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I was slightly peeved at dropping in the final month or two. Had a poor Vuelta and VDP bottling the world champs was the final straw. Still a decent showing but I held top spot for long enough.

Jumbo Visma, Ineos and Mitchelton Scott (all the classics heavyweights heh) all not racing for a couple of weeks because of Coronavirus. But matter of time before the UCI just halt races completely? If the Belgian teams start pulling out then the races will be a bit of a farce.
 

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Bianche, Tirreno and Sanremo all postponed/cancelled. Absolute travesty.
 

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Was supposed to be on holiday in Paris and Madrid this week so I'm stuck at home with nothing to do. I say nothing to do, but I'm watching a 4 hour video of the 2004 Paris-Roubaix on YouTube now, so it's safe to say I'm using the time productively.
 

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Eurosport should definitely play out the season as-live with races from previous years. Not just the Grand Tours (in full, day by day) but I want Schelderpijs, Tour of Turkey, Grand Prix de Wallonie... the lot.
 

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Could do a Tour De France classic for 3 weeks...
 

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Nasty crash at the end of the first stage in Poland as they sprinted for the line.

Hope all involved are ok .
 

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Jakobsen in ICU. Multiple head and chest injuries. The video of the crash is pretty horrific.

Tour of Poland is cursed.
 

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Il Lombardia today. Or Il Remco-kicking-your-fucking-head-in-ia.
 

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Very nasty crashes in both the Dauphine and Lombardia.

Hope all affected are ok.
 

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Roglič pulling out made for an interesting last stage of the Dauphine with quite a few in contention.

In the end David Martinez's 2nd place in the stage won him the overall standings ahead of Pinot.
 

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No Froome or Thomas at the Tour De France.

Down to lack of form I guess and targeting other tours.

 

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Froome is fucked after his crash. You simply can’t return from an open femur break to be a TdF contender the next year. I suspect he’ll now definitely do one to someone like Israel. Ineos are signing Adam Yates supposedly, so simply no desperation from Ineos to keep Froome for even a super domestique role. Can’t see him winning another GT tho (ok, he’ll probably win the Vuelta now).

And Thomas is just wank. Struggles to stay up right on two wheels.
 

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Froome's already agreed to sign for Israel next year, hasn't he? On some mentally long contract.

Yates to Skineos has just been confirmed as well. Disappointing.
 

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French PM talking of a lockdown in France.

Must put the tour in doubt sadly .
 

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Amazing turn around.

Both just looked stunned with their different emotions.
 

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Good for him - deserves that win.
 

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Apart from yesterday. He was a proper dick yesterday. Ruined the end of LBL with stupid, drunk, dangerous riding.
 

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Sagan finally wins a stage/race for the first time in over a year.

Not sure how long the Giro will go on for though - quite a few positive Covid tests going around.
 

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