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welshwheels

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paris nice
« on: March 04, 2012, 03:51:23 pm »
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150673824689873&set=t.100000741706261&type=3&theater     

Outstanding performance by wiggins today I thought he did really well especially in the rain in the second half of the TT
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2012, 03:55:35 pm »
That's a great pic. Shame about the rain.... If only....
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2012, 08:20:37 am »
The commentator on the French stream I was watching started talking about PBP yesterday at one point. It took place not far from the start.

And today the course takes them to Orleans, partly on the     D97.
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2012, 03:29:10 pm »
Superb ride from Wiggo yesterday. Shame he couldn't quite find that extra second, but to see Tony Martin finishing so far back puts his performance in those conditions in some kind of perspective. Bodes well.

As for today's stage...
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2012, 05:42:46 pm »
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2012, 06:29:25 pm »
Superb ride from Wiggo yesterday. Shame he couldn't quite find that extra second, but to see Tony Martin finishing so far back puts his performance in those conditions in some kind of perspective. Bodes well.

Yup. And SchleckA was astonishingly poor -  a minute behind Wiggins after just 9km?!?

His excuse "This is not a real test for me. The distance was too short "   :facepalm:
http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest/532002/andy-schleck-off-the-pace-in-paris-nice-time-trial.html
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welshwheels

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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2012, 07:42:52 pm »
wiggo did well today but bonnen looks strong     wiggo in yellow http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150675937949873&set=t.100000741706261&type=3&theater
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citoyen

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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2012, 03:04:58 pm »
Thoughts on current situation on stage 4...

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citoyen

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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2012, 03:31:57 pm »
I recommend anyone who didn't see it live to watch the highlights of today's stage (stage five). Proper exciting finish.

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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2012, 05:08:26 pm »
Is it on freeview or just Sky?
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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2012, 05:12:47 pm »
WillsomebodyPLEEEEASEuploaditontoYouTubepronto?!!!!!!
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citoyen

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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2012, 05:29:28 pm »
Highlights are on Eurosport 2 at 6pm. Don't know if they're on anywhere else.

Edit: and repeated at 9pm.

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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2012, 06:22:16 pm »
WillsomebodyPLEEEEASEuploaditontoYouTubepronto?!!!!!!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/vHoLQgjX2v4&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/vHoLQgjX2v4&rel=1</a>
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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2012, 06:42:12 pm »
The steeper climbs aren't Brad's cup of tea. Kudo to Wiestra, a good move and possibly a rider who will be going for grand tour wins in the future.
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citoyen

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paris nice
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2012, 09:31:51 pm »
Sunday's final stage could be interesting - a 10km ITT, all uphill. Westra is no slouch against the clock, apparently.

Edit: on the other hand, is he really in Wiggo's league? Nah!

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welshwheels

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« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2012, 09:40:37 pm »
I thought wiggins and team sky did outstanding today that final climb was a bit nasty !!! richie porter did a good job of winding the pace up not really wiggins's cup of tea that climb !!!  http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150682844614873&set=a.10150682842709873.417355.194104484872&type=1&theater
struggling up hills since 1981 !!!

citoyen

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paris nice
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2012, 10:13:30 pm »
Westra lost 19 seconds to Wiggins on the stage 1 TT. Don't know if he went in dry or wet conditions. Could be tight on Sunday but I'm backing Brad.

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« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2012, 11:20:49 pm »
Getting a nice pride of lions in that team sky bus.. Wonder if Brad will give Cav one for his little girl..
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« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2012, 09:36:58 am »
Getting a nice pride of lions in that team sky bus.. Wonder if Brad will give Cav one for his little girl..
On first reading, I had no idea what 'lions' you were talking about. This makes for some very confusing images ...  ;D

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« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2012, 12:58:51 pm »
Getting a nice pride of lions in that team sky bus.. Wonder if Brad will give Cav one for his little girl..

He's already got a stuffed donkey for her after winning Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne
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« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2012, 03:52:54 pm »
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Sunday's final TT should be a hoot.

David Martin

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« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2012, 09:21:28 pm »
Close though.. It's really a close thing between Wiggo, Leipheimer and Westra.  Any failure on Sunday and you lose.. Tension to the last few minutes

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« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2012, 11:36:04 pm »
In the first TT Wiggo laid off in the wet. I think he'll give it the beans. I shall scream loudly.
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