The Cycling Thread

Discussion in 'General Sports' started by Live in the Now, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Fighter

    Fighter Achille's injury won't stop me!

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    No, I've been in Giro and Tour stages before and I've been following cycling since forever, the incidents occurring nowadays are more and more frequent. Smoke bombs in stages?!? Never seen those before two years ago I think: what the ****!!!
     
  2. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Moving much too slow

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    The sport has grown in popularity and there is more coverage. Maybe it's worse now but it's been a problem for a long time, especially in the TDF. Merckx was punched by a fan in 1975.



    I remember riders complaining about the fans on the road back during the Lemond years.
     
  3. The Imp

    The Imp 5-14-6-1

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    Places like the Alpe have been a gong show as long as I can remember. Ventoux was the same way, when they had to shorten it due to winds, a few years ago.

    Tragicomic thing is, Nibali was brought down within METERS of the barrier. I began right after he crashed.
     
  4. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Moving much too slow

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    Froome in obvious trouble. Thomas looking great.
     
  5. davemess

    davemess Registered User

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    Geraint Thomas it is then
     
  6. Fighter

    Fighter Achille's injury won't stop me!

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    Team Sky strikes again. Props to Thomas, at least it's not Froome. But you gotta give the latter credit for being loyal to his teammate and keeping a smile despite the abuse he took while riding.
     
  7. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Moving much too slow

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    I was in the "anybody but Froome" camp but I did gain some respect for him for the way he handled things. Thomas was a very deserving winner.
     
  8. The Imp

    The Imp 5-14-6-1

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    So I know the Tour is ages away. And the 2021 Tour is even further away. Having said that, today it was announced that the 2021 Grand D├ępart will be in... Copenhagen, Denmark.

    MY HOME TOWN!!

    :eek:
     
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  9. Bogart

    Bogart Here's looking at you, kid

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  10. Vasilevskiy

    Vasilevskiy I've many surnames

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    Mads Pedersen is the new world champion, in a tremendous effort. Super deserved.
    The organisation of the event by the UK has been brutal. One would expect them not to have another event like this in decades... but no, in 4 years they are the hosts again. Sigh the UCI.
     
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  11. Filppula

    Filppula Jurks

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    Congrats to Pedersen, huge effort, but the weather kind of killed the race for me. Brutal stuff. Such a letdown.
     

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