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Discussion in 'Cardiff City Forum' started by Cymro84, 12 Jun 2019.

  1. Travis Bickle

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    I haven’t had a bike for ages my last one was nicked
     
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    What a great stage that was yesterday! Promisingly, Geraint looked quite strong at the finish :wales:
     
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    I see Thomas is 49secs behind - is that a catchable lead?
     
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    Yes :thumbup:
     
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    Most definitely catchable when they get to the BIG mountains although difficult to really know how the likes of Alaphillipe will do. One thing seems certain, it will be the closest Tour for a number of years.
     
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    Just catching up with yesterday’s stage, it had a bit of everything! What a ride from Thomas de Gent, Alaphillippe looking strong :yikes: and a great recovery from Geraint after the crash :wales: Things starting to heat up nicely.
     
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    Not looking good for our G at this stage. Looks like he has far too much to do :nope:
     
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    This French bloke hasn’t half improved his all round cycling :sherlock:
     
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    Trying to not be sceptical but it is an extraordinary transformation. For anyone to beat Geraint by 14 seconds in an individual time trial is always going to be suspicious.
     
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    And the stage the day before that he lead his teams sprinter out:shrug2:
     
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    Alaphilippe has just done it in the mountains too.

    Stunning, and didn’t show a weakness at all. I think the way the ride planned out helped him though.


    I read Geraint Thomas’s book whilst I was on holiday so I’m an expert now.


    One thing that really pisses me off is all those feckers jumping out in the rod and the way they’re crouch and narrow the road.

    Would really stress me out, one dopy git being a bit slow to get out of the way and you are down.

    Must make it more difficult for Thomas as the leader is French and he’s not going to have to worry about ‘accidental ‘ stray arms

    Also, there’s always the suspicion of drugging.

    Was gutted about Armstrong as one of my best mates used to find him an inspiration when he was recovering from his chemo and trying to be positive .. then to find out he was just a cheat.
     
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    I suspected that Alaphillipe would fall away at the start of the big mountains but yesterday’s stage has shown that to be wrong.

    If Geraint isn’t going to win it, it would be some consolation to see it go to a Frenchman I suppose. Unfortunately, the possibility of PEDs being used is difficult to ignore. Whilst undoubtedly a very good rider, to see Alaphillipe dropping the likes of Quintana and taking time out of Geraint on yesterday’s stage is highly irregular in terms of his renowned style. Coupled with the performance in the individual time trial the day before it makes it even more unusual. Hopefully, it is just the added motivation and adrenaline of a Frenchman leading his home race that is making the difference :thumbup:
     
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    Now, yesterday’s stage has thrown the cat amongst the pigeons a little bit with 3 days in the Alps still to come. Who do you think is the favourite at the moment?

    Whilst I want Geraint to win for obvious reasons, it’s fascinating to watch the tactical battle play out. Team Sky have always had the yellow jersey comfortably by this point which has meant they have just been able to control the race from the front. Ineos will have some real decisions to make over the next few stages if there are attacks from any of three riders.
     
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