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Re: Official Cycling Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:01 pm
by Porsan
dizlexik wrote:Froome will win tour by at least 10 minutes.


Barely 1 minute at the end!

Re: Official Cycling Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:59 am
by Siao7
Well done Froome. He is awesome

Re: Official Cycling Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:51 am
by Siao7
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This image is just awesome!

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Re: Official Cycling Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:57 pm
by Asphalt_World
And here's me and my eldest son riding up it last summer. That first wiggles are about 2.5 miles, there's another 7 miles after that to the top of the Col du Chaussy!

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This one shows the town in the background that we started at and the photo was taken part way down. It was quite a climb to the very top!
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Re: Official Cycling Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:09 pm
by dizlexik
Porsan wrote:
dizlexik wrote:Froome will win tour by at least 10 minutes.


Barely 1 minute at the end!

Quitana could pretty much win it. Very nice Tour this year. :)

Also I think all accusation against Froome are unfair. He is nowhere near as strong as cyclists during Armstrong era. Quintana was very close, Contator rode Giro and Nibali was simply weaker.

Re: Official Cycling Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:30 pm
by Asphalt_World
Over all the mountain stages split between the Alpes and Pyrenees, Quintana was faster than Froome. The sceptics don't bother to look at stats like that though...

Re: Official Cycling Thread

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:03 am
by Siao7
Nice pics Asphalt! I wish I could do it again this year

Re: Official Cycling Thread

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:24 pm
by Asphalt_World
My goodness this years Paris Roubaix is exciting. So much drama (as usual in this race) and I really have no idea who is going to win.

Re: Official Cycling Thread

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:47 pm
by dizlexik
This was bizarre incident, but it would also be unfair for other riders, especially Molema to neutralize times. It wasn't flat stage where you can give same time to everyone. They all had to ride on steep uphill till the end.

Re: Official Cycling Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:36 am
by tootsie323
Crowd encroachment is becoming a more significant issue, year on year it seems. Think race direction got it correct in terms of official times for classification but something needs to be done about the crowds. It's great to see the level of support but a bit much for near-exhausted riders to have to cope with spectators being so much in their faces.

Re: Official Cycling Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:47 am
by Asphalt_World
I was staggered to see Froome being able to run so quickly up a steep hill in shoes that have a completely solid sole and cleats sticking out of the bottom! I can barely walk on the flat in mine...

Re: Official Cycling Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:02 am
by tootsie323
Another stage win for Cav... might he actually match, or even surpass the great Eddy Merckx?

Re: Official Cycling Thread

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:53 am
by tootsie323
Any thoughts on the final week of le tour? Does Froome - barring accidents or mechanicals - have it in the bag, or will someone take a big gamble and attack early and hard?

Re: Official Cycling Thread

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:01 am
by tootsie323
tootsie323 wrote:Any thoughts on the final week of le tour? Does Froome - barring accidents or mechanicals - have it in the bag, or will someone take a big gamble and attack early and hard?
OK, Froome has it in the bag...

Re: Official Cycling Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:28 am
by dizlexik
tootsie323 wrote:
tootsie323 wrote:Any thoughts on the final week of le tour? Does Froome - barring accidents or mechanicals - have it in the bag, or will someone take a big gamble and attack early and hard?
OK, Froome has it in the bag...

Pretty much yes. On his bike he shouldn't lose anything today.