Stage 14 TdF

by Gkam84   July 15, 2012  

There's a surprise, Taaramae tried a break, I knew he'd be on it today, but he didn't get away.

No breaks as yet, but 6 dropped riders with only 30km done

Dropped riders
BERNAUDEAU Giovanni........He BETTER come in LAST TODAY Angry
SPRICK Matthieu
LANCASTER Brett
URTASUN PEREZ Pablo
ENGOULVENT Jimmy
FARRAR Tyler

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Looks like a Sagan win from here then. Forks second would be a bonus

posted by rcorbin [187 posts]
15th July 2012 - 15:48

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If you like Evans.....Thats not so good. But for me. I'm pissing myself laughing.

Evans gets a rear puncture and rides to the top.....Cummings the next BMC over......give him my wheel....NOPE cause I also have a rear puncture

Few big crashes, An Astana rider lying at the side of the road.

Rolland attacks as the rest sat up for Evans.....making the rest of the big guys ride. Evans will be going MENTAL Devil Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8242 posts]
15th July 2012 - 15:57

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Evans punctured at the top, sky were waiting for Evans to get back and Rolland has just exploded off the front

posted by rcorbin [187 posts]
15th July 2012 - 15:58

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Yeah, looked like Sky were waiting until Rolland jumped off the front forcing everyone around him in GC to follow. Poor work from TJvG though, he should have been right there and watching Evans.

posted by drheaton [3351 posts]
15th July 2012 - 15:59

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Flat for Bradley, wonder if he's waiting for Cuddles?

posted by drheaton [3351 posts]
15th July 2012 - 16:01

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I didn't see TeeJ going over the top at all, He wasn't with Evans.

Brad changes bike, I wouldn't have thought that was for a puncture, more likely a gearing change Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8242 posts]
15th July 2012 - 16:03

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Evans front puncture.... Devil Devil Big Grin Big Grin Devil Devil

I'm happy though, I have 3/5 of the breaks, just as Sanchez nails it with 11km to go Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [8242 posts]
15th July 2012 - 16:06

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Hmmm, Wiggins waiting for Cuddles' group, Kiserlovski out of the tour, punctures everywhere, its chaos.

posted by drheaton [3351 posts]
15th July 2012 - 16:06

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This is going to effect alot of teams here

Robert Kiserlovski (AST) is out of the Tour. He has apparently broken his collarbone in a crash.

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posted by Gkam84 [8242 posts]
15th July 2012 - 16:08

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Tac's reported scattered on the road Angry Angry

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posted by Gkam84 [8242 posts]
15th July 2012 - 16:13

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Lotto pushing in the Wiggins group now that Rolland is threatening JVdB's place. Think TJvG is in the Wiggins group, pretty shit from him to abandon Evans like that... I wonder what Froome would have done Devil

posted by drheaton [3351 posts]
15th July 2012 - 16:15

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Gkam84 wrote:
Tac's reported scattered on the road Angry Angry

28 tac's dropped, wonder if it was Rolland Devil

posted by drheaton [3351 posts]
15th July 2012 - 16:18

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I don't care about Evans Devil Devil

LL Sanchez is repaying my faith for having him in my purist as is Izagirre and Sagan is just a machine. Whatever happens, I've got 3 of the first 5 home Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [8242 posts]
15th July 2012 - 16:18

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BOOST, Sagan has just got the combat Red number award thingy....thats a bonus Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8242 posts]
15th July 2012 - 16:19

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Sanchez
Sagan
Casar
Gilbert
Izagirre

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posted by Gkam84 [8242 posts]
15th July 2012 - 16:21

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Can't believe I dropped Sagan last night Crying

posted by drheaton [3351 posts]
15th July 2012 - 16:23

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My purist ambition could be right back on track as no-one around me has Sanchez.....not going to last though as some have Evans and Wiggo Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [8242 posts]
15th July 2012 - 16:24

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LLS, he'll see it as justice for yesterday.

Took Casar out for Pinot last night. Still got Sagan though.

Tacks, happened in Scotland a couple or 3 years back, in the Etape Caledonia.

posted by thefatcyclist [524 posts]
15th July 2012 - 16:24

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If there were things on the road....I'm blaming the Basque's

Sanchez and Izagirre through in the break and hundreds of Basque's on the climb Thinking

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posted by Gkam84 [8242 posts]
15th July 2012 - 16:28

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Damn those pesky Basques.

posted by drheaton [3351 posts]
15th July 2012 - 16:32

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Glam could be in for the stage win today!

posted by rcorbin [187 posts]
15th July 2012 - 16:38

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I very much doubt it as the only other rider I have scoring that I know of is Wiggo......BUT I would be nice Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [8242 posts]
15th July 2012 - 16:46

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Sorry my auto correct said you're glam and not Gkam!

posted by rcorbin [187 posts]
15th July 2012 - 16:48

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Apparently Europcar are the only team running tyres which would have survived a carpet tack... the plot thickens.

posted by drheaton [3351 posts]
15th July 2012 - 16:49

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Quote:
but the 14th stage of the 2012 race will be remembered for the sabotage that threatened to influence the overall classification. Eventually cool heads prevailed and the biggest potential loser of the stage, Cadel Evans was given a lifeline by his main rivals who all realised that attacking a rider who was a victim of what the competition director of the Tour, Jean-François Pescheux claimed was sabotage

So the director must have seen evidence of something

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posted by Gkam84 [8242 posts]
15th July 2012 - 16:50

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So-so day for me. Big mistake taking out Sagan. Waste of 2 transfers as I'm bringing him back for tomorrow when who knows he might decide to have a rest. Going to drop a bit. Seem to be doing better in the sprint stages this year then the mountains. Last climb too far away from the finish to produce any fireworks. TdF has organised this badly. Should have some better stages for the weekend with at least one mountain top finish.

Izagirre did well. His best finish ever in the TdF. Now which EUS rider to choose for 16 and 17. Might leave in Urtasun for 15 as he prefers flat stages it seems.

posted by Alan Tullett [1298 posts]
15th July 2012 - 16:57

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If i'm going to win, I need Bernaudeau or Boeckmans to come in last, as Grivko has already come in at 45th.

EDIT, Bernaudeau 124th and Boeckmans 161st

Kern in at 162......He might be last AGAIN Angry

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posted by Gkam84 [8242 posts]
15th July 2012 - 16:59

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164 for me

Stage winner had 215 and have 4/5 of the final break guys Crying

164 for a purist with only 7 riders left should be great in my quest for top premium purist Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8242 posts]
15th July 2012 - 18:07

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Sad to hear Kiserlovski is out all due to some idiots and these little fellas...

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posted by Gkam84 [8242 posts]
15th July 2012 - 19:20

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The question is - will Phil Liggett keep getting Kiserlovski and Kessiakoff mixed up now that the former isn't even racing? Wink

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posted by chrisdstripes [1368 posts]
16th July 2012 - 10:37

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