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Official thread TdF Stage 14 Colmar - Besançon - 199 km

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BroDeal said:
You have to love how some people consider everything that happens a master plan by Bruyneel/Armstrong.

To be clear, I'm not in that group. And Hincapie is one of my favorite riders, so I'd be happy to see him get yellow.
I just thought I'd throw that out there and see who wanted to run with it.
 
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BroDeal said:
The most hardcore might be the most bored. They know what the race should be like.

What a waste of a weekend stage.

I agree, this entire tour cannot have been that interesting to anyone. Very lackluster route with little to no interest by anyone in taking the yellow. They have merely ridden across France and part of Spain. Thus far this has not been a race. It has been cyclotourism with a few unremarkable exceptions.

I went to see Bruno last night.* I would suggest that if you are currently watching the tour and have not seen it, go now instead of watching this crap.

*Bruno isn't for everyone, but I almost pissed my pants a couple of times.
 
Thoughtforfood said:
I agree, this entire tour cannot have been that interesting to anyone. Very lackluster route with little to no interest by anyone in taking the yellow. They have merely ridden across France and part of Spain. Thus far this has not been a race. It has been cyclotourism with a few unremarkable exceptions.

I wonder if it is totally down to money. Did the Amaury Sports Organization simply go around France, collecting the most money it could from towns, without any regard to how the race would likely unfold?
 
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Lance was just giving his daily to Andreau, and even he said the race is boring. At least now we will have all of the fanboys complaining too.
 
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mambo#5 said:
stupid Columbia. They should have slowed down the peloton.
Rather stupid Lotto and, especially, Garmin. Vaughters' team had no reason to chase, maybe they did it out of spite for constantly being outperformed by Columbia?