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Le Tour 2020 Covid Edition *now with spoilers*

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

  1. GR8ADV

    GR8ADV Safety Second!

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    The white is what makes this incredible
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  2. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    His birthday is tomorrow. (22)

    “Tonight we make par-tay.” *
    *The Move reference.
  3. theboxers

    theboxers Getting Out There

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    Thanks. I've not been ill just returned to the UK, from Spain, to a mandatory 14 days isolation. 6 days to go :dirtdog
  4. Wildman

    Wildman Long timer

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    Chapeau Sam Bennett!
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  5. Bullseye

    Bullseye Mr. Bad Example Supporter

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    Re: Pogacar ... this is how a Tour is supposed to be won... tough as nails, attacking all the way, real grit and determination and a little luck.
    I'm not a huge Roglic fan, but the JV team executed a precision campaign. Very well done and they deserved to win it... but seeing a kid who rode with so much heart and determination... and a little polite aggression... you just have to love that!
    This Tour win was the complete opposite of a robotic Froome performance.

    Loved the Pogacar interview after the TT... he refused to take any credit and only spoke of the Team support... then the interviewer asked him the obvious question... "But this was a TT and it was all you?" Pogacar still refused to take any credit and just kept talking about how supportive his entire team had been from the riders, to masseuses'. Class act!

    It's interesting to see that Froome is also sitting out the Grio this year. GT is on the roster.
    The Giro looks to be equally as dynamic this year.
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  6. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    Streaming the feed for the past bit here today.

    This is always one of my favorite stages, since what we get to see from the cameras, Lois and I walked and wandered for a couple of weeks long ago. Nick towed me around on the back of his GS Adventure while I filled memory cards with photos and movies. We had a time.

    My favorite camera shot is the boom camera that rises behind the golden statue of Joan of Arc.
  7. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    I like the ground shot of the Arc de triomphe as the peloton roles by.
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    This was a good tour.
    I really didn’t think they’d pull it off.
    And really didn’t think “my guy” was going to win.
    Although if PR had won it would have been good too.
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  8. Tanshanomi

    Tanshanomi Your Favorite Uncle Supporter

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    Richie Porte taking a podium spot was very satisfying, too.
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  9. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    The missus was all about that shot of the Arc with the riders streaming by. And that cam at the exit of the roundie with the sound of the tires hissing by. Excellent work, Antenne 2.


    I loved seeing how many of the Total team jerseys were on the side of the road.

    When can the French expect another champion?
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  10. Bullseye

    Bullseye Mr. Bad Example Supporter

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    So one of the biggest mysteries I have about the tour coverage has to do with sound. Often, during helicopter overhead shots... you hear eagles screaming, or cows moooing. No way would you hear any of that over the noise of a helo. I suppose they are over dubbing animal sounds?? Anyone else notice this?

    On another note... Adam Blythe!, really loved that guy by the end of the Tour. Really good sense of humor. Sitting on the back of the moto today, at speed, eating sushi with chop-sticks!
    Steve Porino was always wearing some expensive moto-jacket that he had clearly just bought... Adam Blythe... just an old flannel shirt!
    NBC - Please do not bring back Steve Porino... Adam Blythe is Gold!

    Lastly - Phil Ligget... love you dude, you had a great career ... but it's time to retire. I wish I had a dollar for every time Phil said "It looks like rider 'ABC' is in trouble... then Bob Roll having to correct him "Actually, Phil, that's rider 'XYZ'.
  11. Mr Potter

    Mr Potter Long timer

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    ^^^ Ned Boulting and David Millar commentating yesterday on ITV coverage made a point that the sound effects man must have taken a day off because the helicopter circled a church but the bells were not ringing.
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  12. Wildman

    Wildman Long timer

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    The White Jersey competition didn't exist back in the sixties. If it had, Merckx would have won it. He was 24.
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  13. UncleJ

    UncleJ It's Happy Hour Somewhere

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    Ah, ha! I should look that stuff up "From 1968 to 1975, there was a white jersey awarded in the Tour de France to the lead rider in the combination classification (best rider in the overall, points and climbing competitions)." So Merckx did win it all.

    [​IMG]
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  14. GR8ADV

    GR8ADV Safety Second!

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    That guy is dwarfing that little R bike.
  15. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    Colnagos first Tour Win!
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    shrineclown Board Butcher, Fastener Haberdasher Super Supporter

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    Hopefully, next year will be back to normal programming. Not that the finish of this years addition wasn't incredible. Having all the riders in the tour again.......
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    Thomasd78 n00b

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    But you can always go for a lighter helmet you know. No need to put on a big helmet.