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 Post subject: Tour de France 2020
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:05 pm 
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...is postponed, might be canceled, to no one’s surprise.

https://www.bicycling.com/tour-de-france/a32142376/tour-de-france-2020-postponed-coronavirus/


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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2020
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Anyone else watching?

Will it go the distance? At least I'll have at least a weeks worth of cycling videos to watch while on the trainer this winter.

Been kinda surprised by Sagan's performance. In the points lead; but no wins/meh finishes. Strategy? Bad Luck? Bad legs?

Did you hear it's fricking hot outside? 113 in Escondido.

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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2020
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I'm a reformed roadie. I minimize the time I ride on asphalt but I still love to watch the TdF. This year's Tour has been pretty exciting with the JA time penalty and the massive effort put in by Sagan's team to get him into the green jersey. Sagan does seem to have lost something - he hasn't won a drag race yet this year, at least when I've been watching. In one of the early stages Caleb Ewan dropped him like an anvil.

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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2020
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I agree this year has been exciting.

So many road bikes with through axels and disk brakes. They are starting to get it right. ;)

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Rules committee has been very strict this year....

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^I only caught the rulings against Alaphilippe and Sagan, were there others? Former was lame; later could be argued either way IMO.

Just watched the extended highlights of todays stage. Fun finish!

Favorite announcer/commentator? My watching is limited/sporadic. Catch some before work, some after work and lots of the highlight recaps. Digging Adam Blythe (ex-rider) from the back of a motorcycle on route. Also enjoy the ex-rider insight of Simon Gerrans (and his co-host when he's on; fielding viewer questions and what not). I commend Phil and Bob for being able to talk for so long; but mostly enjoy the travelogue commentary they provide rather than race insight.

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There's been some great racing and just enough controversy to spice things up. The judges booted the JA call but I think they got the Sagan relegation right (and who doesn't like Sagan?) I was happy to see Hirshci get a stage win after his miscalculation on Stage 9 and have a feeling he's going to a big name in the future.

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The 2 American youngsters have been spectacular. Crazy there are only 3 Americans in the race.

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How about that Dani Martinez!? That uphill finish was brutal. Amazing he had that much left to give.


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That was special. The whole family was cheering and yelling for him!

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How about that Dani Martinez!? That uphill finish was brutal. Amazing he had that much left to give.


The "sprint" finish was a classic example of who can go slow the fastest.

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real surpriser in the TDF today. Ya never know.

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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2020
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Rare to be able to say a time trial interesting to watch. Well, at least 10’ or so.

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 Post subject: Re: Tour de France 2020
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It was a great race over all. Very glad they were able to make it happen.

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I read Pogacar did the climb portion of the TT without power meter/info. Wonder the outcome if he had? He was already gaining time on Roglic but won the tour on that section.

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