Posts of the Tour 2019

Lanterne_Rogue
Lanterne_Rogue Posts: 4,273
edited July 2019 in Pro race
Can't believe nobody's started this yet, so let's get going:
Really smashing scenery.

Just switched on to see after this comment, and it wasn't quite what I was expecting. Was an advert for holidays in Almeria.

Comments

  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 14,195
    ddraver wrote:
    No one's mentioned Alaphillipe yet?

    Probably a bit difficult to slip into a break wearing yellow.

    I dunno, just do it going Schtop Schtop Schtop, Ik find haaring echt lekker, Warr is die Fiestje? and everyone might just assume your a lost Lotto Jumbo rider...
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  • DeadCalm
    DeadCalm Posts: 4,142
    Riders currently enjoying a Sunday afternoon toodle, but anything could happen at the back end.

    Just ask Tom Dumoulin.
  • above_the_cows
    above_the_cows Posts: 11,406
    Temporally specific this one but...
    RichN95 wrote:
    Gweeds wrote:
    Imagine being dim enough to send 4th on GC back for water bottles on a day with crosswinds.

    Not a good 24 hours for Kiwis. :(
    His GC challenge is super over?
    Correlation is not causation.
  • Lanterne_Rogue
    Lanterne_Rogue Posts: 4,273
    Ha ha ha ha the Jumbo dinner table is going to be interesting this evening.

    George Bennett will be serving the drinks.

    Sort of comment that registers on the Scoville scale.
  • Lanterne_Rogue
    Lanterne_Rogue Posts: 4,273
    Pross wrote:
    mamil314 wrote:
    'Max Schachmann has made to the finishing line, but with great difficulty...'

    At last, a race experience I can share with a pro cyclist.
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 14,195
    ShutupJens wrote:
    DeadCalm wrote:
    This quote from Movistar manager Eusebio Unzué made me chuckle.

    "We knew this strategy would give us a real measure of how we’re going, and we’ve found that out."

    When I was racing, if I was sat in the bunch not struggling to hold on or anything, I used to attack to see how the legs felt, usually within the first quarter or so of the race. If I was going well I might stay out for a few miles, if I was going badly I would get caught and often shelled fairly soon after

    It won't surprise many people to know that my best results started to come when I stopped doing that
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 14,195
    I felt there was a general high quality of posting this year, which possibly made finding stand-out posts difficult. This years Post of The Tour thread doesn't reflect that there were loads of good posts that were worth a nomination.

    This made me giggle though:
    Sagan and Nibs taking the wee-wee out of Bardet's shorts.

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  • hypster
    hypster Posts: 1,229
    This one made me spit my tea out!
    This is the longest turn on the front Kwiato has done all tour.
  • slim_boy_fat
    slim_boy_fat Posts: 1,810
    Did I miss the team classification presentation? Damn!

    They couldn't do it.
    Half the team were at the podium, but the other half had gone up the road.
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,577
    BS with a late entry to win the Tour

    And people complain about no attacking on the last day!!
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver