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2021 Pro Road Cycling
#1
Thread to discuss 2021 professional road cycling season.

Let's start with Dumoulin taking time off from pro racing:
https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tom-dumoulin-puts-career-on-hold-and-leaves-jumbo-visma-training-camp/
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#2
pro cyclists are also humans just like us & can burn out at some point

anyway I hope he'll be back for 2021 sooner or later
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#3
UAE Tour was fun to watch, with sprinters showing off their legs
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#4
I somehow haven't had the time to watch races this season. As much as I 'd like

What about you guys?
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(04-07-2021, 09:17 AM)Sagan97 Wrote:  I somehow haven't had the time to watch races this season. As much as I 'd like

What about you guys?

I can relate, man. My schedule and priorities are somewhat different.
But after watching Cavendish take 4-wins-in-a-week, I'm back in action. It was much fun watching him race in Turkey and grabbing those stage wins. I hope he'll give us a couple of seasons more.
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(04-19-2021, 05:30 PM)Nikko Wrote:  
(04-07-2021, 09:17 AM)Sagan97 Wrote:  I somehow haven't had the time to watch races this season. As much as I 'd like

What about you guys?

I can relate, man. My schedule and priorities are somewhat different.
But after watching Cavendish take 4-wins-in-a-week, I'm back in action. It was much fun watching him race in Turkey and grabbing those stage wins. I hope he'll give us a couple of seasons more.

Will Cav compete in Tour de France 2021?
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(04-21-2021, 06:09 AM)JoJoJo Wrote:  
(04-19-2021, 05:30 PM)Nikko Wrote:  
(04-07-2021, 09:17 AM)Sagan97 Wrote:  I somehow haven't had the time to watch races this season. As much as I 'd like

What about you guys?

I can relate, man. My schedule and priorities are somewhat different.
But after watching Cavendish take 4-wins-in-a-week, I'm back in action. It was much fun watching him race in Turkey and grabbing those stage wins. I hope he'll give us a couple of seasons more.

Will Cav compete in Tour de France 2021?

Cavs' appearance is unlikely :/ Sam Bennett is their top guy
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#8
(04-24-2021, 03:31 PM)Sagan97 Wrote:  Cavs' appearance is unlikely :/ Sam Bennett is their top guy

yea Cavendish most likely would not stay in the race until the last stage and therefore it does not make sense to have him as a backup sprinter

there are two flat stages in the last week for sprinters and two chances for Bennett including at Champs
my thoughts
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#9
Giro preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FVJQcC6VeU
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#10
Taco van der Hoorn ... what a great guy Big Grin watched my first Giro stage in about 5-6 years and was not disappointed at all


   
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#11
OMG
Did you see how Pieter Serry got hit by Bike Exchange team car!?
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#12
(05-15-2021, 05:39 PM)Nikko Wrote:  OMG
Did you see how Pieter Serry got hit by Bike Exchange team car!?

Yep. Luckily, he was okay. It's been a while since the motorbike accident wave. You can't lose focus behind the wheel
How about Sagan taking it home today? Big Grin

(05-12-2021, 05:10 AM)Henry_G Wrote:  Taco van der Hoorn ... what a great guy Big Grin watched my first Giro stage in about 5-6 years and was not disappointed at all



@Cycling pulse

Hahah.
You got a nice stage Smile
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(05-17-2021, 02:37 PM)Sagan97 Wrote:  How about Sagan taking it home today? Big Grin

he made thank-you posts for every single teammate on instagram
such a champ

   
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#14
Bernal looked tired today. He has 2 1/2 minutes over Caruso in the general classification and 3 1/2 over Yates who is the most dangerous. With two mountain stages to go, this still seems enough. Don't you think?

1 Egan Bernal Gomez (Col) Ineos Grenadiers 71:32:05
2 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious 0:02:21
3 Simon Yates (GBr) Team BikeExchange 0:03:23
4 Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Astana-Premier Tech 0:06:03
5 Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Education-Nippo 0:06:09
6 Romain Bardet (Fra) Team DSM 0:06:31
7 Daniel Martinez Poveda (Col) Ineos Grenadiers 0:07:17
8 João Almeida (Por) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:08:45
9 Tobias Foss (Nor) Jumbo-Visma 0:09:18
10 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:11:06


p.s.
top-level act from Sagan
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(05-26-2021, 11:26 AM)Nikko Wrote:  Bernal looked tired today. He has 2 1/2 minutes over Caruso in the general classification and 3 1/2 over Yates who is the most dangerous. With two mountain stages to go, this still seems enough. Don't you think?

Should be enough. It was just a little crack.
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(05-27-2021, 06:15 PM)Zviedrs Wrote:  
(05-26-2021, 11:26 AM)Nikko Wrote:  Bernal looked tired today. He has 2 1/2 minutes over Caruso in the general classification and 3 1/2 over Yates who is the most dangerous. With two mountain stages to go, this still seems enough. Don't you think?

Should be enough. It was just a little crack.

lost some 30sec more yesterday but there is no way back for Yates and the gap is too wide and can't be dealt with in Saturday's stage
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#17
As expected Smile GC before the final stage ending in Milan

1 1 - BERNAL Egan INEOS Grenadiers 85:41:47
2 2 - CARUSO Damiano Bahrain - Victorious 1:59
3 3 - YATES Simon Team BikeExchange 3:23
4 4 - VLASOV Aleksandr Astana - Premier Tech 7:07
5 6 ▲1 BARDET Romain Team DSM 7:48
6 7 ▲1 MARTÍNEZ Daniel Felipe INEOS Grenadiers 7:56
7 5 ▼2 CARTHY Hugh EF Education - Nippo 8:22
8 8 - ALMEIDA João Deceuninck - Quick Step 8:50
9 9 - FOSS Tobias Team Jumbo-Visma 12:39
10 10 - MARTIN Dan Israel Start-Up Nation 16:48
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#18
Oh no. I forgot that the final stage is an individual time trial Confused
In theory, Caruso still got a chance then. Overall, this was a fun tour!
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#19
Froome got dropped in Dauphine and lost two minutes in the time trial. I don't think that he will ever get even close to his old form, unfortunately

https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/dauphine/2021/stage-2
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#20
(06-03-2021, 05:26 AM)Nikko Wrote:  Froome got dropped in Dauphine and lost two minutes in the time trial. I don't think that he will ever get even close to his old form, unfortunately

https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/dauphine/2021/stage-2

Another three minutes lost today: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/dauphine/2021/stage-5
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