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    another cat...FAB! stevesurf's Avatar
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    Stage 2 - Auray Saint-Brieuc - 164.5 km "Spoiler"






    THIS IS A TOUR STAGE THREAD - POSSIBLE SPOILERS TO FOLLOW!
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    Check out the cat 3 and cat 4 climbs one right after each other - it should be very interesting to see if the leaders go for the summit points or the stage

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevesurf View Post
    Check out the cat 3 and cat 4 climbs one right after each other - it should be very interesting to see if the leaders go for the summit points or the stage
    It's too early in the stage, the little bump at the end might shake a loose cannon out of the peloton, but not like on stage 1 though.
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    Nice work stevesurf.

    Sprinters day. That rise at the end will throw a wrench in some plans.

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    It's a very cool, breezy day. Nothing exciting of note other than the scenery.

    Chavanel is in the early break, up by >4 minutes.

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    So can we discuss the stage with no spoiler or....no?

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    The race is over; let's discuss (I'll put spoiler in the titles)

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    Stage threads have an inherent spoiler element. If you don't want a spoiler, don't look at the stage thread during or after the stage.

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    Thor!

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    I'm stuck watching the Wimbledon final at the moment..sigh.
    RIP Stacey. =3.

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    That was a great sprinting finish; did it seem the peloton was faster than the 2006 version?
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    1. Thor Hushovd (N), Credit Agricole
    2. Kim Kirchen (Lux), Team Columbia
    3. Gerald Ciolek (G), Team Columbia
    4. Robbie Hunter (SA) Barloworld
    5. Erik Zabel (G), Milram
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    Zabel still in the mix. Damn.
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    soler looks dead, unless he is after the flame rouge title. poor bastrad, that crash yesterday must have hurt. +3' stage 1, +7'14" today. at least hunter still shakes things up at the front for barlo.

    still waiting for a real sprinters finish...i want the old man to get some points (McEwen). i can say that because i'm older than him.

    actually, Zabel's still surprisingly fast, for an old man and all.
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    OK, then what is the term for the last guy to finish? i know flame rouge is also the term for the 1km mark.

    bit pissed, just got back from the sports bar with satellite TdF.
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    lanterne rouge.

    wikipedia is my friend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by urodacus View Post
    lanterne rouge.

    wikipedia is my friend.
    Nope, even wikipedia thinks you are an ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gapowermike View Post
    I'm stuck watching the Wimbledon final at the moment..sigh.
    why stuck? that was a historic match.

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    thanks for the compliment.
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    Someone should tell Hunter that sprinting uphill on the 11 generally isn't a good idea. He didn't even remotely look like he was going to get the gear going.

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    The quality of the tennis was great but I could have missed the first 2 sets and made it in time for the real action. The DVR is the greatest TV invention ever.

    It was a pretty good sports day.

    Michael

    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan View Post
    why stuck? that was a historic match.
    RIP Stacey. =3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by urodacus View Post
    the flame rouge title.
    That's awarded out here in the average thread.

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    indeed. i think i just got it too.
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