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Re: la vuelta 2015 Kicks Off On Sat 22nd Aug ITV4

1 September 2015 - 1:33pm
Hi,
In the past even Tony Martin can single handily win a stage.

Defending your position is where it gets tough, especially the day after exertion.

Altitude training takes several weeks? and tails off after three weeks so I wonder if you do a tour soon after another how you fare,
have UCI banned atmospheric tents during competition?

Dumoulin admits to loosing weight and keeping power, wiggo & froomey have done that, not sure froomey has done it in such a dramatic way?

Re: la vuelta 2015 Kicks Off On Sat 22nd Aug ITV4

1 September 2015 - 12:03am
Expect to see the race live on weds, and will see if Dumoulin is the real deal. Going for a froome/quintana battle.

Re: la vuelta 2015 Kicks Off On Sat 22nd Aug ITV4

31 August 2015 - 11:07am
Hi,
Not sure what you could do about the crashes.
But I am surprised that the riders don't dictate where the support vehicles can go and when, a support vehicle for each rider
I think after the latest incident the riders are starting to discuss it.

I don't watch for the crashes as its always disappointing.

Re: la vuelta 2015 Kicks Off On Sat 22nd Aug ITV4

31 August 2015 - 10:38am
Saturday's crash has made me question the morality of watching this sport. I don't like a game where people end up in a coma...
But then players die in footy just as often.

Re: la vuelta 2015 Kicks Off On Sat 22nd Aug ITV4

25 August 2015 - 11:07pm
Good to see cycling making the news for a story of good old fashioned cheating! How would the cyclists he left behind feel seeing him zoom off into the distance?

Re: la vuelta 2015 Kicks Off On Sat 22nd Aug ITV4

24 August 2015 - 9:59pm
Hi,
Just catching up, yes Nibali get more than one rocket that day

Manager is also ejected and their account (Nibali and manager) is a bit tuned down to say the least, Nibali reckons just 15 seconds was gained

Re: la vuelta 2015 Kicks Off On Sat 22nd Aug ITV4

24 August 2015 - 11:34am
Hi,
First day wasted by an obstacle course which make our own rides look real hardcore

Re: la vuelta 2015 Kicks Off On Sat 22nd Aug ITV4

24 August 2015 - 1:09am
GoodRiddance wrote:It won't be Nibali either... he got kicked out today.

Very sticky bottle

Re: la vuelta 2015 Kicks Off On Sat 22nd Aug ITV4

23 August 2015 - 8:41pm
It won't be Nibali either... he got kicked out today.

Re: la vuelta 2015 Kicks Off On Sat 22nd Aug ITV4

13 August 2015 - 10:26pm
It won't be Contador!

Live daily on Eurosport, usually about 3pm but later on the first weekend. They've also the USA challenge.

Revolution series in Derby

13 August 2015 - 8:23pm
Maybe I have missed it but is the series on TV.
Looks like a good series with top names.

Re: la vuelta 2015 Kicks Off On Sat 22nd Aug ITV4

13 August 2015 - 7:41pm
yes, looking forward to this after efforts put in at TdF and Giro. Who's going to win?

la vuelta 2015 Kicks Off On Sat 22nd Aug ITV4

13 August 2015 - 7:21pm
Hi,
Should be good, highlights only daily.

http://www.itv.com/presscentre/ep1week3 ... spana-2015

Re: Has anyone ever won green and yellow in the TDF

30 July 2015 - 4:57pm
ukdodger wrote:Brucey wrote:I think that both have been held by the same rider at the same time but perhaps not at the race finish*. I think the rider wears the yellow and the second place rider in the points gets to wear green.

* correction Merckx did it in '69, '71, '72. He did it in the Giro more than once too. Not 'the cannibal' for nothing....

cheers

I thought and I could be wrong that yellow is on time and green on points. So the most stage wins wins green.

So Merckx did win both in the same race?

Yellow is overall leader so even if you are also the current sprint king/hill climb leader you wear yellow and the second place in the sprint/hill climb wears that jersey.

Yellow for overall
Green for sprint
Hill climb often red polka dot but I have seen it be red in some races.
There can also be highest placed amateur/highest placed junior, even highest placed Asian in Le Tour de Langkawi. Races in many countries have variations but in international races UCI must sanction them.

Re: ITV4 Tour Coverage.

28 July 2015 - 6:41pm
The two pc's on itv4 are awful these days.....

Oh for David Harmon from eurosport

Re: Britain's greatest....

27 July 2015 - 5:58pm
no mention of quite a few...in fact anyone from MTBing, BMXing, etc etc where we have had many world class cyclists who have won multiple world champs. IF it was only for roadies then fair enough but they manage to get track riders in there.

Re: Britain's greatest....

27 July 2015 - 12:00pm
& no mention of Graeme Obree at all!

Britain's greatest....

27 July 2015 - 9:18am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/33663653

Slightly disappointed not to see Tommy Godwin, but not sure who I'd displace...

Re: Has anyone ever won green and yellow in the TDF

24 July 2015 - 11:29pm
According to William Fotheringham in his well researched book Merckx underwent physiological tests at the university of Liege and then in Milan with a Professor Ceretelli who knew quite a bit about high altitude stuff because of his work with K2 climbers. The Ceretelli tests took place on 12th October according to Daniel Friebe in his biography of Merkx. After the Milan tests a decision was made for Merckx to do hypoxic training on rollers in between races - so it seems the altitude training did not go on for a long period.
Tests were done using a pulse monitor with Merckx breathing an air mixture equivalent to 3,600 metres of altitude. Apparently after 4 days of this his heart rate would fall from over 150 to under 100 within 60 seconds impressing Ceretelli with the rapid rate of recovery.
Everything I've heard or read about this mentions the relatively short period he spent acclimatising to the Mexico City altitude.

Re: Tour rules

24 July 2015 - 8:56pm
Would he have to take the whole bike with him?

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