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gonzo

Re: TdF 2011 general discussion thread - likely to contain spoilers
« Reply #50 on: July 06, 2011, 04:56:50 pm »
Shout of joy from me at the stage end today! Am I the only one who particularly enjoys the post race interviews with the Brits? It always seems to be more informative than interviews in just about any other sport!

citoyen

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Re: TdF 2011 general discussion thread - likely to contain spoilers
« Reply #51 on: July 06, 2011, 04:58:42 pm »
Yep, that was a great interview by Cav after today's stage. Intelligent, funny, informative. Great to see him looking so happy.

d.

Re: TdF 2011 general discussion thread - likely to contain spoilers
« Reply #52 on: July 06, 2011, 05:45:41 pm »
Three Brit riders in the top ten, and this after five stages. Amazing.
Rust never sleeps

citoyen

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Re: TdF 2011 general discussion thread - likely to contain spoilers
« Reply #53 on: July 06, 2011, 06:02:10 pm »
Geraint Thomas has been a revelation so far. Really impressive. So has EBH, for that matter. Sky are looking very strong. All good news for Wiggo.

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Re: TdF 2011 general discussion thread - likely to contain spoilers
« Reply #54 on: July 06, 2011, 06:13:41 pm »
Yep, that was a great interview by Cav after today's stage. Intelligent, funny, informative. Great to see him looking so happy.

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Yup. He's always good value.

And he couldn't help having a go at the organisers again, could he? ;D

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Re: TdF 2011 general discussion thread - likely to contain spoilers
« Reply #55 on: July 06, 2011, 06:35:02 pm »
Yep, that was a great interview by Cav after today's stage. Intelligent, funny, informative. Great to see him looking so happy.

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Re: TdF 2011 general discussion thread - likely to contain spoilers
« Reply #56 on: July 06, 2011, 08:13:58 pm »
Rojas has had his intermediate points deducted, so Gilbert is back in green.

Re: TdF 2011 general discussion thread - likely to contain spoilers
« Reply #57 on: July 06, 2011, 08:20:24 pm »
Got to love Cav "it was proper 'ard that was" :)
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: TdF 2011 general discussion thread - likely to contain spoilers
« Reply #58 on: July 07, 2011, 06:32:11 am »
It certainly makes for exciting television, especially when his train disconnects and he is not on it but then still manages to come through for the win.  Absolutely amazing.  I also loved Gilbert's anguished look and head drop when he came second.  Shows how much they really want this.

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Re: TdF 2011 general discussion thread - likely to contain spoilers
« Reply #59 on: July 07, 2011, 07:58:03 am »
Got to love Cav "it was proper 'ard that was" :)
That's the first post stage interview that I can remember where he looked dead eyed and washed out.
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citoyen

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Re: TdF 2011 general discussion thread - likely to contain spoilers
« Reply #60 on: July 07, 2011, 08:06:33 am »
Did you see him right after he crossed the line? They had to lift him off his bike à la Chris Boardman's annoying bike ad.

d.

Re: TdF 2011 general discussion thread - likely to contain spoilers
« Reply #61 on: July 07, 2011, 11:09:53 am »
Got to love Cav "it was proper 'ard that was" :)
That's the first post stage interview that I can remember where he looked dead eyed and washed out.

I thought that.  A little tearful too  :thumbsup:

jogler

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Re: TdF 2011 general discussion thread - likely to contain spoilers
« Reply #62 on: July 07, 2011, 03:08:15 pm »
Cadel Evans has borrowed my shirt today ;D

Karla

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Re: TdF 2011 general discussion thread - likely to contain spoilers
« Reply #63 on: July 07, 2011, 04:12:09 pm »
Well done to EBH!  What a star.

gonzo

Re: TdF 2011 general discussion thread - likely to contain spoilers
« Reply #64 on: July 07, 2011, 04:17:09 pm »
Geraint is becoming quite the cyclist too! I wonder if we'll see him as a full on contender in the spring classics in a few years?

Re: TdF 2011 general discussion thread - likely to contain spoilers
« Reply #65 on: July 07, 2011, 08:13:54 pm »
Geraint gave a very professional interview afterwards today I thought.
Nice to see Dave B smiling.
Brilliant to see how happy Edwald's parents were.
Great for him too.  I expect that will give him the necessary confidence now.

RichForrest

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Re: TdF 2011 general discussion thread - likely to contain spoilers
« Reply #66 on: July 08, 2011, 04:18:25 pm »
Wiggins is out!!

Gus

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Re: TdF 2011 general discussion thread - likely to contain spoilers
« Reply #67 on: July 08, 2011, 04:19:46 pm »
Looks like broken collarbone, seems like Horner + one or two more riders  too.  :(

So bad for the TDF

Update, Horner are hanging on the medics car and getting treatment.
But Wiggo is officially out now.

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Re: TdF 2011 general discussion thread - likely to contain spoilers
« Reply #68 on: July 08, 2011, 04:20:05 pm »
What a shame.

Re: TdF 2011 general discussion thread - likely to contain spoilers
« Reply #69 on: July 08, 2011, 04:24:33 pm »
and sky had three riders waiting to pace brad back to the group including EBH, hope that doesn't blow their tour. Does mean that EBH and GT should have a good team to help them to attempt to win the white jersey.

citoyen

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Re: TdF 2011 general discussion thread - likely to contain spoilers
« Reply #70 on: July 08, 2011, 04:47:57 pm »
Looked like more than three Sky riders waited. Eurosport commentators are saying they think G wasn't one of them, though they haven't confirmed a sighting in the main bunch.

Edit: G sighted in chasing group. Looks like he might lose some time today.  :(

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gonzo

Re: TdF 2011 general discussion thread - likely to contain spoilers
« Reply #71 on: July 08, 2011, 04:52:33 pm »
Velonews reports that G was one of the riders. Surely it can't be that tricky to pick the white jersey out?

Re: TdF 2011 general discussion thread - likely to contain spoilers
« Reply #72 on: July 08, 2011, 04:55:28 pm »
10km to go and they're 1'40" behind, they should easily catch up with the peloton.
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LEE

Re: TdF 2011 general discussion thread - likely to contain spoilers
« Reply #73 on: July 08, 2011, 04:55:41 pm »
Wiggins is out!!

Bloody typical isn't it?

I seriously think he was in with a shout this year.

citoyen

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Re: TdF 2011 general discussion thread - likely to contain spoilers
« Reply #74 on: July 08, 2011, 04:59:15 pm »
10km to go and they're 1'40" behind, they should easily catch up with the peloton.

Fwiw, Sean Kelly disagrees with you.

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