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Old 07-25-2015, 08:04 PM   #31
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^wow that's fucked.

I watched probably the last 20-30ks last night, and I think I'm going to make an effort to get into Le Tour next year. It was pretty enthralling. I've always suspected that if I actually understood what was going on I'd get into it, so I'm going to make the effort next year.

There was some awesome footage of a rider going downhill doing about 80ks, and I was also blown away by the crowds, I think it's completely insane that there's no barriers for a lot of it. So much potential for disaster.
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I'm amazed that he made it through that untouched if that was the mood of the crowd before the race. They'd been camped out there drinking for three straight days (as is the usual custom at Dutch Corner).

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There was some awesome footage of a rider going downhill doing about 80ks,
That would be a guy named Peter Sagan. He's one of my favourite riders right now - he's fun to watch and likes to entertain and mug for the cameras, etc unlike a lot of other riders. And he won the green jersey (for "best sprinter", even though he's not really a sprinter) in the TDF for the fourth straight year.

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and I was also blown away by the crowds, I think it's completely insane that there's no barriers for a lot of it. So much potential for disaster.
Indeed there is, and there has been a lot of drama with the crowds over the years. Problem is you can't put barricades up and enforce them for hundreds of kms either, and even where there are barricades it doesn't stop a lot of the insanity. It's a part of cycling that I hope never goes away as that's part of the excitement of watching the mountain stages for me, and it's a bucket list thing too for me to watch the Tour go up a huge mountain in the Alps and be in a crowd like that (but not on Dutch Corner)

EDIT: This is fucking awesome:
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Tour de France: the climb of Alpe d'Huez – interactive | Sport | The Guardian

And, on the flip side: 100 Cycling Climbs Better Than Alpe d’Huez
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Every possible highlight and lowlight of the Tour you could want:

https://www.reddit.com/r/peloton/com..._2015_in_gifs/
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Hopefully Cancellara rides out the full tour next year.

Well done to Quintana for chewing into Froome's overall winning lead.


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Indeed there is, and there has been a lot of drama with the crowds over the years. Problem is you can't put barricades up and enforce them for hundreds of kms either, and even where there are barricades it doesn't stop a lot of the insanity. It's a part of cycling that I hope never goes away as that's part of the excitement of watching the mountain stages for me, and it's a bucket list thing too for me to watch the Tour go up a huge mountain in the Alps and be in a crowd like that (but not on Dutch Corner)
Oh yeah I know it's part of the culture of Le Tour and it looks really cool and unique and fun, it's just that it also seems totally insane in this day and age
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Champagne renowned for its urine-like flavour, French tell Froome
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Anyone watch Paris-Roubaix today?

What a race! It was the big guns against each other for the last 110 km. It's sad that Boonen didn't get the record but Hayman was definitely deserving.
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I completely space on Paris-Roubaix every year. Dammit
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Only half of it though... Not the iconic moon landscape.

I'm on holidays in Asia and I can't watch any of it. Only the final three or four stages.

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niels, you should try and catch a reply or highlights of today's stage if you can. absolute madness.

shortening the stage was probably a bad idea in hindsight, because it caused all the thousands who would have been on the top third of the mountain to absolutely pack the last 10 km. although they clearly couldn't have gone all the way up so i'm not really sure what else they could have done.
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