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atz

Member since Dec 2008 • Last active Jun 2019
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    In his favour? Less pie stops? More chips in his feed bags?

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    Yep. Not for me. I'm looking at it and thinking lunch in a nice pub not smashing it to make check-in

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    @andyp - next few weeks apparently. Don't quite understand the plan but I guess I don't have to. Having had a look at the route though, I quite fancy it myself now.

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    @honk @giofox Is the stuff that's a dotted line on the maps ridable rather than detouring onto roads? Looks like a more pleasant ride that way but not if it's crap farm tracks

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    That's an odd move. I know he still gets to race the tour but I would have thought some other world tour teams would have been happy to hire him. That said, I think sprinters leaving quickstep tend not to have great records in the years after leaving; combine that with what I assume is a pretty hefty salary then I would assume it's scaring people off.

    Degenkolb to Lotto-Soudal is also an odd one; they seem to have a decent classics team anyway and it seems his best years in the classics are behind him.

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    Anyone got a decent route from Whitstable to Gatwick? A friend wants to finish a trip to the UK by riding to the airport. I've no clue as I've never that part of the UK

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    Vaughters a minute slower than Mayo. How anyone ever thought those times were honest is beyond me.

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    Herrada seems indecently strong... but perhaps Bardet is not at peak yet. I suppose it may not have helped that it was a day after the Dauphine

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    Horner next? Never mind. already discussed.

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    It's nice they're giving Elissonde a start I also keep forgetting him; seems like he's not done much with Sky/Ineos over the last few years. I didn't realise he was relatively so young as he's been around for years. This is his 9th full season in the world tour and he's only 27.

    Warren Barguil is a bit of a disappointment. Pissed off to Arkea Samsic because he wasn't allowed to freelance on Sunweb and had some sort of belief that he'd be romping to KoM jerseys or high GC placings all over the place. Then he had that shit-fit at Look which was rumoured to have been less about the bikes he was riding and more because he wanted his bike shop(s?) to be the only Look dealers in the area and they declined.

    As for Bardet, it does seem he is doing a Schleck and refusing to learn to TT well enough to sustain a GC bid.

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