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Criterium du Dauphine

post #1 of 11
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Anybody watching the Dauphine? Today should be an interesting day.
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Anybody watching the Dauphine? Today should be an interesting day.

 

You mean after Froome trounced Contador up the last 2500 meters yesterday?

Nope, not watching... unh unh

post #3 of 11
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:D    is it Froome or is it because Sky is seems to be pretty darn strong.   Based on history I guess there is no reason to watch the TdF.

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  Based on history I guess there is no reason to watch the TdF.

 

I'm incensed.   I just picked up >2 cases of TdF wine.    And it's not like the Tour of Switzerland is going to throw up any decent challengers.

post #5 of 11

You could always bet on when the first doping scandal blows up, when and how often Froome is accused in the French media and how many riders will be taken out by motorbikes (hopefully not fatally). Qunitana is a wildcard given his limited racing in Europe in the build up.

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I don't really believe in wildcards;  I'm a strong supporter of the notion that racers need racing to get the last measure of competitive performance.      Both in the mental game and in super-specialty actions such as using the whole width of a closed-off road for descents.

post #7 of 11

OK the Route du Sud is on, let's see him work.

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I don't really believe in wildcards;  I'm a strong supporter of the notion that racers need racing to get the last measure of competitive performance.      Both in the mental game and in super-specialty actions such as using the whole width of a closed-off road for descents.

Not to mention getting the team on form to support their CG rider.
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post

I don't really believe in wildcards;  I'm a strong supporter of the notion that racers need racing to get the last measure of competitive performance.      Both in the mental game and in super-specialty actions such as using the whole width of a closed-off road for descents.

Not to mention getting the team on form to support their CG rider.

 

That he's got by the bucketful - the one thing Movistar doesn't lack for is strong team support.

post #10 of 11
No kidding, but it still has to be commensurately prepared. Honestly though, I watch the TdF for the scenery. The drama usually ends after the first huge climbing day.
post #11 of 11

Nice CLM ride - Chavanel is mosdef in shape, and beating SC's scorcher by 6 seconds over 16 minutes is no small potatoes.

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