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Re: Tour de France 2015 (Contains Spoilers)
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2015, 03:16:13 pm »
Some of them look like they've dressed for the zombie walk now. Yikes.

Re: Tour de France 2015 (Contains Spoilers)
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2015, 03:18:13 pm »
 :o
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Re: Tour de France 2015 (Contains Spoilers)
« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2015, 03:18:27 pm »
Wheel touching at that speed - eep.   :(

Spectacular footage there, it'll make it to the series highlights I reckon!
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Re: Tour de France 2015 (Contains Spoilers)
« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2015, 03:19:26 pm »
I'm not going to get a chance to watch any of this, so please post info away, I'm relying on you guys to keep me in touch!
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Re: Tour de France 2015 (Contains Spoilers)
« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2015, 03:29:20 pm »

Re: Tour de France 2015 (Contains Spoilers)
« Reply #30 on: July 06, 2015, 03:52:42 pm »
What are the bits sticking out from the back of the saddles on many bikes ?

Re: Tour de France 2015 (Contains Spoilers)
« Reply #31 on: July 06, 2015, 03:54:35 pm »
^^^^

Data collection/transmission for each rider.

More info you never knew you needed!

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Re: Tour de France 2015 (Contains Spoilers)
« Reply #32 on: July 06, 2015, 04:10:50 pm »
The Cofidis kit is the nicest.  Today, anyway.
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Re: Tour de France 2015 (Contains Spoilers)
« Reply #33 on: July 06, 2015, 04:15:45 pm »
Tinkle sexy gets my thumbs down

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Re: Tour de France 2015 (Contains Spoilers)
« Reply #34 on: July 06, 2015, 04:17:45 pm »
Maybe a bit boring, but I like Lotto-Soudal and Europcar. Movistar is probably my favourite though. AG2R - brown shorts - why?
Climbs like a sprinter, sprints like a climber!

Re: Tour de France 2015 (Contains Spoilers)
« Reply #35 on: July 06, 2015, 05:11:16 pm »
MTN-Qhubeka need to swap out the logos on the chest of their jersey for a Newcastle Brown Ale label. ;D
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Re: Tour de France 2015 (Contains Spoilers)
« Reply #36 on: July 06, 2015, 05:12:27 pm »
AG2R - brown shorts - why?

They're bronze  :P

I actually quite like it  :-[
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

Ruthie

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Re: Tour de France 2015 (Contains Spoilers)
« Reply #37 on: July 06, 2015, 05:13:12 pm »
Maybe a bit boring, but I like Lotto-Soudal and Europcar. Movistar is probably my favourite though. AG2R - brown shorts - why?

They're bronze  :P

I actually quite like it  :-[

Ugh, no.  Not only horrible - but also transparent.  There's just no need.
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T42

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Re: Tour de France 2015 (Contains Spoilers)
« Reply #38 on: July 06, 2015, 05:27:45 pm »
Yellow jersey's a poison pill this early on.
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Re: Tour de France 2015 (Contains Spoilers)
« Reply #39 on: July 06, 2015, 05:33:57 pm »
The wearer did say he would rather be wearing it than chasing his opponents wearing it.

Even if he was not wearing it and was ahead time-wise, he could expect constant attacks anyway, so might as well benefit from having his team car in pole position and letting other teams chase breakaways.  I also believe a previous winner quite recently tool the yellow early on and ended wearing it at the end.

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Re: Tour de France 2015 (Contains Spoilers)
« Reply #40 on: July 06, 2015, 07:32:37 pm »
The shame is that if Cav had just stayed on the power a second longer, and I'm sure he could have done, then Tony Martin would be wearing yellow and Cav would have had a rock-solid ally for the rest of the race. Now, maybe not so much...

Have you actually done any flat out sprint finishes in a race? You don't sit up unless the legs have gone, and when the legs go they just stop. End of. There is no magic 'extra second'. Each of those sprints damages the legs, it's like running an unlimited engine till it pops.

When Cav sat up it was barely a few of bike lengths to go  the difference would not have been sufficient to hold off Cancellara
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Re: Tour de France 2015 (Contains Spoilers)
« Reply #41 on: July 06, 2015, 08:02:30 pm »
This is what they want  :thumbsup:

red marley

Re: Tour de France 2015 (Contains Spoilers)
« Reply #42 on: July 06, 2015, 08:31:09 pm »
The aftermath of today's big crash from the perspective of a (polyglot) mechanic on the ground.

http://youtu.be/7raIxrzodt4

Sometimes, seeing these crashes from a distant helicopter shot, it's easy to forget these are fragile human beings hitting hard ground at 60km/h.

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Re: Tour de France 2015 (Contains Spoilers)
« Reply #43 on: July 06, 2015, 08:48:16 pm »
I was hoping, irrational I know, that this year we might not have any really nasty crashes.
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Re: Tour de France 2015 (Contains Spoilers)
« Reply #44 on: July 06, 2015, 08:52:48 pm »
Spartacus is out. Broken vertebrae. :(

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Just left the hospital with a huge disappointment #TDF2015 is over broke some bones on my back again as in spring. #L3/L4right side
https://twitter.com/f_cancellara/status/618135375576461312
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Re: Tour de France 2015 (Contains Spoilers)
« Reply #45 on: July 06, 2015, 08:53:56 pm »
 >:(
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Re: Tour de France 2015 (Contains Spoilers)
« Reply #46 on: July 06, 2015, 08:57:02 pm »
Yellow jersey's a poison pill this early on.

Be interesting to see if Sky try and defend it, I suspect they will

TimC

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Re: Tour de France 2015 (Contains Spoilers)
« Reply #47 on: July 06, 2015, 08:57:24 pm »
The shame is that if Cav had just stayed on the power a second longer, and I'm sure he could have done, then Tony Martin would be wearing yellow and Cav would have had a rock-solid ally for the rest of the race. Now, maybe not so much...

Have you actually done any flat out sprint finishes in a race? You don't sit up unless the legs have gone, and when the legs go they just stop. End of. There is no magic 'extra second'. Each of those sprints damages the legs, it's like running an unlimited engine till it pops.

When Cav sat up it was barely a few of bike lengths to go  the difference would not have been sufficient to hold off Cancellara

It might have been more fair if you'd quoted my entire post, david, in which I said (in reply to Veloman):

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Yes, quite. It's unfair of me to criticise - I'm never going to be placed in that position! It's more of a commentary than a criticism, anyway.

Patently I have not done any flat out sprints in a race; I try and avoid doing anything flat-out! However, I am able to watch and understand cycle racing, and to attempt an analysis of what happened. I don't think my comment was misplaced - it would appear to have been similar to what was said by no less than Cav's DS! As VM said, they'll get over it and it will disappear into the fog of war. I just think it was a shame for both Cav and Tony Martin that it didn't turn out better. And today's events rather overshadow it already!

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Re: Tour de France 2015 (Contains Spoilers)
« Reply #48 on: July 06, 2015, 08:57:59 pm »
The aftermath of today's big crash from the perspective of a (polyglot) mechanic on the ground.

http://youtu.be/7raIxrzodt4

Sometimes, seeing these crashes from a distant helicopter shot, it's easy to forget these are fragile human beings hitting hard ground at 60km/h.
Jo thanks for that link, that is chaos!
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TimC

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Re: Tour de France 2015 (Contains Spoilers)
« Reply #49 on: July 06, 2015, 08:58:18 pm »
Spartacus is out. Broken vertebrae. :(

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Just left the hospital with a huge disappointment #TDF2015 is over broke some bones on my back again as in spring. #L3/L4right side
https://twitter.com/f_cancellara/status/618135375576461312

Bugger. What a bloody shame.