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09-06-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,867
Posted By gpsblake

Roglic when asked what day of the week it was...

Roglic when asked what day of the week it was after his crossed the finishing line responded "potatoes", and they said close enough.

Never seen anyone cross-eyed and out of it like Roglic was...
08-27-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,867
Posted By gpsblake

Seems so far that the GC contenders aren't...

Seems so far that the GC contenders aren't pushing anything at this point, maybe it's the fact it's close to the TDF or they saw what Podacar did at the TDF by trying to deliever a 1st round knockout...
08-01-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,923
Posted By gpsblake

Good suggestion. They would have to make a rule...

Good suggestion. They would have to make a rule for that becaue if they didn't, the richer teams would get the equipment and tech needed, poorer teams wouldn't.
07-31-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,923
Posted By gpsblake

I think overall, they did pretty well. No Time...

I think overall, they did pretty well. No Time Trial but as was pointed out by Surak having TT bikes would greatly increase the cost to the teams if they used the specalized bikes but hopefully they...
07-30-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,923
Posted By gpsblake

I think we just saw with Stage 7 why women's...

I think we just saw with Stage 7 why women's races at this point have to be shorter with shorter climbs. If the stages were longer, the time gaps would be just completely ridiculous. If they can get...
07-27-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,923
Posted By gpsblake

My opinion is you just answered your own...

My opinion is you just answered your own question. An example is the men's tour de france. Every male in that race is a professional who does nothing but race bikes all year long. With the women, a...
07-27-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,923
Posted By gpsblake

You'll be happy with today's stage 4. But I also...

You'll be happy with today's stage 4. But I also understand what you are saying. There is a big talent different between the top riders and say the 100th placed rider. That's due to the lack of women...
07-26-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,923
Posted By gpsblake

I think they are really putting a good effort...

I think they are really putting a good effort into pulling this off. I hope it survives. Some of the problems I am seeing is they could have scouted the routes better. Some really narrow roads...
07-24-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,620
Posted By gpsblake

Bob and Phil mentioned it several times today on...

Bob and Phil mentioned it several times today on TV, if Caleb Ewan had won, been the first person who win in Paris and finish in last place in the GC. Great that he stuck it out and had a go in...
07-23-22, 11:04 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,118
Posted By gpsblake

One thing I have noticed... The gaps betwwen 1st...

One thing I have noticed... The gaps betwwen 1st and 5th or 1st and 10th in this years tour are huge compared to previous years. Almost superhuman like compared to the past 10 years.

By far the...
07-23-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,620
Posted By gpsblake

Ewan saving it all for tomorrow at a huge attempt...

Ewan saving it all for tomorrow at a huge attempt for a stage win. Albert Torres Barcelo still has the hopes of his country of Spain, and as you probably know, the Red Jersey is held in high honor in...
07-22-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,620
Posted By gpsblake

Looking at Stage 21 from last year, you can't...

Looking at Stage 21 from last year, you can't lose the yellow in Paris but you can certainly can lose the red in Paris. Anthony Turgis who held the red for a while this year finished +12:33 in the...
07-21-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By gpsblake

Do you think we will get another good UCI tour in...

Do you think we will get another good UCI tour in the USA? We've lost the Tour of Utah, Tour of California, USA pro cycling challenge and others over the past few years.

I know if they want to...
07-21-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,620
Posted By gpsblake

Caleb Ewan is in the drivers seat but tomorrow is...

Caleb Ewan is in the drivers seat but tomorrow is the queen stage for the red. If Ewan and Lotto Soudal decides he wants to try to win stage 19, his +7:09 lead can dissolve just like that. (just...
07-20-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,118
Posted By gpsblake

Pog had a teammate today, still couldn't crack...

Pog had a teammate today, still couldn't crack Vingegaard. then again, I thought Pog was superman but all it took was one bad stage. Can't see any serious attacks tomorrow but who knows.....
07-19-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,118
Posted By gpsblake

So, you think Wednesday stage 17 or Thursday...

So, you think Wednesday stage 17 or Thursday stage 18 is where Pogacar shows his hands and goes all out to try to get back into yellow? He's lacking team mates now though.

Hopefully next year, we...
07-16-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,118
Posted By gpsblake

Stage 15 might be very interesting as record 100F...

Stage 15 might be very interesting as record 100F (38C) temps are expected. Rules are already being waved for littering, feed zones, water bottles. Plus they are going to have water sprinkers and...
07-16-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,620
Posted By gpsblake

Caleb Ewan. A good choice to win the Stage 21...

Caleb Ewan. A good choice to win the Stage 21 Paris stage and win the red jersey on the same day. I wonder if that has ever happened before?

If Ewan would have to drop out, 1 SECOND between 2nd...
07-15-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,620
Posted By gpsblake

I guess Andrew Turgis is glad he built up such a...

I guess Andrew Turgis is glad he built up such a big lead a few days earlier. He went from 12 minutes in the lead to 1:18 over the past 3 days.
07-14-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,620
Posted By gpsblake

A few notes from last year etc 2021 Latnerne...

A few notes from last year etc

2021 Latnerne Rouge winner was Tim Declerq of Quick Step winning by a whopping 24 minutes 30 seconds. he was unable to defend his jersey due to a positive COVID test...
07-13-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,620
Posted By gpsblake

We appreciate the race for the Red Jersey as...

We appreciate the race for the Red Jersey as these guys love to spend extra time on their bikes. Why ride for only 4 hours when you can ride for 4 1/2 hours???

Anthony Turgis gained over 8 minutes...
07-10-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By gpsblake

Looks like the GC contenders took the day off for...

Looks like the GC contenders took the day off for once from chasing stage wins.
07-10-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,620
Posted By gpsblake

UAE Team Emierates wants it all... 2 of the 3 on...

UAE Team Emierates wants it all... 2 of the 3 on the Lanterne Rouge podium are Podacar's teammates. No change in the overall for the red going into the day off.
07-09-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,620
Posted By gpsblake

After stage 8, Turgis had a another monster day...

After stage 8, Turgis had a another monster day for the red jersey increasing to +12:59. Mikkel Bjerg is 2nd on the podium with Hirschi now 3rd. Hirschi created some chaos in the 2020 tour by...
07-08-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,620
Posted By gpsblake

Oh, I remember we used to do these threads every...

Oh, I remember we used to do these threads every year here... Those were fun.

But as I remember, 9 minutes isn't anything, all they have ot do is finish at the line with the peloton for one...
07-08-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By gpsblake

I figure if Sky Ineos tactics are going to work,...

I figure if Sky Ineos tactics are going to work, Stage 9 and Stage 10 appears to be the key. I like Podacar's goal of not only winning the tour but winning as many stages as possible. Love to see him...
07-08-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By gpsblake

Which tactics do you like better?

The classic Team Sky tactics of we are just going to grind this out for 3 weeks, not worry about stage wins, and win the TDF

or??

Pogačar's tactics of punching them in the face in Week 1,...
07-02-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,118
Posted By gpsblake

Is it me or was the bridge stage on stage 2 very...

Is it me or was the bridge stage on stage 2 very dangerous especially with that crash? All it would take is a crash and someone going over that small barrier, and almost certainly dying falling in...
Forum: Touring
08-28-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,060
Posted By gpsblake

I did a bivy on my 2005 tour and a tent on my...

I did a bivy on my 2005 tour and a tent on my 2016 tour. The thing I have against a bivy is if for some reason, the weather keeps you in the bivy, it gets really old, really quick while in a tent,...
07-17-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,855
Posted By gpsblake

Yea, they weren't on the same team in 89. I was...

Yea, they weren't on the same team in 89. I was thinking Lemond-Hinault rivalry a few years earlier when they were on the same team. Reading about it now, when Hinault won in 85, there was team...
07-17-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,855
Posted By gpsblake

The yellow jersey team would never let a...

The yellow jersey team would never let a competitor get into the breakaway period, they would just ride his wheel. Even in the late 2000's when the tour was decided for 3 years with less than a...
07-16-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,773
Posted By gpsblake

Seems that Cavendish probably wasn't feeling it...

Seems that Cavendish probably wasn't feeling it on Stage 19 so them and the remaining sprinters just took the day off, and we got to see cat and mouse games from the breakaway group trying to decide...
07-16-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 13,568
Posted By gpsblake

Boy, what was THAT from Stage 19???? Seems the...

Boy, what was THAT from Stage 19???? Seems the breakaway only competed to finish second with all the cat and mouse games by them. The peloton didn't even try.
07-15-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,527
Posted By gpsblake

I hope Peacock can add the Vuelta to the package...

I hope Peacock can add the Vuelta to the package later this year. I know it would be the Eurosport version of it, but still would be nice.
07-15-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 13,568
Posted By gpsblake

Putting it in now, Pogacar makes a real serious...

Putting it in now, Pogacar makes a real serious effort to win Stage 21 or stage 19 with the sprinters to stamp his legacy. If he would do that, people would really remember this tour.

But I do...
07-09-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,714
Posted By gpsblake

I think it's Merckx being a **** to be honest...

I think it's Merckx being a **** to be honest here. No one has said Cavendish is greater than him and I don't think Merckx should be reducing the great achievement Cavendish has done. To show how...
07-04-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,863
Posted By gpsblake

I think Pogacar just broke the record for that...

I think Pogacar just broke the record for that mountain climb (or very close like seconds close) in a major rain storm compared to people like the Schleck's or Contador in their prime years ago.
07-04-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,190
Posted By gpsblake

After today's stage.... Ben O'Connor is the only...

After today's stage.... Ben O'Connor is the only chance unless someone has a "Contador steak".
07-02-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,527
Posted By gpsblake

I think Peacock is either listening to people or...

I think Peacock is either listening to people or just got it set up right, but both the International Feed and the NBCSN feeds are now on Peacock. The NBCSN feed does have the commercials though.
07-02-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,773
Posted By gpsblake

From what I understand, Cav had to practically...

From what I understand, Cav had to practically beg to be included with his team for this years Tour de France. But at his age, this is an amazing comeback.
06-29-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,527
Posted By gpsblake

A real treat is watchin NBCSN for the finish,...

A real treat is watchin NBCSN for the finish, then going to Peacock and listen to the alternative commentary for the finish. Today's stage was a great example of that. The World Feed talked about...
06-26-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,527
Posted By gpsblake

If I were Fox Sports (FS1 or FS2), I would bid...

If I were Fox Sports (FS1 or FS2), I would bid for it, that sports network has struggled since day one. Without NBCSN though, I think the TDF isn't going to get as much for it. when the rights...
06-26-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,527
Posted By gpsblake

Simon Gerranns and Anthony McCrossan are good,...

Simon Gerranns and Anthony McCrossan are good, however, nothing replaces Phil Leggitt and Bob Roll in my opinion and NBCSN did a good job in explaining the race to more casual viewers.

I signed up...
Forum: Touring
10-10-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,667
Posted By gpsblake

I camped the entire way. You can't camp at the...

I camped the entire way. You can't camp at the ends (Pittsburgh or Washington)., the camping starts about 30 miles from each end. The longest stretch without camping is probably from Confluence to...
09-21-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 20,739
Posted By gpsblake

Is it time for them to revamp the "white jersey"?...

Is it time for them to revamp the "white jersey"? Maybe instead of under 25, just make the "white jersey" into something like "best rookie of the tour".????
09-21-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,760
Posted By gpsblake

Colombians fell apart in week 3. Every, one, of,...

Colombians fell apart in week 3. Every, one, of, them.
09-21-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,302
Posted By gpsblake

it was quite a "Superman" he rode in the TT,...

it was quite a "Superman" he rode in the TT, winning by over a minute. When's the last time a TT was won by such a wide margin? Sure, Roglic didn't have a good TT but one minute over EVERYONE else? ...
09-17-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 20,739
Posted By gpsblake

I know this was brought up years ago, but would...

I know this was brought up years ago, but would banning team radios from the TDF lead to more exciting racing and less "Team Sky" tactics? Seems in this modern era, a minute lead is like a 10 minute...
09-17-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 20,739
Posted By gpsblake

Both probably. Start off with TT bike, switch to...

Both probably. Start off with TT bike, switch to regular bike for climb.
09-17-20, 01:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,266
Posted By gpsblake

Team Ineos looking forward to the Giro, which...

Team Ineos looking forward to the Giro, which will be the test if they just suck, or their team manager just sucked by putting the TDF together. If Bernal got injured during a stage of the TDF this...
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