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    Quote Originally Posted by redhoops View Post
    I don't think the French police force needs to be stretched to protect a bunch of blokes playing at bikes .

    The crowds behaviour is ridiculous. The riders know before they peddle off what expect from them. Neither can complain when it goes wrong .
    It is by far the biggest sporting event in France...and the most important one to the French people too.

    Compared to the tour, the euros was a summer fete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrottonRed View Post
    It is by far the biggest sporting event in France...and the most important one to the French people too.

    Compared to the tour, the euros was a summer fete.
    There's been more important events in France needing policing of late than this.
    Hire a security firm.
    Hand out leaflets to the crowd on how not to act like an imbecile and leave the boys alone on their toys .
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    Quote Originally Posted by redhoops View Post
    There's been more important events in France needing policing of late than this.
    Hire a security firm.
    Hand out leaflets to the crowd on how not to act like an imbecile and leave the boys alone on their toys .
    You still sound a bit naffed off mate.

    That's the Rodger's factor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrottonRed View Post
    You still sound a bit naffed off mate.

    That's the Rodger's factor.

    He can get on his bike lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by redhoops View Post
    He can get on his bike lol
    It's going to be a fun ride for Celtic and Rangers this season.

    If you don't win the league, you'll never live it down,

    I may take the mick, but I have a soft spot for Celtic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrottonRed View Post
    It's going to be a fun ride for Celtic and Rangers this season.

    If you don't win the league, you'll never live it down,

    I may take the mick, but I have a soft spot for Celtic.
    Well Celtic have failed the last 4 years without Rangers being in the league.

    If the teddy bears win it it's the kick in the teeth my club needs . And it won't all be Rodgers fault.
    Maybe thats his game ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by redhoops View Post
    There's been more important events in France needing policing of late than this.
    Hire a security firm.
    Hand out leaflets to the crowd on how not to act like an imbecile and leave the boys alone on their toys .
    And breaking news of a lorry driver ploughing into a crowd in Nice. Many deaths.

    Hope it's an accident. But France is on the edge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redhoops View Post
    I don't think the French police force needs to be stretched to protect a bunch of blokes playing at bikes .

    The crowds behaviour is ridiculous. The riders know before they peddle off what expect from them. Neither can complain when it goes wrong .
    Think they said there were 300k people on the mountain last year and about 25k police officers working. Considering the amount of people I think they are doing a decent job keeping it safe. But with that amount of humans gathered in one spot there are bound to be a few thoughtless individuals.
    Generally when the riders are asked they love it, but ofcourse not when stuff like this happens. Today though was a mistake sinoe they didnt put up the fences they should have after moving the finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirKuytinho View Post
    Think they said there were 300k people on the mountain last year and about 25k police officers working. Considering the amount of people I think they are doing a decent job keeping it safe. But with that amount of humans gathered in one spot there are bound to be a few thoughtless individuals.
    Generally when the riders are asked they love it, but ofcourse not when stuff like this happens. Today though was a mistake sinoe they didnt put up the fences they should have after moving the finish.
    You think a 25k police deployment is necessary for a bike ride?
    Of so , why ?

    And you mentioned " keeping it safe "
    Trainspotters have more self awerness than the people lining the streets taking selfies with the cyclists.

    It's embarrassing
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    Quote Originally Posted by redhoops View Post
    You think a 25k police deployment is necessary for a bike ride?
    Of so , why ?

    And you mentioned " keeping it safe "
    Trainspotters have more self awerness than the people lining the streets taking selfies with the cyclists.

    It's embarrassing
    Its not just a bike ride though, like the World Cup final is not just a football match. Its the cyclIng event, and it attracts huge amount of people. There are bound to be some idiots in that crowd. How many would you deem necessary to control a 300k crowd of football fans?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirKuytinho View Post
    Its not just a bike ride though, like the World Cup final is not just a football match. Its the cyclIng event, and it attracts huge amount of people. There are bound to be some idiots in that crowd. How many would you deem necessary to control a 300k crowd of football fans?
    What's the area these 300k cover?
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    Quote Originally Posted by redhoops View Post
    He can get on his bike lol
    What if it breaks or crashes, is he also allowed to run?
    Poor Brendan
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    Quote Originally Posted by redhoops View Post
    What's the area these 300k cover?
    No idea, the pundits here said the mountain, but lets assume they are spread.out over the course. So between 160-210km? The mountain climbs arent that long though. I would also assume the bulk would be gathered the last few kilometers to the finish line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redhoops View Post
    You think a 25k police deployment is necessary for a bike ride?
    Of so , why ?

    And you mentioned " keeping it safe "
    Trainspotters have more self awerness than the people lining the streets taking selfies with the cyclists.

    It's embarrassing
    See what happened today... Terrible news from France again...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanCanPressing View Post
    See what happened today... Terrible news from France again...
    Yes, terrible. 73 dead and rising. The lorry drove for TWO kilometres mowing people down before he was shot and killed.

    I would not be surprised if the tour was cancelled tomorrow as a mark of respect, although that would throw up huge logistical problems, so maybe a minute's silence beforehand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KOPGIRL1971 View Post
    Yes, terrible. 73 dead and rising. The lorry drove for TWO kilometres mowing people down before he was shot and killed.

    I would not be surprised if the tour was cancelled tomorrow as a mark of respect, although that would throw up huge logistical problems, so maybe a minute's silence beforehand.
    Three days of national mourning declared for between July 17-18, so not sure how that might impact the tour?
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    "The Tour De France will continue in a subdued and solemn manner"

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordJamieOfCarragher View Post
    "The Tour De France will continue in a subdued and solemn manner"

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    They've taken the 'if we cancel the tour, the terrorists win' option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiddlerDave View Post
    They've taken the 'if we cancel the tour, the terrorists win' option.
    Safe out safe in
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiddlerDave View Post
    They've taken the 'if we cancel the tour, the terrorists win' option.
    The correct decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiddlerDave View Post
    They've taken the 'if we cancel the tour, the terrorists win' option.
    Damn right - don't let the terrorists win
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    So Froome's bike was snapped - into the camera bike and then another camera bike hit his bike

    Can't believe some questioned his running on the hill, did they see how unsafe it was where the incident took place - crazy

    Also did you see how quickly Froome's bike disappeared - apparently the organisers wanted it, to see if there was a motor hidden in the frame -
    Trying to suggest Froome is cheating - sounds like sour grapes to me.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysteron View Post
    So Froome's bike was snapped - into the camera bike and then another camera bike hit his bike

    Can't believe some questioned his running on the hill, did they see how unsafe it was where the incident took place - crazy

    Also did you see how quickly Froome's bike disappeared - apparently the organisers wanted it, to see if there was a motor hidden in the frame -
    Trying to suggest Froome is cheating - sounds like sour grapes to me.....
    If you mean the yellow one he got, it was from a neutral car. It didnt work very well so he stopped and waited for his team car and reserve bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirKuytinho View Post
    If you mean the yellow one he got, it was from a neutral car. It didnt work very well so he stopped and waited for his team car and reserve bike.
    no
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysteron View Post
    So Froome's bike was snapped - into the camera bike and then another camera bike hit his bike

    Can't believe some questioned his running on the hill, did they see how unsafe it was where the incident took place - crazy

    Also did you see how quickly Froome's bike disappeared - apparently the organisers wanted it, to see if there was a motor hidden in the frame -
    Trying to suggest Froome is cheating - sounds like sour grapes to me.....
    What could he be scared of? That is not excuse to run without a bike. He could have waited and the car with another bike would have come and he could have been on his bike sooner than it was at the case at the end.
    As for organisers wanting his bike, its their right to do so isn't it-take it from the road because there were another cyclists coming up followed by vehicles. Also aren't they using that new technology to figure out whether there is engine in the bike during the racing? something like infra red technology, or not yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuta View Post
    What could he be scared of? That is not excuse to run without a bike. He could have waited and the car with another bike would have come and he could have been on his bike sooner than it was at the case at the end.
    As for organisers wanting his bike, its their right to do so isn't it-take it from the road because there were another cyclists coming up followed by vehicles. Also aren't they using that new technology to figure out whether there is engine in the bike during the racing? something like infra red technology, or not yet?
    It's within the rules to run without your bike.

    The only time you need to be in contact with your bike is at the start and finish lines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrottonRed View Post
    It's within the rules to run without your bike.

    The only time you need to be in contact with your bike is at the start and finish lines.
    Think they said here that it wasnt allowed, but considering what happened it would have been completely braindead of the jury to give a time penalty for it. I know Froome is Kenyan but I doubt he outruns bikes
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    Just saw a short clip from yesterday, around the time of the accident. Quintana holding on to a motorbike? Seen it? wonder how long he did that and if he will be punished. Would post it, but its a pain to do with phone. Sure you can find it you search though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirKuytinho View Post
    Just saw a short clip from yesterday, around the time of the accident. Quintana holding on to a motorbike? Seen it? wonder how long he did that and if he will be punished. Would post it, but its a pain to do with phone. Sure you can find it you search though.
    There were several incidents yesterday...Aru got towed back into the peloton for one.

    But I think the stage was such a mess due to it being shortened, they've let a lot of stuff go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrottonRed View Post
    There were several incidents yesterday...Aru got towed back into the peloton for one.

    But I think the stage was such a mess due to it being shortened, they've let a lot of stuff go.
    Suppose, did you see it? Its not like he used it to gain balance or anything he is basically being towed uphill holding on to a spare tire.
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