Tour de France

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SJ
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Tour de France

Post by SJ » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:41 am

Well we're off on the First Stage. The weather is great in Brussels Who will win. ? No idea. Over all? This Stage ? No idea but I'll guess Sagan

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Re: Tour de France

Post by ian.birchall » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:02 am

SJ wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:41 am
Well we're off on the First Stage. The weather is great in Brussels Who will win. ? No idea. Over all? This Stage ? No idea but I'll guess Sagan
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Youngest son and me were already fans of Le Tour having first come across it when it came to a one day loop around Portsmouth in 1992 I think.
Then when we were in Paris for the game against PSG in SLII season in 1996 was the day the Tour arrived in Paris on the Champs Elysees.
Wonderful day, then down to Canterbury in 2010 all topped off by the absolutely fantastic experience of the Grand Départ weekend with l'Arriveé in Harrogate when some 400k fans filled the town.
Unbelievable.
What about the last 16kms yesterday, Team Ineos almost wiped out in that crash, a team bike broken in two, the mad frantic dash by the rest of the team to get Thomas back into the bunch before the finish won after that amazing all day break by De Genht holding off Alaphillipe and Pinot in a breakneck descent into St Etienne.
All rounded off last night by a party for the French lady who runs our weekly French conversation group in Harrogate, she refuses to accept she is 60 and insists she is now cinquante-dix, the connection? Her 3 year old cat is named Thibaut after her favourite French cyclist.
And of course the last week of September sees nine days of the World Cycle Championships in Harrogate
Regarder une fille en bikini, c'est comme avoir un revolver chargé sur sa table:
Il n'y a rien de mal a ça mais il est difficile de penser à autre chose.


Now Europe is just for holidays.

SJ
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Re: Tour de France

Post by SJ » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:21 pm

Pleased your enjoying the Tour. It's been great so far good weather. Good commentary exciting racing. Still an open Race. Gee and InEOS look relaxed and riding within themselves Vive la Tour😎🍷cheers!

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