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Le Tour 2011

Discussion in 'Cycling' started by Moses, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. Jethro Tah Bob Loudon (25)

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    Great recovery by Cadel on the last climb with no help from the peleton. 4 mins behind A Schleck at the base then down to almost 2 mins by the finish. Hopefully he can keep on Andy's wheel tomorrow, which should be more feasible as the stage is about half the distance of today's. Down to four horse race now of Voeckler, the Schlecks and Cadel with Contador seemingly too far behind.
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  2. Joe Mac Arch Winning (36)

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    I haven't watched it yet PT. How far off the pace is he from the others now?
  3. MrTimms Ken Catchpole (46)

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    I have an interest in this, but no idea what is going on.

    Was talking to a couple of guys on twitter last night, and tonight's stage should be a good one?

    Who would be up for running a live chat, so all you guys who know what is going on can fill in the gaps for n00bs like me (and any others with interest)?

    Would be like the ones we run for games.
  4. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    Timmsy, tonight's stage is the iconic L'Alpe d'Huez, where a lot of riders fortunes have been won and lost over the years. Crunch time for mine. If Evans gets within striking distance at the end of this stage, he's got the individual time trial on Saturday night, where he is better than most of his rivals. Great move by Andy Schleck last night, but he'd still be worried that the Peloton made up plenty of ground after his breakaway.
  5. Gagger Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    I reckon I have 2-3 days in early August to do a nice ride in Europe. Anyone intersted? Just putting it out there.
  6. Joe Mac Arch Winning (36)

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    I could be keen for that MrTimms but to be honest, the best person to listen to, to understand the race is Phil Liggett (the commentator with the English accent)

    Love to come Gagger, probably a little too far to travel these days though. Are you back on the bike yet after your stack?
  7. Bruwheresmycar Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    All we can hope is that Andy has destroyed himself for today. But he looked pretty good at the end of that climb so who knows..
  8. Scotty David Codey (61)

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    And hope that Cadel didn't destroy himself in the chase.
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  9. Bruwheresmycar Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    Yea, i'm worried this could be Frank's day. He might be the only one with legs left, this could be a masterstroke from Leopard, if it already isn't.
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  10. tigerland12 John Thornett (49)

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    Yeah definatly think Frank is the darkhorse now.

    Admittidely if Cadel doesn't win I'd rather it be one of the Schlek boys who does
  11. AngrySeahorse Peter Sullivan (51)

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    The commentators were saying last night that they'd predit a move tonight from Frank who conserved his energy while Andy ran himself into the ground, I dont know if Andy could do what he did again tonight but Frank could now. I guess BMC would have to be ready for a move like that now though, my fingers are crossed for Cadel, that was a massive effort he put in with the chase.
  12. Gagger Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    Yeah, been back for a while mate. Wouldn't know it from the calibre of my guns though. Hill in Richmond Park feeling like L'Alpe d'Huez
  13. Nusadan Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Have been using the website: http://www.teamsky.com/live/0,29822,21464,00.html for extra info whilst watching the live coverage, that may be of help to you ..
  14. tigerland12 John Thornett (49)

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    you can't beat the commentators if you need help following what's going on. They are, in my opinion, the best/most informative commentators in sport.
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  15. MrTimms Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Righto, watching.

    If ypu see something of interest, like someone making a break or something strategical, let me know.

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  16. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    Totally agree. Phil Liggett is, along with Dennis Cometti, the best commentator in sport I reckon.
  17. Nusadan Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Fellas, you have to watch it now, fireworks already 30mins after the start!
  18. MrTimms Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Yeah, this is pretty good.

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  19. Blue Andrew Slack (58)

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    30 mins into the race and Frank has lost his legs.
  20. tigerland12 John Thornett (49)

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    Yeah shit, he's gone. Now Cadel and Voeckler are dropping. Contador is a machine

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