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Post by Lowlandbrit Mon 01 Jan 2024, 3:29 pm

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While MvdP dominates the cyclo-cross season, it's nearly time to get back on the road.

Pogačar will be riding the Giro this year. Does that mean they're throwing in the towel on the TdF? Well, the plan is for him to ride that alongside Almeida, Ayuso and Yates, so probably not.

The 'Yellow B' team (as they've renamed the official licence holder, seemingly as part of a plan to make that the team name/brand going forward) will now be Visma | Lease a Bike, and there's another big money discounter sponsor (following Lidl-Trek) in Decathlon-Ag2r La Mondiale.

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Post by mountain man Mon 27 May 2024, 8:37 am

So as everyman and his dog predicted, Pogacar won Giro. Winning margin 9 minutes 56 seconds which is insane.
Think we all knew he was going to win and win well but that is an incredible gap especially as not due to external factors just purely on a different level cycling wise.

TdF be interesting.

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Post by Azabache Mon 27 May 2024, 6:33 pm

It appears that he is following advice of many and resting before altitude training in the run-up to the Tour. Not even the Dauphine, long used by many as a "warm up"...

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Post by formerly known as Sam Mon 27 May 2024, 9:15 pm

Azabache wrote:It appears that he is following advice of many and resting before altitude training in the run-up to the Tour. Not even the Dauphine, long used by many as a "warm up"...

Dauphine is going to come round to quick for him. Although, he won the Giro with some ease there's still a lot of miles in the legs. Rest, recuperate and then get race ready. There's only a month to go until the Tour.

UAE have got a pretty stacked team at the Dauphine even without their star man. Soler, Pollitt, Sivakov, Wellens and Ayuso. Not the only team going strong as well, should be a good race.

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Post by mountain man Tue 28 May 2024, 8:27 am

UAE team for TdF looks immense,
Pogacar, Yates, Ayuso, Almeida, Sivakov, Soler, Wellens, Pollit.

Interestingly Visma not showing Wout Van Aert at the moment so whether that is tactical as he's back riding and should be fit.
Vingegaard, Kus, Benoot, Jorgenson, Kruijswijk, Laporte, Tratnik, Van Baarle

These are preliminary so could change.

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly Tue 28 May 2024, 9:42 am

mountain man wrote:UAE team for TdF looks immense,
Pogacar, Yates, Ayuso, Almeida, Sivakov, Soler, Wellens, Pollit.

Interestingly Visma not showing Wout Van Aert at the moment so whether that is tactical as he's back riding and should be fit.
Vingegaard, Kus, Benoot, Jorgenson, Kruijswijk, Laporte, Tratnik, Van Baarle

These are preliminary so could change.

UAE team is stacked - but will be interesting to see how they manage it...Ayuso and Almeida did not work together very well at the Vuelta last year, will they fall in line to help Pogacar or are UAE going to use them as potential GC threats to Vingegaard and allow them more free reign?

Wasn't Van Aert's plan to fully focus on the Olympics this year and ride the Giro (obviously pre-injury)? Hence absence from TdF lineup initially?
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Post by mountain man Tue 28 May 2024, 9:51 am

UAE team will be there for Pogacar first and foremost, any rider who doesn't toe the line and support him will not be popular.
He's in prime position to do a historic double so surely everything be put into that.

As for Van Aert, I don't know. The injury to him and also Vingegaard thrown everything into uncertainty. I hope Jonas fit and firing for Tour though. I really think only he on top form can challenge Pog.

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Post by mountain man Thu 30 May 2024, 9:40 am

Critérium du Dauphiné starts Sunday.

Roglic and Evenpoel two of the top names competing, still uncertainty whether Vingegaard will be there but Jorgenson from Visma is riding so assume he's GC hope for them in absence of Jonas.

Should be a decent race!

Highlights on ITV4 at 19:00

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Post by dummy_half Tue 04 Jun 2024, 1:28 pm

Duphine is always interesting to see how the GC competitors are shaping up. Commonly, guys competing for the win here are stronger in the first half of the Tour then try to hold on, while others aiming for a later peak more want the miles under their belts and to test where they stand conditioning wise.

Oh, and again Tom Pidcock has proven that he's the world's best XC mountain biker, even though he only does it for a bit of fun between the main aims of his season.

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Post by mountain man Wed 05 Jun 2024, 9:34 am

Watching Dauphiné I can't help thinking how different it would be if Pogacar was there. So far GC is anyones, both favourites, Roglic and Evenpoel not showed much but going by what he did at Giro I'd say Pog would have stormed yesterdays stage. OK the GC race really starts tomorrow and then 2 mountain stages to finish but without him being there I still think he is a class above.

I so hope Vingegaard gets ready for Tour as I think only he can challenge Pogacar.

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Post by formerly known as Sam Wed 05 Jun 2024, 9:39 am

Agreed the GC contenders in the Dauphiné are letting the race come to them a bit whereas there's no chance Pog would allow that. He'd have forced the issue. Not sure Jonas would have sat back either, he'd have his team on the front pushing the tempo. I'm hopeful we get another installment of them going head to head.

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Post by mountain man Fri 07 Jun 2024, 8:44 am

Bad crash or series of crash yesterday on a straight section of road. It had rained so road wet but looked bad. Two Visma riders in hospital so their bad year gets worse as likely TdF riders in Steven Kruijswijk and Dylan van Baarle are out of Tour.

The conditions and crash so bad the stage was neutralised.

TV pictures didn't do it justice, ITV4 highlights had a clip from a spectators phone and it showed the speed they were going and severity of crash as riders slid for ages. Think peleton speed at time was around 80km/h or 50mph as was downhill.

Roglic and Evenpoel both went down but they are OK. Around 40-50 riders went down, grim.

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Post by dummy_half Fri 07 Jun 2024, 9:17 am

mountain man wrote:Bad crash or series of crash yesterday on a straight section of road. It had rained so road wet but looked bad. Two Visma riders in hospital so their bad year gets worse as likely TdF riders in Steven Kruijswijk and Dylan van Baarle are out of Tour.

The conditions and crash so bad the stage was neutralised.

TV pictures didn't do it justice, ITV4 highlights had a clip from a spectators phone and it showed the speed they were going and severity of crash as riders slid for ages. Think peleton speed at time was around 80km/h or 50mph as was downhill.

Roglic and Evenpoel both went down but they are OK. Around 40-50 riders went down, grim.

Van Baarle is a good rider but replaceable. Kruijswijk will be a very big loss as their major mountain domestique.

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Post by formerly known as Sam Fri 07 Jun 2024, 10:06 am

dummy_half wrote:
mountain man wrote:Bad crash or series of crash yesterday on a straight section of road. It had rained so road wet but looked bad. Two Visma riders in hospital so their bad year gets worse as likely TdF riders in Steven Kruijswijk and Dylan van Baarle are out of Tour.

The conditions and crash so bad the stage was neutralised.

TV pictures didn't do it justice, ITV4 highlights had a clip from a spectators phone and it showed the speed they were going and severity of crash as riders slid for ages. Think peleton speed at time was around 80km/h or 50mph as was downhill.

Roglic and Evenpoel both went down but they are OK. Around 40-50 riders went down, grim.

Van Baarle is a good rider but replaceable. Kruijswijk will be a very big loss as their major mountain domestique.

I mean Sep Kuss, although he might be a GC candidate. Considering Jumbo have relied on the strength of their squad to bully their way to Tour wins the loss of those two on top of the other issues is going to hurt.

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Post by mountain man Fri 07 Jun 2024, 10:52 am

If Vingegaard not ready it'll be Jorgeson for Tour I reckon. Kuss ultimate domestique but not quite top GC rider.

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Post by mountain man Fri 07 Jun 2024, 10:57 am

Check out this clip. Around 01:50 shows phone clip which gives a good idea of speed etc as they crashed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8csnI3cCmLk

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Post by mountain man Mon 10 Jun 2024, 8:27 am

Roglic squeaks home to win GC. Jorgeson a good 2nd and brilliant ride from Derek Gee to get a career best 3rd.

Evenpoel knew he wasn't in good enough condition and rode his own race and finished on his own terms as training for the Tour.

Going on all I've seen no-one is anywhere near Pogacar.

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Post by mountain man Wed 12 Jun 2024, 4:25 pm

New series of Tour de France : Unchained on Netflix now available.

Obviously we know outcome but really interesting watch. Only odd thing which I don't like is they have dubbed into English anything spoken not in English. Personally I'd rather have it in original launguage with subtitles. Seems more authentic.

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Post by formerly known as Sam Thu 13 Jun 2024, 8:08 am

mountain man wrote:New series of Tour de France : Unchained on Netflix now available.

Obviously we know outcome but really interesting watch. Only odd thing which I don't like is they have dubbed into English anything spoken not in English. Personally I'd rather have it in original launguage with subtitles. Seems more authentic.

I know people are lazy but surely not so lazy they can't read a few minutes of sub titles.

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Post by mountain man Thu 13 Jun 2024, 8:46 am

It's a bit odd, Julian Alaphillipe sounds like he's from Essex 2024 season - Page 3 1f606

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Post by formerly known as Sam Sun 16 Jun 2024, 12:22 pm

UAE heading into the TdF looking very strong. Adam Yates and Almeyda dominating the Tour de Suisse on the back of Pogacar controling the Criterium.

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Post by mountain man Mon 17 Jun 2024, 8:58 am

Unless Vingegaard has been training like a demon and is ready, I cannot see any team competing for GC with UAE, aside from Jonas injury there's been several others for Visma and going on how the Dauphine went Pogacar and UAE a level above rest.

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Post by formerly known as Sam Mon 17 Jun 2024, 9:19 am

Bora have looked a solid squad so far and with Roglic leading they could mount a challenge. Fingers crossed as a neutral that Vingaard is back and ready to ride though.

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Post by mountain man Mon 17 Jun 2024, 9:23 am

True but Roglic almost got caught out and lost GC to Jorgenson, think winning margin was 8 seconds at end.
Pogacar TT is superior and so is his climbing and I think UAE have stronger team.

Of course until it starts and get a few stages in we won't know for sure but everything so far points to Pogacar win.

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