Criterium du Dauphine 2014

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Criterium du Dauphine 2014

Postby Joel Bohorquez » Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:46 pm

A good one to follow. I guess C. Froome should repeat this year but it will be interesting to see what Nibali and Contador will bring to the mountain stages.

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Re: Criterium du Dauphine 2014

Postby toolonglegs » Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:21 am

Can't get the kids inspired to go into Lyon to watch the prologue ... oh well I need to pack anyway. Looking at the route the TT finishes with the Croix Rousse tunnel, one of the best bit of cycling infrastructure you will ever see, going to be warm tomorrow so nearly 2 kms in a tunnel might be nice :P .
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Re: Criterium du Dauphine 2014

Postby Joel Bohorquez » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:18 pm

What a stage tonight (stage 2). Several attacks from Froome but couldn't drop Contador although at the end Froome crossed the finishing line in first place with the Spanish unable to get pass for the win and claim 10 s bonus.
Froome looks strong and Contador close second. Nibali was dropped in the final km and Kelderman surprised with a good perfomance and several attacks and was the last one to be dropped by Froome/Contador.
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Re: Criterium du Dauphine 2014

Postby Uncle Just » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:22 pm

+1 amazing attacks by Froome. Nibali has some work to do and Porte cracked early. Unless it is an aberration it may have consequences for the TdF. Great ride by Adam Yates to come in 8th.
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Re: Criterium du Dauphine 2014

Postby Joel Bohorquez » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:29 pm

I totally agree, Let's wait for next hill top finishes to see if Porte is up to the challenge.

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Re: Criterium du Dauphine 2014

Postby cyclotaur » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:40 pm

Froome 'needs' to win everything, and 'dominate' his opponents. Contadour will play a long game.

Personally I think Froome is scared of giving an inch, and looks a little insecure because of it. Time will tell, I guess.


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Re: Criterium du Dauphine 2014

Postby AndrewCowley » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:46 pm

Wow what an amazing stage tonight. Froome nailed it. Contador should be worried. Early days though.
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Re: Criterium du Dauphine 2014

Postby Uncle Just » Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:08 pm

I've enjoyed watching the live feed on SBS this week of the Dauphine. For mine it has everything, lively attacking racing through a gorgeous alpine backdrop, finishes at a reasonable hour instead of the very late Giro or TdF stages that wreck you for next day and I find eight stages is just enough unlike a 3 week GT that tends to go on too long. So kudos to SBS and let's hope the cut in their budget does not affect their cycling programming.
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Re: Criterium du Dauphine 2014

Postby Joel Bohorquez » Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:14 pm

Tonight we should have a very interesting stage!

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Re: Criterium du Dauphine 2014

Postby Red Rider » Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:43 am

Did Contador just steal it?? I think he might have!
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Re: Criterium du Dauphine 2014

Postby Joel Bohorquez » Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:44 am

Yes. He is now leader by 8 seconds. What a finish. Very exciting!

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Re: Criterium du Dauphine 2014

Postby brett.hooker » Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:53 am

Another very good climbing finish...
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Re: Criterium du Dauphine 2014

Postby GAV!N » Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:03 pm

Yep. Contador's good form is certainly continuing. Froome was clearly in hurt locker last night and that was with Nieve and Porte helping for a good part of the climb. At least it's looking as if the tour shouldn't be a one man show.
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Re: Criterium du Dauphine 2014

Postby hollow bar » Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:51 pm

How the F*** are sky so strong. Day after day they're putting the peloton through it. Great watching the door and froome, richie porte too is doing a great job, pulling massive turns up there.
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Re: Criterium du Dauphine 2014

Postby RonK » Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:54 pm

hollow bar wrote:How the F*** are sky so strong. Day after day they're putting the peloton through it. Great watching the door and froome, richie porte too is doing a great job, pulling massive turns up there.

Seems an odd comment after Bertie's just smashed them. :wink:
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Re: Criterium du Dauphine 2014

Postby Uncle Just » Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:51 am

Wow! What a stage! Now that's a bike race.
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Re: Criterium du Dauphine 2014

Postby Joel Bohorquez » Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:53 am

I thought last night stage was great, but tonight's stage was awesome.
Talansky winner of CdD. Hahaha wow
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Re: Criterium du Dauphine 2014

Postby AndrewCowley » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:46 am

Wow, who saw that coming. Awesome.

Contador must have over estimated Froome's ability to chase. Then again Sky had that guy out front so that should have been a sign that they knew Froome wasn't strong.
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Re: Criterium du Dauphine 2014

Postby Red Rider » Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:01 pm

Contador needed a team to perform for him today. He had to go solo for twenty odd k's to bridge the gap.
Shame the showdown with Froome didn't eventuate, he was really suffering.Well done Talansky for taking the chance. Race dynamics allowed him to get the jump on Contador. That isn't something Rogers will let happen.
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