Author Topic: Tour de France 2012  (Read 82404 times)

Re: Tour de France 2012
« Reply #1075 on: July 24, 2012, 06:40:50 am »
The total distance was 3,496.9 km and the total time was about 22 days for an average speed of about 6.6 km/h. The Handbook says, "5.7 (i) The minimum speeds may not be altered and shall be: ... for events over 2499 km, 200 km per day [8⅓ km/h]" so I don't think the ride would be validated.
So we have proved that Bradley Wiggins is too slow for audax.
Never tell me the odds.

JT

  • Howay the lads!
    • CTC Peterborough
Re: Tour de France 2012
« Reply #1076 on: July 24, 2012, 08:48:40 am »
The total distance was 3,496.9 km and the total time was about 22 days for an average speed of about 6.6 km/h. The Handbook says, "5.7 (i) The minimum speeds may not be altered and shall be: ... for events over 2499 km, 200 km per day [8⅓ km/h]" so I don't think the ride would be validated.
So we have proved that Bradley Wiggins is too slow for audax.

Amongst other things.  ::-)
a great mind thinks alike

JT

  • Howay the lads!
    • CTC Peterborough
Re: Tour de France 2012
« Reply #1077 on: July 24, 2012, 08:49:49 am »


And I was at both!  :smug:  ;D

And I was with you the second time!


Me and Rob had an absolutely brilliant day waiting and watching with JT & Mrs JT  :thumbsup:

I yelled and screamed like a woman offroading possessed  ;D

Rob took all that time and still managed to chop my head off?!  ;D
a great mind thinks alike

Re: Tour de France 2012
« Reply #1078 on: July 24, 2012, 09:03:47 am »
 ;D

To be fair it was just a wee bit crowded...  :P

Haven’t brought myself to scrub off my Allezwiggo and Allezcav ‘tattoos’ off my arms yet. Have come into fairly smart office in a sleeveless top due to sunshine, and a director clocked them as I ran up the stairs. Luckily it was a director who has several nice bikes and cycle-commutes 20 miles each day…

JT

  • Howay the lads!
    • CTC Peterborough
Re: Tour de France 2012
« Reply #1079 on: July 24, 2012, 09:07:52 am »
;D

To be fair it was just a wee bit crowded...  :P

You call 10 deep crowded?  ;D

Great day though (and great company). A proper "I was there" moment to tell the dogs and cats grandkids anyone who'll listen.
a great mind thinks alike

Re: Tour de France 2012
« Reply #1080 on: July 24, 2012, 02:29:41 pm »
The total distance was 3,496.9 km and the total time was about 22 days for an average speed of about 6.6 km/h. The Handbook says, "5.7 (i) The minimum speeds may not be altered and shall be: ... for events over 2499 km, 200 km per day [8⅓ km/h]" so I don't think the ride would be validated.
So we have proved that Bradley Wiggins is too slow for audax.

Although he went so fast in the Alps that he triggered the detectors at CERN.  Discovery of the Wiggs Boson is to be announced shortly.

Re: Tour de France 2012
« Reply #1081 on: July 24, 2012, 02:32:49 pm »
Blimey, Tewdric, that was a bit of a struggle!

Re: Tour de France 2012
« Reply #1082 on: July 24, 2012, 02:43:14 pm »
IGMC..

Re: Tour de France 2012
« Reply #1083 on: July 24, 2012, 02:56:08 pm »
As ever the Bigpicture is worth a view, although some will have been seen elsewhere

8, 20 & 21 are my faves in part one
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2012/07/tour_de_france_2012_part_one.html


21 prob in part two
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2012/07/tour_de_france_2012_part_two.html

Re: Tour de France 2012
« Reply #1084 on: July 24, 2012, 03:27:29 pm »
Is it coincidence that this crash happened right next to a camperwagon on an otherwise empty road?  The guy in yellow on the right is something to do with the 'van and was scrambling away as it happened.


Tigerrr

  • That England that was wont to conquer others Hath made a shameful conquest of itself.
  • Not really a Tiger.
    • Humanist Celebrant.
Re: Tour de France 2012
« Reply #1085 on: July 24, 2012, 03:30:28 pm »
Is it coincidence that this crash happened right next to a camperwagon on an otherwise empty road?  The guy in yellow on the right is something to do with the 'van and was scrambling away as it happened.


Looks like a German Id say.
Humanists UK Funeral and Wedding Celebrant. Trying for godless goodness.
http://humanist.org.uk/michaellaird

Zipperhead

  • The cyclist formerly known as Big Helga
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

  • SWMBO's Toy Boy.
  • Apprentice Leathery Old Git
    • The Secret Cyclist blog
Re: Tour de France 2012
« Reply #1087 on: July 24, 2012, 04:02:09 pm »
Yeah, 40 is good :thumbsup:
Quote from: tatanab
The mark of a true cyclist - prepared to try anything on offer

If it ain't bad for you it ain't worth doing

mcshroom

  • Mushroom
Re: Tour de France 2012
« Reply #1088 on: July 24, 2012, 04:36:43 pm »
I like 38 (the one with Wiggins & EBH leading out Cav)
Climbs like a sprinter, sprints like a climber!

Re: Tour de France 2012
« Reply #1089 on: July 24, 2012, 07:07:19 pm »
http://www.burnleyexpress.net/news/local-news/tour-de-france-winner-bradley-wiggins-to-ride-in-east-lancashire-1-4764910

He's riding a cyclosportive in Pendle and the Ribble Valley in August - Barlick to Barlick via a few lumps (Nick O'Pendle, Trough of Bowland, etc). My home turf! Mum just reported he was being interviewed at a Lancashire crossroads saying it was a 'little bit overwhelming!'

Am I the only one to notice this ride is on Sunday 19th August, which is Stage 2 of the Vuelta 2012.

So either Bradley will not be in Barnoldswick, or he will not be in the Vuelta.  Now let me think where he will be!

Re: Tour de France 2012
« Reply #1090 on: July 24, 2012, 07:24:04 pm »
Indurain described the Vuelta as being like resits for those who'd failed at the Tour, when he was forced to ride it by his team in 1996. He abandoned and never raced again. He was 32 at the time, same age as Wiggins now.

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Tour de France 2012
« Reply #1091 on: July 24, 2012, 07:44:31 pm »
I read something the other day that described the Vuelta as having an "end of term party feel", which seems about right. The opening Team TT is a 16km procession that doesn't even count towards the overall standings.

After the Olympics, Brad's work for this year is done, isn't it? Unless he's expected to turn out for the Worlds...

d.


JT

  • Howay the lads!
    • CTC Peterborough
Re: Tour de France 2012
« Reply #1092 on: July 24, 2012, 08:32:34 pm »
Hopefully Brad and Cav will ride the Tour of Britain to bring out the crowds - it would be a massive boost to the race.
a great mind thinks alike

Re: Tour de France 2012
« Reply #1093 on: July 24, 2012, 09:22:35 pm »
Hopefully Brad and Cav will ride the Tour of Britain to bring out the crowds - it would be a massive boost to the race.

I certainly hope so! I want a photo of Brad's arse to go with my Cav's arse going up Cheddar Gorge pic from last year!

Re: Tour de France 2012
« Reply #1094 on: July 25, 2012, 12:04:20 am »
http://www.burnleyexpress.net/news/local-news/tour-de-france-winner-bradley-wiggins-to-ride-in-east-lancashire-1-4764910

He's riding a cyclosportive in Pendle and the Ribble Valley in August - Barlick to Barlick via a few lumps (Nick O'Pendle, Trough of Bowland, etc). My home turf! Mum just reported he was being interviewed at a Lancashire crossroads saying it was a 'little bit overwhelming!'

I too loved his raffle comment, though I wish he'd said at least a few words in French. Cavendish was overheard trying to speak French in the early parts of yesterday's stage. He kept inquiring, "Was that right? Did I say it right?" :)

Eek! This is the day after we return home to Doncaster from 3 weeks away on holiday.

Do you think I can swing it?

The start is about 2 miles from my dad's house (where I grew up).

And you said Barlick.

Barlick!!

I'm beside myself.

Re: Tour de France 2012
« Reply #1095 on: July 25, 2012, 12:23:40 am »
There's been a lot of talk on here about next year.  I haven't read every post (I don't think) but of those I do remember no-one seems to have mentioned Ryder Hesjedal, who won the giro but was unable to complete the TdeF.  Wouldn't he be a contender next year?

peliroja

  • Mrs Woolly
Re: Tour de France 2012
« Reply #1096 on: July 25, 2012, 02:36:18 am »
http://www.burnleyexpress.net/news/local-news/tour-de-france-winner-bradley-wiggins-to-ride-in-east-lancashire-1-4764910

He's riding a cyclosportive in Pendle and the Ribble Valley in August - Barlick to Barlick via a few lumps (Nick O'Pendle, Trough of Bowland, etc). My home turf! Mum just reported he was being interviewed at a Lancashire crossroads saying it was a 'little bit overwhelming!'

I too loved his raffle comment, though I wish he'd said at least a few words in French. Cavendish was overheard trying to speak French in the early parts of yesterday's stage. He kept inquiring, "Was that right? Did I say it right?" :)

Eek! This is the day after we return home to Doncaster from 3 weeks away on holiday.

Do you think I can swing it?

The start is about 2 miles from my dad's house (where I grew up).

And you said Barlick.

Barlick!!

I'm beside myself.
Hehe. I know Barlick well. I used to ride my bike (and horses) around there. I am from Winewall, near Trawden. I'd try and get there if I were you!  :D

Re: Tour de France 2012
« Reply #1097 on: July 25, 2012, 10:15:24 am »
You'll have done the Pack Horse climb out of Thursden a few times then?!

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: Tour de France 2012
« Reply #1098 on: July 25, 2012, 10:44:03 am »
Hopefully Brad and Cav will ride the Tour of Britain to bring out the crowds - it would be a massive boost to the race.

Forgot about that. That would be truly amazing.

When was the last time the World Champion and Tour de France winner rode in the Tour of Britain?

d.

JT

  • Howay the lads!
    • CTC Peterborough
Re: Tour de France 2012
« Reply #1099 on: July 25, 2012, 10:52:45 am »
Hopefully Brad and Cav will ride the Tour of Britain to bring out the crowds - it would be a massive boost to the race.

Forgot about that. That would be truly amazing.

When was the last time the World Champion and Tour de France winner rode in the Tour of Britain?

d.

Probably never.

There were massively increased crowds last year when Cav rode it but it would go mental if Brad pitched up.
a great mind thinks alike