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Desperate Moments said:
Apologies if this has been posted before, but one of the kids I work with just sent me this link to a 1966 short film about the Tour. Just wonderful stuff.

http://vimeo.com/21306164
awesome thank you ...just watched it with my new son on my lap, i smiled the entire time.....:)
 
Jul 8, 2009
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craig1985 said:


From a race today (ave. speed approx 42km/h). I was standing on a hill with my 300mm lense on my camera, and it was the sprint on the last lap. The strange thing was that a four man break had stayed away (nearly lapped the bunch), and another 3 man break was ahead (I had no idea why they attacked, they had zero chance of bridging up to the leading break), and one guy went off road as he was forced off by some crazy idiots in the sprint.
Now that is one bone deep ugly sprint!

I'm sure the guys riding it have the best of intentions and don't realise it, but they look to be all over the place AND way too close? That may be the camera angle? Personally, I always feel more nervous watching this kind of sprint, than actually doing it, must be the adrenaline?

Is that Murwillumbah?
 
May 6, 2009
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Spider1964 said:
Now that is one bone deep ugly sprint!

I'm sure the guys riding it have the best of intentions and don't realise it, but they look to be all over the place AND way too close? That may be the camera angle? Personally, I always feel more nervous watching this kind of sprint, than actually doing it, must be the adrenaline?

Is that Murwillumbah?
No, Runaway Bay on the Gold Coast.
 
Mar 17, 2009
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No_Balls said:
It was a sprint down to the very core. None afterwards knew who won the race. Planckaert i think won be a centimetre or something like that.

Winning this race with a sprint tells you about a very special race indeed. But Bauer took the defeat with style i remember (didn´t questioned the outcome and was very gracile in defeat).

Classic race.
IIRC, neither Bauer nor Planckaert celebrated because they had no idea who had won.

As for Bauer's not arguing, how can you challenge the decision in light of the photo-finish pic? It's clear that it is Planckaert's by a tyre width.

That said, it was the beginning of the end of the old school way of dealing with defeat, IMO. Riders used to just get on with it, except for Criq at Ronse!
 
Mar 10, 2009
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GroupDK said:
2007 on 16 stage finish Col d'Aubisque where rasmussen won and had 3.10 minutes to contador on 2 place,
and a awesome race and stage with endless attacks and contador finally was dropped..
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Someone has Photoshop'd that :rolleyes:
 
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One of my favourite (although accidental) victory poses is the teammate four-arms, as demonstrated by the U23 French duo:



And the Schlecks, stage 19 of the 2009 Tour


Or Contador and LL Sanchez Stage 5, 2005 Tour Down Under
 

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