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Jumbo this year is just insane :lol:

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47 men in the lead group at the moment :lol: All of Quick-Step except for Richeze is there :d 

 

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Which sucks because in the two games I'm playing I went for Richeze.

 

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50 guys now, the gap is increasing and Jumbo, UAE and Astana are riding at the front of the peloton of course.

 

Rojas, Erviti, Oliveira, Quintana (Movistar)
Latour, Dilier, Jaurégui, Venturini (AG2R La Mondiale)
G. Izagirre, LL Sanchez (Astana)
Haussler, Teuns (Bahrain Merida)
S. Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe)
Koch, Van Hooydonck (CCC Team)
Declerq, Cavagna, Gilbert, Capecchi, Knox, Jakobsen, Stybar (Deceuninck QuickStep)
Craddock, Docker, Martinez (EF)
van der Sande (Lotto Soudal)
Chaves, Bewley, Howson, Smith (Mitchelton-Scott)
Boasson Hagen, King, Tiller, Venter (Dimension Data)
Poels, Geoghegan Hart, Stannard (Ineos)
Kelderman, Arndt, Pedersen, Power, Walscheid (Team Sunweb)
Degenkolb, Kirsch (Trek Segafredo)
Marcato, Molano, Troia (UAE Team Émirates)
Bol (Burgos BH)
Serrano (Caja Rural) 
Bagües (Euskadi)

 

A third of the peloton has broken away and Jumbo didn't get a single one there, great job! :d 

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54km per hour they have average speed today,

come on rogla

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18 hours ago, mihamiha said:

54km per hour they have average speed today,

come on rogla

 

In the end the average dropped down to a little over 50 km/h, but still, what a stage this was :bowdown: 

 

It was supposed to be a boring sprint stage, but the wind said no and it was pure chaos and all hell broke loose from the very first kilometer and didn't stop for 217km :lol:  Roglic escaped some big damage when he managed to hold on to the attack of Valverde/Soler until the rest of the 'peloton' came back, he should have a better day today. Bad memories for Dutch fans in today's area, this is where Dumoulin was kicked out of the leader's jersey in 2015 in the last climbs of the Vuelta. Today Movistar and Astana are expected to do something crazy, or at least try..

 

By the way, the speed of the stage made Karsten Kroon (co-commentator on Dutch Eurosport nowadays) come up with one of his old stories. In 2001 he was riding the Vuelta and after a tough few mountain stages, one evening he had some beers because 'the next day was going to be mostly flat, sort of a rest day for the peloton'. At the start line, with a tiny bit of a hangover, he noticed Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano had a seriously big gear on his bike....IGG was up to something, and boy, did Kroon know it. From the very first kilometer they were going 55+ kmh and it did not stop for a single minute. They finished the 180km more than one and a half hour ahead of the fastest schedule, so the finish wasn't even really there yet (the line was, but that's it, no stuff around it) and ended up with an average speed of well over 55 kmh, still the single fastest professional bike race (not counting time trials of course) in history :d 

 

Poor Kroon said he had the taste of blood in his mouth the entire 180km trying to keep up, and he witnessed one of the most jawdropping pieces of cycling ever: the 'echelons' were going at 60/65 kmh at one point, with a minute between the first two echelons....David Millar jumped out of the second one (where Kroon was, and where people were talking to each other like 'what is Millar going to do?!') and went straight to the first one...closing a minute at those speeds! Afterwards Millar said he has never in his life felt as strong as he did in that moment.

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I am mad, sad and everything! :mad::( He was doing so well, definitely on his way to the top-20 :ERI 

 

 

 

 

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Wow, Amanuel's crash could have resulted in some seriously bad stuff...looks like he escaped..

 

 

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Big fall in the peloton, with Roglic and Lopez behind the crash. Surprise surprise, Movistar suddenly went to the front and starting pulling 100% :lol:

 

 

 

Luckily that kinda failed and Roglic and Lopez eventually managed to get back.

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