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