hope of coming around for one of the stages. It will be tricky but we’ll try,” Evans told the press as he warmed down after his time trial.
Evans dropped by peloton
Evans has been dropped before the top of the col de Manse.
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