Which TDF was better: 2009 or 2010?

Questions about bike hire abroad and everything light bike related. No off-topic chat please

Moderator: Moderator Team

konky
Posts: 839
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:26 pm

by konky

Buying a couple of DVDs for my Christmas stocking. I am getting Road to Roubaix but also want a TDF one. I'm a big Contador fan so want either 2009 or 2010.

Which was the better year of the two? Some guidance here would be great.

MisterNoChain
Posts: 122
Joined: Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:29 pm
Location: Belgium

by MisterNoChain

2010! 2009 was a very boring Tour.

by Weenie


edesigner
Posts: 113
Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:02 pm

by edesigner

Well.... any TDF now in light of the doping is lost on me. When I was racing in the 90s there was lots of talk but this even turned out worse than the "talk".

This really nailed it http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/ ... 608613.htm especially Joerg Jaksche Interview

Any Hinault, Lemond, Roche or Wiggins would be my choices.

konky
Posts: 839
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:26 pm

by konky

Please no doping comments on this thread.

User avatar
djconnel
Posts: 7926
Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:57 pm
Location: San Francisco, CA
Contact:

by djconnel

2010. The Paris-Roubaix stage was especially interesting.

User avatar
drhule23
Posts: 46
Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:01 am
Location: Delaware, OH

by drhule23

another vote for 2010
The more you suffer, the closer you get to transcendence.
It's not the mountain you're climbing, it's yourself. If you don't want to know, stay at the bottom.

User avatar
prendrefeu
Posts: 8579
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:32 pm
Location: Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California
Contact:

by prendrefeu

2010, since you're a Contador fan and those are the only choices.

Personally, I found the 1937 TdF especially compelling. :wink:
Exp001 || Other projects in the works.

Johnny Rad
Posts: 1802
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:22 am
Location: Zion

by Johnny Rad

IMHO,

'09 if you're a Contador fan.

'10 if you're a Schleck fan. Contador just couldn't shake him.

Too bad they're both chock full of Lance this and Lance that from the announcers.

I found this two book set on the history of the TdF quite interesting. Sometimes boring, but never for long. I learned a lot about the race and its history.

My sub-5.8kg / sub-12.76lb Addict R1

konky
Posts: 839
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:26 pm

by konky

Yes that is the problem, if you're totally neutral or you don't enjoy Contador destroying everyone in sight in the mountains than 2010 is the clear choice. 2010 was closer wasn't it but less outstanding riding I think.

I've got a history of the TDF and I agree the early Tours really were something special. Absolute hardman stuff and lots of excellent skullduggery thrown in.

artray
Posts: 1365
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:08 pm

by artray

[quote="Johnny Rad"]IMHO,

'09 if you're a Contador fan.

'10 if you're a Schleck fan. Contador just couldn't shake him.

Too bad they're both chock full of Lance this and Lance that from the announcers.

Lance and the most of the peleton as well .

sawyer
Posts: 4456
Joined: Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:45 pm
Location: Natovi Landing

by sawyer

09 as it wasn't tainted by a cheating winner

And he monstered Lance et al in the mountains.
----------------------------------------
Stiff, Light, Aero - Pick Three!! :thumbup:

User avatar
Wingnut
Posts: 1850
Joined: Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:41 am

by Wingnut

1989 TDF...1990 Paris Roubaix IMO...
"It's not the destination...it's the ride!"

artray
Posts: 1365
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:08 pm

by artray

sawyer wrote:09 as it wasn't tainted by a cheating winner :lol: :lol:

And he monstered Lance et al in the mountains.
:roll:

roca rule
Posts: 678
Joined: Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:23 am
Location: so. cal.

by roca rule

Why not the 2011 giro or the 2009 tdf, if you ate a Contador fan. I love it fire the fact that scarponi fought even when he was out classed by AC, that stage that Mikel Nieve won my English just falls short to describe it (in Spanish it will be an hombrada) and Contador toying with Vincenzo. The 09 tour had the first tt where Contador said this is my team on the tt, and the old man maybe because of bad hearing or age (old people suffer from both) still pretended to fulfill his own ambition; then verbier came. The last tt I usually like Fabian, but the man showed to be a sore loser (nothing wrong with that).

Sent from my PG86100 using Tapatalk 2

by Weenie


edesigner
Posts: 113
Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:02 pm

by edesigner

artray wrote:
sawyer wrote:09 as it wasn't tainted by a cheating winner :lol: :lol:

And he monstered Lance et al in the mountains.
:roll:


Yeah.. I am sure he was clean :lol:

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post