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Tour de France - the winner will capture it today


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ClosedCoffin #1 Posted 27 July 2019 - 04:57 AM

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The Big Race for the top of the podium in Paris starts in about 6 hours.

It is going to be an exciting race, shortened from 135km to 59km because of landslides and other unanticipated natural phenomenon.

A Colombian could win for the first time ever.

The French, who haven't won their own race in 34 years, had it in their grasp when a hail shortened race yesterday toppled their leader to second place.

Maybe the Brit will repeat from last year.

It's gonna be good no matter who wins.



Captain_Underpants53 #2 Posted 27 July 2019 - 08:10 AM

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Put wings on 'em and I'll watch.

 

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trikke #3 Posted 27 July 2019 - 11:52 AM

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always have been mildly interested in the race, but the Lance Armstrong thing ruined it for me


Call me when the organizers hand out water balloons to the crowds lining the streets for a TV ratings boost


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Captain_Underpants53 #4 Posted 27 July 2019 - 12:14 PM

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View Posttrikke, on 27 July 2019 - 06:52 AM, said:

always have been mildly interested in the race, but the Lance Armstrong thing ruined it for me


Call me when the organizers hand out water balloons to the crowds lining the streets for a TV ratings boost

Amen

 

 


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NL_Celt #5 Posted 27 July 2019 - 08:41 PM

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It was basically over as soon as they chopped today's race to 59.5km. Highly unlikely he could lose 45 seconds in such a short stage, especially since he a good climber. 

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View PostClosedCoffin, on 27 July 2019 - 04:57 AM, said:

The Big Race for the top of the podium in Paris starts in about 6 hours.

It is going to be an exciting race, shortened from 135km to 59km because of landslides and other unanticipated natural phenomenon.

A Colombian could win for the first time ever.

The French, who haven't won their own race in 34 years, had it in their grasp when a hail shortened race yesterday toppled their leader to second place.

Maybe the Brit will repeat from last year.

It's gonna be good no matter who wins.

 

I think had yesterday's race gone the distance Alaphilippe would have lost even more time. Mountains were not his friend by this point. Then it would be a question if any of the other close competitors would even be as close as well and then if they could do anything today, if it was a full race.


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View PostNL_Celt, on 27 July 2019 - 08:48 PM, said:

 

I think had yesterday's race gone the distance Alaphilippe would have lost even more time. Mountains were not his friend by this point. Then it would be a question if any of the other close competitors would even be as close as well and then if they could do anything today, if it was a full race.

Yes I agree, all good points.

This was a climbers tour, even shortened as it was the best climber prevailed.

Congrats to Egan Bernal.

 



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View PostClosedCoffin, on 27 July 2019 - 11:26 PM, said:

Yes I agree, all good points.

This was a climbers tour, even shortened as it was the best climber prevailed.

Congrats to Egan Bernal.

 

 They were halfway up the hill before I had to leave but Bernal certainly proved he was not going to be beat. Came close to winning the stage and the polka dot. Would have been quite the memorable feat to get yellow, white and polka dot. Almost an Eddie Merckx thing.






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