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The Dauphine was certainly dramatic (no spoiler)
 

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Brian Nystrom
Joined: 26 Jan 2004
Posts: 4705
Location: Nashua, NH

8/16/20 12:36 PM

The Dauphine was certainly dramatic (no spoiler)

It seems that they managed to cram all of the drama of a 3-week tour into 5 days. If the Tour actually happens, it could well be one of the most interesting in a while. There's definitely a tectonic shift toward young talent going on.

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 17925
Location: Portland, OR

8/16/20 2:45 PM

1)No kidding
2)Hoping
3)No doubt

;)


Looking like Jumbo Visma will be quite dominant in the TDF this year, Ineos move over...

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LeeW
Joined: 13 Jan 2004
Posts: 380
Location: near Baltimore, MD

8/18/20 6:22 AM

I had been merely hoping to finally see a competitive Tour (which has been absent for quite a few years) and also that they don't see a spike in infections which might cause them to cancel the Tour in mid event.

Yes, JV was looking strong in the Dauphine, but they then suffered 2 significant crashes with team leaders Krijswick and Roglic. Krijswick was rumored to have suffered a partial shoulder separation and the team has kept quiet about Roglic's injuries. Remains to be seen whether these 2 crashes end up being a significant setback for JV.
If Krijswick can't go, perhaps they will put George Bennet back on the team. Can't hurt to have 3 elite climbers (Kuss, DePlus, and Bennet?) surrounding your GC guys.

I'm also not ready to write Ineos off just yet. I recall one of the early Sky-dominated TdF's where Froomey looked terrible at the end of May, but somehow pulled himself back into dominant condition by July. Who knows what "magic elixers" that Ineos has in their training bag?

Still hoping for a competitive Tour!

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LeeW
Joined: 13 Jan 2004
Posts: 380
Location: near Baltimore, MD

8/20/20 9:16 AM

2020 TdF

Krijswick is confirmed to be out of the Tour due to shoulder separation. Laurent DePlus has been scrapped due to injuries also and Bennet placed back on the team.

Ineos has gone with the youth movement. I was not confident they would bring Froomey since he is leaving the team after this season, but did not expect Thomas to be left off.

I hope this edition can go to completion. I could use to watch some bike racing after all that has gone off.

Team Ineos
BERNAL Egan
CARAPAZ Richard
KWIATKOWSKI Michał
ROWE Luke
VAN BAARLE Dylan
SIVAKOV Pavel
AMADOR Andrey
CASTROVIEJO Jonathan

Jumbo – Visma
DUMOULIN Tom
JANSEN Amund Grøndahl
MARTIN Tony
GESINK Robert
VAN AERT Wout
BENNETT George
ROGLIČ Primož
KUSS Sepp

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