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6ix

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07/05/2016 09:02 AM
Why is Lotto-Jumbo wearing their standard team kit with yellow jersey in the Tour? I always thought that teams with predominantly yellow jerseys were asked to modify the design for use in the Tour in order to reduce confusion while on the road. Mercatoni Uni and ONCE always did.
Cosmic Kid

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07/05/2016 01:51 PM
They modified the amount of yellow in the jersey and increased the amount of white.....made enough of a difference for ASO to approve.

http://www.teamlottojumbo.nl/cycling-news/new-tour-jersey-for-team-lottonljumbo
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Cosmic Kid

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07/05/2016 01:52 PM
Another boring-ass transfer.....er, stage today. Yawn.

Things should get lively tomorrow, though....the Massif Central almost always produces good racing.
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Dale

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07/05/2016 03:15 PM
Transfer..... LOL!

I remember a stage back in the Big Mig days that was shortened a ton due to bad weather and the fireworks started from the gun. It was one of the best stages that year. True, Indurain hates the cold and his rivals smelled blood in the water and wanted to gut him right there but the point is longer stages do not equal more exciting racing.

Dale

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07/05/2016 03:17 PM
If you didn't follow LUG you missed these gems

 photo boring stage 1_zpsxakz9zqo.png

 photo boring stage 2_zps9lnvyyy7.jpg
6ix

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07/05/2016 03:19 PM
Dale...think the stage you're thinking of was to Sestriere in 1996. Berzin was wearing yellow after crushing everyone in the ITT the day before. Stage was shortened to something like 25 miles and Riis (Mr. 60%) went right from the gun. If I recall, he was wearing white knee warmers...not a great look. Indurain and Zulle were both way off the back and it was kinda painful to watch. In particular, it was sad to see Indurain suffering so badly when he had been completely dominant during the past 5 years.
Dale

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07/05/2016 03:27 PM
That was the one. Good recall on the details.
Cosmic Kid

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07/05/2016 03:41 PM
You guys should listen to the CyclingNews podcasts from last week.....they had a 3-part recap of the '96 Tour with some great interviews. Very frank questions asked to Riis and some interesting responses.

Definitely worth a listen.
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longslowdistance

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07/05/2016 08:11 PM
Dale, those pics are funny!
Cosmic Kid

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07/06/2016 09:23 AM
Sagan just cracked.....GvA looking good for yellow at this point.
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Orange Crush

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07/06/2016 09:47 AM
Its turning into a proper mountain stage. Nice.
Cosmic Kid

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07/06/2016 09:54 AM
GvA is hurting big time.....gutsy ride!
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ChinookPass

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07/06/2016 11:05 AM
Regarding those 2 transfer days, I was on vacation (without a bike) so actually watched most of those stages. The castle porn was top notch and that bombed out French village that was never repaired was ghostly.
The racing, not so much. We all have to remember that for France, the fact that a "race" is underway is only part of the Tour.
Cosmic Kid

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07/07/2016 11:00 AM
Cav making it look easy....that race was over with 400m to go.
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ChinookPass

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07/07/2016 02:04 PM
Impressive sprint. Kittel started to close a little and Cav just kept pouring it on.
Sagan's teammates should just stay out of the sprints. He doesn't follow them anyway. Dude was radioing back to see where Sagan was.
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