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The 100th Tour de France...... (Read 107 times)


IronMan ;)

    Totally stupid question:  does anyone know the significance of those little banners near the end of each stage they are usually in pairs and are simply the numbers "2" and "3".  So in the last few hundred meters there are a pair that say "3" and then around 50 meters from those are "2" and then "3" again.

    Tri-Kev Here are my favorite links:
    My new running club

    Swim 2.4 miles.
    Ride 112 miles.
    Run 26.2 miles.
    Then brag for the rest of your life.
    -Commander John Collins, Ironman Triathlon creator


    Labrat

      Adverts for French TV Channels.  (2 and 3 are both state owned channels)

      5K  23:21*  (Vdot 41.53)   10/13/12

      10K  46:35  (Vdot 43.47)  10/4/14

      HM 1:42:41 (Vdot 43.72) 10/25/14

      FM 4:24:33 (Vdot 33.59) 11/8/14

      *Gun time, all others are chip time


      Hip Hip Hooray

        My fantasy team had a good day today. Smile

         


        IronMan ;)

          Adverts for French TV Channels.  (2 and 3 are both state owned channels)

           

           

          Hahaha, that's not nearly as cool as I'd envisioned!Big grin

          Tri-Kev Here are my favorite links:
          My new running club

          Swim 2.4 miles.
          Ride 112 miles.
          Run 26.2 miles.
          Then brag for the rest of your life.
          -Commander John Collins, Ironman Triathlon creator


          Hip Hip Hooray

            Did you guys see the interview with Ted King?   Oh my.  Sad

             

            redrum


            Caretaker/Overlook Hotel

              Uh oh.....what about?

               Randy


              Hip Hip Hooray

                Uh oh.....what about?

                 

                 King cut from tour.  I can't find the video online, but the news article pretty much sums it up.

                 


                Labrat

                  I don't see the big issue.

                   

                  Its probably in his bets long term interest to go home and rest.

                   

                  Tough to accept, but 2 years ago Prudhomme did say in exchange for longer cutoffs, they would be strict in enforcing them

                  5K  23:21*  (Vdot 41.53)   10/13/12

                  10K  46:35  (Vdot 43.47)  10/4/14

                  HM 1:42:41 (Vdot 43.72) 10/25/14

                  FM 4:24:33 (Vdot 33.59) 11/8/14

                  *Gun time, all others are chip time


                  Hip Hip Hooray

                    Yeah, I guess I can see both sides.   But seeing grown men cry on camera still sucks.

                     

                    redrum


                    Caretaker/Overlook Hotel

                      Not cool.  I agree with the part in the article about organizers being part responsible for that crash mess.

                       

                      Empathy, yes.  "As his parents were arriving in France to cheer him on for his first TDF."

                       

                      Great.....lots of empathy there on behalf of the tour.  How ws hold we penalize the tour for not organizing the finish of stage 1?

                       Randy


                      Hip Hip Hooray

                        FYI - looks like tomorrow's stage is on NBC not NBC Sports, for those of you who have your DVRs set.

                         


                        Labrat

                          Time to unleash the SkyBorgs...

                           

                          Froome for the stage win, and to take yellow.

                          5K  23:21*  (Vdot 41.53)   10/13/12

                          10K  46:35  (Vdot 43.47)  10/4/14

                          HM 1:42:41 (Vdot 43.72) 10/25/14

                          FM 4:24:33 (Vdot 33.59) 11/8/14

                          *Gun time, all others are chip time

                          redrum


                          Caretaker/Overlook Hotel

                            And let's stop this drama & get these poor sprinters to the finish line in one piece & all together.  I've been waiting for a good showdown & since the beginning this thing's been a mess.

                             

                            And poor Christian Vande Velde.  Bummer!! Sad

                             Randy


                            Hip Hip Hooray

                              Time to unleash the SkyBorgs...

                               

                              Froome for the stage win, and to take yellow.

                               

                              Ding ding ding!

                               

                              GC100k


                                yep, but good showing from the Colombian kid.  Would have liked to see him hang on, but pretty impressive nonetheless.

                                 

                                Time to unleash the SkyBorgs...

                                 

                                Froome for the stage win, and to take yellow.