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tsolomon
07-09-2014, 10:34 AM
Sounds like a tough day on the tour, anybody else watching it? Rain, cobblestones and crashes, can't wait to see the replay on TV tonight.

E.J.
07-09-2014, 01:46 PM
Yep, a lot of carnage today(reading, have not watched yet). Too bad to see Froome withdraw...

Assume spoilers are assumed....

Malakai
07-09-2014, 02:03 PM
Got it recorded to watch tonight. Froome has had some bad luck with crashes lately and it's too bad too. It would have been interesting to see if he could repeat.

E.J.
07-09-2014, 02:05 PM
Oh...and Contador is 2:37 down, but I think I'll hitch my wagon to him.

Malakai
07-10-2014, 02:11 AM
Man that somersault crash was crazy! Good thing it happened into the brush at the end of the road otherwise that could have been way worse.

mosesbotbol
07-10-2014, 06:17 AM
F'ing TdF is not available to watch online for free anywhere? I don't understand that one. Even NBS Sports does not have replay available online...

Figure the sponsors would be livid if millions can't watch the race.

Chainsaw13
07-10-2014, 06:56 AM
I know my just getting a bike has peaked my interest, but I've been watching some of the TdF. Amazing what those guys can do. Yesterday, in that crap weather and with the cobblestones, they still managed 100 miles in ~3.3 hours. That's damn fast.

mosesbotbol
07-10-2014, 11:23 AM
I know my just getting a bike has peaked my interest, but I've been watching some of the TdF. Amazing what those guys can do. Yesterday, in that crap weather and with the cobblestones, they still managed 100 miles in ~3.3 hours. That's damn fast.

Certainly the most demanding professional sport. These guys train like 400 miles a week. Heck, I don't like driving 200 miles a week!

tsolomon
07-10-2014, 05:23 PM
Yesterday's stage was amazing, wet narrow roads lined with people plus the cobbles. I know there were a lot of crashes, but i really enjoyed watching this stage. I just couldn't get over how bad the conditions were and these guys were flying. Wow, what a stage!

tsolomon
07-14-2014, 08:00 AM
Great ride by Tony martin yesterday to get the stage win and Tony Gallopin to get the yellow jersey from Nibali. Good to see a Frenchman with the yellow jersey on Bastille Day. The first mountain stage is today and it should be interesting to see what the GC contendors will do. :po

E.J.
07-14-2014, 09:19 AM
Contador abandons....and the entire podium is up for grabs.

mosesbotbol
07-14-2014, 11:38 AM
Contador abandons....and the entire podium is up for grabs.

Such horrible news. Could care less who wins now.

tsolomon
07-23-2014, 08:11 AM
Big day in the Pyrenees today, wish I was at home to watch it. I have enjoyed the tour this year as a lot of young riders and some older riders have been getting stage wins since their team's GC contendors have dropped out. Barring a disaster, it does look like Nibali will win, but other spots on the podium could still change.

Malakai
07-23-2014, 03:54 PM
The young rider battle with the two french riders is pretty cool, them two going back and forth. I think these next two days will determine which of them wins it, since one of them struggled quite a bit to get in and lost time.

tsolomon
07-24-2014, 09:40 AM
The young rider battle with the two french riders is pretty cool, them two going back and forth. I think these next two days will determine which of them wins it, since one of them struggled quite a bit to get in and lost time.
The battle between Pinot and Bardet for the white jersey has been fun to watch.

Malakai
07-27-2014, 12:23 AM
Great TT today and just shows even in a TT luck has a lot to do with it. Bardet lost his 5th place due to a puncture which required a bike change. Too bad for him but even though some favorites went out early I enjoyed watching this tour more then any I can remember recently. Hoping they let Jens Voigt lead them out onto the champs élysées tomorrow he's definitely earned it!

tsolomon
07-27-2014, 07:56 AM
The tour was great this year, too bad Nibali couldn't race against Froome and Contador, but I think he is a worthy champion. He rode stage finishes to the end, finishing first and out distancing his competitors without other riders from his team. He finished 4th in the TT over a tough course putting more time between him and the other top finishers when he could have taken less risks knowing he already had the win nailed down. Next year should be interesting as there is a lot of young talent out there for the teams to support as contenders for all the jerseys.

My wife will be happy as I will stop blipping between the Tour and baseball. :tu