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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #125 on: July 18, 2019, 05:08:31 pm »
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #126 on: July 18, 2019, 08:15:44 pm »
I liked the purple inflatable dinosaur suit with the wheel in it's mouth at the end of the highlights prog :)
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #127 on: July 19, 2019, 10:11:59 am »
It must be my age, but I immediately assumed "J Cocker" was Joe  :-\
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #128 on: July 19, 2019, 01:18:51 pm »
Whereas J. Cock-up's first name is Laur... oh never mind.  Did anyone win yesterday? All I noticed was an Ozzie throwing a wobbly.
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #129 on: July 19, 2019, 01:43:14 pm »
Never let it be said that we @ PP r not on teh ball:

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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #130 on: July 19, 2019, 04:57:00 pm »
Jeez luezz what the hell is he on?  :o
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #131 on: July 19, 2019, 05:04:02 pm »
Too many fig rolls & the cludges are at the finish.
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #132 on: July 20, 2019, 04:00:25 am »
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #133 on: July 20, 2019, 04:18:11 pm »
Alaphilippe: ♫ We'll keep a welcome in the hillside...
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #134 on: July 20, 2019, 04:45:58 pm »
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #135 on: July 20, 2019, 05:05:30 pm »
If it doesn't kick off on Thursday,

Which it didn't.

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it'll definitely do so on Saturday

Which it did.

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- I could see Movistar and/or Astana trying something

Which Movistar did.

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like going full gas from the flag.

OK, so they left it until later, but  that's the gross prophet margin for you.

I guess I could have kept the strike rate up by predicting that things wouldn't quite go how Movistar had planned it, but putting your own team leader in difficulty is fiendishly inscrutable, even by Eusebio Unzué Labiano's standards.
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #136 on: July 21, 2019, 07:08:58 pm »
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #137 on: July 21, 2019, 07:20:12 pm »
“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what Movistar's strategy is, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #138 on: July 21, 2019, 07:24:58 pm »
POTD!
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #139 on: July 21, 2019, 08:03:51 pm »
Watching the highlights.  Someone needs to tell Marc Madiot that two, or possibly three1, French drivers won the Indy 500 before Simon Pagenaud before he has a coronary.

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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #140 on: July 21, 2019, 08:32:25 pm »
Sootyjumper. *Chortles*.
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #141 on: July 21, 2019, 11:27:27 pm »
“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what Movistar's strategy is, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”

"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat." ~ Sun Tzu, yesterday
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #142 on: July 21, 2019, 11:43:38 pm »
Actually, I think Movistar's problem is that Unzué took a leaf out of SDB's book and looked at other sports to see what he could plagiarise1 from others, but all he ended up doing was getting his tactics and Tiki-taka mised up.


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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #143 on: July 22, 2019, 10:33:14 am »
“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what Movistar's strategy is, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”

Do you think Moviestar have used machine learning to analyse other teams tactics and they use whatever the AI spits out?

Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #144 on: July 22, 2019, 12:09:27 pm »
“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what Movistar's strategy is, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”

Do you think Moviestar have used machine learning to analyse other teams tactics and they use whatever the AI spits out?

My spies have a couple of sample outputs:

+++ ?? +++ Sin queso error. Rehacer desde el inicio. +++

+++ Dividir por pepino error. Reinstale el universo y reinicie. +++


 ;)
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #145 on: July 22, 2019, 09:25:25 pm »
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #146 on: July 22, 2019, 09:48:05 pm »
Heh, pies were mentioned here too  :)

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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #147 on: July 23, 2019, 05:24:58 pm »
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #148 on: July 23, 2019, 09:43:07 pm »
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Re: Tour de France 2019 - The Unserious Version
« Reply #149 on: July 24, 2019, 03:22:30 pm »
;D
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