Tour de France 2018 and associated Grand Tours


#1801

Yep. Wants to ride tomorrow. Fucking nutter


#1802

No idea. Just in from work. Apparently it was ok


#1803

Carlton Kirby: ‘i like rigoberto uran a lot’.

NO!!!??


#1804

i’ve missed the last two stages. can’t believe sean hasn’t throttled him yet - i’ve found him especially unbearable so far this vuelta


#1805

I find it staggering when he’s whining about incompetence (race organisers; broadcasters etc). I mean, he’s right, but sort yourself out first yeah??


#1806

going full partridge on solar panels just now. fucking hell.


#1807

was really hoping mollema would take this but it’s not looking great :frowning:


#1808

still, chapeau to ben king, that was huge. he looked completely done for a few kilometres out.


#1809

Rory Townsend RoBBED at ToB.


#1810

Really nice stage at the ToB. There the type of stage they should have more of. Peloton blown to bits. Helps that I know the roads pretty well


#1811

Cav is out of contract at DDD, and DDD sign Gasparotto meaning they now have the entirety of this year’s AGR podium riding for them next year


#1812

The Olympic obsession is going to be awkward. He barely scraped into the 2016 team, if I remember correctly? He’s now expecting a random road team or GB Cycling to fund him for two years ahead of … pretty much every other up-and-coming rider?


#1813

Pretty much. The endorsements he brings would be lucrative, but it’s not a good call to have him miss half the season with concussion/viruses and not develop younger riders. what will he race on the track, Madison?.


#1814

Would the endorsements trump WT points though? Can’t be many of those in the bank at the moment?

I reckon 60% of his Dimension Data salary is as good as he can hope for. Especially if he intends to dick around at the velodrome for most of the season.


#1815

Reckon he brought Oakley on as a co-sponsor at DDD. Totally depends on the type of team. DDD could take him fucking around on the track for a season and a half as they’re relatively stable on the WT, and he’s barely raced for them this season anyway. others would want the points.

The short of it is, I don’t think he’s the draw he thinks he is in 2018/19


#1816

Found this pretty interesting.


#1817

not a fan of the camera hovering around the paramedics working on simone petilli, there :frowning:


#1818

Bouhanni abandons. You could say he’s given up the fight


#1819

Got his stage win, will prob mean there’s still someone willing to take him on. Dunno who, mind.


#1820

Uh oh