The Week in Bike #24 – 13 June 2014

Jun 13 2014

Inhalant (please do not attempt), inhaler, Froome, Internet Slueths, SCA, Armstrong, Henao, Betancur, “citolamegavirus”, Golden Gran Fondo, UCI Fondos, Emakumeen Bira, Vos, van der Breggen, Ferrand-Prevot, Rabobank-Liv, coverage, organization, certification.

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6 Responses to “The Week in Bike #24 – 13 June 2014”

  1. colin 13 June 2014 at 3:03 pm #

    omg dat USAC comment.

  2. rusto88 13 June 2014 at 5:05 pm #

    Whippet, into shape, shape it up, get straight.

  3. skylab 13 June 2014 at 5:18 pm #

    Oh boy. First with the drinking, and now you’re hitting whippets? Slippery slope and all that. Another good job, and I like the emphasis on women’s racing.

  4. Toestrap 14 June 2014 at 6:31 am #

    So what happens to all these T-shirts after their single TWTWIB airing?
    You flog ’em on EBay?
    Keep up the good work.

  5. H.E. Pennypacker 16 June 2014 at 3:28 pm #

    Well done. In desperate need of a HTRWW for the Dauphine. ‘Cause this is pretty much how the US commentary on Talansky went:

    Bob: “This is extremely unusual for a race like this. Amazing tactics by Garmin and Talanksy!”
    Other guy: “It is amazing! How’d it happen, Bob?”
    Bob: “Clearly just good tactics by Garmin.”

    Uh…thanks, Bob.

    • Cosmo Catalano 17 June 2014 at 4:48 am #

      Unfortunately, it’s rare to get footage of the break forming. It would have been sensational for Sunday’s stage.

      I didn’t cover it in too much detail, but Contador really kinda messed up. Breaks had been succeeding all week, and with the size and caliber of Talansky’s move, there was no reason to think he’d be much worse in it rather than in the peloton. Tinkoff seemed thin on numbers, and an isolated Contador focused much too hard on Froome. Maybe if Froome had had a less horrible day, Contador might have had an easier time keeping an eye on Talansky.

      From my POV, it was Talansky’s loss-limiting earlier in the week that really put him in position for the win.

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