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    Super Elite Climbing "Clyde"

    Ok, he's not really a clyde, but at 81 kg he's about as close as your going to get in the Tour de' France.

    Anybody see him break away and take both sprints today in the toughest mountain stage.... very coooool.. Clyde Power.

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    This was a very feakish display. I love Thor, but he is not a climber.

    I think he had extra motivation to take all 12 sprint points after Cavendish came out and proclaimed his Green Jersey would forever be stained due to the protest penalty Cav received.

    The war/sprint in Paris should be epic.

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    He is fun to watch.

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    Watching Thor today made me wonder, has there even been a true Clyde in the Tour de France? Maybe some really tall rider who happen to get over 200lbs?

    Of course, this may akin to asking if there's ever been a jockey in the Kentucky Derby who was over 6' tall.

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    He's not even a clyde by the old 85kg standard! He's a sprinter. Sprinters tend to be heavier.

    Now here's a true "Clyde" to be proud of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hexenmeister View Post
    Watching Thor today made me wonder, has there even been a true Clyde in the Tour de France? Maybe some really tall rider who happen to get over 200lbs?

    Of course, this may akin to asking if there's ever been a jockey in the Kentucky Derby who was over 6' tall.
    It wouldn't surprise me to learn that there has been. Over the years a few of the Danes and Germans have been pretty tall and I wouldn't be surprised to learn that one or more of them came in at over 90kg. I'm just not aware of any of their weights.
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    2005: The heaviest rider was Magnus Bäckstedt at 95 kg
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