Who skipped Le Tour to focus on the Olympics?

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  • ElShalimo
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    Geraint Jones

    dirtyrider
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    Hushovd

    already said he’s not riding

    mcmoonter
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    Boonen 😯

    leggyblonde
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    Geraint Thomas and Tom Boonen for a start

    EDIT damn slow typing

    reggiegasket
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    Cancellara pulled out due to childbirth.

    ElShalimo
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    reggiegasket – Member
    Cancellara pulled out due to childbirth.

    – that must have really hurt
    😉

    Apparently when the child is coming its too late to pull out… 🙄

    mcmoonter
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    Cancellara pulled out due to childbirth.

    Not soon enough I think he’ll find

    Premier Icon teamhurtmore
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    Cav, in reality? Which made the stage wins all the more special IMO.

    Edric 64
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    Yes because Cav looked like he had it easy hauling his sprinters body over mountains

    Premier Icon MussEd
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    The BBC, until Sunday night, for an hour. Now back into full Olympic Obsession mode again…

    tracknicko
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    Cav, in reality? Which made the stage wins all the more special IMO.

    ummmmm. you what?

    Didn’t see Thor Hushovd this year, what’s he up to?

    He’s been struggling with a virus for the large part of the season and hasn’t fully recovered hence why he pulled out of the TdF. He has also been replaced by Vegard Stake Laengen for the Olympics.

    Premier Icon teamhurtmore
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    Not a crit of Cav, just an indirect assessment of his priorities. Rode a magnificent and sensible TDF with a different ultimate objective to other team members ie win Olympic gold. Not suggesting in any way that he “had it easy”, of course not. But sensibly he did not trash himself.

    Premier Icon Jon Taylor
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    So who was absent from the TdF, presumably to focus on the Olympic RR or TT?

    Didn’t see Thor Hushovd this year, what’s he up to? He’s capable of getting over some hills and still having a sprint finsh left. Or even sprinting off the front of a breakaway.

    Who else sat it out?

    Edric 64
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    He looked pretty fooked every time I saw him interviewed and apparently asked the team medics if he was ok to continue at one point but was told yes .So I think it was as hard as usual for him

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    Boonen. He is my bet for the Olympics as I think the course has a distinct spring classics feel to it and he was Immence early season.

    Ro5ey
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    Boonan cracked a rib last week in the tour of Poland. He’s still due to ride, but unknown what it’ll do to his chances

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