Tour 2020 Photo Thread

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  • ddraver
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    Do the Grubers post their stuff elsewhere than Instagram (with their very copyright friendly swipe method) cos they posted one on their that was just geo-porn....
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    Great picture, davidof.
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  • Did a reverse image search to see where it came from (apologies if it is yours'). Don't think Google is firing on all cylinders tonight:


  • pblakeney
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    I can't find a still shot but the helicopter view of the peloton going down the hairpins on day 1 was outstanding!
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  • davidof
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    No not my shot, just random web stuff.
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  • Are there going to be any photos on this thread?
  • ddraver
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  • davidof
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    credit: jorisknapen_studioknapen

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    credit: @cyclingimages @cauldphoto

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    Stage 2. credit: Joris Knapen
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  • davidof
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    On the road to Privas (Jered Gruber)

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  • Missed opportunity here. Surely someone has made a polka dot bandage

  • ddraver
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    The first of these from Jered Gruber should moisten a few Irish Eyes

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  • ddraver
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    Gruber was in the same spot again today, but @bettiniphoto published the full version of his...

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  • That's a cracker - really captures just how tight that finish was. It's like a kid's been lining up their toy cyclists in a game.
  • m.r.m.
    m.r.m. Posts: 3,402

    That's a cracker - really captures just how tight that finish was. It's like a kid's been lining up their toy cyclists in a game.

    Then the kid got on his toy bike in his red helmet. :wink:
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  • ddraver
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  • In fairness that L'Eclerc sign does look quite scary and you can see Sagan was about to go into it.

    That said, the decision was the right one.
  • dish_dash
    dish_dash Posts: 5,619
    I've seen various people (not all here) giving grief about the L'Eclerc sign. But aren't they actually serving a purpose by stopping riders getting too close to the barriers rather than riding right on the edge and risking smashing into a spectator or getting caught up in the feet?

    Sagan saw a gap and then realised it wasn't there. He got rightly sanctioned for not easing up, but rather barging into WvA to make space.

    People coo about his bike handling skills, and they are great. But they do mean he's more inclined to barge people of out of the way.
  • sherer
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    correct, the gap had gone and so he made one by barging WvA, and thats from a Sagan fan. No way was he avoiding a selfie stick or the barrier. He's media savvie enough to blame the barrier as an excuse.

    Too many Sagan fans dont seem to know anything about cycling and sprints. When the gap went he should have easd off, and his possible tried again n the other side
  • ddraver
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    None of these posts seem to have photos...
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  • pblakeney
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    It would appear that we have just added to that list. 🤣🤣🤣
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  • ddraver
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    edited September 2020
    Like Carpet Man in the LR thread, I'm gonna keep posting these because they re so bloody good...

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  • m.r.m.
    m.r.m. Posts: 3,402
    dish_dash said:


    Sagan saw a gap and then realised it wasn't there. He got rightly sanctioned for not easing up, but rather barging into WvA to make space.

    People coo about his bike handling skills, and they are great. But they do mean he's more inclined to barge people of out of the way.

    He is quite notorious for bumping other riders in the peloton. There have been multiple complaints in the past from other riders.
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