TdF 2016

#1

Contador crashes, ridiculously fast finish & another crash about 20 riders back, quite the opener.

discuss.

#2

“windy enough to blow off ya beret”

#badrobbiequotes

#3

Nice to see Cav get at least one stage and wear yellow. Probably get smashed by big bad Germans from here on.

#4

Sensations troubling for bertie

#5

Too much election coverage and not enough racing

#6

The tour really crept up on me this year - I had no idea it started til last night’s stage had already begun.

I had assumed Cav was past his prime. He looked pretty good in that sprint last night though. I look forward to watching a few more drag races.

Who are the gc contenders this year? I have nfi.

#7

Contador, Quintana, Froome, Aru (Nibali), Porte (Van Garderen?), Roland are probably the hitters.
Fortress Froome look insane but hoping Movistar attacks relentlessly

#8

I liked Henk’s “it’s blowing a hooley!”

#9

On the French side, I’m expecting more from Pinot and Bardet than Rolland. Rolland is good a staying hidden though.
Alaphillipe too could do some nice things.

#10

I’d be happy about that.

#11

i have an irrational hate for Cav.

#12

I used to, but now he is the underdog and has had his time out of the spotlight I find him somewhat endearing.

#13

qft!

#14

This.

#15

So many wheels being changed? mass punctures? tack attack? Didn’t look like a crash.

#16

crash at the 60km mark.

Contador x 2, Martin, Barguil, Vicioso, Matthews involved.

#17

Rainbow Jersey curse? Not this time.

#18

reezy is righty.

#19

Porte must have broken a mirror while killing a black cat under a ladder. But losing 1:45 might mean that he will go on a crazy/brave early attack which could liven things up a bit.

#20

Needs more toucans