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Tour de France Prologue *Spoilers*

RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,317
edited July 2012 in Pro race
Just an hour to go now before Tom Veelers starts off the prologue.

Here's the start schedule: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tour-de ... tart-times

Selected times (UK time):

1.00 Veelers (first to start)
1.59 Millar
2.17 Boasson Hagen
2.37 Larsson
3.36 Leipheimer
3.49 Zabriskie
3.50 Sagan
3.54 Schleck
3.58 Martin (Tony)
4.02 Gesink
4.06 Van den Broeck
4.07 Wiggins
4.11 Hesjedal
4.12 Nibali
4.16 Cancellara
4.17 Evans

Here's a map

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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,317
    Bookies Prologue Odds (from Bet 365):

    Cancellara 6/4
    Wiggins 17/4
    Martin 9/2
    Sagan 6/1
    Boasson Hagen 22/1
    Evans 28/1
    Larsson 33/1
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  • jibberjimjibberjim Posts: 2,810
    What's the weather? Any chance of significant changes? Although I see everyone seems to have gone for a later start, so maybe only help Larsson out and then not by much.
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  • cameronecamerone Posts: 1,232
    Sagan looks poor value at those odds. I know he won Swiss prologue but there was a lot of descending on that.
    Cue him winning today!
  • jerry3571jerry3571 Posts: 1,532
    Cancellara. Most Prologues sometimes give away the Overall winner. I think if a GC rider gets in the top 5 then he'll be one to watch. Wiggins in 2010 rode a dog of a prologue and his legs fell off in the mountains. LA in 2003 had a bad prologue and had his hardest Tour so my thinking is that a good placing by a top guy may turn out to be the top guy in Paris.
    As with all theories, my theory is hugely flawed. (Pantani for example).

    Jerry

    PS- Not nipping down the Bookies as a young and virile Michael Rogers lost me money one year (maybe 2003) when he was on fire and then rode a dog of a Prologue. :(
    “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”- Albert Einstein

    "You can't ride the Tour de France on mineral water."
    -Jacques Anquetil
  • mattshropsmattshrops Posts: 1,158
    Pinot's got a bottle attached in a 6.4km prologue???? Nothing at all to do with the marketing dept. there then :shock:
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  • shinyhelmutshinyhelmut Posts: 1,346
    An aero bottle or a conventional round one? An aero bottle may be more aero than the same frame with no bottle.
  • Cleat EastwoodCleat Eastwood Posts: 7,510
    greipels calves are a freak of nature. :|
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    momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.
  • mattshropsmattshrops Posts: 1,158
    edited June 2012
    An aero bottle or a conventional round one? An aero bottle may be more aero than the same frame with no bottle.

    And hes the only person that knows this?(apart from you of course....) :D

    Edit-yes aero bottle , not the best fit i've ever seen :?
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  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    This is why I watch cycling, to find out the etymology of "sideburns".
  • c_nicholsc_nichols Posts: 27
    afx237vi wrote:
    This is why I watch cycling, to find out the etymology of "sideburns".

    I was waiting for someone to post that on here. Made me chuckle!! :lol:
  • jerry3571jerry3571 Posts: 1,532
    Don't get me started on Lizzie Armitstead!!! Cut it off!!!!
    20120302-lizzie-armitstead-.jpg

    Stuble is an old thing for "saving energy" when a bike rider is on a big day. (I know you know this old wives tale already)
    Wiggo and Cav seem have special days a lot it seems.

    Jerry
    “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”- Albert Einstein

    "You can't ride the Tour de France on mineral water."
    -Jacques Anquetil
  • calvjonescalvjones Posts: 3,850
    Did Phil just say Basso had 'podiumed out a few times'?

    back to es
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,317
    c_nichols wrote:
    afx237vi wrote:
    This is why I watch cycling, to find out the etymology of "sideburns".

    I was waiting for someone to post that on here. Made me chuckle!! :lol:

    It's true as well. This is Amborse Burnside, himself

    220px-Ambrose_Burnside_-_retouched.jpg
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  • islwynislwyn Posts: 650
    Notice Quick Step are using the new Mclaren S Works helmet.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,317
    islwyn wrote:
    Notice Quick Step are using the new Mclaren S Works helmet.

    Astana are too.
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  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Stinker from Levi.
  • islwynislwyn Posts: 650
    These Halford sponsorship ads are embarrassing.
  • andyjrandyjr Posts: 638
    Well Chavanel said he was looking to get his TT's back up to standard & it seems he has been working hard on it
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Frank S astonishingly thin
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    #summerofsagan gets off to a dodgy start.
  • islwynislwyn Posts: 650
    afx237vi wrote:
    #summerofsagan gets off to a dodgy start.

    Paha... He'll recover it a bit.
  • andyjrandyjr Posts: 638
    glad I changed my PTP pick from him
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Booooo

    Vino and Valv
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • islwynislwyn Posts: 650
    I need to start getting involved in this PTP malarkey.
  • OffTheBackAdamOffTheBackAdam Posts: 1,914
    Quick shot of Cuddles warming up. Pouring sweet (& cotton wool up his hooter!)
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  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Oh Frank.
  • andyjrandyjr Posts: 638
    Martin is winning this then
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,317
    Taxi for Tony!
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  • emaddenemadden Posts: 2,431
    Schleck ....... muppet
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