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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #195 on: July 18, 2016, 05:05:00 PM »
Sagan magnificent as usual.Cav put up a very good performance to be close near the end.
Looking forward to Paris.Dont disregard Griepal for the final Sprint.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #196 on: July 20, 2016, 05:11:03 PM »
Quintana is fucking hopeless, I've seen club riders put in more effort on a Sunday club run 60 miler to a coffee shop the lazy bastard.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #197 on: July 20, 2016, 06:12:29 PM »
Quintana is fucking hopeless, I've seen club riders put in more effort on a Sunday club run 60 miler to a coffee shop the lazy bastard.

He's completely devoid of any tactical nous and from the outset would be happy with second place.  Hopefully he won't be on the podium.  Can't see Valverde helping him too much in the remaining stages. 

Froome looks very strong and completely in control.



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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #198 on: July 20, 2016, 06:33:51 PM »
Quintana is fucking hopeless, I've seen club riders put in more effort on a Sunday club run 60 miler to a coffee shop the lazy bastard.

He's completely devoid of any tactical nous and from the outset would be happy with second place.  Hopefully he won't be on the podium.  Can't see Valverde helping him too much in the remaining stages. 

Froome looks very strong and completely in control.




Nobody should be helping Quintana, he's done nothing so far and I really hope he doesn't make the podium come Paris.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #199 on: July 20, 2016, 08:41:53 PM »
As an aside I have been impressed by David Millar's input as co commentator. Pity some of our ex footballers are not up to his standard regarding their own sport.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #200 on: July 20, 2016, 09:41:44 PM »
Cavendish!  4th stage win, mighty impressive.

He will be totally cream crackered come the Olympics.

That was his last day, was always his plan to withdraw and concentrate on Rio.

Is that official?  He's in with a shout for tomorrow's stage  and must fancy Paris given current form.

Well according to The Torygraph yesterday he's now saying he still intends to ride to Paris whereas in last weeks Cycling Weekly he claimed he'd withdraw before The Alps.  Who knows!

A few days ago he was talking about Paris in a 'see how it goes' type of vein.  He's keen to win on the Champs Elysee but doesn't want to kill himself for Rio in the process.

He didn't start yesterday. Withdrew to concentrate on Rio.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #201 on: July 20, 2016, 09:45:53 PM »
As an aside I have been impressed by David Millar's input as co commentator. Pity some of our ex footballers are not up to his standard regarding their own sport.

Agreed, and both his books are well worth reading.  He reminds me of a 1980's David Byrne.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #202 on: July 21, 2016, 08:48:19 AM »
As an aside I have been impressed by David Millar's input as co commentator. Pity some of our ex footballers are not up to his standard regarding their own sport.

Agreed, and both his books are well worth reading.  He reminds me of a 1980's David Byrne.

He's a very nice bloke, I've ridden with him twice now, only bad thing to say about him is his sense of fashion, he has some honking outfits.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #203 on: July 22, 2016, 09:10:25 AM »
As an aside I have been impressed by David Millar's input as co commentator. Pity some of our ex footballers are not up to his standard regarding their own sport.

Agreed, and both his books are well worth reading.  He reminds me of a 1980's David Byrne.

He's a very nice bloke, I've ridden with him twice now, only bad thing to say about him is his sense of fashion, he has some honking outfits.

I believe you are confusing honking with sartorial elegance.  It's a fine line.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #204 on: July 22, 2016, 03:23:18 PM »
As an aside I have been impressed by David Millar's input as co commentator. Pity some of our ex footballers are not up to his standard regarding their own sport.

Agreed, and both his books are well worth reading.  He reminds me of a 1980's David Byrne.

He's a very nice bloke, I've ridden with him twice now, only bad thing to say about him is his sense of fashion, he has some honking outfits.

I believe you are confusing honking with sartorial elegance.  It's a fine line.

What he wears on a bike is his own gear, he worked with Castelli to produce a line of clothing called Chapter 3 http://www.chpt3.com/home

Buttons on a cycling jersey FFS?  260 for a Gabba jersey that Wiggle pug out for 70.  Plus it's all so fucking dull, grey, light grey or dark grey.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #205 on: July 22, 2016, 03:56:21 PM »
Froome's legendary bike (mis) handling skills there, stay off the white line numb nuts.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #206 on: July 22, 2016, 04:03:21 PM »
Froome's legendary bike (mis) handling skills there, stay off the white line numb nuts.

Tense stage so far.  Hard blokes these.


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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #207 on: July 22, 2016, 04:07:17 PM »
As an aside I have been impressed by David Millar's input as co commentator. Pity some of our ex footballers are not up to his standard regarding their own sport.

Agreed, and both his books are well worth reading.  He reminds me of a 1980's David Byrne.

He's a very nice bloke, I've ridden with him twice now, only bad thing to say about him is his sense of fashion, he has some honking outfits.

I believe you are confusing honking with sartorial elegance.  It's a fine line.

What he wears on a bike is his own gear, he worked with Castelli to produce a line of clothing called Chapter 3 http://www.chpt3.com/home

Buttons on a cycling jersey FFS?  260 for a Gabba jersey that Wiggle pug out for 70.  Plus it's all so fucking dull, grey, light grey or dark grey.

Eye watering prices....   I think I'll stick Cafe du Cycliste if I need something expensive, but not that expensive.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #208 on: July 22, 2016, 04:55:08 PM »
As an aside I have been impressed by David Millar's input as co commentator. Pity some of our ex footballers are not up to his standard regarding their own sport.

Agreed, and both his books are well worth reading.  He reminds me of a 1980's David Byrne.

He's a very nice bloke, I've ridden with him twice now, only bad thing to say about him is his sense of fashion, he has some honking outfits.

I believe you are confusing honking with sartorial elegance.  It's a fine line.

What he wears on a bike is his own gear, he worked with Castelli to produce a line of clothing called Chapter 3 http://www.chpt3.com/home

Buttons on a cycling jersey FFS?  260 for a Gabba jersey that Wiggle pug out for 70.  Plus it's all so fucking dull, grey, light grey or dark grey.

Eye watering prices....   I think I'll stick Cafe du Cycliste if I need something expensive, but not that expensive.

People moan about Rapha prices but quite honestly you get what you pay for, I have 2 pairs of their bib shorts that must be 3 and 4 years old respectively and they still feel brand new and soak up century rides with ease, same with jerseys, I think I have 3 or 4 and again they look and feel brand new, one of them is long sleeved, I think it's called Deep Winter, best bit of cycling clothing I own alongside a Gabba from Castelli.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #209 on: July 24, 2016, 01:44:05 PM »
Just the 113km procession from Chantilly to go.  Froome & Team Sky far too well organised and far too strong for the rest of the field, unless there is a seismic shift in cycling I can't see anyone challenging Froome for a while at the TdF. 

As dominant as he's been at the tour again, I don't understand why he doesn't take that clear dominance to other stage races, Eddy Merckx he is not.

 


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