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Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:35 pm
by Gospel
This is awesome .. it's like Contador's Fuente De but without the wheels to follow. 8)

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:37 pm
by Angry_Bull
This is fascinating, up to 3:30 lead.

You have to give it to Froome, he is one brave rider!

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:41 pm
by GDBFC99
Dark day for Italian cycling, don't think there's ever been a Giro without an Italian rider in the top 5.

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:41 pm
by nardol
Angry_Bull wrote:This is fascinating, up to 3:30 lead.

You have to give it to Froome, he is one brave rider!
Brave is a word some called Armstrong....





:P

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:42 pm
by guy smiley
Dumoulin's broken

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:43 pm
by nardol
guy smiley wrote:Dumoulin's broken
Did all the chasing. Will do well to hold 2nd

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:43 pm
by BlackMac
nardol wrote:
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.
Team sponsored what. If Sky are the systematic doping machine certain people are making out, then they are f**king rubbish at it if this is how they get caught. The commons report is also a disgrace, barely a fact in it, just a lot of unsubstantiated suspicion authored by a lot of politicians

Also, how many other teams have been suspended for having a rider fail a drugs test, never mind return an adverse analytical finding.

It might just be smoke and mirrors, but in an interview before the Giro, Froome stated he was absolutely certain that he would be cleared and he certainly seems to be putting in a hell of an effort into a race everyone seems to think will not count.

Personally I think he should have taken a voluntary suspension but there is clearly a lot going on in the background

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:43 pm
by GDBFC99
nardol wrote:
guy smiley wrote:Dumoulin's broken
Did all the chasing. Will do well to hold 2nd
Not yet, diesel mode.

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:43 pm
by Angry_Bull
nardol wrote:
Angry_Bull wrote:This is fascinating, up to 3:30 lead.

You have to give it to Froome, he is one brave rider!
Brave is a word some called Armstrong....





:P
Well, lets not kid ourselves. Pretty much every rider in the grand tours and the majority of elite sportsman are on PEDs.

Lets just enjoy it for what it is, a great ride!

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:44 pm
by Angry_Bull
Dumoulin has cracked :shock:

...false alarm!

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:44 pm
by Xupi
Dumoulin cracks !!!

It's all open !

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:44 pm
by Xupi
Dumoulin cracks !!!

It's all open !

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:44 pm
by guy smiley
GDBFC99 wrote:
nardol wrote:
guy smiley wrote:Dumoulin's broken
Did all the chasing. Will do well to hold 2nd
Not yet, diesel mode.
I hope so... and the ramp has some savage angles to it in spots, it could be that. He's dragged these other 3 along today.

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:46 pm
by GDBFC99
Carapaz and Lopez are 2 freaking rats.

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:47 pm
by nardol
GDBFC99 wrote:Carapaz and Lopez are 2 freaking rats.
All South Americans. Same as Quintana

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:47 pm
by Beaver_Shark
Horrendous wheel-sucking by those two.

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:47 pm
by BlackMac
GDBFC99 wrote:Carapaz and Lopez are 2 freaking rats.
Terrible to watch. Not convinced TD has cracked though, his tempos fine

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:50 pm
by Beaver_Shark
What are the chances that half the field goes home today because of time limits?

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:50 pm
by BlackMac
Beaver_Shark wrote:Horrendous wheel-sucking by those two.
It will be gutting to watch them nip past him in the end for the bonus seconds. Couple of pricks.
And off they go

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:51 pm
by GDBFC99
Tibopino stopped his effort. Definitely not a good day for those Italians.

Rat #1 and rat#2 going for it. :lol:

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:51 pm
by guy smiley
BlackMac wrote:
GDBFC99 wrote:Carapaz and Lopez are 2 freaking rats.
Terrible to watch. Not convinced TD has cracked though, his tempos fine
So it seems and now Lopez and Carapaz go for it. I hope they both have mechanicals

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:51 pm
by Beaver_Shark
BlackMac wrote:
Beaver_Shark wrote:Horrendous wheel-sucking by those two.
It will be gutting to watch them nip past him in the end for the bonus seconds. Couple of pricks.
And off they go
They attack....each other I suppose.

Plums

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:52 pm
by BlackMac
Jesus :o

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:53 pm
by GDBFC99
Froome gaining a few seconds in the ascent. :shock:

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:58 pm
by BlackMac
Lots of support for Froome. Say what you want about him but you have to admire the guts of the man.

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:58 pm
by guy smiley
Was Froome about 5 minutes down at the start of today?

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:59 pm
by Angry_Bull
guy smiley wrote:Was Froome about 5 minutes down at the start of today?
2:54 down on Dumoulin at the start of the day.

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 4:01 pm
by guy smiley
Angry_Bull wrote:
guy smiley wrote:Was Froome about 5 minutes down at the start of today?
2:54 down on Dumoulin at the start of the day.
ahh... thank you, sir. Of course, I forgot to work out the virtual lead. :blush:

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 4:06 pm
by Angry_Bull
guy smiley wrote:
Angry_Bull wrote:
guy smiley wrote:Was Froome about 5 minutes down at the start of today?
2:54 down on Dumoulin at the start of the day.
ahh... thank you, sir. Of course, I forgot to work out the virtual lead. :blush:
They all mugged Dumoulin off at the end. I reckon Froome leads by about 30s with the bonus times.

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 4:07 pm
by guy smiley
yeah, sucked all day and hoovered up the bonus points as well.

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 4:10 pm
by nardol
guy smiley wrote:yeah, sucked all day and hoovered up the bonus points as well.
No sucking in TTs. Grand tours need more of them to weed out shit wagons like those two.

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 4:14 pm
by SamShark
I have no particular comment about the Froome inhaler situation but :lol:

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Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 4:35 pm
by Gospel
Best stage of racing I think I've ever seen. An immortalising ride by Froome. :D

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 4:38 pm
by Andalu
Bennett back in the maglia rosa top 10. :thumbup:

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 4:39 pm
by guy smiley
Has Yates come in yet?

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 4:39 pm
by Xin
I am at work and the only access I had was this thread and even then caught the excitement of a truly awesome ride.

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 4:43 pm
by Margin_Walker
Yates 38 minutes down. Wow

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 4:43 pm
by guy smiley
Margin_Walker wrote:Yates 38 minutes down. Wow
Holy crap...

feel for him. That's a horrible day.

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 4:43 pm
by ukjim
Puts any doubts about froomes success being purely down to strong domestiques to bed.

massive brass balls.

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 4:47 pm
by nardol
ukjim wrote:Puts any doubts about froomes success being purely down to strong domestiques to bed.

massive brass balls.
Is that what asthma medication is transported in these days?