Tour de France thread

Discussion in 'General' started by speedluvn, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. ekraft84

    ekraft84 Registered User

    I approve of a time trial on the final stage - with a big climb and a huge descent at the end - all with live timing/display monitors.

    No one would get hurt ..
  2. speedluvn

    speedluvn Man card Issuer

    That’s TdF race is what put cycling on the map and made Lemond a household name in U.S

    Da fug you talkin’ about Frenchie? o_O
  3. Jed

    Jed mellifluous

    It has to be a hunnert years to be a tradition. FINALLY the yellow jersey is a tradition this year. :D
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  4. ton

    ton Arf!

    He's talking about the ITT being the Final Stage of the TdF.

    Which, as it turns out, has only happened ONCE since the early 70's. And even back in the older days, it was often a very short TT in the morning, followed by a parade stage in the afternoon.
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  5. Jed

    Jed mellifluous

    But stage 21.of 1989 was absolutely glorious. Lemond put 58 seconds on Fignon to win the TDF by 8 seconds on the final day.

    Even if they keep the last day parade they should throw an ITT in as stage 20 from time to time. Make it suck. 50km or so.
  6. Jedb

    Jedb Professional Novice :-)

    I'd say 50-65km, non technical descent with ~1000m of climbing in it.
    More power climb (55x17) at pace than goat up a hillside climb (39x23/25).

    The rollers would love it.
  7. speedluvn

    speedluvn Man card Issuer

    2020 Tour de France started today. Nearly two months late. Enjoy :beer:
  8. 2blueYam

    2blueYam Track Day Addict

    Rain and a crash fest, but not too many serious injuries.

    Great surprise winner of the sprint.
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  9. GixxerBlade

    GixxerBlade Oh geez

    I guess nobody cares.
  10. Jed

    Jed mellifluous

    I watched today. Great finish. 10 more seconds of jockying for the sprint would have changed the game.
  11. wsmc42

    wsmc42 Well-Known Member

    The rainy descents on day 1 looked sketchy. The Astana rider that crashed looked like he was doing his best impersonation of a Moto GP rider backing it in, but even the leg dangle couldn't save that. Even though it is late, glad to see the tour on.
  12. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    Anyone watching this yellow jersey drama? :eek:
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  13. cha0s#242

    cha0s#242 Ignorance and prejudice and fear walk hand in hand

    He took one minute on the leader in the last stage ! :eek:
  14. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    He took two. He was one minute behind.
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  15. OGs750

    OGs750 Well-Known Member

    Brilliant ride by Pogacar. Screw tradition, they should race for the win tomorrow. :D
  16. noeyes

    noeyes Well-Known Member

    They could, but with it as flat as a board the only way it would change is a crash or big mechanical.
  17. OGs750

    OGs750 Well-Known Member

    Yeah no doubt and even then there’s the gentlemen’s agreement to not attack when there’s a crash or mechanical. But I still think they should give it a try.
  18. SpeedyE

    SpeedyE Experimental prototype, never meant for production

  19. ducnut

    ducnut Well-Known Member

    The best TdF I’ve ever seen. The organizers did a fantastic job and I hope future editions are just as exciting.
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  20. bwhip


    Really fantastic, start to finish
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