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Who is watching Le Tour de France?

Discussion in 'Sports' started by wylie, 4th Jul, 2015.

  1. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    ... and here we go again

    We love watching the classics and the tour has just started tonight. We tape it, avoid the news in the mornings and settle down for three weeks' worth of fantastic cycling.

    Anybody else watching?
     
  2. Sonamic

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    Watching Time Trial right now.
     
  3. Bran

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    Not this year.

    I was in Cambridge for the depart on Stage 3 last year.

    Oh, and no one 'tapes' anymore ;)
     
  4. pinkboy

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    Aussie Aussie Aussie!!!!!

    Fastest ever speed in TT. Where are all these people who say bikes 'hold up traffic'? :p


    pinkboy
     
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  5. vbplease

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    55.5kph for 13.8km???

    Pinkboy, I think he needs to be drug tested :p

    What are people's tips for the gc?

    I'm disappointed kittel isn't riding this year, he's one of the highlights for me.
     
  6. Pistonbroke

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    It was on in the background last night. Should be good viewing.
     
  7. Louis XIII

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    Yes, will be watching, enjoy watching the race, but difficult to stay up for all stages.
    Last year, I watched a lot of the highlights the next morning, sbs has a great website for it.
     
  8. Owlet

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    I enjoy watching every year. Both the cycling and the amazing scenery!
     
  9. marty998

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    I watch it for Phil Liggett's commentary, the beautiful scenery, and the carnage dealt to the peloton in cross winds and up the big mountains. Up we go Alpe d'Huez again this year. Yippie!

    Love those truly epic stages - Col du Galibier, Mont Ventoux, Col du Tourmalet. So much suffering, you just want to reach into the TV screen and push the riders up the hills.

    Will never forget a classic line from Phil in the 2011 time trial with Andy Schlek in yellow - "and Cadel Evans is ABSOLUTELY SLAUGH-TER-ING them."

    Cavendish is running out of stages where he has a shot at being first across the line. Good to see Greipel giving some competition. Hope they both make it to Paris, respect due to all the sprinters for their ability to haul their arses over the mountains and stay within the time cut-offs
     
  10. tobe

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    I think they can get rid of Gabriel gateau. Does he do anything in between tdfs?
     
  11. Sonamic

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    Nobody likes Gabrielle's recipes?
     
  12. tobe

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    Do we have to watch Peter Russell Clark cook eggs before an Aussie rules match?
     
  13. Sonamic

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    Only if he's cooking eggs with Aussie cheese.
     
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  14. JDP1

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    Might try to make his chicken recipe that was aired last nite..looked pretty gud to me.