TdF Stage 5 – A Time To Take Stock [Spoilers]

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  • atlaz
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    I’m surprised no one seems too bothered about Ted King being kicked out?

    It’s shitty for him but typically the rules are only stretched/ignored when they’re eliminating half the peloton. A year or two ago, Cav rolled in a long way behind the leaders with about 20-30 other riders so they docked points from people in for the green jersey and let them all in.

    Seems like a nice bloke and I’m sure he’s heartbroken but it’s hardly worth more attention than any other rider in any other year who is booted out.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    the “Tour de Frances – “smashing it up and down the river”, blubbing on some col somewhere, carrying his bike over avalanchee debris (errrrrr….)

    I thought he was OK really, he had a certain naive charm and at least he was enjoying his riding, it’s the repetition that kills it. I’d have him back instead of “WiiU teaches your kids to be couch potatoes” any day.

    mogrim
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    I’m surprised no one seems too bothered about Ted King being kicked out?

    Seems a pity, but at the same time if he’s really in that much pain he’s better off out, give him time to recover.

    Junkyard
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    i think the main issue us that he was riding to be just in time and his device said he was so he could have made the time had he known

    Very very harsh

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    would have kept him in if he was french

    jfletch
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    i think the main issue us that he was riding to be just in time and his device said he was so he could have made the time had he known

    He is a muppet then. If he was riding to be bang on the time and he had more to give he deserves to be out. If he was riding to the time limit then he should have aimed to be 1m inside on his SRM, then the 7s error wouldn’t have mattered.

    I think ASO may have had more sympathy had he tried to stay with the team and then dropped back when he couldn’t stand it. But riding to the minimum was making a rod for his own back.

    Very different to all the sprinters being late on a mountain stage, I’m sure if Cav on his own missed the cut off because he rode to the minimum required, rather than the most he could manage then he would also be eliminated.

    warton
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    He is a muppet then. If he was riding to be bang on the time and he had more to give he deserves to be out

    πŸ™„

    Please, oh great one, what would you recommend when riding 25KM in 32 minutes, with a separated shoulder?

    brakes
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    a stopwatch?

    Junkyard
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    thst explanation is even more heartless than the TdF refs

    I am sure most of have a word to describe you both πŸ˜‰

    jfletch
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    Please, oh great one, what would you recommend when riding 25KM in 32 minutes, with a separated shoulder?

    Maybe ride 25km as fast as you can.

    It sucks that he was 7s behind but the fact still remains that he was trying to do the minimum and got it wrong, he should suffer the consequences. He gambled and lost. Why should we bend the rules for that.

    It would be different if he wasn’t gambling, if he just went out and said “I’m going to ride as hard as I can”, but he didn’t.

    It seems heartless to say “he wasn’t trying his hardest” when he did something 99% of us couldn’t do with 2 functioning shoulders but that is the fact and he isn’t 99% of us, he is the 1%. If he had tried a little bit harder he would have made it.

    Junkyard
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    well anyone could have tried a little bit harder and been faster but it is still harsh as he was doing the bare minimum as those are the rules.
    the reason he faield was technical rather than personal

    to make it worse plenty of other riders will try less hrad, be further outside the limit and still be competing this year ….just like evrry other year

    anyone interesting in the breakaway, that could mix things up? :O

    jfletch
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    the reason he faield was technical rather than personal

    How so? It was his personal/team equipment that wasn’t synced to the stage clock and the means to avoid the problem were entirely with his and his teams control.

    The rule to let people who miss the time limit continue is for people who suffer issues that are outside of their control. This wasn’t.

    Had he gone all out, missed the cut off and then argued he only missed it because of the crash on stage 1 then I would have more sympathy but he didn’t.

    Junkyard
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    How so? It was his personal/team equipment that wasn’t synced to the stage clock and the means to avoid the problem were entirely with his and his teams control.

    Indeed but it was not his fault now was it ….do you expect him to sync his own equipment now and perhaps wahs and prepare his bike?

    The rule to let people who miss the time limit continue is for people who suffer issues that are outside of their control. This wasn’t.

    No it will be used this year again because too many riders are outside it because they are just too slow on the big mountain days….they wont all have had technical reasons that is why the time limit can be over.

    Had he gone all out, missed the cut off and then argued he only missed it because of the crash on stage 1 then I would have more sympathy but he didn’t.

    Yes i can really see your sympathetic side now and off course Cav and others will be going all out when he fails it this year wont he πŸ˜•

    As there’s not much discussion about the stage at the moment quick question, will disc brakes ever become mainstream/allowed in pro racing?

    swiss01
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    anyone got a link for that spectator getting taken out at around 75km?

    and, maybe

    warton
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    The breakaway will be starting to feel they can do this. 50km to go, close to 7 minutes gap. if it was flat they’d be reeled in no problem, on this parcours I’m not so sure…

    rusty90
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    anyone got a link for that spectator getting taken out

    [url=http://instagram.com/p/bTmzXvsC5P/]http://instagram.com/p/bTmzXvsC5P/[/url]

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    that is funny

    swiss01
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    cheers rusty. that just doesn’t get old

    Premier Icon miketually
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    As there’s not much discussion about the stage at the moment quick question, will disc brakes ever become mainstream/allowed in pro racing?

    Join the dots:

    Shimano just released one.
    Shimano are a major sponsor of the UCI.

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    Watching it on the ITV live feed but oh dear God Phil Liggett’s commentary is SO annoying!

    warton
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    My bet is out the window.

    COME ON CAV!!!

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    Back together so bunch sprint time πŸ˜€

    warton
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    GET IN THERE CAV

    big crash

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    Whoop!!!! πŸ˜€

    mogrim
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    Great stuff, but that crash looks nasty πŸ™

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    Ooh, not so good. What happened to Sagan, no mention on the Eurosport feed?

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    mogrim
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    brakes
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    wah wah waaaaah!

    GO CAV!

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    Cav 1st & Sagan 3rd will help my fantasy team no end πŸ˜€

    brakes
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    how fast do you think an average cyclist could go in a sprint on the flat?
    Cav can do 45+ mph.
    I reckon I could hit 30-35, but where would you test yourself? An airfield?

    huws
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    but where would you test yourself

    Richmond Park obviously. 50kmh here using a people carrier as my lead out man.

    IvanDobski
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    “I’m not even at 95%” – that’s the spirit Cav, I need more points!

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    I reckon I could hit 30-35, but where would you test yourself? An airfield?

    Lol, how long do you think you could sprint like that for? πŸ™‚ You just need half a mile of road to find out.

    Exciting stage though, Cav is one smug bastard πŸ™‚

    ComradeD
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    you would be a smug b*****d if you have beaten everyone by that distance

    RealMan
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    Enjoyed that quite a bit, I was wondering if they’d left the chase too late, and thought the Europcar rider rode fantastically, I kinda wanted him to win. Great finish by Cav though, EBH just riding his slipstream into 2nd, I think if he had come out of it to try and win he would’ve ended up 3rd to Sagan.

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