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Ot: 2012 tour de France
Posted by: GOO ()
Date: June 30, 2012 15:27

Who will win? First British winner ever???

Re: Ot: 2012 tour de France
Date: June 30, 2012 15:29

That silly bike race is still going on?

Re: Ot: 2012 tour de France
Posted by: Rolling Hansie ()
Date: June 30, 2012 16:05

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WeLoveToPlayTheBlues
That silly bike race is still going on?

Actually it started today

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Re: Ot: 2012 tour de France
Date: June 30, 2012 16:11

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Rolling Hansie
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WeLoveToPlayTheBlues
That silly bike race is still going on?

Actually it started today

It's like Wimbeldon. I forget that it happens every year.

Re: Ot: 2012 tour de France
Posted by: kleermaker ()
Date: June 30, 2012 16:32

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GOO
Who will win? First British winner ever???

If we're lucky we'll know next year or so.

Still I love The Tour. Always great pictures of France on TV (they never tire) and in the mountains it's often spectacular. But I wish the whole doping question wouldn't play any role at all.



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Re: Ot: 2012 tour de France
Posted by: Stoneage ()
Date: June 30, 2012 17:23

I'll bet on the one with the best medical team...

Re: Ot: 2012 tour de France
Posted by: SimonN ()
Date: June 30, 2012 17:31

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kleermaker
Still I love The Tour. Always great pictures of France on TV (they never tire) and in the mountains it's often spectacular. But I wish the whole doping question wouldn't play any role at all.

Hi KM,

Agree 100%. In fact I am sat watching the prologue now instead of getting out there and training, hah-hah!
Although I will be out for a 100-miler tomorrow. Ouch!

Cheers,

Simon.

Re: Ot: 2012 tour de France
Posted by: Rolling Hansie ()
Date: June 30, 2012 17:50

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kleermaker
If we're lucky we'll know next year or so.
Still I love The Tour. Always great pictures of France on TV (they never tire) and in the mountains it's often spectacular. But I wish the whole doping question wouldn't play any role at all.

I think this is a historical moment, the first time that I totally 100% agree with you smiling smiley
Too bad indeed that because of doping/legal procedures it often happens that you don't know who is the winner by the time the race ended, and sometimes you have to wait for a whole year.
And yes, the pictures of France on TV are absolutely fabulous. Even if you are not interested in cycling at all, it is a joy to watch the scenery.

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Re: Ot: 2012 tour de France
Posted by: kleermaker ()
Date: June 30, 2012 22:56

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Rolling Hansie
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kleermaker
If we're lucky we'll know next year or so.
Still I love The Tour. Always great pictures of France on TV (they never tire) and in the mountains it's often spectacular. But I wish the whole doping question wouldn't play any role at all.

I think this is a historical moment, the first time that I totally 100% agree with you smiling smiley

Really Hansie? Then cheers!
Funny thing is that I more than once totally agree with you. Is that possible, I mean logically?

Re: Ot: 2012 tour de France
Posted by: kleermaker ()
Date: June 30, 2012 22:59

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SimonN
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kleermaker
Still I love The Tour. Always great pictures of France on TV (they never tire) and in the mountains it's often spectacular. But I wish the whole doping question wouldn't play any role at all.

Hi KM,

Agree 100%. In fact I am sat watching the prologue now instead of getting out there and training, hah-hah!
Although I will be out for a 100-miler tomorrow. Ouch!

Cheers,

Simon.

Well, that's quite a distance Simon! Be strong and take care.

Re: Ot: 2012 tour de France
Posted by: Rolling Hansie ()
Date: June 30, 2012 23:17

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kleermaker
I more than once totally agree with you. Is that possible, I mean logically?

Well, you got me with that one. Gimme a couple of days to think about it

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Re: Ot: 2012 tour de France
Posted by: Rolling Hansie ()
Date: June 30, 2012 23:19

BTW. For those who are interested, the Tour de France has an official website with lots of great information [www.letour.fr]

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Re: Ot: 2012 tour de France
Posted by: ChefGuevara ()
Date: July 1, 2012 02:52

Le Tour 2012! I'm here.

Re: Ot: 2012 tour de France
Posted by: Rolling Hansie ()
Date: July 1, 2012 15:27

Better website [www.letour.fr]

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Re: Ot: 2012 tour de France
Posted by: GOO ()
Date: July 1, 2012 17:36

CAdel Evans looks good

Re: Ot: 2012 tour de France
Posted by: ChefGuevara ()
Date: July 1, 2012 17:50

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Posted by: GOO () Date: July 1, 2012 17:36 CAdel Evans looks good

According to you...looks good cause he's a doper, right?

Re: Ot: 2012 tour de France
Posted by: GOO ()
Date: July 1, 2012 17:52

I think he is clean right?

Re: Ot: 2012 tour de France
Posted by: ChefGuevara ()
Date: July 1, 2012 18:11

Ok, he's clean if he doesn't make podium.

Re: Ot: 2012 tour de France
Posted by: GOO ()
Date: July 1, 2012 18:55

Eddy merckx was clean I think,

Re: Ot: 2012 tour de France
Posted by: kleermaker ()
Date: July 1, 2012 19:06

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GOO
Eddy merckx was clean I think,

No he wasn't and he has admit it too. The same for that shy Dutch guy Zoetemelk. They simply all used (maybe some exceptions whose names we even don't know).

Re: Ot: 2012 tour de France
Posted by: pmk251 ()
Date: July 1, 2012 21:27

This is a sporting event that is dominated by the announcers. They are SO quick, articulate, knowledgeable and enthusiastic! Absolutely brilliant. They make the event for me. You can turn them off and watch the beautiful countryside (I've done that), but you'd be missing something. They make it exciting even though I still do not know exactly what is going on strategy-wise.

Re: Ot: 2012 tour de France
Posted by: GOO ()
Date: July 1, 2012 22:05

Jan janssen didn't dope right??

Re: Ot: 2012 tour de France
Posted by: GOO ()
Date: July 2, 2012 18:04

Good race today

Re: Ot: 2012 tour de France
Posted by: kleermaker ()
Date: July 2, 2012 18:26

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pmk251
This is a sporting event that is dominated by the announcers. They are SO quick, articulate, knowledgeable and enthusiastic! Absolutely brilliant. They make the event for me. You can turn them off and watch the beautiful countryside (I've done that), but you'd be missing something. They make it exciting even though I still do not know exactly what is going on strategy-wise.

It takes years of experience to fully understand the strategy and tactics used in the Tour de France. There's so much going on: how to win the stage of the day, position in the general ranking, the diverse jerseys (yellow, green, mountain, youngsters), the relationships between the cyclists and their teams, etc. It's indeed complex, but once you understand a bit of it, it's really interesting to see and predict what's gonna happen. Some reporters are so good and well informed (the Belgium ones, the ex-cyclists who assist). And the stories. It's actually all about the stories. The Tour de France is history, romance, literature, drama, tragedy, dope and sport all in one. A unique mix.

Re: Ot: 2012 tour de France
Posted by: GOO ()
Date: July 2, 2012 18:43

Cavendish is the greatest sprinter

Re: Ot: 2012 tour de France
Posted by: nashville ()
Date: July 2, 2012 19:06

A lot of pundits really fancy Bradley Wiggins to win this year but I'm not so sure. Cadel Evans might just be too strong in the Mountains. The Sky team is a good one though and they should really give Wiggins his best chance ever this year.

Andy

Re: Ot: 2012 tour de France
Posted by: billwebster ()
Date: July 2, 2012 19:51

The captain of the team with the best vet will win.

Re: Ot: 2012 tour de France
Posted by: GOO ()
Date: July 3, 2012 17:01

Another great race today

Re: Ot: 2012 tour de France
Posted by: GOO ()
Date: July 3, 2012 17:54

Bad crashes all day

Re: Ot: 2012 tour de France
Posted by: GOO ()
Date: July 6, 2012 01:35

Super race today, so much fun...

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