The 2nd Tour De Yorkshire (2.1) 29/04 - 1/05/16

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I have to admit that today was the only day I watched but was blown away by how good it was, the steep climbs, the echelons over the exposed moors, wow, and the amazing aerial photography, am I correct in saying that the helicopter shots were TdF standard, not crappy Tour of Britain level? And was it better than the ToB because of ASO's involvement?

Today's terrain would make an amazing one day race, totally enjoyed today!
 
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elfed68 said:
I have to admit that today was the only day I watched but was blown away by how good it was, the steep climbs, the echelons over the exposed moors, wow, and the amazing aerial photography, am I correct in saying that the helicopter shots were TdF standard, not crappy Tour of Britain level? And was it better than the ToB because of ASO's involvement?

Today's terrain would make an amazing one day race, totally enjoyed today!
Exactly.
 
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HelloDolly said:
Interesting statements. Did you not watch Amstel this year? Sky sacrificed their entire team for Kwiat, who was nowhere near top form. Or what about Vuelta 2011, they didn't exactly ride for their strongest rider from the start...
Kwait was not strong at all but SKY had other cards to play . Today they had more than one as well

As for Vuelta 2011 ...that was Sir Wiggo ...that was about something else altogether

Finally
1. No one stoped Nordaug catching Vockleur ,etc
2. Even if Moscon or Nordaugh were up there with Vockleur alone I doubt either would have done better. Tommy V is a master of this type of racing
3. If you don't think Roche was the best climber in the race well you didn't see the last climbs and I am not going to spend any more time trying to persuade you otherwise. Some people have a very myopic vision
Agree with these points. Nordhaug got within a few seconds of the Voeckler chase group but couldn't bridge. Whilst Naudhaug and Moscon could not go with the front 5 on the penultimate climb when it all split up.
 
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Pricey_sky said:
HelloDolly said:
Interesting statements. Did you not watch Amstel this year? Sky sacrificed their entire team for Kwiat, who was nowhere near top form. Or what about Vuelta 2011, they didn't exactly ride for their strongest rider from the start...
Kwait was not strong at all but SKY had other cards to play . Today they had more than one as well

As for Vuelta 2011 ...that was Sir Wiggo ...that was about something else altogether

Finally
1. No one stoped Nordaug catching Vockleur ,etc
2. Even if Moscon or Nordaugh were up there with Vockleur alone I doubt either would have done better. Tommy V is a master of this type of racing
3. If you don't think Roche was the best climber in the race well you didn't see the last climbs and I am not going to spend any more time trying to persuade you otherwise. Some people have a very myopic vision
Agree with these points. Nordhaug got within a few seconds of the Voeckler chase group but couldn't bridge. Whilst Naudhaug and Moscon could not go with the front 5 on the penultimate climb when it all split up.
Uhh, Moscon had already ridden like 20 consecutive kilometers at the front at that point.

I'm not saying Nordhaug was stronger than Roche, but to me it's pretty obvious that Moscon was. The argument that Roche rode faster than Moscon on that penultimate climb (by the way, Moscon was faster on the last) is almost completely irrelevant when you take into account the work the Italian had done beforehand.
 
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Papy Voeckler schooling the billionaires in their home race.... oh, it doesn't get much better than this.
 
Ah Nico.
Don't lead out( u've done this before in vuelta in group of five-u were fifth). Don't look back metronomically and allow ur opponent to get the jump. Oh, and don't continue to ride such a stupid, massive gear in last few hundred metres of a race. Apart from that, u nailed it.
 
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elfed68 said:
I have to admit that today was the only day I watched but was blown away by how good it was, the steep climbs, the echelons over the exposed moors, wow, and the amazing aerial photography, am I correct in saying that the helicopter shots were TdF standard, not crappy Tour of Britain level? And was it better than the ToB because of ASO's involvement?

Today's terrain would make an amazing one day race, totally enjoyed today!
There needs to be a quality one day race in the UK. Ideally it should take place say the wednesday following the Tour de Yorkshire to convince teams to come for a good week in the UK.

And yes you can see there that the ASO crowd sure knows their stuff when it comes to filming racing... Top notch stuff.
 
Porte about TDU

“The crowd is just incredible the Australian public just gets behind this race so much,’’ Porte said.

“It really does feel like the Tour de France going up this climb, it’s an incredible feeling.”


http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/tourdownunder/tour-down-under-2016-stage-5-winner-richie-porte-says-simon-gerrans-lead-too-much-to-overcome/news-story/55783a39c2acd7467a60ffb16fd79f40


Voeckler about TDYorkshire

I'm quite a popular rider in lots of places, but I was absolutely amazed with the support I had here. It was like being on a Tour de France stage in my home region of the Vendée. I'm not saying that for effect. It's the honest truth.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/voeckler-i-wasnt-confident-id-beat-roche-in-a-sprint/
 

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