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TonyM wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:27 am
I read or saw somewhere that some riders didn't expected to have crosswinds in the final 35 km as they were told in the briefing from their DS before the race that the crosswinds were only at the beginning. That was the reason why they reacted too late.

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I also read something from Porte I think? who said that they weren't stupid, and that they were just dropped because the pace was too hard.
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BTW I just watched the interview of R. Porte during the rest day complaining that he could not find any good coffee in France....but that he finally managed to find one....Actually funny that he did not say that they have the best coffee in the world from their sponsor Segafredo...Now the French are upset - and the sponsor...LOL

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TonyM wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:33 am
BTW I just watched the interview of R. Porte during the rest day complaining that he could not find any good coffee in France....but that he finally managed to find one....Actually funny that he did not say that they have the best coffee in the world from their sponsor Segafredo...Now the French are upset - and the sponsor...LOL
I've spent a lot of time in France and I agree, it's seriously hard to find good coffee! I think the best proof of this is the fact that Starbucks exists in France and is quite successful! (yeah yeah they recently opened in Milan but who in their right mind would go to Starbucks in Milan!)
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iheartbianchi wrote:
TonyM wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:33 am
BTW I just watched the interview of R. Porte during the rest day complaining that he could not find any good coffee in France....but that he finally managed to find one....Actually funny that he did not say that they have the best coffee in the world from their sponsor Segafredo...Now the French are upset - and the sponsor...LOL
I've spent a lot of time in France and I agree, it's seriously hard to find good coffee! I think the best proof of this is the fact that Starbucks exists in France and is quite successful! (yeah yeah they recently opened in Milan but who in their right mind would go to Starbucks in Milan!)
The best coffee in the world is in Italy! Basta.

France makes Champagne not coffee...LOL





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TonyM wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:33 am
BTW I just watched the interview of R. Porte during the rest day complaining that he could not find any good coffee in France....but that he finally managed to find one....Actually funny that he did not say that they have the best coffee in the world from their sponsor Segafredo...Now the French are upset - and the sponsor...LOL
Didn't a lot of Italian athletes get stopped by security at the London olympics because they thought they had a strange metal device in their luggage...only to find out practically all of them had brought their moka pot. :lol:

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IchDien wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:45 am
TonyM wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:33 am
BTW I just watched the interview of R. Porte during the rest day complaining that he could not find any good coffee in France....but that he finally managed to find one....Actually funny that he did not say that they have the best coffee in the world from their sponsor Segafredo...Now the French are upset - and the sponsor...LOL
Didn't a lot of Italian athletes get stopped by security at the London olympics because they thought they had a strange metal device in their luggage...only to find out practically all of them had brought their moka pot. :lol:
Whats with the "BTW" these days? Not hating its just popped recently.
Seems like current new way to start sentences, hear it on podcasts all time. Lance is real bad for it.
By the way.
Over in the uk we have "to be fair". All these ways of starting sentences that you pretty much leave out.

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TonyM wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:33 am
BTW I just watched the interview of R. Porte during the rest day complaining that he could not find any good coffee in France....but that he finally managed to find one....Actually funny that he did not say that they have the best coffee in the world from their sponsor Segafredo...Now the French are upset - and the sponsor...LOL
French people know they don't have good coffee, I doubt they'd be upset... but they also probably don't pay much attention to Richie Porte. :mrgreen:

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iheartbianchi wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:40 am
I've spent a lot of time in France and I agree, it's seriously hard to find good coffee! I think the best proof of this is the fact that Starbucks exists in France and is quite successful! (yeah yeah they recently opened in Milan but who in their right mind would go to Starbucks in Milan!)
And here I thought it was just me. Every time I've been in France I felt like I was forced to drink that garbage they call coffee. It was perplexing not being able to easily find a cafe that had a proper espresso machine or knew how to use it right!! Italy and Spain have also surprised me as of late in that most of their cafe now have those automatic pod machines and it is what they use most EVEN when they have that nice and big espresso machine right next to it. :noidea:

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TonyM wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:55 am
The best coffee in the world is in Italy! Basta.

France makes Champagne not coffee...LOL
The problem is that even in Italy it's becoming difficult to find decent coffee.

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Just received 250g of Super Souple and 250g of Nossa Senhora Aparecida from Café Piha, a café and artisanal roaster in Bordeaux.

France actually has lots of small, independent cafés/roasteries with newer-generation baristas if you're prepared to do some research, and are light years away from what you'll get from your run-of-the-mill bistro or Tabac.

I'd also recommend Books & Coffee in Bordeaux, 7VB in Marseille, Emilie & the Cool Kids in Nice, Mana Espresso if you're in Aix-en-Provence, Café Craft in Paris, and Keys & Co. if you're passing through Caen. They all do great coffees.

Sure, they're not as plentiful as in most major metropolitan cities (London, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Seattle), but there's certainly more than there ever was.

Apologies for the sideways detour - back to the thread.

Best,

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TonyM wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:55 am
The best coffee in the world is in Italy! Basta.
France makes Champagne not coffee...LOL
Agreed!
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853guy wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:01 pm
Just received 250g of Super Souple and 250g of Nossa Senhora Aparecida from Café Piha, a café and artisanal roaster in Bordeaux.

France actually has lots of small, independent cafés/roasteries with newer-generation baristas if you're prepared to do some research, and are light years away from what you'll get from your run-of-the-mill bistro or Tabac.

I'd also recommend Books & Coffee in Bordeaux, 7VB in Marseille, Emilie & the Cool Kids in Nice, Mana Espresso if you're in Aix-en-Provence, Café Craft in Paris, and Keys & Co. if you're passing through Caen. They all do great coffees.

Sure, they're not as plentiful as in most major metropolitan cities (London, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Seattle), but there's certainly more than there ever was.

Apologies for the sideways detour - back to the thread.

Best,

853guy
This is true, you just have to dig for them. Same with beer, France used to be all about wine and make shitty beer but there are more and more small independent breweries that make really good beer now.

Back to racing... but it is a boring stage today! :beerchug:

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