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    2012 Tour de France - Stage 18 - Blagnac → Brive-la-Gaillarde- Friday July 20


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    jérémy roy or....as an opportunity to let other teams do the pacemaking...sky let slip a dog of war-ebh.

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    just heard phil say that the peloton was going 45 miles per hour. not a good year for the old fella. might need to be put out to pasture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fly:yes/land:no View Post
    just heard phil say that the peloton was going 45 miles per hour. not a good year for the old fella. might need to be put out to pasture.
    They were going 45 Kph at the time, give the old guy a break, he is still very entertaining.

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    the guy can't go twenty minutes without making a mistake. seems to have gotten worse each year.

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    He might be doing it intentionally. They've got to do something to make this year's edition exciting. When you hear 45mph don't you want to take a look?

    Now if we could just hear "Wiggens is on the side of the road yacking up his breakfast! The rest of the Sky team is stopped with him! Nibali and Evans are getting away! Froome now takes off in hot pursuit!"

    That would be worth watching.
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    Cavendish. Still a phenomenon. Nobody else in the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chasm54 View Post
    Cavendish. Still a phenomenon. Nobody else in the picture.
    Stunning burst of pace, great finish.

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    Wow! That's your Olympic champion right there! That gave me goosebumps

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    Outstanding leadout started by wiggo. I tell you, I've been pulling for the "underdogs" all tour hoping someone dethrones the Sky Train, but I absolutely loved that finish by them.
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    he tied the record. is anyone surprised he won?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
    he tied the record. is anyone surprised he won?
    I'm never surprised he wins. Going from more than 300 meters from home is something, though - he must have thought it was the Champs Élysées. Left them absolutely for dead.

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    Wow, what a finish!

    For a moment, Sanches fancied himself a sprinter and thought he had the stage win locked-up, but he simply gave up when he saw how fast Cav passed him by. Cav took the heart right out of him! Geez, Cav started that sprint from 600 mtrs. out!

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    Cav was amazing. He flew past the leaders. Wiggo may have just redefined what it means to be the race champion and how he pays back his sprinter for sacrificing his goals for the team. Amazing race today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kleinboogie View Post
    Cav was amazing. He flew past the leaders. Wiggo may have just redefined what it means to be the race champion and how he pays back his sprinter for sacrificing his goals for the team. Amazing race today.
    Cavendish went past Sanchez so fast the Sanchez just stopped pedaling, his hand gesture said "I do all this work and this guy comes out of nowhere and goes past me like I was standing still".

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    Quote Originally Posted by nun View Post
    Cavendish went past Sanchez so fast the Sanchez just stopped pedaling, his hand gesture said "I do all this work and this guy comes out of nowhere and goes past me like I was standing still".
    The funny part - for everyone but Sanchez and Roche - is that they assumed they were being swarmed and sat up. In fact Cavendish was so far ahead of the pack that had they just kept pedalling they'd have taken second and third.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kleinboogie View Post
    Cav was amazing. He flew past the leaders. Wiggo may have just redefined what it means to be the race champion and how he pays back his sprinter for sacrificing his goals for the team. Amazing race today.
    Oh man...please. Wiggins rides a few hundred meters at the end of a flat stage after he's sewn up the jersey for the race, and that's "paying him back" blah blah blah, and "what a display" blah blah blah??? Give me a break.

    The stage was surprisingly animated, and I was hoping for one more ex(?)-doper Vino to win the stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rex615 View Post
    They were going 45 Kph at the time, give the old guy a break, he is still very entertaining.
    He is entertaining, I grant you that. But he IS begining to slip. It happens to even the best of us.
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    Did anyone see Greipel go after the family whose dog got loose?

    There was a little girl standing in front of the dog and she looked terrified by his actions.

    Way to make fans for the sport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
    Did anyone see Greipel go after the family whose dog got loose?

    There was a little girl standing in front of the dog and she looked terrified by his actions.

    Way to make fans for the sport.
    I saw the one with Gilbert going after the family. The kid looked terrified. They were idiots for not keeping the dog on the leash but that picture is a PR nightmare for BMC and Gilbert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
    Did anyone see Greipel go after the family whose dog got loose?

    There was a little girl standing in front of the dog and she looked terrified by his actions.

    Way to make fans for the sport.
    It was Gilbert, not Greipel. If you are gonna lambaste a guy, perhaps get his name right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike F View Post
    I saw the one with Gilbert going after the family. The kid looked terrified. They were idiots for not keeping the dog on the leash but that picture is a PR nightmare for BMC and Gilbert.

    gilbert-dog-problem1-654x421.jpg

    It's pretty dumb for him to say "I wanted to hit them", but I have no problem with his anger. You come to the freakin race with this massive dog, and can't control it when a living mass of humanity rushes by at 30 MPH, causing riders to wreck? You deserve all you get coming to you. If you actually ride a bike, what do you do when some idiot driver cuts you off, or worse, causes you to crash? "Oh, sorry sir, I'm sorry if I inconvenienced you by me getting hit by your car." That being said, that photo as a stand-alone item is not good pub. And, as usual, this photo will more than likely be seen out of context.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
    Did anyone see Greipel go after the family whose dog got loose?

    There was a little girl standing in front of the dog and she looked terrified by his actions.

    Way to make fans for the sport.
    No one needs those fans. Seemed like a pretty normal and expected reaction from Gilbert. I can't imagine any athlete in any sport acting differently.

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    I don't know why it has to be said so many times....KEEP YOUR F---KING DOGS AWAY FROM A BIKE RACE!!!!!! There are enough dangers in the sport without dogs running loose, it drives me nuts!!!

    Otherwise: Cav was amazing today, and bravo to Wiggins for an excellent pull during the final stretch. Sky has put together an fantastic team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
    he tied the record. is anyone surprised he won?
    Sort of. I was thinking Sky would probably just play it safe, defending Wiggo again, not giving Cav a chance to win the stage.

    Was glad they proved me wrong.

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