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Old 23rd July 2012   #4151
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Le Gentleman indeed!

I love this pic.

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Old 23rd July 2012   #4152
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I reckon Wiggins should be the one lighting the olympic flame.
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4153
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Where's Froomey ?
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4154
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And Cav
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4155
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What a tour. Seriously felt so proud yesterday watching that
Something which even when people were saying It's Wiggins year you still thought "Really? Could an English person actually win this?"
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4156
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What a tour. Seriously felt so proud yesterday watching that
Something which even when people were saying It's Wiggins year you still thought "Really? Could an English person actually win this?"
No.
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4157
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Aside from the history.. This is what the winning is worth

http://inrng.com/2012/07/2012-tour-d...ce-prize-list/
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4158
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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
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4159
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It seems so...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/18949125
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4160
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I think he will go to Quickstep.
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4161
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Tinkoff is my bet...
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4162
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I was wondering - when did a team last have riders in first and second place on the podium?
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4163
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next year, dan francis is smashing the anthem.
ftfy.
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4164
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Maybe Rabobank?
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4165
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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.
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4166
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don't know if this is a repost
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/londo...r-7961717.html

awful
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4167
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What a crock of shit.
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4168
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Wac!
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4169
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don't know if this is a repost
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/londo...r-7961717.html

awful
reported for linking to the standard.
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4170
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don't know if this is a repost
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/londo...r-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 http://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?!
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4171
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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
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4172
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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.
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4173
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hinault fignon bitd - edit, sorry read that as some country, no idea about same team
Lemond, Hinault 1986?

Last edited by hms; 23rd July 2012 at 13:15. Reason: Spelling!
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4174
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I think he will go to Quickstep.
this.
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4175
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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 http://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
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4176
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Fignon 1st & Lemond 3rd, 1984 (Renault)
Hinault 1st & Lemond 2nd, 1985 (La Vie Claire)
Lemond 1st & Hinault 2nd, 1986 (La Vie Claire)
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4177
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Lemond, Hainault 1986?
The whole town ?
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4178
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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
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4179
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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.
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4180
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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

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Old 23rd July 2012   #4181
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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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Old 23rd July 2012   #4182
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He was pretty much an unsupported sprinter on a GC team. That was the problem, innit?
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4183
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I think the lead out train did brilliantly do give Cav the wins they did considering they were concentrating on, and winning, the GC. Cav said from the start he wasnt going for the green jersey.

I said a few pages ago that it was wishful thinking to hope for Wiggo to lead cav out for a sprint win in paris and that's almost exactly what we got. I expected Wiggo to be safe in the bunch. Amazing tour, amazing final stage.
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4184
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Did you follow any of the tour dicki?

;-)
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4185
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every single nail biting buttock clenching thrilling moment my dear boy
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4186
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and then some
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4187
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thanks to this thread ... useful insight good links to news articles
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4188
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Fignon 1st & Lemond 3rd, 1984 (Renault)
Hinault 1st & Lemond 2nd, 1985 (La Vie Claire)
Lemond 1st & Hinault 2nd, 1986 (La Vie Claire)
Obviously also Riis and Ullrich in 1996, except that there was some doping involved. Riis hasn't been officially stripped of the win yet, though, has he?
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4189
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"I feel honoured to be singing the same songs as the pros"
"I smashed it through the first verse"
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4190
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If Cav had not been involved in a couple of crashes he could have won five stages, even without the support of a train.
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4191
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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.
*cough* Zabel *cough*, *splutter* Kelly in 89 *splutter*.
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4192
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Obviously also Riis and Ullrich in 1996, except that there was some doping involved. Riis hasn't been officially stripped of the win yet, though, has he?
Riis stripped himself of it pretty much. Apart from Landis and Contador, I'm not sure if anyone has been stripped of a jersey. They could start with Virenque's 7 x KoMs in my opinion.
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4193
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Dan Francis is a fucking chancer. He's not even riding those stages at the same time as the race.
I rode in the 2007 opening stage on the back of the peloton.
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4194
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Sorry:

COME ON LISA!!
Come on, Bart!

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Old 23rd July 2012   #4195
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^ You see, this is where the marketers would say that the logo really 'works', 'cause people are playing around with it ...

Not so. It's still stupid and ugly, and any logo would have got the same attention.
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4196
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*cough* Zabel *cough*, *splutter* Kelly in 89 *splutter*.
What happened in '89 Bill? I was 7 and didn't have a telly. Some wall fell over... the rest is a blur.

Have Zabel and Kelly won Green in the same year as their team mates wore yellow?

Wouldn't Cav have to go into some breakaways for that to ever happen for him? He's a pure sprinter so a bit er... high maintenance within a team compared to Sagan (for instance)?
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4197
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If Cav had not been involved in a couple of crashes he could have won five stages, even without the support of a train.
There was black friday when he punctured at the crash and was a minute back from the peloton when a team around him would have got him back. Greipel won that stage, he rolled in about 8 minutes back or more.

There was also that stage in the Languedoc with that short climb and Cav got dropped. A team might have got him back, like Lotto did for Greipel. Greipel won it.

While 3 stages is an excellent return, Cav has been averaging 5 up until this tour. I think he has an eye on Merckx's stage wins and wants to be multiple green jersey winner, both will be more difficult with Sky. He also reacted angrily when a journalist asked him how if felt to be a domestique, and described his role in the team as being like 'playing Wayne Rooney in defence'.
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4198
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Thought this was a lovely picture.




NEWPORT, WALES - JULY 22: Sir Chris Hoy (L),Ross Edgar (C),Geraint Thomas (2R) and Peter Kennaugh (R) members of Team GB Track Cycling watch the finishing stages of the Tour de France during their Training Session at Newport Velodrome on July 22, 2012 in Newport, Wales. (via Photo from Getty Images)
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4199
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Just finished rereading the TdF 2011 thread.

The post that stuck out the most:

http://www.lfgss.com/post2281686-1645.html
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Old 23rd July 2012   #4200
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Lol, clowns!
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