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tailwindhome
tailwindhome Posts: 18,796



Came up on my FB memories

Ironically I'd captioned it "Australian plan to thwart Mark Cavendish"
“New York has the haircuts, London has the trousers, but Belfast has the reason!

Comments

  • neonriver
    neonriver Posts: 228
    Didn’t they change the finish on the fly and end up with a massive crash
  • above_the_cows
    above_the_cows Posts: 11,406
    neonriver said:

    Didn’t they change the finish on the fly and end up with a massive crash

    Yes.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,634
    neonriver said:

    Didn’t they change the finish on the fly and end up with a massive crash

    Carnage in Corsica on the first stage. (what's with these first stages?)
    And guess what? Tony Martin and Geraint Thomas were involved then too. It's the one where he broke his pelvis, but made it to Paris.


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  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 6,742

    neonriver said:

    Didn’t they change the finish on the fly and end up with a massive crash

    Yes.
    Except they didn't change the finish. They were going to, then managed to get the bus clear and kept the originl finish line.

    Was it Bakelants who won in a break ?
  • neonriver said:

    Didn’t they change the finish on the fly and end up with a massive crash

    Yes.
    Except they didn't change the finish. They were going to, then managed to get the bus clear and kept the originl finish line.

    Was it Bakelants who won in a break ?
    Think it was Stage 2 for Bakelants after going solo from a break and getting in yellow.
    The bus stage (1) was won by Kittel. Seem to recall it being a reduced bunch amid the chaos
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,561

    neonriver said:

    Didn’t they change the finish on the fly and end up with a massive crash

    Carnage in Corsica on the first stage. (what's with these first stages?)
    And guess what? Tony Martin and Geraint Thomas were involved then too. It's the one where he broke his pelvis, but made it to Paris.


    How many crashes in the gutter has Tony Martin had
    "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
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,561

    neonriver said:

    Didn’t they change the finish on the fly and end up with a massive crash

    Yes.
    They had timing gear at 3km iirc that or the bonus sprint point
    "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
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 25,979
    Didn't they tell the riders it was going to finish at 3km, then change it back to the original finish when they only had about 10km to go or something?
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 25,979
    Cav at the time said that with 5km to go, they were being told the finish would be at the 3km point, but then with 4km to go they were told it was changed back to the actual finish line. Classic tour stuff.
  • Thanks to Cosmo and HTRWW, one of my overriding memories of the stage was this flying boat


  • above_the_cows
    above_the_cows Posts: 11,406

    Cav at the time said that with 5km to go, they were being told the finish would be at the 3km point, but then with 4km to go they were told it was changed back to the actual finish line. Classic tour stuff.

    Omnishambles
    Correlation is not causation.
  • above_the_cows
    above_the_cows Posts: 11,406

    Thanks to Cosmo and HTRWW, one of my overriding memories of the stage was this flying boat


    Didn't Froome also crash in the neutral zone? That's my other memory.
    Correlation is not causation.