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    No Tdf thread yet? Really?

    Fun stage today, missed all the climbs apart from the finish, but with Froome winning and the Mod (not sarge) taking the yellow it must be a good day to be british.
    Last edited by Bud Peyote; 07-07-2012, 04:30 PM.
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    Just watching the highlight repeat show now. There was a time when I used to watch every live show daily and now I rely on catching highlight shows a day late! Never mind, looking forward to seeing Wiggins in yellow and how Sky now handle the race. Surely a little too early to have to try and control the race in defense of the yellow (I haven't checked the time gaps yet so have no idea what Wiggins has on his main tour contenders).
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    • #3
      Four seconds! So it's going to be some exciting days in the mountains for sure... I have always been a big Cadel Evans fan as well so whoever of them does it best will have my support. And surprises are always welcome of course!
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Bud Peyote View Post
        No Tdf thread yet? Really?

        Fun stage today, missed all the climbs apart from the finish, but with Froome winning and the Mod (not sarge) taking the yellow it must be a good day to be british.
        Or even Kenyan!! ..... although Froome is a UK passport holder.

        My fave bit so far has been FDJ boss Mark Madiot bellowing at Pinot from the back of the team car to go faster. Like the poor sod was going flat out to win his first ever stage anyway. Good to see a competitive field rather than Andy Schleck/Evans or Andy Schleck/Contador..... and maybe if he wasn't under orders Froome could be in contention for GC? He certainly outperformed Wiggins at last year's Vuelta....

        Even if you don't like cycling, it's worth watching to remind yourself what sunshine looks like!!!
        "Here comes the Fun Cooker!!"

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Slim Jim View Post
          My fave bit so far has been FDJ boss Mark Madiot bellowing at Pinot from the back of the team car to go faster. Like the poor sod was going flat out to win his first ever stage anyway. Good to see a competitive field rather than Andy Schleck/Evans or Andy Schleck/Contador..... and maybe if he wasn't under orders Froome could be in contention for GC? He certainly outperformed Wiggins at last year's Vuelta....

          Even if you don't like cycling, it's worth watching to remind yourself what sunshine looks like!!!
          The approach to the finish was excellent, shouting his head off then hugging the other guy in the car. I thought Bradley Wiggins was solid today, he must be feeling pretty confident, although being English I always suspect a crash is around the corner like last year. I heard an interview with him where he said he can't have a 'mod' haircut because of the helmet so he goes for the sideboards.

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          • #6
            Wiggins was looking supreme today. Great that he was able to take so much time out of the others on such a hilly course. Expected Evans to lose time but not that much. Will be interesting to see how much Froome is prepared to ride on the front working for Wiggins. He certainly looks the strongest climber at the mo but admittedly the real tests are yet to come. Heady days for UK cycling for sure.
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            • #7
              Froome seemed very humble and content with working for Wiggins in the post stage win-interview but the more freedom he gets the funnier for us I guess.
              Even thought the Pinot finish with the directeur sportif going bonkers was brilliant I would have loved Kessiakoff to make it after that long breakaway... anyway spotted shirt is the coolest one after the yellow and I hope he can keep it for a while!
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              • #8
                What kind of twat puts carpet tacks on the route? Much as I hate Cadel Evans, it was sickening to watch and glad that Wiggo and the rest came together to wait for him to rejoin the peloton. Say what you like about cycling and the Tour in particular but there still seems to be a corinthian sporting spirit at play (drug-testing notwithstanding!!).

                Is this race in the bag now for Wiggins? What with him being favourite to triumph in the second time trial and Froome apparently under team orders. Can Nibali or Evans come back?
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                • #9
                  Doesn't look like it after today's stage... has been some fun cycling in the mountains!
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                  • #10
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bud Peyote View Post
                      Froome seemed very humble and content with working for Wiggins in the post stage win-interview but the more freedom he gets the funnier for us I guess.
                      Even thought the Pinot finish with the directeur sportif going bonkers was brilliant I would have loved Kessiakoff to make it after that long breakaway... anyway spotted shirt is the coolest one after the yellow and I hope he can keep it for a while!
                      I don't think Froome is particularly humble/content. There is a fairly strong undercurrent of disgruntlement and hints at how things should be (in his mind) on a regular basis. He's been paid by Sky to do a particualr job and he's sticking to it. Am sure he'll fall out with this set-up after le Tour.

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                      • #12
                        That's the impression I get. He's sold out and is feeling shit about it.

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                        • #13
                          Well that was just based on the one interview after that particular stage - I have not heard any others and don't know much about Sky politics to be honest. But it was definitely looking like he was frustrated with the team orders yesterday.


                          Originally posted by Col Wolfe View Post
                          In other cycling news, I trashed my new Masi racer at the weekend after just one week of owning it
                          Ouch, how did it happen? Hope you're alright if it was a crash...
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Bud Peyote View Post
                            Ouch, how did it happen? Hope you're alright if it was a crash...
                            Pothole/ditch incident. According to Strava, I was doing 31mph at point of impact

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                            • #15
                              As a Tour buff of over thirty years, I have to say that, while Wiggins' achievement is phenomenal and most welcome, this has been easily the most boring Tour I've ever seen.

                              I liken Team Sky to Barcelona or Spain's footy teams. So superior that they've been able to suffocate the opposition (not literally, that would be hideous) and concomitantly extract all the joy from the event. It's a successful formula, clearly, but it's killed the spectacle for me.

                              Can't get Contador or Andy Shleck back quickly enough for me, then we'll see a legitimate challenge, particularly on the climbs, which we rely on for drama.

                              I'm more interested in the great fraud Armstrong finally being found out. So many of his former lieutenants have been done for doping (remember e.g. Heras guiding Armstrong up hills, thus defeating Ulrich) that it invalidates his 'achievements' in what is a team event. If it happened in athletics, he would have already been stripped of titles due to receiving illegal assistance.

                              After watching 'The Race That Shocked The World', I'm even more convinced of US sports' collusion with laboratories in an attempt to gain national ideological supremacy. But I must qualify this by admitting to being an arch conspiracy theorist. And a big Indurain fan.
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