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  • brakes
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    is excited.
    Froome the Sky horse for this course?
    lets hope everyone is on form and hasn’t been banned.
    Lance to make a comeback and win his first Tour?

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Just about to book july 18th off

    richardk
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    100% French, apart from the winner… probably

    juan
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    ARf if I was into road bike, I’ll be spoiled.

    Alp D’Huez twice in a day, that’s going to be a clean race then.

    clubber
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    I’m not sure I really buy that argument. Are you suggesting that people can’t ride it twice in a day without cheating? It’s iconic but really it’s not in itself any worse than other mountain stages where they ride more than on HC.

    That’s alright Clubber, I’m just f****** off with the whole thing to honest and think that if organisers want clean races they should maybe not design routes that play straight into the hands of dopers.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    could all the doping rows just be confined to the ‘Lance is great’ and ‘lance is a bastard’ threads?

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    Never mind Alpe d’Huez – 242km to the top of Mont Ventoux.

    It was effing hard when I rode only 172km to its summit.

    Have a Didi:

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    Bastille day on Mt Ventoux ! Twice up Alpe d’Huez – epic.

    Cycling needs a good TdF and this being the 100th I really hope its news worthy for the right reasons. I’m excited.

    lazybike
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    Ouch…..wonder if the average speed will drop this year.

    Cycling needs a good TdF and this being the 100th I really hope its news worthy for the right reasons. I’m excited.

    Agreed in full!

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    Excited already

    jonba
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    First stage is a sprint finish with no prologue. Going to be carnage…

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    Alp D’Huez twice in a day, that’s going to be a clean race then.

    Why? It’s not very difficult to ride at a sensible pace. It’s as hard as you make it.

    They’ll have to do something with the road out the back of Alpe D’Huez to the Col du Sarenne though – it’s rough as and has massive cobbled drainage channels across it at the moment.

    Tom B
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    I’m gonna be on the alpe 🙂 I may try and spectate on dutch corner-i will definitely be gettinG bladdered on cheap french wine and screaming encouragement at all 200 odd of those superb anorexic druggies caning it up there :-). I’m getting waay too excited just thinking about it 🙂

    Grand Boucle is the womans race though – no?

    lemonysam
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    My girlfriend asked me if I fancied going to watch the stages around Grand Bornand and Annecy for next summer’s holiday without any prompting.

    Whoop!

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    @lemonysam – she’s smart, she’s gonna get ya …. 8)

    radoggair
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    could possibly be the greatest Tour ever next year. Contador, Wiggo, Froome, Rodriguez, valverde, Schleck, evans (outsider) and potentially nibali. It also will definately be the cleanest tour ever after this years fun and games.

    I’m very excited already to next years TDF. Roll on July

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    The Alpe d’Heuz pain day is the week after the Mega so book early for an extended break I guess two massive summits while the broken bones heal!!

    atlaz
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    mikewsmith – if you get it right you could do the marmotte, the mega, mountain of hell then watch the TdF from your hospital bed

    Premier Icon neil the wheel
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    Much hillage!

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyrxtVnc-28[/video]

    ormondroyd
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    It also will definately be the cleanest tour ever after this years fun and games.

    I love an optimist.

    juan
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    Excited already

    Yeah me too, it’s quite possible stage 4 (cagnes to marseille) get sabotage, and I hope it will just to teach the mayor a lesson 😀

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