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Shocker- Tadej Pogacar in pink at the giro.
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No surprise there and that after his little accident at the foot of the final climb. Thomas now best of the rest.
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MrsHJ wrote: 5 May 2024, 8:16pm Shocker- Tadej Pogacar in pink at the giro.
He's good for it this year, apparently he's never been in such good condition.
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Cavendish riding the tour this year or is he officially "retired"?
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JerseyJoe wrote: 7 May 2024, 2:45pm Cavendish riding the tour this year or is he officially "retired"?
unless he is injured beforehand he will be there, seems to be keeping out of trouble so far :D
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Cav and Sagan are both racing in Tour of Hungary this week. Could be fun!

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... and he's [spoiler]gone and won Stage 2. Huzzah![/color][/spoiler]
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JerseyJoe wrote: 7 May 2024, 2:45pm Cavendish riding the tour this year or is he officially "retired"?
Still on the startlist as part of the TdF team.
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cycleruk wrote: 9 May 2024, 7:20pm
JerseyJoe wrote: 7 May 2024, 2:45pm Cavendish riding the tour this year or is he officially "retired"?
Still on the startlist as part of the TdF team.
He's a tough nut - if he's on the start list, barring a bad crash I'm sure he'll be there to break the record!
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JerseyJoe wrote: 9 May 2024, 8:29pm
cycleruk wrote: 9 May 2024, 7:20pm
JerseyJoe wrote: 7 May 2024, 2:45pm Cavendish riding the tour this year or is he officially "retired"?
Still on the startlist as part of the TdF team.
He's a tough nut - if he's on the start list, barring a bad crash I'm sure he'll be there to break the record!
won todays stage at the Tour of Hungary
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Yes Cav does seem to be in good form. I'm not up to date with his record breaking attempts, but how many stages of the tour does he need to win to be the best ever?
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^ one to beat Eddie's 35 I think.
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Pogacar is just taking the mick now!
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djnotts wrote: 11 May 2024, 7:59pm ^ one to beat Eddie's 35 I think.
The biggest difference to Eddy is however how they've been won - every one of Cav's has been a man on man multi rider sprint, Eddy often won alone after long escapes. However you look at it, both are exceptional athletes with long racing careers, will the current crop of 'superstars' still be racing at top level when they reach Cav or G's age? Beating riders maybe 20 years your junior is amazing, all i can say is respect where its due.
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I think Cav probably has only one or max two seasons left in his legs. How sprinters manage to drag themselves over those high mountains I'll never know. I really hope he gets Merckxs record, he absolutely deserves it.
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