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  • pistol 3 Aug 2012 15:30:24 13,019 posts
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    joelstinton wrote:
    this tour suited wiggins, there weren't that many uphill finishes that riders could attack on, even so wiggins stayed with and rode away from other contenders. I'm still estatic about the win, can't keep from reflecting on it. Nibali just couldn't get away from him. Evans having a bad time of it. Ashame in a way that quite a few riders like heisdjal and sanchez were out of it before it got going.

    I agree though that watching previous tours, the attacks etc are more exciting, The first tour i watched with wiggins at garmin was memorable as it was, with him doing well, but the attacks seemed relentless.

    Whats even better though are the amount of people that enjoyed this tour and got into cycling and the tour. Next year should blow there socks hopefully. Its all good. :D
    If you're talking about the year Wiggo got 4th behind Armstrong's 3rd, here's a pic I took.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9840520@N06/3784715532/in/set-72157623061338444/

    And Contador on the same climb

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9840520@N06/3783905113/in/set-72157623061338444/

    Edited by pistol at 15:31:05 03-08-2012
  • DaM 3 Aug 2012 15:44:34 12,606 posts
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    Great pictures pistol. That was a good race, I remember Wiggins not being the cycling supergod we think of him as now. Having said that, if you take out the "assisted" riders...
  • Salaman 3 Aug 2012 15:47:02 18,239 posts
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    Brilliant tour, even though there wasn't as much fireworks as hoped for in the mountains. More uphill finishes and a re-introduction of the bonus-seconds for 1st, 2nd, 3rd in the stages would probably help to remedy that some.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 29 Jun 2013 19:51:47 24,559 posts
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    Heh, what a complete shambles of a first day :)

    Massive crashes all along and a bus wedged under the finish line.
  • DaM 29 Jun 2013 20:05:43 12,606 posts
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    TDF Facebook page is excellent, asking for suggestions for the best photo from today, and everyone saying "The bus!".

    What a nightmare for the organisers, trying to figure out what to do (other than move the fucking bus, it seemed to move out easily enough in the end....).
  • Deleted user 29 June 2013 21:21:45
    Thing is i wonder if all the stages, signs, scaffolding is standardised size for ease of set up... hope the same doesn't happen tomorrow, or either the team bus turns up as a open top coach.

    Edited by joelstinton at 21:22:16 29-06-2013
  • Vortex808 30 Jun 2013 15:23:20 6,560 posts
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    It's a glorious day outside, yet I'm sat inside watching men pedal bikes.

    :)

    I have had a run already today though, so I feel it's ok!
  • Salaman 30 Jun 2013 22:04:25 18,239 posts
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    Well if we're going to talk tour, might as well start a proper thread. :-)

    http://www.eurogamer.net/forum/thread/253570#latest-post
  • pistol 1 Jul 2013 09:45:46 13,019 posts
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    StarchildHypocrethes wrote:
    Heh, what a complete shambles of a first day :)

    Massive crashes all along and a bus wedged under the finish line.
    Feel a little sorry for the bus driver as it was his first time driving the bus for the GreenEdge team. Fairly young guy and seemed pretty embarrassed when being interviewed. Apparently the team were very nice to him but he's worried about losing his job.
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