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blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 17,909
edited 27 June in Pro race
Well, since nobody can be arsed, I will reuse my mistakenly posted thread to start this annual event.

"Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.

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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 17,909
    edited 27 June
    I am going to kick off proceedings with this, which amidst all the carnage, yesterday, made me smile.



    6 months preparation and 100k of equipment wiped out by the bottom of a cardboard box

    ..............
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,274
    mrb123 said:


    "Come on Grandad-Granny" apparently.

    Daft woman.
    Yes, Valverde wouldn't have been able to read the sign with her holding it that way.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • ProssPross Posts: 28,256
    RichN95. said:

    A headline of Cycling News "Tour de France's youngest rider Wright finds his feet amidst crashes". That must have been a hell of a crash

  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,312

    flite said:

    BBC radio4 did report Cav's win, and played the post-race interview.
    But the total domination of football is ridiculous.


    I went shopping yesterday about 7:30 and there were quite a few people about obviously worse for wear after celebrating his stage win.
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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,003
    I'm nominating this, for its devastating simplicity

    So their aims are, in order:

    1 stop carapaz
    2 the team prize no-one else cares about
    3 getting as high on gc as possible
    4 stage wins from riders who then go somewhere else

    You've overlooked their primary role as the pantonmime villain for this forum.
    Oh no it isn't
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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,479
    womack said:

    Pross said:

    Does Movistar have a big market in Slovenia? That's twice they've helped out the Slovenian favourites when they were under pressure

    Beef with carapaz ?.
    Do you have the recipe?

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  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 5,121
    Not the best post but easily the best caption of the T de F...


  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 9,860
    Pross said:

    I think this thread has proved that no-one really likes the Tour.

    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,003
    This thread hasn't received much love :disappointed:

    I'm particularly disappointed my video of Bjarne Riis in a farty chair didn't get a nomination.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 17,909
    Either we are becoming grumpy old folks or a side effect of Covid isn't just a loss of taste and smell, but humour too.
    This won't be on my list of threads to do, next year.

    Bjarne Riis in a farty chair sounded just like a dog whistle to me. :/
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 22,642
    The stage threads have lost a lot of their whimsy these days. This is a symptom of the same thing... 😕
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 16,705
    Eurosport player no longer let's me choose moto 2. That's ruined the experience.
  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 3,255
    ddraver said:

    The stage threads have lost a lot of their whimsy these days. This is a symptom of the same thing... 😕

    I knocked it off a bit as I was a bit worried I was basically becoming Colin Hunt from the Fast Show, although I don't really do whimsy.

    I'm not sure it was a tour that leant itself to it though - there wasn't something like boar man, none of the teams were spectacularly inept (dull and anonymous, sure, but that's not much of a punchline), there wasn't a cult hero stepping forth, the racing itself became a bit samey... The number of riders succumbing to Tokyo Syndrome made it feel like there was something similar going on in the peloton.

  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,272
    It was all over after the Ven Toux post
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 55,922 Lives Here

    ddraver said:

    The stage threads have lost a lot of their whimsy these days. This is a symptom of the same thing... 😕

    I knocked it off a bit as I was a bit worried I was basically becoming Colin Hunt from the Fast Show, although I don't really do whimsy.

    I'm not sure it was a tour that leant itself to it though - there wasn't something like boar man, none of the teams were spectacularly inept (dull and anonymous, sure, but that's not much of a punchline), there wasn't a cult hero stepping forth, the racing itself became a bit samey... The number of riders succumbing to Tokyo Syndrome made it feel like there was something similar going on in the peloton.

    It was a bit of a po-faced tour wasn’t it?

  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 15,821
    It must have been worse than I thought.
    Rich even got bored of the PTP after Stage 17. 😉
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  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,912

    ddraver said:

    The stage threads have lost a lot of their whimsy these days. This is a symptom of the same thing... 😕

    I knocked it off a bit as I was a bit worried I was basically becoming Colin Hunt from the Fast Show, although I don't really do whimsy.

    I'm not sure it was a tour that leant itself to it though - there wasn't something like boar man, none of the teams were spectacularly inept (dull and anonymous, sure, but that's not much of a punchline), there wasn't a cult hero stepping forth, the racing itself became a bit samey... The number of riders succumbing to Tokyo Syndrome made it feel like there was something similar going on in the peloton.

    It was a bit of a po-faced tour wasn’t it?

    Not allowed to say that anymore. Upsets those with po-faces.

    Ide Schelling, was on the verge of becoming a cult hero, before I suspect he got knackered after that first week, like so many others…
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,003
    Schelling was good value.
    I wonder if it was a bit po-faced as the racing was so hard? Normally we have to make our own entertainment in the looooong dull bits, but with every break taking hours to form and then being half the peloton it was difficult to even get a breather to spot cows. Are hard races not as funny?
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 16,705
    I made this one day when it was a bit dull, should probably have posted it if that's what we were missing.


  • ddraverddraver Posts: 22,642
    edited 21 July
    Possibly, although I fear mid 2010's Pro Race would never have allowed itself to be distracted by good racing...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,274
    I tried to inject the whimsy folks. But it was a tough crowd this year.
    Correlation is not causation.
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