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    Quote Originally Posted by weeman27bob View Post
    I wouldn't call myself a cycling fan, but I'm always interested in the TdF. Mountain stages are much more fun though.
    Sure they are!

    Yet, what we see in NL (and Belgium, France, Spain and Italy), is a massive build-up towards the TdF. It drags people into it! There is no escaping the TdF these days in NL, even before it gets really interesting.

    Same difference with cricket I guess. An enormous cricket event, like NL beating England at a WC, could go fully unnoticed to most Dutchmen......

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    I'm a big fan but I don't generally get too involved and watch the live stages until it gets a bit more interesting. Will always watch the condensed highights on ITV2 (for British viewers). Absolutely love the mountain stages, always makes me want to get out and go on my bike.
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    Can't seem to find the likes of Neil or Craigos this time around.
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    always watch the mountain stages and time trial
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    Well, you guys will have to wait until next week's thursday then! Soem very interesting stages coming weekend, but the real deal is not there before 14 July.

    Todays stage is again supposed to be won by Philippe Gilbert. However, the 5 escapees of today might have a better chance than yesterday's. It's pooring down at the moment at eh finish line!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alternative View Post
    Can't seem to find the likes of Neil or Craigos this time around.
    I know - gutted to miss out. Stupid work/life imbalance.
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    Good result for Evans to pip ****ador this morning.
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    Good win for Cavo. Very encouraging stuff from Ben Swift at the end as well.

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    Have been watching since stage 3, but I don't know why.

    I forgot how boring the pre-mountain stages were.

    4-5 riders break away
    Get caught with 10-20kms left.
    Sprinter wins.

    The stage that Evans won was interesting though.

    I know, no one is forcing me to watch it. Just saying...

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    Wiggins crashed out, so ****ing gutted for him and Sky

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    Wiggins crashed out, so ****ing gutted for him and Sky
    Interesting to see where Thomas/Boasson Hagen end up today, they could be fairly far back and who becomes the team leader.

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    Yeah, would guess that Boassan-Haagen will become the team leader.

    I take it they dropped back to see if they needed to help Wiggo back to the Peloton?

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