2019 Tour de France

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goon1221 [BMC] Monday 29.Oct 09:38, 2018
Let's hope so :D

Koronin [Koronin] Sunday 28.Oct 22:32, 2018
It'll be interesting to see if he actually does it or not.

goon1221 [BMC] Sunday 28.Oct 21:46, 2018
This will maybe not change SKY's plans at all, but the chances for isolated captains earlyer on mountain stages got a boost :D

Koronin [Koronin] Sunday 28.Oct 01:57, 2018
Viktor86, From the rest of your comments, I think your right. Basically he's said before (and I think in this interview as well) something along the lines of: As long as I'm winning and having fun I'm going to keep racing. I showed this year I can still win and can still race at a high level. He also made an interesting comment about his training. He said there are a lot of good riders, but they have to train 6 or 7 hours a day. I've never had to train more than about 4 hours a day at most. I have a natural talent. The comment that he doesn't have to train more than 4 hours a day while so many others are training at least 6 hours a day I found to be interesting. There are times he'll do 1-2 hour training rides.

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Saturday 27.Oct 19:46, 2018
For Valverde it all relies if he can still win proper races in 2020.

Koronin [Koronin] Saturday 27.Oct 06:38, 2018
Movistar ended their team meetings today. Although there is nothing set currently, it appears they will be sending Landa and Valverde to the Giro, Landa and Quintana to the Tour, and Valverde and Quintana to the Vuelta. (Other interesting note is that Valverde said he plans on racing longer than just through 2020. So the thought that he would retire either after the Olympics or at the end of 2020 are incorrect as he said today he's not retiring after the 2020 season he'll be racing longer.)

Now with Movistar sending 2 instead of 3 leaders to the Tour that might help a bit.

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Saturday 27.Oct 01:11, 2018
If they want Bardet to win the Tour, the ASO not only would have to exclude that TTT, but also limit the ITT to less than 10 km on a hilly or mountainous profile. Unlike Pintot with a bit of solo riding talent, Bardet is an anti time trial guy and the French teams are traditionally weak in the TTT. They have less culture with it than others.

goon1221 [BMC] Saturday 27.Oct 00:44, 2018
Maybe prohibitions of wattometers will do it ? ... I hear some roumers about that

boris03 [Cycling lions] Friday 26.Oct 20:05, 2018
Noone really has strength to crack their mountain train but this year Roglic and Dumoulin showed they can defend theirselves in fight with their train on climbs that are less than 2000 m high. Both of them are capable of challenging their A-squad with decent amount of TT kilometers on the menu.
If they want Bardet to win certainly they should exclude TTT from the race.

LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Friday 26.Oct 12:29, 2018
SKY being the jersey holders will send their A-squad here every year and I see that is the biggest problem for other contenders. Route will of course play a factor but first you'd need to crack their mountain train.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Friday 26.Oct 12:25, 2018
21 stages including Col du Jandri would be nice

LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Friday 26.Oct 12:22, 2018
What exactly would be the "correct" route for Tour then, skipping the time trials completely?

boris03 [Cycling lions] Friday 26.Oct 10:57, 2018
The only reasonable thing Tom Dumoulin can do now, in my opinion, is to target Giro-Vuelta double and give everything to win both of them and show Prudhomme that Tour will with routes like this be Froome show where he easily beats Quintana and Bardet because they can't be worse on TT and TTT.

Koronin [Koronin] Friday 26.Oct 03:04, 2018
The route could be better, but it could also be a lot worse.

I (and many of Valverde's fans) are really hoping that this route being very bad for him will help keep the team and sponsors from wanting to make him race it.

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 25.Oct 14:37, 2018
Lumpy first week guys ...

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