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mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Jul 11, 2013 - 09:35am PT
Two flat stages and then its to the "hills".....big boy territory. Watch for Contador to close the gap, as well as Schleck. Froome will have to work for this tour. Sky will have to dig deep to keep him in yellow.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 11, 2013 - 11:07am PT
SWEET!

Kittel is the new sprinting star.


Cav who?
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 11, 2013 - 11:35am PT
I thought Cavendish had it lined up even before Phil "called" it for him ( probably to be edited out for the re-broadcast ), but Kittel rode right past him. That's a RACE!
hb81

climber
Jul 11, 2013 - 11:51am PT
Looks like ze German doctors got something new up their sleeves.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 11, 2013 - 12:24pm PT
What are you so busy doing at 4:30 that you can't turn the TV on to watch a race?
mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Jul 11, 2013 - 01:44pm PT
Sounds like a personal problem to me. Suggestions: 1) go to bed early and get up early to watch the stage 2) stay off the thread until you watch 3) quit your wankin'

Had the line been 25 meters more ahead, Sagan would have nipped them both! Watch his exceleration in the final 50 meters.
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
Jul 11, 2013 - 02:32pm PT
Deeeeelightful!
Out-and-out, head-to-head, flat-out sprint defeat for Cavend#@&%e!

I especially loved the "WTF?" look on his face as Kittel blew on by. Priceless!

For this evenings toast to Argos/Shimano and Kittel's victory, a Salvator dopple.

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 11, 2013 - 02:55pm PT
Yes, staying off the thread till after "work" is probably the best advice!
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 11, 2013 - 06:26pm PT
Love the look on Cav's face

Credit: VeloNews
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Jul 11, 2013 - 06:29pm PT
Poor little Cavend#@&%e! Justice is served.
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
Jul 12, 2013 - 02:26am PT
Great pic StahlBro. Heart warming. Thank you.

It's only fitting that I take that picture as my farewell gift from you, the perpetrator of this fine thread, as I depart. Regrettably I will be unable to participate any longer, as I am off to the wilds of Montana in search of fat, gullible, trout.
You folks have been alot of fun, keep up the good work.
See you in a few weeks.

can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Jul 12, 2013 - 07:28am PT
Cavendish blew it, he started to soft pedal maybe 10 meters before the line, thinking he had the win and that's when Kittel went by him. oppps!!

It made my day.
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Jul 12, 2013 - 11:35am PT
For all you folks out there who think only mountain stages produce great racing, today's stage showed just how sexy racing in the wind can be.
Argon

climber
North Bay, CA
Jul 12, 2013 - 04:48pm PT
Pretty impressive win for Cavendish and his team. I was surprised so many GC contenders got caught out. Sagan was again amazing in that he is always there at the finish. Given his good performance in the TT, could he ever contend for the yellow jersey - or will he never be a good enough high mountain climber?
John Mac

Trad climber
Littleton, CO
Jul 12, 2013 - 05:08pm PT
Amazing stage today on what was supposed to be an easy day. Froome got boxed in and with his team falling apart, Saxo made a very smart and gutsy move. Can't wait until Sunday's Mountain stage.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jul 12, 2013 - 05:25pm PT
Cavendish blew it yesterday and knew it, roared back with a great win today. Say what you want about the little guy, he is of the greatest sprinters ever in the Tour.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 12, 2013 - 05:52pm PT
Yes, Cav raced like the real deal today, bravo to Quick Step and Chavanal.


But especially, bravo to Saxo Tinkoff, Belkin and Quick Step for REALLY puttin' it to 'em. That was an awesome action filled stage that looked pretty predictable on paper.

I don't dislike Froome but no one wants to see him run away with it.

I was bummed about ValVerde's bad luck. We will see how much class he has by how he races from here on. I think he'll back the little Colombian and maybe go for a stage win next week. He didn't deserve that crap.

Anything can happen in the Tour and they still have a long, long way to go, Mont Ventoux, another time trial then Alpe d'Huez twice in one day and as we saw today the most routine stage can kick someones ass.

Sweet, I love July!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 12, 2013 - 05:57pm PT
Oh, I forgot to say I love Laurens TenDam. How about last year when he had a full beard for the tour? He knows about aerodynamics and doesn't worry about it enough to shave! I kept thinking "there's a guy that does what he wants." I'm sure the team director gave him shite about that.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 12, 2013 - 09:21pm PT
Those cross winds can cause havoc! Once the split happened it was on! Kudos to Cav today (hate to say it ;-)
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Jul 12, 2013 - 09:47pm PT

very casual cycling fan here, haven't been following the Tour.

when are the mountain stages, and who are the bad-ass climbers this year? If I wake up at ass-thirty, I want to see climbing agony
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