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MAILLOT JAUNE

Rest Day!

I hate Rest Days in any of the GT's.

But considering the carnage of the last few days I'm glad the cyclists have a day off today to, hopefully, lick their wounds and recover for tomorrow.
berck

Re: Rest Day!

MAILLOT JAUNE wrote:

But considering the carnage of the last few days I'm glad the cyclists have a day off today to, hopefully, lick their wounds and recover for tomorrow.


Yep, totally agree. Way too much carnage. I hope they get to feeling better.
HuwB

I was expecting quite a hectic rest day, with crash repercussions, press conferences on the future of HTC and Bertie's continuing knee problem. (he left Saxo's training ride, today)
Instead, nada.
gerry12ie

HuwB wrote:
I was expecting quite a hectic rest day, with crash repercussions, press conferences on the future of HTC and Bertie's continuing knee problem. (he left Saxo's training ride, today)
Instead, nada.


They are all bollixed!!
Fontfroide

I know I am an extreme case.  After a week of the race, I need a rest day when I don't have to read, write, watch and discuss the Tour.  I like rest days, since I can rest.

I am NOT saying I am obsessional and take the Tour seriously of course.  Its only a bike race.  It just spectacle.   Laughing

Couldn't even keep away from this forum, what?
smarauder68

I see French authorities are investigating the crash...Not sure if that's standard operating procedures or if they suspect something sinister.

My sense is that it was accidental as it would have been hard for him to know who would have gone down.

Voekler and Sanchez were both very lucky to avoid getting caught up in that.

Something else nobody is talking about.

Two riders who have surprised many: Velits and Fugalsang...Can either of those 2 climb the high mountains??? Neither has lost any time in the smaller hills yet.

Will be interesting to see how they do at Luz Ardenne.
Geraint

Did Phil really say that AC has already lost the tour. A lot of speculation about how big a threat Evans and some others are, but we have not even got to the first big stage yet.
smarauder68

I hate rest days...In fact I think they outta go back to having "double-headers" as they did in the 80's...I saw a replay of a famous day for an American on the 7-11 team who wore yellow for a half a day, in 1986 after getting in a successful break in the morning, only to lose it in the afternoon team time trial.  

Bring back 2-a-days...Smile
Boogerd_Fan

ahh so here we go, bit late but never-the-less the classic drugs story on 1st rest day.. this time its Kolobnev
Fontfroide

smarauder68 wrote:
I see French authorities are investigating the crash...Not sure if that's standard operating procedures or if they suspect something sinister.

My sense is that it was accidental as it would have been hard for him to know who would have gone down.

Two riders who have surprised many: Velits and Fugalsang...Can either of those 2 climb the high mountains??? Neither has lost any time in the smaller hills yet.


Velits and Fuglsang are both adequate to very good climbers.  

It is normal to investigate a crash like that.  Anyway it is a bit casual to call it merely "an accident".  The guy was passing in a dangerous place, he had both left wheels off the road, he missed seeing the tree, so overall made at least one or two road blunders.  Whatever else happens, he should at least lose as many points on his license as someone speeding or drunk driving, since he caused semi-serious injury.  He blundered badly.
Biosphere

I'm baffled. Kolobnov is in some Schroedingers Cat like state where he's failed a test but hasn't really scratch

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/k...tour-de-frances-first-doping-case
berck

Kathy provided an update in the 'kicked out' thread. He has been removed from the tour.
MAILLOT JAUNE

Fontfroide wrote:
smarauder68 wrote:
I see French authorities are investigating the crash...Not sure if that's standard operating procedures or if they suspect something sinister.

My sense is that it was accidental as it would have been hard for him to know who would have gone down.


It is normal to investigate a crash like that.  Anyway it is a bit casual to call it merely "an accident".  The guy was passing in a dangerous place, he had both left wheels off the road, he missed seeing the tree, so overall made at least one or two road blunders.  Whatever else happens, he should at least lose as many points on his license as someone speeding or drunk driving, since he caused semi-serious injury.  He blundered badly.

It doesn't matter who goes down, if a car or motorbike or even a spectator (regardless) brings down a rider, plus the resulting consequences of possibly other riders (as in this recent case) being taken out, it should be investigated and the culprits brought to court.

Prudhomme, or the race organisers, had in fact issued a directive not to pass the breakaway and to let the team cars through, especially as Voekler had been signalling for water but the team car couldn't get through until later.

One of the interviews afterwards mentioned that there is no alcohol served at lunches for TV/Radio/Press/Photographers etc - but people can always find a way to by-pass these rules.

It's just unforgivable by the driver - to heck with the wing mirror of you car - think of the cyclists mate.
smarauder68

MAILLOT JAUNE wrote:
Fontfroide wrote:
smarauder68 wrote:
I see French authorities are investigating the crash...Not sure if that's standard operating procedures or if they suspect something sinister.

My sense is that it was accidental as it would have been hard for him to know who would have gone down.


It is normal to investigate a crash like that.  Anyway it is a bit casual to call it merely "an accident".  The guy was passing in a dangerous place, he had both left wheels off the road, he missed seeing the tree, so overall made at least one or two road blunders.  Whatever else happens, he should at least lose as many points on his license as someone speeding or drunk driving, since he caused semi-serious injury.  He blundered badly.

It doesn't matter who goes down, if a car or motorbike or even a spectator (regardless) brings down a rider, plus the resulting consequences of possibly other riders (as in this recent case) being taken out, it should be investigated and the culprits brought to court.

Prudhomme, or the race organisers, had in fact issued a directive not to pass the breakaway and to let the team cars through, especially as Voekler had been signalling for water but the team car couldn't get through until later.

One of the interviews afterwards mentioned that there is no alcohol served at lunches for TV/Radio/Press/Photographers etc - but people can always find a way to by-pass these rules.

It's just unforgivable by the driver - to heck with the wing mirror of you car - think of the cyclists mate.


I don't think the driver was aware how close the riders were to his car....his reaction to the tree is the same kinda knee-jerk, over-reaction that causes cars to hydroplane and spin on wet roads...I seriously doubt there was anything sinister or pre-meditated about it...luckily for the driver, the injuries appear to be superficial.
Biosphere

It was a rest day where I work yesterday (Italian towns get local bank holidays for Saint's days) so we had a family outing to Rapallo. Hadn't been back there since Stage 3 of the Giro.

We headed up into the hills to cool down and found an out of the way restaurant/hotel that had rather spectacular views of the countryside and sea. Had a lovely lunch and when I went to pay I came across an unexpected collection of jerseys. The rainbow was not labelled, but I think it was a Camenzind. The Fiat was unlabelled too, while the last too are Gotti and Pantani. Anybody able to fill in the Fiat blank? Possibly mid to late 90s going on the vintage of the others.

Just thought I'd thought I'd share as it made me smile.


Click to see full size image
Bartali

Ummm ... very jealous.  

Agreed re Camenzind.  I've come to the conclusion that the Fiat one is misleading as there was no Fiat team in the lycra era ... certainly don't think there was a Fiat Giro team in the 90's onwards.  Suspect Fiat were the sponsors to the Giro???  Fila are the shirt manufacturer so it can't be that old.
Guiness

Lucky man Biosphere. Nice. Very nice.

Can't think of a Fiat team apart from the 1950s either. So must be a sponsor. Maybe dual sponsorship given this http://www.giroditaliaauto.com/eng/default.asp

Wink
Bartali

Merckx rode for Fiat in 1977 ... but that was way before the lycra era.
MAILLOT JAUNE

Another Rest Day! Blimey, how many days do these guys need to take off??????  Wink  Wink  Wink
berck

MAILLOT JAUNE wrote:
Another Rest Day! Blimey, how many days do these guys need to take off??????  Wink  Wink  Wink


No kidding. Didn't they just have one a week ago Wink

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