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daveangel
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July 1st, 2010, 7:31 pm

the tour de france starts on Saturday ... anyone following it ? Do you rate armstrong's chances ? Or is it Contador again ?
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July 1st, 2010, 7:40 pm

Never really got it I must confess.
 
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July 1st, 2010, 7:42 pm

le tour de France starts from ..Rotterdam... Amstrong begins to be quite old but who knows.
 
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July 1st, 2010, 7:51 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: frenchXle tour de France starts from ..Rotterdam... Amstrong begins to be quite old but who knows.i reckon he is past it... Contador it is then
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July 1st, 2010, 7:55 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelthe tour de france starts on Saturday ... anyone following it ? Do you rate armstrong's chances ? Or is it Contador again ?Used to when Sean Kelly was in it. And Paris-Rubais-Paris. It starts in Rotterdam.
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July 2nd, 2010, 8:58 am

I am a bicycle race fan and watch the classics, Giro, Tour and Vuelta as often as possible (on TV).I hope neither Armstrong, nor Contador will win, but one with a real white vest.
 
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July 2nd, 2010, 9:13 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: frenchXle tour de France starts from ..Rotterdam...shouldn't the tour de france be in, well, france ?
 
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July 2nd, 2010, 9:24 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: frenchXle tour de France starts from ..Rotterdam...shouldn't the tour de france be in, well, france ?it is for the main part - the finish is always Paris.... and you always have Alps and Pyrenees stages. Occasionally, they have starts in different cities. They had London one year.
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July 2nd, 2010, 9:25 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: exneratunriskI am a bicycle race fan and watch the classics, Giro, Tour and Vuelta as often as possible (on TV).I hope neither Armstrong, nor Contador will win, but one with a real white vest.I love cycle racing and bicycles of all descriptions ! The best fun you can have after skiing or perhaps better than skiing
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July 2nd, 2010, 11:54 am

If the summer stays that hot I wish them good luck (34°C here ...)
 
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July 2nd, 2010, 12:56 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelQuoteOriginally posted by: exneratunriskI am a bicycle race fan and watch the classics, Giro, Tour and Vuelta as often as possible (on TV).I hope neither Armstrong, nor Contador will win, but one with a real white vest.I love cycle racing and bicycles of all descriptions ! The best fun you can have after skiing or perhaps better than skiingI do cycling since I was 16 (in my youth I even did a few local races). But, being over 60, I must take it easy (not only because I did not replace my Aluminum bonded Vitus frame by a Carbon for years)(the other things are always up-to date - a 28 to 35 "lifebelt" in a 3*8 gear included ) - no electro-aid yet )
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July 2nd, 2010, 2:27 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: exneratunriskQuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelQuoteOriginally posted by: exneratunriskI am a bicycle race fan and watch the classics, Giro, Tour and Vuelta as often as possible (on TV).I hope neither Armstrong, nor Contador will win, but one with a real white vest.I love cycle racing and bicycles of all descriptions ! The best fun you can have after skiing or perhaps better than skiingI do cycling since I was 16 (in my youth I even did a few local races). But, being over 60, I must take it easy (not only because I did not replace my Aluminum bonded Vitus frame by a Carbon for years)(the other things are always up-to date - a 28 to 35 "lifebelt" in a 3*8 gear included ) - no electro-aid yet )i can't wait to get my first carbon frame - those alu frames really knock you about....have to convince Shirley first.
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July 2nd, 2010, 3:22 pm

Tour de France**I support daveangel's purchase of an amazing carbon bicycle frame.Take a poll and overwhlem Shirley with the support that you receive from your friends and acquaintances on Wilmott. I am sure that she loves Wilmott too, as would many wives and girlfriends..."HONEY...are you on *that* Forum again...?"
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July 2nd, 2010, 3:44 pm

Moreoever race bicycle with carbon frame are not SO expensive (ok they are a bit ), for 1500e you have a good one to start. It can go VERY high in price but I don't think that you want a professional high performance monster.So +1 for allowing Dave purchase of bycycle by frenchXwho's next ?
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July 3rd, 2010, 10:11 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: frenchXMoreoever race bicycle with carbon frame are not SO expensive (ok they are a bit ), for 1500e you have a good one to start. It can go VERY high in price but I don't think that you want a professional high performance monster.So +1 for allowing Dave purchase of bycycle by frenchXwho's next ? Shirley remains unconvinced.
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