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    Quote Originally Posted by Llani Boy View Post
    In addition to the TDF I have been watching highlights of the Tirreno-Adriatico on Eurosport. In many ways a more action packed watch.

    Simon Yates still in Blue and Geraint Thomas simmering along nicely in third, hopefully coming up to the boil for the Giro.
    Me too. Watched yesterday's highlights this morning. Froome was in the mix for a little longer yesterday. Cracking finish and I really felt for the Bora lad getting caught in the last 200m.

    TT is on live now.
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    Just switched on and seen 4 out of 5 (at least) of the breakaway were also in yesterdays. They must be nutters
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    Even an ebike would have run the batteries flat before the top today.
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    Think we saw the a bloody good race today.

    Sure that venue will be used again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stagger View Post
    Sure that venue will be used again.
    You mean France?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stagger View Post
    Think we saw the a bloody good race today.

    Sure that venue will be used again.
    It was a great watch yesterday. I was willing Carapaz to the finish but it wasn't to be.
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    Great effort by the Ineos boys today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stagger View Post
    Great effort by the Ineos boys today.
    I can imagine Graham having a satisfying glass of Cotes du Rhone last night after watching that
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    I can imagine Graham having a satisfying glass of Cotes du Rhone last night after watching that
    A generous act of charity by Jumbo-Visma for yesteryear's team.

    And thinking of cheats: although I have dozens of cycling books I have only just got round to buying The Secret Race by Tyler Hamilton. I have read the books by or on Pantani, Riis, Walsh, Jonathan Vaughters (One Way Ticket) on EPO etc cheating but the detail in Hamilton's book on blood transfusions, EPO use is stunning.

    Almost as stunning as what Armstrong did - but obviously nothing can ever come that close.
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    I don't think the podium will change after today's TT unless someone blows up big time on the plank or screws up a bike change. (Not sure why this is allowed ie a complete change of bike style/setup rather than a replacement for a mechanical problem.)
    Hoping Carapaz hangs on to KoM jersey. The points are decided on the final climb only so he can cruise up to the last time check on his normal road bike and then give it full gas whereas Rog and Pog etc will be on it from the start with GC positions to protect. 2 races for the price of one today! 😁

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