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    Thor and Cav lost all the sprint points from the intermediate sprint. Cav was tucked behind Gilbert and Thor tried to get into Gilbert's wheel. Cav responded with a slight headbutt and pushed him away (a-la-Renshaw... maybe HTC practices this). Thor offered to take the full blame and punishment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jo-n-NY View Post
    Read on twitter about Cav & Thor being DQ'd in a sprint today. Anyone know why.

    Also Johan was fined because of an unprofessional comment. USI just decided for this tour to change the seat position. A brand new rule. Didn't apply to other races and all the wind tunnel testing and training with the original seat position is thrown out the window. What gives with the UCI. Are they trying to be disliked?

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    I'd be surprised if Johan was the only one fined. It seems many of the teams were very upset and rightly so. The rule about the seats appears to be a bit vague, it had not been interpreted in that fashion the entire season... and then you force last minute adjustments that cold even injure a cyclist. Not logical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catrin View Post
    I can't get any of the free video feeds to work...sniff. I did, however, get the audio daily podcast working so that is better than nothing. NEXT year I am going to get cable, even if it is only for the month of July so I can watch the TDF!
    Bummer. Have you tried the Belgian "Sporza" one (the one in bold characters)? That works, too, and then you can pair it with some English audio feed. They start around 7am CST and the race is usually over by ~10:30am. The SPorza broadcast continues after the race with interviews (usually some in English) and the jersey presentations, so it can be fun if you have the time. The feed usually does not start right away... it takes a few seconds, maybe a minute to start. I usually click it, move on to a different browser tab, until I hear the Dutch chatter...

    Correction: That would be flemish chatter! And the feed I mean is the following one from http://www.steephill.tv/tour-de-france/#live
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    Can I switch? Go Garmin
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    Quote Originally Posted by pll View Post
    Thor offered to take the full blame and punishment.
    Thor. What a gentleman.

    (wonder how much he juices?)

    Thor SMASH! Literally?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pll View Post
    I'd be surprised if Johan was the only one fined. It seems many of the teams were very upset and rightly so. The rule about the seats appears to be a bit vague, it had not been interpreted in that fashion the entire season... and then you force last minute adjustments that cold even injure a cyclist. Not logical.
    Riis was also fined.

    http://johanbruyneel.com/blog/2011tdfblog3.html

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    "If Americans want to live the American Dream, they should go to Denmark." - Richard Wilkinson

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    I love the commercials.


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    The really bad song in the Izod commercials is annoying me, as is the Cadillac commercial with the little boy riding his tricycle like a madman with no adult supervision. But I really like the Road ID commercials. Poor Bobke.

    This is a nice article about CVV:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/olympics/pos...-after-ttt-win

    Also Chris Horner's blog is always a good read:

    http://www.cascadegranfondo.com/blog...tting-it-close
    Last edited by ny biker; 07-05-2011 at 10:40 AM.

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    I love tour time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ny biker View Post
    The really bad song in the Izod commercials is annoying me, as is the Cadillac commercial with the little boy riding his tricycle like a madman with no adult supervision. But I really like the Road ID commercials. Poor Bobke.
    I will confess that I enter each year's giveaway for a a trip for the subsequent year's tour. In previous years, you had to 'spin' a wheel of fortune where you could win a yellow jersey. This year it is a "Clean Bottle" -- this is the first time I really don't want to win!

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    Thor de France!

    (Because Thor is a god and McHugh pronounces "Tour" like "Thor" unless you think Thor is pronouced like "thorn" without the "n.")
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    Tyler is my homeboy! http://seattlebikeblog.com/2011/07/0...our-de-france/

    Little did I know... guess I should pay more attention, eh?

    Rootin' for Tyler and Thor. How convenient!
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    You know, hats off to Cadel today. He had derailleur problems, thought they were fixed, but Big George told him to change bikes rather than take a chance on the final climb. After the bike change he had to motor to get back to the front of the pack before the climb, and he still managed to win the stage. Great job for him and Team BMC.

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    Brilliant last 2 km...
    Cadel Evans gave a lovely modest interview (Eurosport) giving credit to the rider who got him back up after the bike-change and the team in general.
    Now that is a real sportsman.

    That said, GO GARMIN!
    Last edited by margo49; 07-05-2011 at 08:16 PM. Reason: misplaced punctuation - horrors!

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