Le Tour



  • I'd love to spend the tour and two weeks either side just doing the campervan thing through France, or backpacking

    If you plan carefully you could even find the French equivalent of Palmerston North or Wanganui to stay at. 😉



  • Froome running was hilarious, in a sad way.



  • I'd love to spend the tour and two weeks either side just doing the campervan thing through France, or backpacking

    Me too. And the good thing about it is, it's in France, so the missus is on board. Definitely an option in a couple of years.
     
    Sounds like utter carnage this morning, not a good look for an event this televised. 
     
    Froome all over this with little competition.



  • If you plan carefully you could even find the French equivalent of Palmerston North or Wanganui to stay at. 😉

    Wanganui was charming, actually 🙂 Would go back.



  • Me too. And the good thing about it is, it's in France, so the missus is on board. Definitely an option in a couple of years.

    Oh right - I was going to ditch the ball and chain as its unlikely she'd EVER do the campervan or backpacking thing. EVER.



  • lets just work through that particular conversation shall we?
     
    "hey Mrs Mariner, we've sorted out our destination for our annual boys sporting piss trip"
    "ok, cool. Where too? Footy in Sydney this time?"
    "nah, we're going to to get a campervan and follow the TdF for a couple of weeks"
    "  "
    "what? you never want to come on my boys trips"
    "   "
    "fuck"




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    This just got interesting.



  • I think it's been a great Tour de France so far. Lots of attacks and no shortage of incident. Just shows how costly that puncture was for Richie Porte. He's looking very strong and would have been challenging for GC for sure. I hope Quintana is saving something for the last week because he's not looking good at the moment and likely to lose more time on the time trial today.
    As others saying, hard to see anyone challenging Froome at mo, which is a shame as the race has got everything else. Oh and punching spectators who wave a flag in your face should become mandatory.



  • Pleased to see common sense has Froome retaining the yellow jersey. They need to do something about the idiots in the crowd. Some fatal beatings from gendarmes would be a start.



  • Froom just killed them today in the TT. He's just to strong at the moment and the others don't have an answer. This years tour course was supposed to suit
    Quintana but he hasn't had an answer to Froom in the mountains, on a descent, on flat or in the TT. He should sack his chemist :whistle:  :fishing:  :mocking:



  • Froom just killed them today in the TT. He's just to strong at the moment and the others don't have an answer. This years tour course was supposed to suit
    Quintana but he hasn't had an answer to Froom in the mountains, on a descent, on flat or in the TT. He should sack his chemist :whistle:  :fishing:  :mocking:

    Froome - best climber, second best time trialist, sprinting with Sagan a few stages back.
     
    Not surprised people have questions about him.



  • Need to be a surgeon to get a needle in those arms



  • Need to be a surgeon to get a needle in those armsHe probably has a personal phlebotomist



  • in my opinion Froom is clean. Just a very good rider



  • Froome - best climber, second best time trialist, sprinting with Sagan a few stages back.
     
    Not surprised people have questions about him.

    He's not that far ahead of other people. Quintana will probably get some time back before the tour ends.



  • in my opinion Froom is clean. Just a very good rider

    He's the best "very good rider" the tour has had in decades....



  • in my opinion Froom is clean. Just a very good rider

    The problem was he went from nothing to winning a GT overnight.
    Dave B was saying they picked him from what they saw in the comm games way back. I looked up what he did there, it was above average club cyclist performance.
    Would love to know what they saw in him...



  • The problem was he went from nothing to winning a GT overnight.
    Dave B was saying they picked him from what they saw in the comm games way back. I looked up what he did there, it was above average club cyclist performance.
    Would love to know what they saw in him...Then read about Bradley Wiggins career on wiki, he had won a lot before he raced in the tour and raced in the tour before winning it



  • Froome had 3 top 5's in grand tours before he won his first tour.



  • It's the nature and the history of the sport that makes me question the validity of any extraordinary occurrence, a bit like any game of cricket involving the Pakistan cricket team


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