TdF stage 14

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TdF stage 14

Postby europa » Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:10 pm

Big tall spikey things tonight. Anyone else excited by the Pyrenese?

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Postby toolonglegs » Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:25 pm

2 mountain top finishes...hard not to be,especially after the showing yesterday.Rasmussen look smashed at the yellow jersey presentation,hopefully the chicken will lose his legs today.A bit worrying the amount Cadel was coughing thou :shock:
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Postby europa » Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:28 pm

Cadell isn't an asthmatic is he? It would explain the coughing, that and the fact that they drag the boys off their bikes to do the interviews.

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Postby toolonglegs » Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:39 pm

all cyclists are asthmatic aren't they....?.I must admit that I was diagnosed asthmatic 4 months ago....and those inhalers really do improve my lungs!.
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Postby moosterbounce » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:51 pm

So anyway...back to last night's racing.

It was a real show of strength over those mountains. With the continual breakaways it doesn't surprise me that many of the big names cracked. Vinno is down quite a bit which is sad, but good for Aussie hopes.

It was unfortunate that Cadel lost quite a bit of time and dropped to 3rd, but he's still doing very well and still in with a chance. Contador is certainly impressive. For Cadel to try to keep up with 2 pure climbers really showed his form - he only had, what, 5 kms to go or was it less? 120% effort.

Hopefully tonight he doesn't show the strains of yesterday and can keep with the front runners to the descent.
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Postby europa » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:04 pm

Cadel expected to struggle yesterday, it being the day after the TT, so he performed very well indeed. Pity he cracked but he'll bounce back ... he has to, I'm barracking for him (oh gawd, I just killed his chances didn't I :( )

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Postby Parrott » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:35 pm

awesome ride by Cadel to keep up with those two jockey sized blokes for as long as he did. Must weigh 15kg more than them which is alot up those mountains.
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Postby Mulger bill » Tue Jul 24, 2007 1:38 pm

That's what I was thinking, those blokes looked lighter than their bikes.

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Postby Hotdog » Tue Jul 24, 2007 2:09 pm

Was it 56kg they were saying Txurruka from Euskatel-Euskadi weighed at the start of the Tour? Incredibly light for an adult male athlete, must really help on the climbs. Would have to watch out for strong winds though, otherwise he'd be in danger of being blown away :shock:
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Postby europa » Tue Jul 24, 2007 3:04 pm

They've been cross bred with pigeons and they've all got hollow bones :shock:

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Postby mikesbytes » Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:28 pm

I weighed 56kg when I was about 13
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Postby europa » Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:40 pm

mikesbytes wrote:I weighed 56kg when I was about 13


Was that wearing a wet jumper and jeans? :roll:

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