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Orange Crush

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06/17/2022 12:01 PM
Spectators has very little to do with it, if anything. It’s all about hotels and what various staff are doing evenings. The current variants don’t care much either about previous successful protective measures such as masks. Read a recent article that now greater than 50% of Canadians have had COVID at least once. I’m now in the minority category.
79pmooney

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06/17/2022 01:36 PM
Posted By Orange Crush on 06/17/2022 12:01 PM
Spectators has very little to do with it, if anything. It’s all about hotels and what various staff are doing evenings. The current variants don’t care much either about previous successful protective measures such as masks. Read a recent article that now greater than 50% of Canadians have had COVID at least once. I’m now in the minority category.
Spectators won't affect the race but if there is a big swell afterwards, there could be real consequences for future races.

Cosmic Kid

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06/20/2022 09:55 AM
Sagan tests positive for at least the third time for COVID....

https://www.velonews.com/news/road/peter-sagan-catches-covid-in-build-toward-tour-de-france/

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Orange Crush

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06/20/2022 11:10 AM
Sagan...oh well, that has no impact on Tour. But so did a significant part of the possible JV entourage for Tour and couple UAE support riders.
79pmooney

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06/20/2022 11:42 AM
Le's look at the bright side. Sagan just got his second booster. Of the all-natural variety. He should be good to go for another nine months or so when the after effects wear off. And he's probably helped out a few others with their all-natural boosters.

If we didn't have these poster boys, most would not know how well this approach works.
Orange Crush

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06/20/2022 12:00 PM
The utility of actual vaccines is also running out of runway. We're now in similar territory as with flu vaccine every year, having to guess what next strain looks like (link below bottom part of article).

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/omicron-immunity-canada-covd19-vaccines-1.6428536
Cosmic Kid

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06/20/2022 12:13 PM
Yeah, it would help if the updated Omicron version of the vaccines could be released, but even that is behind the current situation.
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Orange Crush

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06/21/2022 02:48 PM
So Kuss is in but Dennis is out for JV Tour selection. Between Kuss and Kruijswijk there are two mountain support riders the rest is more general support from classics specialists. Looks like a strong squad but I am curious about Dennis' thoughts on the matter. van Hooydonk who supposedly displaces Dennis showed himself valuable to Roglic in last year's Vuelta.
Cosmic Kid

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06/21/2022 03:03 PM
One of the podcasts I listened to was saying that Dennis has been off-form and sock since Romandie and he was not expected to make the final Tour roster.
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Cosmic Kid

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06/22/2022 09:29 AM
Froome makes the Israel - Premier Tech Tour roster....avergae age for the team is 33.

The Tour de Geezer rolls into July, I guess!
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Orange Crush

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06/22/2022 10:45 AM
It's telling that ISN is trying to stave off relegation next year. Geezers need to step up their game.
Cosmic Kid

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06/22/2022 12:22 PM
Video of the ride across the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark, featured on Stage 2....."breezy" is a word that comes to mind!

https://youtu.be/7k0SLgzL9-U
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6ix

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06/22/2022 12:52 PM
Just watched some of that video. Definitely some strong wind and that's a LONG bridge.

Another observation. Guy taking the video needs to air up his tires! Bouncing up and down, up and down.
Orange Crush

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06/22/2022 01:00 PM
My read on course is that there’s no need to start watching until Wednesday, the cobble stage. It looks pretty boring till then, wind notwithstanding.
Cosmic Kid

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06/22/2022 01:11 PM
Will watch Stages 1&2....TT will decide the first yellow and wind could rip things apart on stage 2. Past that, I'll do the highlights probably until Wednesday, as noted.
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