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    Bernal will be in yellow then.
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    Sensational scenes. Although, should they not make the timing the last point which all riders crossed?

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    I suppose the top was the safe thing as otherwise riders would still descend like loons to try and grab seconds. Tomorrow should be fun now. G has to attack Bernal unless team orders come into play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddingtonwolf View Post
    I suppose the top was the safe thing as otherwise riders would still descend like loons to try and grab seconds. Tomorrow should be fun now. G has to attack Bernal unless team orders come into play.
    Seems like the latter, Thomas has said he's riding to support him tomorrow

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    We'll see.

    I bet Thomas goes on Val Thorens.
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    Looks like tomorrow's stage is shortened down to 59km. Could be carnage.

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    Straight up Val Thorens then? That could be evil
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    My French isn't good enough to work that out, sorry. Whether Alaphilippe will go all out for that is anyone's guess.

    I had a bizarre idea this afternoon of Alaphilippe calling favours of Bardet, Barguil etc to form a French megasquad and help him retrieve yellow. And I was sober.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddingtonwolf View Post
    Straight up Val Thorens then? That could be evil
    It is. Can only see Bernal winning this now.

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    No way will Thomas attack Bernal, this is done, just a case of whether Allaphillipe can cling onto the podium.

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    Alaphillipe has gone pop early on the climb.

    Kruijswijk is the fly in the ointment now. His presence will stop Thomas attacking Bernal sadly.
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    Congratulations to Egan Bernal. Brilliant over the whole race. Thomas gets second and raises Bernal's arm as they cross the line in the end of the stage.

    Nibali was ace to win the stage. Nothing wrong with a bit of a shark attack.

    Poor Alaphillipe has totally blown and is going to lose nearly three minutes today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddingtonwolf View Post
    Congratulations to Egan Bernal. Brilliant over the whole race. Thomas gets second and raises Bernal's arm as they cross the line in the end of the stage.

    Nibali was ace to win the stage. Nothing wrong with a bit of a shark attack.

    Poor Alaphillipe has totally blown and is going to lose nearly three minutes today.
    Had Thomas for the stage win today, but Alaphilippe blowing early seemed to reduce the intensity of the pursuit of Nibali.

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    Good stage albeit a short one. Made tactics interesting and good to see the shark attack and win.

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    Brad Wiggins hasn't really got the comms quite right yet. Probably not a good idea to say "this champagne is shit" on live TV
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddingtonwolf View Post
    Brad Wiggins hasn't really got the comms quite right yet. Probably not a good idea to say "this champagne is shit" on live TV
    He's very Kelly Holmes, broadcasters want to employ him based on his career, but it's uncomfortable to listen to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Towner View Post
    He's very Kelly Holmes, broadcasters want to employ him based on his career, but it's uncomfortable to listen to.
    He's been OK as a pundit but compared to Millar and the others he's not got the same eloquence.

    He comes off as an arrogant unlikable cock which isn't helping.

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    I really like him. Been listening to his Eurosport podcast, and maybe he comes across a bit more genuinely on that. He clearly loves the sport and has some really good insight imo.
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    First few days of the Vuelta have been interesting. No particular British interest this year, but the parcours looks fascinating. Definitely a race to keep an eye on.
    There are only two man-made objects that can be seen from space.

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    Delightful weather in this summit finish has destroyed most of the pictures. Vicious thunderstorm and hail
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    Froome to leave Ineos ahead of the Tour de France? That would make it essential viewing, to see whether he was back to pre-Dauphine form and also whether his legend was borne mainly of Sky's squad or actually his own abilities.

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    He obviously isn't going to be king of the Ineos castle with Thomas Bernal and Carapaz there as well. A possible move to replace Quintana at Movistar would be interesting.
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    I don't see who else would take him. Jumbo Visma are stacked to the gunnels with talent, Bahrain McLaren have put staff on reduced pay so meeting his salary might be a problem and Landa's already there, CCC are in the shit because the title sponsor is pulling out at the end of the season and I can't for a minute see AG2R or FdJ taking him on and eclipsing their French roster.

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    I see the Tour of Britain, which was scheduled for later than the Tour de France has been cancelled. I really can't see how "Le Tour" can go ahead in August.
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    If there is one thing the French government will move heaven and earth to have on, its the tour.
    There are only two man-made objects that can be seen from space.

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    2. Low Hill at Christmas

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    Quote Originally Posted by machin05 View Post
    I see the Tour of Britain, which was scheduled for later than the Tour de France has been cancelled. I really can't see how "Le Tour" can go ahead in August.
    I don't either. How do you shut an entire route?

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