Le Tour 2019 “Now with spoilers”

Discussion in 'Sports' started by enduro0125, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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  2. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Hailstones ahead :eekers
  3. Wildman

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    Stage cancelled at the top of l'Iseran!
  4. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    They canceled the stage
  5. Wildman

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    Bernal in yellow.
  6. Mr Head

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    Yamaha thingy
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  7. Schmeds

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    Ouch. Times at the summit, so Alaphillippe cant make up time on the descent.
  8. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    Just saw that. I guess my live feed isn't all that live.
    Crazy weather there. They go from furnace heat in the 100's to rain, hail, lightning and thunder.
  9. UncleJ

    UncleJ It's Happy Hour Somewhere

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    Wow, used to seein' that in the Giro, but yikes!

    :vardy
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    Looks like flooded mostly from the feed.
  11. Jurgen

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    Oye-- that front end loader against the flood like a shovel against the ocean--- flood keeps coming back. That mean mother nature.

    One thing I noted yesterday is Bernal is a pretty solid descender.
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  12. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    Well, time to go pump up the tires on the bicycle and saddle up.
    Nice hot, humid day today so another death ride is on order.

    Speaking of bicycle racing, ever ride a support motorcycle in snow, hail or rain?
    It sucks. The car drivers are mostly like car drivers anywhere, only semi-attentive. Mostly the VIP folks. The officials tend to have lots of other seat drivers directing. :lol3
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  13. Jurgen

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    Even though I grew up in Colorado I'm always amazed by Mountain micro-climate. One year as a kid my family was backpacking, we got some light rains but nothing major. One watershed over it dumped so much rain it created the infamous Big Thompson Flash Flood.

    This has to be really confusing for the spectators.
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  14. Wildman

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    Now saying that they may not be able to use the timings at the top of l'Iseran.
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    I still say they should've switched to the Cyclo-cross bikes. :lol2
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  16. Wildman

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    Bernal confirmed in yellow with provisional stage timings:

    1. Egan Bernal
    2. Simon Yates, at 5’’
    3. Warren Barguil, at 41’’
    4. Laurens De Plus, at 50’’
    5. Steven Kruijswijk,
    6. Geraint Thomas,
    7. Emanuel Buchmann,
    8. Vincenzo Nibali, all st
    9. Richie Porte, at 1’18’’
    10. Gregor Mühlberger, st
    11. Wout Poels, at 1’50’’
    12. Damiano Caruso
    13. Alejandro Valverde, all st
    14. Julian Alaphilippe, at 2’07’’
    15. Rigoberto Uran, at 2’30’’
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    1. Egan Bernal
    2. Julian Alaphilippe, at 45’’
    3. Geraint Thomas, at 1’3’’
    4. Steven Kruijswijk, at 1’15’’
    5. Emanuel Buchmann, at 1’42’’
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    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Wait, remind me again what nationality Alophillipe is... :lol3
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  19. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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  20. Jurgen

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    Via TdF twitter:


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    Tour de France™
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    Due to the difficult weather conditions expected tomorrow and land slides noticed, the course of the 20th stage of the Tour de France will be modified.

    Tour de France™
    @LeTour

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    After taking off from Albertville, the stage will go on the N90 road to head directly to Moutiers and then go on the initial end of stage at the N90 – D915 roundabout, 36kms from the finish. The start will be given in Albertville at 14:30 for a total distance of 59kms.