Tour de France 2013

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  • *"Le tour n'est plus une épreuve de cyclisme. C'est une épreuve de cynisme."
    *

    No matter how harsh or bitchy you think this place can be, there's always the comments section of l'equipe to keep you in awe of how sceptical or jaded cycling fans are atm. General opinion on Froome is utter disbelief, followed by total lack of confidence in the peloton being clean. No amusing anecdotes about the Cound though-not sure the french have gotten their heads around twitter or the fact that athlete's wives might speak to the media sometimes.

    *''Alors lui, il a trouvé le produit miracle. On en reparle dans 10 ans...''
    *

  • I assume it's the one who can't ride nohands?

    Little Ritchie

  • French-speaking media comment sections, like l'Équipe, Rue89, Le Monde etc. are the worst, no matter the quality of the media/website. A bunch of arrogant know-it-all and angry bedwetters... Maybe it's because most of them discovered the internet last year, but still. Only on Youtube can you find something worst in english.

  • Haha... Youtube trolling is indeed a genre to itself but I like the French slant on things because it is far more critical than the UK which might have less bed-wetting but definitely more smug derision of anyone with a different view.

    Also love the fact that French commentators actually argue with each other live on air and get really huffy and upset, Phil and Paul just have an endless, monotone repertoire of anecdotes about biscuits and whatever the filler material is for each day.

  • What measure would Froome need to go in order to convinced the world he's not doping?

  • 24 hour surveillance.

  • I don't think he can-such is the cynicism around the sport that there will always be talk of 'miracle', 'undetectable' and new drugs that will only be detected in 10 years...

  • Phil and Paul just have an endless, monotone repertoire of anecdotes about biscuits and whatever the filler material is for each day.

    My knowledge of French geography, history, food and culture gets expanded every year with commentator factoids from watching a stage live.

  • You gain knowledge from watching all the commercial?

  • I am disappointed that the jersey went to someone who was clearly not the strongest sprinter (just the most consistent wheel sucker) —*whereas if you look at the KOM standings they seem pretty representative.

    This year maybe, however it's very often a "breakaway specialist, who can climb a bit" jersey......if they'd work out the polka dot jersey using the timing chips to see who actually climbs quickest the results over the last few years might be very different.

  • ^^^That's all from 'the bible' that the tour gives only approved media outlets. Get your hands on a copy and save listening to the stumbling delivery.

  • What measure would Froome need to go in order to convinced the world he's not doping?

    Viking funeral on the Champes Elysee as they feed the freshly minted tour winner straight into a gas chromatograph.

  • I hate it that I feel the Tour is not over until we get a positive doping story.

    Also, has Wiggins even commented on the win?? If not, why not? You'd think journo's would be kicking his door down.

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  • My knowledge of French geography, history, food and culture gets expanded every year with commentator factoids from watching a stage live.

    can't tell if serious...

  • Also, has Wiggins even commented on the win?? If not, why not? You'd think journo's would be kicking his door down.

    http://i3.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article1­426093.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/Bardley+Wiggi­ns+returns+home+from+hospital+after+havi­ng+a+crash+whilst+out+on+his+bicycle

    Caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaants

  • Also, has Wiggins even commented on the win?? If not, why not? You'd think journo's would be kicking his door down.

    No he hasn't, according to Froome at the Stiphout crit last night.

  • can't imagine he's in a very good place about it. I know he acted like a bit of a knob but I do feel for him.

  • Who gives a flying fuck?

  • People?

    Probably not ducks. Or badgers.

  • Although I did once see a friends pet hedgehog stare quite intently at a pic of wiggo on the bottom of its cage before urinating on it so maybe he's for Froome.

  • People?

    Boring people. Probably the same people who give a shit about cyclists' wives.

  • I never gave a shit about my wife, that's why she ran over my Colnago and drove off into the sunset with a trainee architect.

    sniff

  • ha, whoops.

  • ^Bastard ninja editor. Now my post looks like it was written by a blethering cunt.

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