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serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Yeah really strange he's not there since he was getting reasonable odds for stage wins.

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Withnail
Feb 11, 2004


mark cavendish has cried 4 times in TDF history

this is infintely more times than primoz roglic who has never cried in his entire life

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



https://twitter.com/inrng/status/1407976755089002497?s=19

Interesting!

MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

A bracing glass of carrot juice!



What, again?

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/alexandre-vinokourov-was-fired-from-astana-then-re-instated-one-day-later-sports-director-divulges

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky



Good: Qhubeka-Assos has picked up a sponsor.


Less good: It's a cryptocurrency trading company that nobody has heard of.

Loving Africa Chaps
Dec 3, 2007


We had not left it yet, but when I would wake in the night, I would lie, listening, homesick for it already.



Feels Villeneuve posted:

Good: Qhubeka-Assos has picked up a sponsor.


Less good: It's a cryptocurrency trading company that nobody has heard of.

Won't last a season unfortunately, hope they got cash upfront.


https://twitter.com/AlpecinFenix/status/1408104115960483843?s=19

This owns but they wont actually race it apparently.

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



Loving Africa Chaps posted:

Won't last a season unfortunately, hope they got cash upfront.

Hopefully they got actual cash and not internet funny money.

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

To be fair no-one has ever heard of half of the title sponsors in pro cycling.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him




If this is cuz the UCI wouldn't let them or made the approval process too onerous, then gently caress the UCI once again.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


I want that kit but they wont ship to the UK.
Fuckin brexit.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky



At this point half the teams change kit for the Tour, Idk why they wouldn't change since they look a lot like Ineos and also it's like the most boring kit in the peloton

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky



Oh, anyone here doing velogames btw

MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

A bracing glass of carrot juice!


Yeah, is there a league yet?

Smol
Jun 1, 2011

Stat rosa pristina nomine, nomina nuda tenemus.

My entirely serious predictions:

Cav wins the green jersey

Froome in yellow, Valverde second

Vando
Oct 26, 2007

I want to be one of
those madmen


Smol posted:

My entirely serious predictions:

Cav wins the green jersey

Froome in yellow, Valverde second

I'm sorry you seem to have posted your predictions from the 2013 thread by mistake

LoudPipesSaveLives
Apr 30, 2007

Make a shit-load of noise, not war.



Probably sucks for them to have to get up so early for a race but it's nice to be able to watch La Course live, actually live not recorded overnight and watched in the morning.

L.H.O.O.Q.
Jan 3, 2013

:coal:

Feels Villeneuve posted:

Oh, anyone here doing velogames btw

Yeah but no idea of a goon league.

30 mins to get teams made

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



Good sprint Vollering.

LoudPipesSaveLives
Apr 30, 2007

Make a shit-load of noise, not war.



Love the grin on van der Breggen's face in the slow mo of the finish, after setting everyone off.

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



Nice sailing vessel.

Literally Lewis Hamilton
Feb 22, 2005

#JusticeForBreonnaTaylor
#BlackLivesMatter
#StillIRise
#Blessed





Lads, I am pumped. My body is a wreck but my mind is ready.

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

If I was a professional cyclist I simply wouldn't ride directly into the first piece of road furniture on the first stage of the Tour.

Skarsnik
Oct 21, 2008

I...AM...RUUUDE!






peanut- posted:

If I was a professional cyclist I simply wouldn't ride directly into the first piece of road furniture on the first stage of the Tour.

https://twitter.com/saddleblaze/status/1408737896627118081

lol

JohnCompany
Jan 16, 2015

this sentence no verb



peanut- posted:

To be fair no-one has ever heard of half of the title sponsors in pro cycling.

Hey, my new apartment's kitchen has a faucet by hansgrohe!

Also, le Tour!

Loving Africa Chaps
Dec 3, 2007


We had not left it yet, but when I would wake in the night, I would lie, listening, homesick for it already.



I'm camping but have climbed a tree to get signal in order to proclaim we'll get GC action today. Roglic wants those time bonuses

MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

A bracing glass of carrot juice!


JohnCompany posted:

Hey, my new apartment's kitchen has a faucet by hansgrohe!

Also, le Tour!

I have hansgrohe fittings and also quickstep floors, living the dream

BabyFur Denny
Mar 18, 2003


Quickstep makes floors, not just cycling teams???

Skarsnik
Oct 21, 2008

I...AM...RUUUDE!






Cooking in a quickstep floored kitchen right now

It's a bit meh, it's on the list of stuff to replace at some point

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

I refuse to learn what a Deceuninck is.

Loving Africa Chaps
Dec 3, 2007


We had not left it yet, but when I would wake in the night, I would lie, listening, homesick for it already.



peanut- posted:

I refuse to learn what a Deceuninck is.

Windows OP

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky



Along with the Mercier/BP throwbacks, Alpecin should actually be riding Merciers from Bikes Direct imo

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Alpecin are racing in the rad kit! I thought they werent going to?

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

Don't be rude, he's trying not to learn.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

Getting hosed up on stage 1 seems like a poor life choice.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Jumbos blue front wheel is messing with me

paddyboat
Feb 20, 2013

Maxi, Maxi Rodriguez
Run down the wing for me

le tour is on non-gold NBCSN and I donít have to go looking for a lovely stream, god is truly great

stop crashing you numpties

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



serious gaylord posted:

Alpecin are racing in the rad kit! I thought they werent going to?

For one stage only. UCI gave special dispensation.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


This is also rad as hell

https://alttour.ef.com/

Literally Lewis Hamilton
Feb 22, 2005

#JusticeForBreonnaTaylor
#BlackLivesMatter
#StillIRise
#Blessed






This rules

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Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky



HappyCamperGL posted:

For one stage only. UCI gave special dispensation.

Wtf why, with Bora's "special" kit were they really like "yeah what cycling really needs is another team in a plain dark colored kit"

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