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    Tour de France 2020

    Now that first stage was a bit of a lottery.

    There will be lots of sticking to the sheets tonight!
    Visibility good except in Hill Fog

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    Quote Originally Posted by Llani Boy View Post
    Now that first stage was a bit of a lottery.

    There will be lots of sticking to the sheets tonight!
    Ha ha!

    And some sulky tears from Thibaut Pinot.
    Last edited by Graham Breeze; 30-08-2020 at 08:12 AM.
    "...as dry as the Atacama desert".

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    Sticky sheets???

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    Have you never fallen off a bike Stagger?

    And I'm referring to the type that has wheels
    Visibility good except in Hill Fog

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    But who's going to win? If it goes the full distance, (which I'm not sure it will), I can't see anyone beating Primož Roglič as long as he doesn't get injured. Having watched the Dauphine it was clear that he was way better than Bernal, and his team much stronger than Ineos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    But who's going to win? If it goes the full distance, (which I'm not sure it will), I can't see anyone beating Primož Roglič as long as he doesn't get injured. Having watched the Dauphine it was clear that he was way better than Bernal, and his team much stronger than Ineos
    Yes and Roglič rides a Bianchi, but anyone except Ineos.

    Please!
    Last edited by Graham Breeze; 30-08-2020 at 11:03 AM.
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    I'm glad we have some decent sport on tele again and look forward to the next few weeks.
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    We were discussing who we thought would win yesterday whilst watching the hightlights. I tipped Pinot who almost instantaneously then fell off. Shows what I know but I do rate him highly so my pick for the Podium along with Roglic and Bardet 3rd.
    Going downhill fast

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteS View Post
    We were discussing who we thought would win yesterday whilst watching the hightlights. I tipped Pinot who almost instantaneously then fell off. Shows what I know but I do rate him highly so my pick for the Podium along with Roglic and Bardet 3rd.
    Six years ago he was 3rd and the "new Hinault" since when he has had three DNF in the last four tours. Just finishing would be progress.

    I recently read about LeMond who had everything* going for him - superb physically, intelligent, innovative, film star looks - that he could have won six tours but without the luck he had he might have won none. Since Hinault, France has had riders who could have won the Tour but the weight of expectations has destroyed them all.

    * He was a bit of a whiner but calling Armstrong out for the cheat that he was bankrupted his bike company and made him poisonous in the USA - so I overlook that.
    Last edited by Graham Breeze; 30-08-2020 at 03:44 PM.
    "...as dry as the Atacama desert".

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    Mon Dieu!

    You've just got to love le Tour!
    "...as dry as the Atacama desert".

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