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dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 6, 2014 - 08:06pm PT
I got up at 5 to chase down a bird and had to wait all day to watch the tour. Yes, it was hard to avoid Supertopo and Velonews.com for the big result but I was able to do it.


WOW, that was a GREAT stage. TJ chasing down Froome, Horner confirming his comeback by being up front, Talansky right there all day. ALL the GC guys there at the end but......


Kudos to Nibali!!! He's been getting shite all year and he just kept saying "there is more than one way to prep for the tour."

I kept thinking it was a perfect stage for Nibali or Rodriguez (with 32% at the end)and I was in shock when Peter(Sagan) was still there. What an amazing racer he is.


dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 6, 2014 - 08:09pm PT
.....and the crowds.....WTF!!!!!
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
Jul 6, 2014 - 08:46pm PT
There's a guy over at M.I.T. who is building a bicycling robot that it is predicted will enter and win the Tour by 2025. Code name: Spear Legstrong.

It will use no drugs.

Phase One




Phase Two



Phase Three - Did I mention it will be a female? And quite lifelike. Even likeable.

Credit: zBrown

StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jul 6, 2014 - 09:24pm PT
Nibali timed it perfectly and hit it hard. The rest were just looking at each other wondering who was going to chase.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 6, 2014 - 09:29pm PT
None of them wanted to potentially help any of the others into a Yellow Jersey is my guess.
TheTye

Trad climber
Sacramento CA
Jul 6, 2014 - 10:49pm PT
The 2014 tour is off to a grear start. Just watching Sagan mix it up with the GC guys today made it interesting... and allb the sprint stages should be getting crazy and cluster F-ed without Cavendish.

Word to the haters: If you actually look into it, Cycling doesn't have any more people using illegal enhancements than any other major sport, including US football, baseball and the Olympics. They just plan their testing better. The Olympics are way dirtier than any TDF start list.
Alois

Trad climber
Idyllwild, California
Jul 6, 2014 - 11:42pm PT
A bit late to this post, just wanted to tell you about the incredible crowds and enthusiasm that marked the first two stages in Yorkshire. My wife Penelope and I are visiting Bingley, Yorkshire and the Tour went about 4 miles from here on both day 1 and 2. Incredible crowds ( some say up to 3 million people lined up the route). No matter the recent past, these two stages were awesome and in terms of public participating, I never saw anything like it. Cheers to everyone home in California.
Karen

Trad climber
So Cal urban sprawl Hell
Jul 7, 2014 - 07:58am PT
Love the Tour! Go Contador and Peter Sagan!!!!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 7, 2014 - 10:47am PT
I can't believe I'm saying this but, "I miss Cav already!"

It was all Peter could do to stay on Kittel's wheel.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jul 7, 2014 - 02:28pm PT

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/cycling/tour-de-france/10950287/Tour-de-France-Cambridge-plea-to-spectators-as-dangerous-selfie-craze-angers-riders.html




http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/10950724/Tour-de-France-The-alarming-cost-of-being-a-cycling-widow.html
dave729

Trad climber
Western America
Jul 7, 2014 - 03:37pm PT
There was something truly awesome about the pictures from the first
two stages. The country side was so wonderfully green and the huge
crowds cheeering on the riders. Maybe its just the learning curve of the people in charge of the cameras. Just wow!

And yah the riders are looking tough as usual.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Jul 7, 2014 - 03:40pm PT
I have no problem admitting that I miss Cavindish. A huge blow to the race.
Dolomite

climber
Anchorage
Jul 7, 2014 - 05:15pm PT
I don't miss or not miss Cav, but I am happy that Phil and Paul (who I otherwise like a lot) don't have to gush on about him every other minute.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Jul 7, 2014 - 06:20pm PT
I will say it again,Bicycle racing in Britian is cool.Great stage ,awesome cities and a good sprint .

Bob's your effin uncle.

You would have to do drugs to race like that.

Edit; And just for good measure ,How many folks here are doing drugs watching the riders doing drugs?......LOL
John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Jul 7, 2014 - 06:53pm PT
san fermin started today, as well.

http://www.sanfermin.com/index.php/en/encierro/encierros_2014/7-julio
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 8, 2014 - 10:01am PT
I wish I could do drugs.

They might calm me down a little while watching each stage!



....and yeah, great stuff again today, seeing Peter make his way back to the front at the end, and his great bike handling while on Kittel's wheel in the finale, RAD!

I hope Froome isn't banged up too much.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 9, 2014 - 06:53am PT
OMG!

We know who isn't going to win the Tour this year!
Captain...or Skully

climber
in the oil patch
Jul 9, 2014 - 07:30am PT
I'm thinkin England isn't in France.....
JerryA

Mountain climber
Sacramento,CA
Jul 9, 2014 - 08:45am PT
Best Roubaix in years !
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jul 9, 2014 - 08:54am PT
Defending champ out
Peace
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