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Newportnobby

Cav said he had it all under control despite having a chunder and getting across the line with just 10 minutes left on the cut off clock

Newportnobby

It's official!!!

Sir Mark Cavendish (aka The Manx Missile) is now the best sprinter in the world of Tour de France road cycling, yesterday beating the 4 decade long record of 34 stage wins by the great Eddie Merckx.
Cav took his 35th stage win on the 5th stage of the Tour de France and I am just so, so pleased for the man :claphappy:  :claphappy:  :claphappy:

Newportnobby

Absolutely awesome ride by Tadej Pogacar today.
I'm starting to think the only thing that'll beat him is himself or the strain of Covid running through the ranks :hmmm:

njee20

Seems grossly irresponsible for Geraint Thomas to keep riding, bizarre choice. At best he'll have a torrid week suffering with 'mild' symptoms, at worst he'll infect dozens of other riders.

Awesome that Cav got the stage win, so pleased for him, and wonderful to see the queues of people wanting to congratulate him!

The GC race has been great, Vingegaard has been far stronger than I expected, but Pogacar certainly put his stamp on the race today.

Newportnobby

I was seriously brassed off about Cav's penalty for 'veering' as what else was he supposed to do? Just run headlong into another rider? All he did was take avoiding action, from what I saw of it.

Newportnobby

An amusing incident on Pogacar's stunning ride yesterday - he collected a drinks bottle from a support car and, rather than chuck the empty one on the road he lobbed it through the open rear window of another support car and then realised it wasn't his team's vehicle :laugh:

njee20

Yes I imagine the Intermarche guys were a little caught off guard by that one.

A stunning ride by Pogacar this year. He and Vingegaard are just on another level. In any other year Evenepoel would be smashing it too, I feel for him in a way. It's like a three-class race: Vingegaard and Pogacar, then Evenepoel, then everyone else.

I'm a bit sad there's no ceremonial stage tomorrow, it'll be odd just ending with a TT,feels anticlimactic.

NScaleNotes

Quote from: njee20 on Yesterday at 12:03:36 AMI'm a bit sad there's no ceremonial stage tomorrow, it'll be odd just ending with a TT,feels anticlimactic.

Agree that time trial stages aren't the best for entertainment but it could still be interesting.
The gaps further down the top ten are close enough that things could still shift if someone has a good or bad ride.

joe cassidy

Quote from: njee20 on Yesterday at 12:03:36 AMYes I imagine the Intermarche guys were a little caught off guard by that one.

A stunning ride by Pogacar this year. He and Vingegaard are just on another level. In any other year Evenepoel would be smashing it too, I feel for him in a way. It's like a three-class race: Vingegaard and Pogacar, then Evenepoel, then everyone else.

I'm a bit sad there's no ceremonial stage tomorrow, it'll be odd just ending with a TT,feels anticlimactic.

In Paris preparation for the Olympics takes priority over everything else at the moment  :(

njee20

Yeah totally understand it, just seems a shame for the sprinters not to have one final huraah. I'm surprised as many of them have slogged their way through the Alps! I imagine there'll be some moderately sedate* times set in the TT today while riders enjoy it!

*that's relative of course, as even their 'not trying' is still brutally quick!

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