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    Any Cyclist amongst the ranks? Or anyone interested in the Tour?

    Personally love it myself routing for Team Sky as expected hoping for Froome to move from 2nd place last year to first place this year to win Britain's second tour in a row, would be fantastic. Doesn't feel right not having Wiggo there though.

    Anyone have any thoughts teams or riders they feel might step up?
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    Contador wins it I reckon.
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    The 2015 Tour de France starts this Saturday

    Great race - great scenes

    Starts in Utrecht, Holland
    http://www.letour.com/us/
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    Frome was awesome today - he destroyed the field at 6.5km to go
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    One of the best watches of the year starts Saturday

    Tour de France 2016

    Stage guide to the 3 weeks
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/36648909
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    Yeah it's a good watch

    Do you cycle yourself mate ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aylesbyred View Post
    Yeah it's a good watch

    Do you cycle yourself mate ?
    My son cycles - I haven't in the last 5/6 years

    You
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    Really looking forward to this, it should be epic. I wonder if Froome has another one in him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysteron View Post
    My son cycles - I haven't in the last 5/6 years

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    Yeah got in to road bikes when i got bored of the gym. Don't go out as much as I'd like these days
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    What can we expect this year

    Kittel win stun the sprinters
    Froome will win again
    Quintana will leave them stunned in the mountains
    Segan still won't win a stage
    Voeckler will have a day to remember - he has one every tour
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysteron View Post
    What can we expect this year

    Kittel win stun the sprinters
    Froome will win again
    Quintana will leave them stunned in the mountains
    Segan still won't win a stage
    Voeckler will have a day to remember - he has one every tou
    Sagan, Voeckler I like 'em... always prepared to have a go.

    Must admit to a soft spot for the German Gorilla....Andre Greipel. Whenever he goes for the line, I expect the bike under him to absolutely shatter and explode in all directions under the punishment!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiddlerDave View Post
    Sagan, Voeckler I like 'em... always prepared to have a go.

    Must admit to a soft spot for the German Gorilla....Andre Greipel. Whenever he goes for the line, I expect the bike under him to absolutely shatter and explode in all directions under the punishment!!!!
    True - a beast for sure and will win a few sprints
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    And we are off 3km into the 1st stage of 188km
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    Great win for Cav.

    His first Yellow Jersey as well.

    Chapeau my son!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrottonRed View Post
    Great win for Cav.

    His first Yellow Jersey as well.

    Chapeau my son!

    Just gonna write this - Nice one Grotton
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    Stage two - is looking wet and horrible - especially the last 5kms
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    It's not our thing this peddling endurance event .
    Cycling , watching the numbers on your electric meter go round and around is as equally captivating.
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    Segan takes stage 2 and the yellow from Cavendish
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysteron View Post
    Sagan takes stage 2 and the yellow from Cavendish
    It's about time he did it... poor sod has finished second on stages far too many times.

    The sound balance on the TV coverage is awful this year... Le Tour was always spot on in this respect, but the effects mike blasts over the commentary. You'd think someone in the broadcast setup might've noticed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiddlerDave View Post
    It's about time he did it... poor sod has finished second on stages far too many times.

    The sound balance on the TV coverage is awful this year... Le Tour was always spot on in this respect, but the effects mike blasts over the commentary. You'd think someone in the broadcast setup might've noticed.
    Yeah - we have had a few gremlins this year
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    Cav wins again...by a tyre width!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrottonRed View Post
    Cav wins again...by a tyre width!
    Fast finish - slow race - and wow, don't get much tighter than that
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    Kittel finally wins stage 4

    Sagan stays in yellow

    And this finish was tighter than Cavs win
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    What a ride from Van Avermaet - takes the stage 2 and a half minutes clear of the next -
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    Only saw the last hour, but that looked a tough one.

    A question (as I am fairly new to this sport - five years - and still learning): Can sprinters like Cavendish opt out of these more tortuous stages?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KOPGIRL1971 View Post
    Only saw the last hour, but that looked a tough one.

    A question (as I am fairly new to this sport - five years - and still learning): Can sprinters like Cavendish opt out of these more tortuous stages?
    You have to finish within a time limit. Not sure on the math with that, but sprinters just try and stay within that on mountain stages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirKuytinho View Post
    You have to finish within a time limit. Not sure on the math with that, but sprinters just try and stay within that on mountain stages.
    OK, thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysteron View Post
    What a ride from Van Avermaet - takes the stage 2 and a half minutes clear of the next -
    Three new wearers of the Yellow Jersey already. Great stuff!

    Sound problems have decreased, thank goodness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiddlerDave View Post
    Three new wearers of the Yellow Jersey already. Great stuff!

    Sound problems have decreased, thank goodness.
    What channel are you watching it on?

    I've had no problems, barring the usual break up due to trees etc blocking the signal from the motorbike cameras.

    I'm watching on Eurosport HD on Sky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrottonRed View Post
    What channel are you watching it on?

    I've had no problems, barring the usual break up due to trees etc blocking the signal from the motorbike cameras.

    I'm watching on Eurosport HD on Sky.
    Gotta lot of love for Carlton Kirby and Sean Kelly
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