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Old 06-05-2014, 06:17 PM   #1
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2014 Tour de France **danger possible Spoilers**

Let's get a thread going on it. Froome looks really hard to beat. Contador appears to be back in top form. Was TeJay's 2012 5th place finish a fluke or can he compete with the worlds best? He is the best the USA has to offer.

Cavendish will finally get to wear THE jersey and on his home court. That will be cool.

What do the masses have to say?
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Old 06-05-2014, 06:41 PM   #2
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Wait. Not yet. I've got something like 48 hours of dvr'd racing to get caught up on before the TdF. I'll need a day or two.
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:59 PM   #3
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Is this the doping thread?
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I think I'm about to cut the Cable. What sucks is if this is like NBCSports other offerings I won't be able to view without having a cable/satellite subscription-- and hell my podunk cable provider (CableOne) doesn't even qualify.
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:52 AM   #5
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Old 06-06-2014, 05:54 AM   #6
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I think I'm about to cut the Cable. What sucks is if this is like NBCSports other offerings I won't be able to view without having a cable/satellite subscription-- and hell my podunk cable provider (CableOne) doesn't even qualify.
The last two years, NBC has offered a $30 subscription to the Tour; no cable subscription required. Live streaming every day, reruns throughout the day, etc. Best money I spend every year! I will be gutted if they don't offer that again this year.
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Old 06-08-2014, 01:57 PM   #7
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I'll be catching a day or two of the tour in the Vosges this year. I'll be on the bike riding Zurich to Genk as they come down through Nancy and Mulhouse. Looking forward do it.
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Is this the doping thread?
If it's about the Tour de France? Silly question.
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:36 AM   #9
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I'll be catching a day or two of the tour in the Vosges this year. I'll be on the bike riding Zurich to Genk as they come down through Nancy and Mulhouse. Looking forward do it.
Be sure to post some pics!
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If it's about the Tour de France Professional Sports ? Silly question.
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:10 PM   #11
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Contador for the win.


Something is too Armstrong-like about Froome.
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Something is too Armstrong-like about Froome.
I can see that. He is an odd guy. Doesn't necessarily mean he's a junkie but there's something kind of strange about him.
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I can see that. He is an odd guy. Doesn't necessarily mean he's a junkie but there's something kind of strange about him.
I just can't warm to him - certainly not to the same extent as I can Wiggo.
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For me, Froome definitely falls into the guilty until proven innocent camp. Wish I could explain it more clearly but something just smells off. But, hell that goes for most top riders. Despite that I still really enjoy the spectacle that is the TdF.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:56 PM   #15
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For me, Froome definitely falls into the guilty until proven innocent camp. Wish I could explain it more clearly but something just smells off. But, hell that goes for most top riders. Despite that I still really enjoy the spectacle that is the TdF.
A few things bother me about froome. The convenient "bug" discovered after what, last season? Almost like a pre story to make up an excuse about what drugs they find when they find them.

"of course I tested positive for (fill in the blank). Yes, I know they are banned but they were necessary for treatment of my bilhizaria, which I didn't even know I had. No, really."

His attempt to be the patron during the 2012 Tour. Again, Armstrong like.

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