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Sad to see for Yates, his efforts deserved better. Astonshed at Doumoulin's continued strength but if Froome is in the mood Sky could really make a race of this today.
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These guys are very confident to be attacking like this still 80km out with climbing to come.
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Hoooooly shit. Froome taking a solo flyer with 80km to go.

Dumoulin should be letting Reichenbach get back on to work for Pinot, rather than panicking 2 hours out and trying to chase shadows.


5 minutes to Yates. He’s going to lose 20 by the end of the day.
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wow, what a stage, yates at 7 minutes :shock:
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Just amazing... all of this today is amazing.

Scenes are insane.
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The timing can't be right surely. I've just tuned in and seen 11'48 to the Pink Jersey.

Did he have a major mechanical/crash?
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Beaver_Shark wrote:The timing can't be right surely. I've just tuned in and seen 11'48 to the Pink Jersey.

Did he have a major mechanical/crash?
Nope. He just went backwards.
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Christ I knew I should have gone home earlier. Looks like I missed tons of action.

Gee, gutted for Yates. He looks distraught.
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The italians with the Giant Inhaler :lol:
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Laurent wrote:The italians with the Giant Inhaler :lol:
:lol: :lol:
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Incredible stage.

I am somewhat re-assured that Yates just cannot sustain such form over 3 weeks and finally cracks in the real mountain stages, it was too good to be true. He's not a pure great mountain climber, at least not yet. His downfall is exceptionally brutal though, he's literally walking in that climb.

Great by Froome, fantastic to see a 4 times TdF winner attack on his own and rock the race.

Dumoulin now in an ideal position but 2 great climbs remaining, who knows what will happen. Let's see what Pinot and Pozzovivo may have in the bag also.

Both Froome and Dumoulin could end up cracking too.

What a stage !
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Laurent wrote:The italians with the Giant Inhaler :lol:
:o

this attack does make for an entertaining giro finale though
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Carapaz not taking turns in group2, idiot !
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Laurent wrote:The italians with the Giant Inhaler :lol:
I also saw "Ventolin" written on the road in big red letters.
:lol:
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Froome's onto the Sestrierre and Yates is still climbing the Finistre :shock:
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Froome is pushing out that gap.
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Unbelievable attitude by Carapaz and Lopez not to take relays in that group.
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nardol wrote:
guy smiley wrote:
nardol wrote:Wow... that's a lot of time lost given the distance to go when TD attacked. Giro open again.... even if Yates still massive favourite
Yeah... but today's stage was made for those big power climbers, a long steady climb at the end suiting steady tempo riding. Once the power went down he was spent. If the next couple of days are more like those hard climbing days last week he should be ok, it should suit his punchier style.

I think.
Fully agree yet week 3 of a grand tour..... strange things can happen.
Thank you God.

Feel sorry for Yates but as a TD fan this is good. Don't let froome get away ffs.
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Xupi wrote:Unbelievable attitude by Carapaz and Lopez not to take relays in that group.
They did it before when yates was attacking

Gagne petit...
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nardol wrote:
nardol wrote:
guy smiley wrote:
nardol wrote:Wow... that's a lot of time lost given the distance to go when TD attacked. Giro open again.... even if Yates still massive favourite
Yeah... but today's stage was made for those big power climbers, a long steady climb at the end suiting steady tempo riding. Once the power went down he was spent. If the next couple of days are more like those hard climbing days last week he should be ok, it should suit his punchier style.

I think.
Fully agree yet week 3 of a grand tour..... strange things can happen.
Thank you God.

Feel sorry for Yates but as a TD fan this is good. Don't let froome get away ffs.
:lol: Yes, well...

this is some amazing performance.

Clearly juiced :nod:
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Laurent wrote: Gagne petit...
I know they did. But today they have a stage to fight for (and what a stage!) and potential a podium slot as well. Who cares about f*cking white jersey? Lopez is only 30" behind Pinot in the GC...
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Froome has blown the field apart and who knows how the GC will be at the end of the day.

Fair play to Froome going solo from that far out and taking risks on the descent. Can he hang on?

Brilliant day of racing so far!
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How much shit hits the fan if froome actually wins this? :lol:
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Dumoulin might have to drop these guys and go for it here... he took it easy to keep them before and it cost him time.
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nardol wrote:How much shit hits the fan if froome actually wins this? :lol:
and gets suspended before the tour :twisted:
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Motorcyclist :shock:
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Laurent wrote:
nardol wrote:How much shit hits the fan if froome actually wins this? :lol:
and gets suspended before the tour :twisted:
It's a given that he is going to get canned for the tour. The whole sky team should tbf.
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Beaver_Shark wrote:Motorcyclist :shock:
.? Im watching ads on a shitty stream on my phone in Thailand aaaarggggg
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Bollocks.. only just tuning into this. Dawg! :o
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nardol wrote:
Beaver_Shark wrote:Motorcyclist :shock:
.? Im watching ads on a shitty stream on my phone in Thailand aaaarggggg
Froome's lead motorcyclist lost it in a tunnel and Froome did well not to go straight over him.
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Carapaz and Lopez are acting like little pricks not taken a single turn on the chase
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Laurent wrote:Carapaz and Lopez are acting like little pricks not taken a single turn on the chase
They've done that all the way, every day.
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nardol wrote:
Laurent wrote:
nardol wrote:How much shit hits the fan if froome actually wins this? :lol:
and gets suspended before the tour :twisted:
It's a given that he is going to get canned for the tour. The whole sky team should tbf.


FFS :lol: I would just love to hear your reasoned argument behind that bollocks
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BlackMac wrote:
nardol wrote:
Laurent wrote:
nardol wrote:How much shit hits the fan if froome actually wins this? :lol:
and gets suspended before the tour :twisted:
It's a given that he is going to get canned for the tour. The whole sky team should tbf.


FFS :lol: I would just love to hear your reasoned argument behind that bollocks
Team sponsored. fudge up DURING a tour when they have full supervision of rider.
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Unbelievable Froome. Can he hold on in the last climb? he's taken might risks, let's see... Pozzovivo having a difficult day at the back...
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This is some highway for a bike race :thumbup:
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guy smiley wrote:This is some highway for a bike race :thumbup:
Wide open road should favour chasing group :thumbup:
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I say as the gap grows
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anyone got a link?
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