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Why didnt they just attack JA like crazy early?

See all the pushing he got going up the last climb? So lame

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Maybe they didn't attack him early because they're worried about what's to come for themselves? With the last few stages as they are, everyone's going to be saving it for that last climb of Stage 20. It's going to be punch and counter punch for the last 60km of that stage starting from the climb in the middle of the stage.

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1 hour ago, Merv said:

Think JA's days may be numbered

I hope so.  I think goaties look dumb.

STEVEN KRUIJSWIJK for me

 

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2 hours ago, Peter said:

How tough is George Bennett?

Check this video of him trying to get back on the bike after the crash https://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/article/2019/07/26/bennett-absolute-ahole-day?fbclid=IwAR3EbRjrTK6Nd38EjxGDoCsGEs0FFauyp44A-iSm2t9oG_588wNDs64YNGc

Legend.

My pick for the win at this point is Bernal. He can ride away from the group on climbs. 

Can't believe they gave Quintana's break away so much time. 

Gonna be a great last two nights!!

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1 hour ago, dazaau said:

Legend.

My pick for the win at this point is Bernal. He can ride away from the group on climbs. 

Can't believe they gave Quintana's break away so much time. 

Gonna be a great last two nights!!

I'm surprised those in the break with him, didn't tell him to piss off.

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Had a big kindy nap this afternoon in preparation for this.

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Correct decision by race officials.  Bit of a anti climax though.

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10 minutes ago, Merv said:

Correct decision by race officials.  Bit of a anti climax though.

Yeah but good news the goatie guy can’t win 

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9 hours ago, Go Easy said:

Hmmm...  Didn't expect that!

Indeed! 

 

Pretty cool to see it happen, and then the footage of the snowplow trying to push away an ocean with rocks and ice! 

 

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Tonight's stage is shortened to only 59km.

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23 minutes ago, AA7 said:

Tonight's stage is shortened to only 59km.

What time does it start?

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22 minutes ago, AA7 said:

Tonight's stage is shortened to only 59km.

That must piss JA off badly. If they'd heard of the stoppage earlier yesterday and been aware the finish would be the earlier summit, he may have been able to limit the loss to under 1:30, and with a single climb today he'd had to have given himself a chance.

Likewise as a spectator, I'd have loved to have seen this shortened stage with a margin of around 10 seconds between 1st & 2nd at the start. It'd make for a hell of a drag race up that climb. 

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2 minutes ago, Peter said:

What time does it start?

They'd be silly to start later, as that increases the chances of bad weather on the mountain.

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starts i think at 14:30 Albertville so 10:30 here....i think.  I reckon JA would have lost even more if it continued - no way he would pull back time up another hill

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Due to the difficult weather conditions expected on stage 20 and landslides noticed, the course has been modified. After taking off from Albertville, the race will use the N90 road to head directly to Moutiers to reach the planned route at the N90-D915 roundabout 36km from the finish. The start will be given in Albertville at 14.30 for a total distance of 59km. The KOM prize at the finish in Val Thorens remains.

 

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35 minutes ago, symo said:

starts i think at 14:30 Albertville so 10:30 here....i think.  I reckon JA would have lost even more if it continued - no way he would pull back time up another hill

Macca aka Chris McCormick is vocal on twitter not agreeing with you. 

I totally agree with you. He would have lost way more time up the next climb. 

The biggest loser however was G Thomas.  

Robbie tweeted that there are storms there now and the stage may not even go ahead at all. 

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Heavy rain and a thunderstorm; storms can bring flooding downpours, large hail and damaging winds

from the weather site

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So has it been canned? Flicked on to SBS and they are showing yesterday's stage? 

Is that because it was the stage that decided the tour? 

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Dont Watch this. 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Turts said:

So has it been canned? Flicked on to SBS and they are showing yesterday's stage? 

Not planned to start till 10:30

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1 minute ago, Peter said:

Watch this. 

 

 

Do I have to? I just watched it on AA7's post. :)

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In my mind if they were unable to continue yesterday’s stage, they should have cancelled it completely with no times recorded.

That Thomas group looked to be pacing after Bernal went, saving for the second climb. JA was likely to lose more time, but who’s to say that Bernal hadn’t cooked on the first climb???

Cycling has so many strategies going in, its seems like a crazy idea to say ‘we can’t continue, so we will take times from back there’.

And imagine this - tonight’s stage,  JA with a 90 second lead, 59km uphill sprint in horrific conditions, one stage decides all.

It would have been an epic. 

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Only one way to decide the real winner. Back to the start in Belgium and do it all again.

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Trannie Ninjaman was planning on riding up to the finish of today's stage with another guy from work today. After riding the Alps in sweltering conditions for the past week, he's currently stopped for lunch, inside, enjoying a hot drink with a blanket wrapped around his wet jersey. I wonder if he'll venture back out.

I suppose all those years training with AP, the hill repeats in the rain will have prepared him for this. :)

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25 minutes ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

Not planned to start till 10:30

Yeah, thus stage.  Previous  nights they havent showed the previous stage so comprehensively? 

Better than taste le tour I guess

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10 hours ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

Trannie Ninjaman was planning on riding up to the finish of today's stage with another guy from work today. After riding the Alps in sweltering conditions for the past week, he's currently stopped for lunch, inside, enjoying a hot drink with a blanket wrapped around his wet jersey. I wonder if he'll venture back out.

I suppose all those years training with AP, the hill repeats in the rain will have prepared him for this. :)

In the end it cleared up for a great afternoon ride to the top. 

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What a final sprint. As I said earlier, the fastest guy on the road at the moment.

 

Interesting fact I saw this morning. Canadian Michael Woods from Education First ran a 4 minute mile when he was a teenager. It's still the fastest time by a Canadian in Canada.

https://cyclingtips.com/2019/07/mike-woods-the-first-man-to-run-a-sub-4-minute-mile-and-finish-the-tour-de-france/?fbclid=IwAR104rkw1LpR6SbDmDx5JI-pGI2i0FjsXKdpJiHUeIjXnGWpu5k5wU-AVTU

 

I wonder how well he swims.

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Prize money (USD) won in July 2019...

 

Egan Bernal #LeTour - 556,067

 

Shane Lowry #TheOpen - 1,935,000

 

Novak Djokovic / Simona Halep #Wimbledon - 2,905,070

 

Bugha #FortniteWorldCup  - 3,000,000

 

💰🏆

 

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3 hours ago, Peter said:

Prize money (USD) won in July 2019...

 

Egan Bernal #LeTour - 556,067

 

Shane Lowry #TheOpen - 1,935,000

 

Novak Djokovic / Simona Halep #Wimbledon - 2,905,070

 

Bugha #FortniteWorldCup  - 3,000,000

 

How many million dollars does the winner of the Transitions Fantasty TDF competition win?

💰💲🤑

 

 

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Just now, Ironnerd said:

 

How many million dollars does the winner of the Transitions Fantasty TDF competition win?

💰💲🤑

 

 

Heaps

Image result for 1 dollar monopoly money

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8 hours ago, Ironnerd said:

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Whilst fortnight paid 3 million. It was way more as they were in teams of two. 

And the 2 to 20 got heaps too. I’ll find the payout today. 

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7 minutes ago, Peter said:

I’ll find the payout today.

$30M US total prizemoney.

40 million applicants to the championships.

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The guys that came 10th got $225,000 USD

20th got 100K

 

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How often do they hold the Fortnite World Cup?

If it is once every 4 years then it's more reasonable.

If it is 4 times a year then it's out of control!

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July 28, 2019

Given the expensive construction and the gobs of prize money, it is difficult to imagine that Epic Games will directly profit on the World Cup. The suites inside the stadium were not sold, nor were sponsorships and television media rights. Tickets for the entire weekend cost about $50 to $150.

“Their ticket prices could’ve been 10 times what they were,” Zausner said. He added: “As you can tell from their model, they are not out there hawking sponsored products. They are about their brand identity.”

 

I can't find what it cost to enter or how you qualified.  Maybe they just gave out lottery entries like Ironman done.

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