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Tour de France thread

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

  1. Jedb

    Jedb Professional Novice :-)

    I think that Sepp Kuss has a good future. Maybe a couple of more years as a super domestique for the high mountains and then on to team captainship.

    Neilson Powless also did a good job getting into several breakaways.
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  2. OGs750

    OGs750 Well-Known Member

    Admittedly I didn't catch much of this year's tour, but what made it different to years past?
  3. Jedb

    Jedb Professional Novice :-)

    Delayed by the Covid pandemic.
    Had to implement a metric tonne of measures around that.
  4. ducnut

    ducnut Well-Known Member

    As I saw it, the organizers put together routes that created turmoil and action, every single day. Roads, towns, and passes that haven’t been seen in the tour in many years, or ever, were utilized. The most climbing ever in a stage, on the toughest climbs ever, over the highest passes ever seen in TdF history. The days of team building that dominate the entire race are over. Riders that would’ve been a certainty, in the past, didn’t make the selection, this year. The best all-arounder, in recent history, wasn’t the best, this year. The foregone winner, this year, didn’t win. Just amazing, this year.
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  5. knedragon29

    knedragon29 Well-Known Member

    Good stuff , even the flat stages had some good action.
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  6. 2blueYam

    2blueYam Track Day Addict

    One thing that improved the racing was the fact the Sagan didn't run away with the Green jersey half way through the race. He and his team kept trying to find ways to get him back in that race. That made things interesting and made for some really fast stages that might have been boring ride along then sprint at the end stages.
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  7. CRA_Fizzer

    CRA_Fizzer Honking at putter!

    Sagan got schooled this year.
  8. ducnut

    ducnut Well-Known Member

    I don’t know that he got schooled as much as he just didn’t look very motivated or invested in the race. It was like he was just making an appearance. The dude is worth something like $30M, so maybe he’s ready to be done with it all?
  9. speedluvn

    speedluvn Man card Issuer

  10. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

    Spandex clad assholes blocking traffic. Big whoop.
  11. Booger

    Booger Well-Known Member

    Awesome stage today. Vingegaard withstood Pogacar’s attack to keep himself in contention. 5 hours of racing and it was a photo finish between the two at the line!
  12. A. Barrister

    A. Barrister Well-Known Member

    Meh. Just like a NASCAR race.
  13. pickled egg

    pickled egg There is no “try”

  14. speedluvn

    speedluvn Man card Issuer

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  15. pickled egg

    pickled egg There is no “try”

    Bitch, we never left. :D
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  16. speedluvn

    speedluvn Man card Issuer


    Don't you have a transgendered woman, bottom beotch position to spit on?
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  17. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    Surprised this thread didn't reappear sooner, what with Cavendish breaking the record for most stage wins.
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  18. ducnut

    ducnut Well-Known Member

    No one cares about him. The more times the peloton can chuck him into the barriers, the better.
  19. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    Why'd you say that?
  20. ducnut

    ducnut Well-Known Member

    Because he rides dirty. Then, when it doesn’t work out, he cries to the world and thinks the others should be penalized, but, never him. And, he never does it on his own. When he doesn’t have a leadout, he almost never gets the job done. He’s a total douchebag.

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