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Le Tour 2012


Slowly starting to heat up, tomorrow should be a cracker of a stage, quite a few lumps to split the peloton.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/tour-de-france/stage-3
Peter Sagan is already a great talent at 22. He's definitely a rider who could develop into a superstar in the future.
Love Le Tour!

Sagan kid is bad ass, and Team Sky is interesting this year riding with Mark Cavendish!
I am a huge Tour de France fan. Stage 7 was a great stage if you like watching the climbers go at it. Cadel Evans and Bradley Wiggins are the favorites. Both great climbers and time trail specialists.
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Time Trials tomorrow and Cadel and Wiggins 2 and 1. Cadel 10 seconds behind after the first week. Gonna be fun to watch.
Looks like Wiggins will have more teammates helping him than Evans in the mountain stages. Waiting for the fireworks.
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Originally posted by SoCal9er:
Looks like Wiggins will have more teammates helping him than Evans in the mountain stages. Waiting for the fireworks.

He's gonna need them.
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Wow. What Wiggins did to the field today in the TT. Holy moley.
It's Wiggins to lose now. I seriously doubt Evans could makeup the loss time after today.
Question, I notice there's always like a group of breakaway leaders for the peloton to chase, how does this bunch form? By an attack? Or do they start off as the leaders?
Originally posted by verb1der:
Question, I notice there's always like a group of breakaway leaders for the peloton to chase, how does this bunch form? By an attack? Or do they start off as the leaders?

The riders all depart at the same time. Teams with riders contending for the overall will monitor who is in potential breakaways and decide whether to allow them to escape based on how much of a danger they are in cumulative time. Even when breaks are allowed to go, most of the time the peloton will keep them on a leash not allowing them to gain too much time up the road. Danger men are brought back quickly and not allowed to get into a break. Eventually a break forms that contains no "dangerous" riders. Usually they end up getting reeled in by stage's end, but every day's different. It's like a soap opera on wheels.
Originally posted by SoCal9er:
Originally posted by verb1der:
Question, I notice there's always like a group of breakaway leaders for the peloton to chase, how does this bunch form? By an attack? Or do they start off as the leaders?

The riders all depart at the same time. Teams with riders contending for the overall will monitor who is in potential breakaways and decide whether to allow them to escape based on how much of a danger they are in cumulative time. Even when breaks are allowed to go, most of the time the peloton will keep them on a leash not allowing them to gain too much time up the road. Danger men are brought back quickly and not allowed to get into a break. Eventually a break forms that contains no "dangerous" riders. Usually they end up getting reeled in by stage's end, but every day's different. It's like a soap opera on wheels.

ahhh, yeah I love how the peloton always manages to slowly reel them back in looking like a huge monster creeping from behind, its awesome to watch, thanks!
Got back on Friday from Stages 10 & 11, both mountain stages, epic!!!
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Has anyone heard how the investigation is going in the tac attack from the other day.