Shootist Jeff

Tour de France - 2018

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Fun part is,  when Thomas won his second stage, Thomas asked Dumoulin to attack Froome together. D said no... Dumoulin is way to talkative to the press to let this out.

If you count the meters that Thomas was in the lead of the race attacking, you will count 400 meters. Its all team work.
A pity the other groups are not as strong (read wealthy). TD was always alone on the last mountain.

This year is a battle between Froome and Dumoulin, Froome won the Giro, TD did better in the TDF, so 1-1. Now the show off, maybe in the TT world championship.

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I'm watching the final parade live.  No breakaways so far but CF riding on the front of the peloton.  I just had a thought that how cool would it be if he went out into a breakaway for shits and giggles just to rile up the peloton.  Not to win or change the podium, but just to make everyone nervous and create some fun.  

Oh well, a girl can dream......

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17 hours ago, doghouse said:

I'm happy for G, all around good dude.

Yep.  Seems very genuine and unpolished, which is refreshing.  I didn't think they were going to get the Welsh flag off him the entire ceremony.  

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A fair to good classics rider becomes a faultless GC rider, angel climber and wins the TDF. Fuck you people are gullible. Now the UCI are talking about a salary cap and making the GT teams only 6 to fuck sky off. The idea is to break up sky's GC guys and get them to lead other teams. Won't work because the other teams won't have doctors like Sky high.

This year had some great stage profiles and there were some good stages but the GC was a farking joke. The number of sprinters missing the time cut demonstrates that they are getting the message about doping. Sky and that cunt Brailsford, not so much.

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From an inside source, its much much cleaner, blood doping still possible in small quantities, cortison, tramadol etc misuse. But its no way like the 90's.
Sky is certainly in the grey area.

This whole tour only one rider tried to break the sky train, Geesink in a mountain stage, a few Sky riders dropped after he started to accelerate in the lead.
If other teams would sacrifice one rider go full stop, it would work. Problem of Sky train is that they have the most money. Waiting for them to stop sponsoring.

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Well, there's nothing like the 90's, that was absurd shit. But it's microdosing and blood bags, old school style. And the many TUE's.

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Sky wins because..... $$$. Get over it.

News flash, rich guy wins yacht race. Shocking. 

Anyone who thinks it’s not all about the money are fucking punters. Just saying. 

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16 hours ago, LB 15 said:

A fair to good classics rider becomes a faultless GC rider, angel climber and wins the TDF. Fuck you people are gullible. Now the UCI are talking about a salary cap and making the GT teams only 6 to fuck sky off. The idea is to break up sky's GC guys and get them to lead other teams. Won't work because the other teams won't have doctors like Sky high.

This year had some great stage profiles and there were some good stages but the GC was a farking joke. The number of sprinters missing the time cut demonstrates that they are getting the message about doping. Sky and that cunt Brailsford, not so much.

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2 hours ago, Shootist Jeff said:

Sky wins because..... $$$. Get over it.

News flash, rich guy wins yacht race. Shocking. 

Anyone who thinks it’s not all about the money are fucking punters. Just saying. 

How is your unicorn Jeff? Enjoying the new rainbow you got it?

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15 hours ago, albanyguy said:

IIRC...not one.

LOL oh my god a 100% clean race! 

and look over here, a lovely herd of unicorns! right next to the pair of flying pigs playing poker with the loch ness monster and bigfoot. 

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A lot of disgrunting going on here.

Sure you're disgusted, but did you watch it anyway ?

I think the $$$ issue can be helped by shrinking team size even farther next year. How about 6 next time. Postal and Sky juggernauts have become too boring and predictable. Shrinking team size will incite no end of un-holy alliances and Machiavellian treachery which makes for good TV. Hell, make it 5.

 

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Shrinking team size will maybe lead to a Sky one and Sky 2 team, makes it worse.

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Not concerned about team size. Would rather see limited medical records access. Starting with the bottom team doctor's looking at the top teams records.

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1 hour ago, LeoV said:

Shrinking team size will maybe lead to a Sky one and Sky 2 team, makes it worse.

surely just limit it to one team only.

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Only if they look close at any loopholes in their rulebook :)

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