TdF stage 10

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TdF stage 10

Postby europa » Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:39 am

What a fantastic bit of road racing. Yes, I know Vasseur won, but I've been a fan of Jens Voigt for a long time. He's a gun rider and very watchable. My only complaint is that Fletcha wasn't there at the finish.

Glad I stayed up for it.

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Postby moosterbounce » Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:58 am

I was crossing my fingers for Voigt too. He's a machine and does so much for others that I like to see him get a win. Oh well. Suppose a Frenchman deserved to win sooner or later :)
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Postby stryker84 » Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:25 am

Voigt got caught out on his right, but tell you what, I think the guy who missed out was that Swiss chap who stuck to Voigt all the way. Albanessi or summat like that... he was there strong in third, but coulda been much closer had he (and Voigt) not been caught looking over left when Vasseur started down their right.
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Postby tuco » Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:09 am

Breaking news - It's snowing in Marseilles . . . no wait . . . it's just the crappy picture because the BLOODY PLUMBERS BROKE OUR ANTENNA :evil:

I'll have to struggle up on to the roof tonight and fix it. The only way up is by putting a folding ladder on the landing and scrapping my body over the gutter. The gutter hangs out 1/3 of the way out on to the landing so its a fine line between death and good TV reception.
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Postby sogood » Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:56 am

You can't use a rabbit ear indoor antenna to help out?
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Postby europa » Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:03 am

And I was marvelling last night, at how CLEAR and CRISP the picture is on my new tele, and how VIVID the colours are :twisted:

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Postby tuco » Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:34 am

europa wrote:And I was marvelling last night, at how CLEAR and CRISP the picture is on my new tele, and how VIVID the colours are :twisted:

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And may a drawing pin delivery truck drop it's load in front of you. :wink:

Seriously though, don't have any rabbit ears. There are no rabbits up here.

Pity we didn't have just one TV. I could tell my wife it's rooted and we could replace it with an LCD. We're waiting for it to pack it in so we have an excuse to upgrade.
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Postby Hotdog » Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:40 am

It was a tense finish. The lead 5 were watching each other so intently I was half expecting them to end up crossing the line without realising it while still coasting at 20kph waiting for someone else to make the first move... :wink:
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Postby Aushiker » Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:08 pm

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Postby tuco » Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:15 pm

Aushiker wrote:G'day

Another drug scandal? See http://tdf.sbs.com.au/index.php?pid=news&cid=413

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So all Germans suffer because one rider may have cheated and is no longer in the race anyway.

There will be a lot Germans travelling over the border in the next two weeks just to watch TV.
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Postby sogood » Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:44 pm

Old practice dies hard. It's really pathetic that there's still riders who are willing to cheat. Given the history, I think a life time ban is well worth it. And that's what people like Landis should receive.
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Postby toolonglegs » Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:34 pm

All hail the high and righteous TV stations....I forgot that they are all saints and we have elected them to there esteemed psitions and that we must then accept what they deem to supply us!....except SBS of course :wink:
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Postby Mulger bill » Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:25 pm

That's damn unfair on every cleanskin in the race, why can't they just blur out T-Mobiles colours and not mention the name in the footage?

T-Mobile ride Giant, that should be enough of a performance boost already. :P

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Postby Aushiker » Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:38 pm

Mulger bill wrote:T-Mobile ride Giant, that should be enough of a performance boost already. :P

Does that mean I shouldn't buy a Giant again? They need drugs to perform? :shock: :)

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Postby toolonglegs » Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:43 pm

It is all caused by plastic bikes full of chemicals used in the manufacturing processes...the riders rub against them all day and the chemicals leach into their systems.Giant obviously has the strongest chemicals used in their plastic fantastics.
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Postby Aushiker » Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:43 pm

G'day

Team T-Mobile's press release on the subject is at http://www.t-mobile-team.com/tmo_team/s ... ref/889390

I wonder if them being a German team had anything to do with the German TV's action?

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Postby mikesbytes » Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:28 pm

So the truth about why Giants are faster is out.
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Postby sogood » Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:54 pm

mikesbytes wrote:So the truth about why Giants are faster is out.

Careful, you are next on the random testing list. :wink:
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Postby mikesbytes » Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:12 pm

sogood wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:So the truth about why Giants are faster is out.

Careful, you are next on the random testing list. :wink:


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Postby Mulger bill » Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:18 pm

:idea: Maybe that's why I get "high" riding my girls... recycled Coke cans. :oops:

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