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Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 6, 2013 - 06:55pm PT
"Alright Dave, make the call for tomorrow."


Contador. By a wheel. Froome, same time.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jul 6, 2013 - 07:13pm PT
Great stage, teamwork.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 6, 2013 - 09:39pm PT
OK, I'm going out on a limb.

Valverde by 45 seconds.

Later, Tejay and/or Cadel recover/have a good day for a stage win (that's an emotional prediction).



....and I'm not gonna' say Froome for tomorrow. I ain't gonna' say it.
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Jul 6, 2013 - 09:54pm PT
Love the Mt. stages
I was transfixed watching it

I say the Columbian for tomorrow
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 6, 2013 - 10:18pm PT
I would've said Vinchenzo (phonetic spelling)(Nibali) for tomorrow but , oops, he isn't here.


I love where Laurens TenDam drops Contador and Kreuziger!...and pulls through for 5th.
rmuir

Social climber
From the Time Before the Rocks Cooled.
Jul 6, 2013 - 10:44pm PT
For those who follow Strava, the numbers by pro rider Laurens ten Dam during stage 8 of the Tour de France should give you a goal to shoot for. 118.5 miles, over 16,000 feet of elevation and an average speed of 23.4 mph. And BTW, he finished the stage fifth, ahead of past TDF winners Alberto Contador and Cadel Evans. Whoa!

Credit: rmuir

"Hard day"--ya think? Those guys are fooken amazing. I wonder how many beers I'd have to drink to recover all those Calories?
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jul 6, 2013 - 10:47pm PT
What's the 23 year old Colombians name?

That guy has what it takes, I think.

Freaking eye of the tiger in that climb.
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
Jul 7, 2013 - 12:13am PT
His name's Quintana.
He could'a been a contend'a, if he was a bett'a descend'a!

Phil, this is how you lay out todays selections. First you take your Contador and put him next to your Evans. Then you take your Valverde and set him next to your Froome. Next you take your....

Paul!.. Don't you think your putting that Porte alittle too close to that Quintana?
Nonsense Phil, I........

BOOOOOM!

Well Paul, let's hope none of our viewers at home were injured in that selection process.
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Jul 7, 2013 - 01:50am PT
Well that was a nice tour. 8 days in and if the team and guy keep it together its over.

Boy I sure hope not. I want surprises and suspense!
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 7, 2013 - 02:10am PT
I hope there is some challenge from someone. Of the recent tours, I can only picture Sastre's(and the Schleck brothers) and Cadel's wins. I know Contador and Wiggins won in there, but really I can't remember any of the stages.

Oh, yeah, there was Andy attacking while Contador was getting water, slipping a chain, and then whinging like a baby when Contador rode by him.

Dar
(am I going to be sorry about this post?)
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 7, 2013 - 02:10am PT
Still a long way to go. All it takes is one bad day....

http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/07/news/analysis-whoever-has-the-least-bad-day-will-win-the-2013-tour-de-france_294169
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 7, 2013 - 02:50am PT
Yes, there is a long, long way to go.
hb81

climber
Jul 7, 2013 - 08:04am PT
Of the recent tours, I can only picture Sastre's(and the Schleck brothers) and Cadel's wins.

Singular for now, Frank Schleck was banned for a year and is not racing in the 2013 TDF.
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
Jul 7, 2013 - 11:58pm PT
Really nice stage!
Great riding Dan! Thanks for putting Garmin on the board.
Finding Sky vulnerable after yesterdays big effort should put some wind back in the sails of the other GC contenders. It seems to have done wonders for Andy.

Being the armchair director sportif that I am.........
Moviestar, IMHO, missed a great chance to crush Froome today. Valverde should have sent Quintana on the attack earlier then they did. Quintana can't TT well enough to be a true GC threat, making him more of a stage sniper. Putting him up for sacrifice today, no matter the outcome, with a rest day and flat stages into alps for recovery? Down side?

With stages like todays, How can you not love this sport?
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 8, 2013 - 11:45am PT
Fantastic Stage. I would love to ride with the helicopter. Descents look really wild.
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Jul 8, 2013 - 12:42pm PT
One indication as to the relative doping free racing happening in this years TdF is the fact racers are having bad days. Before the days of EPO/HGH, bad days were not an uncommon fact when racing for 3 weeks.
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
Jul 8, 2013 - 01:18pm PT
StahlBro I think I'd opt for the moto-photo ride-along. GIDDYUP!... =D
Dr. Christ

Mountain climber
State of Mine
Jul 8, 2013 - 01:19pm PT
zzzzz....


watching this sport was boring enough WITH drugs
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 8, 2013 - 01:22pm PT
That's probably because you tuned in on a rest day.
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
Jul 8, 2013 - 01:42pm PT
My pick for tomorrows flaaaaaaaaaat stage win.
Cav. (damn it!)

Short TT on Wednesday, so it's a hard call.
I'm bummed.....no Spartacus or Captain America.
I'm hoping.....for TJ to take it.
I'm thinkin.....Martin or Froome.

Anyone else care to make a call....or two?
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