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2011 Tour de France

Postby Redbull » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:45 am

How sweet!!!!
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:45 am

Cycling Express has BMC jerseys but don't mention size :( All ready to log in...
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby trailgumby » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:46 am

Did the menu bar at the top just go yellow, or am I imagining things? :shock:

Good call Christopher!
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby drubie » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:46 am

That was incredible - what a ride by Evans.

and thankfully every prediction I made in this thread was wrong - Cadel just smashed the Schleck brothers right back to Luxembourg.

It would have been the perfect stage if Cadel had won, and (more importantly) it had been Fronkie Schleck bumping uglies with his top tube instead of Gilbert, but you can't have everything.
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby Gunlock » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:47 am

Cadel - What a superstar!
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby CommuRider » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:48 am

Mulger bill wrote:Cycling Express has BMC jerseys but don't mention size :( All ready to log in...


I just want the BMC cap by Monday. Or arm warmers. Still interested in group buy MB
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby Joeblake » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:48 am

"The Glacier" ground down all before him.

A truly magnificent ... no, where's my thesaurus? .... um ...

Oh what the hell ... It IS the Tour de France.

C'est Magnifique, Cadel.


Awe inspiring.

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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby heay » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:49 am

CommuRider wrote:Good excuse to shop for BMC gear tomorrow just in time for Monday's commute.


Public holiday Monday, just be a nice training ride for all.
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby CommuRider » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:50 am

drubie wrote:.

It would have been the perfect stage if Cadel had won, and (more importantly) it had been Fronkie Schleck bumping uglies with his top tube instead of Gilbert, but you can't have everything.
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Yep Tony Martin was pretty chuffed.
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby norbs » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:50 am

That was one in the eye for those sisters!
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby CAAD9_Dan » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:50 am

I now feel sorry for the guy on Cycling Tips who now owes 10 people a set of Boras each!!! GOLD!
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby CommuRider » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:51 am

Joeblake wrote:"

C'est Magnifique, Cadel.




Gah, i need 8)

Hope people don't start posting in yellow now as a result!
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:52 am

CommuRider wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:Cycling Express has BMC jerseys but don't mention size :( All ready to log in...


I just want the BMC cap by Monday. Or arm warmers. Still interested in group buy MB


Good point. Cap'd be cool ATM.

I'll start a thread...
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby CommuRider » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:52 am

heay wrote:
CommuRider wrote:Good excuse to shop for BMC gear tomorrow just in time for Monday's commute.


Public holiday Monday, just be a nice training ride for all.


I've tweeted Julia for a public holiday :D
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby David_G » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:52 am

trailgumby wrote:
Parrott wrote:Go Tomalaris :)

:lol: :lol: He was frothing!


He wasn't the only one.
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby Joeblake » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:53 am

CommuRider wrote:
Joeblake wrote:"

C'est Magnifique, Cadel.




Gah, i need 8)

Hope people don't start posting in yellow now as a result!


Just this once. :mrgreen:

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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby DaveOZ » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:56 am

Big night on the cans at my LBS, thank Craig McGee. Cadel you are an inspiration to all. Well done mate. I'm off to bed now. Later.......
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby Joeblake » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:57 am

Joeblake wrote:Given that the Shlecks have made it known that one is prepared to sacrifice for the other, could it be that Frank will ride a very slow time trial so that Andy will catch up to him, and then suddenly Frank will find form and lead Andy (at a respectable distance of course) to the finish. I reckon Andy will catch Frank at about 15 km from the start.

Unless Andy is so whacked from the past few days of effort and can't even trot, let alone gallop.

Joe



Oh well, I was half right. :wink:

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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby igstar » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:00 am

CAAD9_Dan wrote:I now feel sorry for the guy on Cycling Tips who now owes 10 people a set of Boras each!!! GOLD!


I remember when that discussion was going on.
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby slackboy72 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:01 am

Been following Evans since he was caning everyone on the national mtb circuit in the 90s.
Never thought then he would do this. Never thought he would recover from 2008 either.
So, so glad to be wrong.
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby number21 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:04 am

CommuRider wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:Cycling Express has BMC jerseys but don't mention size :( All ready to log in...


I just want the BMC cap by Monday. Or arm warmers. Still interested in group buy MB


Hehe I picked up my BMC cap from a LBS on Wednesday. However tragic its sounds I've had it on for every stage since, except for the start of the Alp D'Huez stage last night, new bike for Cadel- my cap for me and he fights back. Bart Simpson ain't the only one with a lucky hat.

The Schlecks didn't go half bad. Better than I expected but then so was Cadel.

That fight back on the ascent of on col de galibier was the big moment for me. That was an epic push. Then to bridge and follow Andy on Alp D'Heuz the next day. Congrats to the strongest man in the race.
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby norbs » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:05 am

CAAD9_Dan wrote:I now feel sorry for the guy on Cycling Tips who now owes 10 people a set of Boras each!!! GOLD!



I am one of those 10. :)

I will be stunned and shocked if it happens though. :)
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby CommuRider » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:07 am

number21 wrote:
CommuRider wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:Cycling Express has BMC jerseys but don't mention size :( All ready to log in...


I just want the BMC cap by Monday. Or arm warmers. Still interested in group buy MB


Hehe I picked up my BMC cap from a LBS on Wednesday. However tragic its sounds I've had it on for every stage since, except for the start of the Alp D'Huez stage last night, new bike for Cadel- my cap for me and he fights back. Bart Simpson ain't the only one with a lucky hat.
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Ok which LBS? I was about to ring Cranks tomorrow.
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby number21 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:09 am

Velosophy at Fox Studios. They just got 200 or something in that day. $20.
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Re: 2011 Tour de France

Postby Chuck » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:09 am

slackboy72 wrote:Never thought he would recover from 2008 either. So, so glad to be wrong.


Just along those lines, I've posted on here a number of times since the 08 Tour that Cadel couldn't win the TDF and his best chance had passed him by....

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