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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2013
PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 16:14 
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hooo boy!

Jiffy bags, hayfever and a stolen laptop really undermine the "no needles" stuff

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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2013
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interesting,... meanwhile a beautiful slogan for the trade branch 'the most sourthern northern classic'

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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2013
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Tomorrow I have to average 12mph to get to Dunkirk on time. Seems bold for Pinot let alone me.

This post really made me want a glass of red wine. My mouth is watering at the thought!

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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2013
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be careful on pedal stalls.

I like Marina Hyde

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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2013
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Wait, so the National Pride Team Sky were dirty cheats all along?


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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2013
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It has certainly taken a shine from things.

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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2013
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I don't understand why anyone gives a toss about cheating in sport. It's just sport, for christ's sake. And particularly cycling? Jesus

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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2013
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Because it is the most important thing. It is tragically beautiful.

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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2013
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Because it is the most important thing. It is tragically beautiful.

It's not Malicool though, you know that right?

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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2013
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Because it is the most important thing. It is tragically beautiful.

It's not Malicool though, you know that right?


It forms beautiful stories, and narratives are driven by suffering, disappointments and Thrilling Heroics. Possibly none more so than Jack Bauer's in 2014 where he was in tne breakaway for 200km and lost in the final 50m. It was heart wrenching. He cried, a lot .

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/others ... l-50m.html

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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2013
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I just thought you liked watching the rolling French scenery..


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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2013
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I don't understand why anyone gives a toss about cheating in sport. It's just sport, for christ's sake. And particularly cycling? Jesus

Brailsford went round giving talks and lectures to businesses about how he achieved the success and was also knighted for it. So it's obviously going to be a pretty big story if the secret of his success not so much marginal gains but fairly large gains from doping or whatever.


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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2013
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The TdF has lost a lot of style and panache since teams are to hire GC contenders and use them as domestiques, burning through them to lift the main man.

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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2013
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MrChris wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Because it is the most important thing. It is tragically beautiful.

It's not Malicool though, you know that right?

Wearing Lycra shorts is Malicool


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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2013
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I just thought you liked watching the rolling French scenery..


They should just take the competitive element out just have it as a leisurely cycle ride instead.

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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2013
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MaliA wrote:
MrChris wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Because it is the most important thing. It is tragically beautiful.

It's not Malicool though, you know that right?


It forms beautiful stories, and narratives are driven by suffering, disappointments and Thrilling Heroics. Possibly none more so than Jack Bauer's in 2014 where he was in tne breakaway for 200km and lost in the final 50m. It was heart wrenching. He cried, a lot .

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/others ... l-50m.html


Not as bad as when terrorists killed his wife and kidnapped his daughter.

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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2013
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The problem with saying "fuck it, it's only sport, take what you want" is, well.. look at pro-wrestling, particularly in the time before Eddie Guerrero and Benoit's deaths.


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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2013
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The problem with saying "fuck it, it's only sport, take what you want" is, well.. look at pro-wrestling, particularly in the time before Eddie Guerrero and Benoit's deaths.

And what effect has that had on my life? Fuck all. See? No worries.

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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2013
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MrChris wrote:
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The problem with saying "fuck it, it's only sport, take what you want" is, well.. look at pro-wrestling, particularly in the time before Eddie Guerrero and Benoit's deaths.

And what effect has that had on my life? Fuck all. See? No worries.


Pantani died years ago, and I was VeRY SAd and I Still Am. Here he is, sitting down in protest at drugs testing in 1998.

I would recommend the film in netflix about him, and the book.


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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2013
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Wasn't Pantani a massive juicer though?


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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2013
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Wasn't Pantani a massive juicer though?


Yes, but he had style and panache so clearly it is different.

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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2013
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http://www.bicycling.com/culture/people/tragedy

Decentish article about him

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Thrilling heroics

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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2013
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Yes, yes, very much indeed, in a sub nine stone form

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Thrilling heroics


I don't think Pinot will excite me in the same way. He's too heavy, and lacks something that Virenque had. I think I just like pure climbers.

Edit: huh, Virenque similar weight.

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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2013
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Wait, so the National Pride Team Sky were dirty cheats all along?


https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/ ... ers-review

Crikey. Leaked report says bad things. Castles built on sand?

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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2013
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Mali, have you read buzzati's giro of 1949, when a proper novel writer gets his hand on doing the reports, the story will hit you even more..

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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2013
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Paris - Roubaix is on Sunday. This is a ridiculous 257km race on the road and over stretches of cobbles. If it is dry, it is dusty and if wet, the mud is stupid. It ends in a velodrome. The race is pretty much a meat grinder, and tactics are "survive" and "get to the front before the next section of cobbles". Look out for Stannard and Boonen. I'd pick Boonen for the win.

Reading:

http://inrng.com/2017/04/roubaix-fairy- ... etirement/

Watching:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Sunda ... prov=sfla1

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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2013
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Heh. Remember how I was going to ride that this year?

Oh well.


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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2013
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I am actually riding.. we booked a flight to the mont ventoux on september 10th... lots of training to do..

today amstel gold.. the dutch classic, not really in the same league as the monuments, but still one of the classics..

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