Author Topic: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread  (Read 27400 times)

Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2008, 11:49:16 am »
I was on sick leave yesterday, so got to try the live and continuous ITV4 coverage.  It was very good and included the Phil L and Paul S commentary throughout.  Also no breaks for adverts, so that's two plusses over Eurosport (I hate their commentary).

The only downside was that you couldn't put it into full screen which meant that, whilst it was perfectly watchable, reading the numbers in the corners of the screen was a little challenging, even on a 36" screen.

I thought Millar put in a very mature ride.  I wonder if he's sorted his climbing out for this years tour...  Cadel has to be the main man now though, with Valverde looking like a guy in need of Astana beans.

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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2008, 04:12:52 pm »
Cavendish yesterday: "I don't have anything more to learn"

Cavendish today: 143rd in the TT.

*snigger*  :)

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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #27 on: July 09, 2008, 04:13:12 pm »
Hey hey! Cav get's the stage!

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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #28 on: July 09, 2008, 04:14:01 pm »
Yes! :thumbsup: :D 
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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #29 on: July 09, 2008, 04:16:37 pm »
Cavendish really gets on my wick.  "I'm the hottest property in world cycling", indeed.

He proved it today  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #30 on: July 09, 2008, 04:17:04 pm »
Well done Cav - actions speak louder than words  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #31 on: July 09, 2008, 04:33:50 pm »
Woo hoo  ;D

Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #32 on: July 09, 2008, 05:21:32 pm »
Excellent Cav, who needs some dull media machine anyway. I'm glad he's a character, the commentator asked some dull stupid questions while the adrenalin was still flowing and got the answer he deserves.

Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #33 on: July 09, 2008, 06:06:33 pm »
Cavendish really gets on my wick.  "I'm the hottest property in world cycling", indeed.

He proved it today  :thumbsup:

... as a good sprinter. I'm glad he did win; for him as much as anything.

I want to see him in the mountain; if he did well, with some improvement in TTing, then he could become rather good.
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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #34 on: July 09, 2008, 07:54:44 pm »
Anyone know how the granny is?  :(

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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #35 on: July 09, 2008, 07:56:00 pm »
You have to take your hat off to him tonight, Cavendish really did deliver when asked to.

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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #36 on: July 09, 2008, 07:59:18 pm »
I thought he'd gone too early but he just kept it going, dropped Hushovd and then distanced Friere and Zabel..

A class act - took the race and won it convincingly.

(and yes I was jumping up and down on the sofa cheering!)

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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #37 on: July 09, 2008, 08:09:30 pm »
Well done for Cav. Was rooting for him (naturally), but you've got to feel sorry for the French chap - 200+ KM's in the break, a killer last few K's, and then caught in the last few metres. Merde indeed.

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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2008, 08:16:43 pm »
The highlights say that they think the granny's okay.

Crikey that Cav's a cannonball!
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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #39 on: July 09, 2008, 11:08:14 pm »
Well done for Cav. Was rooting for him (naturally), but you've got to feel sorry for the French chap - 200+ KM's in the break, a killer last few K's, and then caught in the last few metres. Merde indeed.

Yes, but the French teams are out and Agributel showed their colours off again. So it ain't that bad.
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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #40 on: July 10, 2008, 12:21:30 am »
I thought he'd gone too early but he just kept it going, dropped Hushovd and then distanced Friere and Zabel..

A class act - took the race and won it convincingly.


Yep, t'was a good finish by Cavendish

Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #41 on: July 10, 2008, 01:43:02 am »
Anyone know how the granny is?  :(

The highlights say that they think the granny's okay.

It's comments such as these that make me wonder when they'll get around to putting digital transmission out to those of us in the wilderness of Southend whose aerials point at the Londinium transmitters.  Or even better just putting some decent programmes back on the TV so my 5 channels interest me sufficiently that I stay in one evening a week to watch the gogglebox.

I have thus far seen no reference to TDF other than on here so haven't a clue what's going on.

Is there a granny riding in one of the teams then?

Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #42 on: July 10, 2008, 06:49:27 am »
I have thus far seen no reference to TDF other than on here so haven't a clue what's going on.
Well, the sport has cut its own throat since most people now believe they're all on drugs, hence little coverage.  The last two years have been total farce, with Landis winning then being disqualified and, in 2007, two successive race leaders leaving the race in disgrace.
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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #43 on: July 10, 2008, 09:31:19 am »

Is there a granny riding in one of the teams then?

A female spectator was knocked down in a collision. There was some concern over whether she was all right.

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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #44 on: July 10, 2008, 11:29:42 am »

Is there a granny riding in one of the teams then?

A female spectator was knocked down in a collision. There was some concern over whether she was all right.

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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #45 on: July 10, 2008, 10:29:50 pm »

Is there a granny riding in one of the teams then?

A female spectator was knocked down in a collision. There was some concern over whether she was all right.

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She has a broken (fore)arm.  The rider who hit her (Passeron) didn't start today's stage, despite being expected to.  No substantive reports about why.
Haussler, who had a nasty looking crash, but rode quite well today...

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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #46 on: July 11, 2008, 02:40:06 am »

Is there a granny riding in one of the teams then?

A female spectator was knocked down in a collision. There was some concern over whether she was all right.

..d
She has a broken (fore)arm.  The rider who hit her (Passeron) didn't start today's stage, despite being expected to.  No substantive reports about why.
Forearm in the stomach - lots of bruising etc. Not in a fit state to start.

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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #47 on: July 11, 2008, 07:28:48 am »
Ouch!  Still, it's not as gnarly as TT or rally spectator hits...
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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #48 on: July 11, 2008, 09:03:27 am »
A beautiful ride yesterday. Schumacher was so unlucky; and tripped by the guy who eventually got to wear the yellow jersey. Agritubel again at the front; they will have given a lot in this first week!
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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #49 on: July 11, 2008, 09:38:17 am »
It was a good race yesterday - Agritubel have been the stars this week I think - I expect that their sponsors will be pretty happy with their investment. Evans looked in good form but Cunego seemed to struggle. And I'm not sure about Valverde - even with his team doing all that work at the front he still wasn't able to put time into the leaders.

Of course, all the main GC riders might be hanging back until they get to the real mountains. It's been a good tour so far  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: