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Les Ladbury
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Post by Les Ladbury » 12 Jul 2018 15:58

Is anyone following the Tour de France.
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Post by CakeStop » 12 Jul 2018 20:08

Hi Les. Yes, mainly just watching highlights or catching the last 20km live. Particularly enjoyed the end of today's stage.
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Post by Philip Whiteman » 13 Jul 2018 08:21

With all the scandals and allegations, I've given up. Professional racing has lost its sparkle.
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Post by Matt Hale » 13 Jul 2018 11:58

Yes - has anyone set set up a fantasy team?

It has moved away from velogames and gone 'in-house'...link here https://fantasy.letour.fr/index.php

If anyone has joined, could create a Beacon league

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Post by Tim » 14 Jul 2018 23:53

Yep pretty eventful so far with all the GC men losing time with crashes and **flat**s and that's even before they hit the cobbles!

Need to find some time to watch the women's giro happening at the moment too. They finished on Zoncolan today.
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Post by Yosser » 15 Jul 2018 19:56

It has been pretty lively so far and the big GC boys haven't got going yet. We have a show including; a new superstar in Gaviria; Peter Sagan; one of the greatest athletes ever, (and he's British); the mountains about to start and all of the greats of world cycling taking part. What's not too like? I see where you are coming from Phillip but if you could let us know when the sport was cleaner than it is now I would be interested. Seems to me that we now have to get upset about taking too much of a medicine that does nothing to enhance performance but forget that during the glory days of Pantani, Roche, Hinault, et al, they may have had a drop of some stronger medicine themselves. I will enjoy it for what it is, an amazing cycling spectacle.

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Post by CakeStop » 15 Jul 2018 20:20

Yosser wrote:
15 Jul 2018 19:56
I will enjoy it for what it is, an amazing cycling spectacle.
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Post by neilo » 16 Jul 2018 08:01

Well put Dave 👍

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Post by WorcsPhil » 16 Jul 2018 09:55

agree with Dave completely...and yesterday's stage was carnage...perfect entertainment! We should have at least one cobbles stage every year, it's great to see the peloton completely breaking up for once, groups all over the road, dirt-covered riders, crashes, top class breakaways with one-day specialists, not just those wanting to get their fizzogs on the tv for 100kms. Great stuff.

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Post by Les Ladbury » 16 Jul 2018 10:15

Dave, I agree absolutely with what you have said but would add that now that Chris Froome has been exonerated from any wrongdoing let's move on.
There are a lot of new names in the peleton and I think that the future of our sport hasn't looked brighter for more than 20 years.
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Post by Yosser » 16 Jul 2018 16:36

WorcsPhil I found myself in full agreement with your comments until you likened Sunday's stage to a PJ club run. It was nowhere near the carnage of a PJ club run.

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Post by Les Ladbury » 30 Jul 2018 21:14

Has anybody noticed that this Welsh chappy gas won the Tour de France. Wouldn't it be a good idea for the cycling community to get themselves organised and all vote for Gee when the Sportsview Personality of the Year selection comes round. I thing that most will agree with me that it's all a load of of bo,,,, err nonsense but some people take it seriously.
It would be good publicity for our sport and after all this is how Tom Simpson did it all those years ago.
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