Tour de France 2020

blue cigar

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Ive backed alaphilippe and carapaz each way, I fear roglic but as blueinsa mentioned, alaphilippe lot the race up last year but ran out of steam, hopefully he paces the race better.
 

chesterbells

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Chapeau Alaphillipe.

Fucking incredible rider, balls out every single time and i love watching the man ride, he is blockbuster.

Seconded, really pleased for him.
What was interesting is that after Tom D crashed JV who had been in control basically dissolved to go back & support him. We will never know, but I do wonder if the final would have played out the same if that hadn’t happened. I still think they will exert a daily stranglehold on the race overall.
 

Manc in London

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Great ride, really hope he does it this year

Hope not. If he did win it, I doubt he will be winning it clean. Last year everything went his way, the field was weakest for years and he was not a marked man. Yet he finished four minutes off Bernal, If the stages in the alps had been completed, I doubt he would could well have been 6 minutes off.

That stage was perfect for him today, without a doubt. Surprised the peloton let him go 4km from the summit today. It's not as if it was a savage attack. It only took a few seconds for Adam Yates to catch him.
 

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Hope not. If he did win it, I doubt he will be winning it clean. Last year everything went his way, the field was weakest for years and he was not a marked man. Yet he finished four minutes off Bernal, If the stages in the alps had been completed, I doubt he would could well have been 6 minutes off.

That stage was perfect for him today, without a doubt. Surprised the peloton let him go 4km from the summit today. It's not as if it was a savage attack. It only took a few seconds for Adam Yates to catch him.
I just like watching him ride, I foresee the same outcome as last year tbh
 

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Team INEOS (to be known as the INEOS Bombardiers for Le Tour) have today announced their squad for the re-arranged Tour starting on the 29th of this month excluding four-time winner Froome and 2018 winner Thomas. Not a huge surprise given their lack of form in the short period of racing post-lockdown with Bernal now being the clear leader having won the race last year.

Jumbo-Visma have looked very strong this month and Roglic is the favourite to take the GC with a very strong team behind him.

Anyone else going to be following this year?

The team I shall be following, now Coppi has passed!
 

Tim of the Oak

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Hope not. If he did win it, I doubt he will be winning it clean. Last year everything went his way, the field was weakest for years and he was not a marked man. Yet he finished four minutes off Bernal, If the stages in the alps had been completed, I doubt he would could well have been 6 minutes off.

That stage was perfect for him today, without a doubt. Surprised the peloton let him go 4km from the summit today. It's not as if it was a savage attack. It only took a few seconds for Adam Yates to catch him.

Innocent until proven guilty mate. He’s a flamboyant rider and a true sportsman and the Tour needs a winner like Alaphillipe. His team have supported GC challenges in lesser tours and now need to step up to support a Grand Tour bid.
 

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