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    Quote Originally Posted by dewsweeper View Post
    Froome back in yellow jersey
    Poor finish for Aru.
    Aru made a massive error today.

    why didn't he just stick close to froome.
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    tactically astute from Froome and sky, the complete opposite from Aru, could be massively pivotal that stage
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    At the end of the race the lead rider free wheels the last 10m or so, hands in the air so you can see the sponsors name. Is it agreed that the other riders don't attack at that point, once the arms go up, or is it a gamble each time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tyrion View Post
    At the end of the race the lead rider free wheels the last 10m or so, hands in the air so you can see the sponsors name. Is it agreed that the other riders don't attack at that point, once the arms go up, or is it a gamble each time?
    It's a cocky gamble that sometimes goes wrong. Check YouTube for Eric Zable. There are more, but he is likely the most famous getting it wrong.

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    Thanks for clearing that up. I think I'd be head down until the line and then do the hands up. Big potential to look an utter idiot otherwise. I know the TDF has a few etiquette agreements and I did wonder if this was another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tyrion View Post
    Thanks for clearing that up. I think I'd be head down until the line and then do the hands up. Big potential to look an utter idiot otherwise. I know the TDF has a few etiquette agreements and I did wonder if this was another.
    Sometimes the TV makes it look closer than it is, so on some stages the winner will know from a bit of a way out that they will win. But there is no etiquette at all for stage wins, its every man for himself. But you are right in that the winner of the stage will do all they can to get maximum exposure for their sponsor as in some cases their career depends on them getting that exposure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincoln Quaker View Post
    Aru made a massive error today.

    why didn't he just stick close to froome.
    Perhaps as he doesn't have much of a team that was very difficult in the crosswinds that they had yesterday? Think there is only so much one person can do with out much team support, and he has been on his own for a few hard stages now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hacker Khan View Post
    Sometimes the TV makes it look closer than it is,
    One of the Kittel ones I thought he got it wrong this year, then on the reread on the cereal shot he really far clear of anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larmen View Post
    It's a cocky gamble that sometimes goes wrong. Check YouTube for Eric Zable. There are more, but he is likely the most famous getting it wrong.
    Back on a computer now. I couldn't find the one Zabel lost, but here is an example where Kittel one a sprint
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j2usI9CZKw

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    plenty here including the Zabel one but the Kniesky one is the best haha

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