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2012 Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:16 pm

yarravalleyplodder wrote:Not looking good for Cadel :cry:


I hear from a little birdy that he isn't too worried and there is a bit of a storm brewing in the SKY.
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Re: 2012 Tour de France

Postby bosvit » Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:17 pm

Poor Cadel :cry: Not looking good IMO, not enough chances and not in good enough form to make the jump required.

My son (13) loves the TdF and after watching the replay of the blow up stage, his comment was YOWO. After quizing him on this, You Only Win Once.... Pretty funny IMO, hopefully not true.
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Re: 2012 Tour de France

Postby iaintas » Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:20 pm

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/team-sk ... n-backlash

sometimes i am ashamed to be Australian, Honestly who boos anyone riding in the tour, pathetic little creatures.
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Re: 2012 Tour de France

Postby Fresh » Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:30 pm

iaintas wrote:http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/team-sky-faces-fan-backlash

sometimes i am ashamed to be Australian, Honestly who boos anyone riding in the tour, pathetic little creatures.


Disgusting, Australians are an embarrassing lot.
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Re: 2012 Tour de France

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:40 pm

Fresh wrote:
iaintas wrote:http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/team-sky-faces-fan-backlash

sometimes i am ashamed to be Australian, Honestly who boos anyone riding in the tour, pathetic little creatures.


Disgusting, Australians are an embarrassing lot.


+1. Flamin' embarressing boganism at its worst.
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Re: 2012 Tour de France

Postby vander » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:01 pm

Cant believe the aussies are like that so disrespectful!
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Re: 2012 Tour de France

Postby Chuck » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:05 pm

toolonglegs wrote:
yarravalleyplodder wrote:Not looking good for Cadel :cry:


I hear from a little birdy that he isn't too worried and there is a bit of a storm brewing in the SKY.


Maybe I'm misreading what you're alluding to, but that would be a devastating blow. Hope you mean infighting :|
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Re: 2012 Tour de France

Postby PawPaw » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:09 pm

Too many kids being brought up without a parent/s prepared to draw a respectable line, and belt them when they cross it.
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Re: 2012 Tour de France

Postby gururug » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:14 pm

Poor behavior comes from all walk of life, kids being left alone or how you talk has nothing to do with who you are in the inside. Please focus on the behavior i.e. ignorant, offensive, disrespectful and keep your class opinions to yourself.
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Re: 2012 Tour de France

Postby PawPaw » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:27 pm

gururug wrote: and keep your class opinions to yourself.


which are the class opinions?
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Re: 2012 Tour de France

Postby ChainBreak » Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:35 pm

Michael Mørkøv for most aggresive rider in Le Tour? Might have metioned already but I'm not going back through all of thoses posts ;)
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Re: 2012 Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:19 am

Chuck wrote:Maybe I'm misreading what you're alluding to, but that would be a devastating blow. Hope you mean infighting :|


Yes, a bit of infighting... and Cadel is still confident.
I am travelling with some very interesting people at the moment... and sharing a room with a legend :D .
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Re: 2012 Tour de France

Postby Parrott » Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:22 am

Sagan has the green jersey just about sewn up by the looks of it. He has got a strong kick almost came around Griepel.
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Re: 2012 Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:44 am

Nice win by Griepel though... he got over that climb as well which was pretty steep too by the way some of them were zig-zagging.
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2012 Tour de France

Postby jamesn184 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:26 am

Sagan will turn into a good Gc rider in a few years
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Re: 2012 Tour de France

Postby hosko » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:09 am

Sagen may become a very good GC rider. He has the potential seeing he can sprint & climb quite well. He is only going to get better.

However he does seem to be after Goss's little infringement (yes he did move off his line) to be a little upset and the expression used in that seemed a little over the top.

Not going to call him a possible bad-sportsman, but I think it might be a "watch this space" in years to come.

Also did anyone hear him in the his interview the other day? I don't think he opened his mouth once to speak... although noises did come out!
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Re: 2012 Tour de France

Postby RICHARDH » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:53 am

hosko wrote:Also did anyone hear him in the his interview the other day? I don't think he opened his mouth once to speak... although noises did come out!


http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/road/video/2256133256/Peter-Sagan-Interview

That is the most bizarre interview, he seemed really nervous like he wanted to run away. Did he think Mackenzie would deck him if he did talk Gossy up? For some that is so dominant on the bike he has an amazing lack of confidence in front of the camera , would be the first sportsman to be like that though.

I cant see him being a GC rider he can hang on in a climb, but not in the front groups with the climbers. He reminds me of Gilbert last year to be honest.
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Re: 2012 Tour de France

Postby Chuck » Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:00 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Nice win by Griepel though... he got over that climb as well which was pretty steep too by the way some of them were zig-zagging.


Yeah it was impressive, his team were great on the final run in pulling it all back in what looked like tough conditions. Nice to see Cadel and BMC really active, last hour or so was good viewing :)
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Re: 2012 Tour de France

Postby brentono » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:00 pm

Great teamwork again for Andre Greipel to get another Stage win.
Along with Peter Sagan great work (for both) getting over the last climb with the group.
A pretty fair and balanced interview from Sagan afterwards-
“For me to win today, I might have had to start my final sprint a little bit earlier. I lost only because of the final lunge to the line. Also, the team of Lotto was very, very strong. They did very good work for Greipel in the last 20 kilometres so it was good for him that he won. I don't think he's stronger than me but that's sprinting – one time he wins, another time I win...”


Personally think Peter Sagan may have been able to take the stage, moving earlier and
of coarse, always throwing on the line, in very close finishes (a lesson learnt)
But great to see Andre Greipel take his third TdF win, this year (it's not just a sh*tty little race win :lol: )

Sky looking less dominant (cracks appear) and Cadel will now have to make "moves" in the mountains.
Still a lot of racing to go, and anything can happen.
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Re: 2012 Tour de France

Postby nsr0772 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:05 pm

What about Vino??? Nobody's mentioned Vino :lol:
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Re: 2012 Tour de France

Postby Chuck » Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:13 pm

nsr0772 wrote:What about Vino??? Nobody's mentioned Vino :lol:


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Re: 2012 Tour de France

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:29 pm

nsr0772 wrote:What about Vino??? Nobody's mentioned Vino :lol:


If Miller can do it, Vino can.
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Re: 2012 Tour de France

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:52 pm

toolonglegs wrote:
Chuck wrote:Maybe I'm misreading what you're alluding to, but that would be a devastating blow. Hope you mean infighting :|


Yes, a bit of infighting... and Cadel is still confident.
I am travelling with some very interesting people at the moment... and sharing a room with a legend :D .


Pffft,unsubstantiated rumour mongering is lame :wink:

Alluding to being in company of anonymous famed ones is lamer than blatant name dropping IMO.
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Re: 2012 Tour de France

Postby Sydguy » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:02 pm

What did Wiggins and L L Sanchez exchange words about? I saw the Rabo rider get upset during last hundred metres but not why!

Pity OGE and BMC are not on target, but stil some awesome performances from the Gorilla and Sagan to cheer about. Just can't bring myself to support Sky - even thought it looks like they are taking modern cycling to the next level!

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Re: 2012 Tour de France

Postby RICHARDH » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:55 pm

Next level of what exactly they have raced a good race but who are they beating a average Evans ? wait till next year and they have Contador or even Andy to deal will might be a little more interesting
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