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Tour de France: cobblestones ready to bite the calves of the favorites

2022-07-05T17:41:31.039Z

The riders will be, this Wednesday, at work on the traps of Paris Roubaix. Disjointed, anachronistic, the cobblestones, knucklebones thrown in scattered order on the road to the Tour and veritable teeth of the earth, will stand up against the riders this Wednesday. On the menu: 19.4 km in 11 sectors in the 5th stage Lille-Arenberg. Haunted by the fear of the next day, the peloton, which has, since leaving Copenhagen, taken great care to spare itself, is about to put its



Disjointed, anachronistic, the cobblestones, knucklebones thrown in scattered order on the road to the Tour and veritable teeth of the earth, will stand up against the riders this Wednesday.

On the menu: 19.4 km in 11 sectors in the 5th stage Lille-Arenberg.

Haunted by the fear of the next day, the peloton, which has, since leaving Copenhagen, taken great care to spare itself, is about to put its wheels on a violent carpet.

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“When we do Paris-Roubaix, there are 200 runners who are there and who know why.

They have the culture of exercise.

On the Tour de France, we have more than half of the peloton who don't know the cobblestones or badly, some have never seen a cobblestone in their life.

It's like asking Formula 1 drivers to rally or a road cyclist to race on the track.

There will undoubtedly be two races, one reserved for the cobblestone specialists and the other for the candidates for the general classification.

The goal of the game for the leading teams is not to break, not to puncture, to…

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Source: lefigaro

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