Tour de France (Contains Spoilers) 🚴🏼‍♀️🇫🇷

pierrequiroule

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Have the chemical questions been raised about JV yet?
I'm not acting they are, but had Ineos been doing what they are doing you can bet that they'd have been under scrutiny.
I think it's inevitable if they keep this up over a longer period, the only thing on their side is that the people who usually bang on about it are just glad to see Ineos losing. And of course they haven't actually won this race yet.
 

dooderooni

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There's an interesting piece on GCN about nature Vs nurture and cycling performance and it's worth searching out.
Personally I'm prepared to give everyone the benefit of the doubt because of the work they have to put in just to be competitive. Cycling isn't something you can coast through on skill alone and even the slightest injury can ruin your chances at the top level.
 

1finny

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There's an interesting piece on GCN about nature Vs nurture and cycling performance and it's worth searching out.
Personally I'm prepared to give everyone the benefit of the doubt because of the work they have to put in just to be competitive. Cycling isn't something you can coast through on skill alone and even the slightest injury can ruin your chances at the top level.
Drug suspicion goes with the turf in cycling so JV will be under scrutiny. They, of course, would trot out the ‘we are tested, tested, tested’ mantra.
Chatting to a mate yesterday and convinced ourselves there was some comfort with the younguns coming through. Unlikely to be cheating at such an early age. Maybe we were both being naive.

Ref JV/Ineos. Brailsford didn’t help matters with some interesting recruits and, of course, jiffygate.
 

Cardiffdaffs

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Its easy to be suspicious when you see a train as relentless as JV yesterday. Sepp Kuss remarkably finished 7th on the stage because they didnt need to burn through the doms so strong were WVA and Tom Dumoulin. Kuss looked completely gone last week but has looked very strong this week.
 

1finny

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I see Carapaz had a dabble today but missed out
I was reading something the other day that said the last time Ineos/Sky won a stage was GT on Alpe D'huez.
Over 100 stages since then with no wins.
Can anyone confirm?
 
I see Carapaz had a dabble today but missed out
I was reading something the other day that said the last time Ineos/Sky won a stage was GT on Alpe D'huez.
Over 100 stages since then with no wins.
Can anyone confirm?
Aloe d’Huez correct. Last stage win 2018 on Stage 12 - GT but only 46 stages ago.
 

Cardiffdaffs

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About to start this mammoth climb.

The col de la Loze (alt. 2304m) is the third highest finish location of a Tour de France mountain stage. The highest is the Galibier (2645m) and second is the Granon (2413m).
 
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