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

3 September 2015 - 2:33pm
I have a lot of time for Chris Froome. He really seems like a decent guy, and always has time to talk to the press etc. Got to give him some respect for chatting to them when obviously in pain and unable to walk at the end of the stage. Chris himself tweeted that he was knocked off. Would be interested in more details on that!

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

3 September 2015 - 1:33pm
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/froome- ... -his-foot/ - he rode 135km with a broken bone in his foot and I think he finished within ten minutes of the winner. I'm not sure whether that's madder than Contador riding on for a few km with a broken leg in last year's TdF.

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

3 September 2015 - 10:04am
Reports now saying Froome is out with a fractured ankle. Seems to have been a rather crash strewn Vuelta this year to say the least. They really need to get the motorbikes in hand as well. It seems ridiculous that we can have 2 riders from the same team taken out of the race by the very people who are meant to be there to help them...

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

2 September 2015 - 11:35pm
Hi,
Just gets worse..........................
http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/racing/v ... ent-189610

Re: la vuelta 2015 Stuff Of Nightmares Today

2 September 2015 - 9:29pm
Hi,
Not seen it yet but 187 feet per mile for 87 miles
The opening describes it as "Stuff Of Nightmares"...........
Designed by joaquin rodriguez, a compeditor.

I remember last year or two years ago a stage was four of one of my training courses, 28 miles with over 4300 feet of climb, 153' / mile, one laps enough for me..............

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

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