Tour De France - 2016

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Sfcsim posted this 28 June 2016 - Last edited 20 July 2016

As it says on the tin, everything Tour De France. Looking forward to this great sporting event. 

Of course Froome will be right up there, but I'm pitching for a Nairo Quintana to win the tour 2016, with Alberto Contador and Tejay van Garderen around the top riders. 

I am hoping that Peter Sagan wins a stage after so many near misses in 2015, becoming a 2nd place specialist. But is the Green Jersey king!! Winning the green Jersey 4 years in a row!  Adam Yates is going to be one to watch for the future! 

The British riders to look out for - 

Froome - Sky

Kennaugh - Sky

Rowe - Sky

Stannard - Sky

Thomas - Sky 

A Yates - Orica - GreenEdge (Oz team)

Cavendish - Dimension Data (South African team)

Cummings - Dimension Data (South African team)

Thwaites - Bora-Argon 18 (German team)

McLay - Fortuneo-Vital Concept (French team) 

Then the Ireland rider

Dan Matin - Etixx-Quick Step - Belgium

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Rallyboy posted this 28 June 2016

Looking forward to it - how is Cav's lead out team this season?

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Sfcsim posted this 28 June 2016

Originally posted by Rallyboy

Looking forward to it - how is Cav's lead out team this season?

 never mind the lead out team, Cav is never going to be the sprinter he was. He has only had a couple of stage wins this season. Renshaw and Eisel will give him a good shot though, as I think he has a great lead team. 

old ottery posted this 28 June 2016

Big fan of cyclinglaughing

I am always up with the leaderscool

undetected engine in my old armchair and some real good gear to get me up those steep inclines.surprised

 

Some of those Brits in the tour......top boyzcool

Sfcsim posted this 28 June 2016

Try and get some pride back, with the cycling and Froome the record breaker? I hope so, but just think it could be a win to far for him. 

Flahute posted this 28 June 2016

Dan Martin rides for Ettix Quikstep not Cannondale. 

Froome will win although Quintana has a monster team around him.

Age and treachery will always beat youth and inexperience. 

On a side note I'm racing Sunday. I won't win.

Sfcsim posted this 28 June 2016 - Last edited 28 June 2016

Originally posted by Flahute

Dan Martin rides for Ettix Quikstep not Cannondale. 

Froome will win although Quintana has a monster team around him.

Age and treachery will always beat youth and inexperience. 

On a side note I'm racing Sunday. I won't win.

 Whoops, yes he moved this year! Oh and good luck for Sunday, where yiu racing? I am more off road. 

Rallyboy posted this 28 June 2016

are you breaking it to me gently that Cav's career is on the decline?  frown

 

CB Saint posted this 28 June 2016

Only for the last two years

Flahute posted this 28 June 2016

One of the reasons he moved to DD is that he's now allowed to get into breakways!

Sfcsim posted this 28 June 2016

Originally posted by Rallyboy

are you breaking it to me gently that Cav's career is on the decline?  frown

 

 I would say the crash in 2014, was pretty much it!

Sfcsim posted this 28 June 2016

Originally posted by Flahute

One of the reasons he moved to DD is that he's now allowed to get into breakways!

 I would love Cav to prove me wrong, as he is one of my favourite cyclists, but his days are gone no matter what team he is in. I hop DD can do it for him at the tour, as he has a great leadout team. 

Flahute posted this 28 June 2016

Originally posted by Sfcsim

Originally posted by Flahute

One of the reasons he moved to DD is that he's now allowed to get into breakways!

 I would love Cav to prove me wrong, as he is one of my favourite cyclists, but his days are gone no matter what team he is in. I hop DD can do it for him at the tour, as he has a great leadout team. 

He'll not beat MK, AG in a head to head and others are now just as good. 

I'd sooner watch Sagan. He's a bloody genius on a bike.

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Sfcsim posted this 28 June 2016

Originally posted by Flahute

Originally posted by Sfcsim

Originally posted by Flahute

One of the reasons he moved to DD is that he's now allowed to get into breakways!

 I would love Cav to prove me wrong, as he is one of my favourite cyclists, but his days are gone no matter what team he is in. I hop DD can do it for him at the tour, as he has a great leadout team. 

He'll not beat MK, AG in a head to head and others are now just as good. 

I'd sooner watch Sagan. He's a bloody genius on a bike.

 Sagan is one of my favourite riders. As I said in the OP, I hope he wins a stage as the amount of 2nd places was getting silly last year. But a great of the green jersey!

Areola Grandee posted this 29 June 2016

Originally posted by Flahute

Originally posted by Sfcsim

Originally posted by Flahute

One of the reasons he moved to DD is that he's now allowed to get into breakways!

 I would love Cav to prove me wrong, as he is one of my favourite cyclists, but his days are gone no matter what team he is in. I hop DD can do it for him at the tour, as he has a great leadout team. 

He'll not beat MK, AG in a head to head and others are now just as good. 

I'd sooner watch Sagan. He's a bloody genius on a bike.

 But with that mullet, nowhere near as handsome as the boy Marcellou_flirt

Flahute posted this 29 June 2016

Originally posted by Gay Abandon

Originally posted by Flahute

Originally posted by Sfcsim

Originally posted by Flahute

One of the reasons he moved to DD is that he's now allowed to get into breakways!

 I would love Cav to prove me wrong, as he is one of my favourite cyclists, but his days are gone no matter what team he is in. I hop DD can do it for him at the tour, as he has a great leadout team. 

He'll not beat MK, AG in a head to head and others are now just as good. 

I'd sooner watch Sagan. He's a bloody genius on a bike.

 But with that mullet, nowhere near as handsome as the boy Marcellou_flirt

 My Mrs watches him and then leaves a damp spot on the sofa.

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Sfcsim posted this 29 June 2016

Originally posted by Flahute

Originally posted by Gay Abandon

Originally posted by Flahute

Originally posted by Sfcsim

Originally posted by Flahute

One of the reasons he moved to DD is that he's now allowed to get into breakways!

 I would love Cav to prove me wrong, as he is one of my favourite cyclists, but his days are gone no matter what team he is in. I hop DD can do it for him at the tour, as he has a great leadout team. 

He'll not beat MK, AG in a head to head and others are now just as good. 

I'd sooner watch Sagan. He's a bloody genius on a bike.

 But with that mullet, nowhere near as handsome as the boy Marcellou_flirt

 My Mrs watches him and then leaves a damp spot on the sofa.

 On that note I prefer Sagan, as I like a good Tinkoff. 

Sfcsim posted this 29 June 2016

Originally posted by Flahute

Originally posted by Gay Abandon

Originally posted by Flahute

Originally posted by Sfcsim

Originally posted by Flahute

One of the reasons he moved to DD is that he's now allowed to get into breakways!

 I would love Cav to prove me wrong, as he is one of my favourite cyclists, but his days are gone no matter what team he is in. I hop DD can do it for him at the tour, as he has a great leadout team. 

He'll not beat MK, AG in a head to head and others are now just as good. 

I'd sooner watch Sagan. He's a bloody genius on a bike.

 But with that mullet, nowhere near as handsome as the boy Marcellou_flirt

 My Mrs watches him and then leaves a damp spot on the sofa.

 

Fat git! 

Rallyboy posted this 29 June 2016

He may be in decline but Cav in his prime, tucked up behind Renshaw, carving their way through gaps in a final sprint was a sight to behold.

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Areola Grandee posted this 02 July 2016

Surprizing win for Cav today, made the most of a bizarre and crappy lead outs for for the big guns.

Rallyboy posted this 02 July 2016

Oh ye of little faith!

 

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