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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 50,671 Lives Here
    Not sure how unpopular but I still maintain they should remove the distance limit on GTs and make a good third to half of all stages over 250km, including a bunch of mountain stages.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 10,930

    Not sure how unpopular but I still maintain they should remove the distance limit on GTs and make a good third to half of all stages over 250km, including a bunch of mountain stages.

    And not bother with those ridiculous short stages. I think there should be a minimum stage length.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,033
    I don't mind a short stage, but only if there are still long stages too. Short explosive stages after long stages seems to produce interesting results. But I agree if the whole race was short stages, that would be dumb.

    I agree with Rick's suggestion...
  • Pross said:

    Matching shorts and bikes with leader's jerseys is a really good look, especially the Tour polka dots.

    That's beyond trolling
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  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,676
    AG2R have the best looking kit in the peloton.
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,519

    Cycling is a team sport. The team competition is therefore the most important competition at any Grand Tour.

    You are Eusebio Unzue and I claim my five pounds.
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 12,006
    DeadCalm said:

    AG2R have the best looking kit in the peloton.

    I thought this was ridiculous, but actually there's only two that might be better. There's a lot of pretty bad kits out there this year.
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,676

    DeadCalm said:

    AG2R have the best looking kit in the peloton.

    I thought this was ridiculous, but actually there's only two that might be better. There's a lot of pretty bad kits out there this year.
    Interesting. Which do you consider to be better?
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 12,006
    DeadCalm said:

    DeadCalm said:

    AG2R have the best looking kit in the peloton.

    I thought this was ridiculous, but actually there's only two that might be better. There's a lot of pretty bad kits out there this year.
    Interesting. Which do you consider to be better?
    Movistar and Trek Segafredo.

    Close run thing for worst, but Cofidis.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,033
    I like EF's kit
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 50,671 Lives Here
    Drives me nuts the Samsic jersey looks almost identical to the ineos jersey from the heli.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 15,889

    Drives me nuts Nairo Quintana's jersey looks almost identical to the ineos jersey from the heli.

    Fixed that for you.

    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 50,671 Lives Here
    It is annoying right?

  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,083

    It is annoying right?


    Whoever is lower in the team competition should be made to wear bibs
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  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,007
    To tie into the Barolo discussion elsewhere,

    dessert wine is better than regular wine. There I said it! :p
    PTP Champion 2019
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,083
    m.r.m. said:

    To tie into the Barolo discussion elsewhere,

    dessert wine is better than regular wine. There I said it! :p


    In the same way as Mersey Trout is better than regular Trout
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  • twotoebennytwotoebenny Posts: 911
    m.r.m. said:

    To tie into the Barolo discussion elsewhere,

    dessert wine is better than regular wine. There I said it! :p

    I'm particularly fond of dessert wines
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,033
    I like a Muscat every now and again.
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 15,889
    I think Froome will be riding the Tour, but purely as a domestique.
    I believe his real goal is to go for another Vuelta title.
    I also think that despite it being the most mountainous tour in decades, it will also turn out to be the most boring.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,083
    edited 14 August

    I think Froome will be riding the Tour, but purely as a domestique.


    Here's an idea. He rides into form to do the Third Week Wout role, and then just keeps on going into a soft Giro, maybe via a suitable Worlds.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 50,671 Lives Here
    Worlds are cancelled but if you fancy
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,083

    Worlds are cancelled but if you fancy


    I know, but aren't they trying to find an alternative venue? In the old clinche of 'We'll do the show right here'
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,083
    I'll come up with another left field prediction. No-one from Ineos or Jumbo will win the Tour. Only one will be on the podium. This is not really the right thread for this.
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  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,007
    edited 14 August
    RichN95. said:

    I'll come up with another left field prediction. No-one from Ineos or Jumbo will win the Tour. Only one will be on the podium. This is not really the right thread for this.

    This is juicy... keep going...
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 15,889
    RichN95. said:

    I think Froome will be riding the Tour, but purely as a domestique.


    Here's an idea. He rides into form to do the Third Week Wout role, and then just keeps on going into a soft Giro, maybe via a suitable Worlds.
    You are right, it is an idea.
    I think it's the one Jumbo have in mind for Dumoulin, minus the soft bit.
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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 10,930
    Prologues are a good way to start a GT.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,033
    Not unpopular with me!
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,705
    Having a dominant team makes the tour more interesting
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,083
    The Move is the best English language Tour de France podcast
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  • ProssPross Posts: 24,253
    The best Tour stages in recent years have been flat 'sprinters' stages where there has been a cross wind and the organisers should have fewer mountain stages to concentrate on riding around the coastal areas.
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