Cycling - In general


#82

As he was saying “this would be the right place to attack and split Thomas and froome” the attack happened.


#83

Dan Martin has been a bit unlucky with a crash and a puncture on 2 stages. Really hampered his chances.
I’d agree that with a good team he would have a real shot at podium finish.
Looking forward to tomorrow’s stage. The tourmalet always produces fireworks.


#84

Team Sky apparently still fear for Thomas having a bad day. They are apparently still keen to protect Froome in case of such an occurrence.

He was even more unlucky last year, a terrible crash (I think caused by but not really the fault of Richie Porte) took out Dan Martin with about a week to go when Martin was in about 6th place on GC. Martin remounted and still finished the Tour (Porte retired). I think overall, it cost Martin a podium finish.


#85

Yep would have made top 3 last year were it not for the crash. Basically rides the tour by himself with little or no team support.


#86

On the final climb yesterday the commentator mentoned when the riders did the recce of the road months ago the road was a dirt track but now it was tarmaced. He asked Kelly what difference that would make to the riders probably expecting a technical in-depth answer.
In classic deadpan Kelly style he just stated the bloody obvious that it would make it easier.


#87

So Chris Froome wins the Tour again, this time by proxy. It’s embarrassing really. Where’s Oprah when you need her