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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,176
    edited 22 July
    4

    Pross said:

    There seems to be a fairly unusual agreement on the race this year.

    I'll have a look at the ratings thread for last year if I can dig them out.

    At the moment the distribution looks similar to the Giro just with a lower average (mean 5.7, median 6, compared to mean 6.5, median 7 for the Giro - surprised the Giro is only one point better really).
    The Tour last year ranked much higher:

    Tour 2020: Mean 7.5, Median 8
    Giro 2021: Mean 6.5, Median 7
    Tour 2021: Mean 5.7, median 6

    Trend feels right, I just think the differences were a bit bigger than single points...

    The distribution curve for 2020 is a bit wider and flatter (range from 10 to 2, with votes a bit more evenly spread), so it's probably true that the agreement is closer this year. I can't be bothered to do any stats on that though...
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,274
    7
    What's the worst GT you ever watched and what score ?
    "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: 11,155
    5

    What's the worst GT you ever watched and what score ?

    Tour 98.
    Null pointe
    “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!
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,176
    4

    What's the worst GT you ever watched and what score ?

    Not sure I could give a fair/accurate answer without going back and checking. I've only been watching since some time after 2012 but there's some I can't remember at all so probably one of those...
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,274
    edited 22 July
    7

    What's the worst GT you ever watched and what score ?

    Tour 98.
    Null pointe
    I was feeling that too but at least you remembered it as the tour won by the guy who wasn't arrested . In a way the Landis tour was worse
    "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
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,274
    7
    Toss up thou .... Some vueltas are utterly forgettable
    "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
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 22,967
    Pross said:

    There seems to be a fairly unusual agreement on the race this year.

    This is interesting as the OG Wine Glass Rater, Daniel Friebe, gave it a glowing review on this week's pod. I believe he even said 4 (four!) wine glasses!

    What did the godfather, iainf give it?
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 17,480
    6
    Probably a somewhat different experience when you're in Friebe's position to ours.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 56,755 Lives Here
    7

    What's the worst GT you ever watched and what score ?

    2012 Tour.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,176
    edited 22 July
    4
    ddraver said:

    Pross said:

    There seems to be a fairly unusual agreement on the race this year.

    This is interesting as the OG Wine Glass Rater, Daniel Friebe, gave it a glowing review on this week's pod. I believe he even said 4 (four!) wine glasses!

    What did the godfather, iainf give it?
    He only gave it 3 on Twitter



    Which is pretty close to forum consensus as well.
  • jimmyjamsjimmyjams Posts: 451

    Toss up thou .... Some vueltas are utterly forgettable

    Yes, some of the Vueltas years ago. Decades even. Despite there always being mountain stages, it often seemed to me that the Vuelta did nothing but constantly cross endless mildly-rolling countryside full of cereals, with not a soul around. Rominger bored me to tears.

    I also thought half the Indurain and Armstrong Tour years pretty poor (half rounded up), and I'm sure a Froome one too.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 22,967

    ddraver said:

    Pross said:

    There seems to be a fairly unusual agreement on the race this year.

    This is interesting as the OG Wine Glass Rater, Daniel Friebe, gave it a glowing review on this week's pod. I believe he even said 4 (four!) wine glasses!

    What did the godfather, iainf give it?
    He only gave it 3 on Twitter



    Which is pretty close to forum consensus as well.
    Must have been giddy with excitement to be off the telly and back on the podcast...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,017
    6

    What's the worst GT you ever watched and what score ?

    2012 Tour.
    I take it you were too young for the Indurain years?
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,155
    5
    Pross said:

    What's the worst GT you ever watched and what score ?

    2012 Tour.
    I take it you were too young for the Indurain years?
    We only got half an hour highlights of them anyway
    “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!
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,155
    5
    Pross said:

    What's the worst GT you ever watched and what score ?

    2012 Tour.
    I take it you were too young for the Indurain years?
    We only got half an hour highlights of them anyway
    “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!
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,176
    4
    Pross said:

    What's the worst GT you ever watched and what score ?

    2012 Tour.
    I take it you were too young for the Indurain years?
    Indirain's wins occurred between the ages of 3 and 7 for me, I don't remember them 🙃

    Think Rick is around my age or so...

    Space Jam is back again though!
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 56,755 Lives Here
    7
    Pross said:

    What's the worst GT you ever watched and what score ?

    2012 Tour.
    I take it you were too young for the Indurain years?
    Correct. My first Tour was ‘98
  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,370
    5
    A five from me, and a race saved by the first week plus Cav's resurgence.

    I found the last week staggeringly dull and could hardly be arsed to watch it.
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 5,601
    5
    5 from the MFs - nice to see MvdP have a laugh and wear yellow, JA did some nice rides, a couple of cool first time stage winners.

    Care not a fig for Cavendish so no Brucey Bonus points there.

    Lost a point with Roglic going out so early and taking part of the anticipated battle between him and Pog away but that point was replaced by Rick's man doing so well.
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