- TdF Stage 7 [Possible Spoiler Content]
what’s the point of the small 4/5 rider break each day? A chance for the smaller teams to pick up a few points?
1 – Points en route towards Green, KoM competitions.
2 – Plenty of publicity for the sponsors
3 – Plenty of publicity for the riders
4 – Outside chance of making it stick and getting a stage win! Which would equal lots more of the above.
Oh, and as to
Bare with me on this
, you’re on your own I’m afraid. Sitting naked in the office wouldn’t go down too well, I can tell you. 😉Posted 6 years ago
Bare with me on this, first time I’ve paid attention to the tour, what’s the point of the small 4/5 rider break each day? A chance for the smaller teams to pick up a few points?
Also, for the most part, the smaller teams suck. They aren’t going to contest any sprints – most of them seem to get dropped just on the run in. They aren’t going to contest any of the TTs. A few of them might have some ok climbers, but nothing special. Breakaways are their only realistic chance of winning a stage sometimes.Posted 6 years agoElfinsafetyMember
Ooh nice. I had a lovely spag bol the day of yest, but it’s all gone now. All gone.
Found some prawns, but I’m out of ginger so I’ll have to nip out in a bit bah it’s bloody raining again.
Prawns with ginger, lime, a teeny bit of chilli and some fresh corriander. Some nice fresh tagliatelli tricolori too methinks. Possibly a little tomato and red onion salad.
(Scuttles off to Waitrose)Posted 6 years ago
Following my frankly damned good form in predicting the stage winner up to press (EBH yesterday, as well as Cav’s win, Gilbert’s and Farrar’s) I’m sure you’ll all be hanging on my every word, waiting for today’s foretelling. Today, I’m going to predict not just the stage winner but the runner-up too…so here we go:
1. The Manx Missile, hailing from the Isle of Man, our very own British bulldog, Mr Mark Cavendish!!!!
2.Tyler ‘Farrar away but getting nearer and nearer’ Farrar!
Be great to see HTC get their sh*t together and have the full lead-out train running properly.
[EDIT: would Tyler ‘not as farrar away as you think’ Farrar have been better?]Posted 6 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
Everyone is betting on Cav.
Unfortunately for Cav, everyone else in the peloton knows that he’s the hot favourite so he’ll be marked out of contention unless HTC can do something very special with their lead-out train. The other guys – Farrar, Pettachi, Greipel, even Boassen Hagen, know exactly how to get in amongst it all and disrupt it.
There’s an outside chance Cav will get a bit of help from Sky again though…Posted 6 years agomolgripsSubscriber
I think Tyler ‘so near and yet so’ Farrar is better.
Re Sky, I was actually quite pleased to see them helping out Cav. It’s as if GT took pity on him being knobbled by the race organisers and not being able to fulfil his potential this year.
Having said that – a win here would make him the all time most winningest stage winner, wouldn’t it? Pretty impressive in 98 years of the race and so many greats…Posted 6 years ago
CFH, thank you. But now I’m more confused: you posted a picture of the lovely Farah Fawcett and it was removed by the Mods? I’m pretty sure she didn’t do any hard-core photoshoots (will Google when I get home) so it can’t have been that bad. RM’s pic is the little square and red cross for me too, what’s going on? Is it political correctness gone mad????!!!!!Posted 6 years ago
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