2018 TdF route

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Re: 2018 TdF route

Postby familyguy » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:20 pm

MichaelB wrote:I bailed last night despite some good riding in the break.

From the results this morning, great ride by Alaphillipe and Dan Martin , and Rigo the designated GC guy to lose time.

Froome must be running out of lives soon .... :roll:


Or good doctors. If anyone who was on the Lance-wagon back when is looking at this and saying "it's all clean" they're deluded.

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Re: 2018 TdF route

Postby fat and old » Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:02 pm

g-boaf wrote:
fat and old wrote:I’m not sure about that. There’s a remarkable amount of knowledge of Froomay’s drug issues among casual followers. They’d more likely see it as just deserts.


You don't go spitting on other people - that's disgusting. People who do that are grubs.


Not disagreeing with you Geeeeee (get it?? :lol: ). Just questioning the guilt by association angle. :)

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Spectator behaviour

Postby stevenaaus » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:19 pm

Can someone explain to me the stupid spectator behaviour ? Hard for me to understand why anyone calling themselves a cycling fan would place the riders safety in such danger, all for the glory of acting like an idiot.

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Re: Spectator behaviour

Postby NASHIE » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:44 pm

stevenaaus wrote:Can someone explain to me the stupid spectator behaviour ? Hard for me to understand why anyone calling themselves a cycling fan would place the riders safety in such danger, all for the glory of acting like an idiot.


I think many don't care about cycling but more interested in a day out drinking in the sun. They need to ban the smoke canisters and flags.

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Re: Spectator behaviour

Postby MichaelB » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:41 pm

stevenaaus wrote:Can someone explain to me the stupid spectator behaviour ? Hard for me to understand why anyone calling themselves a cycling fan would place the riders safety in such danger, all for the glory of acting like an idiot.


Ummmm, sorry. Can’t adequately explain that level of collective stupidity.

The Vuelta and Giro do crown control much better, but still it can be scary.

The booing of Sky is one thing, but spitting etc is just stoopid.

Just now hoping TD can pull out a rabbit !!!

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Re: 2018 TdF route

Postby fat and old » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:40 am

Gotta feel for Nibali...a camera strap of all things.

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Re: 2018 TdF route

Postby familyguy » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:09 am

https://cyclingtips.com/2018/07/today-a ... nt-thomas/

Good article (or is it more of an opinion piece?)

Jim

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Re: Spectator behaviour

Postby stevenaaus » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:37 am

NASHIE wrote:
stevenaaus wrote:Can someone explain to me the stupid spectator behaviour ? Hard for me to understand why anyone calling themselves a cycling fan would place the riders safety in such danger, all for the glory of acting like an idiot.


I think many don't care about cycling but more interested in a day out drinking in the sun. They need to ban the smoke canisters and flags.


Yeah - waving huge flags in a big crowd of people, with cyclists whirring past. What can go wrong ?

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Re: 2018 TdF route

Postby NASHIE » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:47 am

familyguy wrote:https://cyclingtips.com/2018/07/today-at-the-tour-the-question-of-geraint-thomas/

Good article (or is it more of an opinion piece?)

Jim


The sprint finish on Alpe d'huez just didn't look right. Take sky out of the picture and it would of been a great battle to watch

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Re: 2018 TdF route

Postby g-boaf » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:50 am

stevenaaus wrote:Yeah - waving huge flags in a big crowd of people, with cyclists whirring past. What can go wrong ?

Problem is it is impossible to keep them at a safe distance.

The stages are massive, you can't have security people or barriers along every kilometre of the stage.

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Re: 2018 TdF route

Postby MichaelB » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:58 am

Bugger for Dan Martin, but great riding by Alaphilippe.

Only hope that TD can perform a miracle or some form of non-injurious disaster befalls Sky

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Re: 2018 TdF route

Postby Sharkey » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:00 pm

Went for a walk around Carcossonne this morning to check out the Tour finish setup. The scale of organisation is incredible. We must have seen 200 Tour and France TV Skodas plus there are dozens of semi-trailers, tv broadcast facilities, secureity personal etc. There were a team of 6 just painting the finish line.

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The route into town has a very sharp, narrow corner right before the 1km marker. The road is nice and wide:
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And then narrows considerably for this >90 degree turn:
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I'll be out waving the Aussie flag this afternoon.

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Re: 2018 TdF route

Postby JPB » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:02 pm

Is the booing of Froome and Sky getting worse or just the microphones picking it up more?

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Re: 2018 TdF route

Postby MichaelB » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:08 am

JPB wrote:Is the booing of Froome and Sky getting worse or just the microphones picking it up more?


You’d think Moscon’s actions will only intensify it even more. His cream rises to the top.

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Re: 2018 TdF route

Postby MichaelB » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:40 am

Sharkey wrote:Went for a walk around Carcossonne this morning to ....


Lucky bugger.

Pics don't appear for me, but that's OK, it'd only make me more jealous !!!

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Re: 2018 TdF route

Postby Arbuckle23 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:33 am

MichaelB wrote:Lucky bugger.

Pics don't appear for me, but that's OK, it'd only make me more jealous !!!


They were there yesterday, but seem to have disappeared?

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Re: 2018 TdF route

Postby find_bruce » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:13 am

MichaelB wrote:You’d think Moscon’s actions will only intensify it even more. His cream rises to the top.
If Sky had any credibility they would sack Moscon like they threatened to do last time - bet they don't

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Re: 2018 TdF route

Postby nemo57 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:47 am

Judging by the limpness of the slap delivered, he's more of a lover than a fighter.

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Re: 2018 TdF route

Postby MichaelB » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:26 am

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MichaelB wrote:You’d think Moscon’s actions will only intensify it even more. His cream rises to the top.
If Sky had any credibility they would sack Moscon like they threatened to do last time - bet they don't


Odds are too short to make it meaningful.

I'm sure t5here will be promises of transparency, etc, etc.

They might even suspend him from racing for a bit when he wasn't even down to race. That'll teach him ...... :roll:


Mind you, whilst Moscon isn't THE key team dom, he's been doing quite a bit, so it's a big chink in their armour, and may spur on teams to have a collective go over the next few stages. Realistically, it's now or never :?

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Re: 2018 TdF route

Postby redsonic » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:52 pm

MichaelB wrote:You’d think Moscon’s actions will only intensify it even more. His cream rises to the top.


The scum also rises.....

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Re: 2018 TdF route

Postby fat and old » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:24 pm

Maybe he thought that the red jersey for stupidity was all his without Bouhanni riding?

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Re: 2018 TdF route

Postby MichaelB » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:34 pm

Yeah, but he’s sorry.

Sorry that he got caught me thinks ...

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Re: 2018 TdF route

Postby fat and old » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:50 am

So with what? 5 stages to ride; in France; Brailsford plays the culture card? :lol: yeah, that’s the way to calm things down. What a moron. Lucky the Yates boys are Aussies or they’d cop it too

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Re: 2018 TdF route

Postby AUbicycles » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:13 am

Behind it all, do you wonder what the corporates with Sky think about it? Is the scandal still presence for a brand that gives fans the only viewing option for certain events.... and Sky itself is untarnished... main thing is that fans see the brand.

I have been avoiding the tour except for wrap-up but after a good Sunday ride sucumbed to the weekend sports TV experience and checked into the last 50k’s

A lot of drama... Greipel keavibg Lotto

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Re: 2018 TdF route

Postby biker jk » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:33 am

fat and old wrote:So with what? 5 stages to ride; in France; Brailsford plays the culture card? :lol: yeah, that’s the way to calm things down. What a moron. Lucky the Yates boys are Aussies or they’d cop it too


Indeed, 17 of the 22 teams are not French but it's only Sky that cops it. I wonder why?

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