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Spud

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07/21/2017 11:06 AM
Haven't watched this race in many years. Only watching to follow Brambi (nice finish today). Giro, IMO is the better of these two races.
longslowdistance

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07/21/2017 01:34 PM
The cat and mouse was especially fun today.
Red Tornado

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07/22/2017 05:57 PM
Posted By christopher behrens on 07/20/2017 05:58 PM
Martin - the only "racer" in the bunch.

F#ck Sky.


+1. Had about enough of Sky. They're doing the right thing for them (and who can blame them), but for the fans it just doesn't work - unless you're a Sky fan. They have essentially killed the "racing" in the GC competition. Even though the gaps from first to third/fourth/fifth were close this year, Sky were in control the entire way - save for a few days - and don't let anyone convince you differently. No one had a realistic chance of cracking Froome with the tempo riding and all. There were a few chances they might have been able to do something, especially the missed turn exit, but no one had the balls or the energy. If the TdF wants to bring back some real "racing", there's already a list of things been thrown out there on this forum (IIRC) and others that would do it. They wouldn't even have to do everything, just one or two items might make a difference. The current state of the GC portion of the event is BORING, and ASO needs to wake up and smell the coffee and make some changes.
Orange Crush

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07/22/2017 07:17 PM
Fight for GC mat have been boring but that was one awesome TT start and finish venue.

Kudos to Bardet. Obviously 110% spent after these 3 weeks.

Of the contenders i can only think of Uran has seeming on cruise control.

And like I said make teams smaller. That or they need to even out team budgets to make things more interesting.
jookey

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07/23/2017 07:39 AM
The big problem for years has been riders and teams not willing to take chances and lose the tour vs. go for it. I laugh every time I see a team go to the front to protect a riders eighth place spot. Really? If teams attacked Skye over and over, they could reshuffle the deck. Heck, Aru did early, but made a mistake the following day and did not have a good last week. Teams should all band together to get the jersey. Instead they are content to ride around, not gain ground and hope Froome cracks.
Orange Crush

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07/23/2017 09:17 AM
There you go
2017/07/tour-de-france/2017-tour-de-france/froome-talks-sky-budget-tdf-media-strategy_444543
Cosmic Kid

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07/23/2017 09:52 AM
He speaks as boringly as he races....
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Dale

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07/23/2017 11:50 AM
Posted By Cosmic Kid on 07/23/2017 09:52 AM
He speaks as boringly as he races....


When he uses a teleprompter does he lay it flat on the table and stare down while reading?
Cosmic Kid

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07/24/2017 01:32 PM
This sucks.....I had to actually do work this AM.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Master50

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07/26/2017 07:05 PM
From is still the guy and Sky the team. a weaker team might have changed the GC competition a lot. I wonder if Uran might have changed the outcome with a team for GC. Talanski is talented but not ready this year so Uran really did a remarkable job without much team support.
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