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2013 Tour De France

July 15, 2013, 8:39 a.m.
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What the hell was in that final feedbag?? Whatever it was, can I get some??

Kelly and I were watching again last night, and how come that hasn't been mentioned yet? They aren't supposed to feed on climbs so they broke that rule and there could have been sugar cubes in that bag for I care, but he shouldn't have been able to feed as none of the other guys did.

Makes me dislike Sky even more….

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July 15, 2013, 5:30 p.m.
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I thought there was some comment about "they're not allowed to do that…but they'll only get a slight penalty and it won't be time related".

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July 16, 2013, 1:18 p.m.
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Svein Tuft will be starting first tomorrow on the hilly (two 6% grade 6 km climbs) 32 km TT course. Hopefully he has been saving an extra something (he's last in the GC right now). Go Svein! Rip 'er up!

July 16, 2013, 11 p.m.
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http://www.bicycling.com/tour-de-france/tour-features/svein-tuft-s-curious-road-france

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July 17, 2013, 12:15 p.m.
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Christophe Peraud is hard core.

Looks like Svein Tuft has a real fight on his hands for the lantern rouge. :D

July 17, 2013, 7:26 p.m.
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Not a great result for Tuft, but Hesjedal had a pretty good ride, only 1 sec behind Martin and 5 in front of Chavanel. It's a neat coincidence that Chavanel placed just behind Canadians in both TTs.

I think it's lame that they can switch bikes during a TT without having a mechanical failure.

http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/07/tour-de-france/tour-tech-how-bike-change-strategy-shaped-the-stage-18-time-trial_295701

July 17, 2013, 9:38 p.m.
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[QUOTE=PaulB;2766260}I think it's lame that they can switch bikes during a TT without having a mechanical failure.

[url]http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/07/tour-de-france/tour-tech-how-bike-change-strategy-shaped-the-stage-18-time-trial_295701[/url][/QUOTE]

lame is about the most polite term I can come up with to describe my thoughts on swapping bikes like this.

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July 17, 2013, 10:28 p.m.
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I had similar thoughts about bike swapping this morning while watching, mega lame! Svein didn't really expect to do that great though considering it was climby……this was another great little piece http://www.bicycling.com/tour-de-france/tour-features/svein-tuft-s-curious-road-france

July 17, 2013, 10:53 p.m.
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i kinda agree paul , but this way there's no " hmmmm , this bike doesn't seem to be running right , i better get another one " loophole to possibly abuse .

the guys take a time loss by switching , and the guys get to ride the absolute best equipment for the job . at this level of racing i want to see the best riding the best .

July 17, 2013, 11:11 p.m.
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Peraud's 2nd crash - that made me cringe.

Tomorrow should be brutal.

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.
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Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
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July 18, 2013, 7:53 a.m.
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Yeah, Double D'Huez. I imagine most riders on the start line were just plain afraid of the day ahead!

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July 18, 2013, 10 a.m.
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great racing today .

how ironic that tejay drops his chain on the only hairpin that had been re-paved ?

and riblon racing to the summit with the whole nation behind him .

July 18, 2013, 10:29 a.m.
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Did you hear about the new rule in hockey next year? If you're on a breakaway you're allowed to swap sticks halfway towards the net. You can use your "speed" stick to make up time and then switch to your "control" stick once you get in close.

Football is thinking of a switch too for receivers. They're developing special "catching" and "running" shoes.

Should make things awesome.

July 18, 2013, 10:52 a.m.
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That was some race … if only because it made Froome look merely human. Its always a great day when a Frenchman wins on the Alpe d'Huez.

I had similar thoughts about bike swapping this morning while watching, mega lame!

So I guess, its not about the rider - it really is about the bike, then.

July 18, 2013, 1:47 p.m.
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froome illegal feeding on the final climb…..I like this guys style, however…

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