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Old 01-27-11, 04:53 PM
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Your Favorite Tour & Why?

Which year is your favorite year of the Tour and why?

If you can't pick just one, list them in ranking order. Please also include Youtube links if you have them.

For example, I never tire of watching Spartacus roost on the sprinters in '07, while wearing the jersey he won by drafting the motorcycles on the London prologue.
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Old 01-27-11, 05:22 PM
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1969

Need one ask why?
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Old 01-28-11, 10:25 AM
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1987

Need you ask why?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBIV2...eature=related
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Old 01-29-11, 12:18 AM
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2008 when sastre won on alp d'huez. I remember yelling at the T.V. screen after too much wine.
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Old 01-31-11, 09:16 PM
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the 2005 giro when "il falco" paolo savoldelli held off simoni and di luca and preserved his scant lead by bombing the last descent off the colle di fenestre and minimizing simoni (no slouch as a descender himself).

the 2003 tdf had plenty of drama, wtf? moments and great attacking.

for older, i like the 1990 tdf but i know nearly everyone prefers the year before.

consistently as a grand tour, gotta go with the giro. frequently horrible weather,
bizarro and dangerous lead-ins to sprint finishes and one epic mountain stage after
another. plus...it's the first gt of the year.

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Old 02-01-11, 04:47 PM
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2006,

Watching Floyd Landis come roaring back on Stage 17 in Morzine was awesome!

Too bad it all came crashing down around him and us. It was still great while it was happening!
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1989 Tour de France. Why? I'll give you eight seconds to guess why.

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Old 02-02-11, 09:39 AM
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I agree about 1989. I was already a fan of Greg's by 1986, so it was awesome to see him make that come back!
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Originally Posted by HigherGround View Post
I agree about 1989. I was already a fan of Greg's by 1986, so it was awesome to see him make that come back!
1986 and 1989 are the tops for me.. I have always felt that without the battle with Hinault in 1986 Greg would have never won in 1989. The 86 tour was a battle to the end and he won knowing he was the better rider.. The 89 tour was proof that Greg was a phenomenal rider, at the prologue he stated that if he was in the top 10, it would be a good tour.

I just added a better quality and longer version of the 89 final TT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWyfb3H7LEg

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Old 02-02-11, 04:11 PM
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Yea he did have a pretty good year didn't he.
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1988 Giro. At the time, I was begging my parents for a road bike & hanging out at 7-11. Corporate sponsorship works!
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Yea he did have a pretty good year didn't he.

Sure did.
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Old 02-03-11, 06:01 AM
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We have to choose just one. We can find favorites in more than just one..
. TDF for its epic climbs.. Roubaix. for its challenge.. and the Tour De California , just because..
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1990 - last time a clean rider won it. Ask Greg Lemond...he'll tell ya.
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2003 TdF. It was an awesome edge-of-the-seat battle until the epic final time trial in the rain. I enjoyed watching Lance show some vulnerability, and his rival's battling strength, and it was all very different from Lance's other wins where there was little doubt and little contest.
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