• Tour De France stage 3 Ajaccio > Calvi1 year 3 weeks agoDon't underestimate

    Don't underestimate Greenedge(Tuft & Meyer),Vacansoleil(Westra & DeGendt),BMC(Tejay,Evans,Bookwalter) and especially Saxo(Rogers,Roche,Kreuziger,Contador).....but to be fair on paper Ghedebrav is about right......making Millar,EBH,Kwia and Valverde very attractive if they remain their teams best riders on GC.

  • Tour De France stage 3 Ajaccio > Calvi1 year 3 weeks agoDave Atkinson wrote:can

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    can people check it there's a thread already before starting a new one? ta.

    This is the third stage 3 thread I've seen today but actually I can't find any of the others in the fantasy forums now. It's odd, have the first two been deleted?

  • Tour De France stage 3 Ajaccio > Calvi1 year 3 weeks agoray silvester wrote:I don't

    ray silvester wrote:
    I don't know if Cannondale are good enough to set Sagan up for both the intermediate sprints AND catch any breakaways when nobody assists thanks to 'Hulk-Fear'(they had no answer to the break of 6 yesterday).....interesting to see what they do today.

    Bit of a catch 22 for Sagan......if there's no Greipel,Cav,Kittel in a reduced bunch then nobody helps the boys in green whereas if they are then I don't think he can beat them in a flat bunch finish.

    We may well get an unexpected Brit in yellow today or tomorrow but I fancy a late attack to stay away and get the win......Voigt perhaps as he will want to get a riposte in to his room-mate Bakelants or could it be a Tivo day?

    Cannondale won't be on their own though. With just a 1 second lead Radioshack will be keen to keep the yellow with Bakelandts for another day so they'll work with Cannondale.

    Other teams (Greenedge for Goss/Impey?) might also try and push for a reduced sprint to go for a stage win while there are no out and out sprinters around.

    I agree today could be a Voeckler day (I had him penciled into my team for yesterday/today with a view to a kamikazee break chasing the yellow) but I doubt anyone will get away with the combined might of Radioshack/Cannondale set up to chase anything down. Garmin too and OPQS may want to keep things tight so their riders have a shot at yellow after the TTT. It's actually in the interests of a few teams to stop a break from getting too much time.

  • Tour De France stage 3 Ajaccio > Calvi1 year 3 weeks agobackflipbedlem wrote:Who's

    backflipbedlem wrote:
    Who's The favourite teams for the TTT 2moro!
    I know people dont want to give too much away, but Dont ask, Dont get?

    Wink

    Sky will be favourites, OPQS are world champions, Garmin, BMC and Movistar should place highly

  • Tour De France stage 3 Ajaccio > Calvi1 year 3 weeks agocan people check it there's a

    can people check it there's a thread already before starting a new one? ta.

  • Tour De France stage 3 Ajaccio > Calvi1 year 3 weeks agobrought in Vichot yesterday,

    brought in Vichot yesterday, thinking of ditching him today to make room for Kwiatkowski, wise? Thinking Kwiat will be better for TTT 2moro.
    Just keep bringing in Vichot, and he never delivers, but know he will today if i ditch him, hey ho!

  • Tour De France stage 3 Ajaccio > Calvi1 year 3 weeks agoKeeping in both Sagan & EBH.

    Keeping in both Sagan & EBH. Navardauskas also in for possible breakaway (plus one eye on TTT).

    Chavanel also stays in; not sure whether he's really going to do much this Tour, and he'll probably be out of my squad for good post-Nice. On the TTT, I'm all out for packing the squad with OPQS, Garmin, Sky and Movistar lads; reckon they'll be the top four (not necessarily in that order, though).

  • Blackburn Mars 4.0 rear light1 year 3 weeks agoI've been using this one for

    I've been using this one for over 9 months now. Rear lights did extremely well during the rains. There's lifetime warranty by I think I'm never gonna need that! I just wish there were more
    bike light accessories available for this one. Day Dreaming

  • Tour De France stage 3 Ajaccio > Calvi1 year 3 weeks agoWho's The favourite teams for

    Who's The favourite teams for the TTT 2moro!
    I know people dont want to give too much away, but Dont ask, Dont get?

    Wink

  • Tour De France stage 3 Ajaccio > Calvi1 year 3 weeks agoI don't know if Cannondale

    I don't know if Cannondale are good enough to set Sagan up for both the intermediate sprints AND catch any breakaways when nobody assists thanks to 'Hulk-Fear'(they had no answer to the break of 6 yesterday).....interesting to see what they do today.

    Bit of a catch 22 for Sagan......if there's no Greipel,Cav,Kittel in a reduced bunch then nobody helps the boys in green whereas if they are then I don't think he can beat them in a flat bunch finish.

    We may well get an unexpected Brit in yellow today or tomorrow but I fancy a late attack to stay away and get the win......Voigt perhaps as he will want to get a riposte in to his room-mate Bakelants or could it be a Tivo day?

  • Chris Froome: Brad's a difficult guy1 year 3 weeks ago'Froome proved he's stronger

    'Froome proved he's stronger in the mountains last year when he could of kept on racing and dropped Wiggins'

    He did no such thing, of course. He proved that he could drop Wiggins for a few seconds if he attacked when Wiggins wasn't expecting that from a team-mate. Nothing more.

    Yes, it's possible that he could have put time into him had he continued attacking his team-mate, but we won't know. He could have cracked, or Wiggins might have upped his game had the backstabbing continued.

    The only thing we know for sure is that Wiggins put time into Froome in the TTs, and that Wiggins stood on the top step of the podium in Paris. Anything else is just conjecture.

    I'll be shouting for Porte this year. In fact, ABF, to coin a footy-ism.

  • Chris Froome: Brad's a difficult guy1 year 3 weeks agoElite sportsman is difficult

    Elite sportsman is difficult guy - hold the front page. In all seriousness, as others have said, Wiggins won the TdF in 2012 so CF should shut up about it and get on with this year.

    The course suits him, he seems to be in great form and he has a good team. As long as he stays out of crashes and doesn't have any serious mechanicals, he's got a very good chance to win. How many other riders have that opportunity?

  • Ultegra 6870 Di2 and road discs unveiled1 year 3 weeks agoSo looks like turning my

    So looks like turning my current Ui2 into an 11-speed gruppo would involve buying both new mechs and a cassette, then re-programming for 11s with the e-tube software (I've got Mavic hubs which will accept the 11s cassette, I believe). Is that right?

  • Tour Tech 2013: On le buses1 year 3 weeks agoThe grill on that Astana bus

    The grill on that Astana bus looks like they've tried to replicate a Bugatti Veyron...

  • Tour Tech 2013 round up: Fizik saddles, Pinarello shifters, non-sponsored kit and a tiller-length stem1 year 3 weeks agoThe Good Shepherd wrote:I

    The Good Shepherd wrote:
    I like how Rolland's Osymmetric rings allow him to have his chain on both inner and outer ring simultaneously.

    Good spot. He's ready for anything!

  • Frog Bikes 521 year 3 weeks agoLouie's found his SRAM

    Louie's found his SRAM gripshift difficult to shift up into the lower gears for a long time, but is now fine with it. He didn't have a problem with either.

  • Tour Tech 2013 round up: Fizik saddles, Pinarello shifters, non-sponsored kit and a tiller-length stem1 year 3 weeks agoAndrewwd wrote:Tiller effect

    Andrewwd wrote:
    Tiller effect is the opposite of what happens with a long stem. It's the result of the bars being placed behind the steering axis

    http://sheldonbrown.com/gloss_ta-o.html#tiller

    Tongue


    We didn't mention the tiller effect. We said the stem is tiller length. Hyperbole.

  • Tour Tech 2013 - Andy Schleck's Trek Domane 6 Series1 year 3 weeks agoI can't say that I like the

    I can't say that I like the egg shell blue. But that's just my preference. I ride a Madone and would love to try out the Domaine, especially since pot holes are becoming such a fashionable feature of our country lanes these days.

    I am curious about the 'negative' rise stems. It does look more aero, but I wonder if it causes a problem physiologically. I would postulate that it requires a good degree of flexibility, but could it affect a riders ability to lay down the power. I can only imagine that the rider has chronic lower back pain afterwards....but if that were true then you'd think they would suffer too much pain and injury to use that position.

  • Spalding police crack down on pavement cycling... at 5am1 year 3 weeks agoIn my area a police priority

    In my area a police priority against anti-social cycling was overturned because cyclists attended the relevant meeting. The areas the police were targeting was genuinely badly signed (cycle routes that stop and start unclearly) on a dangerous road, and stats on the actual danger posed were presented. Helped that one of the local county councillors was also a cyclist.

  • Tour De France stage 3 Ajaccio > Calvi1 year 3 weeks agoSagan for today, can't see

    Sagan for today, can't see him letting another stage get away and he needs to make the most of these stages where Cav isn't around.

    My transfers have all been about a possible breakaway today but with a view to tomorrow. Made four transfers (20 penalty points) and will only have to bring in Sky guys tonight.

  • Tour De France Stage 21 year 3 weeks agoray silvester

    ray silvester wrote:
    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    Forgot to put that I brought in Sagan and Nava (Nava with the TTT in mind too)

    Already had Navardauskas(I hope you mean him and not Navarro Wink )

    Sagan and Terpstra in for Cavendish and Kristoff

    Sagan
    Terpstra
    Gerrans
    S.DuMoulin
    Gasparotto
    Kittel
    Navardauskas
    Hoogerland
    Fischer

    Worried about the VanPoppel's today(sounds like the after effects of a dodgy curry) and was tempted by Millar with the TTT in mind but sticking to the plan.

    Gerro for the win please Cool

    I should have succumbed to temptation and gone Sagan and Millar Angry

  • Tour Tech 2013: On le buses1 year 3 weeks agoYou would hope, out of all

    You would hope, out of all the sponsors in the world, Europcar would actually be able to provide it's team with a coach!

  • 'Inspiring' double amputee cyclist dies after crash in charity event1 year 3 weeks agoRIP. sounds like he was never

    RIP. sounds like he was never going to be the type to just sit back and not take the risks, and good for him.

  • Tour De France stage 3 Ajaccio > Calvi1 year 3 weeks agoToo difficult to call this

    Too difficult to call this one, so I have just played safe and shaped my team for the TTT tomorrow.....

    Would imagine that Valconsoleil and Movistar have riders that fancy today.....

    Should be a bit more interesting viewer wise today though...

  • Tour Tech 2013 round up: Fizik saddles, Pinarello shifters, non-sponsored kit and a tiller-length stem1 year 3 weeks agoTiller effect is the opposite

    Tiller effect is the opposite of what happens with a long stem. It's the result of the bars being placed behind the steering axis

    http://sheldonbrown.com/gloss_ta-o.html#tiller

    Tongue