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ichobi
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by ichobi

If Pog has that kind of stage 17 again, then why not? He podium the Tour last year after working full blown for Pog.

A long shot of course but we don’t know 1. How Jonas / Remco / Primoz recovers and 2. If Tadej has two consecutive gt in him. The 1 will affect 2 and vice versa. And 3 if Pog blows in any fashion do they go full support for plan b and c. Unlikely obviously.

I would put Adam above say Enric Mas and that kind of other mountain goats. They seem less consistent.

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by tymon_tm

yes, Yates does seem a lot more consistent, but with 4 big names and lijely someone from ineos, that's already 5 guys for 3 podium spots. and not only UAE can play 2nd leader card - Bora has Hindley for instance.
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by Karvalo

ichobi wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2024 11:20 am
If Pog has that kind of stage 17 again, then why not? He podium the Tour last year after working full blown for Pog.
Then it's a good thing for him he's on a different team this year and won't have to do that again. Oh wait, no, I must be thinking of someone else...

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maquisard wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2024 7:04 pm
Yates looks stronger than Roglic or Remco in the mountains, TT perhaps a different story.
And based on today's results Almeida looks stronger than Roglic too! ;)

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by spokenwords

Almeida rode that climb very intelligently. He seemed to be trying to keep his spot in GC but also not go against his team leader. In the end it worked out perfect for UAE. Have to assume Almeida has the better TT, so looks good for him overall, but hats off to him for a smart ride.
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by ichobi

Anyone knows whats the deal with Wiggins bankruptcy? Apparently he owes over 300k gbp to the HM revenue office and more to other parties totaling over a million quid. He doesn’t look like the type of person to lavish or splash and his contract with Sky was never cheap in the first place.


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by Karvalo

It sounds like he somehow failed to separate his personal and business finances and ended up on the hook for all the debts of Team Wiggins and other ventures when they folded.

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by jever98

Some strange riding by Almeida on stage 6 (or 5, can't remember), where he dragged other GC riders back to Yates before dropping him. I wonder what the atmosphere was like on the bus afterwards.
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by Karvalo

jever98 wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2024 8:29 am
Some strange riding by Almeida on stage 6 (or 5, can't remember), where he dragged other GC riders back to Yates before dropping him. I wonder what the atmosphere was like on the bus afterwards.
He didn't drag anyone back? He sat at the rear of the fragmented chasing group then when he went for it he caught and immediately dropped the leading chasers.

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https://youtu.be/QSpZDFF4ye4?si=_NPkMkBkAcZNL5TZ

Here at 1.1k to go where he accelerates into the gap instead of sitting on the wheel. Seemed strange from a gc pov, evenif it ultimately worked out.
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by Karvalo

It did work out. He dragged Skjelmose (no longer a threat) back to Bernal, then dropped Bernal and dragged Yates (who had been making zero progress on his own) further in front.

Almeida is so clearly stronger than "new Tour de France number one favourite" Yates in this race it's not even funny - yet he's still happy to work for him. If there was any friction on the team bus afterwards then precisely none of it is his fault!

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by UpFromOne

aside from speculation after speculation, what are we gonna do for the next 2 weeks? :lol:

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by maquisard

Pray no misfortune happens to any rider in the lead up to the race. This season has been bad enough already.

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maquisard wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2024 8:02 pm
Pray no misfortune happens to any rider in the lead up to the race. This season has been bad enough already.

They just made it through the most dangerous race on the calendar so things are looking up.

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by spokenwords

guess Yates wasnt so bad eh. some impressive rides there. Yates, Almeida, Riccotello or whatever his name is, and Lenny Martinez stand out.
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