Le Tour De France

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Le Tour De France

Post by Redmurty » Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:47 pm

What a finish today :ohmy: (thumbs)
cheers Spud ;)
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Re: Le Tour De France

Post by daveuprite » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:03 pm

I might go down to Perigueux to watch in a few days time.
It came almost past our house last year and it really is amazing. An hour before the bikes arrive, a huge caravan of vehicles (I counted about 200 Skoda estates last year) pass through, plus hundreds of mad-looking advertising floats. Stuff like a 40 foot banana, a giant tin of pineapple, etc etc - many throwing out freebies for the spectators. Then the pelleton is through in a fast blur followed by loads more support vehicles, motorbikes, camera crews and gendarmes. Must cost a fortune.
All the roads on the route near us were re-surfaced in the months up to the race too.

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Re: Le Tour De France

Post by Redmurty » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:07 pm

it's the noise as well when the peloton passes :pinch: (thumbs)
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Re: Le Tour De France

Post by KTMBLAG » Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:18 pm

Did well after loosing his pedal

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Re: Le Tour De France

Post by Redmurty » Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:22 pm

KTMBLAG wrote:Did well after loosing his pedal
he was lucky as well (which he admitted later) that the pedal didn't spin :blink:

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Re: Le Tour De France

Post by RandG » Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:39 pm

Sagan earns his luck, greatest entertainer in the peleton B)

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Re: Le Tour De France

Post by WillS » Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:41 pm

Will be interesting how long Geraint Thomas has the yellow jersey, with Chris Froome close behind in 2nd place.
Think it will all change in the mountains and Froome will take the lead.

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Re: Le Tour De France

Post by videoman » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:20 pm

Recorded it earlier and will be watching it later.

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Re: Le Tour De France

Post by RandG » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:46 pm

WillS wrote:Will be interesting how long Geraint Thomas has the yellow jersey, with Chris Froome close behind in 2nd place.
Think it will all change in the mountains and Froome will take the lead.
Thomas is there for Froome's benefit, there to work for Froome. Tomorrow is another flat stage so unlikely to change tomorrow.

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Re: Le Tour De France

Post by WillS » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:01 pm

RandG wrote:
WillS wrote:Will be interesting how long Geraint Thomas has the yellow jersey, with Chris Froome close behind in 2nd place.
Think it will all change in the mountains and Froome will take the lead.
Thomas is there for Froome's benefit, there to work for Froome. Tomorrow is another flat stage so unlikely to change tomorrow.
Yes, it's all written and agreed for Froome, unless something happens like the crash yesterday, then we may see Geraint go for it. But great to see Geraint up there for a few days.
But I think it's Froome's to loose, especially with the aerodynamic vortex shirts. :whistle:
Marginal gains!!!

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