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kathy

Tour de Suisse, starts 8th June

The Tour de Suisse starts this Saturday, 8th June.

The FP thread, with profiles and startlist, is available here

http://justcycling.myfastforum.org/about4951.html

Looks a pretty boring parcours, particularly for Switzerland Laughing
Nolte

anyone know what the coverage is for Suisse?
Biosphere

From the website

Asien Eurosport
Australien SBS Australia
Belgien VRT
Dänemark Viasat
Frankreich Sport+
Indien SONY
Japan J Sports
Kanada Rogers / RDS
Karibik TDN
Luxemburg RTL
MENA-Region Al Jazeraa
Mexiko TDN Mexico
Niederlande NOS
Pakistan SONY
Polen Polsat
Schweden Viasat
Slowakei Slovakia Sport
Spanien FORTA +
Subsahara-Afrika SuperSport
Thailand True Vision
Tschechien Czech TV
UK SKY Sports
USA BeInSports
Zentral Amerika TDN

Swiss TV went live 20 mins ago, so in theory you should be able to find feeds.
Nolte

thanks
gerry12ie

try http://www.sportlemon.tv/20130608...b3210976f291.77707692-592344.html
Biosphere

Been out enjoying the sun. Just back in and checked the result. In future I'll just check Huw's FP before I go out and get the result ahead of schedule Laughing

1 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:09:39
2 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma Quick Step 0:00:10
3 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling 0:00:14
4 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin Sharp 0:00:15
5 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi 0:00:16
6 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling
7 Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale 0:00:18
8 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma Quick Step 0:00:19
9 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp
10 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo Tinkoff

At least I wasn't surprised about Cancellara after his Belgium form
HuwB

I've just caught up. 2 rugby matches and 2 races is hard going in amongst the other stuff. Plumped for recording the host's HD coverage; very nice.
I was playing for 2nd, thinking it was an ideal course for a top trackie, who can't quite cover the longer stuff.
I'd like to claim that I figured the wind in that valley would pick up in the later afternoon, but that would be pure bull manure. Cool
Biosphere

Climbing to the original Montana now. 14km to go. Peloton together.
Biosphere

Schleck fell off the back with 10km to go. Hesjedal and Kangert collaborating and have 25s on field with 7km to go.
Boogerd_Fan

Mollema Hi5!!!

Showing some Tour form too early??

[why can i never see a silver lining with this current Rabo/Blanco squad!]
HuwB

Crans Montana si a bit of a meh mountain, but, wonder of wonders, it was far more entertaining than the Dauphine.
Mainly due to Garmin kicking off the attacks with Martin at 12 kms, followed by Hesjedal at 11kms. The latter only being caught with 500 metres to go.

Jonathan Tiernan Locke? Lasted less than 3kms and left it to the Sky youngsters, Dombrovski and Josh Edmondson to save face.


Mollema wins the stage, yet loses 20 seconds on GC, due to a penalty incurred for taking food from the team car, inside the 20km mark.
mazda

Large group has a few minutes.
Kelderman in virtual lead.

Don't know if peloton is going to chase or not.
HuwB

Just gone live.
Hesjedal confirmed out after a crash.
That has screwed up the attacking.
Biosphere

HuwB wrote:
Just gone live.
Hesjedal confirmed out after a crash.
That has screwed up the attacking.


Bugger. He's good for livening things up.

Can't get my head around these late finishes, but I suppose it's good for getting the post work crowd and they get a bonus point for being inclusive.
HuwB

Actually English feed here:
http://www.sportlemon.tv/20130607...b1dae55c97f7.17523883-591705.html

Just starting the climb with 35kms to go.
Biosphere

Sagan looking comfy.
Biosphere

Surprised at this descent. Scarponi down.
HuwB

Biosphere wrote:
Sagan looking comfy.


Unlike a lot of the GC boys. Never left 3rd wheel.
Biosphere

Have enjoyed the last two stages and seeing action from farther out. Had been thinking that most of the A list GT talent was at the Dauphine and it was going to be the 'leftovers' here which would be a negative.

However, maybe because of that and unlike last week, they're not all seemingly about equal and neutralising one another in tempo climbing with the end result of a Sky rider going clear in the final km or two - some riders being more equal than others of course Wink

Hoping to catch a day or two in person later in the week.

If Sagan carries this kind of form to France, he might sneak the green by virtue of getting over hills that Cavendish wouldn't? Wanders off to have better look at next month's route to see if that's a stupid notion.
Bartali

Missed it all again Sad
gerry12ie

Bartali wrote:
Missed it all again Sad


Blame Sky Bart Wink
mazda

Biosphere wrote:
If Sagan carries this kind of form to France, he might sneak the green by virtue of getting over hills that Cavendish wouldn't? Wanders off to have better look at next month's route to see if that's a stupid notion.

Not at all.

We've all seen Sagan going up the road on mountain stages, descending like an express elevator and sprinting like a rhinoceros.

If Sagan is going for the jersey then Cav will have to mop up bonus points from day one rather than leaving it until the last stage or two.
Biosphere

Just a whisker over 50km with the break down to a whisker over 2 minutes as Cannondale unsurprisingly organise the chase.
JohnD

German? feed here, no ad breaks: http://www.sportlemon.tv/20130608/wv51b321097c12b199947110-592344.html

English feed:
http://www.bestsportgo.tv/2013060...ling-51b328d7935288.20428807.html
Biosphere

The expected bunch sprint and Sagan surprises everyone by being out of the FP points! Demare takes the final corner with aplomb and consequently takes the win.

1 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ 4:08:23
2 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:00
3 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:00:00
4 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:00:00
5 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha 0:00:00
6 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling 0:00:00
7 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:00
8 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:00:00
9 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:00:00
10 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:00
HuwB

I've been recording that English feed. Al J Sport 3.
Caught up. Not the best. A lot of ah um from Maggie and Rob Hatch with his 2km climb that went up 900 metres! Laughing

Yeah a positively timid Sagan got swamped and a bit of mad French driving saw them take the win.
Surprised that Degenkolb was quicker than Kristoff in the all important battle for 4th.
Goss with his usual result.
mr shifter

Biosphere wrote:
Demare takes the final corner with aplomb and consequently takes the win.

They are dangerous these young French sprinters and they take no prisoners.
Biosphere

JohnD wrote:
Give JD a push for me please Bio!


On the contrary. I've printed up a list of the FPs so I know who I've got to knock off by stepping into the road Wink
JohnD

hehehe - i was going to say if he punctures i'll know who & why!
JohnD

And i hope you've got a massive JC flag so we can see you on the roadside!
mr shifter

Biosphere wrote:


On the contrary. I've printed up a list of the FPs so I know who I've got to knock off by stepping into the road Wink

That sounds very painful ?
JohnD

Easy to spot tho' i guess - 'There's Bio, somewhere underneath that pile of riders & bikes'
mazda

Bio has got one - Visconti out due to a fall.
JohnD

Way to go Bio!
JohnD

Bio strikes again - Scarponi, Den Haes & Feillu down
HuwB

I wondered why all those rdiers were falling off for no apparent reason.
At least Bio is blessed with fair weather, if not fps.

Taking of which, Sagan fanboys took another hit with Kathy's Kristoff easily holding off the green monster,
on a finish that should have suited him down to the ground..
I'm wondering if he went a bit too deep the other day?
Biosphere

Well I scored a few points so that's the icing on the cake for a grand day out. Even had some cheese courtesy of the caravan.

Didn't look like there was a lot of racing today. I only spotted a badly scraped Argos rider.
mazda

Break has 9 minute lead.

Mathew Hayman (Sky)
Alexander Kolobnev (Katusha)
Gregory Rast (RadioShack)
Bert Grabsch (OPQS)
berck

Up to 12 minutes now. Haussler abandoned.
HuwB

Break has it in the bag.
Hayman would take a sprint, but it won't come to that.
Going to make for really boring coverage.
JohnD

Rob & Magnus:

http://www.sportlemon.tv/20130608/wv51b321097c12b199947110-592344.html
mazda

All strong riders.
Kolobnev not won anything since 2010  Shocked

Not sure why it makes for boring coverage.
Variety is the spice of life  Smile
Biosphere

I wonder what Kolobnev's fee for a day like today is? Wink

Coverage could end up being decent if the 4 have a good race between themselves at the end. It's cooking here today.

Was at a wedding in Meilen once. Hot like today. Not weather for a suit and tie Smile
JohnD

Maybe a Sky win - whodathunkit?!
berck

Rast with the win?
berck

1 Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard 4:22:53
2 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:00:25
3 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha
4 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:28
5 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:10:43
6 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano
7 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ
8 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling
9 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida
10 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol

Hey Kathy, I've been told that Demare is French for Rast today. Wink
HuwB

Big breakaway:
José Joaquin Rojas (SPA/MOV),
Eduard Vorganov (RUS/KAT),
Andreas Klöden (GER/RLT),
Niki Terpstra (NED/OPQ),
Manuele Mori (ITA/LAM),
Damiano Caruso (ITA/CAN),
Michael Mörkov (DEN/TST),
Daryl Impey (RSA/OGE),
Adrian Saez (SPA/EUS),
Tomasz Marczynski (POL/VCD),
Johannes Fröhlinger (GER/ARG),
Georg Preidler (AUT/ARG),
Jean-Marc Marino (FRA/SOJ)
Luis Leon Sanchez (SPA/BLA).
HuwB

Diego Ullissi has climbed off. Crashed yesterday.
JohnD

Aaargh, sounds like it's gonna be a good stage today but i have to leave at 5pm for a 40 mile Tour de Maidenhead & Windsor!
Biosphere

Swimming lessons this afternoon. Will have to catch up later. When I saw Klöden and Sanchez during the week was thinking to myself they were keeping a low profile.I
HuwB

Rubbish coverage. Didn't start until they were already on the final climb.
Just 30kms.
JohnD

http://www.sportlemon.tv/20130607/wv51b1dae55ec48134215868-591705.html
HuwB

Dombrowski finally showing some of last year's promise.
Biosphere

I like this scrapping for every second Smile I was amazed how young Dombrowski looked yesterday when he rolled by me.
Biosphere

Marketing department of Gruyere hoping there's no such thing as bad publicity!
gerry12ie

Sagan probably bunny hopped the inflatable.  Frank limited losses well and I nice shape thrown by Costa in the sprint at Tejay to ensure the win.
mazda

Interesting that TJ was allowed up the road.
BMC don't think Frank can hold on for the win in the TT ?
Have to say Costa looks good to retain the title, but it is nicely open going into the 2nd weekend.
Biosphere

I hadn't realised that it's king stage in German. Gruyere clawed a few seconds back for Frank Wink
HuwB

Random Swiss rider leads, random Swiss rider looks like he might lose lead, random Swiss barrier placed across the road. Laughing

Who was that Radio Shack bloke? Wink

Pinot is a French Wiggins.Embarassed

Without a GC contender, but after winning stages of the Giro, seemingly at will, Moviestar are going to own this Tour, too.
Riu Costa, their back up to the back up man.
Will it throw confusion into the conspiracy theorist's mix? I seriously doubt it.
Biosphere

HuwB wrote:
Think Mur de Huy. Wink


Where do you get the info from Huw? Smile

I thought I had the inside knowledge with the program and Elmiger's previews which just said that whoever knows the climb knows that it will be a difficult stage for the sprinters. Seems to be 6-7ish% for 3km followed by a quick arrival at the finish.

Late start today (14:30 local) means very late finish. Getting on for 19:00 local. Timed recordings will need adjusting from the weeks norm.
HuwB

Apparently, it's this:

2kms at 9.9% average, with a sizeable chunk of 12% mid-section.
Biosphere

HuwB wrote:
Apparently, it's this: 2kms at 9.9% average, with a sizeable chunk of 12% mid-section.


From elsewhere, I've got the middle 3km of a 4km climb averaging 7% with the middle km of the 3km just over 9%.

Unlike the FP side of things, I much rather you were right about this though Wink

Vrecer has gone up the road in the break and has taken back the KOM jersey  back from Pinot. Still more points to be won though.
HuwB

No Hatch and Backstedt today. Or, at least I can't find them.
Sport 3 at the footie.
Making do with Swiss French.
JohnD

Can't find them either alas

http://www.sportlemon.tv/20130607/wv51b1dae55ec48134215868-591705.html
HuwB

JohnD wrote:
Can't find them either alas

http://www.sportlemon.tv/20130607/wv51b1dae55ec48134215868-591705.html


I've run through all 12 of their channels on tv. 10 on football, one beach football and one beach volleyball.
Supposed to be on AJ Sport 1, as we type.

Still 65kms or so to go. Very tranquillo in the valley riding.
JohnD

Any idea what all the rider's chat was about after the sprint?
Biosphere

HuwB wrote:
No Hatch and Backstedt today. Or, at least I can't find them.
Sport 3 at the footie.
Making do with Swiss French.


One of the Swiss Italian channels is carrying it as well if you have access and you prefer it from a language perspective.

RSI LA2
kathy

I have the choice of German or Basque commentary! Shocked
JohnD

Is Basque a mixture of Spanish & French?
Biosphere

kathy wrote:
I have the choice of German or Basque commentary! Shocked


Is Basque the one that has Celtic roots? I guess it's pretty different from Spanish?
kathy

Basque is a totally unique language which certainly has no similarities whatsover with either Spanish or French.  It's supposed to be the  oldest language in Europe (Welsh is second oldest!), and is completely incomprehensible to non-Basques.

The languages which are basically a mixture of French and Spanish are Catalan, Valenciano and Mallorquin, which are all really the same language (although don't tell any of the speakers that!)
kathy

Now got Spanish commentary thanks to one of the comments on the Basque site!
Biosphere

About 10km to start of the endgame.
JohnD

Thanks for the info Kathy - i live & learn!
kathy

He won't get away with that tow, will he? Laughing
Biosphere

They're racing like they're about to hit a section of cobbles or something!
HuwB

Well, that profile was wrong, but it still did for all the sprinters.
Sagan's to lose.

The Swiss French channel went off with 40kms to go. Embarassed

I'm on Sporza, now.
HuwB

Well, at least Benatti gave him a wheel to chase.
An air of predictability about all of that.
mr shifter

HuwB wrote:
Well, that profile was wrong,

Well I did wonder about your "think Mur de Huy" comment as they usually go round the corner into Liechtenstein for a hill like that.
HuwB

mr shifter wrote:
HuwB wrote:
Well, that profile was wrong,

Well I did wonder about your "think Mur de Huy" comment as they usually go round the corner into Liechtenstein for a hill like that.


Indeed.
The perils these days of taking something from the CN forums on face value.
It used to be the go too place for info, full of knowledgeable posters from all over.
Few are left and I no longer post there. (not that I'm one of the those knowledgeable folks)
Now, it's full of newbies, trolls and master baiters, who have an occasional interest in the actual pro racing.  Sad
berck

kathy wrote:

The languages which are basically a mixture of French and Spanish are Catalan, Valenciano and Mallorquin, which are all really the same language (although don't tell any of the speakers that!)


No kidding. I have an old friend who is from Barcelona originally. I heard him speak Catalan to his mother once. I commented how it was a pretty language that sounded like a mix of French and Spanish. He went ballistic, said it was its own unique language and is much older than the other two.
Biosphere

HuwB wrote:
Well, that profile was wrong, but it still did for all the sprinters . . .


The road book was right I would say which were the profile numbers I originally gave, and then after you posted yours, I went and checked Google Maps which gave different numbers again. Odd . . .
Biosphere

Some photos from Wednesday and Thursday. A bit out of date, but as usual I share to contribute something original around here Smile

Two great days out - weather was fantastic. Finally.

On Wednesday I went and stood on the Zurzacherberg near the finish as the last few times I've gone to a race I've been hemmed in on the finish line and I fancied a change. I had also thought it might be raced a bit more aggressively to dispatch the sprinters and that the field would be more fragmented, so more interesting to photograph, but in the end it was mainly a big bunch on each of the three passes. I also sort of forgot about all of the vehicles that block photo ops compared to at the finish when they've been filtered off.

Devolder,  Lemoine, Pauwels and Minard  on the first pass

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King leads the Cannondale chase and Sagan is tucked in at the front

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After they had been through, a couple of AG2R soigneurs turned up an I was surprised that they start asking the crowd if the peloton had been through yet. Amazingly, they had no idea themselves and were asking a german speaking crowd in french for updates which didn't go entirely smoothly. One of them prepared the drinks whilst warning the other to stop drinking the 'water' that's meant for the white lunch bags Wink

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On the second pass, the gap to the break was still about the same, Sagan was still tucked in, but the Cannondale riders were getting a bit crowded out as other teams came to the front.

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Looking the other direction up the hill to the KOM point. It made me laugh that there were camper vans ensconced at the top of a 3km Cat 4 Smile

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For the third pass I wandered down the hill to clear the forest for a different perspective and because the mix of shadow and sunshine was making photos tricky. The break had been swept up by then and IAM were stretching it out.

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Sagan (blurry, left hand side) had slipped a good bit back the field then and didn't have much protection anymore.

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Riders were falling off the back . . .

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. . . Amazingly that included the KOM Vrecer (who won it outright in the end). He may have had a mechanical as he was on the big ring, but quite a few were climbing on the big ring though, so maybe not. Voigt was keeping him company.

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As he was coming up the hill towards me, Wackermann had been given a very, very sticky bottle by the team but luckily they finally managed to free him by replicating a madison slingshot that threw him clear. The local commissar was not impressed and you can just make out the driver holding up his hand in a surrender gesture Smile

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Devolder cruises home after the days efforts and it's Rast's turn the next day.

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Borghini and King take it easy after their earlier efforts chasing the break. Very nice lighting from the evening sun in this photo. I've not done much to the colours. Probably my favourite of the day - shame that Rasmussen, Bewley and Renshaw are cluttering it up Wink

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My journey home that evening included a bus ride along the Rhine valley. Very pretty and very swollen. Crappy photo through bus window.

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The next day I was at the start in a very hot Leuggern. The team buses were sensibly parked down in the shady forest.

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I find the whole Spartacus bike notion rather silly, but the quality and detail of the paintwork is very nice indeed. Difficult to capture.

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One for the ladies. I was surprised to find him giving an interview on the steps of the bus in somewhat casual attire. He was very relaxed.

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The unfortunate Haussler about an hour before his bad crash.

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Customary shots of Frenchmen for Fontfroide. Feillu and Jeannesson this time.

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I like Sagan's custom shades. There were a bunch of kids speaking Italian with him and he was actually very nice with them and took the time to sign stuff and pose for photos as they swapped around their phones and so on.

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It's not just the riders who come to smaller race in June to build form for July.

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A pair of smiling Belgians. I have a very similar photo of Gilbert at Strade Bianche last year where he was all smiles and laughs too. Obviously he's still happy about all that money that BMC are paying him

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There was at least one other sweaty Irishman in Leuggern that day.

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At the changeover between the going home bus and going home train. Germany on the left. Switzerland on the right. Lots of water in the middle.

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berck

Great shots Bio! Thanks for sharing. I wish I could have got out during the ToC this year and take some pictures too.
JohnD

Yeah, great pics Bio, love seeing pics from roadsides rather than the 'pro' shots
gerry12ie

Great pics and write up once again Bio.  In my experience the Italian teams and riders are usually very accessible and are happy to pose (Italians pose?? Very Happy) and chat before and after a race.  My mate brought his club juniors to LBL last year and the kids were blown away by how obliging the Lampre and Liquigas riders were, especially Scarponi who gave them loads of time, snaps and a few handouts.  Nibali even gave them a bit of time having just been narrowly beaten but Iglinsky just hurried away.  Just good Italian manners I guess.

I dug out a pic of the swarm around new champ Gilbert at last years Lombardia just to underline what a let-down he has been.  So much expected  and so little delivered...



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Biosphere

Yeah John, you see the race in a different way from the side of the road. And you get to take home lots of souvenirs if you're so inclined - or obliged to do so cos the kids at home are expecting more giant PMU hands Smile Not speaking French I hadn't realised until wandering around the athletes 'village' on Friday that Sojasun is soya products of various sorts - tried some of their yoghurt and milk. Nicely chilled and refreshing on the day that was in it. I won myself a pair of Leopard cycling mits too. I realised when I got home that they were the 'True Cycling' era ones, so they couldn't sell them anyway Smile

I think the Italian's are just very outgoing naturally, Gerry. In Genoa I had put it down to apartments tending to be small with no / little outdoor space and with the weather generally being great people tend to go out into shared community spaces and end up interacting. On top of that there's the fact that they are very warm and friendly with kids anyway, so I'm not surprised that they showed your gang a good time. I thought it was worth mentioning that about Sagan as I wasn't impressed with his arseing around at Flanders, so him taking the time with the kids was a nice counter.

Today finishes up a bit earlier for those that plan on watching. Coverage starts at 16:20 and Frank sets off at 17:00. Good time will be under 50 mins. The climb at the end is a tough one and is about 9% for about 10km.
HuwB

Lovely photos once again, Bio.
Quite jealous as Summer UK has reverted to type.

So, the fastest man overall and up the climb so far........any offers?
..........wait for it...................Alexander Kristoff, with 55:58! Cool
Biosphere

HuwB wrote:
Lovely photos once again, Bio.
Quite jealous as Summer UK has reverted to type.

So, the fastest man overall and up the climb so far........any offers?
..........wait for it...................Alexander Kristoff, with 55:58! Cool


Ta.

The Irish Spring arrived yesterday, but that's more to do with the uprising at the EGM than the weather Wink

They're taking a break in the ITT (getting stuff back down the mountain). Top 5 now are.

1 Daryl IMPEY 00:55:25.60
2 Gatis SMUKULIS 00:00:10
3 Stijn DEVOLDER 00:00:25
4 Alexander KRISTOFF 00:00:33
5 Stefan DENIFL 00:00:34

Good time being 50 mins seems optimistic.
HuwB

If anyone is hanging around, here's a nice few minutes of highlights from the Route du Sud's mountain stage, yesterday:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmtCcYmL0JM&feature=youtu.be
JohnD

I did think Sojasun was a sun-cream!  The kids would love the PMU hands and any free stuff really, i wouldn't mind a bidon tho' - one day i'll get to see a stage live.

I'm hanging around Huw, live feeds from 3:20pm so gonna check out the RdS highlights
JohnD

Rob & Magnus back:

http://www.sportlemon.tv/20130607/wv51b1dae55ec48134215868-591705.html
kathy

I had some PMU hands hanging around for years.  Also got a couple of Credit Agricole caps, a KOM jersey (won in a Champion Supermarket), and an Alpe d'Huez WC cap.

Many Spanish riders are very accommodating with the fans as well.  They come to the barriers at the start village and chat to the fans and pose for photos.  In fact, the only ones who haven't got time for the fans are teams like USP and Sky who get too big for their boots!
Biosphere

Sagan goes fastest  Shocked
HuwB

A bit of a climber beats a bit of a freak.
Pinot going quite well on the flat.
Biosphere

Poor Costa pit stop. Frank still has it by 1 sec.
HuwB

Amador by a long way.
Kangert 15 seconds up on TJ who looks to be slowing down.
Mollema OK, but not great.

Peraud nicks the lead.
Biosphere

The BMC boys have gone off too fast. Costa has it.
Bartali

I'm enjoying this ITT.  First bit of Suisse I've seen this year.
gerry12ie

Woke in time to see Costa cross the line.  The well-oiled TT machine that is Movistar roll on.  Amador third or fourth?

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