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  • 2018 Tour de France

    It begins tomorrow with a 201-km sprinters' stage, but can anyone stop Chris Froome from riding into Paris in yellow again?

    https://www.nbcsports.com/video/2018...france-preview

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/tour-de-france/preview/

    Speaking of Froome, Team Sky just released a bunch of physical and nutritional data on him that some of you might appreciate.

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/cycling/44694122
    Last edited by jazzcyclist; 07-06-2018, 03:47 PM.

  • #2
    My friend Bert is semi-boycotting le Tour this year, because of the Froome doping exoneration. I could give you his # and you two can argue again about doping! :-)

    Maybe Richie Porte will challenge him?

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    • #3
      It's a race in France....why anyone cares about who is taking what is beyond me....before it was on television did any of these puritans even follow cycling? In my experience they don't know much about the sport.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
        can anyone stop Chris Froome from riding into Paris in yellow again?
        Blood tests?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DrJay View Post
          Maybe Richie Porte will challenge him?

          Porte is my pick, if he can stay upright. Froome is about to find out why no clean rider has pulled off the Giro/Tour double since Indurain in '93.
          There are no strings on me

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          • #6
            My wife is ready. Ready to tell me who is who, what team is what team. I just wait for the climbs through dense forests of crazy french folk, wearing too much or nothing at all. Didn't Armstrong come crashing down when his handlebar caught a woman's purse? Next favorite part is the downhill at 60 m.ph. on roads that I wouldn't take a car down at 40 m.p.h. And of course the helicopter shots of beautiful villas, castles, towns.

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            • #7
              Yes I remember watching in 2003 when Armstrong caught the spectator's bag....went down just like that....

              99.9% of the public couldn't ride along on a motorcycle and not crash....it's insane and great fun to watch....

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              • #8
                I may DVR stages and catch up if the stage sounds interesting. I don't follow cycling like a used to. A friend's kid rides for BMC (he's not at the Tour) so I route for them these days. Froome is another nail in the coffin of my enjoyment of cycling.
                Last edited by bhall; 07-06-2018, 09:29 PM.

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                • #9
                  Today the Tour temporarily stopped after gendarmeries accidentally sprayed riders with teargas.

                  https://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/24/s...ray/index.html

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                  • #10
                    Wild day....The stage leader went over the wall in a spectacular crash not far from where someone died in 1995....this time he got up and finished the stage...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
                      Wild day....The stage leader went over the wall in a spectacular crash not far from where someone died in 1995....this time he got up and finished the stage...
                      That was scary looking. One didn't know how far down he fell on the other side. That last downhill stretch was a nail biter.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
                        Today the Tour temporarily stopped after gendarmeries accidentally sprayed riders with teargas....
                        do i sense a sporting event that may be in the early stages of jumping the shark?

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                        • #13
                          I started feeling nauseous just thinking about today's stage. Imagine riding at or near your anaerobic threshold for 2+ hours at high altitude.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by guru View Post
                            Porte is my pick, if he can stay upright. Froome is about to find out why no clean rider has pulled off the Giro/Tour double since Indurain in '93.
                            That quite a gift you gave Indurain there.

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                            • #15
                              Cymru am byth in France today...

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