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