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Re: [SPOILERS] Carbon Fibre....

15 July 2014 - 12:50am
The article from Velonews suggests the bike was broken by the Belkin team car.

http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/07/ ... ash_336328


http://t.co/8Tz8uUNOlj

Re: Tony Martin

14 July 2014 - 11:34pm
He's one incredible powerhouse!

Re: [SPOILERS] Carbon Fibre....

14 July 2014 - 11:21pm
well there are many different versions of events out there. Velonews and the Guardian are worth a read.

cheers

Re: [SPOILERS] Carbon Fibre....

14 July 2014 - 11:03pm
From what they said on the coverage on ITV4, the broken frame was spotted on top of the team car, but this had been caused by it falling off the team car when they were changing Nicolas Roche's wheel, shortly before Contador's crash, I think that's what they meant had happened anyway.

Re: Tony Martin

14 July 2014 - 11:00pm
I was worried he wouldn't finish today when he finally moved off the front, was hardly moving.

Re: [SPOILERS] Carbon Fibre....

14 July 2014 - 10:58pm
definitely there is a leg with a temporary cast on it, and a broken frame with a #31 race number on it, and the question is what caused that....

I just posted some links in the Ad Nauseam thread.

cheers

Re: [SPOILERS] Carbon Fibre....

14 July 2014 - 10:20pm
Fractured tibia diagnosed on x-ray. And he rode on after the crash for about ten minutes with this injury.

Re: Tony Martin

14 July 2014 - 8:49pm
Hi,
I mentioned him in the Vuelta last year, 110 miles at 25 MPH...................Even Ligget mentioned his stolen stage win in the last 100 mtres
Not seen all the tour today, but see him today pacing up the hills NOT rocking at all, compared to the other stick insects
Maybe there is something to learn from his style

Re: Tony Martin

14 July 2014 - 7:49pm
He's decided that if Jens isn't going to cause everyone serious pain, then another German should!

Re: <Spoilers> Rain.... [SPOILERS]

14 July 2014 - 7:16pm
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At least one team does send their riders doing cyclocross over the winter...[/quote]


Yep, no surprise the winner of the stage is a cycle cross champion.

Re: Tony Martin

14 July 2014 - 6:56pm
One of my all time favourite pro riders. Absolute beast on two wheels and a time trialling machine!

Re: Tony Martin

14 July 2014 - 6:30pm
And again today.

Re: [SPOILERS] Carbon Fibre....

14 July 2014 - 6:28pm
3 different stories.
Frame broke.
Bike fell of car in front of him.
He says he hit something in the road.
As it is he has badly damaged his knee causing him to abandon.

Re: [SPOILERS] Carbon Fibre....

14 July 2014 - 4:50pm
Apparently no snapped carbon frame now, was just a rumour. He did crash though and has withdrawn due to injury or lack of contaminated steaks for dinner last night

Re: [SPOILERS] Carbon Fibre....

14 July 2014 - 4:19pm
Thanks!

Re: [SPOILERS] Carbon Fibre....

14 July 2014 - 4:17pm
BBC Sport wrote:Posted at 14:33

Reports are coming in that Alberto Contador's frame snapped which would explain how he sustained such damage on a relatively slow section of the course.

His Tinkoff-Saxo team-mates are all up the road, so he will have to make his way back to the pack solo.

He is looking tentative as he negotiates the first corners since his crash. His hope at the start of the day was of making inroads in the general classification. Now they might be just keeping himself in contention for the rest of the Tour.

Re: [SPOILERS] Carbon Fibre....

14 July 2014 - 3:58pm
Got that, meanwhile I've had a look at the reports and not seen a mention of frame breakage?

Re: [SPOILERS] Carbon Fibre....

14 July 2014 - 3:56pm
Bonefishblues wrote:I think you should be more specific in your title about what it's a spoiler for!

What happened?
Tour De France, Contador crashed. People are saying his S-works frame broke and it caused the crash.

Re: [SPOILERS] Carbon Fibre....

14 July 2014 - 3:43pm
I think you should be more specific in your title about what it's a spoiler for!

What happened?

Re: [SPOILERS] Carbon Fibre....

14 July 2014 - 3:09pm
He has pulled out.

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