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79pmooney

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08/31/2017 08:38 PM
Not a shining day for Spain. The Irish Team bus burned by am arsonist. A policeman throws a fan across the road, crashing a neutral support moto, a fan pushed a rider off the road and over a fan barrier.

Ironic about the bus. Ireland and Spain have been on good terms for hundreds of years. Both are very "not English". There are Spanish bloodlines all along western Ireland from shipwrecked survivors of the Spanish Armada. Spaniards have been going to southern Ireland for vacation to escape the heat for a long time and there is a long history of active commerce between the two. Maybe things have changed, but that is what I learned when I sailed the Irish southern coast in 1986.

Ben
Orange Crush

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08/31/2017 10:12 PM
Just another serial arsonist Ben. It has nothing to do with Irish Spanish relationships. The bus was probably just an easy target.

"statement from Spain’s national police force said they had arrested a 55-year-old man who had allegedly caused four fires in Almería."

I guess old codgers don't always rule.
longslowdistance

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09/01/2017 06:50 PM
Sky bus next time please. I've heard that burning drugs create beautiful colored flames.
Nick A

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09/02/2017 08:47 PM
Or, depending on the drugs you take, the flames look beautiful.
Cosmic Kid

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09/04/2017 07:23 AM
What a boring ass race this is....
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Orange Crush

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09/04/2017 10:59 AM
Yup.
Habanero

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09/04/2017 11:41 AM
I just don't get how yesterday didn't completely assplode everything. Those were some of the hardest climbs in professional cycling and I was expecting huge gaps and instead we were treated to a snoozefest.
Cosmic Kid

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09/04/2017 12:31 PM
Posted By Hot Habanero on 09/04/2017 11:41 AM
I just don't get how yesterday didn't completely assplode everything. Those were some of the hardest climbs in professional cycling and I was expecting huge gaps and instead we were treated to a snoozefest.


Because Froome. He doesn't need to attack and no one (who so a threat on GC) is willing to attack him. Net-net: snoozefest.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Habanero

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09/04/2017 12:59 PM
Agreed. I think it's in the nature of these generational GC men who dominate that the racing can be boring. Not always but a fair bit of the time. Indurain was always accused of boring racing because he smothered the fields he raced against. Not sure when or how that will change.
Orange Crush

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09/04/2017 01:06 PM
Not because Froome. Because Sky. Froome alone is beatable but team is just too deep and dominant.
Gonzo Cyclist

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09/05/2017 04:15 PM
"What a boring ass race this is...."

Yup CK, we had the Tour de Snooze in July, and now we have the Vuelta a Dormir Extravaganza..........needed to catch up on my sleep........thanks team sky.................
Habanero

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09/06/2017 10:35 AM
All of a sudden, not so boring as the froominator battery runs out.
79pmooney

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09/06/2017 11:22 AM
D*** sans jour! (Contador's early on.) Without that one bad day, this would be a race! Even with, Contador shows himself as a rider with true class (at least in my opinion). Never showed the towel. And has been Chris Froome's bad dream for two weeks now.

My wish for a different past - that Contador hadn't served that ban at the height of his career. (He may have been guilty, but even if he was, his penalty vs that of others that slid or were just plan not caught out of UCI incompetence was hardly just.) He made and is still making watching racing fun. I never saw him as a "beautiful" rider (think Anquetil) but his heart and race smarts are in a class above.

Ben
Habanero

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09/06/2017 12:18 PM
Might still be a race as there are still tough days to come. Watch Contador work with Nibbles to prevent a Froome victory. You heard it hear first!
79pmooney

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09/06/2017 12:54 PM
So the froominator is just a refrigerator with a lock on the door to prevent the contadors from nibbling froomes?
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