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    Tour de France 2022

    Another year has flown by!

    I don't particularly want Ineos Grenadiers to do well but I think that Geraint Thomas will be there or thereabouts on the Champs Elysees in three weeks time.
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    I agree with that but I don't expect him to be a serious threat to Pogacar or Roglic.

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    It's hard to see beyond the Pog/Rog show but a position on the podium would be great for G. This year's tour stages suits him well - I just hope we don't see a return of his rotten luck from year's gone by. I guess a lot will also ride on Ineos' choice of leader - Dani Martínez looks in great shape too.
    Outside of those 4, I'd like to see Jonas Vingegaard do well but I guess that depends on whether Roglic has a bad day again and he takes over a team leader. Ben O'Connor has impressed me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteS View Post
    I'd like to see Jonas Vingegaard do well but I guess that depends on whether Roglic has a bad day again and he takes over a team leader. Ben O'Connor has impressed me too.
    This is of course why I am definitely not a betting man.

    Great stage today though and Pog looks in top form - impressive to hold onto to cobbles expert Stuyven.
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    Yeah, the cobbles created the drama that the organisers wanted. Interesting how the pre-stage chat on the itv highlights focused on UAE's relative lack of experience on the cobbles and whether the other GC teams could use it to their advantage to gain time on Pogacar.....

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    Pogacar is so far ahead, it makes the viewing less interesting especially now Roglic has lost time.

    This could be embarrassing unless Pogacar has a wobble somewhere.

    Matthews probably should have won yesterday, but sat too far off the back approaching the final few hundred metres. There's a reluctance by most to be bold and you can see in many of the new breed they are real racers who love to attack and be aggressive.
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    I see Chris froome has been given the old heave ho from ineos. Perhaps they're going to win it all and this time they're definitely going to do it cleanly, no messing about with inhalers this time, last time was a dry run bit of a warm up, now we're clean once and for good. Anyone caught with an inhaler has to sing the Marseillaise with their pants down.

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    What a stage that was yesterday. A tactical masterclass from Jumbo and good to see G hanging in there too.
    I'm not writing off Pog just yet - I'm sure it hurt but he will hit back.

    Looking forward to Alpe d'huez today and hopefully more fireworks.
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    Great to see the main contenders getting stuck in against each other, rather than the usual boring team tactics.

    I think G is in a strong position and now will hopefully be Ineos's No1 rider and have the others working for him.
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    So which Frenchman will have a pop at the L'Alpe on Bastille day? Bardet or Pinot perhaps?

    Quote Originally Posted by Llani Boy View Post

    I think G is in a strong position and now will hopefully be Ineos's No1 rider and have the others working for him.
    G is looking good and with a long individual TT to come, he should be back in the top 3 if there are no further time losses in the mountains. Still a long way to Paris though...
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