- May 26, 2010
Tour de France 2011
Starts on Saturday.
Team Sky should put ip a challenge and maybe Wiggins for third place.
How many sprint wins for Cavendish?
If nothing else it's worth watching for the scenery.
I think Cav will get the usual amount of wins he's in much better shape this year he looks a lot leaner, he's got a good train to drop him off, and as an option HTC have got matt goss
I would like see wiggins on the podium but he's not an out and out climber a top 10 is achievable maybe top 5
Already a drug problem today in the Belgium papers, a few thousand euros worth, flown in from OZ... To a Flemish rider.....
Tour de France, don't watch it any more...
Still I should really as it has always been a drug sport...
N fact the tour started to be boring when the drugs controls and legislation became tighter... Haven't watched it since the days of Fignon, Lemond, Delgado, Roche... Them were the days
Is Contador still racing under the threat of a ban? I cant see past him for the win, and I have this image of the schlecks making an almighty ****'up of their strategy. Would like to see Wiggins in a top 5 but not sure SKY are strong enough to put him their. Thor for the green Jersey, but Cav for the most wins I reckon.
I have huge admiration for what those guys go through, but can't get excited about it. It basically seems like a race between chemists to me.
the thread was started yesterday and has only a few posts....but as you can see, there is a perception about the sport that is not positive.feel it's worth watching to get a great travelogue of France. Just sit back, watch and take notes of the great roads...... The French have had great camera footage for a good few years now.
Also to watch these guys hurtle over passes that we, on our bikes, visit. Armstrong went over the Col De La Faucill in the Jura a few years back quicker than I could drive it !
Drugs or no drugs, I still enjoy it. After all, there's plenty of other sportsmen taknig drugs in other sports that are less controlled.