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Old 12-15-12, 21:24
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Liege? You serious? That's the crappiest city in continental Europe bar Charleroi (and yes I've been in both).
I see you've also been to every other continental European city. I'm sure there's some Russian cities where they'd love to sell you some krokodil tears.

Charleroi is ugly though.

I've been out a few times in Liège at le Carré, can't complain, not at all. Much better experience there than any other Belgian or Dutch city I've been out to. And I live a few feet away from the "uitgaansbuurt", as we say in Dutch, in Gent.

So yeah, I'm serious.

Even Charleroi kinda has its charms. You can just see the effects of the 19th century industrialism on that city. I'm sure England has cities like that as well.
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horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato
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Old 12-15-12, 21:25
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What's wrong with Liège? It's a beautiful city. Every city has it ugly spots of course, but are you never going to New York again because of the Bronx?
No, the Bronx wouldnt put me off but Liege does put me off going to Liege again
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Old 12-15-12, 21:32
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No, the Bronx wouldnt put me off but Liege does put me off going to Liege again
I guess you'll have to wait for a British rider to do well in LBL then.

But hey, I've never been to Yorkshire, so can't comment about that particular subject.
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horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato
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Old 12-15-12, 21:57
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I guess you'll have to wait for a British rider to do well in LBL then.

But hey, I've never been to Yorkshire, so can't comment about that particular subject.
For another rider Millar was 3rd in 1988.
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Old 12-15-12, 21:59
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Cycling in Nottingham is actually an oxymoron.
Uh huh, OK. That's why there are groups going north , south, east and west every day if you want to ride. I've never ridden anywhere in the UK more immersed in biking. Guess we can thank Raleigh for that.
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Old 12-16-12, 17:57
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If you want to do an anniverssary tour 2018 would be a better option, though individually Verdun would be 2016 and Ypres 2017.

If yoyu wanted to start an WWI aniversary in 2014 you would start in Sarajevo (don't think they put a bid in though )
And a breakaway merchant (Voeckler?) could shoot an Ostrich? (from Blackadder, TV series)

The only thing that stands out about world war one in 1914 for me is the xmas day armistice and that is something that i dont really want to see paid too much tribute to!

Its a serious subject though and one that i think that the tour organisation will deservedly be looking to commemorate in this and the next few tours.
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Old 12-16-12, 20:10
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Boycott's a bit befuddled about the TDF starting in Yorkshire.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/20734523
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Old 12-16-12, 20:37
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Boycott's a bit befuddled about the TDF starting in Yorkshire.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/20734523
Controversial character but good quality on Test Match Special (cricket radio program).

Interesting hearing him talk about pressure in cricket (applies to sport generally) and how to put it in perspective. He was talking about how his dad went to work not knowing whether the mine would collapse on him, read just now that his dad was actually severely injured in a mine collapse.
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Old 12-16-12, 21:22
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And a breakaway merchant (Voeckler?) could shoot an Ostrich? (from Blackadder, TV series)

The only thing that stands out about world war one in 1914 for me is the xmas day armistice and that is something that i dont really want to see paid too much tribute to!

Its a serious subject though and one that i think that the tour organisation will deservedly be looking to commemorate in this and the next few tours.




Totally agree. Lets see what they come up with before having a debate.

Guys, a sensitive subject which will have its time for comment on here in due course no doubt. But for now, lets just get back the celebrating the Yorkshire start or not.

No disrespect intended just trying to avoid this thread becoming something it wasn't intended to be. Cheers.
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Old 12-17-12, 00:56
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Living here in England im obviously delighted I can go and drive 3 hours up the road and see 2 stages of the Tour. My girlfriend loves it up there aswel so we will probably go up for a few days break.

Won't bother with the London stage, they will probably make it pan flat to get Cav a win infront of huge crowds in the capital.
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