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    Philippe Gilbert is the consummate professional and is one of the most accomplished riders of the past fifteen years. When he wins a bike race it's always a pleasure and never a surprise.
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    As an equipment note. The incident with Esteban Chaves a few days ago which necessitated him grabbing a teammates bike was a flat tire. He had disc brakes and his teammate had rim brakes, so a wheel swap was not a possibility. Of course the situation on the narrow roads with riders strung out on the climb delayed his team car..Who could have predicted that? I don't know about the location of neutral support BUT....a couple of days ago when there was the break of 10-15 guys with 15 minutes in hand approaching the finish. Quick Step's Cavagna was the clear odds on favorite to take out the sprint from the break...until he flatted. It was surprising to watch neutral support drive right past him without stopping...They are not stopping to service riders with disc brakes, they simply let them wait for the team car for a bike change. Cavagna made it back to the group, but the effort destroyed him and he was subsequently dropped on the next climb. I feel bad for these guys caught up in that crap...
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chaba View Post
    As an equipment note. The incident with Esteban Chaves a few days ago which necessitated him grabbing a teammates bike was a flat tire. He had disc brakes and his teammate had rim brakes, so a wheel swap was not a possibility. Of course the situation on the narrow roads with riders strung out on the climb delayed his team car..Who could have predicted that? I don't know about the location of neutral support BUT....a couple of days ago when there was the break of 10-15 guys with 15 minutes in hand approaching the finish. Quick Step's Cavagna was the clear odds on favorite to take out the sprint from the break...until he flatted. It was surprising to watch neutral support drive right past him without stopping...They are not stopping to service riders with disc brakes, they simply let them wait for the team car for a bike change. Cavagna made it back to the group, but the effort destroyed him and he was subsequently dropped on the next climb. I feel bad for these guys caught up in that crap...
    I'd say it is back to the source.

    Riders used to be self sufficient and carry their own spares. In fact I think should simply ban wheels and bikes swap as it would force the bike industry to figure out the best compromise between rolling resistance, weight and sturdyness for the job and we would end up with better products. Without the possibility to bring spares we could then also ban most team cars and neutral support bikes and only supply a few buses to collect the stranded riders. That would make the race safer with less riders trying to catch up the peloton in the middle of the car. A set of tubeless tires plugs is very small and easy to carry on a bicycle and a small pump or co2 inflator are quite easy to carry.
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    Image from yesterday looked like one of those 3 wheeled motos pulled over to the side on one of the descents, oil running out of the bottom of it. The driver was waving riders around the oil patch. These races are hard on men and machines.
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    Slovenia against the world today!

    Astana burned all their matches and just ended up toast.
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    Sepp Kuss takes a stage for USA and Jumbo-Visma. Roglic leads Valverde over the line taking lots of time on the rest of the GC...
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    High-fiving his was up the last few hundred meters with that smile on his face was so gratifying to watch.
     

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    We’ll see if that was a good move or not tomorrow. If Roglic is threatened on the final climb and needs someone up front and Kuss is in the back. Rest day is Tuesday not Monday this week.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    We’ll see if that was a good move or not tomorrow. If Roglic is threatened on the final climb and needs someone up front and Kuss is in the back. Rest day is Tuesday not Monday this week.
    But if Kuss would have ridden with Roglic he would be just as tired on Monday.
    MTB celebration to thank the fans: priceless.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabo View Post
    But if Kuss would have ridden with Roglic he would be just as tired on Monday.
    MTB celebration to thank the fans: priceless.
    True. Yeah, pretty funny and great. I had my fingers crossed with all those flags in the way though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    Philippe Gilbert is the consummate professional and is one of the most accomplished riders of the past fifteen years. When he wins a bike race it's always a pleasure and never a surprise.
    And with the worlds in mind, he looks in very good nick.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBB View Post
    And with the worlds in mind, he looks in very good nick.
    I am excited by the road World Championships this year and not just because they are in Yorkshire. There are a number of strong contenders. Gilbert is one and plenty have tipped Alaphilippe. Meanwhile Mattieau van der Poel is using the Tour of Britain as preparation. He made a break in mid stage yesterday so it looks as though he is using the race for training rather than attempting to win it overall, although he is only 17 seconds behind the current leader Matteo Trentin.
     

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    Nice to see Jakob Fuglsang win his first Grand Tour stage. Roglic continues to gain time.
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    For a flat stage, that was pretty incredible. Gilbert who won said at one point they were riding on the grass shoulder of the road at 70km/hr. The whole day, QS tried to shed more riders on uphills and into headwinds on every opportunity. He said he had a 54/11 and was spinning out.

    Somehow Quintana managed to sneak up the road. Now in 2nd place.

    Also saw that Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier of Eritrea is in 20th position. That would make for his best finish in major stage race.

    Anyone hear any update on Wout Van Aert?
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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    For a flat stage, that was pretty incredible. Gilbert who won said at one point they were riding on the grass shoulder of the road at 70km/hr. The whole day, QS tried to shed more riders on uphills and into headwinds on every opportunity. He said he had a 54/11 and was spinning out.

    Somehow Quintana managed to sneak up the road. Now in 2nd place.

    Also saw that Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier of Eritrea is in 20th position. That would make for his best finish in major stage race.

    Anyone hear any update on Wout Van Aert?
    I read (can't remember where) that Wout has taken his first ride since the crash. It was on an e-bike and it was only a few km's, but it's a start. He will not do any cross this winter to focus on getting ready for the 2020 road season.
     

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    Last time Gilbert won two stages of the Vuelta he won the worlds! I think.

    Still, with MVP in form he will need a PJ O Rourke to get him over the line.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBB View Post
    Last time Gilbert won two stages of the Vuelta he won the worlds! I think.

    Still, with MVP in form he will need a PJ O Rourke to get him over the line.
    Worlds are shaping up to be very exciting this year. MVdP, Gilbert, Alaphilippe, and Valverde all look good. We’ll have to see how Sagan looks at the Canadian races this week. Hoping for a vintage worlds in two short weeks!

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    In Stage 18, Roglic maintains solid control, getting a couple more bonus seconds over Valverde who re-takes the number 2 spot.
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    Mathieu van der Poel is a beast.
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    Attack!
     

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