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Posted Jun 28, '13 at 2:09pm

SSTG

SSTG

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Knight

It's coming people, it's starting on June 29th!
I can't wait for it to start. Who will win this year?

 

Posted Jun 28, '13 at 4:32pm

partydevil

partydevil

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who is the biggest dopy this year? contest =o (sorry couldn't resist)

i like the tour tho, and they said it will be a hard year. the 1st 8 days are in the mountains already. not like other years where the 1st week is just boring and some hills.
i'm looking forward to it. i dont have a fav. or even know any by their name. i liked the sleck brothers tho. i hope they will be returning this year. they make for a good show.

 

Posted Jun 28, '13 at 4:51pm

SSTG

SSTG

11,111 posts

Knight

i like the tour tho, and they said it will be a hard year. the 1st 8 days are in the mountains already. not like other years where the 1st week is just boring and some hills.
i'm looking forward to it. i dont have a fav. or even know any by their name. i liked the sleck brothers tho. i hope they will be returning this year. they make for a good show.

Yeah, the mountain stages are my favorite. I hope the Shleck brothers do well this year. They haven't done much the past two years.
Also I'm hoping that Thor is back, he was hurt last year and it wasn't as fun without him.
Will Sylvain Chavanel be back as well?
I can't find a list of the racers anywhere so I have no idea who's going to be there. I know that Georges Hincapi (not sure about the spelling)said he wouldn't be back after 16 years.

 

Posted Jun 28, '13 at 6:19pm

UnleashedUponMankind

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Another doping event... no thank you.

 

Posted Jun 28, '13 at 6:37pm

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

11,693 posts

Knight

Another doping event... no thank you.

What's wrong with that?

 

Posted Jun 28, '13 at 8:25pm

SSTG

SSTG

11,111 posts

Knight

Another doping event... no thank you.

Why do you comment then if you're not interested in watching it?

 

Posted Jun 28, '13 at 9:35pm

daleks

daleks

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Who will win this year?

The same person that wins every year, the person that crosses the finish line first.

 

Posted Jun 28, '13 at 11:24pm

SSTG

SSTG

11,111 posts

Knight

The same person that wins every year, the person that crosses the finish line first.

It's not quite the way it works. That's how you win if you're looking to get the green jersey (sprinter) and the polka dot jersey (king of the mountain) but the yellow one (the most important one) is won when you finish with less time after the whole competition.
There's also a white jersey (best rookie) and the team prize for the team who finish with less time also.
So as you can see, there's a lot of good stuff going on.
I can't wait for it to start because 3/4 of my life revolves around biking.
I love everything from MB, BMX, X-Games, trial, road race, everything that has a bike in it is good for me. :)

 

Posted Jun 29, '13 at 6:42pm

SSTG

SSTG

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Knight

What a ridiculous stage 1!
The organizers (idiots) didn't put the arrival banner high enough so when the official bus passed under, it got stuck, breaking the AC on the roof and the timer on the banner.
It happened 20 minutes before the riders arrived for the final sprint.
Everything went to hell from there.
The team bosses were told that the arrival was moved to the 3KM banner but then they realized that it wasn't suitable for a sprint so about 4 minutes before the riders arrived, they managed to remove the bus so they told the teams that everything was okay.
Then a first crash occurred, followed by a second one, taking out Cavendish and Sagan, then Greipel (3rd sprinter) broke his bike so none of the favorites were able to sprint to the line.
I was hoping Mark Cavendish would get his first yellow jersey but it wasn't to be.
What a mess!

 

Posted Jun 29, '13 at 9:51pm

daleks

daleks

3,296 posts

Yellow is most important to you maybe. I like green though. It suits me more than yellow.

What channel is it on? NBC Sports?