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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    Pross said:

    It came within about 1km of my house 3 years ago but it was rubbish as they were all together and through in seconds. There was also a finish literally outside my offices 4 years ago. We had a big party, it was lashing down and our TV feed was obviously delayed as the screen was showing about 500m to go when I turned around to see Groenewegen cross the line. We've got some nice prints of photos showing him crossing the line with all our branding in the background on the office walls.

    Would have been weird if you had seen him finish on TV first
    "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: 23,212
    Pa raver and I have done ok in Bodmin I think...



    WvA for us!
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    Declerq earning his wages by not cycling by your house
    "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: 11,192
    Cav working on the front for DQS? For Ballerini?
    “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!
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448

    Cav working on the front for DQS? For Ballerini?

    JA?
    "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
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,622
    Are we doing spoilers here or in the sh*t small races thread? All together with 12.5k to go, no idea what has happened as I only just remembered it was on. I thought Cornish roads may have done more damage.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    Pross said:

    Are we doing spoilers here or in the sh*t small races thread? All together with 12.5k to go, no idea what has happened as I only just remembered it was on. I thought Cornish roads may have done more damage.

    A big tranche of domestic riders are off the back
    "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
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,622
    I assume it isn't expected to be a bunch sprint as the talk is of Cav riding for JA and Ineos riding for Hayter I think they said
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    Crash ...not outside your house ...Israel and bike exchange riders
    "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
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,622
    edited 5 September
    Three down at the very back on a corner including George Bennett and Ben Tullett. Nothing serious looking though, Bennett was straight up but only 6k to go so will almost certainly lose time.

    A few splits developing but most of the peloton together.
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,370
    Cav got up those 14% slopes surprisingly well ( I know he’s riding for JA)
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,622
    Cavendish doing a great Meerkat impression
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    Cavendish looking really fit
    "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: 10,448
    edited 5 September
    DQS bossing it but ineos look dangerous
    "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: 10,448
    Lethal roads
    "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: 10,448
    JA blew up.not outside my house ... WVA easy off the wheel
    "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
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,622
    JA goes long but takes everyone with him. WVA wins, joy for Rick Chaseys globally. First 4 got a slight gap. Ineos led out with Hayter taking 4th. Movistar and DSM third and fourth but not sure who.
  • Some nice shots of the crowds and an empty road at the finish.
    The coverage made La Vuelta's look first rate.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    Decent finish .. bit of a tricky approach
    "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: 10,448

    Some nice shots of the crowds and an empty road at the finish.
    The coverage made La Vuelta's look first rate.

    Given the budgets involved? The vuelta director needs replacing
    "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
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 17,785
    Commentator shouldn't be having to say "let's see who comes around the corner in the lead".
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 3,424

    Commentator shouldn't be having to say "let's see who comes around the corner in the lead".

    Missed about 200m of the last 300.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,212
    I was looking around for cameras and helicopters wondering how this was all going to work...

    Anyhow, my camera work was shoddy at best today. Usually my camera loves Wout but today was a fail.



    Broke the cardinal rule of trying to follow the race too so looked at the bug screen and of course saw nothing.


    Some nice post stage shots of riders rolling in/back to savour tho. I never appreciate what a bloomin' lump WvA is compared to some riders.
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,380 Lives Here
    Legitimate question, can WvA win all stages?
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,622

    Legitimate question, can WvA win all stages?

    Might need to share the TTT.

    Great Orme might be a bit steep.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,192
    Was a touch disappointed with the route. Didn't spend much time near the coast (appreciate this could be tricky with road closures etc). Some heli shots would have helped.
    “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!
  • JimD666JimD666 Posts: 408

    Was a touch disappointed with the route. Didn't spend much time near the coast (appreciate this could be tricky with road closures etc). Some heli shots would have helped.

    Too much fog. Nearly didn't go to watch but it cleared enough about 10am to head out to the 1st KOM point but visibility still wasn't great even then.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448

    Legitimate question, can WvA win all stages?

    Yes but he won't
    "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
  • JimD666JimD666 Posts: 408
    Ain't it always the way.....Fog through most of yesterday for Cornwall's biggest event in...well...ever.

    Today? Blue skies and the sun shining. Sigh.
  • Stuck it on early to see the parts of Devon I know well, but not sure I can make it through a full day of ITV4's adverts!
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