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07-07-2012, 07:41 PM #151
unreal ride by Sky today and CF...that burst at the end up that slope was silly. Wiggins will just ride the back wheel of Cadel the rest of the way.
07-07-2012, 08:18 PM #152
Let's not get over confident here guys...that was, after all, only a Cat 1 climb. We'll see how well they stick together when the HC's come along. And like someone said earlier...CE was all by himself last year on the climbs...Decent people shouldn't live here...they'd be happier somewhere else.
07-07-2012, 08:55 PM #153
(tho helped too with a couple of timely mechanicals [valverde & vandenbroek])
sky looked powerful today - so much so that i think they can repeat the feat on other decisive slopes.
wiggins has been protected well and is as rested as a contender can hope to be.
they worked their strategy to perfection. now the big question is if they have the legs to recover, rinse & repeat for the next two weeks.
i was a little surprised that they showed their hand so early, but hey, "if you've got it, flaunt it," I guess!
this is a good Tour so far!go ahead and huck the cornice anywhere!
07-07-2012, 09:54 PM #154
Evans lost time in the mountains last year, but won in the penultimate stage because the Schlecks and Voekler can't TT for shit.
Also remember that Wiggo crashed out in stage 7(?) and Contadope had all kinds of trouble and injury (mostly because he doesn't pay attention).
Finally, remember that Eddie Boasson Hagan was second in one of the later mountain stages then followed it up by winning the next day's mountain stage.
07-07-2012, 09:55 PM #155Decent people shouldn't live here...they'd be happier somewhere else.
07-08-2012, 08:13 AM #156
Tommy D out
Farrar htting the deck every day and now out
then WTF with Sammy Sanchez....out after a single rider crash
my fantasy team is wrecked....POWDER SKIER
COLD RAIN and SNOW
07-08-2012, 09:27 AM #157
Nice ride by Thibaut Pinot today. I thought Marc Madiot was going to have a stroke cheering him on at the end. Anybody have Pinot on their fantasy team?
Edit- just saw Farrar finish in the same group as Greipel. Maybe he can recover for the second half sprint stages.
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07-08-2012, 10:00 AM #158
Will Wiggo establish a gap from Cadel and Nebali?
Will TJ buckle down and get back in white?
It's been nice watching the last two stages in real time. Unfortunately it's back to the DVR tomorrow night after work, which means avoiding this thread, email, facebook, etc. until I have a chance to watch it.
07-08-2012, 11:31 AM #159
07-08-2012, 12:22 PM #160
The Briton, known for his explosive talent — and equally explosive command of profanities — let reporters here have it when asked what he thought of those who believed that to win the Tour de France riders must be doped “to the gills.”
“Honestly they’re just fucking wankers. I can’t be doing with people like that,” Wiggins said. “It justifies their own bone idleness… because they can’t ever imagine applying themselves to anything in their lives.
“And it’s easy for them to sit under a pseudonym on Twitter and write that kind of shit rather than get off their arses and apply themselves and work hard at something and achieve something.”
He paused, tossed the microphone on the table and left.
I'm liking Wiggins more and morego ahead and huck the cornice anywhere!
07-08-2012, 02:03 PM #161
... the best defense ...
07-08-2012, 02:13 PM #162
Looks like I could only hold Yellow for one more day than Cancellara..
Wear it proudly deeppo.
07-09-2012, 09:22 AM #163
Sure. Froome beats Cancellara in a TT. Seems just about right.
07-09-2012, 09:46 AM #164"All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it."
07-09-2012, 10:26 AM #165
07-09-2012, 10:29 AM #166Registered User
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Yeah Wiggins and Evans are certainly not pretty boys, fear the burns.
But what a race so far, I have thoroughly enjoyed the this Tour, best in years IMO and it's only getting started.
07-09-2012, 10:53 AM #167
But Chris Froome has shown TT acumen throughout his career. He also had decent GT placings in the best young rider category. He's not really the overnight sensation that people act like he is."All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it."
07-09-2012, 10:55 AM #168"All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it."
07-09-2012, 10:58 AM #169
huck, i can tell you're a glass-half-full kinda guygo ahead and huck the cornice anywhere!
07-09-2012, 11:05 AM #170
I'll defer to Pickels on the quality of masking agents these days, but remember that Froome was tested right after his stage win and Wiggo has been tested - at least - every day for the last three. They also had a slug of whiz and blood tests during the Dauphine. So, if they are dirty, they are damn good at hiding it.
And if we're gonna throw rocks, let's talk about Van Garderens performance too - another climbing specialist that ITTs well, only Tee Jay is what, 23?
07-09-2012, 11:06 AM #171
best comment from the CN forum thread, post by Zarvinov on 07-07-12, 19:08:
There are currently no evidence that Team Sky are doping. Fact.
But there are also no evidence that they are not doping. Fact.
This thread is full different opinions. Each individual is entitled to his or her personal opinion.
Those that are skeptical of Teams Sky's performance's in recent times may or may not be correct, with their assertion's.
But given that there are no direct evidence. I would expect this thread to continue along the same lines, as it has done, since the initial post. Until, or more to the point, if anything concrete ever surfaces. Which seems rather doubtful at this time. Team Sky are currently innocent of any wrongdoing. But in the end, if any doping is currently being adopted amongst the Team, then more often than not the truth eventually emerges. So time will tell.go ahead and huck the cornice anywhere!
07-09-2012, 11:10 AM #172Registered User
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I was watching the tour with my wife and mom and they were commenting on how lean all the riders were, which at first i didn't think anything about. But then I couldn't help noticing how naturally lean these guys look. They aren't ripped at all, no veins bulging out, no pecs or biceps, they're all lungs and thighs.
Maybe this is the post doping era.
07-09-2012, 12:19 PM #173Registered User
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EPO/CERA wouldn't give off any of those signs?
But like other guys said, they have the samples. If they are on the juice they'll get caught. Just like it's finally starting to catch up to Lance. They eventually get what they deserve.
07-09-2012, 01:25 PM #174
This is definitely the wrong place to start the doping discussion. Totally unproductive and there's a better place if that's your thing (my link above). Sorry I brought it up. Sufficed to say that some believe in a clean peloton and others don't. Acinpdx's post nailed it.
07-09-2012, 01:40 PM #175"All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it."