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by DanW

Did anyone see these guys gapping over Froome, Purito and Quintana live? I have only just noticed this and certainly didn't see it on the Eurosport coverage (may have actually been working when it happened though :wink: ). Much more successful that Watson's attempt over the end of the peleton 10 years ago. Respec'

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Video-Jumping-The-Tour-De-France-2013.html

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mattias
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by mattias

Don't they do that every tdf?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRx8jO9DX5c

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Good link to the Watson jump Mattias :)

I think some have tried in the years between these two jumps but the security around the tour makes it very difficult. I seem to remember even Watson himself said it wasn't possible to jump the yellow jersey group due to security. Impressive, but it could be just as dangerous and annoying as the fans running besides the riders. Looked like a rough landing in this year's gap!

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by Maximilian

Froome's spokes; custom or camera artefact?

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by plpete

Well, sucks for Cav. He looked very close to going down when his rear wheel lost grip and bounced up.

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by mrlobber

What a finish today. Basically all the 3 greatest sprinters ATM in a straightforward head to head battle. Amazing.

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Fair play to Kittel, showed he's the fastest sprinter at the moment.

I wonder if the Giro took a little out of Cav's legs. Doesn't seem to have his usual "snap".

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by deek

Maximilian wrote:Froome's spokes; custom or camera artefact?


Are you asking about the spoke color change? That's how it comes stock.

http://bike.shimano.com/publish/content ... _road.html

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by HammerTime2

In his podium speech., Christopher Froome wrote:This is one yellow jersey which will stand the test of time.

We shall see.

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Lance with POC sports helmet and glasses?

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(same sponsor as Ryder's glasses)

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Cadel in Paris, almost in tears with Andy Rihs?

http://www.tdwsport.com/en/imagedesk/im ... /id/201889

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Ah well, back to getting a full nights sleep now til the end of August!
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5 8 5 wrote:Fair play to Kittel, showed he's the fastest sprinter at the moment.

I wonder if the Giro took a little out of Cav's legs. Doesn't seem to have his usual "snap".


Did he? he got the jump on both Greipel and Cav, but they both closed on him. Perfectly timed yes but had that been 10m longer we would have had a different outcome. Thats racing though

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520 Dan wrote:Did he? he got the jump on both Greipel and Cav, but they both closed on him. Perfectly timed yes but had that been 10m longer we would have had a different outcome

:shock:

You could say that about most sprints.

Fact is, number 1 wheel over the line was Kittel. So he did it best.

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520 Dan wrote:Did he? he got the jump on both Greipel and Cav, but they both closed on him. Perfectly timed yes but had that been 10m longer we would have had a different outcome. Thats racing though


Had that been 10m longer, Kittel would have started his sprint 10m later. 4 wins this TdF, and 17(?) this season. He's the fastest.

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