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She should kneel before him

I don't know why people are saying it's home and hosed, there are a lot of mountains to go, 2 mountain top finishes and a couple that have descents to the finish followed by a TT (not discounting the

Whoever wins, it will make for good viewing.

Logistical question: On a long TT, how do they get the cars back for each rider, is there some sort of time/space allowance?

 

 

some riders will have neutral cars.. I think the giro they had this happen.. anyone confirm??

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How good is Jens?! Go old timer!

 

 

I have to ask here, not specific to Jens but the mid field riders in general. What is the poiint of them pushing it.

 

A TT specialist might win the stage.

 

GC needs to go for overall positioning.

 

Domestique of any sort, why not just role around and do enough for cut off but not much more....or is what Jens did the equivalent for the morning break aiming for sponser coverage?

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Domestique of any sort, why not just role around and do enough for cut off but not much more....or is what Jens did the equivalent for the morning break aiming for sponser coverage?

 

 

They said its around 25% or near 13mins for the cut off.

 

That's a fair bit. I agree why push so hard?

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I have to ask here, not specific to Jens but the mid field riders in general. What is the poiint of them pushing it.

 

A TT specialist might win the stage.

 

GC needs to go for overall positioning.

 

Domestique of any sort, why not just role around and do enough for cut off but not much more....or is what Jens did the equivalent for the morning break aiming for sponser coverage?

 

There is a time limit.

On a stage like this it's 25% of the winners time.

You can't dawdle. If you've seen "Hell on Wheels" you might remember Eric Zable after completing the TT being worried he'd miss the time cut.

 

Then there are some of the domestiques will be doing time checks etc. for the team leader so they will be going as hard as possible even though minutes down.

Some will be racing for their GC place even if it's for 20th

Some will be strong enough were they can afford to ride a little below themselves and essentially have an easy day.

eg:at the moment Sagan doesn't look to be exerting to much.

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How good are these guys!!??

 

45+ kph with decent hills, no 7m draft fest and after a week and a bit of racing.

 

It is just amazing.

 

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There's some great field art on this stage.

Anyone see the TT bike with the tri spoke front and clock as the rear disc.

Quality lawn mowing.

 

 

 

I was looking at that, amazing mower skills!

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