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Re: Tour de France 2018
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2017, 11:47:27 am »
I see a stage starting in Brest and a stage finishing in Paris. Unfortunately these are not one and the same.  :facepalm:

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Re: Tour de France 2018
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2017, 12:33:07 pm »
What the heck is this about:

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It was announced that three, two and one bonus seconds, would be given to the first three riders to cross a specific kilometre of the race, determined in advance. It will have an impact on the general classification, but not the points.
"    [From wiki ]

Some sort of tribute?  ???
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Re: Tour de France 2018
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2017, 01:11:58 pm »
I see a stage starting in Brest and a stage finishing in Paris. Unfortunately these are not one and the same.  :facepalm:

Fougeres and Dreux also feature.

What the heck is this about:

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It was announced that three, two and one bonus seconds, would be given to the first three riders to cross a specific kilometre of the race, determined in advance. It will have an impact on the general classification, but not the points.
"    [From wiki ]

Some sort of tribute?  ???

An attempt to add something to liven up the hours of plodding along on the long flat stages? Not sure how or if it will work though, the sprinters aren't GC contendors. Non-GC contenders will continue to be allowed to go on long breakaways as the bonus seconds don't mean anything in the grand scheme of things. Breakaways from top GC contenders will just get nullified as currently happens. I can't see Sky (or any other GC contending team) organising a breakaway in order to guarantee a few extra seconds bonus for 3 riders.
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Re: Tour de France 2018
« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2017, 07:08:11 pm »
Froome been confirmed for Giro 2018 too. The organizer who is a bit of a cycling nut put up the appearance fee apparently at 2 million euros. CRI-KEY!

Re: Tour de France 2018
« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2018, 04:51:27 pm »
Skys battle for hearts and minds continues

"irresponsible and ill-informed", say Team Sky.

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Re: Tour de France 2018
« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2018, 09:36:54 pm »
Your link appears to be a football match from 1970.

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Re: Tour de France 2018
« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2018, 11:22:34 am »
Your link appears to be a football match from 1970.

Coventry City are the Sky Blues, though.
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Re: Tour de France 2018
« Reply #32 on: June 24, 2018, 12:14:50 pm »
Sorry for the wrong link people.   (It had great commentary on it though, eh ?)

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Re: Tour de France 2018
« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2018, 12:02:56 pm »
We @ P@nd3m1c Pr0duckt10nzTM® sense an opportunity here, albeit 4 different reasons.  Though Bethany (8 ) is already on record as saying that if W Barguil knacks himself out from riding the Giro there will be Trouble.

Edit: I'm going to have to modify my table-generating SCIENCE to cope with Bethany (8 )'s advancing years, because smileys.

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'@ P@nd3m1c Pr0duckt10nzTM®' and stone me if there isn't nearly 2 pages of replies already...

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Bethany's mum is a total skank. #justsayin'



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Re: Tour de France 2018
« Reply #34 on: June 29, 2018, 10:48:13 am »

Bethany's mum is a total skank. #justsayin'


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Re: Tour de France 2018
« Reply #35 on: June 29, 2018, 09:21:11 pm »
Team Dimension Data (@TeamDiData) Tweeted:
Here it is, our 2018 @LeTour team! 🖐🏽
#BicyclesChangeLives

Full Details: https://t.co/RUp4Zrt3Ak https://t.co/6fVJACAHOr https://twitter.com/TeamDiData/status/1012634209175908352?s=17

Nice video

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Re: Tour de France 2018
« Reply #36 on: June 29, 2018, 11:55:47 pm »
Team Dimension Data (@TeamDiData) Tweeted:
Here it is, our 2018 @LeTour team! 🖐🏽
#BicyclesChangeLives

Full Details: https://t.co/RUp4Zrt3Ak https://t.co/6fVJACAHOr https://twitter.com/TeamDiData/status/1012634209175908352?s=17

Nice video

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Re: Tour de France 2018
« Reply #37 on: June 30, 2018, 09:51:26 am »
Will the World Idiocy still be polluting TV next Saturday?
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Re: Tour de France 2018
« Reply #38 on: June 30, 2018, 10:34:41 am »
Team Dimension Data (@TeamDiData) Tweeted:
Here it is, our 2018 @LeTour team! 🖐🏽
#BicyclesChangeLives

Full Details: https://t.co/RUp4Zrt3Ak https://t.co/6fVJACAHOr https://twitter.com/TeamDiData/status/1012634209175908352?s=17

Nice video

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Re: Tour de France 2018
« Reply #39 on: July 01, 2018, 11:58:14 am »
The Guardian are reporting that Le Monde say Chris Froome won't be starting.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jul/01/chris-froome-blocked-signing-in-tour-de-france




Re: Tour de France 2018
« Reply #40 on: July 01, 2018, 12:10:19 pm »
Probably for the best, tbh.*

edit.   * if it actually happens
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Re: Tour de France 2018
« Reply #41 on: July 01, 2018, 12:51:47 pm »

Bethany's mum is a total skank. #justsayin'


Bethany [8]:Tell me something I don't know, Mr Wiseguy!
i’m confused. I had assumed that [8] was reference to the age of Bethany, but she was that last year so it can’t be that. Is it reference to her position amongst her siblings perhaps? Please someone to be telling me what it’s all about
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Re: Tour de France 2018
« Reply #42 on: July 01, 2018, 01:11:08 pm »
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"i’m confused"


Kinnell! Wait till you start reading the race coverage . . .
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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

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Re: Tour de France 2018
« Reply #43 on: July 01, 2018, 01:26:18 pm »

Bethany's mum is a total skank. #justsayin'


Bethany [8]:Tell me something I don't know, Mr Wiseguy!
i’m confused. I had assumed that [8] was reference to the age of Bethany, but she was that last year so it can’t be that. Is it reference to her position amongst her siblings perhaps? Please someone to be telling me what it’s all about

Maybe her birthday coincides with the start.
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Re: Tour de France 2018
« Reply #44 on: July 01, 2018, 02:34:49 pm »
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"i’m confused"


Kinnell! Wait till you start reading the race coverage . . .
I’m familiar with Pandomodim Production’s coverage of le Tour, but the status of Ms Beffenee is somewhat confusing I.
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Re: Tour de France 2018
« Reply #45 on: July 01, 2018, 02:57:48 pm »
Probably for the best, tbh.*

edit.   * if it actually happens

Given how public feelings and behaviour get out of hand after libations of the firewater, the french government or at least the CRS could make a good case for excluding him from the country on safety and public order grounds - but Macron is too much of a wimp for that to happen.

Re: Tour de France 2018
« Reply #46 on: July 01, 2018, 03:35:59 pm »
earlier today...

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Team Sky 'confident' Chris Froome will race in Tour de France
Team Sky respond to French report Tour organisers attempting to ban Froome from competing in 2018 race

http://www.skysports.com/cycling/news/21683/11422738/team-sky-confident-chris-froome-will-race-in-tour-de-france
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Re: Tour de France 2018
« Reply #47 on: July 01, 2018, 07:20:59 pm »
Ahem...!

It's ASO's ball and he's not playing.
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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: Tour de France 2018
« Reply #48 on: July 02, 2018, 01:51:16 am »
Mere posturing for PR purposes. Prudhomme knows his ban will not stand. The Froome situation has only arisen because of UCI corruption/incompetence (their leak to Le Monde and The Guardian), without which Froome’s AAF would be confidential as the UCI’s rules require. Is he now to be punished by ASO for a breach of his own privacy? Imagine how that would sit with WADA, whose rules via the UCI Froome has followed to arrive at this mess.

Lappartient and Prudhomme are cowards who should be standing up for the rule of law rather than kowtowing to ignorant public opinion in France and elsewhere. But they are self-serving cynics and now it seems in cahoots into the bargain. It’s they who have harmed the reputation of cycling.

This latest move makes me wonder if Prudhomme knows Froome will be cleared of wrongdoing by the UCI earlier than expected, before the Tour starts.

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Re: Tour de France 2018
« Reply #49 on: July 02, 2018, 06:15:30 am »
Hinault's anger seems genuine. He's the one who has precipitated this stand-off. I think he's genuinely concerned for the dignity and romance of the tour. Underneath it all there's frustration at the boredom of yet another probable win by a rider who's face doesn't fit, and the robotic control of the race by a foreign team which outspends everybody. If Sky withdraws, a Frenchman might even win. To Hinault and ASO that's worth fighting for.