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Tour de France 2016

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Ike O'Noclassed, Jul 7, 2016.

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  1. Ike O'Noclassed

    Ike O'Noclassed Well-Known Member

    Shout out for Leicester's Dan McLay, coming in third behind Cav and Marcel Kittel in today's stage of the TdeF. Looks impressive and could get a sprint win before long if he can get round the Manx missile.
     
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  2. homer

    homer Well-Known Member

    Blokes riding about on a bike in lycra pants

    Not a sport
     
  3. bocadillo

    bocadillo Water Gypsy

    What would you suggest they do in lycra shorts? Presumably you have something else in mind.
     
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  4. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    Yep, great stuff today. Cav was lucky the line came when it did, as I think Kittel would have had him otherwise. Great start to the tour for the Brits, though. Without checking, McLay has had at least one more top ten too I reckon, hopefully a good sign for the future.
     
  5. Ike O'Noclassed

    Ike O'Noclassed Well-Known Member

    Today's stage even better. Today's Brit, Steve Cummings just rode everyone off his wheel up a fricking great hill in the Pyrenees. Superb stuff.
     
  6. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    After a great win during the tour last year, this was a fantastic effort. Great stuff.
     
  7. Ike O'Noclassed

    Ike O'Noclassed Well-Known Member

    Another amazing day, superb late break with 15km to go by Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas, caught the peloton cold, and culminated in the yellow jersey contesting the sprint with the green jersey (Peter Sagan), who took a great win. Never seen anything like it. Must have been like this in Eddy Merckx's day (though he usually wore the green and yellow jerseys at the same time). Great improvised tactical racing.
     
  8. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    It was a brave move with Ventoux tomorrow.
     
  9. Ike O'Noclassed

    Ike O'Noclassed Well-Known Member

    Mountain top finish canned due to high winds at summit, according to newsfeeds. Now ending at Chalet Reynard. 500m lower down
     
  10. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    Yeah I saw that. It's still the day he's going to be attacked on, though, so it's still a big move. He's clearly in great shape though, what with today and his attack on the descent on Saturday.
     
  11. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    Holy shit!! Will be interesting to see what they do with today's stage result.
     
  12. Ike O'Noclassed

    Ike O'Noclassed Well-Known Member

    Compared to the appointment of Boris as Foreign Secretary, the sight of the yellow jersey legging it up the road seems almost normal.
     
  13. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    Utter chaos. This could apply to either of the above.
     
  14. Feriol

    Feriol Well-Known Member

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  16. Lako42

    Lako42 Well-Known Member

    Seemed to wrap it up with the time trial yesterday, i can't see anyone getting back at Froome now.


    Quintana is not looking as strong as expected.
     
  17. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    Agree with all of that.
     
  18. Lako42

    Lako42 Well-Known Member

    Its definitely done and dusted now, smashed them to bits yesterday.

    Still plenty for the other GC riders to ride for though.
     
  19. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    Yeah there's quite a bit to play for still, outside of first.

    Yesterday, today and tomorrow are all in the area where I've been skiing and boarding for over 20 years, so it's interesting for me on that front too.
     
  20. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    Yeah there's quite a bit to play for still, outside of first.

    Yesterday, today and tomorrow are all in the area where I've been skiing and boarding for over 20 years, so it's interesting for me on that front too.
     
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