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  • What time is racing starting tomorrow?

  • 59km uphill TTT with only first 2 finishers to count?
    Sounds like Ineos have played their Joker.

  • 2:30, 1:30 for you lot.

  • cheers dude

  • wait, what? 60km finishing stage?! Can't they do it twice or something...

  • Full gas racing!
    Wellens vs Bardet
    Alaphilippe vs Thomas
    Quintana vs Movistar

  • Who packed my rollers away!

  • Zwift looks like a good option now :|

  • this could be very dull

  • I'm trying to imagine what this does to the race dynamic but it's like everyone has to skip foreplay and go for a 60km ramp test... Does this favour Alaphillipe at least keeping podium? He cracked today but only near the summit c.80km in. But then... if everyone is going balls out from km zero then there'll be no break and no eyeballing of who forgot to refrigerate their blood bags.

    This is all deeply unsatisfactory, I'd like to speak to the manager please.

  • They might as well just give each rider swords and flails now. They've* ruined it.

    *weather blah blah ok

  • yeah basically!

    I thought Bardet would have done Wellens in today but no... struggled again. Alaphillipe defending podium is more likely to be racing against Bora and Lotto-Thomas looked much stronger than him today. Could see Quintana getting psyched up to piss on Movistar's collective leadership chips tomorrow though-he likes them short and lumpy and in 60km he's not going to have time to pull back any real margin that would threaten the top three.

  • What would you propose they do instead?

  • I think tomorrow could be very exciting. no pissing about. strong men get up the road. have a feeling GC will stay as is. unless Kruisjwijk has been holding something back. would be nice if Ineos didn't take two of the podium places

  • Maybe they'll bring back the grid start...

  • This was the published route in october 2018

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  • Put a big mountain detour onto Sunday's stage and tell the riders all the conventions are out of the window.

  • Do you not like my swords and flails?

  • Route now confirmed - they'll take the main road through Moutiers, which is a dump, then straight up the 33 km climb to Val Thorens. 59 kms in total.


  • Really really gutted to miss tomorrow now. Bet it’s gonna be messy.

  • Steel is real on todays stage

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