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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.



This gap isn't going down

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peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

It is now

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'd love to hear all the screaming that must be happening at the moment

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Lol Wout is really going for this.

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 forgot viviani existed

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



Good for Bennett

Skarsnik
Oct 21, 2008

I...AM...RUUUDE!






Oof he smashed that

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.



Super happy for bennett, he seems like a good lad

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Loving Africa Chaps posted:

Super happy for bennett, he seems like a good lad

All 4 jerseys have been won by people taking part in their first tour. I dont think thats happened before.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


Loving Africa Chaps posted:

I forgot viviani existed

never leave Quick-Step

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

Inventor of the Marmite pasty


All in all: a great tour. After a nightmarish decade thatís not bad. Not bad at all.

colonel tom
Mar 1, 2012
fuck science

Not a fan of matching color bibs. Jersey leaders should have to wear black shorts imo.

Skarsnik
Oct 21, 2008

I...AM...RUUUDE!






That was a fun tour, well done everyone

no, not you nairo

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



I'm not trying to be racist, but long, rambling, barely asked-for play-by-plays are greatly enhanced by an Irish accent

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


time to get pumped for the traditional post-TDF race, La Fleche Wallonne

Heliosicle
May 16, 2013

Arigato, Racists.


Definitely one of the better Tour's. Wonder if the sky train will be back in full force next year.

On to the Giro and Vuelta

^^^^ and the other one day races

paperwind
Sep 5, 2006
Cunning Linguist

Feels Villeneuve posted:

time to get pumped for the traditional post-TDF race, La Fleche Wallonne

And the World Championships.

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

Feels Villeneuve posted:

time to get pumped for the traditional post-TDF race, La Fleche Wallonne

That's a whole week and a half away, we have the entire world championships between now and then.

Smirr
Jun 28, 2012



It's kind of weird for the riders to walk onto the podium with their random victory trash already in hand

Julio Cruz
May 19, 2006



the young riders' prize looks like someone's stolen a road sign and stuck it to a bit of wood

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


Smirr posted:

It's kind of weird for the riders to walk onto the podium with their random victory trash already in hand

I actually kind of liked the quickie podium ceremonies they used this year.

Tour was fun, but I would have liked to see more attacking GC riding. 2011 remains the GOAT modern tour.


Also bring back La Plange as a MTF already.

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.



It's a double edged sword for fun racing but an ITT at the start can create the gaps to force people to make moves.

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



serious gaylord posted:

All 4 jerseys have been won by people taking part in their first tour. I dont think thats happened before.

Bennet was lantern rouge in 16. Think he got injured on an early stage but carried on.

Julio Cruz
May 19, 2006



I'm 99.9% sure I've never heard the Slovenian national anthem before

Skarsnik
Oct 21, 2008

I...AM...RUUUDE!






I was just thinking the same

tylertfb
Mar 3, 2004

Time.Space.Transmat.

Well Pogacar has now won 50% of all the Grand Tours

MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

A bracing glass of carrot juice!


Feels Villeneuve posted:

inexplicably the rule is that they have to be sleeve cuffs, and not just printed in the middle of the sleeve, despite people pointing out multiple instances of people doing the same thing and not getting fined.

Multiple instances in the same stage, even.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


To be fair Jumbo could have been fined a lot worse for their bike change pushes soooo

Rojkir
Jun 26, 2007

WARNING:I AM A FASCIST PIECE OF SHIT.
Police beatings get me hard


That's a whole new rabbithole in and on itself since we've seen very few bike changes broadcasted.

resident
Dec 22, 2005

WE WERE ALL UP IN THAT SHIT LIKE A MUTHAFUCKA. IT'S CLEANER THAN A BROKE DICK DOG.



Saving stage 20 for a hungover Sunday morning viewing was a pro move. I feel motivated

Withnail
Feb 11, 2004


paperwind posted:

And the World Championships.

and two more grand tours and paris roubaix, tour of flanders, liege, amstel... all before the snow flies (or maybe not)

paddyboat
Feb 20, 2013

Maxi, Maxi Rodriguez
Run down the wing for me

the tour day france prize money list gave me more than a few lols:

Vando
Oct 26, 2007

I want to be one of
those madmen


I think I figured out why Movistar are always all-in on the teams leaderboard

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


https://twitter.com/Cyclingnewsfeed/status/1308006079763296267?s=20

Quintanas getting done.

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

He must have been on the world's shittest juice.

Literally Lewis Hamilton
Feb 22, 2005

#JusticeForBreonnaTaylor
#BlackLivesMatter
#StillIRise
#Blessed




Probably a missing persons search after his tour performance.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Literally Lewis Hamilton posted:

Probably a missing persons search after his tour performance.

Lmfao

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.



Literally Lewis Hamilton posted:

Probably a missing persons search after his tour performance.

Hahaha

Skarsnik
Oct 21, 2008

I...AM...RUUUDE!






Literally Lewis Hamilton posted:

Probably a missing persons search after his tour performance.

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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.



Should be a juicy world TT champs, pretty flat so suits the purists.

Ganna obviously the favourite but you've got Dennis (unless he decides he doesn't like his pinarello), WvA, Thomas, Cavagna and even Tom D is saying he's doing numbers similar to when he was world TT champ.

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