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    Tour de France 2017

    I see the bookies have Irish man (born England) Daniel Martin at 20-1
    so he must have a some sort of chance.

    I think he is 4th


    Position
    1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 18:38:59
    2 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:12
    3 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:14
    4 Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step Floors 0:00:25



    He was second today, ie stage 5.

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    1 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 3:44:06
    2 Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step Floors 0:00:16
    3 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:20
    4 Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team


    Wow and it all formatted correctly.

    I was fishing for his chances, he finished 9th last year, previous best was 33rd so that was an improvement, so I
    will be keeping an eye on the results, I think he may do as well as Trump and Leicester City perhaps?
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    Outside chance of podium (top 3) imo, no chance to win barring injury to stop guys. Looks in top form. Has a chance to bag a mountain stage in this form certainly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Real ale Madrid View Post
    Outside chance of podium (top 3) imo, no chance to win barring injury to stop guys. Looks in top form. Has a chance to bag a mountain stage in this form certainly.
    We shall see, hope he stays in the running, will make it interesting from an Irish point of view, as I say, his best result last year
    so I am hoping he has improved again.

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    Very unlucky yesterday, taken out by Porte after his crash, then his neutral bike had a brake failure (or was it his neutral wheel was incompatible with his own brakes?). It seems unfair to me that Froome's rivals have to wait if Froome has a problem but Froome can fcuk off ahead when his rivals have a problem. Froome knew there was a crash just behind him. I don't see how etiquette demands nobody attacks yellow if he has an issue outside his control, yet yellow can attack whenever he wants.

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    Interesting race today Froome lost the Yellow Jersey he is still right up there, Martin moves up to 5th.

    I think he lost about 1.19 on the crash stage, if you deduct 1.19 to his current time he would be joint 3rd by my reckoning.

    I am guessing at the time lost though but he certainly could have done with out it.

    It is these mountain stages that tend so sort things out a bit, as opposed to all when every finishes in one big bunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuttgart88 View Post
    Very unlucky yesterday, taken out by Porte after his crash, then his neutral bike had a brake failure (or was it his neutral wheel was incompatible with his own brakes?). It seems unfair to me that Froome's rivals have to wait if Froome has a problem but Froome can fcuk off ahead when his rivals have a problem. Froome knew there was a crash just behind him. I don't see how etiquette demands nobody attacks yellow if he has an issue outside his control, yet yellow can attack whenever he wants.
    That the case ? Never knew that, I only become aware of cycling for a week or three once a year. Awful rule.

    This - http://www.letour.fr/le-tour/2017/us...fications.html - is handy for a quick info shot each day. Roche is running 38th and almost 50 minutes down presently.

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    According to this Martin would lead if it had not been for the time lost on the day of the crash: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/dan-...our-de-france/

    All things considered a massive performance so far.

    6th for Roche today, was hoping for better when I saw he was in the break.

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    The highlight of the tour for me as always has been Sean Kelly's pronunciation of French words and his feelings on the General classemint.
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    Bad day for Martin. Maybe he looks for a team that will support him at a Grand Tour. Hard to blame Quickstep for focussing on Kittel given 5 stage wins though.

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    Yes was a bad a day as it could be for Dan and the quick step team.

    More trouble today the Quick step point leader Martin Kittel had a bad crash and other team members affected.

    I have not seen Dan yet.

    Ominous!
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    I think I just spotted Dan. (not 100%) Was a Quick step, the number looked like a 105 there was also a clear 102. (Jack Bauer).
    Last edited by tricky_colour; 19/07/2017 at 11:39 AM.

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    I think Dan is there alright,Kittel looks a gonner with that ice pack on his shoulder and those 3 climbs to come.

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    Kittel out of race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the 12 th man View Post
    Kittel out of race.
    Raging in a sense because of all the tie the team wasted on him now instead of Dan. But FFS.
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