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    Anothe flat day today, hopefully Cav can get up today and claim the record


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sloop67 View Post
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    Anothe flat day today, hopefully Cav can get up today and claim the record
    Hope so. My only concern is Cav doesnít have the team who are able to deliver him to the finish line when it matters.

    Yesterday he got lost in the melee and was trying to get on the wheel of others as his team dropped away!

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    WTF

    Crazy finish. Crashes all over the Pisces even with 8m of track.

    Cav struggled for position there and was boxed in. I go back to my previous post that heís nit hit the support at round him and needs a lucky.

    Another win for Philpsen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldo View Post
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    Hope so. My only concern is Cav doesn’t have the team who are able to deliver him to the finish line when it matters.

    Yesterday he got lost in the melee and was trying to get on the wheel of others as his team dropped away!
    Needs to have words with DS about the complete lack of support he's getting in these bunch sprints.

    Wonder if he can get Geraint Thomas to put in a few nice words for the folks at Ineos Grenadiers and see if they fancy helping out because Astana ain't doing **** right now for him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan91 View Post
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    Needs to have words with DS about the complete lack of support he's getting in these bunch sprints.

    Wonder if he can get Geraint Thomas to put in a few nice words for the folks at Ineos Grenadiers and see if they fancy helping out because Astana ain't doing **** right now for him
    The team hired Mark Renshaw a former lead out rider and consultant so hopefully he can assist.

    If you watched Van Der Poul and Philpsen. The lead hit the gap and the sprinter followed. Itís not in the mindset of Cavís team.

    Yeah he could ask for a few favours but looks like heís solo for now anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldo View Post
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    The team hired Mark Renshaw a former lead out rider and consultant so hopefully he can assist.

    If you watched Van Der Poul and Philpsen. The lead hit the gap and the sprinter followed. Itís not in the mindset of Cavís team.

    Yeah he could ask for a few favours but looks like heís solo for now anyway!
    Cav owes his career to Renshaw

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    Quote Originally Posted by CropleyWasGod View Post
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    Cav owes his career to Renshaw
    Yip they had a sixth sense when it came to lead outs

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    Noted Jacobsen with another sore one today. Needs a new bike too as his snapped during his fall!

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    Given Cav's form seems good, I wonder if Quickstep regret letting him go? Seems crazy they didn't get behind him for this given the chance of the record?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeMeSouviens View Post
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    Given Cav's form seems good, I wonder if Quickstep regret letting him go? Seems crazy they didn't get behind him for this given the chance of the record?
    Worth noting they are a Belgian team, perhaps a bit of politics ended up playing a part? Thoughts along the lines of "can't have him break Merckx's record whilst riding for a Belgian team" - though having said that, he was close on the Champs Elysees in 2021 to doing it then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeMeSouviens View Post
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    Given Cav's form seems good, I wonder if Quickstep regret letting him go? Seems crazy they didn't get behind him for this given the chance of the record?
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    Worth noting they are a Belgian team, perhaps a bit of politics ended up playing a part? Thoughts along the lines of "can't have him break Merckx's record whilst riding for a Belgian team" - though having said that, he was close on the Champs Elysees in 2021 to doing it then.
    Note this morning that Cavís lead out Leon Sanchez broke his collarbone within the last KM of the race!

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    Pogi looking vulnerable, Vingegaard just burried him on the Col de Marie Blanc, at least 30 seconds

    Jai Hindley absolutely flying too, looking like he'll be into yellow, how much will the gap be to Vingegaard though?
    Last edited by Ryan91; 05-07-2023 at 03:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan91 View Post
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    Pogi looking vulnerable, Vingegaard just burried him on the Col de Marie Blanc, at least 30 seconds

    Jai Hindley absolutely flying too, looking like he'll be into yellow, how much will the gap be to Vingegaard though?
    Big mistake made today by UAE trying to protect the yellow jersey! TSV played a blinder and caught Pogacar at his most vulnerable.

    Another huge stage tomorrow with a HC and 2 category 1 climbs.

    Pogacar just under a minute behind Vingegaard and he will need to be at his best to ensure he stays within touching distance

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    Wout van Aert is just an absolute machine, all day in the breakaway, drops back on the Tourmalet to help Vingegaard, and he's still with him on the final climb.

    Is there anything that guy can't do?

    Chapeau to Pogi - looked dead and buried yesterday, comes back today, wins the stage and beats Vingegaard by almost 30 seconds.

    It's just the first week and we've already got fireworks in the GC battle.
    Last edited by Ryan91; 06-07-2023 at 03:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan91 View Post
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    Wout van Aert is just an absolute machine, all day in the breakaway, drops back on the Tourmalet to help Vingegaard, and he's still with him on the final climb.

    Is there anything that guy can't do?

    Chapeau to Pogi - looked dead and buried yesterday, comes back today, wins the stage and beats Vingegaard by almost 30 seconds.

    It's just the first week and we've already got fireworks in the GC battle.
    He definitely is however he nearly feel off following his effort. Spectator had to give him a little help.

    Itís fair to say the winner of this years TDF will be between Pogacar or Vingegaard.

    I would say Vingegaard is slight favourite for be given his team and WVA.

    UAE struggled with the pace as did others.

    If TP wins the TDF massive kudos as heíd be doing it pretty much on his own!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldo View Post
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    He definitely is however he nearly feel off following his effort. Spectator had to give him a little help.

    Itís fair to say the winner of this years TDF will be between Pogacar or Vingegaard.

    I would say Vingegaard is slight favourite for be given his team and WVA.

    UAE struggled with the pace as did others.

    If TP wins the TDF massive kudos as heíd be doing it pretty much on his own!
    Vingegaard is actually odds on with some bookmakers, which given the nature of the Tour is pretty amazing. The only person who can get close is Pogacar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lancs Harp View Post
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    Vingegaard is actually odds on with some bookmakers, which given the nature of the Tour is pretty amazing. The only person who can get close is Pogacar.
    Two horse race for sure with many more twists and turns.

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    Another chance for Cav to break the record tomorrow

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    The run in to the finish suits him, long, straight and flat for several km, no technical riding really required

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    Tour de France

    Aaaaarrrrgggghhhh

    Off the ****ing bar. Real shame heís not got a proper lead out man!


    Credit to Philpsen and Team Alpecin. Perfect lead out once again!
    Last edited by Aldo; 07-07-2023 at 03:13 PM.

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    Aaaaarrrrgggghhhh

    Off the ****ing bar. Real shame heís not got a proper lead out man!


    Credit to Philpsen and Team Alpecin. Perfect lead out once again!
    Heís practically riding solo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeMeSouviens View Post
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    Heís practically riding solo.
    He definitely is. Shame G isnít riding the tour!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeMeSouviens View Post
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    Heís practically riding solo.
    My thoughts too. Philipsen is the main sprint man now but his support team is much better than Cavs. I thought he had it today, a clear run and an element of surprise. Well done Philipsen though.

    Cavs saving it for Paris 😀

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    Sounds like Cav's gears jumped about on the sprint and disrupted his sprint. I'd like to think without it he gets that record today.

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    Tour de France

    Bloody Hell.

    Cavís taken a fall there. Hopefully not his collarbone! In back of ambulance now.

    Edit: heís had to abandon! Looks like it is his collarbone/shoulder!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldo View Post
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    Bloody Hell.

    Cavís taken a fall there. Hopefully not his collarbone! In back of ambulance now.

    Edit: heís had to abandon! Looks like it is his collarbone/shoulder!


    Thats not the way anyone wanted to see to see him finish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sloop67 View Post
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    Thats not the way anyone wanted to see to see him finish
    Nope. Donít know if youíre watching but he was near the back of the Peloton trying to keep out of trouble??? Fast pace though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldo View Post
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    Nope. Donít know if youíre watching but he was near the back of the Peloton trying to keep out of trouble??? Fast pace though.
    I was watching. Popped out for a wee while turned the TVs on to the image of him sitting on the ground as soon as I saw the monster logo I knew it was him, and it didn't look good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sloop67 View Post
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    I was watching. Popped out for a wee while turned the TVs on to the image of him sitting on the ground as soon as I saw the monster logo I knew it was him, and it didn't look good
    Thatís what drew my attention to it straight awayÖ. Design on helmet. I think thatís his racing career over. Bloody shame like

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    I really do feel for Cavendish, been so close the past two sprints and you just know that if he had riders around him who could actually form a proper sprint train, he'd have had the record already.

    Also bitterly disappointed as he'll definitely not be riding at the World Championships in August.

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