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    Bit more exciting today to see the classics guys out in the final, thought Phil Gilbert had it there! Sagan just rode on GVA's wheel and had the power in the end though, great stage.
    Ace to see Chavanel in the break again too earlier on.

    Tomorrow should be good with the steep uphill finish on the Mur de Bretagne, could see the GC boys out. I reckon Valverde could be a good shout for the stage too. Or Alaphilippe.
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    I try to never shit on another cyclist (because it's bad bike karma) but I have to say it's nice seeing Cav doing shitty. Considering what a whiny, douchey he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    I try to never shit on another cyclist (because it's bad bike karma) but I have to say it's nice seeing Cav doing shitty. Considering what a whiny, douchey he is.
    I get it, he does come across as a monumental bellend. But there are worse, like Nacer Bouhanni who has basically been left at home by his french team Cofidis, because he throws hissy fits and disobeys team orders. One year he couldn't ride the tour as he got into a fight in the team hotel and fractured his wrist the night before the national championships. Or Gianni Moscon who was suspended because he was racist towards Kevin Reza a couple of seasons ago, and allegedly deliberately crashed out another rider who reported him for the previous. He's on the Sky squad.

    And there's always Froome who looks like a stick insect having a seizure on the bike, purely on that he should be ousted from the Tour. It's so horrible to watch

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    I agree with everything you just said. I'm not a Froome fan at all, and I REALLY can't stand Bouhanni. I forgot all about him this year.

    I do like Geraint Thomas though. I'd root for a Sky team with him as their GC guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    I agree with everything you just said. I'm not a Froome fan at all, and I REALLY can't stand Bouhanni. I forgot all about him this year.

    I do like Geraint Thomas though. I'd root for a Sky team with him as their GC guy.
    Haha yes Bouhanni is a joke. Pretty sure he won't get a contract at Cofidis next year though, and there's nowhere else for him to go except to a smaller team. Apparently he is universally disliked in the Peloton too.

    Yeah I think a lot of people could get on Thomas' side. He's never really proven himself in anything longer than a week though, so I guess it depends if Froome fades/crashes out. He comes across as a really genuine bloke in interviews though, so I'd support him on that alone But he's kinda lumped in with the other almost-contenders, like Richie Porte, Dan Martin, Bauke Mollema etc that never seem to last the whole three weeks. You never know though I guess!

    I'm so glad Landa left Sky though, you could really sense his frustration last year, having to sit and tow Froome up everything when he had the legs to pretty much go on his own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ror3h View Post
    And there's always Froome who looks like a stick insect having a seizure on the bike, purely on that he should be ousted from the Tour. It's so horrible to watch


    My biggest issue with Cav, to be honest, was watching him straight-up assassinate a Japanese rider in the velodrome in Brasil. That was an ugly crash, and I find it awfully hard to believe he wasn't aware he wouldn't at least be cutting it damned close on the other rider's front wheel.

    Of course, I then did the exact same thing to Chris on a dirt road ride, so I can hardly talk.
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    Cav did it on purpose. You did it because you really don’t pay attention on the road at all man. Riding with you is always a little more interesting because I never know when you’ll slash in front of someone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Cav did it on purpose. You did it because you really don’t pay attention on the road at all man. Riding with you is always a little more interesting because I never know when you’ll slash in front of someone.
    that's just sneaky tactics, he's trying to get you to pull on the front

    A couple of flat sprint stage snoozefests, friday was particularly boring. Don't really see the point of these stages in a modern Tour, but it's France and they're stuck with their traditions I guess. At least today's finish was a bit more exciting with some good headbutting action at 65km/h

    Tomorrow will be ace though, almost anything could happen. And hopefully Froome will fall off or something
    Last time there was a cobbled stage in the tour it was mental. That was in the rain though so there might not be as much carnage. GC riders generally can't deal with cobbles very well though so it should shake it up a lot.

    My stage win pick: Greg Van Avermaet.
    Would be ace to see him win in Roubaix with the leaders jersey.

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