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31 May 14 06:54
Date Joined: 25 Aug 07
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It is the last mountain stage. I don't understand why quintana is 7/5. He will just control the race and not go for the win. It is an unwritten rule in cycling when you win the tour you let the stage win to others. Ok, Eddy Merx didn't care.
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Report dom888 May 31, 2014 6:55 AM BST
Eddy merckx
Report SwingingPick May 31, 2014 7:38 AM BST
Quintana has indicated he will go for the win if within reach.
Report ClayDavis May 31, 2014 7:40 AM BST
Unwritten rule? Really? Tell that to Christ Froome who left Quintana on mont ventoux in the summer to win the stage in yellow
Report dom888 May 31, 2014 7:48 AM BST
You can't compare. It wasn't the last mountain stage of the tour de france. But you are right that froome even attacked in the last mountain stage of the tour de france 2013. But he didn't win the stage.
Report SwingingPick May 31, 2014 8:04 AM BST
I remember Froome gifting that stage to Quintana, so perhaps your unwritten rule theory has some legitimacy, however Quintana isn't one who follows rules, apparently. Laugh
Report Catch Me ifyoucan May 31, 2014 10:47 AM BST
Previous winners on MONTE ZONCOLAN

2003 (Gilberto Simoni), 2007 (Gilberto Simoni), 2010 (Ivan Basso), 2011 (Igor Anton - Esp)

Stage 20 Outrights Winner

Nairo Quintana (11/8), Fabio Aru (5), Domenico Pozzovivo (12), Fabio Duarte (14).....
Report ClayDavis May 31, 2014 11:45 AM BST
SP.... I'm surprised at u. It's clear u were watching a different race from me. Froome sat in Quintana and purito's wheel and attacked with a few Km to go....Quintana set off in pursuit and caught Froome and then left him for dead. Purito then jumped Froome and grabbed 2nd. Gifting the stage my ass
Report CJ70 May 31, 2014 12:43 PM BST
Had a pop at Basso for small money. Should be super motivated and soft pedaled yesterday. Not sure he has it any more but at 450's worth a couple of quid.
Report CJ70 May 31, 2014 12:44 PM BST
Opposing Quintana again as the price is silly.
Report Happybacker May 31, 2014 1:47 PM BST
Wanted to wait to see who and how far the break went,now happy this will go down the GC riders. Still able to get Quintana at 6/5 think thats a great price. The only danger i can see is maybe Rolland going on the attack from a long way out, at one last desperate attempt to make the podium. But looks nailed on for Quintan from here.
Report CJ70 May 31, 2014 3:14 PM BST
Break has 7.30 as we reach the Zoncolan. Could be enough if nobody kicks off the leaders group until late.
Report CJ70 May 31, 2014 3:24 PM BST
What on earth are Movistar doing?
Report CJ70 May 31, 2014 3:49 PM BST
FFS spectator pushes the Bardiani rider off.
Report dom888 May 31, 2014 3:58 PM BST
silly Quintana Odds. Before the race and during the race. Maglia rosa Group was 7.30 min down before the last 9km. Thats almost 1 Minute for 1 km. Yesterday the 50 th lost about 7 30 in 20 km. Quintana was traded 9/1 should have been 100/1.
Report dom888 May 31, 2014 4:04 PM BST
And if he really wanted to win this stage, Team Movistar wouldnt have taken it so easily downhill.
Report CJ70 May 31, 2014 4:10 PM BST
Think Quintana has become a public bet. Might be worth watching that, made a fortune off Wiggins in small races when the money was backing on name alone.
Report marychain1 May 31, 2014 7:58 PM BST
You could have given me 100bets in that race and I still don't think I'd have found Rogers
Report Dope May 31, 2014 9:23 PM BST
Anyone know how high Rogers was trading pre-start today? Thanks, just interested, was out all day so couldn't look.
Report SwingingPick June 1, 2014 2:11 PM BST
Had a fair look at this today, and couldn't find it, unfortunately. All I got was he was 10/1 once the market realized the winner was going to come from the breakaway. The only thing I might suggest it to email a Book you bet with regularly. SP
Report SwingingPick June 1, 2014 3:25 PM BST
Clay -- perhaps I wasn't so much watching a different race than remembering this stage differently. Nevertheless, I did back him to win that stage, and even mentioned that it might be the case that he is gifted the stage by Froome if circumstances allow, and well that's how I remember it... fondly. Grin SP
Report CJ70 June 1, 2014 11:34 PM BST
Think Rogers might have been 300-400's? Vaguely remember passing him in a group of similarly priced riders on the morning.
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