2019 Tour de France

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6/29/2019 7:50 PM

The 2019 Tour de France starts next Saturday. Who are your GC podium picks? Dumoulin and Froome are out. Geraint Thomas hasn’t shown anything since winning last year. This year’s LeTour looks to be a chaotic race. That would be fantastic after watching UK Sky Postal control every stage for the last 6 or 7 years.

The GC in Paris:
1 - Pinot
2 - Bernal
3 - Bardet

Alaphilippe wins the Green Jersey.

RIP Paul Sherwen. It won’t be the same without you in the booth.

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6/29/2019 7:57 PM

Really don't know who to pick this year. I had forgotten about Paul Sherwen. Broadcast truly won't be the same without him.

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6/29/2019 8:52 PM

BMSOBx2 wrote:

Really don't know who to pick this year. I had forgotten about Paul Sherwen. Broadcast truly won't be the same without him.

I scheduled a hip replacement surgery last year so I could watch every minute of the 2018 Tour while convalescing at home. Sherwen and Liggett were remarkably talented in adding commentary to the endless miles of flat terrain without much going on except the obligatory escape and chase. I heard Chris Horner has been doing good work behind the mic this year. Armstrong does a pretty good podcast to wrap up each stage, too.

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6/29/2019 9:14 PM

Paul Sherwen will be missed.

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6/30/2019 6:03 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/30/2019 6:08 AM

I like that there is no clear favorite. Watching Sky and Froome, then Thomas dominate was so predictable from my couch, but no one in the peleton had answers.
Quentana always just sat on a wheel. He was always a disappointing favorite. I don't see him doing much.
Can't think of the guys name, but the former ski jumper is exciting to watch. He's a climber and fast everywhere else. He has been doing a lot if racing this year so I have seen if he announced for the tour or not. He's my favorite just for his style.
Can't vote against Peter Sagan for Green.

Edit: his name is Primož Roglič. Didn't see him listed. Damn.

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6/30/2019 9:32 AM

I read that Roglič had to go deep in the well for 3rd Overall in the Giro and may not be in form for the Tour. That’s a shame because he’s a race animator. The Giro d’Italia was a good one this year. That was cool to see an Ecuadorian win the GC.

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7/2/2019 8:29 PM

VeloNews has very good TdF guide on their website that segments a lot of the popular categories. I love this event every year and hope to see a few stages in person someday.

Has anyone here watched a stage on any of the famous climbs or along the Champs-Élysées?

https://www.velonews.com/category/tour-de-france

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7/5/2019 7:19 PM

Starts tomorrow

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7/6/2019 4:23 AM

Shame Cavendish wasn't selected by his team to ride.

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7/6/2019 7:25 AM

Primoz roblich(sp?) ,the ex skijumper ,is he injured?

Be a great story of he would top 3

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7/6/2019 11:52 AM

Anyone see the cop cause that crash?

He is inside the barrier and leans it over causing the section before to move in about a foot catching last year's winner pedal

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7/6/2019 11:55 AM

hillbilly wrote:

Primoz roblich(sp?) ,the ex skijumper ,is he injured?

Be a great story of he would top 3

Roglič places 3rd overall in the Giro d’Italia. He’s still recovering from that effort so no LeTour for him.

Team Time Trial tomorrow. Those are fun to watch.

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7/6/2019 2:18 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/6/2019 2:21 PM

Really missing Paul Sherwen's comments on the broadcast about all those cool places along the route that they pass was almost like a travelogue. Sagan couldn't believe he got passed at the line on stage one. Looks like this tour is wide open. Two crashes already? Might be survival of the fittest.

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7/6/2019 7:19 PM

BMSOBx2 wrote:

Really missing Paul Sherwen's comments on the broadcast about all those cool places along the route that they pass was almost like a travelogue. Sagan couldn't believe he got passed at the line on stage one. Looks like this tour is wide open. Two crashes already? Might be survival of the fittest.

The crashes in the early stages are unfortunately a guaranteed occurrence. It’s overlooked in the Armstrong string of victories but he and his team were masterful at avoiding the crashes in the early stages of his Tour victories. Just like Froome, Indurain, Merckx and any other repeat champion. They studied the routes and made sure they were protected by teammates in areas that were sketchy.

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7/7/2019 9:42 AM

Great team effort by the Dutch team. They didn't want to give up that yellow Jersey. 20 secs!!!

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7/7/2019 10:45 AM

Damn, first time I haven’t followed the tour in many years, being stuck in the hospital still doesn’t help.

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7/7/2019 11:44 AM

Get well soon Scottie.

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7/7/2019 2:23 PM

ocscottie wrote:

Damn, first time I haven’t followed the tour in many years, being stuck in the hospital still doesn’t help.

Hope you get better very soon, Scottie. This Tour looks like it won’t be as controlled by one team as the last few ones. The GC picture will take shape on Thursday.



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7/8/2019 6:45 PM

One of my favorite riders is Alaphillipe and he stoled one today to take the Yellow jersey. I think he’ll keep it until stage 6 on Thursday. This Tour is providing some excellent racing in the very early stages and looks promising for more of the same.

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7/8/2019 8:02 PM

Nighttrain wrote:

One of my favorite riders is Alaphillipe and he stoled one today to take the Yellow jersey. I think he’ll keep it until stage 6 on Thursday. This Tour is providing some excellent racing in the very early stages and looks promising for more of the same.

That was a close one. He timed it just right. Team strategy leading up to Stage 6 should be interesting these next few days.

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7/10/2019 11:54 PM


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7/11/2019 1:54 AM

Robbie McEwen commentates the Australian coverage. Great insights.

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7/11/2019 7:18 PM

What a great stage today.

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7/11/2019 7:36 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/11/2019 7:38 PM

Fantastic stage. I don’t recall ever seeing one like this so early in LeTour.

G. Thomas looking like a very strong favorite for the overall but there’s still a lot of racing to be done.

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7/13/2019 5:15 PM

Stage 8 - Another drama filled stage. Watch the last 30 minutes if you get a chance. This Tour has been packed with big moments in the first 8 days. It’s just been a fun one to watch so far. How about that stunning scenery today from the helicopter cameras today? Checkout Jared Gruber on Instagram if you want to see good pictures of the Tour and other pro races.

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7/13/2019 6:34 PM

Enjoying the tour so far. Too bad about TJ Vangarden. He look pretty scuffed after that crash. I love the fact that there is no real favorite yet. Lots of scenarios to play out over the next few weeks.

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7/19/2019 8:12 PM

The best Tour in many years. I hope I’m wrong because I believe tomorrow Ineos is going to grind Alaphilippe and his Quick-Step team like pepper at an Italian restaurant.

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7/20/2019 7:24 AM

Into the Pyrenees after many surprises. Now the game begins.

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7/20/2019 8:33 AM

What an exciting stage!

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7/20/2019 3:49 PM

Why do some push hard then drop off st the end and wave their team mates by ?

What’s the stuff at the top mean. At the front. At the back. The peloton. What does this mean? What does it track ? I watching. But hard to follow what’s going on and what the strategy is.

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