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  • Aside from the history.. This is what the winning is worth

    inrng.com/2012/07/2012-tour-de-fr­ance-prize-list/

  • Apparently Cav got very tight-lipped in a press conference when asked whether he would be at Sky next season, and trotted out the default 'I have a 3 year contract with Sky'. I reckon he already have a move planned: no great shame, he was under-used this Tour, and there's no point him being on a GC team. Mouth-prospect of him trying to get his green jersey back from Sagan

  • I think he will go to Quickstep.

  • Tinkoff is my bet...

  • I was wondering - when did a team last have riders in first and second place on the podium?

  • next year, dan francis is smashing the anthem.

    ftfy.

  • Maybe Rabobank?

  • Just back from Paris. It was bloody brilliant being on the Champs Élysées for the finish with the massive British contingent giving it full gas all day. The singing before the riders came through got a little bit 'football' at one point but once the laps started it was just a huge roar when the Sky train came through each time.
    The gap looked pretty big with three to go but by the last time past us it was obvious it was coming back together.
    Then it fell beautifully silent as they disappeared off back down the road and we tried to decipher the live French commentary on the tannoys. Those last few minutes were agony trying to picture what was happening through the tunnel, across the Place de la Concorde, and round the last corner. And then it came: The roar for Cav's win raced up the boulevard almost as fast as the Manxman himself and we were left in no doubt.

    Brilliant. Brilliant. Brilliant.

  • What a crock of shit.

  • Wac!

  • don't know if this is a repost
    standard.co.uk/news/london/pu­ll-over-bradley-wiggins-dan-francis-is-n­ew-star-of-le-tour-7961717.html

    awful

    reported for linking to the standard.

  • don't know if this is a repost
    standard.co.uk/news/london/pu­ll-over-bradley-wiggins-dan-francis-is-n­ew-star-of-le-tour-7961717.html

    awful

    i shouldn't slag him off as i'm fairly confident he got the part that a load of us from here went along to 'audition' for. see the thread https://www.lfgss.com/thread83843.html

    basically we didn't know what we were letting ourselves in for but a tv company said they were after a keen cyclist who would be willing to go on a paid trip to the alps.

    fair enough he got picked but some of the scenes were shameful, like crying on the phone? wtf was that about?!

  • I was wondering - when did a team last have riders in first and second place on the podium?

    hinault fignon bitd - edit, sorry read that as some country, no idea about same team

  • That's pretty much a direct copy and paste from the blog of one of the guys who worked on the ads, no? Halfrauds also sent me an email within seconds of the end of the Tour banging on about "Brit Conquers France" with the exact same image as the "news" story.

    Slow news day at the Evening Standard, obvs.

  • hinault fignon bitd - edit, sorry read that as some country, no idea about same team

    Lemond, Hinault 1986?

  • I think he will go to Quickstep.

    this.

  • i shouldn't slag him off as i'm fairly confident he got the part that a load of us from here went along to 'audition' for. see the thread https://www.lfgss.com/thread83843.html

    basically we didn't know what we were letting ourselves in for but a tv company said they were after a keen cyclist who would be willing to go on a paid trip to the alps.

    fair enough he got picked but some of the scenes were shameful, like crying on the phone? wtf was that about?!

    i'm sure any number of us could have carried it off twice as well as fucking dan

  • Fignon 1st & Lemond 3rd, 1984 (Renault)
    Hinault 1st & Lemond 2nd, 1985 (La Vie Claire)
    Lemond 1st & Hinault 2nd, 1986 (La Vie Claire)

  • Lemond, Hainault 1986?

    The whole town ?

  • It seems so...

    bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/189­49125

    They did put a team behind him for the Giro, but now Brailsford is talking about winning all three Grand Tours in the same year as a team ambition which makes it unlikely he do it again. Cav will end up scrabbling for Stage wins and maybe grabbing something in the classics, which he isn't really suited for

  • i'm sure any number of us could have carried it off twice as well as fucking dan

    CoppiThat was going to do it but he missed the ferry and forgot his passport.

  • weren't the first few stages a bit up hilly over the last 1km hence cav lost out to griepel / sagan ?

    has cav had a good hard look at himself before he jumps ship ?

    not trolling i love cav

    **not sure where that bit about the hills came from what i meant was the hills / climbs over the last few km's of the early stages **

  • we the climbs on this years tour just not right for cav or did his lead out train / team not get fully behind him ?

    weren't the first few stages a bit up hilly over the last 1km hence cav lost out to griepel / sagan ?

    has cav had a good hard look at himself before he jumps ship ?

    not trolling i love cav

    I don't think anyone is suggesting Cavendish is on anything but top form.

    He didn't get green jersey success this year because that takes a team effort and the team were focussed entirely on Wiggins and his GC position.

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