Author Topic: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread  (Read 27398 times)

Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #50 on: July 11, 2008, 09:42:43 am »
Columbia is doing well too. Quite present.

I think the efforts made by the invited team(s) vindicate ASO's decision. Teams will try and do well where their audience is and I do not like the idea of a premiership of cycling so much. A mix bag works well.
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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #51 on: July 11, 2008, 09:44:48 am »
Briefly saw a rider from AG2R at the front yesterday, didnt even realise they were in the Tour this year !
Hats off to Agritubel ( makers of Agricultural Pens - didnt realise cows could write ! )

Could today be a day for Millar in a break away ?

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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #52 on: July 11, 2008, 10:36:26 am »
Briefly saw a rider from AG2R at the front yesterday, didnt even realise they were in the Tour this year !
Hats off to Agritubel ( makers of Agricultural Pens - didnt realise cows could write ! )

Could today be a day for Millar in a break away ?

I agree that it has been an excellent tour so far.

Millar is too far up the GC to go for a breakaway now. Give it a few days and when he is >10 mins down, then it is breakaway time.

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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #53 on: July 11, 2008, 10:38:20 am »
TBH it has had its moments, but I found the Giro much more interesting, but then again it is still only the first week.

Oh and YAY! GO CAV! (delayed I know)
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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #54 on: July 11, 2008, 11:25:16 am »
Briefly saw a rider from AG2R at the front yesterday, didnt even realise they were in the Tour this year !
Hats off to Agritubel ( makers of Agricultural Pens - didnt realise cows could write ! )

Isn't it wonderful how continental companies sound so much more exotic?

"Agritubel" sound so much better than "Gush and Dent" - the UK equivalent (used to be at least)

Fassa Bortolo sounded so much better than Rugby Cement

I still miss the few rides (careful now!) I had in the Sauna Diana jersey (Dutch/Belgian border brothel!)

I wonder if the continentals lust after our jerseys - Halfords, etc in the same way?

Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #55 on: July 11, 2008, 11:39:52 am »
It is sometimes rather funny to find out what these companies do indeed.... Mapei, Aqua e Sapone...  :)
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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #56 on: July 11, 2008, 11:42:15 am »
Domex Weinman, didn't the former make toilet paper
Predictor Lotto, was it really a pregnancy testing device ?

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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #57 on: July 11, 2008, 11:57:12 am »
It is sometimes rather funny to find out what these companies do indeed.... Mapei, Aqua e Sapone...  :)

Quickstep -- laminate flooring manufacturer.
I do occasionally see a barloworld van around locally and everyone knows what Avis does.

My facourite jersey this year is the Columbia one. Simple and a nice colour.

Do the Garmin riders all have a GPS on their bikes?

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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #58 on: July 11, 2008, 11:59:14 am »
Well, we all knew what Astana made, don't we?  Beans!

As for Festina, they were known for their great sense of .....timing ::-)
Getting there...

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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #59 on: July 11, 2008, 12:01:03 pm »

Do the Garmin riders all have a GPS on their bikes?

..d

Looks like
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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #61 on: July 11, 2008, 12:20:03 pm »
As for Festina, they were known for their great sense of .....timing ::-)

Not very good in fact.
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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #62 on: July 11, 2008, 12:21:29 pm »
[My favourite jersey this year is the Columbia one. Simple and a nice colour.

I like it too. Although I am not a big fan of red (my club colours though!), I like Barloworld too. And the old Liquigas.
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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #63 on: July 11, 2008, 12:33:35 pm »

Do the Garmin riders all have a GPS on their bikes?

..d

Looks like

p59 of this week's Cycling Weakly shows an Edge 705 on the stem.

You can also see it here: David Millar's new Felt bike - Cycling Weekly, Britain's biggest-selling cycling magazine, delivers an exciting mix of fitness advice, bike tests, product reviews, news and ride guides for every cyclist although those are different photos.

Comments about the potential illegality of the frame.. If the commissaire can slide his BC membership card between the wheel and the frame then it is not faired as the frame does not overlap the wheel.  Has to be very careful what size tyres he uses though ..
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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #64 on: July 11, 2008, 12:47:26 pm »
That article made me chuckle.  Rants on about oval tubing internal cables and fully sliptreamed to make the bike cut through the wind, then they go and pop a chunky GPS on the stem ;D   They could have thought that out a bit better?

Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #65 on: July 11, 2008, 02:36:12 pm »
That article made me chuckle.  Rants on about oval tubing internal cables and fully sliptreamed to make the bike cut through the wind, then they go and pop a chunky GPS on the stem ;D   They could have thought that out a bit better?

If it is shadowed by the body, it is not a big deal.
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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #66 on: July 11, 2008, 02:47:55 pm »
Garmin Website has featured riders, no heart rate info though.
Team Garmin - Featured Rides.

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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #67 on: July 11, 2008, 05:02:57 pm »
It is sometimes rather funny to find out what these companies do indeed.... Mapei, Aqua e Sapone...  :)

I hope Barloworlds' bikes are better maintained than their Fork-Lift Trucks  :-\

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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #68 on: July 11, 2008, 07:10:49 pm »
Well that ended the hope of a "clean tour"  >:( :sick:

Manuel Beltran has been busted for EPO on stage 1
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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #69 on: July 11, 2008, 10:09:31 pm »
Shocker, another of lances former team mates gets busted for doping.

How many are left now?

Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #70 on: July 12, 2008, 04:18:31 pm »
Crikey, another one for Cav.
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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #71 on: July 12, 2008, 04:19:55 pm »
Crikey, another one for Cav.

Aye, the lad's got some speed

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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #72 on: July 12, 2008, 04:32:11 pm »
Crikey, another one for Cav.
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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #73 on: July 12, 2008, 04:38:37 pm »
Crikey, another one for Cav.

Gosh.  That kid is nearly as quick as me!
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Re: The Tour de France watershed Spoiler thread
« Reply #74 on: July 12, 2008, 04:48:26 pm »
Crikey, another one for Cav.

Gosh.  That kid is nearly as quick as me!
And almost as young!  ::-)
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