When to watch the race from? **No Spoliers**

RichN95.
RichN95. Posts: 27,189
Inspired by daniel_b bravely asking when he should watch the stage from in the spolier thread, I thought I'd start a thread were you can ask when to watch a race from safe from any risk of spoliers.
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  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,251
    Great idea!
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  • takethehighroad
    takethehighroad Posts: 6,715
    Good idea, although for the Tour, the ITV highlights always cover the main bits of racing and they're available about 2 hours after the end of the stage

    Yesterday was low on interviews and high on racing, whereas the slow day to the motor racing circuit was high on features and low on racing, which feels like the right balance
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,593
    This is a great idea, though it would be even better if it was a No Spoilers thread as well as a No Spoliers one.
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  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,251

    This is a great idea, though it would be even better if it was a No Spoilers thread as well as a No Spoliers one.

    You don't appreciate legacy in-jokes?
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    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,593
    pblakeney said:

    This is a great idea, though it would be even better if it was a No Spoilers thread as well as a No Spoliers one.

    You don't appreciate legacy in-jokes?
    I don't remember it*. Was it funny at the time?



    *Honestly, my memory is awful at the moment
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  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,251

    pblakeney said:

    This is a great idea, though it would be even better if it was a No Spoilers thread as well as a No Spoliers one.

    You don't appreciate legacy in-jokes?
    I don't remember it*. Was it funny at the time?



    *Honestly, my memory is awful at the moment
    Probably not but I remember it being a "thing".
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • me-109
    me-109 Posts: 1,915
    The start, logically
  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 2,092
    They still going?
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,593
    Stage 7: The flamme rouge.
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,471
    I'd only do the final 5km today.
  • takethehighroad
    takethehighroad Posts: 6,715
    The Discovery+ app now has handy little markers so you skip to various points

    On S7 I watched from 5k to go and don't feel like I missed anything
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,870
    What's today's magic number?
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,471
    Probably 6 or 7km but there’s a big spoiler way before for anyone unaware
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,662
    How about for todays stage party people?

    Two to three hours available, optimum distance to go to start watching?
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,471
    Hasn’t finished yet. Maybe early kms, skim to around 50km to go and then maybe skip to the climb.
  • takethehighroad
    takethehighroad Posts: 6,715
    Just the climb really. The rider in front was solo for 20-30k before the bottom of the climb
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,978
    If you have 2 hours to spare, watch the first half hour or so until things calm down and the last 40-50kms.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,660
    edited July 2023
    Last 50 k for S9 .,...there's some play getting the break going but only if you have time
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  • takethehighroad
    takethehighroad Posts: 6,715
    I watched from about 40k to go after the cricket had finished and don't feel anything particularly interesting happened until the climb started (and even then it was pretty orthodox until about 5 k to go)
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,870
    Last 167km today.
  • Lanterne_Rogue
    Lanterne_Rogue Posts: 4,091
    edited July 2023

    Last 167km today.

    Those short of time will find somewhere to fast forward in the middle, to the relief of pretty much everyone.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,660
    edited July 2023
    S10 Start anywhere you like . you won't understand what's going on anyway..even if you watch the whole thing
    "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
  • takethehighroad
    takethehighroad Posts: 6,715
    Ha indeed. What a bonkers stage, one to go back and watch from the beginning to work out what happened
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,836
    Stage 11: final 3km is plenty.
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,662
    Very little happened then?
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,836
    Nope
  • takethehighroad
    takethehighroad Posts: 6,715
    I used the Discovery + app to jump to 5k to go and felt like that was too much (although that was probably due to Carlton banging on about roundabouts)
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,870
    I was going to say 10km because I enjoy seeing riders choose the wrong side of a roundabout.
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,662
    How about for todays stage then?

    I watched up until about 75k to go over lunch.
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    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,978
    daniel_b said:

    How about for todays stage then?

    I watched up until about 75k to go over lunch.

    75kms. B)
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