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kf3

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it's coming home.

couldn't resist. would love for thomas to hold the lead. that 65 k stage is the big one for him imo, the acceleration climbers gonna be going full out. dumoulin could be his best friend on that stage.
 
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It's down to Froome to get this one minute 40, he has two chances Wednesday and the time trial. Thomas does not have to give him the time, Froome has to attack his own team mate to get it.
Stage 16 final 10km after Col du Portillon cat 1 is a descent. Be worth a try if legs are there for Froome.

Thomas is in an ideal position, Froome attacks as entitled to due team leader status, Dumoulin will chase and he follows the wheel. Be interesting if Dumoulin counters and drops Froome - what's the team order for situation? Thomas tries bring Froome back or just goes with?

Stage 17 should be a good watch and I think the ITT could be a repeat of Stage 13 of 2016 edition. Dumoulin won and put 1:03 into Froome and 2:00 into Thomas, I know different scenario this year and potentially different form (Giro legs) but not sure would change position outcome.

Should be good end to edition if Froome finds his legs as recent Grand tours and Sky allow their two to fight it out (reality says otherwise.)
 

kf3

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i don't think sky can risk letting tom get away.

some of the roads today look really bad, i thought they try to fix them for the tour?

edit - i'm also seeing neon yellow castles so it might just be my eyes.
 
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Froome playing the gentleman card -

Chris Froome says he and Tour de France leader Geraint Thomas are in a "dream position" and it would be "fantastic" if his team-mate won this year's race.

Four-time winner Froome, 33, is second overall, trailing fellow Team Sky rider Thomas by one minute 39 seconds after 15 stages.

There are six stages remaining, with the race ending in Paris on Sunday.

"As long as a Team Sky jersey crosses that line first in Paris, that's winning," Froome told BBC Sport.

"We're in this dream position, first and second on the general classification - if nothing changed between here and Paris, fantastic, we've nailed the Tour de France."

Which means he's definitely gonna attack either today or tomorrow ;-)
 
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It's all PC off the bike. They both want it. Let's see some attacks from others, as that's the trigger for the two to go for it.
 
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First point of call should be putting time into Dumoulin ahead of the TT. Can see that happening tomorrow if it starts rapid. What they don't wanna do is set a high, constant tempo (like they've been doing so far) as that suits his riding style.

65km is crazy for a stage distance, can't wait.
 

kf3

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just turned it on and some farmer pepper sprayed the peleton(maybe)

edit - farmers being normal, police pepper sprayed the riders.:lol:
 

ant-man

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France is a hooligan nation. Two died in Paris when they won the WCF ffs. The gendarmes are worse than the fans. :lol:

The rest of europe hates the fact that the English dominate the TDF (Thomas is English as long as he keeps on winning, then he can revert to Welsh). :yep
 

ant-man

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England run cycling. Stuff the rest of the world. Well done Gerry Thomas!



His wife went to Liverpool University so he's technically an englishman.
 

kf3

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;-)

Glad he won but it wasn’t the most entertaining of Tour’s.
going into the last week with 2 of the top 3 being team sky isn't a recipe for exciting racing.

couple good individual stages tho, i enjoyed the cobbles and quitana's stage a lot.
 

kf3

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what colour hub goes in these droputs? http://terribleone.com/frames/ - top frame, raw finish. i was thinking unpainted (aluminum), but now that i'm holding the frame i think that will be too light.

someone makes a nikel finish, which would look good on it's own, but won't match any spokes/rim.
 
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I do quite like the look of an unpainted frame.

You wanting coloured hubs or something more plain? Always think colourful hubs work with a plain frame.

What rims are you going for?
 

kf3

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i've got over the rush of window shopping and now i'm thinking to just go black with all the parts. it's not a great looking frame anyway(something about the seatpost/seatstay arrangement is ugly) and by the time i've added 2 brakes and a bunch of pegs and stuff it's going to be messy whatever.
 
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The Vuelta Velogames is open, only he can't name it Vuelta this time around. League code is the same as throughout the whole year.
 
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Who's still here? Yates a deserved winner in an entertaining Vuelta. Much better than the Sky machine running things.