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  1. #4801
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    If Froome hadn't crashed in training he'd have pissed all over this lot.

    There's no real outstanding rider this year, even if Alaphilippe is still a minute up on GC.

    On the plus side it's making for a far more exciting race than the rather monotonous Sky train of recent years.
    I didnt mind Thomas winning it last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    If Froome hadn't crashed in training he'd have pissed all over this lot.

    There's no real outstanding rider this year, even if Alaphilippe is still a minute up on GC.

    On the plus side it's making for a far more exciting race than the rather monotonous Sky train of recent years.
    For me, that’s the best bit.

    Ineos cannot dictate the pace of the race throughout stages this year as they did previously, and it’s making a much better spectacle, and we still have the Alps to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    If Froome hadn't crashed in training he'd have pissed all over this lot.

    There's no real outstanding rider this year, even if Alaphilippe is still a minute up on GC.

    On the plus side it's making for a far more exciting race than the rather monotonous Sky train of recent years.
    Yes, agreed.

    It's a good tour. We're six stages from Paris and there's still 6 possible winners. Although i suspect its between Thomas and Pinot.

    I doubt Alaphillipe is one though. Thomas took him out today with, what,_ 2km to go? He's a good rider, but doesn t look mentality strong enough to win the tour over all. He reminds me of Nibali 3 or 4 years ago.

    Great that we won't know how this ends until Thurs/Fri.

    I also think the tour organisers have done a good job too. The killer stage 6, the late rest day and bunched up mountain days after a time trial.


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    I doubt anyone, including Alaphillipe, expected him to still be wearing the yellow jersey going into the last week of the tour.

    If it hadn't been for Thamas' two falls I think he'd have been contesting the lead before now, however it's a 3 week race and with the Alps still to come it's all about who is in best shape at that point.

    Over such a great distance you can afford to ride yourself into contention. Being in the lead in the first week isn't a marker for the final standings.


 

 

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