Tour de France 2020: Notes from Robbie and Bridie’s Tour de France team

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B&B Hotels-Vital Concept

Robbie – 6/10

“The most remarkable for them were Pierre Rolland and Quentin Pacher. Bryan Coquard’s best position was third on this Tour. I thought they could play a bigger role and come closer to winning something.

Bridie – 7/10

“I don’t want to sound like a parent handing out participation medals, but I think they did all they could. We have to rate them on a different scale than an INEOS with a bazillion euro budget. I was really impressed with the efforts of Pacher and Rolland.

Total direct energy

Robbie – 4/10

“They took breaks but never really threatened to go to the finish. They normally manage to have this result which shocks people.

Bridie 4/10

“They tried at the wrong times with the wrong riders, showing that they weren’t thinking about the best way to start the race.”

Nation start-up d’Israël

Robbie – 5/10

They tried hard and took a few breaks. André Greipel’s best was 6e, Hugo Hofstetter got 4e. There were encouraging signs.

Bridie – 5/10

” I agree “

NTT Pro Cycling

Robbie – 4,5 / 10

«Nizzolo abandoned at stage 8, Edvald Boasson Hagen finished 2nd on a stage where he struck far too early. Once again, I tried hard but didn’t get the results, and for a WorldTour team, that’s not enough.

Bridie – 3/10

“I would have given Gogl a 1.5 for the breaks, but he’s not here anymore. “

Arkea-Samsic

Robbie – 5/10

“I may be generous here. Nairo Quintana stayed in the race to his credit, he was good until he crashed, but it didn’t work. “

Bridie – 6/10

“Quintana could have been a GC rider tied with Landa or Mas, I pushed them a bit.

Sunweb team

Robbie – 9,75 / 10

“They got the numbers where they needed to be. Stage victory for Kragh Andersen, stage victory for Hirschi. Bol almost won a stage, just beaten by Wout van Aert.

Bridie – 9/10

“Absolute commitment from all the pilots in their attacks, but I want to have a place to go!”

AG2R La Mondiale

Robbie – 7/10

“Nans Peters’ stage victory at Laruns was fantastic. If Bardet had run in a top five or six overall, that would have changed things.

Bridie 6,5 / 10

“They didn’t have a medical evaluation from Bardet when he fell and I was disappointed his teammates didn’t take any action. It was well intentioned but dangerous.

Groupama-FDJ

Robbie – 3/10

“We saw a lot of Thibaut Pinot on TV, that’s not enough. Kung tried hard, Reichenbach was in a number of breaks, he really did fly the flag for them. It’s just not enough and that’s why it’s three.

Bridie – 3,5 / 10

“A supplement of 0.5 for Madouas.”

Lotto Soudal

Robbie – 9/10

“One team, one goal. They lost two guys in stage 1 and with just five riders they won two stages with the option of adding another to go higher. Thomas de Gendt was not at his best.

Bridie – 9/10

“Than five eggs in a basket. They were absolutely dedicated to Caleb Ewan. There are no plans B, C or D. “

CCC

Robbie 6/10

“Zakarin’s team almost won this stage, it was scary to watch. Trentino was pretty much in the green jersey but not close to a stage victory. Greg van Avermaet was disappointing, especially on stage 19 where Trentin attacked and he couldn’t follow through.

Bridie 6/10

“This step felt like laziness or a lack of cohesion to me. They were a team in jersey only, for contracts next year.

Cofidis

Robbie – 7/10

“Guillaume Martin started strong, was as high as third overall. He fell in the standings but started to recover and finished 11th.e. Their sprinters were poor with Viviani. They were very active during the breakaways and we really took note.

Bridie – 6/10

“It’s pretty generous, I was impressed with some elements of the way they raced. “

Astana

Robbie – 8/10

“They took the lead on the downhill on the first leg, helping their leader to fall. They hid in the middle of the peloton after that. Winner of the Lutsenko stage, tick. Lopez won the queen stage of the Col de la Loze. If Lopez could have kept himself in the top three, they would have been in the top nine.

Bridie – 8/10

“Okay with that. Lopez will be really disappointed with his performance in the TT. “

EF Pro bike

Robbie – 8,5 / 10

“Rigoberto Uran did very well, under the radar for most of the race and was pretty solid throughout the race. Higuita was super unlucky, I thought he had more to offer if he could have stayed in the race. Neilson Powless was really a nice surprise on several breaks. The highlight for me was Dani Martinez’s victory at Queen Marie. “

Bridie – 8/10

“I’m in the same stadium, really impressive. “

Movistar

Robbie – 8/10

“They took breaks with Verona, Soler, Nelson Oliviera. Erviti was also on breaks. They were active, winning the team competition, I’m just not completely convinced of their team’s performance, just something that was missing. be over-excited about them. Winning the teams and a top five in the GC (Enric Mas 5e overall) earned them a bonus point. “

Bridie 8/10

Bahrain McLaren

Robbie – 8/10

“It was a very good race for Landa (4e overall) but he never really threatened to get on the podium. I love the way they gelled as a team, they tried to put pressure on the race and really break it.

“Poels was injured throughout the Tour, which earned him a bonus point. The Bilbao super housekeeper in support of Landa and Colbrelli has done a very good job.

Bridie – 7,5 / 10

“I’m not sure I was so impressed. There were glimpses of shine but it happened a bit late in the Tour. “

Grenadiers Ineos

Robbie – 6/10

“Bernal entered the defending Tour champion as a tied favorite, but in the end he fell through the ice and disappeared from the race. Carapaz and Kwiatkowski were the highlight. Sivakov gets an extra half point for fighting after a constant fall. Carapaz came very close to winning the KOM jersey. “

Bridie – 5,5 / 10

“I think the points go to Carapaz and Kwiatkoski. “

BORA-Hansgrohe

Robbie – 6/10

“Sagan unable to win a stage and beaten for the green, but I like the fight he led. Buchmann arrived injured and never quite recovered. They took great responsibility in the race and tried to tear it apart, but never quite got the job. fact. Schachmann and Kamna were the highlights. “

Bridie – 6/10

“Schachmann was altruistic and he and Kamna clearly have a great friendship and read each other very well.

Mitchelton-Scott

Robbie – 8/10

“He came to win the chase stage, but he put on the yellow jersey and held it for four days. Yates fought like a solid Top 10, not at his best but still strong. Mezgec took two second places, heartbreaking. “

Bridie 8/10

” I agree with that. “

Trek-Segafredo

Robbie – 9,5 / 10

” A goal. Richie Porte, podium, succeeded. The team has been a fantastic support, it’s a big part of Australian sporting history. The only thing the team was missing was a stage victory somewhere. “

Bridie – 9,5 / 10

Jumbo-Visma

Robbie – 8,25 / 10

“They dominated the whole tour until yesterday. Van Aert, two stage victories, Roglič a stage victory, Dumoulin second yesterday, but everything fell apart. They got closer, it was heartbreaking for them. “

Bridie – 8,25 / 10

« Roglič had his worst day on the bike when he needed his best day. “

EAU Team Emirates

Robbie – 10/10

“They have the winner Tadej Pogačar. I don’t have to say much. “

Bridie 10/10

Deceuninck-QuickStep

Robbie – 9,5 / 10

“Green jersey for Sam Bennett, stage victory for him (Editor’s note: he would also win stage 21). Stage victory for Julian Alaphilippe and bonus points for Michael Mørkøv for his work in the intermediate sprints. “

Bridie – 9,5 / 10

“Julian Alaphilippe also made a passage in yellow. “

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