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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Tue 22 Jan 2013, 1:25 pm

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Thought I would set up a place where we can discuss the 2013 season!

A good win for Cavendish yesterday in his first race with his new team
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Post by Lumbering_Jack on Wed 28 Aug 2013, 11:07 pm

I meant in one year, it must be the ultimate achievement if you can. Nibali has a chance of the double. Any idea why he didn't enter the tour?

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Post by djlovesyou on Thu 29 Aug 2013, 8:19 am

It's never been done and nor is it likely to be.

It's fairly rare (only about 40 riders in history) for someone to even complete all three in one year, let alone ride to win all three.

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Post by Lumbering_Jack on Thu 29 Aug 2013, 8:50 am

djlovesyou wrote:It's never been done and nor is it likely to be.

It's fairly rare (only about 40 riders in history) for someone to even complete all three in one year, let alone ride to win all three.
You'll have to excuse my ignorance, although I am a keen cyclist I don't really follow the sport too heavily. Why don't riders compete in all 3? Plenty of time to rest in between each tour, I'm sure they are fit enough.

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Thu 29 Aug 2013, 9:30 am

There's no way they can keep up form throughout such a length of time Jack, plus the fatigue from Grand Tours really affects them for a long time.

For example you see all the riders who compete in the Giro, none of them did well in the Tour because simply they can't recover well enough or keep their form. Thus why Nibali is doing the Giro/Vuelta and not the Tour
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Post by Lumbering_Jack on Thu 29 Aug 2013, 7:47 pm

Bravo Tony Martin... Felt sorry for him being pipped on the line after such a fantastic effort.

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Post by The Terror of Tylorstown on Fri 30 Aug 2013, 1:17 am

The tour tends to have longer climbs with a lesser gradient than either the giro or the vuelta so being a position physically to attack all three is next to impossible. Not all climbers are the same, somebody like Rodrigues suits a steeper climb where he can make a more dynamic attack rather than having to sustain a high cadence for a long climb like a Froome.

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Post by Lowlandbrit on Mon 02 Sep 2013, 4:07 pm

So this is happening: http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2013/sep/02/fernando-alonso-saves-euskaltel-euskadi

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Mon 02 Sep 2013, 9:44 pm

That's pretty goddamn good news for Spanish Cycling
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Re: 2013 season discussion thread!

Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Mon 16 Sep 2013, 2:28 pm

Anybody watching the Tour of Britian

Magnificent scenes on Honister Pass, lovely scenery, crowds all over the climb
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Post by JDizzle on Mon 16 Sep 2013, 2:29 pm

Comes straight past my house on Wednesday! Looking forward to getting out there and hopefully seeing Wiggins, Cav et al. in action.

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Mon 16 Sep 2013, 2:35 pm

I went last year Dizzle, it's good fun to see them all go by
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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Mon 16 Sep 2013, 2:38 pm



A shot of the crowds on Honister Pass. Cycling certainly is becoming more supported over here
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Post by Big on Mon 16 Sep 2013, 2:59 pm

Especially when you consider the weather! That's pretty good going. Sadly I'll not be going along this year as it doesn't pass too close to home, and parental duty stops me from being able to travel too far at the moment. Hopefully next year though...

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Post by JDizzle on Wed 18 Sep 2013, 1:19 pm

Some big crowds today. Was certainly enjoyable to watch all the big names go past!

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Re: 2013 season discussion thread!

Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Wed 23 Oct 2013, 11:00 pm

So the Tour 2014 route is out then, highlights are 5 summit finishes, one ITT, and a day on the cobbles (love cobbled stages in Grand Tours!)

Although there is a distinct lack of France in this Tour haha
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