Archive for justcycling.myfastforum.org Just Cycling
 


       justcycling.myfastforum.org Forum Index -> The 3 GTīs
Biosphere

Stage 5 TdF: Thu, July 5th: Rouen - Saint-Quentin 197km

An Awe-Inspiring Course

Jean-Franįois Pescheux wrote:
I have already cited Jacques Anquetil, and now it is time to mention Jean Robic, since the stage will start at the foot of the Côte de Bonsecours, right where a stele commemorates his historic exploit. And what an exploit it was, with a 130 km breakaway to defeat Brambilla and take the yellow jersey in the last stage of the 1947 Tour de France! Having said that, today's stage to Saint-Quentin should play into the sprinters' hands. We expect the bunch to ride fast on an awe-inspiring course which is usually home to the Tour of Picardy. May I say that I am personally quite fond of this region?








http://www.steephill.tv/2012/tour-de-france/previews-results/stage-05/
Severo

Kittel out after 40km.
gerry12ie

Didn't really see it yesterday but anything at all from DH so far on Armstrong?
maffy

Severo wrote:
Kittel out after 40km.


fp kod ftw Cool

tbh, i would have been surprised if he'd have got to paris anyway, after the way he dropped in last year's vuelta and even the amgen toc. the sometimes controversial hors delai rulings are stricter at the tour than elsewhere, when applied. still, would have been nice to see a bit of a flat-track-bullying shake-up in the sprintyweek. get well soon marcel, and then try poland, i suppose. (like to see him try a bit harder in tt's again too, he was decent at them up until last year)

big extended chance to shine for veelers...
kathy

So, still over 100km to go today - nothing much happening.  The new best mates (Luis Leon and Tony) are pootling around at the back of the peloton today, probably discussing how many minutes behind they should finish today.  They'll be fighting for the Lanterne rouge at the end, at this rate!
gerry12ie

kathy wrote:
So, still over 100km to go today - nothing much happening.  The new best mates (Luis Leon and Tony) are pootling around at the back of the peloton today, probably discussing how many minutes behind they should finish today.  They'll be fighting for the Lanterne rouge at the end, at this rate!


Do they have their new BFF Danielson with them today?
HuwB

Kirby on the news: "The usual rubbish during the Tour to try and sell newspapers."
He and Harmon have zero credibility re-doping.
Truly old school twats.
kathy

I don't think it's a forbidden subject on ES, because they have talked about it, briefly, here.
Fontfroide

Sadly no national dailies being sold in FRance today.  Some kind of strike, no l'Equipe.  Hope it is one day one to get  bit more pay, and we get the paper tomorrow.
kathy

Spanish ES talking about Armstrong again - speculating that he might go to prison for lying....
HuwB

kathy wrote:
Spanish ES talking about Armstrong again - speculating that he might go to prison for lying....


They reckon it's all bogus. Better to wait. Quoted a velosnooze story that the USADA say so.
What else could they say?

I thought yesterday's stage was dull, but this take the biscuit.
Simply an en fete procession across featureless, flat N france.
Fontfroide

I remember cycling a couple of times across this area.  It even more boring on a bike than on TV.  

And strictly speaking, Cav did win the sprint, and Kittel is out, so stricktly speaking something happened.   Laughing
HuwB

I tell a lie, it's Velonation with USADA's response:
http://www.velonation.com/News/ID...ad-to-errors-or-intimidation.aspx
kathy

Sagan down
kathy

OohI I've got some points at last
HuwB

Well, it's deja vu time.
Another wood warping stage, culminating in a crash.
Sagan big loser today.
That finish was harder than Harmon would have us believe.
Beasley

Another win for the Gorilla.

I suspect the nature of the run-in, plus having to do more work than he'd like, plus yesterday's crash took the sting of out Cavendish's legs.

Wise decision to keep close order, however. With Sagan's prang, the race for Green is wide open.
Severo

Bit too much uphill for Cavendish without help - but again Greipel beats Goss!
Fontfroide

Farrar looking for Veelers to sort out something.  They were leaning against each other a bit, Tyler fell.
HuwB

The video I posted earlier has been pulled, but our humorous heroes managed to catch it:
http://www.cyclismas.com/2012/07/...team-argos-shimano-trade-secrets/
gerry12ie

That looked a tough enough finish alright, still two in a row for the Gorilla who I FP'd for the MV but took Cavendish for the two stages the German won Rolling Eyes
gerry12ie

Nice question for a club/pub quiz - Cancellara spends his 26th day as MJ, a record for a rider that has never won it.
Fontfroide

Velo News says

"Farrar was the first to hit the deck after Italian Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-ISD) cut in front of Farrar, coming right, just as Farrar was being squeezed on the left by Tom Veelers (Argos-Shimano)."

I thought a Lampre guy was involved, as well as the argy bargy, Veelers and Farrar.

       justcycling.myfastforum.org Forum Index -> The 3 GTīs
Page 1 of 1
Create your own free forum | Buy a domain to use with your forum