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Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2011, 06:43:58 pm »
The tour is passing 2 miles from my house on Friday. I'm gutted Jens is out so I won't get to see him in teh flesh  :'(

Having stood within easy earshot of Jens signing autographs yesterday I can confirm that he does seem to be every bit as friendly and good natured as his image.  Although all of the riders were happy to oblige the many small children prodding pens and paper in their direction Jens seemed easily the most chatty about it. 
Aero but not dynamic

Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2011, 07:03:30 pm »
Stage 2 cancelled due to the weather. As I commuted in this morning I think that's a little weak of them........

And should we be proud that Britain appears to be the owners of something that finally stops the Jensie completing a Tour?

It's owned by USA; they've just lent it to us for a few days.

Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2011, 07:06:10 pm »
Stage 2 cancelled due to the weather. As I commuted in this morning I think that's a little weak of them........

And should we be proud that Britain appears to be the owners of something that finally stops the Jensie completing a Tour?

It's owned by USA; they've just lent it to us for a few days.

You were talking about the wind?

Salvatore

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Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2011, 09:02:36 pm »
And that annoying commentator calling the team HTC Columbia the whole time!

Lars Boom called them Columbia today, but here's B Wiggins' latest tweet:
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It must be hard to be a cycling commentator and not really know what your talking about!
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2011, 10:28:18 am »

Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2011, 04:17:07 pm »
Good riddance to Rasmussen, he is one rider I didn't want to see anyway if Ned Boulting's book is to be believed.

For tomorrow I am torn between watching from Cox's mill in Cheddar where the sprint points are or the top of the gorge where the Cat 1 KOTM points finish is. The steepest bit of the gorge might be the best place to get a good view of the riders since they will be going a bit slower there.


Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2011, 07:40:20 pm »
That's a different Rasmussen (though banned, strangely, for similar reasons).

diapsaon0

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Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #32 on: September 15, 2011, 07:51:18 pm »
I'm planning to ride into Taunton to watch the start.  I'd like to get up to Cheddar as well, but won't have time unfortunately.

N
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Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #33 on: September 16, 2011, 10:16:52 am »
I'm planning to ride into Taunton to watch the start.  I'd like to get up to Cheddar as well, but won't have time unfortunately.

N

Yeah, you would need to average more than 45kph to beat them to Cheddar  ;D

Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #34 on: September 16, 2011, 07:11:28 pm »
I overtook them, twice, between Cheddar and the finish. They may have had a longer route, though. And Old Bristol Hill.

diapsaon0

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Re: Tour of Britain 2011 - Route announced
« Reply #35 on: September 16, 2011, 07:22:38 pm »
The start in Taunton was a fantastic atmosphere with huge numbers lining the route.  I'm about to watch the highlights on ITV4.

N
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