• Tour De France - Stage 61 year 10 weeks ago162 for me much better day

    162 for me Big Grin much better day for me. Glad i choked and used my 2 transfers Cool

  • Tebbit: if you're going to get on your bike, you should be made to carry ID1 year 10 weeks agoI'd just like to say it was

    I'd just like to say it was Tebbit who inspired me to take up cycling when I was an unemployed young man in north-west England in the 1980s.

    However, I used my bike to go in the opposite direction of any available work. I would encourage the young of today to compost their CVs and do the same.

    Cheers Norman. Wink

  • Tour De France - Stage 61 year 10 weeks agoI make my tally 139 points

    I make my tally 139 points and I'm pretty happy with that result. I'll drop more places but in the end it wasn't worth dropping Chava/Kwiatkowski for Cav so I made the right call (for once).

  • Tour De France - Stage 61 year 10 weeks ago1.GREIPEL André 2.SAGAN

    1.GREIPEL André
    2.SAGAN Peter
    3.KITTEL Marcel
    4.CAVENDISH Mark
    5.LOBATO DEL VALLE Juan José
    6.KRISTOFF Alexander
    7.ROJAS José Joaquin
    8.VAN POPPEL Danny
    9.FERRARI Roberto
    10.DUMOULIN Samuel
    11.LEMOINE Cyril
    12.BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
    13.IMPEY Daryl
    14.FLECHA GIANNONI Juan Antonio
    15.GOSS Matthew Harley
    16.HENDERSON Gregory
    17.EVANS Cadel
    18.FROOME Christopher
    19.PORTE Richie
    20.BAUER Jack

    Impey in yellow.

  • Lance Armstrong to join 10,000 other cyclists in mass participation event in Iowa1 year 10 weeks agoPerhaps I misunderstand the

    Perhaps I misunderstand the process, but I thought it was up to Le Tour organising body to strip Armstrong of the jerseys, which means that the USADA themselves can't do it (although they have the power to ban him from competition). In which case, Le Tour could also take the jerseys of Ullrich, Riis (Pantani !!!!)etc. on the basis of new evidence.... but have failed to do so.
    I am no 'witch hunt' conspiracy theorist - but don't believe that the system is being applied consistently or fairly in this regard.

  • Lance Armstrong to join 10,000 other cyclists in mass participation event in Iowa1 year 10 weeks agoJeeves, Your statement was a

    Jeeves,
    Your statement was a response to the question about there being no clamour to strip other riders of titles and stage wins. As USADA is an American Agency, there is nothing they can do about foreign athletes. They were, of course, instrumental in bringing Floyd Landis to account. (A fact often overlooked by "Armstrong Witch Hunt" conspiracy theorists). Armstrong's punishment, which may seem excessive, is solely the result of his refusal to answer the charges USADA made against him. I'll agree that Armstrong was a big scalp. But what made him a big scalp was the fact that, until such time as a rider dopes to win the TdF eight times, he is cycling's biggest doper. Ever.

  • Tour De France - Stage 61 year 10 weeks agoNo-one dropped out of my

    No-one dropped out of my purist or 3 Frenchmen yet, although Gallopin has been affected by his stage 1 crash I think. Got quite a few sprinters today but with an eye on tomorrow as well so no Cav or Greipel. Hope Purito is ok as I was going to pick him for Sat.

    In 99th position but already 170 points behind the leader. In fact you have to be in the top 12 to be within 100 of that team and they have plenty of sprinters for today as well.

    Cav taken a tumble but back in. Will it affect him?

  • Tour De France - Stage 61 year 10 weeks agoQuote:16:41 Belkin rider

    Devil

    Quote:
    16:41

    Belkin rider caught in a crash
    There has been a crash in the peloton that has involved a Belkin rider and, apparently, Mark Cavendish.

    Quote:
    16:42

    Cavendish riding again
    It seems that Cavendish was caught up in the crash but we cannot confirm if he fell or not. He is, however, riding again.

    Quote:
    16:44

    Cavendish did crash...
    We now have images showing Cavendish pacing his way back to the peloton behind his team car. He has a torn jersey and dirt on his left shoulder.

  • Cyclists killed on A30 named as Toby Wallace and Andrew McMenigall1 year 10 weeks agoVery sad. I just can't

    Very sad. I just can't understand why someone would ride by choice on the A30, it's just so dangerous.

  • Tebbit: if you're going to get on your bike, you should be made to carry ID1 year 10 weeks agoIf you give your name and

    If you give your name and address they do a voters check to confirm that your of the residency you say you are...

    That said if you (god-forbid) got injured it isn't all that bad an idea to have id on you as a just in case!

  • The Race of Truth: We get exclusive peek at Monday's Eurosport documentary on GB TT scene1 year 10 weeks agocidermart wrote:I saw it last

    cidermart wrote:
    I saw it last night (03/07/13 @ 22.40) quite interesting and I might even give it a go on the strength of the programme:?

    You should, it's great Big Grin

    You can take it as seriously as you want, just bring your bike and have a go. It doesn't matter whether it's worth £50 or £5,000 and everyone is treated with the same respect in the HQ, regardless of the time they did.

  • Tour De France - Stage 61 year 10 weeks agoNot just purist's but a few

    Not just purist's but a few of the pick 3 French rider's game will be suffering too!? Nerd

  • Tour De France - Stage 61 year 10 weeks agoBouhanni abandons, J-Rod

    Bouhanni abandons, J-Rod crashes.

    EDIT: Kessiakoff quits as well. Today will be hurting a few purist teams.

  • FS:Mavic Ksyrium SLR R-SYS Tubular Road Wheelset1 year 10 weeks agoStill available, and will you

    Still available, and will you ship to Australia?

  • Wrong Score1 year 10 weeks agoray silvester wrote:...you'd

    ray silvester wrote:
    ...you'd also have to have a syringe as one of the pieces!!

    Crap! You had me all excited until this part! Smile

    ray silvester wrote:
    I like the idea.....mountains for stations, riders and their teams as 'sets', Feed Zone for free parking, time trial and bunch sprint for community chest and chance and then the Court of Arbitration for Sport instead of Jail!!...

    I like it! Let's build it! Smile Let's send a proposal out to Hasbro! Smile

  • Carrying bikes by car in France - what's the real position on stap-ons?1 year 10 weeks agoFor the cycling part you will

    For the cycling part you will need to carry a hi viz vest in case of poor visability. The standard vest workmen use here with two verticle and two horizontal stripes has the right BS# Also bike has to have both rear and front reflectors. The gendarmes tend to be a bit stricter on this than the Brit Police.

  • The Race of Truth: We get exclusive peek at Monday's Eurosport documentary on GB TT scene1 year 10 weeks agoI saw it last night (03/07/13

    I saw it last night (03/07/13 @ 22.40) quite interesting and I might even give it a go on the strength of the programme:?

  • Lance Armstrong to join 10,000 other cyclists in mass participation event in Iowa1 year 10 weeks agoRumpo Kid: Have you even read

    Rumpo Kid: Have you even read USADA's reasoned decision? Armstrong was not just another doping athlete. He was at the head of the biggest doping conspiracy in all sport.

    Sorry, not sure what you mean by that. Confused My point exactly was that the USADA - Travis Tygart - wanted the scalp of the guy at the top. The case was a grudge match between two massive egos, everyone else is just small fish to be thrown back in the pond.
    Are you saying that it's acceptable to use drugs as long as you aren't in a conspiracy? That's what the 'double standards' are that annoy me about this situation.

  • Cyclists killed on A30 named as Toby Wallace and Andrew McMenigall1 year 10 weeks agoI've just seen the photos of

    I've just seen the photos of the bikes on a newspaper website, they are completely crushed. It is truly inexplicable how a driver could collide with some cyclists so completely on a straight piece of road. Truly gut wrenchingly horrific, beyond sad or a shame, all for the momentary inconvenience of one van driver.

  • Carrying bikes by car in France - what's the real position on stap-ons?1 year 10 weeks agoCould you get ones for the

    Could you get ones for the roof bars, if you have them, as they might possibly be cheaper than a tow hitch one? It would also negate the lights, vision and overhang issues of driving in Europe. Just a height thing for ferry or train so tell them.
    Definitely check up with what you need to carry the AA or RAC sites should tell you.

    Warning triangle, it was two in Spain before?

    Breathalyser, in France

    Hi-Viz tabards for every occupant, there are minimums on reflective areas so check if they meet them.

    Spare bulbs are not a bad idea, requirements in certain countries as are a First Aid kit and Fire extinguisher.

  • Wrong Score1 year 10 weeks agoI like the idea.....mountains

    I like the idea.....mountains for stations,riders and their teams as 'sets',Feed Zone for free parking,time trial and bunch sprint for community chest and chance and then the Court of Arbitration for Sport instead of Jail!!

    you'd also have to have a syringe as one of the pieces!!

  • Wrong Score1 year 10 weeks agoray silvester wrote:...I

    ray silvester wrote:
    ...I started working out his name in scrabble...then got depressed as it became clear it would beat my stage score!!

    Heh heh! Hmmm... Thinking You might be on to something! Playing a game of Scrabble with just the names of cyclists! Ha ha! Hmmm... Thinking Then again, maybe Hasbro could come out with a Cycling or Grand Tour Monopoly game! The pieces could be bicycles, pumps, tires, a motorcycle, a support vehicle... and instead of Boardwalk Avenue and Park Avenue you could have Mount Ventoux and Alpe D'Huez... Hmmm... Thinking

  • Tour De France - Stage 61 year 10 weeks agoSiutsou took the cat 4 for 3

    Siutsou took the cat 4 for 3 fantasy points......that should be it till 'sprint o clock' except to say that Quintana's had a minor fall and Bouhanni's being distanced by the 'gruppo compatto'.

  • Tebbit: if you're going to get on your bike, you should be made to carry ID1 year 10 weeks agoLook it is just a place to

    Look it is just a place to park the loony fringe of ones political friends, don't expect brilliant debate, give them a break they are doing the best that they can with the few brain cells political life has left them.

  • Tour De France - Stage 61 year 10 weeks agocol de la Vayède

    col de la Vayède (cat-4)

    Kanstantsin Siutsou 3pts