Author Topic: Tour de France 2019  (Read 7828 times)

Porkins

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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #175 on: July 29, 2019, 02:19:32 am »
Such an exciting race until Pinot dropped out, but after that it became very dull. Bernal may be talented but he didn't do anything spectacular. Not a thing. Neither did G.

T42

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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #176 on: July 29, 2019, 07:58:49 am »
It wasn't dull for those of us who were hoping that Alaphilippe wouldn't fall off the podium.  Pleasing that he got the super-combative in Paris, he's a good bloke.
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citoyen

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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #177 on: July 29, 2019, 08:09:44 am »
Pinot whacked his thigh on the bars trying to avoid a crash and tore a muscle. He then rode for two days with cramp-level pain before retiring.

Not necessarily related to him being French in any way, but I was thinking how the best riders always seem to be the luckiest, and maybe Pinot needs to think about how he might make himself a luckier rider.

Wasn’t it the Tour of Flanders a couple of years ago where Sagan avoided a rider falling in front of him by bunny-hopping over him?

Getting caught the wrong side of a split in the peloton is the kind of bad luck that Tour winners seem to have the knack of avoiding too.



zigzag

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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #178 on: July 29, 2019, 10:54:49 am »
a good example of avoiding a crashed rider: https://youtu.be/DFttKvN9X9w?t=78, their reflexes and skills are on another level, but sometimes it's unavoidable (like for the following riders who saw it too late to react).

Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #179 on: July 29, 2019, 11:05:18 am »
Such an exciting race until Pinot dropped out, but after that it became very dull. Bernal may be talented but he didn't do anything spectacular. Not a thing. Neither did G.
Bernal attacked and none of the others could respond. It might not be repeatedly attacking like Pinot, but what Bernal did in the stage that was cancelled was a spectacular display of climbing.

Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #180 on: July 29, 2019, 01:01:28 pm »
Yes, that was 43km out from (what was thought at the time to be) the finish, with about 6km left of the Iseran and 7.5km of the climb to Tignes to come. Not quite as bold as it would have been without Thomas, but he couldn't help that.

T42

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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #181 on: July 29, 2019, 03:00:58 pm »
A special grumble for the official TdF website, which didn't get the page-foot banner out of the way no matter how many times you accepted cookies and which, as it has done for the last n years, still manages to show the name of the previous stage and that of the next one, but not that of the current one. Sterling work, cheps!
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #182 on: July 29, 2019, 09:17:58 pm »
A special grumble for the official TdF website, which didn't get the page-foot banner out of the way no matter how many times you accepted cookies and which, as it has done for the last n years, still manages to show the name of the previous stage and that of the next one, but not that of the current one. Sterling work, cheps!

It barely worked at all on my fondeslab.
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T42

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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #183 on: July 30, 2019, 08:24:23 am »
Dead slow & stop on mine.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

woollypigs

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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #184 on: July 30, 2019, 09:08:56 am »
Same here often the map, stage profile didn't load on chrome/win10 I had to use EDGE or Brave to get it to show. Android/Chrome as also not linking the site.
Do join a demo near you - https://t.co/Ai5EfHuKUo

Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #185 on: July 30, 2019, 12:07:19 pm »
I used the Tour Tracker app.  Costs money (£5.99 I think)  for all the bells and whistles, but works well, and covers Giro, Tour, Vuelta, plus this year TDU, Dauphine, TdeSuisse, La Course, and Tour of Utah. Often they add the Tour of Britain too, tho not showing so far this year.
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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #186 on: July 31, 2019, 12:46:40 pm »
A tale of two photo galleries, Part 1 - some cracking photos in this set, courtesy of the Grauniad:

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jul/28/blood-rain-and-cheers-tour-de-france-2019-in-pictures

Part 2, courtesy of Cycling Tips:

https://cyclingtips.com/2019/07/the-2019-tour-de-france-in-100-frames/
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #187 on: July 31, 2019, 12:53:41 pm »
And now for something completely different - Cycling Tips had a play with FaceApp, with results equally hilarious and terrifying:

https://cyclingtips.com/2019/07/a-glimpse-into-the-tour-de-france-2070-grand-masters-edition/
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #188 on: July 31, 2019, 01:31:56 pm »
Marvellous, especially the Guardian ones.

Edited: I wonder why they didn't change Nairo Quintana on that second set.

T42

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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #189 on: July 31, 2019, 02:29:26 pm »
I don't see anything unusual.  After all:

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Mr Larrington

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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #190 on: July 31, 2019, 06:37:16 pm »
And now for something completely different - Cycling Tips had a play with FaceApp, with results equally hilarious and terrifying:

https://cyclingtips.com/2019/07/a-glimpse-into-the-tour-de-france-2070-grand-masters-edition/

I can't see the difference between the 2019 and 2070 versions of Bethany's Dad Rigoberto Urán :demon:
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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #191 on: July 31, 2019, 06:56:45 pm »
And now for something completely different - Cycling Tips had a play with FaceApp, with results equally hilarious and terrifying:

https://cyclingtips.com/2019/07/a-glimpse-into-the-tour-de-france-2070-grand-masters-edition/

I can't see the difference between the 2019 and 2070 versions of Bethany's Dad Rigoberto Urán :demon:

It's a bit of a struggle WRT Norman Lovett - sorry, Dan Martin - as well.
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche