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Old 07-12-09, 09:37 PM   #1
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mountain finishes are a waste. The sprinters aren't around at the finish and nothing happens in the GC competition. The last two days in the Pyrenees were boring.

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Old 07-12-09, 09:40 PM   #2
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I beg to differ.... Mountain stages that finish in the mountains are one thing..... Mountain stages that finish 70 Km after the summit............................. suck.
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I beg to differ.... Mountain stages that finish in the mountains are one thing..... Mountain stages that finish 70 Km after the summit............................. suck.
Huh? I think that you are agreeing with me.
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Must be the chocolate chip ice cream freezing my brain.
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Please read before starting another Tour de France thread...

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they're not borong when you're standing on the side of the mountain with a few thousand other crazy fans!
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I beg to differ.... Mountain stages that finish in the mountains are one thing..... Mountain stages that finish 70 Km after the summit............................. suck.
I totally agree...make it a sprinters stage or a climbers stage.


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you really want to be a mod eh?

"My legs cannot betray me even once" Ouch!! Alberto on Reuters

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Old 07-13-09, 05:10 AM   #9
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I totally agree...make it a sprinters stage or a climbers stage.




you really want to be a mod eh?

"My legs cannot betray me even once" Ouch!! Alberto on Reuters

please read.
I have absolutely ZERO interest in being a mod, but I do hate all the jackass threads that get started during the tour, like this one. There are two different forums for this, and they should be used.
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Old 07-13-09, 05:47 AM   #10
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I have absolutely ZERO interest in being a mod, but I do hate all the jackass threads that get started during the tour, like this one. There are two different forums for this, and they should be used.
How about just not clicking on the thread that you think is going to get you upset? Problem solved...
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How about just not clicking on the thread that you think is going to get you upset? Problem solved...
It's not the thread itself genius, it's having to read multiple thread titles all talking about the same thing in the road forum that creates all the clutter. Keeping them in one place keeps this forum neater, and easier to browse.

How hard is this to understand? There is a sticky at the top of the main forum asking for all Tour threads to be in the Professional Cycling forum or even Road Racing. Pretty damn simple if you ask me.
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Seriously? Are you that inept that you can;t scan the thread titles and decide which ones you want to read and participate in? I mean come on...OK it may be annoying if you HAVE to read every one but I doubt that's the case.
And in terms of clutter, have you ever looked at how many pages and threads there are on this forum? I bet at some time in your time here, you have posted an identical thread topic. It happens...enjoy the rest and go and watch the tour (tomorrow).
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Off to pro cycling...

Guys, this is not that difficult.
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you really want to be a mod eh?

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Yeah, I moved that one too. Guess I really want to be a mod.
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I'm just glad that most of this idiot posters will dissappear for another year in a couple weeks.
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Here's my response in another thread why Sunday wasn't boring:

If you were expecting a significant move affecting GC, there was about a 99% chance going in you'd be disappointed.

I saw amongst other things:

1) Armstrong himself shut down the early break when he didn't like the mix of riders.

2) Asatana putting a man in the break

3) Jens in the break to drop back to the Scleck brothers if necessary on the Tourmalet4) A potential KOM winner step out in Pellizoti

5) AG2r workin at the front to keep Nocentini in Yellow (demonstrating why Asatana wants AG2R in the jersey and there recruit help controlling the race.) And Astana not pushing the pace on the Tourmalet, in order to keep from hammering Nocentini

6) A close battle to catch the break that stayed away.

7) A neat two up sprint with a suprising counter

8) Some incredible Pyranean scenery.

Those are a few things that come to mind.


Now what would really be boring would be TDF with no balance between mountain top finishes, flats, and time trials, where the race was blown apart on the first Pyranean stages, and we knew the winner with certainty 2 weeks before Paris.

You can debate whether the Organizers got the balance right this year, and we really won't know the answer until on the slopes of Ventoux.

But you have to realize that the number of Mountain top finishes in the TDF varies from year to year, and it has always been common to have a number of Alpine stages without Mountain top finishes.

Moreover, every once in a while a Mountain stage without a mountain top finish has lead to very dramatic moves, see e.g. Merckx in 1969.
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