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Re: Tour de France 2022

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Going up yeah, but IMHO, I've watched the tdf for years and years and it was never for the cobbly sections, but for all the others, mountains, sprints, flying through villages. If they got rid of all the mountain's I would stop watching, with immediate affect.
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Dodgy knees wrote: Wed Jul 06, 2022 9:35 pm Going up yeah, but IMHO, I've watched the tdf for years and years and it was never for the cobbly sections, but for all the others, mountains, sprints, flying through villages. If they got rid of all the mountain's I would stop watching, with immediate affect.
I love mountain stages too. But they're just a part of it.
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I’m with Weeksy. Nice to give some different riders a chance to shine. I think they should scrap the TT stages though. Or
At least ban TT bikes for them. The winner should be an epic all rounder not someone at either extreme of the power/weight bellcurve.
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I think since the cobble stages have come in the tour has livened up a bit, but the best changes have been having short tough days encouraging all out from the gun. Not often you see a 5 hour cruise followed by a sprint on consecutive days any more
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Rolling terrain again today.
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Which channel are you guys watching this? (I'll probably have to head for Fronch commentary, but if I can watch in english, I might watch some in between phsyio!!
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Commentary in French then for me!! LOL
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Noggin wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 8:47 am Commentary in French then for me!! LOL
There's also the GCN+ app, but i don't know if that's location specific.

It's also on ITV if that helps.
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Noggin wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 8:30 am Which channel are you guys watching this? (I'll probably have to head for Fronch commentary, but if I can watch in english, I might watch some in between phsyio!!
ITV4. :thumbup:
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weeksy wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 8:17 am Image


Rolling terrain again today.
Can Magnus go again? He put a lot into setting up Powless yesterday but I don't fancy his chances on the big mountains so if he wants the Polka Dot for the 1st rest day then today has to be his best chance.

MvDP again - he must be fuming after missing out yesterday and there's no way Phillipsen will win today so might as well have a punt late on. Maybe they will send Dillier in the early break to work for him later...

I think everyone has conceded the green jersey to WvA already so I don't think the intermediate sprints are going to make the peloton stop the early breaks going
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I don't think VdP missed anything yesterday, i think he simply doesn't have it at the moment for whatever reason. I'd love to be proven wrong on this though.
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weeksy wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 9:55 am I don't think VdP missed anything yesterday, i think he simply doesn't have it at the moment for whatever reason. I'd love to be proven wrong on this though.
You could very well be right there, maybe Sagan then
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weeksy wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 8:48 am
Noggin wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 8:47 am Commentary in French then for me!! LOL
There's also the GCN+ app, but i don't know if that's location specific.

It's also on ITV if that helps.
Cheers, I'll for GCN+ for tomorrow - heading to physio in a sec, so will miss today (have missed?) todays

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Noggin wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 8:30 am Which channel are you guys watching this? (I'll probably have to head for Fronch commentary, but if I can watch in english, I might watch some in between phsyio!!
ITV4. :thumbup:
I've seen a couple of the 'highlight' shows on ITV4 which is good :)
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I mean seriously, is Wout kidding?

Destroyed them on a stage to win, then pulled back a bunch with Pogacar and then today attacks 120km from the finish
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The man's not normal - they'd been battering along for an hour at full gas and he reeled in most of the other attempted breaks by himself until he managed to get in one, I thought Cort had got in the one that was going to make it before WvA dragged it back.
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Wout looking like he'll be getting caught now... i think it would be comical if he does, then sits in and goes for the win up to the line...I wouldn't put it past him.
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As soon as they catch him there will be attacks off the front again as soon as they hit these climbs
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I'm sat in a bar in Troyes and a woman has just put a poster up for the woman's TdF on the 27th.
It hadn't occurred to me that they be seperate events!
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Climb time !!!! It's hard to see past Pogacar isn't it...

Part of me thinks "nah, he'll just cruise up with the leaders and wait to see what happens" but seeing how he rides, that's just not happening is it... he'll go all out on the attack and destroy them again.