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2013 Tour De France

June 24, 2013, 12:21 p.m.
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Three Canadians will be starting the Tour.

Svein Tuft (Orica-GreenEdge)
Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp)
David Veilleux (Europcar)

Coverage is on TSN.

Overall favorite has to be Christopher Froome.

June 24, 2013, 12:59 p.m.
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Oddsmakers are putting Ryder's chances at a GC win in the 50:1 range. Ouch!

Kn.

When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity.

When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called religion.

June 24, 2013, 1:16 p.m.
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We doing a fantasy pool?

This trip to Kelowna was definately an undertaking - Liam and I had been planning this project for 24 hours. We worked really hard to pull out all the stops in this video. We had slo-mo goggle shots; time lapses; pedal flips; outrageous product shots; unloading and loading the bike; walking through the field with your hand in wheat. At the end of the day this trip was all about just getting out and riding with all my friends.

www.letsridebikes.ca

June 24, 2013, 1:18 p.m.
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I don't think many people, including informed Canadians are expecting him to win… podium would be awesome.

June 24, 2013, 1:31 p.m.
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Yah, I know. I'd like him to have a healthy race and finish well, as I think he's done all the work and paid the dues for it.

But … nobody expected him to take the Giro last year, either …

Kn.

When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity.

When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called religion.

June 25, 2013, 3:50 p.m.
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Before he crashed out of Swiss, I was thinking Ryder had some surprises in for us. Not so sure getting scuffed up is great training though. I can already hear the Phil and Paul show in my head. I'll have to dig deep into my suitcase of courage to keep the sound up. Poor ol' Phil and Paul.

Debate? Bikes are made for riding not pushing.

June 26, 2013, 10:43 a.m.
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Before he crashed out of Swiss, I was thinking Ryder had some surprises in for us. Not so sure getting scuffed up is great training though. I can already hear the Phil and Paul show in my head. I'll have to dig deep into my suitcase of courage to keep the sound up. Poor ol' Phil and Paul.

I like them in a Bob Cole, Murray Walker sort of way. It kind of gets old but there's that knowing that eventually they'll retire and things won't quite be the same. Maybe I'm just a sentimental old fart myself.

Wrong. Always.

June 26, 2013, 10:46 a.m.
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Does anyone still care about the TdF? :???:

June 26, 2013, 11:03 a.m.
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Does anyone still care about the TdF? :???:

it's still good breakfast bike race watching

June 26, 2013, 1:38 p.m.
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Does anyone still care about the TdF? :???:

Why should we not care?*

  • Yeah I know this will degrade into some stupid discussion about drug use
June 26, 2013, 1:42 p.m.
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I can already hear the Phil and Paul show in my head.

http://www.bikehugger.com/media/BikeHuggerTdFBingoGame.pdf

June 26, 2013, 2:42 p.m.
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Thanks Van, I might very well be playing this with some buds…

June 26, 2013, 5:33 p.m.
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Does anyone still care about the TdF? :???:

PVR is locked and loaded

June 27, 2013, 10:10 a.m.
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Official riders start list is now up on the TdF site: http://www.letour.fr/le-tour/2013/us/starters.html

Kn.

When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity.

When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called religion.

June 27, 2013, 11:26 a.m.
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I'm gonna laugh so hard when Froome tests positive in the future, maybe not this year but at some point. He's blowing hard on the clean racer image. It's erking me.

Donkey to Thoroughbred…. Riiight!

"X is for x-ray. If you've been bikin' and you haven't had an x-ray, you ain't goin' hard enough." - Bob Roll

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