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GJL

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2325 on: June 21, 2019, 10:31:57 PM »
Any of you done Mizen to Malin? I'm attempting it in September.

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« Reply #2326 on: June 21, 2019, 11:39:26 PM »
Lovely, enjoy it and look around you, no point chewing the handlebar on a spin like that! Careful on the way down too.

Cheers, watch out for the Strava...lol
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« Reply #2327 on: July 02, 2019, 03:35:41 PM »
Mark Cavendish left out of Team Dimension Data's squad for the Tour de France. You'd say he probably won't match Merckx's stage win record now.

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« Reply #2328 on: July 02, 2019, 09:00:46 PM »
Gutted for cav but I do think heís finished. Anyone go to the Irish championships in Derry at the weekend? Thoroughly enjoyable I must say. Sammy bennet is fantastic

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« Reply #2329 on: July 11, 2019, 07:58:53 PM »
Great drama and great stage today. Cicconne looked devastated not winning the stage but made up for it with getting the yellow jersey.
        Thomas looked strong at the finish with Bardet probably out of the reckoning.

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« Reply #2330 on: July 11, 2019, 10:31:53 PM »
Good stage today alrite, hopefully get watching a bit more live racing over the BH weekend.

Don't wanna scud my interest but happy to be on Pinot ew at 16/1, he looks in great nick, see him into 8/1 on skybet.

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« Reply #2331 on: July 12, 2019, 12:39:23 AM »
I did Alaphilippe at 150/1, down to 22/1 now. Still unlikely but I can hope

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« Reply #2332 on: July 12, 2019, 09:43:25 AM »
I did Alaphilippe at 150/1, down to 22/1 now. Still unlikely but I can hope

Alaphilippe did well yesterday being able to attack off the front of that group. Thomas looked well in control.
Bardet had a nightmare but i've seen him do that before and come back strong later in race. It will kick off next Thursday when the final summit is followed by a 30km descent and Saturday/Sunday are huge days in the Pyrenees. TT on the Friday is short at 27km so don't think there will be a massive disadvantage to the climbers. Should suit Thomas very well though. Sagan has some nice opportunities in between now and then.

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2333 on: July 20, 2019, 12:41:07 PM »
Huge test today especially for Alaphilippe. Letís see if a real contender.

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« Reply #2334 on: July 20, 2019, 04:18:09 PM »
Fantastic stage today, Pinot looking in awesome nick, pity about the nightmare crosswind  day :-\ :( Allaphilippe looked so comfortable today he surely can win it but I'd still expect him to have a bad day somewhere. He'll be getting puked with doping questions now. Bad day for Thomas. Another big day 2moro

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2335 on: July 21, 2019, 09:59:19 PM »
Most open tour i can remember. Pinot's time loss in those cross winds could be very costly.

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« Reply #2336 on: July 22, 2019, 09:52:14 AM »
Most open tour i can remember. Pinot's time loss in those cross winds could be very costly.
What happened with the cross winds that Pinot lost time and other contenders didn't?

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« Reply #2337 on: July 22, 2019, 10:08:08 AM »
Most open tour i can remember. Pinot's time loss in those cross winds could be very costly.
What happened with the cross winds that Pinot lost time and other contenders didn't?

He just got caught out. When the echelons form in a cross wind it usually breaks the peleton up into maybe 4 or 5 groups. If you are caught in the wrong one it is very difficult to bridge the gap up to the front.

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2338 on: July 22, 2019, 10:50:10 AM »
Last couple of stages have been great viewing. Alaphilippe has to be taken seriously as a GC contender. It really is wide open.

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2339 on: July 23, 2019, 09:09:59 AM »
Just after catching up on the last few days. Theyíre blatantly back on the gear again arenít they!