Professional cycling 2020

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No positives apparently (from what I've read).

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Thank goodness, I’m so pleased to be able to watch it and that they’ve been able to go ahead - I find it hilarious that Prudhomme tested positive though, not because I want anyone to have it but as the most senior person implementing safety measures it seems totally ironic. I gather he’s back now, though.

Fingers crossed the Giro and Vuelta will be Covid-free too.

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I heard he's back too, why doesn't he need to do 14 days isolation?!

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I wondered that, but not enough to look into it.

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:lol: me too. Maybe Gary Imlach will tell us later.

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I also wondered. Maybe different rules in France? Or I also have a value memory that it might be 14 days isolation if you have symptoms but aren't tested, but only seven days from a positive test?
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You timed your baby very well for this year's cycling Beatrix. ;) I have such lovely memories of last year when we got home and had the last week or so of the Vuelta.
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Oh, I think that's true actually.

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smalex wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:18 pm
Oh, I think that's true actually.
Ah yes. We just needed to wait for Ken to come along and tell us :)).

My husband is even more pleased with the timing of me giving birth :lol:.

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:lol:

That was definitely a gap! I'd be well pissed off if I was Lopez.
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Bernal's withdrawn. I'm not surprised, he looked injured. And if he isn't he's getting such an embarrassing spanking.

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Yes, he really looked down in the interview yesterday. I guess there's no point in ploughing on.
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He came in with the sprinters yesterday!

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2 HC climbs today and the peloton are only at the foot of the first one - already many of them have unzipped their tops. This is my measure of how hard it is. The BBC says that the second big climb is “basically a bike path” which might be a bit difficult for the support caravan.
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My husband cycled up the Col de la Loze last year - they had to keep stopping every 300m at the end - he said it was awful and it certainly looked ridiculous today. I’m enjoying this Tour quite a lot more than previous years.

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I have been to Méribel but not higher up the mountain than the town, and even that in the car felt like driving up a precipitous slope. Anyone who can cycle up it is Superman/Woman in my book!
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Wow that's impressive to do it, Beatrix!

I like Lopez so I'm pleased for him. I don't think I've ever noticed what he's like at time trialling though.

I agree it's been a good race. I think last year was frustrating for a few reasons (stages cut short) but this has turned out really well.
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Great stage today, really enjoyed watching Carapaz and Kwiatkovski win.

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Yes it was really sweet.
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I’ve got a soft spot for Kwiato so I was so pleased he got a win. I saw him speaking at an event with Luke Rowe - he’s like a tiny elf and has a brilliant sense of humour.

Just before we watched the highlights I said why are Ineos bothering still, my husband reminded me it’s not in the spirit of sport to just pull out if you can no longer win and said that they were free to go for stage wins etc. And then two of them did just that. It’s easy to view Ineos/Sky as was as just a one trick pony. Porte is going back to them next year interestingly, I thought he might go to Israel Start up nation and join Froome since they’re so pally.

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