Tour de France 2016 (Spoilers)

D'Pioneer

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Oct 9, 2015
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Going to be as excellent as ever.

Route looks quality, and gets straight into it with a 188km flat stormer.

Looking forward to seeing the new riding techniques and styles that Sky bring to it again (which we will all be adopting immediately), and how much Froome is going to tear apart the rest of the GC guys. Wonder how Porte will do as well, now that he is going head to head with his old mate.

So, that's me nocturnal again for a month as of Saturday night.
 

GrantT

Maximum Pace
Oct 2, 2012
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#2
Hopefully Porte will remember he doesn't ride for Sky anymore.
And last year I remember Valverde buzzing around Froome on the descents trying to put him off. Likely to see more of those shenanigans.
 

D'Pioneer

Far beyond the black horizon
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Haha. I had an idea for a comic strip, based on the Tour de France, where all the riders were always trying to find excuses to give their Directeur Sportifs so that they didn't have to ride. Notes from their mums, forgetting their kit, etc. Haha. The ones who managed to skive would hang around behind the team busses, smoking.
 

D'Pioneer

Far beyond the black horizon
Oct 9, 2015
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It is going to be awesome.

The best bit about it though, is once again teaming up with my partner in crime, Skippy, to bring the lols to the Cyclinghub chat room. Haha.
 

D'Pioneer

Far beyond the black horizon
Oct 9, 2015
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Nacer Bouhanni is out of the tour before it even started.

For getting in a punch up in a hotel with 4 blokes, breaking his hand and then getting an infection.

LOLz
 

Musashi13

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Aug 27, 2012
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So, if you mount up the points/time for any classification then drop out you are out of the running but if your rider abandons the race you keep your fantasy points?

Obviously I'm against this bullshit:mad:
 

GrantT

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Oct 2, 2012
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With how badly a few of the other GC guys are cracking, I feel like Adam Yates might hold on to GC hopes for a while yet. Or was that "going for stages" thing all a cunning plan?
 

theBlob

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Holy shit!! That has to suck for him. Apparently it was a spectator who caused it. Deliberate? Clearly an act of terror.