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vorsprung

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Badger calls for TdF to be cancelled
« on: March 21, 2020, 12:45:54 pm »
https://www.velonews.com/2020/03/news/hinault-calls-for-quick-tour-de-france-decision_508193?utm_medium=link&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=vnmar

TBH, I thought it was already cancelled, given the restrictions currently being implemented in France
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Re: Badger calls for TdF to be cancelled
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2020, 12:55:54 pm »
I cant see any GTs happening this year.

Who would want to organise one in the full knowledge that even if restrictions were lifted, they could be reapplied.

Ain't going to happen.

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Re: Badger calls for TdF to be cancelled
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2020, 10:57:12 pm »
IRTA "Badger culls for TdF to be cancelled", which left me in a similar state of confusion to P@nd3m1c Pr0duckt10nzTM®'s amazing coverage.
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Re: Badger calls for TdF to be cancelled
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2020, 12:42:37 am »
I originally thought the thread was about Bludger OTP.

Re: Badger calls for TdF to be cancelled
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2020, 06:14:32 am »
Hinault didn't actually call for it to be cancelled.

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Hinault calls for quick Tour de France decision

T42

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Re: Badger calls for TdF to be cancelled
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2020, 07:45:14 am »
Le Blaireau! Gotcha.
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Re: Badger calls for TdF to be cancelled
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2020, 10:23:09 am »
Le Blaireau! Gotcha.
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Re: Badger calls for TdF to be cancelled
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2020, 10:43:33 am »
IRTA "Badger culls for TdF to be cancelled", which left me in a similar state of confusion to P@nd3m1c Pr0duckt10nzTM®'s amazing coverage.
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Re: Badger calls for TdF to be cancelled
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2020, 01:40:18 pm »
IRTA "Badger culls for TdF to be cancelled", which left me in a similar state of confusion to P@nd3m1c Pr0duckt10nzTM®'s amazing coverage.

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Re: Badger calls for TdF to be cancelled
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2020, 09:26:58 pm »
Scotdoc says Tour being on is not on!
She and Mr Badger are both right, IMO.
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Re: Badger calls for TdF to be cancelled
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2020, 01:44:44 pm »
Opinion: Too many questions surround 2020 Tour de France]https://www.cyclingnews.com/features/opinion-too-many-questions-surround-2020-tour-de-france/] Opinion: Too many questions surround 2020 Tour de France

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At best, the Tour de France could be a morale-boosting flash of normality after a dark summer of lockdown and a life-saving effort for the sport of cycling. At worst, it could be a public health and public relations nightmare that could irreparably harm the sport.

COVID-19 will still be out there come August, that much is certain. And it will still be out there next July, too. Recent studies predict waves of new cases of the virus and the necessary suppression measures of social distancing and cancellation of mass events intermittently through 2022. These measures aren't a cure for the disease - nor are they a vaccination against future outbreaks, all they do is slow the steady march of the coronavirus through an almost fully susceptible population.

With so much uncertainty for the foreseeable future, pro cycling needs flexibility, creativity and experimentation - not hard-headedness and a white-knuckled grasp on tradition.

If it does go ahead, it'll be a very strange Tour.
Sic transit and all that..

T42

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Re: Badger calls for TdF to be cancelled
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2020, 01:56:57 pm »
Assuming I'm still alive at the end of August, I will definitely not give a shit.
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