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The final Stage - spoiler

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Keith Oates, 29 Jul 2007.

  1. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

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    Penarth, Wales
    Somebody has to say something. It's certainly a spectacle as always and with the group of ten well away it's interesting even if the GC doesn't look as if it's going to change!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

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    Mlehworld
    that break looks like it 'might' hold on
     
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    Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    They've lost 15 secs so it could change, I think the big Thor is hoping for something!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. OP
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    Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

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    Now the scrap is on, exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. OP
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    Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

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    Millar eighth, he certainly has done well in the end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. TimO

    TimO Veteran

    Location:
    London
    Well, it turned out like I half expected. I hoped something unusual would occur, but that break got caught, as is fairly typical on the Champs-Elysees, and it ended up as a bit of a messy sprint.

    Still, good to see Contador winning the White and Yellow jersey, it must be one helluva feeling winning it so young!

    I've been quite impressed with he Barloworld team in this tour, definitely a good wild card choice.
     
  7. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

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    really like that camera along the final straight!
     
  8. yup... that really gave you an idea of the speed of the sprint and a feel for the action.

    I was cheering Flecha on, he's a great rider and he deserved a win.

    L
     
  9. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    How the hell did Millar manage to be eight in a sprint? Did he just have a great position at the front of the bunch and hold on? Or was he just running on anger at having his wheel explode yesterday?
     
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    Keith Oates

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    Probably the latter, FM, but it is good to see him do so well after some of the hard work he put in thoughtout the tour!!!!
     
  11. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    I suspect Millar was hoping for a flyer! :thumbsup:

    The last km was very messy and lots of riders leading out their sprinters peeled off to leave their sprinters to contest the finish. As their were only about five sprinters left in the race, Millar found himself up there. I don't think even he felt he would have had a chance in the sprint :thumbsup:
     
  12. Blonde

    Blonde New Member

    Location:
    Bury, Lancashire
    Twas a bit of an anti-climax, but good to see the young 'un get his podium jersey and flowers. His puny climbers arms looked in danger of collapsing under the weight of that huge glass vase wotsit though! Wonder if they've ever had breakages or any podium men brained by flying trophies.....