Discussion in 'general sports' started by Hollis, Aug 1, 2018.
Dare we believe yet? It’s a brutal final test tomorrow
He’s looking good though
Yates, if he does it, is definitely my favourite of the four British GT winners. A proper climber and without the huge team of the others.
Hopefully Adam can match him next year at some point.
He would have to be struck by lightning or have a giant anvil fall out of the sky onto his head to lose from here
You did watch the Giro, yeah?
I did, but even that collapse wasn’t as sudden or late as this would have to be
The racing is great without the sky train.
1-38. With what, 5 categorised climbs in less than 100km?
I think he’s managed his form well and is going to do it, but it’s not that impossible for him to crack/somone else (Valverde presumably) to catch him.
If he does it it’ll be an incredible achievement for British cycling as a whole. 3 different GC winners in a season, and 5 consecutive GC wins.
Great ride from Enric Mas today especially considering he had no team mates after the first bump in the road.
Sky will probably sign him to be a supermom for Bernal
That was great. Yates rides into the history books and I think I heard Valverde go bang from here
I really enjoyed that. Yates is just incredibly entertaining. His answer to every tactical question is to attack again. Also Mas was fun and I defy any cycling fan not to like Pinot’s wins.
And only two of them identify as asthmatics!
He really took it to Movifail.
Incredible ride by Mas. Last Friday he was 12th after having been sick yet managed to climb up to 2nd without any semblance of a team (QS squad was built around Viviani) and still managed to attack on occasion despite Mitcheton Scott, Astana and Movistar having decent doms.
I thought he had an (pretty) outside chance of podium and regret not putting money on at 40/1.
Send a bit strange they aren't showing today's section live on TV
He just took everything in his stride and stayed so calm and collected. Much better tactically over the 3 weeks. Obviously he didn't have a Dumoulin or Froome at his heals but there was plenty of talent he had to fend off. Amazing year for UK cycling.
It’s live on Eurosport.
I think it's Will Fotheringham in the Guardian who's written about how they had to use a different strategy in the Giro as they expected Froome and Dumoulin to pick up time on the long time-trial.
Anyway - that was a great tour, after a confusing first week... I like these less dominated races, and young riders coming through. Good to see Mr De Ghent winning the mountain classification as well.
Brits have taken the three grand tours this season; funny how we do that just before Brexit
He should be stripped of his title . Look at Mitchelton Scott blatantly blocking the road so no one can overtake
Why is no one talking about his failed drug test in 2016 , Is that done and dusted?
British riders don't dope. It's all down to courage.
Good article on it here..
Respiratory expert gives his view on drug involved in Simon Yates doping case
And in summary it was a declared drug on the Drug Control Form for the race, but the doctor hadn't applied for a TUE. So basically the team told the race what was being used..
Apart from David Millar and the cheating French Cofidis.
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