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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:52 pm 
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A bad day at the office... :|
But still! :)

Is Phil Liggett talking more bollox than usual?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:49 pm 
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Just a bit...

Seems there was a problem with the sky team car, so they missed the the last feed stop :facepalm:

Still - bad day, plus 20s penalty, and he *still* increased his lead on Contador...

I do wonder what would have happened if they had got their food/drinks before the last climb - probably Mt Ventoux mk2..

Ritche Porte was still looking very strong on the last climb, tho - esp going back for stuff from the car and getting back to Froome.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:10 pm 
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GO JENS!!!!! 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:06 pm 
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Gah - actually out on my (road) bike ATM - sounds like the highlights will be worth watching !
I take it everything else is as expected?

On second thoughts - don't spoil the surprise!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:24 pm 
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Looking forward to seeing tomorrow evening how much effect having reflectors in his spokes and a set of lights will have on Cav's sprint.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:50 pm 
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Is there a reason why the final stage is, on the whole, non competitive with regards to GC places?
Bit bored at the moment, been for a short ride and i would usually be watching some motorsport about now but there is nothing on until the TdeF starts at 4.30 :cry:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:48 pm 
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Grannygrinder wrote:
Is there a reason why the final stage is, on the whole, non competitive with regards to GC places?
Bit bored at the moment, been for a short ride and i would usually be watching some motorsport about now but there is nothing on until the TdeF starts at 4.30 :cry:


I think it's purely done out of tradition - if the gaps are deemed to big to fruitfully scrap over. However, with tight GC margins I suspect there might be shades of Jean Robic and 1947 on the final day of a Tour!

David


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:52 pm 
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I think there is a certain amount of the fact that the final stage is sort of the sprinters unofficial World Cup, so the other teams leave it to them to fight it out


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:04 pm 
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I am not sure a 60 kg columbian or spaniard can do much about it anyway


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:12 pm 
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No - 5 minutes is too much for anyone to male up - well except for Jens Voight.

They shouldn't test him for doping - possibly for cybernetics ....


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