- The 100th Tour de France
Before this descends into another drugs bicker-fest can we just all agree that every team at the tour de france has either got riders who’ve been doping cheats or have/had staff on their payroll who’ve been linked to it (yes including Sky)
The Froome / Contador / Evans battle will be interesting as old scrotum face Evans looked like he could be building into good form for the tour and might sneak second if contador doesn’t get the form he’s been trying to get all season.
Quintana is fast becoming one of my favourite riders (alongside Betancur) and i would much rather he got given the nod ahead of valverde by movistar, but the lad is only 23 so he’s got time yet
As stated above the Sagan vs Cav fight for green should be epic. Don’t discount Gripel for a few stage wins as well as the spoilerPosted 4 years ago
Looking forward to playing the fantasy leagues.
Trying to get the best result everyday.
But for the real thing…
Hope to see a Sagan wheelie, Cav launching, Jens off the front, Roche to attack too early, lots of suffering, a crash… but for no one to be really hurt… and they all get on thier bikes and get on with it…. successful break aways… some french lovies by the road side… mad hollandish/norg fans… Gary Imlachs excellent anchoring, Boardman intelligent insight and finally that nice achordion music in the credits.Posted 4 years agotinsyMember
Sky will be dominant, if not all conquering so you might as well just accept it.
Glad Ian Stannard is in, you would have to pick him just in case there is a bar fight at night.
I usually only watch Le Tour, last year the tour then Vuelta, this year I have watched every race I can, just can’t get enough.
I don’t even have a road bike, unless you count a Raleigh Pursuit on permanent loan to my nephew (I think he has actually lost it but afraid to tell me)Posted 4 years agoNon Stop NunMember
As this years race starts with a road stage and not the usual prologue I hope Cav wins and gets the first yellow jersey plus wins the final stage in Paris to make it 5 in a row and with this year it being run under floodlights should be great to watch .Posted 4 years ago
Sagan will win the green jersey as he is just to good a all rounder and will win points on to many stages for Cav to beat him.kennypSubscriber
The patriotic part of me wants Sky to do very well. But the cycling fan part of me sort of fears it could be a dull Tour if Froome does totally dominate. Hard to see just now where any real opposition will come from unless Bertie is holding something back. One possible thing I can see happening is a Spanish alliance with Bertie, Purito and Valverde pooling their resources to match Sky in the mountains.
I was surprised too at Uran not being in the squad, but have been hearing rumours for a while that he is on the way out.Posted 4 years agocrashtestmonkeyMember
+1 for Realman’s daily Stage threads, a top effort last year and they became “official” enough that all those interested posted in one place which kept the debates and enthusiasm going. What forums are for IMHO.
Really looking forward to it this year, glad Wiggo is out and hoping Froome shows the attacking style he’s promised, and other team’s have risen to the challenge of tackling the Sky machine.
I hope Cav wins and gets the first yellow jersey
just as last years course seemed tailor-made for Wiggins, I think starting this years with a sprinter-friendly stage rather than a prologue TT was deliberately planned with the idea of seeing Cav in yellow.Posted 4 years ago
And finally the start sheet is out…Posted 4 years agoRusty ShacklefordMember
Rather than start another thread…who’s your money on?
I’m less interested in the outright win / first stage win and similar, because the odds are predictably short, currently at 4/5 and 10/11 for Froome & Cavendish respectively.
Where are the tempting bets with reasonable odds…who do you like?Posted 4 years agoB.A.NanaMember
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Christ. I’ll do it if I have to.
From my understanding, you still owe a forumite a substantial sum of money. Paid it yet?
Great pity as you seem to be a STW natural. But your rep is ruined here AFAIAC.
As you were.
Isn’t the tdf a den for cheats and rogues?, seems fitting to me that their like should be headlining the show on here as well.Posted 4 years ago
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