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Tour de France *** 2011 *** [LIVE THREAD]
Various ^ | July 2, 2011 | Various

Posted on 07/01/2011 7:58:26 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy



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To: luv2ski; PeteB570
My lone talent when I raced was being able to push a big gear for a long spell. In America we call it hammering, 'over there' it's "puncheur" - one who makes his own wind.

I was used to do a lot of work on the road and if I didn't get spit out on a climb I would be given some time to suck wheels and rest a bit then use what I had left to set up our sprinter. When things worked right we would find our way to the front with (hopefully) four riders in good position at the kilo flag. I would be #2 in line and once our speed man took us up to a good head of steam he would roll off at about 850 meters and I would be expected to put the hammer down for 3 - 400 meters.

I was expected to know where our main challenge was coming from and protect the lane. On a good day I would be able to hold our speed and maybe even gain just a shade. By the time I was spent I would be looking for a safe line to hold and if my job was done good there would be an opening for our 3 man to start the jump and take our sprinter with him. Our preference was for me to find the windward side of the road and stay far enough in from the shoulder that anyone trying to surprise us would have to push wind to pass. If no one was there, that is the lane I would roll off in. Sometimes I would just think about spinning the smallest circles I could until I just had no more, then just hold my line, let them pick their route and watch the mayhem begin.

To see a pair of my mates blow by me accelerating like they had a nitro boost and spot my teammate's arms go up at the line was an unexplainable feeling of accomplishment. One sprinter I rode with for a couple of years was so fast, it was a delight to see him turn it on.

ANYWAY ... when I watch the kind of team work that is going on at the front it is the best part of the race to me. The aerial views of the run up to the line are spectacular. Seeing Thor working to lead out Tyler Farrar for an American win on the 4th of July was as good as it gets. I LOVE THIS SPORT!

101 posted on 07/06/2011 7:45:46 PM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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Tour de France 2011

Stage 6 - Dinan > > > Lisieux - 226.5 km

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Route

Stage 6 Route


Profile of the Stage

Stage 6 Profile


Profile of Last Kilometers

Stage 6 Profile


Mountain Passes & Hills

Km 99.5 - Côte de Saint-Michel de Montjoie - 2.4 km climb to 5.9 % - Category 3
Km 156.5 - Côte du Bourg d'Ouilly - 2.7 km climb to 5.6 % - Category 3
Km 197.0 - Côte du Billot - 1.3 km climb to 6.5 % - Category 4


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102 posted on 07/07/2011 2:52:45 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy (I fight gangs for local charities and stuff.)
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To: 21stCenturion; Aeronaut; alfa6; BaBaStooey; Baynative; big ern; Blue Jays; bwteim; cabojoe; ...
Tour de France 2011

Stage 6 - Dinan > > > Lisieux - 226.5 km

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Stage Preview

En ligne - A sporting perspective

JEAN-FRANÇOIS PESCHEUX’S ANALYSIS : An opportunity for the puncheurs

“The Tour’s longest stage is not flat. Because we are in Normandy, the route is rolling. We will have to wait and see what happens with any breakaway riders. Although it’s not ‘a wall’ of 10%, there is a decent climb 1.5km from the finish in front of the basilica in Lisieux. Some good riders are sure to lose contact there because the peloton is bound to split apart. If a breakaway group is still clear, not all of them will be able to stay with the pace at this point. A stage profile of this type does not suit the Tour’s favourites, and certainly not a pure climber such as Andy Schleck, but will suit a puncheur. Once again, just like the finish on the Mûr-de-Bretagne, the qualities of a rider in the mould of Philippe Gilbert will come to the fore on a stage like this.”

(letour.com)



103 posted on 07/07/2011 2:57:22 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy (I fight gangs for local charities and stuff.)
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Tour de France 2011

Stage 6 - Dinan > > > Lisieux - 226.5 km

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Départ

Dinan

• Stage town on 6 previous occasions
• 11, 600 inhabitants
• Sub-prefecture of Côtes-d’Armor (22)

Perched on a hillside overlooking the River Rance, Dinan boasts one Brittany’s richest architectural heritages, and doesn’t hide its pride for its city walls, with its 14 watchtowers, its four colossal gates and its imposing keep, constructed in the fourteenth century for Duke Jean IV. With its ancient streets lined with fifteenth- and sixteenth-century timber-framed houses with pointed gables, corbelled floors and wooden porches, its Renaissance hotels, its tall Enlightenment period residences, its churches, its old convents and its chapels, Dinan has retained its charm of yesteryear. It is a city which visitors never forget. Steeped in history, it has consistently fought off invaders who have tried to plunder its riches. And mediaeval area of Dinan is a veritable time machine, inviting visitors to follow in the footsteps of such greats as Bertrand du Guesclin, Duchess Anne of Chateaubriand and Auguste Pavie. Dinan is a fine place to lose yourself while walking.

The town is the birthplace for the French Women’s Champion on many occasions, Edwige Pitel, but its history with cycling began long before that date. Every year, between 1927 and 1931, the Tour stopped in the small port on the banks of the River Rance, where five different winners were crowned. The Tour’s last visit there was in 1995, with the start of a stage which finished in Lannion that was won by Fabio Baldato. Since then, the leading cyclists have continued to go to Dinan, for the Ruban Granitier Breton which has since become the Tour of Brittany.


Arrivée

Lisieux

• Stage town on 3 previous occasions
• 24, 000 inhabitants
• Sub-prefecture of Calvados (14)

The Pays d’Auge, of which Lisieux is the capital, is real Normandy picture-postcard territory – a preserved natural environment, and home to horses, cows, cheeses and apple trees, combining everything that the collective imagination of Normandy conjures up, and complemented with a quite exceptional geographical location. Thanks to its position at the heart of the triangle which makes up Normandy’s three main cities – Caen, Rouen and Le Havre – Lisieux is more than justified in selling itself as being at the heart of Normandy life. It’s a human-sized town, with easy access to such amenities as a theatre, an aquatics centre, activity halls, a nursery school and access to higher education, combining to offer a privileged lifestyle. It’s both a ’country town’, with plenty of parks and open spaces, and a town with plenty of shops, enjoying a good level of tourism thanks to its international reputation as France’s most visited site of pilgrimage after Lourdes. A diverse, dynamic and modern city, Lisieux prides itself on looking after its visitors as well as it does its own inhabitants.

The renowned pilgrimage city of Lisieux will welcome the Tour’s cyclists for the fourth time. In 1964 just like in 1970, the two arrivals which took place there were both after «Breton-Norman» stages, had a sprint finish and were won by Belgian cyclists, Edouard Sels and Walter Godefroot. During the Tour’s last visit there in 2006, the race route went in the opposite direction, starting in Lisieux and finishing in Vitré and another sprinter was victorious there: Robbie McEwen, the most Belgian of Australian cyclists.


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104 posted on 07/07/2011 3:04:46 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy (I fight gangs for local charities and stuff.)
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To: Ready4Freddy

Carly Hibberd - a female cyclist - was hit and killed by a car in Italy yesterday during a training ride.

Wasn’t it about 2 years ago during that TdF that a car took out 6 or 8 female riders on a training ride killing a number of them - also in Italy (?).


105 posted on 07/07/2011 4:50:19 AM PDT by PeteB570 (Islam is the sea in which the terrorist shark swims. It aids & comforts the shark on it's journey.)
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To: Ready4Freddy

What a day yesterday.


106 posted on 07/07/2011 5:24:23 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Baynative

What an interesting tale of cycling from one who knows! Please share more of your racing experience!


107 posted on 07/07/2011 9:17:01 AM PDT by luv2ski
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To: Baynative

What an interesting tale of cycling from one who knows! Please share more of your racing experience!


108 posted on 07/07/2011 9:17:15 AM PDT by luv2ski
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To: luv2ski

You may or may not believe me but my cat walked across my laptop while that last one was posting and hit the trackpad. Voila! Double post! =^..^=


109 posted on 07/07/2011 9:19:17 AM PDT by luv2ski
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Tour de France 2011

Stage 7 - Le Mans > > > Châteauroux - 218 km

Friday, July 8, 2011


Route

Stage 6 Route


Profile of the Stage

Stage 6 Profile


Profile of Last Kilometers

Stage 6 Profile


Mountain Passes & Hills

No categorised climbs in Stage 7


(Graphics - letour.com)
110 posted on 07/08/2011 4:08:34 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy (I fight gangs for local charities and stuff.)
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Tour de France 2011

Stage 7 - Le Mans > > > Châteauroux - 218 km

Friday, July 8, 2011


Stage Preview

En ligne - A sporting perspective

JEAN-FRANÇOIS PESCHEUX’S ANALYSIS: How will the yellow jersey play it?

“Today’s profile is the flattest of this year’s race and that will probably result in a victory for one of the contenders for the green jersey. Of course, the terrain decides the nature of the route, and in order to get to the Pyrenees from Normandy we have to cross an area where there are no real difficulties. Because of the nature of the stages that have been completed so far, the yellow jersey will not be on the shoulders of one of the race’s favourites, but it will still be in the possession of a strong team because one of those stages will have been the team time trial. It might perhaps be a Rabobank rider that has it, like Gesink, or an HTC rider, like Martin. But if they are truly determined on contending for the overall title they will no doubt want to pass it on to someone else as quickly as possible. But if someone like Gilbert has it, his Omega Pharma-Lotto team will do all they can to hang to it.”

(letour.com)



111 posted on 07/08/2011 4:10:13 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy (I fight gangs for local charities and stuff.)
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Tour de France 2011

Stage 7 - Le Mans > > > Châteauroux - 218 km

Friday, July 8, 2011


Départ

Le Mans

• Stage town on 7 previous occasions
• 150, 000 inhabitants
• Prefecture of Sarthe (72)

The Le Mans 24 Hour motor race attracts 200,000 spectators to its circuit each year, and has made the town of Le Mans famous the world over. But sport in general in Le Mans and the Sarthe department attracts more than 100,000 practitioners of all abilities, with access to 1,700 sporting clubs. This is reflected by the huge sports complex, the Pôle d’Excellence, which brings together a motor circuit, a karting circuit, a racecourse, an equestrian centre, a velodrome and the MMArena – the new home for the Le Mans FC football team. Opened at the beginning of this year, the stadium doubles as both a sports arena and a venue for live musical and theatrical events. Just 15 minutes away by tram from the TGV train station, it’s accessible from Paris in an hour. In addition, both Le Mans and the Sarthes general council remain extremely active when it comes to cultural events, hosting the Festival de l’Epau, devoted to classical music, as well as La Nuit des Chimères – a summer-long laser light show – in Plantagenêt, the old town area of Le Mans.

Thanks to the rich history of the 24 Hours, one of the monuments of motor sports, the prefecture of Sarthe is renowned throughout the world. It is also the birthplace of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and of … Jimmy Engoulvent. Firstly, when he was a small boy, the French cyclist was present when Laurent Fignon won the individual time-trial at the beginning of the 1984 Tour. Engoulvent also saw the peloton pass in front of his family home in July 1988, where Jean-Paul Van Poppel outsprinted the daily breakaway, much to its despair, as well as that of Jérôme Simon and his young supporter from Le Mans.


Arrivée

Châteauroux

• Stage town on 2 previous occasions
• 49, 000 inhabitants
• Prefecture of Indre (36)

The ’Château Raoul’ is the name of the town’s fifth century château, which belonged to Lord Raoul Le Large, and from whom Châteauroux got its name. The town is also the birthplace of celebrated French actor Gérard Depardieu. Châteauroux is a sporting town that boasts 12,000 practitioners across around 50 different sports, with 35 kilometres of bike paths and 193 secure bike parks in which to lock up your pride and joy. Among the town’s main sports clubs are the Berrichonne football team, the 2004 French Cup finalists, the elite level Castelroussin 36 triathlon club and the Rugby Athlétique Club Castelroussin, who ply their trade in the second division. Situated two hours from Paris, Châteauroux is well known for its metallurgy and farm-produce industries, but also for its expertise in aeronautics, electronics and information technology, ensuring development in the high-tech sectors. The future combines the new HEI school of engineering and an 850-hectare international business park built adhering to the ’High Quality Environment standard’ principles of sustainable development.

The only two stage finishes that took place in Châteauroux were ten years apart, with the victory of two exceptional sprinters, who together have notched up a total of 27 stages wins. Indeed, in1998 Mario Cipollini was the winner in the prefecture town of Indre. Then in 2008, Mark Cavendish experienced his first stage win on the Tour in Châteauroux. Since then the town has continued to host the Châteauroux-Classic de l’Indre, where Jimmy Casper and Anthony Ravard were successful during the last two editions.


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112 posted on 07/08/2011 4:12:44 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy (I fight gangs for local charities and stuff.)
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To: Ready4Freddy; nutmeg; whattajoke; Aeronaut; jern; concentric circles; Petronski; Voss; Drango; ...

My, my that finish was a thing of beauty!


113 posted on 07/08/2011 9:18:16 AM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Baynative

Wow! Mark Cavendish is a bad man.


114 posted on 07/08/2011 9:19:24 AM PDT by Todd Kinsey (Todd)
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To: Baynative

Yep a great finish. It would have been interesting to see the finish had they not had all the crashes taking some of the riders out of it.


115 posted on 07/08/2011 9:22:45 AM PDT by deport
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To: deport; nutmeg; whattajoke; Aeronaut; jern; concentric circles; Petronski; Voss; Drango; glorgau; ..
I hung up from a phone call and heard Phil Liggett say they were getting a pile of viewer complaints about things being shown on the broadcast. Does anyone know what that was about?
116 posted on 07/08/2011 10:51:03 AM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Baynative

Probably the naked people..................


117 posted on 07/08/2011 10:53:21 AM PDT by Red Badger (Casey Anthony: "Surprise, surprise."...............)
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To: Baynative
Probably this

All that wasted fuel. ;)

118 posted on 07/08/2011 10:59:49 AM PDT by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: Baynative
Does anyone know what that was about?

I have Eurosport on while I work so I can't speak to what you heard. Everyone uses the same France 2 feed, though, so pictures from the race are all the same.

They do show close ups of the injured riders. The cameras are inches away looking for signs of torn clothing, road rash, blood, pain, etc.

Yesterday, they had a motorcycle riding alongside Boonen as he was trying without succcess to catch up to the pack after his crash.

The Eurosports guys were saying that it was the epitome of SUCK to have a camera in your face when your're fighting a losing battle and in obvious, extreme pain.

The cameras were inches away from Bradley Wiggins in distress today, too.

I would not be surprised if viewers were referring that.

Usually the French feed doesn't show racy spectators, etc., and I can't remember anything else unusual the last couple of days.

119 posted on 07/08/2011 11:23:00 AM PDT by longjack
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To: SouthTexas
I think those kinetic sculptures in the fields are superb. I love the spirit and enthusiasm. There was one that failed a bit, though. It was a well done and proportional image, but the wheels were going backwards.

The one you linked to won't play for me. But, I remember it well because even the chain ring was spinning.

120 posted on 07/08/2011 11:28:36 AM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Baynative
I've been enjoying all the kinetic displays this year too. Are there more of those than there used to be or were they always out there in the fields & they're only now choosing to show more of them to TV viewers?

And so many gorgeous shots of all the Loire châteaux aujourd'hui! Showcasing the scenery is how you can get more female eyeballs to your coverage, Versus.

[Speaking of which, j'espère que vous avez eu la chance de voir tous ces belles images du paysage fantastique, dearly departed RighteousMomma (AKA JusteMaman?), wherever you are out there in Zotland!]

121 posted on 07/08/2011 12:07:25 PM PDT by leilani
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To: luv2ski; Baynative
What an interesting tale of cycling from one who knows! Please share more of your racing experience!

I'll second that, luv2ski. You really do have a knack for storytelling, baynative. I was just looking for that cool story you told us about meeting Phil Leggett one year (that was you, right?) but couldn't track it down in a search just now to give a link to it.

Seems like the best sports writing IMO is the kind that does tell a good story. You ought to consider covering races as a freelance when you retire. Then you could travel to TdF and maybe as a sideline take over for Didi when he retires!

He is getting up there in years. Somebody's gonna have to do something soon about appointing a successor. ;-)

122 posted on 07/08/2011 12:17:43 PM PDT by leilani
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To: leilani; Baynative

I enjoy the mix of race shots and the various shots of spectators, countryside, kinetic displays and churchs/buildings.

Something I look forward to each year.

RoadID - good for biking - plus I wear mine while hiking the back country.


123 posted on 07/08/2011 12:19:31 PM PDT by PeteB570 (Islam is the sea in which the terrorist shark swims. It aids & comforts the shark on it's journey.)
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To: PeteB570

Absolutely agree. It’s that dynamic combination of all the rich visuals which makes it so compelling -and so wonderfully festive- to look at.


124 posted on 07/08/2011 12:28:59 PM PDT by leilani
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To: Baynative

Was it from today’s coverage that Phil said that? I confess on these very long stages and FF ahead through some of it b/c it’s just the peloton motoring down the road...and down the road...etc. If you can recall something that was going on at the time, I still have it on my DVR.
One thing I have noticed this year is that they have shown a lot of “natural breaks” as Paul puts it. It’s pretty comical seeing twenty or so of them standing on the side of the road.


125 posted on 07/08/2011 1:06:54 PM PDT by luv2ski
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To: Baynative

So far it’s Cavendish’s Tour.


126 posted on 07/08/2011 1:44:08 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Baynative

Didn’t know if I could find that one, saw it during the race.
The chain ring was four wheelers.


127 posted on 07/08/2011 1:46:09 PM PDT by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: luv2ski
"If you can recall something that was going on at the time..."

Judging from what I was doing, I think it was with about 45 miles left and was (maybe) not too far from an intermediate sprint.

128 posted on 07/08/2011 2:13:04 PM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Vision
"So far it’s Cavendish’s Tour."

True. But I'd remind you of something that can be summed up in two words:
Moun - Tains! ;-}

129 posted on 07/08/2011 2:15:23 PM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Baynative

I keep hearing about these mountains, but where are they??? Seem to be coming in late this year. Then it should be Andy’s turn.


130 posted on 07/08/2011 2:36:23 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Vision
I think you are right. The Schleck brothers are waiting to turn it on in what may be one of the toughest mountain stage series we have seen in a while. p> I am hoping Levi hasn't been taken out by his crashes and I am hoping for at least one strong ride from Chris Horner.
131 posted on 07/08/2011 2:50:22 PM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Baynative
I don't see Levi being able to make up significant time. Horner seems to be struggling through it.
132 posted on 07/08/2011 6:26:37 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Ready4Freddy

I notice they never mention Lance Armstrong this year. It’s like the guy never existed.


133 posted on 07/08/2011 6:45:34 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: Baynative

I’m in Vail tonight but going back to Denver tomorrow night. My husband and one of my sons are riding the Triple Bypass tomorrow. I’ll check when I get home. I always make notes of the highlights of the stage and show them to him at night so I’ll be going through it again anyway.


134 posted on 07/08/2011 6:45:46 PM PDT by luv2ski
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To: SouthTexas

I ran the DVR back and took a video of it with my phone, then sent it to my husband and kids. The local tributes to the TdF have been terrific this year.
If anyone is interested in seeing it, tell me how to post it from IPhoto and I will put it up.


135 posted on 07/08/2011 6:48:34 PM PDT by luv2ski
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To: beebuster2000
I notice they never mention Lance Armstrong this year. It’s like the guy never existed.

Have you been paying attention to the news?
136 posted on 07/08/2011 6:50:34 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Vision
Have you been paying attention to the news?

You mean like the debt ceiling, gunwalker, NFL lockout, stuff like that? Yeah i been keeping an eye on things.

Why, did i miss something?

137 posted on 07/08/2011 6:53:11 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: beebuster2000
I was worried early on that they might spoil to good side of the tour and stain the riders who try to play fair by talking a lot about Lance and the statements from Tyler Hamilton. But, I'm glad that is being left to the courts to sort out.
138 posted on 07/08/2011 7:35:30 PM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: beebuster2000

Apparently. The Feds are putting together a good case that Armstrong is a doper.


139 posted on 07/08/2011 7:36:13 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Vision

oops


140 posted on 07/08/2011 8:33:36 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: beebuster2000
He's not guilty of anything yet...but he acts like a guilty guy IMO. For instance, he's only coming to the last stage this year?

So you're Mr. Tour de France...7 time winner...whose reputation is being called into question...yet you never sue those who make allegations against you and you're keeping a very low profile for this year's TdF? Doesn't make sense.

141 posted on 07/08/2011 8:55:58 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Baynative

Hey, BN, don’t I recall some photos of you in your racing days from a few years back? Come on! Don’t hold back! Let’s see them again!


142 posted on 07/08/2011 9:47:15 PM PDT by luv2ski
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To: Baynative; Ready4Freddy; leilani; Vision; SouthTexas

What do you bet that Contador attacks at the base of the cat 2 climb? Am I stating the obvious?


143 posted on 07/08/2011 10:02:23 PM PDT by luv2ski
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To: luv2ski

I’ll look around. But, it seems long ...long ago.


144 posted on 07/08/2011 10:22:22 PM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: luv2ski
I found an old TT flick I'm not real proud of ...

going into a climb after coming off a wind ---YUK

145 posted on 07/08/2011 10:24:13 PM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Baynative

Your posts are a thrill. They are very much appreciated!


146 posted on 07/09/2011 2:26:25 AM PDT by golux
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Medium mountains - A sporting perspective
JEAN-FRANÇOIS PESCHEUX’S ANALYSIS : An appearance by the favourites

“We are starting to get to the heart of the matter now. There is a second-category col, the Croix Saint-Robert, before the finish. The route is lumpy (as you would expect as we’re in the Massif Central) and will start to take a toll on the legs. However, the favourites rarely lose the Tour on a stage of this kind. But that might happen if there’s a lot of action and one of them ends up struggling with some kind of problem. If that does occur, then the race will really be on. That said, it’s on stages of this type that the sprinters fall back in the overall standings and the favourites climb towards the leading places.”


147 posted on 07/09/2011 6:50:37 AM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: golux

I get to yakkin’ sometimes when the mood hits me - but, thanks.


148 posted on 07/09/2011 6:51:54 AM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Baynative

Look at that form! When was this taken?


149 posted on 07/09/2011 7:10:17 AM PDT by luv2ski
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52 year old Jeannie Longo wins another French time trial title

French cycling legend Jeannie Longo rides her bike as she won her fourth consecutive time trial title at the French national championships in the northern French city of Boulogne-sur-Mer, on june23, 2011. It was 52-year-old Longo’s 58th title from all French championships including track and road cycling.


150 posted on 07/09/2011 7:13:28 AM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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