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I can't believe he still had energy for the sprint!
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Kenickie wrote: Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:05 pm Definitely to both of those. I was really cheering Hirschi on though.
Yep. As much as I enjoyed the British/Ineos successes, this is more interesting. Gutted for Hirschi yesterday though.
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Apparently everyone but the race director himself has tested negative, which is good news. Presumably means he has to go home and miss the rest? (You'd hope!).
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Oh no, incorrect, 4 team members (not riders) have tested positive so 4 teams have one strike against them.

Also, the race director spent the day in the car with the French PM earlier this week :ruby:
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Why would you do that?! Both idiots.

If it's one person for each team then that seems more worrying about potential spread.
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It does seem idiotic.

Yes, 4 teams have one positive each. Hard to imagine that at least one of those teams won't get subsequent positives.
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Yes I'd be surprised if that's the end of it.

Go Sam!
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He was great!
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Oh bless - that interview! :lol: That reporter practically forced him to cry and then he wouldn’t stop :lol:

Too many crashes in that stage though!
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Very pleased for Hirschi today.
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Yes it was very satisfying.

I'm quite outraged by Sagan's behaviour yesterday. It was really blatant and I think they should take a no tolerance approach and turf him out of the race entirely. I mean, I do like him but it's pretty unacceptable to shove someone like that.
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It was way more blatant and obvious than when he actually DID get thrown out of the race when he did for Cav. I think he's a shade of himself and over compensating.
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That's probably true. I found his interview really disingenuous as well 'when Cav did this it was my fault, when I do this it's my fault' ignoring the fact that the issue is that he broke his line to barge someone both times.
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Yeah. Same. Van Aert did amazingly to stay upright
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Sagan is rather petulant, and reminds me of Michael Schumacher in terms of how he justifies over-competitive and potentially dangerous moves, or indeed just shrugs it off. Groenewegen’s move at the Tour of Poland made my blood run cold - it’s so easy for serious injury to occur. Occasionally I think how mental it is that they just wear Lycra at speeds of 60km/h.

Van Aert was very composed, and I liked that he said that moves like that don’t even occur to him when he’s in the same situation.
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Watching this afternoon I was struck by how many riders threw bottles to the side of the road - I know fans pick most of them up but it seemed awful to drop so much litter. So I had a quick google and apparently the teams/riders can get penalised for littering outside the designated areas.

Here’s all the penalties handed out so far: https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/raci ... 020-465227
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I love a proper summit finish. A pretty great stage. Roglic is looking more and more certain for the win.
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It’s a great shame for Bardet to have to withdraw; I hope he doesn’t have any lasting effects.
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It's exciting to know with almost certainty there won't be an Ineos winner after so much dominance by Sky/Ineos. Bernal really imploded. It's rest day test day again :bob:
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Yes, I feel sorry for him but it's opened it up nicely.

Got very excited for Adam there for a minute when he attacked.
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