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2019 Tour de France

Post by coco » Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:33 pm

This is, most likely, a thread that will only appeal to rgcurry and me.


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Re: 2019 Tour de France

Post by coco » Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:34 pm


There is nothing like a celeste green Bianchi.
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Re: 2019 Tour de France

Post by coco » Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:39 pm


The video does not include the crashes that ended in death.
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Re: 2019 Tour de France

Post by coco » Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:53 pm

This has nothing to do with the Tour de France, but it is a great finish to a great race. I remember seeing it on the TV in 1988:

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Re: 2019 Tour de France

Post by coco » Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:09 pm

There is some cool footage that gives you a sense of how fast they are going:
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Re: 2019 Tour de France

Post by coco » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:25 pm

Tejay van Garderen, from Montana, is at +:38. Given that Froome and Dumoulin are out of action this year, it could be a year of surprises. It would be cool to have an American win.
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Re: 2019 Tour de France

Post by rgcurrey » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:27 pm

coco wrote:
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There is nothing like a celeste green Bianchi.
Ain't that the truth about a Bianchi. That was also a darn impressive TTT.
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Re: 2019 Tour de France

Post by rgcurrey » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:41 pm

coco wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:25 pm
Tejay van Garderen, from Montana, is at +:38. Given that Froome and Dumoulin are out of action this year, it could be a year of surprises. It would be cool to have an American win.
Uran would have to crash out or loose a boat load of time before he would be given the nod to compete.
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Re: 2019 Tour de France

Post by coco » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:17 pm

rgcurrey wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:41 pm
coco wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:25 pm
Tejay van Garderen, from Montana, is at +:38. Given that Froome and Dumoulin are out of action this year, it could be a year of surprises. It would be cool to have an American win.
Uran would have to crash out or loose a boat load of time before he would be given the nod to compete.
Certainly. Though if Uran did need a replacement, van Garderen would be a good choice. Chad Haga is also playing a support role this year, even with the absence of Dumoulin. Ben King doesn't have a chance, given the overall performance of Dimension Data.

Pulling for America usually means pulling for the underdog (or, at least in the past, for the doper).
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Re: 2019 Tour de France

Post by rgcurrey » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:47 pm

coco wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:17 pm
rgcurrey wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:41 pm
coco wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:25 pm
Tejay van Garderen, from Montana, is at +:38. Given that Froome and Dumoulin are out of action this year, it could be a year of surprises. It would be cool to have an American win.
Uran would have to crash out or loose a boat load of time before he would be given the nod to compete.
Certainly. Though if Uran did need a replacement, van Garderen would be a good choice. Chad Haga is also playing a support role this year, even with the absence of Dumoulin. Ben King doesn't have a chance, given the overall performance of Dimension Data.

Pulling for America usually means pulling for the underdog (or, at least in the past, for the doper).
I never pulled for the doper, but that's because I grew up a Lemond and Andy Hampsten fan.
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Re: 2019 Tour de France

Post by rgcurrey » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:48 pm

Though I was sucker punched by Landis.
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Re: 2019 Tour de France

Post by coco » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:16 am

rgcurrey wrote:
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Though I was sucker punched by Landis.
Me too.
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Re: 2019 Tour de France

Post by GaryInVA » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:01 am

coco wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:33 pm
This is, most likely, a thread that will only appeal to rgcurry and me.
You can add me to that short list.
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Re: 2019 Tour de France

Post by TNLawPiper » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:27 am

coco wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:53 pm
This has nothing to do with the Tour de France, but it is a great finish to a great race. I remember seeing it on the TV in 1988:

That seems a far more interesting race, as well. Were they on a dirt road for part of it?

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Re: 2019 Tour de France

Post by durangopipe » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:31 am

TNLawPiper wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:27 am
coco wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:53 pm
This has nothing to do with the Tour de France, but it is a great finish to a great race. I remember seeing it on the TV in 1988:

That seems a far more interesting race, as well. Were they on a dirt road for part of it?
Cobblestones. Flat tires, mechanical failures and crashes.
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Re: 2019 Tour de France

Post by Goose55 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:18 am

I did not know the bikes wobbled so violently side to side. Seems like wasted energy.
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Re: 2019 Tour de France

Post by coco » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:16 pm

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Re: 2019 Tour de France

Post by coco » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:25 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:18 am
I did not know the bikes wobbled so violently side to side. Seems like wasted energy.
Any extraneous motion is wasted energy. That being said, it is hard to avoid some extra motion when climbing a steep grade or sprinting. When riding on cobblestones, wobbling is certainly the best you can hope for.
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Re: 2019 Tour de France

Post by DepartedLight » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:04 pm

coco wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:25 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:18 am
I did not know the bikes wobbled so violently side to side. Seems like wasted energy.
Any extraneous motion is wasted energy. That being said, it is hard to avoid some extra motion when climbing a steep grade or sprinting. When riding on cobblestones, wobbling is certainly the best you can hope for.
As never having done anything bicycle related besides getting around town between 10 and 27 I'll say, pretty sure they know what they are doing. I know. I know. It's in France. But still. They got it.
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Re: 2019 Tour de France

Post by coco » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:27 am

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