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Auntie Helen

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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #75 on: July 20, 2019, 05:31:46 am »
It was certainly a very exciting time trial though...
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #76 on: July 20, 2019, 10:30:00 am »
[...] exciting [...] time trial

These are words one does not often see together ;D

Was anyone else rooting for:
  • Alaphilippe, because it'll liven thing up in the mountains, or
  • de Gendt, because him winning would be Sticking It to The Man
?
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fd3

Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #77 on: July 20, 2019, 12:18:23 pm »
Yes and yes.

On a totally different topic, anyone know what happened to Romain Bardet? He used to be somebody.
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quixoticgeek

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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #78 on: July 20, 2019, 12:50:55 pm »
Yes and yes.

On a totally different topic, anyone know what happened to Romain Bardet? He used to be somebody.

He thought a bike swap was a good idea...

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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #79 on: July 20, 2019, 01:00:48 pm »
Quote from: the Bike Radar thread on yesterday's stage
Bardet painful. Looked like he and his bike were going through an ugly divorce but trying to put on a united front for the sake of the children.

https://forum.bikeradar.com/viewtopic.php?f=40002&t=13106502&start=160#p20548228
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T42

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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #80 on: July 20, 2019, 01:42:25 pm »
Macrobe just got into Prudhomme's car. Looks like they had a gilet jaune across the back of the seat behind him.
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quixoticgeek

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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #81 on: July 20, 2019, 02:50:43 pm »

I notice in the bottom of the points classification, there are 5 riders with negative points.

How?!

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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #82 on: July 20, 2019, 04:50:04 pm »

I notice in the bottom of the points classification, there are 5 riders with negative points.

How?!

J

I see only four in negative territory right now.

Rider:Points after Stage 14:  Infraction:
George Bennet-1 ptDocked 6 pts for obstructing another rider on Stage 10
Sebastien Reichenbach  -4 ptsDocked 4 pts for giving a push or handsling on Stage 6
Michael Hepburn-6 ptsDocked 6 pts for slipstreaming behind the team car on Stage 8
Yves Lampaert-6 ptsDocked 6 pts for obstructing another rider on Stage 10

Source: https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/tour-de-france/riders-fined-tour-de-france-2019-429926
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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #83 on: July 20, 2019, 04:54:09 pm »
From that article:

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Tom Steels (Deceuninck – Quick-Step sports director)

– Non-compliance with the organisation’s instructions (incorrect behaviour at the finish line)
– Fined 300 Swiss Francs (£242)


Makes a change from bottle-related crime, I suppose :demon:

ETA:

Lukas Pöstlberger's "irregular refuting" sounds intriguing too.
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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #84 on: July 20, 2019, 05:12:00 pm »
Given it says "sticky bottle" afterwards, that looks like auto-correct picked up the original speelung pisstoke, but Jonny Long or the copy editor missed the erroneous "correction".

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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #85 on: July 21, 2019, 12:48:21 pm »
What is it with Team Sky/Ineos riders when it comes to interviews.  I used to think Froome was insipid, formulaic, robotic and particularly uninformative, but GT has taken it to a new level for me.  All the above, plus chucking in "so yeah..." - lengthy pause - every few words (see "grammar that you find annoying").

I realise they must be knackered at the end of a stage but it's also true for rest-day/morning interviews.  I'm not expecting team tactics - just a bit of their own personality and character rather than trotting the team line.

Alaphilippe is a refreshing change.  Animated and engaging - and I don't think it's just because he's winning at the moment (although I'm sure that helps!).

woollypigs

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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #86 on: July 21, 2019, 04:20:21 pm »
That was a good bit of sports pootling today, enjoyed that
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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #87 on: July 21, 2019, 04:31:23 pm »
It was certainly engaging.  Couple of more gentle stages now before the next GC battles.
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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #88 on: July 21, 2019, 07:11:47 pm »
What is it with Team Sky/Ineos riders when it comes to interviews.  I used to think Froome was insipid, formulaic, robotic and particularly uninformative, but GT has taken it to a new level for me.  All the above, plus chucking in "so yeah..." - lengthy pause - every few words (see "grammar that you find annoying").

I realise they must be knackered at the end of a stage but it's also true for rest-day/morning interviews.  I'm not expecting team tactics - just a bit of their own personality and character rather than trotting the team line.

Alaphilippe is a refreshing change.  Animated and engaging - and I don't think it's just because he's winning at the moment (although I'm sure that helps!).

G was certainly a lot more animated when he was just another crash-prone domestique headbutting telegraph poles but these days you'd get more entertainment from interviewing his bike.
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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #89 on: July 21, 2019, 09:58:25 pm »
G was certainly a lot more animated when he was just another crash-prone domestique headbutting telegraph poles but these days you'd get more entertainment from interviewing his bike.
That sounds like a job for,P-Pr0d’s inept interviewer whom is not made of the l00ze
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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #90 on: July 21, 2019, 10:46:28 pm »

Alaphilippe is a refreshing change.  Animated and engaging - and I don't think it's just because he's winning at the moment (although I'm sure that helps!).

He gets extra points for wearing a proper cycling cap for his interviews.
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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #91 on: July 22, 2019, 08:24:52 am »
G was certainly a lot more animated when he was just another crash-prone domestique headbutting telegraph poles but these days you'd get more entertainment from interviewing his bike.

Head-butting will have that effect.  What became of his plastic hat?
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T42

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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #92 on: July 23, 2019, 03:46:18 pm »
Just saw a bloke nose in phone, busy texting as the forlorn hope went past.
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Porkins

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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #93 on: July 23, 2019, 04:34:56 pm »

G was certainly a lot more animated when he was just another crash-prone domestique headbutting telegraph poles but these days you'd get more entertainment from interviewing his bike.

I think he's losing his mojo. He seemed really taken aback by Alaphilippe's success. His public dithering about tactics betrays a lack of confidence. He's not having the sort of ride which defending champions typically get - he's not had a day in yellow and not taken the role of le patron. The race has been all about Alaphilippe and Thibaut so far, he's sharing team leadership with someone younger who is the next big thing and widely expected to win. He's in a lonely position and not likely to have a stage win or a yellow jersey while Bernal is going so well. He needs a dose of fighting spirit.

Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #94 on: July 23, 2019, 08:46:26 pm »
Maybe he just needs a dose of whatever Froome has

woollypigs

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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #95 on: July 23, 2019, 08:53:19 pm »
what a broken hip, now that is going to smart
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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #96 on: July 24, 2019, 09:01:12 am »
They can fix him. They have the technology.
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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #97 on: July 24, 2019, 10:57:23 am »
They can fix him. They have the technpharmocology.

FTFY :demon:
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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #98 on: July 24, 2019, 03:05:14 pm »
That too.
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Re: Tour de France 2019
« Reply #99 on: July 24, 2019, 08:41:44 pm »
Crikey! Luke Rowe and Tony Martin have both been slung off the race for a minor case of handbags.  Leaving Bernal, Thomas and Kruijswijk without invaluable assistants for the most crucial stages of the race.  A conspiraloon might wonder whether this was deliberately done to assist Pinot & Alaphilippe :demon:
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