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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    and why is Pereiro starting last?
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    Good call there Craig. I appear to have forgotten to enter the Fantasy again. Not that I've missed out on any more than about ten points.
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    So yeah i was there, marshalling away.
    Took over a hundred photos of riders riding up to the start ramp (which is where i was stationed all day), name a rider and i've probably got a photo, requests welcome, etc.
    Was basically at the side and slightly behind the start ramp all afternoon from when the publicity caravan went through at 1pm. Good spot tbh even if i didn't get to see much actual time-trialling because all the riders were sidling up and signing in so could take a load of photos with ease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    Good call there Craig. I appear to have forgotten to enter the Fantasy again. Not that I've missed out on any more than about ten points.
    That fantasy thing i linked to doesn't actually start until the 2nd stage iirc, so you still have time to get a team in without losing out.


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    I was mildly amused at the speaker stating times and leaders in French...
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    There was an English guy and a French guy in the same box at the start. The English guy seemed to just know the Name/Nationality and some Tour History, the French guy reeled off a load of information about a rider including age, amount of wins, results in various races. The French guy was also the one who was being told who was in the lead, the English guy would listen to his announcement and then translate it.

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    Obviously I'm coming at this as a non-cycling fan, but I'm really surprised at the amount coverage the tour has had over here. I thought it'd have about as much credibility as pro-wrestling now.

    Admittedly a lot of the press has been of the "everyone's on drugs, you know" variety, but still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Obviously I'm coming at this as a non-cycling fan, but I'm really surprised at the amount coverage the tour has had over here. I thought it'd have about as much credibility as pro-wrestling now.

    Admittedly a lot of the press has been of the "everyone's on drugs, you know" variety, but still.
    I think the obvious thing in that it's starting in London helps, but also the fact that there's not one or two British guys to support, but actually there's five, means more people to support in a much more varied way instead of just looking for a prologue win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matteh View Post





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    The Germans getting one early. I find it funny if Thomas, Wegelius, Cavendish, Miller or Wiggins do well they're British and if they are dire then they are either Welsh, Finnish (where Wegelius was born), Isle of Man, Scottish (or Malta where Miller was born IIRC) or from Ghent (where Wiggins was born).

    According to the person on Eurosport news, more then a million people where at the start, so much for the sport dying. Oh and the latest rumour of heard is that Starbucks is being lined up as the new replacement sponsor for Discovery Channel.
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    Millar in a solo breakaway today, 1'40" ahead of four chasing men (Grivko MRM, Bichot AGR, Auge COF, Kuszynski LIQ) and way ahead of a sleeping pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    Millar in a solo breakaway today, 1'40" ahead of four chasing men (Grivko MRM, Bichot AGR, Auge COF, Kuszynski LIQ) and way ahead of a sleeping pack.
    Possible revenge for yeasterday? Last time I can remember such a solo move being successfull was Dave Zabriskie in the 2044 Vuelta. Rode from start to finish on his own and ended up hanging on by over a minute. Granted Valverde crashed pretty bad, but that is a fair effort.

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    Picked up 6 seconds from the sprint as well, should pick up a few supporters from this break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post


    The Germans getting one early. I find it funny if Thomas, Wegelius, Cavendish, Miller or Wiggins do well they're British and if they are dire then they are either Welsh, Finnish (where Wegelius was born), Isle of Man, Scottish (or Malta where Miller was born IIRC) or from Ghent (where Wiggins was born).

    According to the person on Eurosport news, more then a million people where at the start, so much for the sport dying. Oh and the latest rumour of heard is that Starbucks is being lined up as the new replacement sponsor for Discovery Channel.
    Millar's barely British from what i can see. Born in Malta, grew up in Hong Kong (Bit Dermot Reeve-esque...even down to the drugs), but i'm led to believe his mum is Scottish or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post


    The Germans getting one early. I find it funny if Thomas, Wegelius, Cavendish, Miller or Wiggins do well they're British and if they are dire then they are either Welsh, Finnish (where Wegelius was born), Isle of Man, Scottish (or Malta where Miller was born IIRC) or from Ghent (where Wiggins was born).
    Yeah England is such a parochial little island isn't it? I can't stand it sometimes, the whole nation is run by ignorant, xenophobic Daily Mail readers. But you musn't think we are all like that. I mean I support whoever I like regardless of nationality and I think most people do. Such behaviour tends to be confined to the right-wing press.

    The crowds have been really impressive. I normally make contributions to Tour threads but since this particular thread started I am going to look like a five-minute fan. Maybe I am, but I do love the Tour, ever since 1994 (when I was 8) I've watched it.
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