Thuringen - Rundfahrt for women stage - 4
  • Nitro

    Megavalanche – awesome. Just what we needed to lighten the mood after the ongoing controversy that seems set to be a long term cloud over Le Tour.

    We’ll all be fine until someone does the calculations in relation to the friction coefficient of snow & ice, air density at different altitudes in the mountains and the speed impact of swerving round the crashes, coming to the conclusion that someone’s riding with lead in their tyres to make them go downhill faster… :)

    • GT

      Those guys are plumb crazy. Me thinks studded tyres though …..

    • Ben

      Mostly on standard tyres, its a 40min descent for the winner, and most of its in the rocky sections below the snowline. Quite a few aussies over this year, but many breaking bones in qualifying and practice!

    • Steel

      Megavalanche – As my dear old mum would say, this is going to end in tears.

    • Anto, NZ

      It looks like a video game!

    • CapeHorn

      Is it a bad thing that when I looked at the preview picture for the video, my thought was “why would you put a gopro on a backboard” … oh wait, that is his visor…

  • doh

    Peter the lone wolf. Surely the strongest rider in the peleton.
    Green jersey – check. Intermediate sprints – check. Breakaways – check. Contesting final sprints – check. Riding for Contador on the cobbles – check.

    Oleg better dye his whole body green to say thanks on the last day. I feel like Sagan has been on my tv screen for 60% of the tour.

  • Simon

    I saw what you did there CT. A neat juxtaposition of the Basso story followed by the Megavalanche vid…balls out racing!

    • Wish it were intentional, but I’m not that clever!

  • Anon N + 1

    Dear Sirs:

    “However, Sallet failed to either show what their readings were or compare Froome’s reading to his current rivals or his own performances on other climbs, rendering the study largely meaningless.” is a poorly done cut-and-paste of the original VeloNews article. What CyclingTips choose to copy without quotation marks is incomprehensible because it does not provide the necessary antecedents to “their readings.”

    Quote from VeloNews:
    “Sallet claimed the only people to have recorded readings over 7.0 were doping cheats like Lance Armstrong and Jan Ullrich.

    “However, the French expert failed to either show what their readings were or compare Froome’s reading to his current rivals or his own performances on other climbs, rendering the study largely meaningless.”

    Only by clicking through to the original can we learn “their readings” refers to recorded readings from Lance Armstrong and Jan Ullrich.

    • My fault today. Thanks for pointing out. Corrected.

  • Art Wetherall

    Can’t see it on the crash footage above but in the longer replay I don’t see Tejay come into contact with Barguil anywhere near that corner. Think he could have just played it better by offering an apology without trying to pass the buck.

  • Arfy

    Nice tribute to Amy Gillett, and what a champion family to turn the tragedy into a positive lobby group for cycling safety. Tomorrow is also the anniversary of John Cornish’s fatal accident on Beach Road. Ride safe and enjoy, it’s the best tribute to those we’ve lost doing what they loved.

  • Dave

    Barguil needs a stiff penalty to focus his attention, relegation to last on the stage would be appropriate for throwing a fellow rider head-first into a pole and pushing three spectators off the edge of a bank.

    There’s a very good reason that he was the only rider taking the shallow line on the inside.

    • Tim Cheshire

      https://vid.me/Zp3H that said it is quite a marginal touch but at the speeds etc

  • WillR

    Would want a hire back (with full no claims) for the Megavalanche!!

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