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TdF stage 2 - spoiler

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Keith Oates, 9 Jul 2007.

  1. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Stage 2 is underway and it's good to see the McEwen has made the start and doesn't seem to have any 'hangover' from yesterdays' crash. I think this could be Boonen's day but only time will tell.
     
  2. rustychisel

    rustychisel Well-Known Member

    Ahahhahhahahahah ha ha. that's a funny one. He'll [Boonen] be lucky to get home in time for Christmas turkey. Speaking of turkeys...

    Anyway, only winding up the fans of 'the nodding dog'. You can stop it now Keith, I'm still at work, it's after 10pm, and I won't be home for at least another half hour. Oops, off to cyclingnews live coverage I go. See ya.
     
  3. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    It's still not started, and Stephen Roche and David Duffield are starting to do my head. It's going to be a bit of a sprinter's dream, what with the massive 10m climb.
     
  4. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    Huge crash at the end, caused by Zabel. :blush:
     
  5. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    wouldn't like to be the winner (steegemans (sp?)) if he had to sit next to boonen at dinner tonight :blush:
     
  6. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    Yes, it was rather a big crash, and it looks like there's a broken collar bone, so that's predictor's chances gone (except for the green jersey). The crash, however, has meant that cancellara's kept the lead - can't see him retaining it past tomorrow, but keeping it for two stages is impressive.
    It would be better to be sitting next to Boonen than it would to be sitting next to Mark Cavendish - he was absolutely fuming at the finish.
     
  7. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Boonen gifted the stage to Steegmans for services rendered in previous races. Shame about the crashes but why was Cavendish fuming!!!!!!!!
     
  8. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    Cav just seems to be an angry young man :blush:

    I think i would be a bit frustrated too. I think he has the beating of 'most' of the sprinters in this race and he knows it, so when he falls or gets baulked, he explodes.
     
  9. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    I think Cavendish is seeing a maiden stage win slipping away. He is only doing the first week or so, out before the mountains, and his best chances were yesterday and today. Unfortunately events have conspired against him and I think he's doing a bit of a Wayne Rooney temper thing.

    Fingers crossed he does not get blocked today in anyway, it would be good to see what he can do. As Sherwin and Ligget said on sundays highlights, this is the TDF, stay in the first 20-30 near the end of a stage and these things just don't happen to you.

    Good luck to him today.
     
  10. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    I think he may have been fuming yesterday because he got stuck behind the crash whilst most of the rest of the t-mobile team got out ahead; adding that to sunday's fal, he seeing it all slip away. He's a young 'un, and is chomping at the bit for a stage win in his debut season - there are still a coule of days in the flat though, so he's got until Thursday, then it's getting towards the hills.