Rating the TdF
Last Post 07/12/2013 08:30 PM by Coup de Pedale. 24 Replies.
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Spud

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07/12/2013 10:05 AM
How many stars (5 being the best) would you give the TdF so far?

I'm going to decide whether to start watching it or not based on your ratings.



Pin0Q0

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07/12/2013 10:24 AM
If you have no interest and are looking for someone to influence you then you'd be better off watching MLB. With that said, I think there is a chance that we may see some sparks fly in the mountains. Froome cannot possibly ride like he has if he is clean. No freaking way...
bobswire

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07/12/2013 10:25 AM
When we are not racing our walkers up and down the hallways we rate the TDF


Either that or an enema.
Cosmic Kid

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07/12/2013 10:31 AM
2 stars. Pretty boring, overall. Froome and SKY have a stranglehold on the race. His sizeable lead will lead to very conservative racing in the next week.

Some good stages, but as far as the GC, it is a snoozer.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
winterale

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07/12/2013 10:37 AM
Since the riders radios came on the scene that has "dumbed" it down and we will not see the lone heroics
succeed..that and the "super domestiques" teams controlling things. So 3 stars from me.
Yo Mike

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07/12/2013 10:37 AM
Today, the wind is blowing and the wheels are turning...getting interesting......
winterale

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07/12/2013 10:39 AM
Thanks Cosmic, I didn't want to be the 1st to say what you did...2 STARS it is
madvax

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07/12/2013 10:44 AM
Yellow and Green jerseys pretty much decided...two stars. However, some of the scenery has been beautiful. The finishing location of the TT was way cool.
bobswire

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07/12/2013 11:01 AM
Posted By Michael Merva on 07/12/2013 10:37 AM
Today, the wind is blowing and the wheels are turning...getting interesting......

Very good move by Saxo. I'm liking this tour.

Cosmic Kid

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07/12/2013 11:04 AM
Hmmmm....today certainly gets 5 stars. We'll see how it plays out.

****SPOILER BELOW*****






Best GC stage in years......and totally unexpected. SKY is lamenting the loss of Boss Hog BIG TIME right now.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
bobswire

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07/12/2013 11:15 AM
Great strategy by Saxo, cavendish and sagan sitting on for the ride benefit.
jmdirt

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07/12/2013 11:19 AM
four stars some days, five today.
bobswire

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07/12/2013 11:28 AM
Contador has grandes bolas!
Cosmic Kid

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07/12/2013 11:32 AM
That wasn't Contador, that was all Riis.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Keith Richards

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07/12/2013 11:49 AM
Riis understands that bike racing is not all about watts, VOmax and the last climb of the day. Sky only knows how to race one way and it cost them today.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
SideBySide

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07/12/2013 01:25 PM
Contador learned the hard way about wind. Great stage.
Keith Richards

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07/12/2013 01:59 PM
The fact that it was Dutch (Belkin) and Belgian (OPQS) teams yanking the peleton in the crosswinds should be no surprise to anyone.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
Entheo

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07/12/2013 02:17 PM
overall so far 4 stars. interesting course, good start in corsica, very interesting first two stages in the pyrennes, unpredictable sprint finishes, excellent tactical slugfest on the flats today.

can't understand someone giving this tour 2 stars; not sure what kind of expectations would merit that.
Cosmic Kid

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07/12/2013 02:25 PM
A tighter GC race. As I just said in the other thread, Froome is still in a very comfortable position. As great as today was, Froome is still the strongest guy in the race.

The second stage in the Pyrennes and today's stage were both excellent. But, for the most part, the GC race has been a snoozer, IMO.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Entheo

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07/12/2013 02:45 PM
5 wearers of the maillot jaune so far. froome is the strongest, but as today proves, there's still a long way to go. still can't see how froome's not unexpected lead merits an overall 2 star rating for what has been a great parcours and lots of unexpected surprises.
mahoba

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07/12/2013 03:02 PM
Certainly got better today.
winterale

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07/12/2013 03:11 PM
Did get better today big time, gave me hope!
Orange Crush

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07/12/2013 08:01 PM
+1 winterale and mahoba
mtnbkr

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07/12/2013 08:23 PM
i'd give it 4 stars right now -- some nice sprints, a bit of drama (bus crash, etc.), and an unexpected today (which I give 5 stars) -- so if' you're not yet following/watching I'd encourage you to as the rest could turn out equally engaging or, if today was an anomaly and CF pulls a bunch more minutes in the ITT and mountains, boring. But who knows until the end of next week in the alps?
laurentja

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07/12/2013 08:30 PM
My mother could have written that original post... She was all about it during the Lance years, then she was like: I don't know who to root for... OMG.


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