Jump to content
myshkin

Procycling thread

Recommended Posts

5 hours ago, ICTJohnboy said:

 

Did the wall jump out in front of him?

Reports suggest that a gust of wind took out the front wheel. Froome was a bit unlucky but he was at fault too. 

His surgeon says that he is out for at least six months, i.e. until the end of the year. There have been no reports of his internal injuries. Hopefully, they are not too serious. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, kiddy said:

No doubt Chris Horner's getting nervous.

Plus Alejandro Valverde, Alberto Contador and the others who were involved in Operation Puerto but were removed from the case in 2006 by the Spanish police.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, Bishop Briggs said:

Plus Alejandro Valverde, Alberto Contador and the others who were involved in Operation Puerto but were removed from the case in 2006 by the Spanish police.

Don't forget Chris Froome.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Joey Jo Jo Junior Shabadoo said:

Don't forget Chris Froome.

Froome has his TUEs for his chronic asthma that did not stop him becoming a multiple grand tour winner! :rolleyes:

Bradley "jiffy bag" Wiggins probably has more to fear than Chris.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Grab yourselves some popcorn, and have a read through this mentalism.

Tin_foil_hat_2.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Reports now saying Froome suffered a neck fracture in the crash. Doubt at 34 he'll win another GT if that's the case with the length of recovery this will take

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Reports now saying Froome suffered a neck fracture in the crash. Doubt at 34 he'll win another GT if that's the case with the length of recovery this will take
Don't see Froome returning. A fifth Tour is now gone & he'll never contend for a GT again. At the very best, a Tour return, to retire on the Champs-Élysées, is all that could remain for him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fractures in his sternum and vertebrae as well. I think he'd be doing well to race again at all, never mind at a Grand Tour.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Weather at the Dauphane was absolutely appalling.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tour Dr Suisse opener was pretty meh. Dennis takes the 9km ITT.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 15/06/2019 at 08:04, jaggyness said:

Reports now saying Froome suffered a neck fracture in the crash. Doubt at 34 he'll win another GT if that's the case with the length of recovery this will take

Chris broke is his chest bone too. As for winning a GT, he'll soon get the 2013 Vuelta. And he could "do a Chris Horner"!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Interesting team selection for ineos. Last year they arguably had a leader plus 3 domestiques for the mountains, this year there's only two to support the leader. I know DvB and Kwiatkowski are more than decent in the mountains but be interesting when you compare it to the team movistar could take. I know it didn't work last year but I think this year it'll definitely be quintana leading

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quintana looked done at the Dauphine, a shadow of his former self. I can't see him riding in support though, which is going to mean Landa and Valverde doing the hard work for him when Landa left Sky to join Movistar to get out of Froome's shadow. I think Porte if he can stay fit and Pinot could be real contenders this year. Maybe even Bardet since there are less time trial kilometers to ride this year. It's a shame Dumoulin isn't there though. Could Bernal do it? Can't see why not although I can foresee a Froome/Wiggins issue with arguably the stronger rider being held back and becoming a little frustrated after winning the Suisse recently. It's shaping up to be a great race though. Three weeks with Gary Imlach and the boys, fantastic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quintana looked done at the Dauphine, a shadow of his former self. I can't see him riding in support though, which is going to mean Landa and Valverde doing the hard work for him when Landa left Sky to join Movistar to get out of Froome's shadow. I think Porte if he can stay fit and Pinot could be real contenders this year. Maybe even Bardet since there are less time trial kilometers to ride this year. It's a shame Dumoulin isn't there though. Could Bernal do it? Can't see why not although I can foresee a Froome/Wiggins issue with arguably the stronger rider being held back and becoming a little frustrated after winning the Suisse recently. It's shaping up to be a great race though. Three weeks with Gary Imlach and the boys, fantastic.
Porte isn't carrying any real form (nor is Thomas for that matter). Landa already got a lot of miles in the legs from the giro. Pinot and Adam Yates both are carrying decent form and bardet always targets the tour. Can't see fuglsang winning it despite being rated by the bookies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think Bernal will take his first GT & Thomas will be a one time winner.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, jaggyness said:

Cav missing the tour for first time since 07

The end is nigh!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dumoulin rumoured to be contemplating leaving Sunweb, even though he has another year of his contract to run.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, jaggyness said:

Cav missing the tour for first time since 07

Not surprised. His form has been terrible in recent weeks.

12 hours ago, kiddy said:

The end is nigh!

It seems that way. The Epstein-Barr virus seems to have sapped his strength. He's getting dropped even on sprinter stages.

Not convinced that Dimension Data is the right team for him. But it's hard to see another World Tour signing him after two dreadful seasons.

Lesser WT teams like CCC or EF Eduction First might take a punt on him. But Marcel Kittel will also be be looking to get a contract after two terrible seasons.

Groenewegen is the favourite for the sprint stages with Sagan (if fully fit), Viviani, Kristoff and Ewan the other main contenders. Can't see Greipel doing much.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mark Cavendish quote on his Tour de France exclusion.

"Well what can I say?" Cavendish wrote in the first of four linked tweets. "I’m absolutely heart-broken by the decision that means I won’t be @letour this year. As I have done for my entire career, I targeted a specific time to be at peak form. This has pretty much always resulted in me hitting my goals or coming damn close.

"Predominantly at the most beautiful, special race that is Le Tour de France, where 30 of these victories have defined my career. After a long, difficult fight back from trying to compete for the whole of last season with Epstein Barr Virus and after following a specific ... training program to peak in July, I feel I was in the perfect place,

It's highly unlikely that he'll stay with Dimension Data.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...