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    Rest day tomorrow, chance for those aching bodies to recover..... a little


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    Crazy crazy finish today.

    Philpsen with another superb finish. Road furniture playing havoc near the end!

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    Tomorrow's stage looks absolutely brutal, certainly not a day for the sprinters

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    Short but rather brutal stage today, and it's Bastille Day, will we see a Frenchman win today? Warren Barguil the last Frenchman to win on their National Day in 2017.

    Surprised to learn that it's only the second time there's been a stage finish at the top of the Grand Colombier

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    In the end, it was Kwiatkowski of Ineos who powered away on the mountain to win, two years in a row they've won on Bastille Day.

    Pogacar managed to cut the lead of Vingegaard to 9 seconds with a brilliant attack in the final 500m.

    This edition of the tour has absolutely delivered in big style so far, always looked like one for the climbers when the Parcours was announced.

    The GC battle over the next couple of days is going to be EPIC.

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    This is another cracking day , absolutely brutal stuff again today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sloop67 View Post
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    This is another cracking day , absolutely brutal stuff again today
    Totally

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    another incredible day, Pogacar and Vingegaard just could not be separated on that final climb, rest day tomorrow, the ITT on Tuesday looking like it could be a big decider in the GC. Both Pog and Jonas are good TT riders, but would have to think that the route maybe favours Pog a little more.

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    Some pretty scary descending today and a few nasty looking crashes, rest day tomorrow will be pretty welcome to some I'd say

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    Outstanding Time Trial by JV.

    1 min 48 seconds ahead after that and for me itís his TDF to lose!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldo View Post
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    Outstanding Time Trial by JV.

    1 min 48 seconds ahead after that and for me itís his TDF to lose!
    It was an unreal ride by Tadej to beat WVA by more than a minute, but Jonas went even better.

    I thought it would be a close one today with Pogacar nicking the yellow jersey by a handful of seconds.

    JV and TP are the class of the field

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    Awesome performance by Vinnegaard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan91 View Post
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    It was an unreal ride by Tadej to beat WVA by more than a minute, but Jonas went even better.

    I thought it would be a close one today with Pogacar nicking the yellow jersey by a handful of seconds.

    JV and TP are the class of the field
    Iím on holiday and caught the end of WVA ride. You just knew it would be a superb TT from him and he didnít disappoint.

    A few got close but Pogacar was flying along the road and at every point he was quicker. JV then produced a Tour winning ride for me! To take that amount of time off TP was just unbelievable.

    I would have to agree that TP and JV are a class above.

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    Another brutal day today , and another bad day for Pogacar. Great performance from Adam Yates who's looking good for a podium spot

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    Excuse my French but what a ****ing brutal stage today.

    104 miles
    17,000 feet plus of climbing

    And and average of between 18.5 and 19.3 mph.

    Pogacarís effort yesterday trying to break JV has came back to haunt him today! Totally burst!

    Credit to TJV and JV today for another exceptional stage. Barring a crash or mechanical the TDF is in the bag!

    Think Iím heading to Morzine next year for a bit of Alpine cyclingÖ. Following the recommendation of Irish Steve and my mate Stevie who was there this year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sloop67 View Post
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    Another brutal day today , and another bad day for Pogacar. Great performance from Adam Yates who's looking good for a podium spot
    Pogacar put it bluntly in his post-stage interview with Seb Piquet from Radio Tour when asked how he was, stated he was "****ed"

    I think his crash in the spring at LiŤgeĖBastogneĖLiŤge and the subsequent fractured wrist has hampered him, the oppressive heat has also probably not helped, Jonas seems to have coped with it far better than Tadej has.

    Will be interesting to see if both ride the TdF next year or if one of them decides to go for the Giro instead, and perhaps focus on the Olympics as well.

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    Slightly easier day today if there's such a thing on the TDF , tomorrow looks like it's a tough end to the tour . I'm really looking forward to Sunday and the sprint stage in Paris , it's one of my favourite days in sport

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    It's been a fantastic race this year, drama almost every day . My only disappointment is that the Manx missile isn't there today to battle for a win on The Champs- Elysees

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sloop67 View Post
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    It's been a fantastic race this year, drama almost every day . My only disappointment is that the Manx missile isn't there today to battle for a win on The Champs- Elysees
    Totally agree mate. Its been fantastic. Oh to have seen Cavendish win on the Champs. The race this year has been beyond sport, pure theatre.

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    Fantastic finish to a superb Tour


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    Due to being on holiday Iíve only managed to catch snippets the last few stages. Crazy crashes especially Sepp Kuss and his. Unlike a number of other sports, football especially, they go down at slightest touch. Kuss went down and hit the tarmac hard. Blood pouring from his face arm etc he gets up and continues without hesitation.

    One of the best tours in years for me with the race on from the off!

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    A few nasty looking crashes in what looked very tricky conditions today on stage two of the Ladies tour

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