Things you'd like to see at TdF 2010 ...

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Things you'd like to see at TdF 2010 ...

Postby MichaelB » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:06 am

After seeing some ding dong battles at the Giro, ToC, and TdF 2009 and some amazing riding skills, heres a couple of unusual battles I'd like to see at this years TdF ;

Hushovd & Cavendish go on an attack (like Hushovd did on '09) to try and secure the Points jersey by battling for the intermediate sprints.

A downhill ITT of sorts between Arroyo and Cancellara (Cancellara's catchup after a puncture in '09 and Arroyo's gains downhill in the Giro were AMAZING :shock: )

Boonen, Cancellara, Friere, Flecha et al go head to hed on the cobble stages and really gap the peleton


Any others ????

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Re: Things you'd like to see at TdF 2010 ...

Postby roller » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:31 am

cadel taking yellow after the individual time trial on july 24, if not him then andy schleck, or contador

armstrong struggling and then pulling out and saying "i was only here to raise awareness for cancer"
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Re: Things you'd like to see at TdF 2010 ...

Postby norbs » Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:18 am

Cadel's team actually have a strong race.

A new test that finds all doping.

More understated salutes to the judges. No pistolero or Cav on the phone.

Jens staying upright and doing well.

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Re: Things you'd like to see at TdF 2010 ...

Postby Parrott » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:29 pm

Andy Schleck drop Contador on a climb.

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Re: Things you'd like to see at TdF 2010 ...

Postby jules21 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:40 pm

more of those safe syringe disposal bins

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Re: Things you'd like to see at TdF 2010 ...

Postby hannos » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:49 pm

Parrott wrote:<insert rider> drop Contador on a climb.



Fixed that for you :mrgreen:
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Re: Things you'd like to see at TdF 2010 ...

Postby damonik » Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:01 pm

hannos wrote:
Parrott wrote:<insert rider> drop Contador on a climb.



+10123124039458304958340523948234053986345

Or Contador (DNF)
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Re: Things you'd like to see at TdF 2010 ...

Postby bella26 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:15 pm

Firstly, Jens winning a stage. If that happens then I'm happy. Of course it would be great to see a similar scenario play out as did at the Giro this year where a lot of GC contenders lost significant time meaning they have no option but to attack to win time back. I also hope all the hype surrounding the cobbled stage is well founded. A bit of rainy weather on that day could bode well for a shake up in GC and leave the stage set for an epic battle to the finish.
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Re: Things you'd like to see at TdF 2010 ...

Postby daacha » Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:26 pm

A TT where you make them climb a mountain (ala the Giro) and make half of it on the dirt, when it's wet. :mrgreen:

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Re: Things you'd like to see at TdF 2010 ...

Postby MichaelB » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:21 pm

Jens drop Contador on a climb.

Or just ride over the top of him like a tank....


A bit of carnage on the cobbles (not injuries), but significant delays that make some of the favourites have to do some serious work to claw back time.

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Re: Things you'd like to see at TdF 2010 ...

Postby hannos » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:28 pm

I got it!

a domestique drop Contador on a climb.
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Re: Things you'd like to see at TdF 2010 ...

Postby velocopedant » Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:09 pm

Me. (Only as a spectator of course) :D

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Re: Things you'd like to see at TdF 2010 ...

Postby Chuck » Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:18 pm

MichaelB wrote:Jens drop Contador

Or just ride over the top of him like a tank....


A Panzer....

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Re: Things you'd like to see at TdF 2010 ...

Postby shiv » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:13 pm

How do I make a poll? I want to know who we all hate more, KAK, Magda or Contador

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Re: Things you'd like to see at TdF 2010 ...

Postby Parrott » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:16 pm

shiv wrote:How do I make a poll? I want to know who we all hate more, KAK, Magda or Contador



Too hard :shock:

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Re: Things you'd like to see at TdF 2010 ...

Postby twizzle » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:31 pm

jules21 wrote:more of those safe syringe disposal bins


:lol:
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Re: Things you'd like to see at TdF 2010 ...

Postby MichaelB » Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:51 am

shiv wrote:How do I make a poll? I want to know who we all hate more, KAK, Magda or Contador


Need to include a button that says "all equally"

Was trying to think what cyclists were nick named KAK and Magda, until I twigged :roll:

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Re: Things you'd like to see at TdF 2010 ...

Postby familyguy » Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:32 am

One of the Schleck boys winning the thing. But I might have to wait another couple of years.

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Re: Things you'd like to see at TdF 2010 ...

Postby MichaelB » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:09 am

familyguy wrote:One of the Schleck boys winning the thing. But I might have to wait another couple of years.

Jim


If the Giro is any guide, ANYTHING is possible, but agree with the wish. A Saxo 1-2-3 with Stuey on the 3rd step of the podium...

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Re: Things you'd like to see at TdF 2010 ...

Postby sogood » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:17 am

[dream state]
TLL shows up on Le Tourmalet day and drops Contador and Schlecks on the way up... Jaw dropper moment! LA rides up by his side and asks him... "What dope are you on?" :mrgreen:
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Re: Things you'd like to see at TdF 2010 ...

Postby gdt » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:49 am

I'd like to see a cyclists race, rather than strategies over the radio from the team car.

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Re: Things you'd like to see at TdF 2010 ...

Postby rogan » Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:41 pm

No excuses from Cadel. No whingeing, no whining, no sharp words to the journalists. I've seen plenty of riders whose grimace looks like a smile. Cadel's smile looks like a grimace...
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Re: Things you'd like to see at TdF 2010 ...

Postby norbs » Wed Jun 02, 2010 5:10 pm

rogan wrote:No excuses from Cadel. No whingeing, no whining, no sharp words to the journalists. I've seen plenty of riders whose grimace looks like a smile. Cadel's smile looks like a grimace...



Ohoh! :D


I agree. :lol:

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Re: Things you'd like to see at TdF 2010 ...

Postby nutsack » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:51 pm

rogan wrote:No excuses from Cadel. No whingeing, no whining, no sharp words to the journalists. I've seen plenty of riders whose grimace looks like a smile. Cadel's smile looks like a grimace...


No whinging on the forums about Cadel's whinging :roll:
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Re: Things you'd like to see at TdF 2010 ...

Postby crog » Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:31 pm

Contador make it three if Evans cant and ohh .............. Armstrong of a cliff and Brynuel ?? smashing the team car
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