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    wish we got the broadcast feed with Jens on it I guess. Here we get the Aussie feed Robbie McEwan and another aussie guy. It's just oh kay
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    Quote Originally Posted by colnagoG60 View Post
    I learned that Mavic neutral support is nuts logistically, and they keep a list of what every rider is riding everyday (rim/disc, Look/SPD/Time).
    Posted this in another thread, too, but the GCN video on the Mavic neutral support car was great:
    https://youtu.be/ZhaRq9E88GQ

    Also NBC's little featurette on the last day about the media production for the TdF was a fun watch.

    I'm not sold that isospeed played a major part in Degenkolb's win, since Paris-Roubaix has been won on a Scott Foil in recent years. But it was good to see some successes besides the main jersey winners, and some all out grit and determination:

    -Degenkolb's big win after the car accident in Spain
    -Craddock finishing the race (anybody else turn their head and wonder a little about Craddock finishing vs Uran abandoning?)
    -Kristoff's win in Paris
    -Cavendish finishing the stage when he knew he'd miss the time cut
    -Other dudes finishing stages with bad injuries (Nibali, Gilbert, Phinney, maybe more)

    Also that people can get the message and do better... I felt like after Nibali went down, the fans were better behaved on mountain stages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetdog9 View Post
    I felt like after Nibali went down, the fans were better behaved on mountain stages.
    Nibali went down in stage 12 but this happened to Geraint Thomas in stage 17.
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    Leif Garrett rode for Bora:





    I originally thought it was Brock Sampson:

    Last edited by colnagoG60; 08-02-2018 at 06:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetdog9 View Post
    Posted this in another thread, too, but the GCN video on the Mavic neutral support car was great:
    https://youtu.be/ZhaRq9E88GQ
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    I finally got around to watching the GCN video on Mavic support. I never realized how involved it was. Interesting stuff

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    Only the old timers are going to get that joke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolhand View Post
    That we have been saying Jens last name wrong for 15 years!
    I've only been saying it wrong for five years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    I don't miss the Borats.

    Looks like Simon from GCN on the bike when he still raced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvber View Post
    Nibali went down in stage 12 but this happened to Geraint Thomas in stage 17.
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    Why was Thomas sniffing that guy's fingers? Finger fetish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetdog9 View Post
    Posted this in another thread, too, but the GCN video on the Mavic neutral support car was great:
    https://youtu.be/ZhaRq9E88GQ

    Also NBC's little featurette on the last day about the media production for the TdF was a fun watch.

    I'm not sold that isospeed played a major part in Degenkolb's win, since Paris-Roubaix has been won on a Scott Foil in recent years. But it was good to see some successes besides the main jersey winners, and some all out grit and determination:

    -Degenkolb's big win after the car accident in Spain
    -Craddock finishing the race (anybody else turn their head and wonder a little about Craddock finishing vs Uran abandoning?)
    -Kristoff's win in Paris
    -Cavendish finishing the stage when he knew he'd miss the time cut
    -Other dudes finishing stages with bad injuries (Nibali, Gilbert, Phinney, maybe more)

    Also that people can get the message and do better... I felt like after Nibali went down, the fans were better behaved on mountain stages.
    Also you didn't mention the Cavendish is now allowed to ride the Ferris wheel at Cedar Point because they lowered the minimum height requirement. He's now a happy camper and why he's lost his edge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolhand View Post
    That we have been saying Jens last name wrong for 15 years!
    I had the good fortune of meeting him in a small group. He corrected that first thing. Thing is, when he says it, with the influence of his native German, it doesn’t sound just like when we try to fix our pronounciation. Regardless, he was just fabulous to talk to. Exactly what you would expect. He much prefers to talk about his wife and 6 kids than cycling...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    That Froome still looks like an ectomorphic monster on the bike...and that his constant head dropping is so he can breathe easier not look at his powermeter. I am sooooo glad he didn't win.
    No disagreement about his head dropping... But I read a year or so ago that body position on the bike has no effect on breathing efficiency.
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    I learned that as much as I admire what the riders do, don't do what these guys did:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgnmJpORLnA
    There I was...

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    a year later ...

    watching the amazing climb to the summit of stage 6, i see a lot of really thin tires. are they 23mm or even more narrow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    a year later ...

    watching the amazing climb to the summit of stage 6, i see a lot of really thin tires. are they 23mm or even more narrow?
    23mm @ 90-100 psi might be just fine for a 135# rider on a 16# bike. Mortals riding without technical support would still be better off on 25s or lightweight 28s, no?

    Much of those TDF tires are also probably tubulars. They may look like 23s but are wider and slightly cushier, like 25s.

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    That disc brakes are stupid and unnecessary on a road bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredrico View Post
    23mm @ 90-100 psi might be just fine for a 135# rider on a 16# bike.
    I just wondered what tire width they were riding in particular in stage 6 with its summit finish. Some looked really narrow.
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