Cycling Thread


#601

Tour De France route announced today. Start in Brittany, a team time trial, some cobblestones to Roubaix, the return of Alpe d’Huez and three days in the Pyrenees with a 35km TT to finish. Will be a tough one. Froome favourite of course but I’m going for Nibali or Doumoulin.


#602

If it’s wet on the cobbles all bets are off.
As we know nibali is the dodgiest of those three, I hope he doesn’t win.


#603

Doumilon for me. Would love to see a relatively big cyclist do it. Froome looked spooked at the launch yesterday I thought


#604

Tour of Cold Turkey


#605

If only.


#606

I’d love to see quintana win, but I think he’s clean.


#607

Doumoulin looked impressive in the Giro and seems to have the ability to challenge Frome alright. Is his team up to it?


#608

Not a hope. He’ll be seven minutes behind before he gets the 29 sprocket fitted.


#609

Sunweb will be decent in the team TT but won’t be as strong as Sky. Teams are reduced from nine to eight riders. Was listening to Lance’s preview podcast this morning. He reckons it’s a really tough route, that there is nothing there for the sprinters and that he doesn’t fancy Dumoulin because of the route. He fancies Nibali because he is a super bike handler.


#610

Some lovely towns on the tour this year, Chartres, Valence, Fontenay le Comte, Carcassonne.


#611

I will be doing a little travelling between Narbonne, Carcassonne and Montpellier in early July myself, unfortunately missing le Tour by about 10 days.


#612

Carcassonne is beautiful alright.


#613

This must be the worst thread on the Internet…


#614

There was one yesterday…


#615

That will be lovely.


#616

Lance’s podcasts are thoroughly enjoyable.


#617

A great listen. Do you listen to the interview ones as well?


#618

Fuck off out of it so.


#619

I’m gonna wreck the place


#620

Your wreckjng days are over.