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    another cat...FAB! stevesurf's Avatar
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    Stage 21 - Étampes Paris Champs-Élysées - 143 km Spoiler






    THIS IS A TOUR STAGE THREAD - POSSIBLE SPOILERS TO FOLLOW!
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    anyone gonna be there

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    Lol 60 meter bumps are category 5 climbs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
    Lol 60 meter bumps are category 5 climbs?
    Heh! "5" = Green "S"

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    In fairness, Zabel gets this sprint. In reality, Freire takes it.
    i may have overreacted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laggard View Post
    In fairness, Zabel gets this sprint.....
    He's been on the edge, trying so hard. I'd give it to him out of generosity, but I'm an old softy. Really would like to see him end this tour with a bang. Are we going to see one more tour for him?

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    Cancellara off the front with 1KM to go.

    He's going to make this really difficult for the sprinters.
    Ten tenths.

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    Thor FTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzie Green View Post
    Heh! "5" = Green "S"
    They had me wondering. Hahaha

    You know what, I really want Robbie to win the sprint. Maybe Lotto will actually ride for him tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzie Green View Post
    Heh! "5" = Green "S"
    LOL
    It almost seems like there should be two CAT 5 climbs there, with how challenging and exciting this Tour has been.

    I will miss reading these threads!

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    I predict a desperate break away attempt by Quick Step... ending in failure.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Lolvoigt!!!!1
    Ten tenths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    I predict a desperate break away attempt by Quick Step... ending in failure.
    Half right!

    That was so cool when they had the motorcycle alongside the finishing sprint!
    The rider in my avatar is David Etxebarria, not me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HigherGround View Post
    Half right!

    That was so cool when they had the motorcycle alongside the finishing sprint!
    man, it was, wasn't it? what a way to see the final sprint. geez, i couldn't go that fast if you shoved a cattle prod up my @ss
    'In the end they will lay their freedom at our feet and say to us, "Make us your slaves, but feed us." '

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    Anyone happen to notice the podium girl on the left of the screen when Freire accepted the final green jersey? Oh my God.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil View Post
    Anyone happen to notice the podium girl on the left of the screen when Freire accepted the final green jersey? Oh my God.

    why else watch a jersey presentation?...very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by HigherGround View Post
    Half right!

    That was so cool when they had the motorcycle alongside the finishing sprint!
    It wasn't a motorcycle, it was a camera that is mounted on a monorail that sits in between the barriers.
    Ten tenths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burningman View Post
    why else watch a jersey presentation?...very nice
    She might have been the best looking podium girl I've ever seen. I need to win me a green jersey at the Tour.

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    Did anybody see the dude racing without a saddle I was watching at work and couldn't hear the comentary......OUCH!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoke50 View Post
    Did anybody see the dude racing without a saddle I was watching at work and couldn't hear the comentary......OUCH!!!

    That was Jens Voigt (one of the unsung heroes of CSC this year, IMO), who had the oddest mechanical I've seen in this TdF: seat post sticking up, but no seat!

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    Must have been one of them there carbon fiber seat posts!
    i may have overreacted

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    Quote Originally Posted by HigherGround View Post
    Half right!

    That was so cool when they had the motorcycle alongside the finishing sprint!

    Youtube sprint

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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaTugger View Post
    It wasn't a motorcycle, it was a camera that is mounted on a monorail that sits in between the barriers.
    Actually it WAS a motorcycle. In the replay of the sprint you can see from the overhead shot that there is a motorcycle with TV camera man between the barriers, traveling parallel to the sprinters.

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    I find it strange that the final yellow jersey doesn't give a victory salute. I've only ever seen Roche do this in '87. I think it's very fitting to acknowledge that yu the overall winner.

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