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    Re: 2018 Tour de France

    Did you see this guy literally flipping out at the Tour?
    https://amp.businessinsider.com/rand...peloton-2018-7
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    Re: 2018 Tour de France

    I'm surprised the cops did not find him and issue a ticket! Kinda cool .

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    #10 in the 1st of the Mts. with 98.5 miles after the rest day.Froome gets a flat but is back in the peloton quickly at 40 miles to go. At 24.8 tp go leaders have a 6:50 lead over the peloton. 18 to go Team Sky leads the peloton in an effort to bring Froome closer to the leaders but it turns out the VanAvermaet [ himself said that he will be out of yellow today]is still out - way out - -ahead of the pack!!! Alaphilippe goes off the front over the last Mt.and wins the stage.l/ 2nd on thew day was Izaguirre 3rd Tearamae.
    Yellow - VanAvarmaet and extends his lead over Froome and others to the surprise of all the announcers. He is 1st in the GC and 1st in the King od the Mountain jersey as well 2nd Gearing thomas also of team Sky Froome lost time and is now 3:21 back.

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    Re: 2018 Tour de France

    Quote Originally Posted by rxleakem View Post
    Did you see this guy literally flipping out at the Tour?
    https://amp.businessinsider.com/rand...peloton-2018-7
    Darn, I missed that! What a hoot! We did watch it last night, though, and it was a gutsy ride by VanAvermaet to keep the yellow jersey.
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    Re: 2018 Tour de France

    Avernaet also kept many other in the surprise area.

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    Re: 2018 Tour de France

    Day #11 67.4 miles of it seems mostly uphill or steep decents!. At 54 miles to go, 7 are in the lead with the Peloton 4 1/2 min. back.
    at 40 miles to go,3 leaders a 2nd pack of 26 and the peloton 6:34 back. Are they waiting too long to try to chase?
    Movistar pushes the pace to try to put team Sky in their place. Valverde goes put on a push on the 4000 foot decent. Peloton now 3 min. back. 3.1 miles to go Geraint Thomas drops the hammer to try to catch the leader of the race and does to win the stage and put him in the Yellow jersey of the T D F race! Froome ,not wanting to catch his teammate, holds back for a while and then goes out to finish a drag race at the line to take 3rd on the day but 2nd overall now! Froome is 1:25 back of Thomas with another steep mt. finish on thur.
    A hint of how hard today was showed when the 3 highly rated sprinters were dropped out of the Tour because they finished outside of the time limit of today. They were Cavendish +1 hour 5 min. Renshaw +4 min. and Kittle +42 min

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    Re: 2018 Tour de France

    Stage 11 was designed to be tough on the sprinters, but what a surprise for Cavendish to be dropped! After crashing out last year, he began this year’s race with 30 Tour stage wins on his résumé and had hoped to close in on the record of 34, set by the Belgian Eddy Merckx. It was always fun to watch him battle the lead pack to the finish of each stage.
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    Re: 2018 Tour de France

    Will this be his last tour? The announcers were not sure of his return to the Tour after last year and now this year.
    I like seeing those 3 in the last sprints!!

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    Re: 2018 Tour de France

    Day #12 Here we go! the riders face the Alpe D'huez on the 109.3 mile race. It contains 44 miles of climbing. With 42 mi. to go - Kruijswjk goes on his own to put 5:19 lead on the peloton. 6 sprinters abandon the Tour on today's pace! Greipel and is among the # Only Sagan remains in the peloton.
    With 10.3 mi. to and starting up the Alpe - Kruijswijk has a 4:21 lead.
    By 7.7 the lead is 3:54.
    at 6.5 the lead is 3:31
    by 4.7 it's 2:31 and
    2.3 miles to go Froome pushes to leave the top 10 to within 19 seconds of K.
    2.1 - froome goes by him.The 21 year old, Egan Bernal. in his 1st tour, leads team Sky more than 1/2 way up the Alpe D'huez to pull Sky with him.
    The 5 leaders are poised to finish quickly at the end and see who has anything left.
    Thomas gives it his all as the Yellow jersey WINS the stage! 2nd is Drumlin 3rd - Bardet and 4th Froome.
    Thomas leads the tour by 1:39 over Froome.

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    Re: 2018 Tour de France

    at 93 miles 2 off the front with 2 back some & the peloton 1:43 from there. VDay #13 of 21 105.3 miles of mostly flat with some rollers.
    Vinchinzo Nabali had to drop out from the tour from a crash that happen near the race finish yesterday. A fan was in the space he was riding and the camera strap he was holding caught the hand & handlebar of Nibali's bike and threw him to the road causing a fracture to his vertebra! Another "jerk" rushed out to hit Froome in the ribs. I hope he was arrested for the "assault"
    At 40 to go leaders and peloton back 52 sec.
    At 20 to go --pretty much the same. peloton going 36.4 mph
    at 10 the lone leader Micki Schar is still off the front by 18 seconds.
    with 3 to go Sagan is back about 25th biding his time with Kristoff and Demare.
    At he last 100 yards the 3 take off and Sagan powers by ti win his 11th stage. 2nd was Kristoff and 3rd Demare.
    The top GC guys remain the same.

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