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Tour of Britain Stage 8 *spoiler*

Richmond RacerRichmond Racer Posts: 8,561
edited September 2012 in Pro race
to get things rolling...
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  • MrTapirMrTapir Posts: 1,206
    where are they at the moment? I just heard Barhatch lane mentioned, (i've been up there, its 21% so pretty tasty)...
  • MrTapirMrTapir Posts: 1,206
    ah just going through Cranleigh
  • 45KM to go and it's splintering all over the place. JTL in the front group, bossing it.
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • TurfleTurfle Posts: 3,762
    Great racing yet again. JTL looking so comfortable.
  • TurfleTurfle Posts: 3,762
    Think it's both Simon Yates and Josh Edmondson at the front today.
  • mrolimroli Posts: 3,622
    Interesting how a short climb like Barhatch through its steepness can cause a massive shatter in the group. Especially with small teams.
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 5,014
    Looks like Cav wants to sign off in the bands with a stage win - can Sky catch the break?
  • Bobridge in pain...

    Why do some riders not wear glasses ?
    All the gear, but no idea...
  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,856
    Are there any other steep hills left? If not then Cav will take out his last win in the rainbow jersey.
  • MrTapirMrTapir Posts: 1,206
    Well doesnt the stage finish on guildford high street? There is a very short but fairly steep cobbled section of the high street, i dont know if Cav can take that. Rob Hayles 'certainly wouldnt bet against him'. I'm not so sure, be nice to find out though.
  • symosymo Posts: 1,743
    Annoying as all my chalk MDCC graffiti for Hunt Barker and JTL was on or before leith hill.
    +++++++++++++++++++++
    we are the proud, the few, Descendents.

    Panama - finally putting a nail in the economic theory of the trickle down effect.
  • alan_aalan_a Posts: 1,419
    Brilliantly funny wee bit of commentary

    "Kristian House, is he the most successful rider from Austin Texas?"


    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
  • symosymo Posts: 1,743
    Alan A wrote:
    Brilliantly funny wee bit of commentary

    "Kristian House, is he the most successful rider from Austin Texas?"


    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
    I too loved this and so did the wife. Because it is true.
    +++++++++++++++++++++
    we are the proud, the few, Descendents.

    Panama - finally putting a nail in the economic theory of the trickle down effect.
  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,856
    Another great stage and a good advertisement to get more racing in Britain. Cav gets the final stage and JTL wins the ToB :)
  • TurfleTurfle Posts: 3,762
    Cav a class above again.

    Congrats to JTL.

    Fair to say that was a very good edition of the Tour of Britain.
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 5,014
    Well done JT-L!

    Great way for Cav to sign off in the rainbow bands.
  • TurfleTurfle Posts: 3,762
    Dorset Boy wrote:
    Well done JT-L!

    Great way for Cav to sign off in the rainbow bands.

    Looked like Cav was thinking exactly that as he crossed the line.
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 5,014
    Surely Cav was at least a second clear?!!!!
  • Stunning power through the final 100 from Cav....
    All the gear, but no idea...
  • symosymo Posts: 1,743
    Mid Devon yeah baby!

    Loving it.

    Whose next? Townsend, Bayliss, the Kelly brothers?
    +++++++++++++++++++++
    we are the proud, the few, Descendents.

    Panama - finally putting a nail in the economic theory of the trickle down effect.
  • IanLDIanLD Posts: 423
    Great finish by Cav. Another chaotic Sky lead out but didn't matter with his speed and ability to position himself correctly (well more often than not...)
  • Tom BBTom BB Posts: 1,001
    Excellent stage. Biggest and best ToB ever imo. Great that we finally have a British winner-but such a great shame that Endura aren't going to be in the peloton next year. They have been brilliant in this race-along with sky, they've bossed the peloton.
  • r0bhr0bh Posts: 1,622
    What a great edition of the Tour of Britain - the best ever? Great racing, huge crowds, a perfect microcosm of British weather (i.e. everything!), stunning scenery (especially yesterday's Devon stage) a British winner in JTL and Cav taking the final stage in the rainbow bands.
  • Paul 8vPaul 8v Posts: 5,458
    Really pleased for Cav :-)
  • Great finish from Cavendish, even if the opposition was hardly stellar.

    JTL doing what a lot of people expected but impressive all the same. Rode not only a strong race, but also quite a smart race.

    Overall a pretty good race in my opinion.
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • symo wrote:
    Alan A wrote:
    Brilliantly funny wee bit of commentary

    "Kristian House, is he the most successful rider from Austin Texas?"


    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
    I too loved this and so did the wife. Because it is true.


    Quote of the week. Sod it, the month. Possibly T-shirt quote-worthy...
  • MrTapirMrTapir Posts: 1,206
    Yes and he caught everyone napping as well, great race craft.
  • Great ToB this year, and couldnt have scripted it better - British winner, Cav to win last stage in last race in the bands - and crowds to rival any WT race.

    On subject of WT..surely ToB has got to get a jump up in status...?
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Great ToB this year, and couldnt have scripted it better - British winner, Cav to win last stage in last race in the bands - and crowds to rival any WT race.

    On subject of WT..surely ToB has got to get a jump up in status...?

    That would be a bit of a kick in the teeth for all the domestic teams.
  • afx237vi wrote:
    Great ToB this year, and couldnt have scripted it better - British winner, Cav to win last stage in last race in the bands - and crowds to rival any WT race.

    On subject of WT..surely ToB has got to get a jump up in status...?

    That would be a bit of a kick in the teeth for all the domestic teams.


    I know, that's the downside...but I think Mick Bennett wants it to get higher status. The domestic teams would still be eligible for invites, but clearly less of them would be in.
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