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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #100 on: July 14, 2019, 01:34:27 pm »
R. Costa ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #101 on: July 14, 2019, 03:16:44 pm »
Just seen some loon holding up a sign as the pelican ground up the first climb:

LA TERRE EST PLATE

Makes a change from "DIRK HOFMAN MOTORHOMES", I suppose, and it made this Unit roffle.
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« Reply #102 on: July 14, 2019, 03:30:26 pm »
It disappeared just before my finger hit the screen-capture button.
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #103 on: July 14, 2019, 06:21:49 pm »
Stage 9: Saint-Étienne – Brioude

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« Reply #104 on: July 14, 2019, 10:30:59 pm »
Haha. That is pretty much what I did say, plus 'get up that chimney'. :D
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #105 on: July 15, 2019, 04:22:44 pm »
I predict a lot of "I h8 this!!!!1!!!" in today's Pandemic production... :demon:
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #106 on: July 15, 2019, 04:55:43 pm »
Not to mention "G. Bennett: Thirsty!"

And without waiting for Mr. L.:

C. Ewan: Oi! Jalabert! Me name's still CALEB, not CADEL, you K-legged wanker!
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #107 on: July 15, 2019, 04:59:17 pm »
Laurent's going Jaja?
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #108 on: July 15, 2019, 05:38:15 pm »
Has anyone checked to see if the eggheads at CERN have been smashing atoms again and invoking The Restaurant at the End of the Universe's preface?

Only asking on account of Martin and Quintana managing to be in the correct echelon for a change. :demon:
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #109 on: July 15, 2019, 05:59:07 pm »
Stage 10: Saint-Flour – Albi

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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #110 on: July 15, 2019, 06:58:39 pm »
Has anyone checked to see if the eggheads at CERN have been smashing atoms again and invoking The Restaurant at the End of the Universe's preface?

Only asking on account of Martin and Quintana managing to be in the correct echelon for a change. :demon:

Hmmm. CERN is like a big roundabout, isn't it? Is it any coincidence that T Pinot [très déçu] has blamed going the wrong way round a roundabout for losing 60 places and finding himself on the wrong side of the split?

http://www.leparisien.fr/amp/sports/cyclisme/tour-de-france-2019-thibaut-est-tres-decu-c-est-une-bonne-nouvelle-selon-madiot-15-07-2019-8117475.php?__twitter_impression=true

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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #111 on: July 15, 2019, 07:47:51 pm »
Should have read the route sheet then, shouldn't he?  EH Boson beat N Arndt for a stage win in Salon-de-Provence in 2017 after going the right way round a roundabout.
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #112 on: July 15, 2019, 10:52:50 pm »
Should have read the route sheet then, shouldn't he?  EH Boson beat N Arndt for a stage win in Salon-de-Provence in 2017 after going the right way round a roundabout.

There is varying mileage - see replies to this post: https://twitter.com/jonas_creteur/status/1150832161022496768 (h/t today's thread on Bike Radar).

This one at the bottom says that they are listed only in the final part of the stage.

https://twitter.com/Lejeune_Xavier/status/1150842042546872321

Which seems to be backed up here: http://www.veloveritas.co.uk/2014/02/01/the-famous-tour-de-france-roadbook/
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #113 on: July 15, 2019, 10:54:07 pm »
Little Richie Porte was testing fate with this tweet yesterday, wasn't he? ;D

https://twitter.com/richie_porte/status/1150435133247434753
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #114 on: July 16, 2019, 09:15:08 am »
Apropos T Pinot, swings & roundabouts: in that case the team should have a Minion whose job it is to go over the route using $MAPPING_TOOL.  I bet T Ineo$ have one :demon:
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« Reply #115 on: July 16, 2019, 11:01:42 am »
The funny thing is, Team Ineo$ - and most other teams - had indeed marked that roundabout as a crucial point on the stage, but they still went the long way round. It's all very well knowing which is the shorter route, but it's probably easier said than done to get your whole team on the right side of teh Pelican just before that roundabout.

https://cyclingtips.com/2019/07/ill-fated-echelons-how-ef-education-first-missed-the-move-it-started/

ETA - Landa's demise yesterday contained traces of Warren Barguil.

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Unfortunately for Landa, he was not among the front group that approached Albi to battle for the stage victory. He crashed some 25 kilometers from the line, apparently due to a touch of wheels with Warren Barguil (Arkéa-Samsic).

Barguil apologized on Twitter for causing the crash.

“I am sorry about Mikel Landa’s fall,” Barguil wrote (in French). “Off balance after I touched wheels with Julian [Alaphilippe], I touched Mikel who was coming up on my left hand side. It was very fast, it wasn’t on purpose. I was lucky enough not to crash, but that wasn’t the case for Mikel. I hope he’s all right.”

https://cyclingtips.com/2019/07/porte-fuglsang-and-pinot-among-stars-caught-out-in-tours-windy-10th-stage/
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #116 on: July 16, 2019, 12:11:22 pm »

ETA - Landa's demise yesterday contained traces of Warren Barguil.

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Unfortunately for Landa, he was not among the front group that approached Albi to battle for the stage victory. He crashed some 25 kilometers from the line, apparently due to a touch of wheels with Warren Barguil (Arkéa-Samsic).

Barguil apologized on Twitter for causing the crash.

“I am sorry about Mikel Landa’s fall,” Barguil wrote (in French). “Off balance after I touched wheels with Julian [Alaphilippe], I touched Mikel who was coming up on my left hand side. It was very fast, it wasn’t on purpose. I was lucky enough not to crash, but that wasn’t the case for Mikel. I hope he’s all right.”


I noticed that on the highlights last night.  I may have laughed.  I'm not sure what G Thomas' reaction would have been.
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #117 on: July 16, 2019, 12:22:38 pm »
Barguil would have bounced off G and into low Earth orbit. G would have just shrugged when asked about it by ITV post-stage. #Thomasfacts
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #118 on: July 16, 2019, 08:39:28 pm »
Watching Madiot sitting in an interview saying "it's never over" etc. Meanwhile the body language of a certain T Pinot sitting next to him said anything but.
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #119 on: July 16, 2019, 10:55:41 pm »
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Soz 4 teh lates; woz watching some space Stuffs. 2moro may be lates also becoz mi grate frend Mr Woolrich is coming 2 tea en route 2 teh France 4 a biek race.  Noes, a different biek race.
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #120 on: July 18, 2019, 11:34:47 am »
Stage 11: Albi – Toulouse

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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #121 on: July 18, 2019, 01:30:48 pm »
Maybe Jalaberk will get Ewan's name right now.
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #122 on: July 18, 2019, 01:38:42 pm »
*** and Super D explaining the Tour to Al Murray is far more entertaining than anything M Smith's hostages in the Vsquared broom cupboard have come up with.
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #123 on: July 18, 2019, 03:46:33 pm »
Meanwhile, we just had the story of that bloke who broke his fork and had to pump the bellows himself.
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #124 on: July 18, 2019, 03:53:53 pm »
And yet again, francetvinfo.fr's video stream dropped out at the last bend.  >:( :facepalm:
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