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Re: TDF 2018

Postby nikkiboy » Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:33 am

Never understood this event but then I never watch cycling so have no idea how the results work.
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Re: RE: Re: TDF 2018

Postby Ginge » Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:34 am

nikkiboy wrote:Never understood this event but then I never watch cycling so have no idea how the results work.
What bits don't you understand?

Whoever gets around in the shortest time wins.
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Postby nikkiboy » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:12 pm

Ginge wrote:
nikkiboy wrote:Never understood this event but then I never watch cycling so have no idea how the results work.
What bits don't you understand?

Whoever gets around in the shortest time wins.

So does the guy leading at halfway never win, mountain stages, sprint stages all confuse the hell out of me as I was built for comfort not speed.
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Re: RE: Re: TDF 2018

Postby Skewball » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:30 pm

nikkiboy wrote:
Ginge wrote:
nikkiboy wrote:Never understood this event but then I never watch cycling so have no idea how the results work.
What bits don't you understand?

Whoever gets around in the shortest time wins.

So does the guy leading at halfway never win, mountain stages, sprint stages all confuse the hell out of me as I was built for comfort not speed.

??

it really is very easy!

And what nonsense about guy leading at half way never wins, nonsense.
Some stages suit different types of cycling, not tricky. Bit like a decathlon.

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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: TDF 2018

Postby Ginge » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:34 pm

nikkiboy wrote:
Ginge wrote:
nikkiboy wrote:Never understood this event but then I never watch cycling so have no idea how the results work.
What bits don't you understand?

Whoever gets around in the shortest time wins.

So does the guy leading at halfway never win, mountain stages, sprint stages all confuse the hell out of me as I was built for comfort not speed.
Yes there is a prize each day for the daily winner but they add all the times up and the winner of the whole thing is the one who has the lowest aggregate time.

This isn't difficult stuff ffs.
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Re: TDF 2018

Postby nikkiboy » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:43 pm

Never been anything I've watched, what's all the team stuff about then, team Sky etc.
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Re: RE: Re: TDF 2018

Postby Ginge » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:46 pm

nikkiboy wrote:Never been anything I've watched, what's all the team stuff about then, team Sky etc.
Cyclists belong to trade teams usually sponsored by companies. Each team entets 8 into the event (used to be 9). They will usually ride to ensure their top man wins a stage and/or the whole thing.

Hence why Sky having Thomas at the top of the overall standings is an interesting one as Froome is 2nd in the overall standings and the intention going into the event would have been to help Froome win it again.
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Re: TDF 2018

Postby ChrisW » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:08 am

Rest Day, one that Nikki must get.

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Re: TDF 2018

Postby Skewball » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:09 am

ChrisW wrote:Rest Day, one that Nikki must get.


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Re: TDF 2018

Postby ChrisW » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:25 am

Race been stopped after farmer's protest. Gendarmerie used tear gas and some of it blew back into the riders direction.

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Re: TDF 2018

Postby nikkiboy » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:08 pm

Cue the next excuse for one of them failing the drugs test
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Re: TDF 2018

Postby ChrisW » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:58 pm

So the Time Trail is underway.

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Re: RE: Re: TDF 2018

Postby Ginge » Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:06 pm

ChrisW wrote:So the Time Trail is underway.
Do you think Nick needs an explanation of how it works?
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Re: RE: Re: TDF 2018

Postby nikkiboy » Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:20 pm

Ginge wrote:
ChrisW wrote:So the Time Trail is underway.
Do you think Nick needs an explanation of how it works?

And the horse you rode in on.
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Re: TDF 2018

Postby ChrisW » Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:23 pm

It starts wet and finishes dry is how it works.

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Re: RE: Re: TDF 2018

Postby Ginge » Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:17 pm

DavidOwen67 wrote:
Ginge wrote:Thomas isn't going to blow up like Yates did a couple of months ago. Hopefully will come down to the time trial on the penultimate day.

G was brilliant. But I think he will blow.


Any luck?
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Re: RE: Re: TDF 2018

Postby ChrisW » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:15 pm

Ginge wrote:
DavidOwen67 wrote:
Ginge wrote:Thomas isn't going to blow up like Yates did a couple of months ago. Hopefully will come down to the time trial on the penultimate day.

G was brilliant. But I think he will blow.


Any luck?

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