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    I have heard the arguments and stand by my...

    I have heard the arguments and stand by my position. It would still be mostly ceremonial and there would still be a sprint finish, but the scenery would be different. Lyon has hills that could spice...
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    Time to end the Tour somewhere else

    The Giro didn't end in Milan this year, the Vuelta will not end in Madrid. It is time for the Tour to end somewhere other than Paris, if only for some years. Agreed, the Champs Elise is special, but...
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    We get Phil and Paul in Canada, but with Mathew...

    We get Phil and Paul in Canada, but with Mathew Keenan, not Bob Roll and the others. I think Australia gets the same as us, perhaps Britain too.
  4. Thread: Tdf 2014

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    Time to bring this thread back to the top and eat...

    Time to bring this thread back to the top and eat some of our words. The two favourites have abandoned. Teejay is riding better than I expected but Talansky is way back due to crashes. In their Tour...
  5. Thread: Announcers

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    That is the coverage we are getting this year in...

    That is the coverage we are getting this year in Canada. Where does it originate? We used to get the US coverage with Bob Roll and company but now it is Matt for the first 30 to 90 minutes, then Phil...
  6. I think you are right. Had he not injured his...

    I think you are right. Had he not injured his hand he might have avoided the Wednesday crashes.
  7. Formula 1 drivers put on rain tires when it gets...

    Formula 1 drivers put on rain tires when it gets wet, why don't TDF racers? They would be a bit slower on the straights but faster in the corners and you are less likely to abandon. Or might some of...
  8. Thread: Tdf 2014

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    Hesjedal isn't riding the Tour, being saved for...

    Hesjedal isn't riding the Tour, being saved for the Vuelta. I don't think he would have been a GC contender but he would have been a great super-domestique for Talansky. Anybody know whether Dan...
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    My question is answered, in Canada we get Phil...

    My question is answered, in Canada we get Phil and Paul again.
  10. Thread: Announcers

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    Announcers

    For years I have said that Phil Ligett and Paul Sherwin are the best announcers in any sport, but Phil has become prone to mistakes so Paul has to bail him out. (Such as stage 1 of the Tour of...
  11. Thread: Tdf 2014

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    I think it will be between Froome and Contador...

    I think it will be between Froome and Contador and they are evenly matched this season. Got to give the edge to Froome because Contador could keep up with him but not pass at the Dauphine. On the...
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    Rohan Dennis dropped from 3rd in the GC to 67th...

    Rohan Dennis dropped from 3rd in the GC to 67th on stage 3. The announcers thought it foolish that he was hanging at the back of the peleton and he must have been caught out. I haven't hear that he...
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    The entire Dauphine was exciting but the final...

    The entire Dauphine was exciting but the final stage took the cake. In all my years of witching bike racing I have never seen anything like it. Contador and Froome were so intent on marking each...
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    I also like Contador's guts and dislike Froome's...

    I also like Contador's guts and dislike Froome's bobblehead style. Both are extremely talented but I am rooting for Contador. Whoever wins, it is an exciting race.
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    They are crazies, not true fans. Also, those...

    They are crazies, not true fans. Also, those people who are waving at the TV cameras instead of watching the riders.
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    Yet another Lance thread.

    <sigh> Yet another Lance thread.
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    With misfortune knocking rivals out of contention...

    With misfortune knocking rivals out of contention he just needs to stay safe to win. (OK, I exaggerate, he still can be beat.)
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    After the team time trial I have to go with...

    After the team time trial I have to go with Quintana or Evans. I like Rodriguez but he is already down after the TTT. Uran has not been in good form. Old man Evans just might do it.

    Are Dan...
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    Look here: 2014 Tour of Flanders Live Video,...

    Look here:

    2014 Tour of Flanders Live Video, Route, Startlist, Results, Photos, TV aka Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014
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    Rogers Sportsnet did not air Milan-San Remo and...

    Rogers Sportsnet did not air Milan-San Remo and never posted a reason. I forgive them because I am grateful that they show a lot of cycling, but it is bush-league to not even have an announcement.
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    Contador is back!

    I haven't been on this forum for a while, partly because Rogers Sportsnet broadcast Tirreno-Adriatico and Paris Nice with a 1-day delay and I was afraid of spoilers. I am surprised to find that there...
  22. You can also fine it here: ...

    You can also fine it here:

    http://webhome.idirect.com/~brown/1951_tour.html
  23. We have better coverage in Canada. Sportsnet has...

    We have better coverage in Canada. Sportsnet has a half hour highlights show followed by the last two hours of the race. Backwards if you ask me, since I sometimes watch the entire highlight show and...
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    I decided not to watch it and just looked at the...

    I decided not to watch it and just looked at the results. Most of the stages seemed to be boring. Perhaps I wasn't doing it justice, but I was ready for a winter break from the sport.
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    Rant about World Championships

    Sportsnet has generally been covering a lot of cycling this year, and I am grateful for that. They were going to show the men's TT last night, tape delayed, so I set my DVR but got the end of a...
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