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Re: Cycle racing
« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2019, 12:42:54 PM »
Maybe since he became a father he has other priorities?

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Re: Cycle racing
« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2019, 03:41:11 PM »
Mick,

I have a suggestion...

When the TDF gets going, how about a daily explanation of who is doing well and not so well, and what the various teams may do the next day?

The reason for this is, although I am a practical cyclist (ride my bike quite a lot and have done big adventures across the Pyrenees and Alpine passes), I don't know Nibbyl's from my Quintanas.....and I find it hard to understand the technicalities of who is behind by so many seconds but is in a strong position because the next stage is a mountainous one, or a time trial, all that kind of stuff..

What do you think?

Cheers Jon  :)
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Re: Cycle racing
« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2019, 03:59:44 PM »
For me it's less a case of Quintana failing to deliver, and more a case of commentators/press over-hyping him. I think he's had more success than his abilities deserve.
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Re: Cycle racing
« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2019, 06:09:52 PM »
I think he does very well considering he probably has the shortest legs in cycling  :)

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Re: Cycle racing
« Reply #34 on: June 16, 2019, 03:18:07 AM »
Mick,

I have a suggestion...

When the TDF gets going, how about a daily explanation of who is doing well and not so well, and what the various teams may do the next day?

The reason for this is, although I am a practical cyclist (ride my bike quite a lot and have done big adventures across the Pyrenees and Alpine passes), I don't know Nibbyl's from my Quintanas.....and I find it hard to understand the technicalities of who is behind by so many seconds but is in a strong position because the next stage is a mountainous one, or a time trial, all that kind of stuff..

What do you think?

Cheers Jon  :)

Happy to have a go at it, Jon, although I know not much more than you. A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing, they say, but as long as folks are happy to correct me when I'm wrong then I'll give it a bash.

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Re: Cycle racing
« Reply #35 on: June 16, 2019, 05:45:01 PM »
Just watched yesterday's Dauphiné and the conditions were appalling with torrential rain along with thunder & lightning (very, very frightening)
Descending the climbs must have have had the sphincters going 2p-5p.

On a separate note, huge congrats to Lizzie Deignan for winning the Women's Tour of the last week :claphappy:

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Re: Cycle racing
« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2019, 07:48:22 PM »


On a separate note, huge congrats to Lizzie Deignan for winning the Women's Tour of the last week :claphappy:

Seconded Nobbie - with all the understandable concern for Froomie her victory seem to have slipped under the radar.
I suspect there will have been a few pints of good Yorkshire ale supped in Otley over the weekend

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Re: Cycle racing
« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2019, 08:20:00 PM »
Haven't watched yesterday's CdD highlights yet, nor today's. Don't know the final results yet so please use the Spolier button if you post any results or comments on same. :beers:

Really disappointed that neither Eurosport nor ITV4 have had any live coverage over the weekend! >:(
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Re: Cycle racing
« Reply #38 on: June 16, 2019, 09:11:07 PM »
Just watched yesterday's Dauphiné and the conditions were appalling with torrential rain along with thunder & lightning (very, very frightening)

Mick I know you like all kinds of rock music but I didn't know you were a fan of Gilbert O'Sullivan  :)

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Re: Cycle racing
« Reply #39 on: June 16, 2019, 10:42:36 PM »
Mick,

I have a suggestion...

When the TDF gets going, how about a daily explanation of who is doing well and not so well, and what the various teams may do the next day?

The reason for this is, although I am a practical cyclist (ride my bike quite a lot and have done big adventures across the Pyrenees and Alpine passes), I don't know Nibbyl's from my Quintanas.....and I find it hard to understand the technicalities of who is behind by so many seconds but is in a strong position because the next stage is a mountainous one, or a time trial, all that kind of stuff..

What do you think?

Cheers Jon  :)

Happy to have a go at it, Jon, although I know not much more than you. A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing, they say, but as long as folks are happy to correct me when I'm wrong then I'll give it a bash.

Potentially happy to pick up that mantle; I know far more about bike racing than I do trains! Minor caveat that I start a new job on the 8th, so my presence on the forum may sharply drop off, I can hear the cheers from here.

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Re: Cycle racing
« Reply #40 on: June 17, 2019, 09:48:20 AM »
Mick,

I have a suggestion...

When the TDF gets going, how about a daily explanation of who is doing well and not so well, and what the various teams may do the next day?

The reason for this is, although I am a practical cyclist (ride my bike quite a lot and have done big adventures across the Pyrenees and Alpine passes), I don't know Nibbyl's from my Quintanas.....and I find it hard to understand the technicalities of who is behind by so many seconds but is in a strong position because the next stage is a mountainous one, or a time trial, all that kind of stuff..

What do you think?

Cheers Jon  :)

Happy to have a go at it, Jon, although I know not much more than you. A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing, they say, but as long as folks are happy to correct me when I'm wrong then I'll give it a bash.

Potentially happy to pick up that mantle; I know far more about bike racing than I do trains! Minor caveat that I start a new job on the 8th, so my presence on the forum may sharply drop off, I can hear the cheers from here.

As the TdF starts on the 6th and I'm here relatively frequently( :angel:) how about we both chip in on the tour? Good luck with the new job.

Just watched yesterday's Dauphiné and the conditions were appalling with torrential rain along with thunder & lightning (very, very frightening)

Mick I know you like all kinds of rock music but I didn't know you were a fan of Gilbert O'Sullivan  :)

I was thinking more along the lines of Queen or Thin Lizzy ackshully :)
Gilbert O'Sullivan was just a 1970s pop singer

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Re: Cycle racing
« Reply #41 on: June 17, 2019, 09:58:42 AM »
The first record I ever bought was "Himself" by Gilbert O'Sullivan.

I still listen to it.

He was a "singer/songwriter" rather than a pop singer.

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Re: Cycle racing
« Reply #42 on: June 17, 2019, 10:50:10 AM »
The first record I ever bought was "Himself" by Gilbert O'Sullivan.

I still listen to it.

He was a "singer/songwriter" rather than a pop singer.

He had great hair Joe. Not too dissimilar to Ronald's! Would've hindered any career as a pro cycle racer though - to keep on topic :D
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« Reply #43 on: June 17, 2019, 12:23:16 PM »
When he started out he was marketed as an urchin from the back streets of Dublin and they made him appear on top of the pops wearing shorts with braces, an "8 piecer" cap, and a "pudding basin" haircut.

He then got re-launched with "the hair", shirt buttons undone etc.

He wrote some great songs and his voice was poignant with a slight Irish accent, a nice change from the fake American accents of the time (Suzi Quattro excepted).

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Re: Cycle racing
« Reply #44 on: June 17, 2019, 02:27:25 PM »
Be assured I didn't mean 'pop singer' to be derogatory. just to differentiate between rock/folk/soul singer etc.
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