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The KoTM has been the most exciting race this year. Kess and Voeckler are really going at it.
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Sorenson riding with bloody fingers. Apparently fell?

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Very exciting to watch!!

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what the hell is that man wearing?!?! or not wearing?



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Sorensen sure gets a lot of airtime
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Sorenson riding with bloody fingers. Apparently fell?

They got stuck in his wheel when he went to remove the newspaper that got stuck between the spokes. Epic fail
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Froome could have won it right there
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Froome climbs like a beast

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Where did he come? Just tuned in for the stupid Aussie commentators.
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Froome could have won it right there

Damn straight. I lost count of the amount of times he looked around to say "hurry the feck up wiggo". Could have easily bridged the gap and won the stage.
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poor Froome. Guys was like a hungry dog on a leash ready to run
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fell asleep with like 25km to go. was it a decent stage finish? who bagged the final 25 points in kotm?

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wiggins just too strong.........he deserves to win the tour. i didn't think he had it in him, but he has obviously grown some balls in the last couple of years. The rest just weren't good enough. I hope Evans doesn't do the Tour next year..........better to go out this year with a creditable finish than be a domestique next year.
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So why didnt Froome go and win the stage?
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apparently he was told to stay with wiggins.

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Why though haha, I cant see what much advantage it was for him to stay there... Surly Wiggins could do the final 2-3 kms on his own, wouldnt of made that much of a difference would it?

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well wiggins couldn't keep up with him, and if he put 40 seconds on him then it might be a bit too close for comfort in the time trial? i'm just speculating because i fell asleep before this actually happened.

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wiggins and froome were talking to each other constantly over the last 4km's. I think Froome was encouraging wiggins to try and chase down valverde together and finish the race together
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froome > wiggins
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Froome could have made up a minute or more on Wiggins, putting him within a minute. He's a great TTer like Wiggo so then could have taken the yellow jersey from his leader at the penultimate stage. Can you imagine that? No way his team would allow it.
Sadly Froome will need to find a way to leave next year even though he's contracted.

This talk about Wiggins returning the favour is absolute bullshit.
I would also like to see how Wiggins would do if he didn't have Froome with him.

How good was Cavendish when he has Renshaw with him compared to now? Yes the circumstances and team focus are different but it clearly makes a difference.
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Froome could have made up a minute or more on Wiggins, putting him within a minute. He's a great TTer like Wiggo so then could have taken the yellow jersey from his leader at the penultimate stage. Can you imagine that? No way his team would allow it.
Sadly Froome will need to find a way to leave next year even though he's contracted.

This talk about Wiggins returning the favour is absolute bullshit.
I would also like to see how Wiggins would do if he didn't have Froome with him.

How good was Cavendish when he has Renshaw with him compared to now? Yes the circumstances and team focus are different but it clearly makes a difference.

Cav is arguably better now, without a dedicated HTC train delivering him to the line (albeit the way GB sorted out the World Championship was HTC-esque). He's having to work on his positioning and craft in getting to the line ahead of teams with greater lead out resources.
If Froome could find one or two domestiques of the calibre of Porte and Rogers, he'd have a chance against Wiggins. Who is still a superior TT rider. Otehrwise he'd face the problem of the Sky machine, like Nibali, VDB and Cadel.
Academic anyway, we won't really know what has been agreed in Team Sky, but I can't see them reneging on deals. Especially if Wiggo does well in the Olympic TT. Otherwise they could always duke it out like Lemond and Hinault
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I'm hoping that Rabobank are preparing Theo Bos for road sprint duties in the coming years. Dude has mad speed. He beat Cav in the Tour of Oman and would make future tours a real spectacle. Cav vs Bos battles could be epic!

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Porte and Rogers have both been fantastic this tour imo. Would be nice if SBS gave them some credit.
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Cav is arguably better now, without a dedicated HTC train delivering him to the line (albeit the way GB sorted out the World Championship was HTC-esque). He's having to work on his positioning and craft in getting to the line ahead of teams with greater lead out resources.

His ability might be just as great but his results certainly aren't as good without the train keeping him safe and positioned well in the lead up to the finish.

Wiggins would be a much inferior rider without Froome dragging him up the hills.
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They got stuck in his wheel when he went to remove the newspaper that got stuck between the spokes. Epic fail

ouch!!! what a trooper to keep cycling.

btw we were tied before last nights stage in fantasy. this is my bonus round. I BETTER roll right on over you.

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Porte and Rogers have both been fantastic this tour imo. Would be nice if SBS gave them some credit.

Seriously? 10minutes can't pass without either Rogers or Porte getting a massive wrap from the commentators. Have you been watching the same coverage as the rest of us?
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Froome could have made up a minute or more on Wiggins, putting him within a minute. He's a great TTer like Wiggo so then could have taken the yellow jersey from his leader at the penultimate stage. Can you imagine that? No way his team would allow it.
Sadly Froome will need to find a way to leave next year even though he's contracted.

reckon he should just ride away in the last two stages. surely thhis should be grounds for sky to break his contract?
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if he was any closer to wiggins in time, i bet they'd manufacture some sort of reason for him not to do the time trial [/conspiracy theory]
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You guys have noticed Wiggins crossing the line looking fresh as a daisy haven't you? What about him chasing down Nibali with Froome behind him 2 days back? Froome is a great climber for sure but Wiggins is the strongest rider overall and I don't think he's riding at his limit because he doesn't have to. Take Froome out and he'd be doing fine. Conversely, if he was racing against Froome I think you'd see him riding even harder.

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That's what I would like to see in an ideal world.
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You guys have noticed Wiggins crossing the line looking fresh as a daisy haven't you? I don't think he's riding at his limit because he doesn't have to.

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Wiggo was at his limit last night. He needed Froome to get up the last climb.

Let's face it. This course was perfectly suited to Wiggo. And he did what he needed to do to win. But no way he wins next year. The 100th tour course will probably be a monster, incorporating some of the most famous climbs and less time trials.
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14Kms. this is getting intense. no real winner to decide uponas it could all come down to the last couple of KMS.

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