Tour de France 2021 Stage 8 Highlights | Race Blown Apart In the Alps!

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    Seemingly a day for the breakaway, Stage 8 of the tour saw Mathieu van der Poel valiantly attempt to hold his yellow jersey ahead of Wout van Aert and a blistering Tadej Pogačar.

    From the longest stage to the one of the shortest, Stage 8 will see the riders make their first foray into the mountains on a 151km-long route from Oyonnax to Le Grand-Bornand. The first two thirds of the stage are relatively tame, but once the riders pass through Bonneville at 57km to go they’ll stare down the triple threat of the Côte de Mont-Saxonnex (5.7km at 8.3%), Col de Romme (8.8km at 8.9%) and Col de la Colombière (7.5km at 8.5%). These are the first three Cat-1 climbs of the 2021 Tour and they fall in rapid succession, meaning any gaps created on the first will then be increasingly magnified on the latter two.

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Leopold III
Leopold III

Since everyone's talking about Pogacar, i'll do it. Congrats to Dylan Teuns, the actual and deserved winner of this awesome stage.

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GCN Racing
GCN Racing

Absolutely! Phenomenal performance.

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Magnus Overgaard Schnipper
Magnus Overgaard Schnipper

@Simon Gale exactly

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Simon Gale
Simon Gale

@Magnus Overgaard Schnipper also because the stage winner that is essentially his only day, mighty impressive but realistically he can not win the tour. Pogacar is gc hope he has 3weeks full on racing. Most single stage winners end up hour+ behing the overall winner. Essentially they are in slightly different races

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95Geli
95Geli

​@T K @G @Haj Jalotjot @Magnus Overgaard Schnipper Ah, I see. Thanks guys!

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escamunich A
escamunich A

I don't know if you're trolling or you don't know the rules of the this game.

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Nigel Saunders, The Bonsai Zone
Nigel Saunders, The Bonsai Zone

Might as well make the thumbnail the GC classification, to go along with the spoiler title!

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Haris
Haris

@GCN Racing Thanks GCN 👍

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beeble2003
beeble2003

@GCN Racing Thanks -- much appreciated.

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GCN Racing
GCN Racing

Apologies, that wasn't the intention. We've adjusted it now!

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beeble2003
beeble2003

@German Londoño Thankfully, they've changed the title now. When the video was released, it contained all the important information about the stage and GC results. I have no problem with the new title.

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beeble2003
beeble2003

@Desert Rain Frog ITV4 in the UK has a one-hour highlight show. But I was responding to a comment that suggested that people should watch the race live to avoid getting spoilers.

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Liam
Liam

"Putting in a performance that we haven't seen for quite some time in professional cycling" I think the commentator says it all there really

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Jamie Smith
Jamie Smith

Up a 12% grade in the big ring while seated and pulling away from everyone. And now fanboys are making all of the same COMICAL rationalizations that they made when Lance did similar shit. The fact that cycling powerhouse Slovenia can magically produce the two best stage racers in the world at the same time out of a population the size of Houston TX should be a signal.

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Coco
Coco

@davidoffon Ya clean....right....never going to happen...spider skinny anorexic "men" eggbeating their way up a mountain...go back 35 or 40 years to see what real riders used to look like.

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Coco
Coco

@Catherine Taylor Yup and too many doped up riders as usual.

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Liam
Liam

@Aurora Boring Alice Lol I don’t even have a favourite. But if your favourite is beating Lance Armstrong on the climbs, you’ve got to ask yourself some questions. Or you think a natty rider can beat a juicy Armstrong?

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Catherine Taylor
Catherine Taylor

@hannahtatou I do still love it - saw the final of the TDF live in Paris in 2016. Sad because I cannot be sure of the results. If they are 'clean' - amazing - if not, I feel for those that are, and have no chance

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Mark S
Mark S

Pogacar was awesome today climbing on the big ring in some parts. Reminded me a bit of the 2018 Giro with Froome blowing up the Giro on that unbelievable stage.

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Paolo Gardinali
Paolo Gardinali

Yes, then they arrested Freeman, Sky’s doctor doping, and now it feels like they are all riding beach cruisers

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Max Meessen
Max Meessen

With the camera angle from above and behind, and Pogacar overtaking all the climbers from the breakaway, this looked like a cycling computer game on "easy" mode. All the way while looking more relaxed than me on my morning commute.

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vegn_brit
vegn_brit

@Paolo Gardinali Never knew of the link with Riccò. Mauro Gianetti and Joxean Matxin who are the team managers at Uae Emirates were both involved in the doping scandal at Saunier-Duvalnelle involving Riccò. Ouch. I have been watching cycling since the days of Indurain and have seen all the big dopers like Armstrong, Ulrich, Pantani, etc. and throughout the years I don't think I have seen such a display of dominance as I am seeing now. Let's not forget Pogačar dominated the TT as well.

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kosm81
kosm81

@Tow Hee ​ so you are saying that Pogacar is doping with some supernatural juice? Ok, lets put some logic into it: They are giving some next-gen juice to a rider from Slovenia which has 2 million people and sell maybe 100 Colnago bikes per year. Why would someone prefer a rider from 2 million market and not riders from Italy, France, Germany, Britain ect. where they sell bikes in tens of thousands.🎭 Basically, a lot of people from bigger countries have a "problem" with riders from smaller countries like Slovenia, Columbia, Ecuador, ect. A lot of funny people here , who have not achieved nothing in their lives so far.

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sandydenny lives
sandydenny lives

@Paolo Gardinali I know the col de Colombiere and he raced up the harder side. I've never seen a pro do that on a 53 chain ring, ever.

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Paolo Gardinali
Paolo Gardinali

I don’t know, @sandydenny lives … in the post Armstrong era it appears more remunerative to do things discreetly and avoid other major scandals

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Arno
Arno

The crash on the 2nd or 3rd stage destroyed Roglic. He's the only one who could be a threat to Pogacar. Even though less good, on TT he's miles better than anyone other than Pogacar and about equal to Wout Van Aert, and he has a strong team. So he would have been a danger.

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Tungsten Kid
Tungsten Kid

If Thomas, Roglic and Froome are still feeling bruised after their crashes, perhaps they should abandon so they can recuperate in time for the Vuelta, assuming they'll be riding that?

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Mylo Skeng
Mylo Skeng

Geraint also had issues after the crash, so it seems these crashes have really hindered the tour this year

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chevyrydah04
chevyrydah04

You’re right. The after effects of that crash are showing.

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Broccoli Wobbles
Broccoli Wobbles

I can't even enjoy performances like this without being a bit suspicious even if the suspicions I have are really low. Lance's scandal had such a magnitude that people's assumptions today are 'guilty until proven innocent' instead of the other way around. Pog's a beast but the performance on this stage was just domination.

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Xplora213
Xplora213

@Don Greek PEDs have killed a lot of cyclists. The discussions about fairness and realism of performance matter. Ultimately, we would be better served if they just said Pro Cyclists are the F1 of sport and they take it all. No illusions. Strongman and power lifting don’t test. Neither does arm wrestling. Abuse of gear is part of those sports. Sadly, they also die but what can you do? I want to see much shorter stages and normal human performance. Sadly, Le Tour is a freak show. End of story.

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Don Greek
Don Greek

While I understand your suspicion, I would like to remind you that even with no PED there will always be someone who is in better shape or is having a really great day or has prepared better or whose body is just handling the stress of an endurance event better. That was always the case the PED came into play for those who could not compete on the same level no matter what they did. Then it just got to be the way things were.Of course Lance took it to another level entirely by really organizing it in a very pro corporate way. He did what most were doing but better and much more aggressively. Of course having said all that I still keep a grain of salt nearby. Just in case I have to eat my words later. Although I still like Lance and watch his show here I had to eat a lot of words when the scandal came out. Wow those were a lot of words just to say I agree with you.

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cey
cey

Everybody hates lance.. Specially some commentators from this sports... But did u realize that all of rge great cyclist from his era... Found guilty on using drugs.. Leteraly drugs?? Some of them died coz of that.. I wonder why they hate lance so much... Hahahahaha

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DMT 1959
DMT 1959

Yea but when Lance won his 6th an did it carrying his bike the whole tour you knew he was juiced.........

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Xplora213
Xplora213

@Broccoli Wobbles same times as Contador and Armstrong?? 😂 yeah.....

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susan hill
susan hill

Pogacar made most of them look like they were on a Sunday club run. Has to be the number one for podium. Can't see anyone beating him. Tremendous stage today.

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Living House
Living House

@Dome stique Do you also believe in unicorns and the tooth fairy?

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Dome stique
Dome stique

@Tanis Leach You’re absolutely right! That’s how they made it with medical exceptions for like Cortison for his „hurt“ butt......🤔

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RedGunBullets
RedGunBullets

Not even Riccardo Ricco made a climb look so easy and Ricco was a pure climber that took everything illegal that there was to take

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El Scruffo McScruffy
El Scruffo McScruffy

Armstrong cheated, but only because everyone was doping. There was pressure from sponsors to win at all costs. Whilst everyone was cheating, Armstrong merely perfected it. Still deservedly banished though.

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Tanis Leach
Tanis Leach

@Xplora213 Lance did fail multiple tests. Himself and his team "justified" those tests by backdating fake prescriptions, or in one case (2002) paying the UCI to shut up. These are things found in multiple Armstrong documentaries.

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Bruce B
Bruce B

I follow Pogacar on Strava and before this event he was out pounding mountains at amazing speeds. He's an animal.

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Miro Pribanić
Miro Pribanić

Sean Kelly is a legend...I loved him on the bike...love him behind the mike....every time I listen to him it broadens my view of what is possible in the English language....now he's topping it with these laryngal indispositions of his... I think I need a glass of Connemara Peated Single Malt in order to come to terms with it all ;-)

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G Sync
G Sync

Nice, Pogacar destroyed the peloton single-handedly, against other strong teams and without having himself a strong team by his side.

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Jo
Jo

I mean, Formolo did set him up quite well imho. But it sure was funny seeing Formolo's pain face while Pogocar was "picking his nose" as the commentators put it :D

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head of myself
head of myself

I've been watching cycling for more than 30 years. This stellar performance is too good to be true or otherwise he would be the best cyclist ever lifed. I hope the latter is the case. Would love to see the power data... Greetings from Germany

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Antonio Piccolboni
Antonio Piccolboni

road.cc says commenting on the TT that most pros keep their power data hidden, so it's not just me. For context, Armstrong's goal was 6.7w/kg over half hour.

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G F
G F

@Melanie Meyer Whats your source?

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Zeno Kaufmann
Zeno Kaufmann

@Laszlo Zoltan we‘ll probalby never see…

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Owen Chua
Owen Chua

That's a pretty nice climbing venue. Wish i could go some day.

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philandmik heard
philandmik heard

I’d push hard for 2nd place... they’ll end up being Tour de France wins in 5 years time

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Rodrigo Faria
Rodrigo Faria

basically, Movistar ended any chance of an exciting battle by chasing Carapaz on the last stage

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After Hours
After Hours

Narrator: "It will take a monumental effort to change the course of this race " 2006 Floyd Landis: "Hold my blood bag!"

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tunaficiency
tunaficiency

I meant what he must have been on in training leading up to tour but thanks I didn’t know that about the patches, yeah I really hope pogacar clean but I know what you mean he didn’t try to sprint for 2 nd or 3 rd

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rohadt Anyad
rohadt Anyad

@Laszlo Zoltan legyen mar eszed. hogyan tudta volna azt mehatarozni hogy hanyan lesznek vele ott? amugy tesztelik mindegyiket. a sarga trikot meg minden stagenel.

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After Hours
After Hours

@Laszlo Zoltan The overall leader is tested after each stage.

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Laszlo Zoltan
Laszlo Zoltan

@tunaficiency 2006 it was testosterone- floyd blew up and lost the yellow the stage before so he O.D.-d on T patches that night. he drank water non-stop on his solo break-to flush out his system. It was obvious- you dont recover like that after you blow up. I dont like to cast aspersions - but pog's coming in 4th is ominous. Because they test the top 3, I would be less worried if he came in 2nd.

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tunaficiency
tunaficiency

Hold my blood bags , epo , human growth hormone and pot Belge you mean 😅

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Andreas Andre Myrvold
Andreas Andre Myrvold

Pogacar would`ve probably won the stage in dry condition. He had everything to lose and wouldn`t risk it on the wet downhill, Teuns had everything to win.

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Argal von Bregev
Argal von Bregev

After watching the Tour for 20+ years... I can somewhat believe that someone can pull off such a race before a rest day and be able to compete again after a day of recovery. And even then, that climb, that was Lance Armstrong level superiority. Yes, I do understand that progress has probably been made in training methods, in understanding nutrition and all that, and Pogacar is only 22, that will help recovery a lot, but still, pretty much everyone in recent years who put in such an "unbelievable performance" had a bit of help, sometimes to the point where they put their own life in danger. We'll see, but I'm afraid if he can keep up this level of superiority in the mountains, few people will trust him. I watch it mostly for the individual races anyway, so if Pogacar leads by several minutes half way through the tour... good for him, I guess. I hope he won't have to sleep with an alarm strapped to a heart rate monitor so he doesn't die in his sleep like others had to do before him...

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Cool in the 80’s
Cool in the 80’s

Thank God the racing has improved it seems to me that the athletes today are more concerned about how they look at the end of the race SMH

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Miro Pribanić
Miro Pribanić

he wiped the floor w his rivals amongst whom Grand Tour Winners...stunning, epic

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abc D
abc D

@FangRu oh please look at this time up the col du romme and the guys he beat up that climb. Especially look at what times the guys in 2009 did

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FangRu
FangRu

@cftvgz123 so what? Still winner and legend until something its proven.. 😘

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cftvgz123
cftvgz123

Epic doping, yes...

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eoin leen
eoin leen

"Putting in a performance we have not seen in a very long time in professional cycling" This is in no way a very concerning sentance!

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Rock girl
Rock girl

Now lets watch the tour for the second place

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Stubbsy
Stubbsy

Destroys specialist TT-ers. Flies past specialist climbers like they're standing still. I hate to say it but it's been a very Armstrong-esque performance...

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Desert Rain Frog
Desert Rain Frog

@R B That's why I say Lance in particular, his case proved beyond any reasonable doubt that cycling was dirty. No one could play devil's advocate anymore.

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R B
R B

@Desert Rain Frog he was only the first big guy to get caught. But not the first in general. Indurain was doing the same stuff. No one really came after him though.

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Business Consultant
Business Consultant

Remember when Roche came over the line needing oxygen and he didn't even win the stage. But they said he was on drugs. The rest barely needing to take a rest....Not sure about this lad. Always a chance no one is on drugs and the rest are just average

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leon whaanga
leon whaanga

And no commentator says anything. C'mon GCN.

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Marco
Marco

Concise and entertaining. Good job.

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jorge martber
jorge martber

Hopefully with these demonstrations of such power, we are not in the presence of a new Lance armstrong

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Paolo Gardinali
Paolo Gardinali

If it looks incredible,its because it is.

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Biscoe House of Mercy
Biscoe House of Mercy

I was a strong advocate against the percentage Peloton rule. . In my mind , it was a copout . But looking at the pace and speed of today's race. It would have ,,, honestly eliminated most of the Peloton. These guys out front are just too good. On a side note, I was the one who said Bernal may win 1 or 10 tours, time will tell. These courses are not set up to his strengths. As the 1 he won was tailor made for him. I do hope he comes back healthy,,, because he is realistically the only one can challenge Tadej. Mikey Out. Oooohhhh Yeah!!!!

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Jeffry Ferdian
Jeffry Ferdian

Primoz on a mission!!!…move to different team👍

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Aira Camille
Aira Camille

Year 2018 I saw UAE team along the way practicing from Dubai to Ras Al khaimah. Never forget. I'm new into cycling sports and I really wanted to learn more. Impressive Pogacar!

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qopoy dnon
qopoy dnon

#かならりやばかったですね!#1万人を超える人が見ていたも ん(#笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした #今後は気をライブ

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Matt Buddery
Matt Buddery

Pogačar is unreal, climbing in the big ring making it look effortless!

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RedGunBullets
RedGunBullets

I never cared about Doping and still don’t but seeing him fly up that mountain all I could think was not even Riccardo Ricco a amazing pure climber on every banned drug out there was flying a mountain up so easy

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Desert Rain Frog
Desert Rain Frog

@Jo That's actually a fair point.

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Diego Lessa
Diego Lessa

@John Andrews always an unbeliveable ride. Like doing something rare all the time. Suspicious. I only said that.

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Jo
Jo

@Desert Rain Frog Also has a mental game to it. You just force yourself that this is the smallest gear you have, so you better push it : )

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R Kop
R Kop

@Matt Buddery na he is not. In slovenia there are really good doctors and for that everyone has prove.

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dcoog anml
dcoog anml

"Putting in a performance we have not seen in a very long time in professional cycling" This is in no way a very concerning sentance!

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Rock girl
Rock girl

#かならりやばかったですね!#1万人を超える人が見ていたも ん(#笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした #今後は気をライブ

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Francesco Maffei
Francesco Maffei

I'm very suspicious, Pog's super talented but he has no up and downs, he's dominating this year

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Adam Morris
Adam Morris

MVDP: right, I'm off for a spin on my mountain bike.

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Adam Morris
Adam Morris

@Jonathan Chester Nino enters the chat.

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Jonathan Chester
Jonathan Chester

imagine his competition lining up against that guy who wore yellow for a week haha!

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eatlocalhoney
eatlocalhoney

@Adam Morris thank you and agreed

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Adam Morris
Adam Morris

@eatlocalhoney I believe that was the plan. He's done what he wanted to do at the tour and also done a great job boosting Alpecins profile..now a gold at the Olympics..whatever he does, he's a joy to watch.

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eatlocalhoney
eatlocalhoney

Is he going to the Olympics?

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noj cruz
noj cruz

with that gap in Gc Pog is virtually the champ 21'

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Tom & Rachelles first dance
Tom & Rachelles first dance

Please stop with the spoilers in the titles, I subscribe add the notification bell as most channels ask and now the result has been ruined as I have worked this morning and am watching on delay 🤬 Not everyone is lucky enough to have 6 hours a day spare to watch it live a lot of people are working while the tour is on!!

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Haris
Haris

Same with TSN and the Euro 2020 matches. They put the results in the title too. Super annoying!

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beeble2003
beeble2003

Yes, this is really annoying. I remember how, the first year they posted these highlights videos, they proudly pointed out that the thumbnail would never be a spoiler. Well, they've kept that promise but...

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Rock girl
Rock girl

Would love to see the power data... Greetings from Germany

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Ja ManCity
Ja ManCity

'The Pog' is clearly 'Top Dog' ! 🚴‍😉

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BOI BOI
BOI BOI

Oh boy i´d already have kissed the asphalt with this rain lol

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4x4 Adventure Canada
4x4 Adventure Canada

I have been looking for news all week on how Mike Woods has been doing. Can someone tell me why he is so far behind in GC? Was he involved in a crash? I checked today and he seems to be about 29min behind the leader... Can someone please explain this to me...a casual cycling fan!

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Laszlo Zoltan
Laszlo Zoltan

get caught in a crash one day, a bit behind the next, beat out on the ITT, it all adds up- but it's a long race though, we've seen riders come from way back to the front before (and later we discover why).

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Fragmate
Fragmate

great performance by my guy Tadej "Lance Landis" Pogacar

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vegn_brit
vegn_brit

You forgot Pantani !!

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Tungsten Kid
Tungsten Kid

Pogacar had a great day, but the way commentators are talking you'd think he's now got the Tour all sewn up this year! Don't they realise it's still a l-o-o-n-g way to Paree and anything could happen..:) PS- are Thomas, Quintana and Froome still in the race, we've hardly seen them so far?

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eggy1962
eggy1962

Thomas was till today, assume toll of earlier crash kicked in, i am sure if he could have helped Carapaz he would have

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Holden McGroin
Holden McGroin

Pogačar was savage in this stage, the champion has landed!

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Oliver smarty
Oliver smarty

@bluelotusflower evidence ? Use your brain and you will see ist, but i Help you. Pogacar cycled over 6.77watt/kg at Hills over minutes, only Contador, Armstrong and Pantani did that too, so now use your thing in your head and you have your evidence. Also Pogacar is 22, He cant cycle over6 Watt/kg in so Young years too.

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Gooss Frabba
Gooss Frabba

@Oliver smarty i guess your surname is not very asociated with your comment ..

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Fragmate
Fragmate

@Ales Novak I'm a huge pogacar fan mate, I'm a big fan of every Slovenian rider as I live 5mintues away from the border of Slovenia doesn't make it less suspicious tho

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Ales Novak
Ales Novak

@Fragmate You are just jealous,because your favorite is not as good as Pogacar.

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Adam Gaisser
Adam Gaisser

Notice Cavendish wearing a $275K Richard Mille watch during the race. Interesting choice for a ride through the rainy mountains in France.

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Nick Estanislao
Nick Estanislao

Congrats to team UAE for having the yellow jersey ride safe

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Heath
Heath

Doped to the gills. Clear as day. Dropping thomas and Roglic like they are riding training wheel bikes

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David Ellis
David Ellis

There's a mountain on the tour , that when you get to the top doesn't go anywhere, it's called the 'cul-de-sac".

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mama mia
mama mia

unbelievable performance-reminds me on the famous American.

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Coco
Coco

@triathelete Wolf Greg was one of the very few clean riders. When you are born with exceptional gifts you don't need to dope. Todays snow flakes are whiners who want to be winners but have to cheat because they just can't face the reality that they are not good enough. Today everyone is a winner- it is the politically correct way. Wouldn't want to hurt anyones feelings might take years of therapy to get over.

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Ian Handley
Ian Handley

Floyd Landis

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leon whaanga
leon whaanga

Agree.

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Jonathan Chester
Jonathan Chester

more evidence less old man grumping please.

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Elite Harrington
Elite Harrington

🤫 shhhhh !!!

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monsieurmc90
monsieurmc90

I hope to be wrong and yes, he is incredibly talented and obviously trained very well, but so are his competitors. the question I ask myself: what does he have what the others don't. just too strong.

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Fern Hernandez
Fern Hernandez

Let’s go Wout!!!!!

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Luis Suárez
Luis Suárez

We need to wait one more year till Bernal can give real competition to Pogacar. What a shame and so boring there are no close rivals near Pogacar this year.

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Luis Suárez
Luis Suárez

@DaiBei Yes, he might be a close rival for Pogacar as well in the future

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Ed
Ed

If thats a bore, I am into boredom big time!

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DaiBei
DaiBei

We have to wait until Remco Evenepoel is really back.

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Luis Suárez
Luis Suárez

@Allan Virimai Allright so pity, he is very talented and could have been one of the few who can really be a close opponent for Pogacar. But with chronical backpain it will be very difficult for him. Hopefully he can find a solution for this so he can really attack Pogacar in the future.

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Allan Virimai
Allan Virimai

@Luis Suárez but he wasnt utterly dorminant his chronic back problems kept cropping up

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escamunich A
escamunich A

You gotta have crazy power to climb 8% gradient with a big ring.

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quxify
quxify

the last day was stage 3, roglic the only actual contender crashed out... we can stop the tour now the results will be about the same

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john mannion
john mannion

very hard to like cav!delighted for Ineos!

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Mister Scagnetti
Mister Scagnetti

Totally legit performance, nothing to see here ladies and gents, move along…

Vor year
Angad Singh
Angad Singh

This tour is already over. Mark it as a 2nd win for pagočar

Vor year
seeni gzty
seeni gzty

great performance by my guy Tadej "Lance Landis" Pogacar

Vor year
Henriette Looten
Henriette Looten

Now lets watch the tour for the second place

Vor year
Brian Messemer
Brian Messemer

This parallels Hautacam in 2000 in multiple aspects 😳

Vor year
Biscoe House of Mercy
Biscoe House of Mercy

We know Mikaela was that good for that long. Yes,,Bolt really was that fast. Tiger is here and second place is up for grabs. Is Tadej ,,, really in this day of science and training ,,, super humanly above ,, head and shoulders above. That you win a time trial,, now,, by 2,, 3 ,, no 19 Seconds faster than Time Trial Specialist Stefan Kung. It's ,, like Daddy always said. Anything too good to be true son,,, I hope instead we are just seeing a once in a generation Rider. Mikey Out. Oooohhhh Yeah!!!!!

Vor year
Miro Pribanić
Miro Pribanić

tragic day for French cycling...Alaphilippe lost too much time...now he's trailing over 18 minutes to the Yellow Jersey

Vor year
Румен Доспатлиев
Румен Доспатлиев

Well, what did you expect? Alaphilippe himself said that he is not GC threat. The french hope is called David Gaudu.

Vor year
Stephen R
Stephen R

Some performance but the tour being over in week one doesn't do it for me

Vor year
Diego Lessa
Diego Lessa

Yep. Tour is gone. Not worth it.

Vor year
Stephen R
Stephen R

@Simon Says agree

Vor year
Andreas Andre Myrvold
Andreas Andre Myrvold

The unpredictable efforts of so many riders this stage you would say no, but now that Pogacar has the upper hand, I guess he should ride more conservatively with support from his team from now on. But on the other hand it seems like the old codes of riding just doesn`t apply anymore.

Vor year
Arno
Arno

Roglic crash destroyed the biggest competitor, Roglic wouldn't have been able to win over Pog. But his very strong time trial potential, and very strong team... he wouldn't be more than 1 minute behind, and so still be a danger.

Vor year
J B
J B

History will show there is a long way to go.

Vor year
Marko Habjanič
Marko Habjanič

Pogacar the machine!!! Best cyclist ever!!

Vor year
Marko Habjanič
Marko Habjanič

@Simon Says 😉

Vor year
asioe kiou
asioe kiou

Now lets watch the tour for the second place

Vor 11 Monate
M Ark
M Ark

GCN daily TDF vids are class leading.

Vor year
Laszlo Zoltan
Laszlo Zoltan

what are you talking about? highlights from a 4 hr+ stage? that's like showing a north korean what's on a fancy european menu

Vor year
Immigrant Veteran
Immigrant Veteran

Carapaz lives and trains in the high mountains in the Andes. His daily training starts where only a some of the TdF peak; yet he gets dropped like a Cat 5 rider. Hmmmm🤔🤔🤔

Vor year
Diego Lessa
Diego Lessa

@Румен Доспатлиев don't fool yourself

Vor year
pagoren
pagoren

@Adrià Medina go see the documentary of Ineos about carapaz on yt

Vor year
N. M
N. M

Get off your high horse. He won the Giro bc Nibs and Rog let him go while marking each other. He's below Bernal, who's below Roglić and who's the only one who could fight against Tadej, besides Tom Dumoulin if he comes back as a GC.

Vor year
Adrià Medina
Adrià Medina

@pagoren Maybe he just took a week off or whatever. But clearly carapaz is not as strong as many think. He got catched by the rest.

Vor year
pagoren
pagoren

@Adrià Medina Carapaz was training there before coming in Europe for tour of Switzerland

Vor year
Pyro Pat
Pyro Pat

So that's why the pog was smiling at the start of the TT

Vor year
Xplora213
Xplora213

@Matej Marincic Lance was also the first guy to base an entire career around Le Tour. Everyone before him was splitting their time over a bunch of races. Lance focused on one race for ten years of his life. But all his tricks are known now by all the teams. I struggle to believe it’s legit.

Vor year
Matej Marincic
Matej Marincic

@Simon Says man lance was average cyclist nothing more even he said that he was not more then average. This guy is from 2011 on radar of trainers born rider

Vor year
Matej Marincic
Matej Marincic

@Simon Says the boy is born cyclist check his weight/power/oxygen/cap and compare it with lance that was to big for cycler or froome that disappeared after no juice with asthma

Vor year
Jaysal P
Jaysal P

Reminds me of Lance and Riis!

Vor year
Karol Lenart
Karol Lenart

Pogacar is that strong that I start wondering whether he is clean hmm. I think even healthy Roglic would have no chances against him in this TdF. Unbelieveable power. That said I hope something will happen (even a crash :D) and we will have some fight for the win. Otherwise it will be boring TdF. But who can fight? Carapaz? Who else?

Vor year
Garry Atkinson
Garry Atkinson

May as well give give him the title now,he could become the greatest of all time this kid

Vor year
Oliver smarty
Oliver smarty

No He cant because He is full Like Armstrong.

Vor year
Laurenze Ramos
Laurenze Ramos

I'm just watching coz i wanna know if WVA can finish top 10

Vor year
Haris
Haris

He’s nuts!

Vor year
seeni gzty
seeni gzty

That’s some pedaler right there

Vor year
M Davis
M Davis

To say he is clean is like rolling in the mud and saying you are clean. The riders, UCI, ASO and every cycling body saying the sport is clean/cleaner. Then you have times being broken that you had during the everyone is on something Lance years. No chance the peleton is clean, Pogacar is just doing it better. Much like Lance did years ago. The only thing that I wonder is if he is smart and will either retire or not race the TDF for a few years. This of course after winning 3-4. Seeing if he doesn't then everyone is going to be looking for the needle in the haystack so to speak. With Lance it was the "saddle sore" medical that in reality started his downfall. True, buying equipment for testing and giving the sport money helps. Will Pogacar do it too? And will he be top 5 finishing tomorrow? You have to wonder how long until the team has him look like he cracks... even if it's not as bad as the Lance bonks and then rips the tour apart, from the sprinter section of the peleton (in the very back) to the stage win.

Vor year
Dizzy Assklown
Dizzy Assklown

...Now...the tour starts..👊

Vor year
GreN Zedd
GreN Zedd

What's he on? Hope it isn't illegal. Amazing handling in testing conditions.

Vor year
june ortiz
june ortiz

It will be pogaçar victory until the end While MVDP will quit for upcoming Tokyo Olympics

Vor year
Yanik G-Force
Yanik G-Force

Armstrong, Landis, Ullrich, Contador, Froome (?), Wiggings (?)... Can we really trust a Tour de France winner who crushes the oppositions nowadays?

Vor year
Yanik G-Force
Yanik G-Force

@mama mia Agreed.

Vor year
mama mia
mama mia

Indurain?

Vor year
lices
lices

havent watched TDF for some years man but wheres quintana , froome , porte, molema etc ???!?

Vor year
Kden
Kden

I reckon he’s on that special sauce. He legit wasn’t even tired after such a monsters effort. Kinda reminds of of Armstrong

Vor year
Desert Rain Frog
Desert Rain Frog

@Kden Did you see him at the finish?

Vor year
Kden
Kden

@Desert Rain Frog at what point did he show fatigue ? To me it looked like he effortlessly passed everyone at light speed

Vor year
Desert Rain Frog
Desert Rain Frog

@Jo Well after his TT he didn't appear tired, and today he did show fatigue. So unless he displays the same level of fatigue differently on different days, his TT looks a bit suspicious. But who knows, it's all speculation.

Vor year
Jo
Jo

What is your give away that he was "not tired"? Different riders express their efforts differently on the outside. Best examples are probably Qunitana vs Almeida. The first always looks exactly the same and at some point just gets dropped, the later basically looks like he is just about to blow into pieces from the start of every climb.

Vor year
Desert Rain Frog
Desert Rain Frog

He was tired today when he crossed the line, that doesn't necessarily refute your claim though I suppose. He wasn't tired after his TT though.

Vor year
Ja Man
Ja Man

100% on the juice, kinda reminds me of lance. everyone but one rider having to really struggle, and one rider has an easy stroll up the hill.

Vor year
Ales Novak
Ales Novak

You are just jealous.

Vor year
Evaldo j oliveira
Evaldo j oliveira

Pogacar será campeão, já era pros outros...

Vor year
tyson1ize
tyson1ize

it began from the start well there's a novel idea?? hope it catches on lol

Vor year
Tewerai Janda
Tewerai Janda

Carapaz will win the tour.. Pogo did too much too early… but he took his chance he will be out the back soon maybe not today or tomorrow or the day after but soon. Never underestimate growing up at high altitude.

Vor year
David O Brien
David O Brien

First rider to win 10 Tours in a row? Hope not..

Vor year
Marko Podganjek
Marko Podganjek

So why was difference so big? In one side differences were big between Pog and GC group. On other side he was saving strength entire week while others were running like crazy in one or other breakaway (best sample Carapaz in stage 7). And he also recuperate excellent with his 22 years. So now bill came for the others. He catch them literally on wrong foot attack and maximise difference. He rides excellent on records levels, while GC group was riding like beaten dogs All conditions are for repetition in stage 9.

Vor year
robert philip
robert philip

Damn, where's MVDP in the GC top 10?

Vor year
Phillip Pitts
Phillip Pitts

Another wild day !

Vor year
rykemedia
rykemedia

This was not a good performance from Pogacar! It just leaves a super bitter-sweet taste afterward. And again i don't say he dopes, he might be a superkid who has such power but i can understand the people who see several red flags in his performance. For me i would advise him just to keep cool for now, the tour is long why make such moves and everyone starts again with this bs talk over such a crazy performance. You have much more time to show your potential why in a way like that? this just sets a spotlight on our sport which is not good and brings bad media with it.

Vor year
Cornelio Patino
Cornelio Patino

Vamos Carapaz

Vor year
funk44
funk44

2nd place wins... in about 5 years time

Vor year
Erik Peterson
Erik Peterson

Awesome!!! Thx for this

Vor year
Jerichoholic
Jerichoholic

Tbh, all climbers are doped up. At least most of them. Froome, LA, Pog you name it. The only genuine rider I see these days is Peter Sagan.

Vor year
WHUT WHUT IZONIE
WHUT WHUT IZONIE

WUHOOOOO GOOD JOB MICHAEL WOODSS!!!!!!

Vor year
smithytri89
smithytri89

I wonder how long it will be until the French fans turn on Pogacar.

Vor year
Steve Zodiac
Steve Zodiac

@Jesse Härkönen that's why they don't like the UK.

Vor year
Gooss Frabba
Gooss Frabba

@Jesse Härkönen I guess.. Like that woman who wanted to kill half of the cyclers hahah

Vor year
Jesse Härkönen
Jesse Härkönen

The French don't like winners.

Vor year
Gooss Frabba
Gooss Frabba

And why would that be 🤔🤔

Vor year
Ryan Chan
Ryan Chan

serious question: how come everyone says to not cross chain, but I commonly see pro cyclists cross chain? e.g. 2:47 (big chain ring, big cog)... is there a reason for this?

Vor year
Eto
Eto

@Jason Webb who cares what dopestrong said

Vor year
beeble2003
beeble2003

@Desert Rain Frog Exactly. Having said that, if I'm going up a short hill that's a bit steeper than I expected, I'll stay in big-big to the top, rather than try to shift chainrings.

Vor year
Jonathan Chester
Jonathan Chester

@julmeissonnier that's bollocks unless you buy cheap parts from China.

Vor year
Jonathan Chester
Jonathan Chester

because it sounds like you are grinding coffee beans. It's just considered bad form, like tucking your shades under your helmet strap. All nonsense of course.

Vor year
Eto
Eto

Excessive wear doesn't matter for pros. They can have a new chain and drivetrain every day if they want. It's not good to cross chain because of that, and the angle increases the risk of skipping a tooth as well as a bit more drag.

Vor year
L139 X
L139 X

Seems like a stronger performance than Lance, 2003 - Luz Ardinen come back. Just saying. :(

Vor year
Vaibhav Tipnis
Vaibhav Tipnis

Pogacar is a monster! Pogi-mon

Vor year
Immigrant Veteran
Immigrant Veteran

Last time I saw such a dominant display of a rider in both the mountains and in TT was during the Armstrong era. 😉

Vor year
Involuntary Soul
Involuntary Soul

ppl need to realize in many eastern European counties there is no such thing as antidoping

Vor year
qopoy dnon
qopoy dnon

topping it with these laryngal indispositions of his... I think I need a glass of Connemara Peated Single Malt in order to come to terms with it all ;-)

Vor year
vbddfy euuyt
vbddfy euuyt

underestimate growing up at high altitude.

Vor 11 Monate
Ate De Jong
Ate De Jong

It blew up as there is no team controlling the race.

Vor year
Justice Furee
Justice Furee

They gave him the new go go juice

Vor year
Mikhail Fabrikant
Mikhail Fabrikant

Pogacar is doing the Armstrong.

Vor year
Dilligaf
Dilligaf

is pogacar on the gas ? this stage like the 2020 TT.

Vor year

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