Le Tour de France

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  1. ranhammerR34

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    Just WOW. :drool: Amazing. :O
     
  2. Bram Turismo

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    Evans did an incredible job taking back 1'30 minutes on Schleck. I hope Andy didnt went too deep because right now things are looking extremely good for Evans. I certainly hope Cadel can do it. After all these years it's about time he writes his name amongst the legends.
     
  3. fabmaru

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    Can someone just :censored: explain me how Voeckler is still the Yellow Jersey? This was the best stage I ever saw, great win for A.Schleck amazing Voeckler. Contador fall behind today as did Sanchez. The White Jersey race has got a new leader. And Evans was great as was Cunego and Basso although a bit more great. Tomorrow, Alpe d' Huez. I can't wait.
     
  4. flemaldinhio

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    What a stage, impressed by that long attack Andy Schleck although I was happy to see Voeckler retain the yellow jersey, that guy is riding out of his skin! Evans looked like he was riding like a man posessed up the Galibier and who knows what today will bring
     
  5. fabmaru

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    NEWS, NEWS: Voeckler is finally falling behind. They are still in the climb for the Galibier.
     
  6. p-coletray

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    Contador has a bone to pick, he wants at least a stage win! The Schlecks and Evans aren't concerned with him yet.
     
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    Contador once came up to the lead of the race but he's losing his own pace and Sanchez and Rolland are catching up to him, going ahead of other crowds left behind. exciting to watch how they move at the very end. :crazy:
     
  8. fabmaru

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    I said yesterday that that stage was the best I've seen. Screw that! Today was the best stage, Great win for the French with Rolland , and Sanchez is in the lead of the mountain classification, Contador finishes 3rd, Voeckler fell behind, A. Schleck is the Yellow Jersey.I can't say everything that happened today. This stage was just::drool:.
     
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    I missed Alpe d'huez because first, I'm in Canada so they show tour de France in like 5am. Second, they don't have a replay today? Ah! This sucks. I missed Alpe d'huez. Does anyone know where I can watch highlights?
     
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    You could search in Eurosport.yahoo.com They usually have something. Have they not have a video yet there will be one later.
     
  11. dxm8975

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    Although the races in this season were stirring because there were lots of unexpected things that happened during the competition, particularly to Albelt Contador who won the Tour de France in three successive years. yesterday's race was the most exciting as I saw the two guys chasing the defending champ at the end and finally overtook him, that was a shame for him but a chance for Andy Schleck to sit in the 1st place.
     
  12. fabmaru

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    Contador won in 2007, 2009, 2010. Not three years in the row. In 2008 Carlos Sastre was the winner. Evans was 2nd.
     
  13. dxm8975

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    Yeah I do know, not "in a row" though. He's the champ in 2007, 2009 and 2010.
     
  14. terminator363

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    Eurosport won't let me watch since I'm in Canada.
     
  15. dxm8975

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    :( :lol:
     
  16. Stotty

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    Awesome 2 days.

    Looks like a straight battle between Andy and Cadel now... can Cadel take enough time on the TT tomorrow to take yellow?
     
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    He should. He has the TT form to take over a minute out of the Schlecks but, as he said himself, he's failed before. I do think this is his year though.
     
  18. p-coletray

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    If Cadel pulls off a legendary TT, and the gap was a few seconds, would they race the champs?
     
  19. hellnback

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    Firstly Contador has won 2007, 2009. I'm not quite yet ready to 'give' him 2010. I personally would lose alot of faith in cycling if they let him keep it. Cycling has zero tolerance, teams have their own chefs etc to make sure they stay outta 'harms way' but Contador chooses to eat some meat a friend brings over the border the night before the 'Queen' stage of 2010 tour? Then claim, damn 'tainted meat'? Yeah right.

    Last two stages have been great, but I feel the time (45-50 secs?) Andy Schleck lost on Cadel Evans in the downhill finish 3 or so days ago, might seal the Tour. I don't know if he has enough time in hand. I know the person in Yellow 'grows legs' but it still might be too much. If he had that extra 45-50 I'd nearly bet on him...
     
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    Not sure, but since Evans is taking over seconds from Andy Schlecks the last stage will be the key, anyways. :)
     
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    Utterly amazed by Cadel's time trial. If you can't feel Cadel's victory is deserved, you are an idiot. So happy to see he finally pulled it off after all these years.
     
  22. fabmaru

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    Tomorrow in the Podium: 2 A.Schleck 1 C.Evans 3 F.Schleck.
    Don't you see something weird?
    Great Time Trial for Evans, and great win in the Tour. Finally his bad luck goes away and he is the first Australian to win the Tour. T.Martin win the TT and Contador finishes in 3rd which puts him in 5th place. Voeckler finishes in 4th in an amazing tour. This Tour was great mainly this final week and tomorrow we got the final battle for the Green Jersey.
     
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    Two days away in big breaks was a little too much for Andy Schleck, and if you use extra energy in the Tour you have to pay for it elsewhere, today was it.

    All that said Cadel Evans did ride a top notch TT, and when said and done hasn't really put a foot wrong in this Tour and some bad luck of previous tours has been 'paid back'. Good reward for a persistent s.o.b

    Once again 3 weeks go past so fast, not a bad tour in the end... could've been great had it not been for the notable withdrawals...

    The next couple are set-up nicely, there are some promising new names, but alas we will need to wait until about Oct/Nov to the 2012 route is released to see what there will be to get excited about. Personally I wouldn't mind see a few more new climbs, is it bad I'm getting to know most of them?
     
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    Could have been great if not for cars and motorcycles running over cyclists left and right.

    Good to see someone like Evans win. He worked his ass off and that TT was awesome.
     
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    Vockler will struggle fiercely against his other rivals and new guys who recently debuted on international bicycle races such as the Tour de France, for his first green jersey on his bicycling career ever. Alberto Contador was left behind chiefly in the first half of the event for his unluckiness being involved several crashes on the road, giving away the lead to other counterparts. and I'm sorry there's little possibility of him becoming a champ this year... :(
    It was amazing that an Australian dog beat two Luxembougan pro cyclists competing for the yellow jersey on yesterday's TT, nice to see a new name coming at to the top and can't miss today's final race either. ;)
     
  26. fabmaru

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    Evans isn't a new name. He almost won the Vuelta and the only reason he didn't won the Tour before is because of his bad luck as it was for the Vuelta. He is from the best cyclists and in the first year without a bad day he won the Tour.
     
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    I think this has been one of the great TDF's... a great route and some outstanding riding.

    Even though I really wanted to see Andy win it this year, I'm happy for Cadel. He's been unlucky in the past and hasn't really put a foot wrong in this years Tour. Plus he seems like a complete gent in the interviews.

    And of course the highlight of the tour for us Brits... a British rider takes green. Cav is just a machine in the sprint finishes... a hat trick of Champs wins :)
     
  28. fabmaru

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    The end of the best tour of the last few years. Now we have to wait until the Vuelta. With some other tours in the middle.
     
  29. Stotty

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    I'm looking forward to the Olympics next year... the road race passes through my town :)

    I have great memories of seeing the tour finish a stage in Morzine a few years back... the speed they ride at is just incredible. And then the day after trying to ride my mountain bike up part of one of the climbs they done the day before... admittedly, a 28lb bike with full suspension and 2.5" knobblies wasn't the best thing to ride, but it gave me a good understanding of the steepness of the climbs and what they must go through... pain!!!
     
  30. fabmaru

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    I think tomorrow will be a holiday in Australia.