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Discussion in 'Randomination' started by jamonserrano, 17 Mar 2012.

  1. Mikey10

    Mikey10 Allan Nielsen

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    Which is what everyone thought of Armstrong until the testing regimes caught up.
     
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    galeforce Garth Crooks

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    Yep, me too.

    The difference is that back then I thought Lance wasn’t taking anything, now I just think that Froome isn’t taking anything banned.

    I also think that Sky aren’t doing anything different to most of professional football, cricket, rugby etc.
     
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    Gazza Dazzla Mitchell Thomas

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    Not true, he’s actually one of the better descenders now.
     
  4. Kandi1977

    Kandi1977 Jimmy McCormick

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    He's improved, I'll give you that.
     
  5. galeforce

    galeforce Garth Crooks

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    Danishfurniturelover Les Ferdinand

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    Can not believe Froome got off.

    Well I can, money buys you good lawyers. This is the least excited I have been before the start of a Tour in years. Will watch for Cavendish the greatest British sports star of all time.

    Shame because we have some lovely young cyclists coming through.
     
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  8. Mikey10

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    Sensational day’s racing. Lovely to see G take Froome apart in that last sprint.
     
  9. Dicko

    Dicko Gudni Bergsson

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    So can Thomas actually win this or is everyone still expecting Froome to do it again?
     
  10. galeforce

    galeforce Garth Crooks

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    There is still a week to go and 5/6 GC days, Froome is the better rider no doubt but with Dumoulin so close to him they’ll have to protect G first and foremost, it’s going to be really interesting.
     
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    Dicko Gudni Bergsson

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    Who's better at time trials?
    And is Dumoulin any good at them?
     
  12. galeforce

    galeforce Garth Crooks

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    Froome and Dumoulin are both better in a TT than G, nothing between the two of them though imo.

    Not to say G can’t turn it on in one, he’s riding as well as he ever has and they both have the Giro in their legs.
     
  13. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover Les Ferdinand

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    Nope, first sign of weakness and they will drop him like your wife drops her knickers.
     
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    galeforce Garth Crooks

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    Begrudgingly, drunkenly, annually?
     
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    Danishfurniturelover Les Ferdinand

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    Annually.
     
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    That was a great Tour and seeing Thomas win will be my sporting highlight of this year.

    Chapeau, as always, to ITV4 for fantastic coverage, although sad to hear that Chris Boardman is stepping down.
     
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    Kandi1977 Jimmy McCormick

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    It was so fudging deserved that Kristoff won today! Finally! He's been 2nd twice, and third twice at Champs Elysee. Second Norwegian to win there after Thor Husovd won the stage in 2006. Thomas a very worthy winner. I like him, as opposed to Froome.
     
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  18. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover Les Ferdinand

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    Kristoff is fcuking useless and only won because every decent sprinter was not there and Sagan was injured, Kristoff is a classics man not a sprinter and the tour is going like the Vuelta making it to tough for sprinters with different body set to other cyclists to get to the finish.

    Agree about Thomas.
     
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    Kandi1977 Jimmy McCormick

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    European Champion
    Olympic bronze medalist
    World championship silver
    Winner Fleche-Valon
    Winner Milan-San Remo
    Winner Flandern
    4 time winner Echborn - Frankfurt
    4 Tour de France stage wins
    To name a few. Pretty useless...

    You can only beat the ones that are participating. He set up the sprint perfectly, and won it fair and square. The ones who wasn't there, where not strong enough, and didn't make the time limit.
     
  20. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover Les Ferdinand

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    I get he comes from the same country as you and all that but he should not be winning the sprint stage in Paris. This year the tour has been more like the vuelta and it is poorer for it.

    Would loved to have seen Garcia against Kittel battling it out.

    As much as I love him cav is finished on the road and should focus on the Tokyo Olympics.
     

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