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This is what I love about racing (spoiler)
Last Post 07/15/2013 03:17 PM by carl x. 48 Replies.
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CERV

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07/12/2013 04:29 PM
Sounds like it was a decision made by the team, on the roadm in the spur of the moment too:
From the velonews article:

Nicholas Roche recounted how it went down: “I said to Michael, ‘let’s do something.’ Mick looked back, and Alberto gave the nod. Then Michael said, ‘let’s go!’ And off we went. It was something that was decided in three seconds.”

In an instant, the six riders from Saxo pounced. There were no more words exchanged. No one waited for orders. No radio checks to the sport director. Everyone knew what to do.

“It was something completely spontaneous,” said Tosatto. “You cannot plan that. The conditions were optimum for a situation like this. When we started to pull, there’s no hesitation. It was full gas.”
Keith Richards

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07/12/2013 04:52 PM
That is even better! Nice to see some of these guys don't need earpieces to know what to do.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
Ride On

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07/12/2013 05:26 PM
Sunday is to going to be easier to control. I've got stage 18 circled as when they throw everything at him., but today showed you can never tell and he better stay on his toes.

Great stage today
Orange Crush

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07/12/2013 08:04 PM
Sounds like a nice stage today. Will have to look for a rerun. Stage 18-20 is where the others can take it further to Sky. Ventoux is tailor made for a repeat of Ax.
laurentja

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07/12/2013 08:36 PM
If you were watching the whole race live, it was actually Belkin that started throwing down in the crosswinds. At 30k to go Saxo started working too when they noticed Froome was isolated.
Inferno7

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07/12/2013 08:48 PM
Great day. Thank you Omega, and Saxo for making the day eventful.
jpouchet

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07/12/2013 10:16 PM
Good read on the internet but I'm in a hotel with no NBCSports channel.

Excellent lesson in tactics. Will likely be included in future coaching manuals.
Ride On

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07/12/2013 10:40 PM
Froome is lucky some of the other teams with him put in some effort, without some help he could have lost 2 min.
JS

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07/12/2013 11:29 PM
Some great stuff from Fuglsang regarding today.

"Saxo Bank opened up and I just happened to be in a good spot, a good position, and I managed to get on the wheel of Sagan," he said at the finish.

"The moment they start going you can see it and you can hear it because people start screaming and it goes crazy."


stronz

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07/13/2013 01:41 PM
I watched the NBC re broadcast last night with phil and paul. Jesus what awful coverage. First off every other word out of phil's mouth is a sponsor spot "the Geico this" and the "cadillac that" second off we get 90 seconds of riding then a series of the same exact commercials. And worst of all they show the decisive break by Belkin and Saxo as a "look what happened while we were on commercial" reprise. What? They dont have the entire stage on film so they can show us the action "real time" It is so bad and the two of them make such idiotic remarks. Bobke is a doofus and his" insights" are moronic its just tired. Much prefer the internet eurosport feeds with Sean Kelly and others.
BikeCzar

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07/13/2013 05:42 PM
ok then...

I like them.
Yo Mike

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07/13/2013 06:16 PM
Those 2 ass-kissing hacks should have been shht-caned a long time ago.

I am perfectly OK with Kelly and the Brit commentator - Carlington (?)
Keith Richards

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07/13/2013 06:26 PM
I admit I was not happy with yesterdays coverage as well.

I wanted to see Saxo's move from the helicopters.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
THE SKINNY

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07/13/2013 08:07 PM
nbc sports coverage is worth the $30. i've napped through all the major happenings. the initial commentator, matt k. is really pretty good but at some point they switch over to paul and phil.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
8art8

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07/13/2013 10:30 PM
I started supplementing coverage a few years ago w/ this podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/itv-tour-de-france-podcast/id163658288

Chris Boardman & some other guys w/ funny accents who sound a lot like John Oliver and are almost as funny. Loads more informative than the usual. I am a little ashamed to say I have *watched* less than 1 hour of coverage this year but have *listened* to every stage & still feel somewhat involved. okay, that isn't a real link eh? search *ITV Tour Podcast*
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