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Tour of California
« on: February 16, 2009, 10:47:22 am »
Looking forward to seeing a bit of this, only 9 hours to go before they set off on stage 1  ;D
On tuesday is the Golden Gate bridge, which should be nice to see.

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Re: Tour of California
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2009, 11:00:15 am »
Looking forward to seeing a bit of this, only 9 hours to go before they set off on stage 1  ;D
On tuesday is the Golden Gate bridge, which should be nice to see.


Anyone got a spare bike or three?

And, erm, today's stage is # 2 and is when they go over the Golden Gate Bridge.
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Re: Tour of California
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2009, 11:05:44 am »
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And, erm, today's stage is # 2 and is when they go over the Golden Gate Bridge.

At least I havent missed it then  ;D

Re: Tour of California
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2009, 09:24:18 pm »
TV coverage is pretty hopeless; rain is obscuring the camera lenses, and it seems they can't afford a lens wiper.

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Re: Tour of California
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2009, 11:48:28 pm »
Agreed. The Yanks don't know how to televise a bike race. No gap information, not enough moto cameras, insufficient ability to get the picture to the screen. Eurosport commentary was valiant, at one point they gave up and gave us a review of Cavendish's 2008 results. Can't wait for the racing to get back to Europe.

Great ride by Levi though!!!!

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Re: Tour of California
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2009, 11:52:25 pm »
Yes the coverage was a shambles.

They just lost the signal completely for nearly an hour - unfortunately I had just settled down on the turbo so I spent a long time looking at repeated aerials of the California coastline.

And as the Eurosport people are not on site they didn't even have access to the race radio to give any sort of commentary.

Re: Tour of California
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2009, 11:54:49 pm »
Lance armstrong just said on Twitter that he crashed into a photographer's motorbike - anyone see that?

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Re: Tour of California
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2009, 11:57:01 pm »
Race radio was lambasted yesterday for providing poor info.

I think that is why Johan made Astana TTT to the finish even though nothing depended on it.  (AIUI) 

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Re: Tour of California
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2009, 11:59:21 pm »
Lance armstrong just said on Twitter that he crashed into a photographer's motorbike - anyone see that?

I don't think anyone saw it. Probably not even the commissaires.  ::-)

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Re: Tour of California
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2009, 12:03:01 am »
Anyone got a spare bike or three?

But it's not about the bike.

Well someone had to say it   ::-)

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Re: Tour of California
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2009, 12:03:44 am »
Can't wait for the racing to get back to Europe.

I don't really care about the Race to the Sun, but I love the Spring Classics.  The pave in Flanders and Paris Roubaix are hallowed ground.

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Re: Tour of California
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2009, 01:28:33 am »
Followed link from Guardian story about Lance's TT bike being nicked to his twitter feed: Twitter / lancearmstrong

Found this very young photo of LA: My mom wants me to use this as my picture on my Twitter profile. on TwitPic

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Re: Tour of California
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2009, 01:33:49 am »
Followed link from Guardian story about Lance's TT bike being nicked to his twitter feed: Twitter / lancearmstrong

Found this very young photo of LA: My mom wants me to use this as my picture on my Twitter profile. on TwitPic

Cute photo - but it seems to have a volatile URL

Sweet and innocent.

No longer sweet, hope he is still <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/j7fV-48DT3E&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/j7fV-48DT3E&rel=1</a>.

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Re: Tour of California
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2009, 09:31:40 am »
Just been emailed by some friends who are out and about round the world.

It included some photos of the Stage 2 finish and a hospitality pass.

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Re: Tour of California
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Re: Tour of California
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2009, 09:49:00 pm »
Leipheimer crashes into Armstrong. Oops  ;D

Apparently it made cBBC newsround tonight as there was a bit of a pileup.

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Re: Tour of California
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2009, 09:10:59 am »
Cav's doing OK in California - he's won stage #4 and stage #5, beating Boonen into second place on both occasions :thumbsup:. And in the GC, it seems likely that Levi Leipheimer will win after his performance in the timetrail.
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Re: Tour of California
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2009, 11:06:01 am »
Cavendish's finish on stage 5 was BBC news !!  With footage, not just stills from some other race last year !!  BBC !!  Prime time !!  I was amazed and very very pleased.