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Le Tour 2020 Covid Edition *now with spoilers*

Discussion in 'Sports' started by enduro0125, Aug 21, 2020.

  1. Bullseye

    Bullseye Mr. Bad Example Supporter

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    I've been away from TV for a few days and I am only now cathing back up to the TDF and this thread...

    Re: Chris Horner... I've ridden with Chris on a few occasions many years ago. He is a super nice guy and was fun to be around. Having said that, he is not my favorite commentator, but I will say that he has improved immensely this year. I also appreciate that Christian is not quite so openly hostile towards him this year. Chris and Jens are cut from the same cloth, both a little too hyper and frenetic to be good commentators.

    Re: Sagan... Christine94 nailed it. He is a perfect angel compared to other sprinters we've seen over the past 20 years. Remember Abdoujaparov?!
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  2. tallpaul63

    tallpaul63 Long timer

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    I’m thinking Sunweb has the right mindset, as does Efeducation. In my humble opinion, Alaphilippe is more of a puncheur, and not a man for a long range mountain raid. But picking the rider is beyond me. Even the riders don’t know how their legs will feel until the hour comes. I don’t think Neilson Powless is quite at the level to win it, but he might have the balls to try. Daniel Martínez is down over an hour on GC, but he can climb. Alexey Lutsenko is another hard man who can climb, and is no threat to the GC. Probably half a dozen others as well.
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  3. GotMojo

    GotMojo Long timer

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    It doesn't work like that. You'd just be measuring the G forces on the helmet. If you want to do it right you need to be tightly coupled to the skull.

    Besides, it's not just the 'G'. There can be a significant rotational component to trauma-inducing impacts.
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  4. Christine94

    Christine94 Long timer

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    No, I do not remember! :lol3

    I had to find videos. A terror.

    The self inflicted crash on the final stage of the 91 tour was inevitable.

    PS. Did you spell his name from memory? :lol3
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  5. tallpaul63

    tallpaul63 Long timer

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    Sorry, I missed the part where I was limited to talking about French riders. Feel free to champion you favorite Frenchman for tomorrow. I’ll listen and watch.
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  6. Codewheeney

    Codewheeney Callipygian Super Supporter

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    I'm thinking that's why he might be allowed off the leash by the GC contenders.
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  7. Codewheeney

    Codewheeney Callipygian Super Supporter

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    Maybe Hirschi? Codewife thinks Powless, but that might just us being homers!
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  8. Codewheeney

    Codewheeney Callipygian Super Supporter

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    I'm not sure, it works pretty well in MotoGP. The bike riders aren't wearing full leathers, but I'm confident someone could build a helmet that does most of what is necessary.
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  9. tallpaul63

    tallpaul63 Long timer

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    I loved seeing Marc Hirschi ride aggressively. We shall see!
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  10. GotMojo

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    How confident are you? The NFL isn’t using them for the reasons I stated. The sensors are integrated into the mouthpieces.

    Disclaimer: I am one of those somebodies. :D
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  11. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    Does it make a difference now that Sagan said in his interview he did not see the self stick?
    Fact is, he didn't have room between the rider and the barriers, and he cannot create a gap by force. He couldn't go left, so he made his only move.

    Good thing he didn't crash Jumbo rider out.

    I'm not a fan of Sagan in general. But that was a douchey move. I will say taking those additional points could be argued.
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  12. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    I watched this stage from start to finish. Enjoyed it all. How the Green jersey has charged even these stages! The missus was in and out, and did the math to tell me how few points Sagan moved toward Bennett and I told she was a nutter. Turns out she was correct. Huge effort, burning up Borat riders left and right for table scraps.
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  13. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    Interesting to see what happens. If you crack them on the Col de la Biche, can you keep away for the next nearly 30 miles to the summit of the Colombier?

    It's basically climb/descent/climb/descent/climb.

    I would like to Jumbo remain in yellow and I'd be happy for anyone of a number of other riders to take the stage. Is Quintana washed up or does he have it in his legs.
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  14. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    Go Tadej!
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  15. Bullseye

    Bullseye Mr. Bad Example Supporter

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    I wasn't even close! I had to Google it.
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  16. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    Another douchey move by Sagan on the intermediate.

    Poor Columbian. Terrible to see him abandon.

    cannot believe how hard they are going on the early climb.

    I wonder if someone won’t be able to benefit from the INEOS/Jumbo fight.

    why aren’t they at the front at the first climb?
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  17. tallpaul63

    tallpaul63 Long timer

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    Jumbo team sure looked looked dominant today. Maybe the stage hunters Just have to wait for a day when the boys in yellow aren’t swinging for the fences. Chapeau to Pogacar!
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  18. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    Very happy to see Pogacar give 'er. I suppose we can stop talking about Ineos now.

    Weird to see a mountain top stage ending with no screaming spectators. I miss it, but I understand.

    Did they ever confirm a second crash for Higuita? I feel terribly for that young fellow.
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    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    He wasn’t able to work his brake lever properly.
    He injured his hand in the first crash.

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  20. Mr Head

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    Finally watching the feed now. MotoGP day today.
    I suppose I could save this feed for tomorrow since it is a rest day. :hmmmmm
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