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Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

How exactly does cycling and the Tour de France work?  Its an individual sport yet a team sport and you have to let your leader win ahead of you is it?  Never was into it but I'd at least like to know a tiny bit about the rules and strategy.  Watching on TG4 doesn't do much for an explanation of it.
There's far too much to go through in a post, I've read a whole book on Cycling Strategy and there's so much in it, it's ridiculous.

For the guys going for the win, the team goes back to the car to get bottles for the leader, sets pace up the mountains for the leaders, watches out for breakaways for the leader etc, none of the team will be on duty every day, or even a whole stage (some will be tasked with managing the first 100k of a stage then taking it easy.)
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Originally posted by Shedite Shedite wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

How exactly does cycling and the Tour de France work?  Its an individual sport yet a team sport and you have to let your leader win ahead of you is it?  Never was into it but I'd at least like to know a tiny bit about the rules and strategy.  Watching on TG4 doesn't do much for an explanation of it.
There's far too much to go through in a post, I've read a whole book on Cycling Strategy and there's so much in it, it's ridiculous.

For the guys going for the win, the team goes back to the car to get bottles for the leader, sets pace up the mountains for the leaders, watches out for breakaways for the leader etc, none of the team will be on duty every day, or even a whole stage (some will be tasked with managing the first 100k of a stage then taking it easy.)

I see the Irish lad won the green jersey for being the best sprinter yeah?  So is there sprinting stages and today was one of them? 


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Jaysus that was some stage for a pure flat one, working from home this week so watched the whole lot!

Delighted for Bennett, will take a lot of the pressure of him now, might even have another chance tomorrow. Hopefully Roche is ok and not not banged up after his crash.

TJ, it's also on itv 4 if you don't have eurosport.
Basically Sams team spent the whole day working from him, keeping him sheltered from the wind, setting the pace so the breakaway never got too far ahead and gave him a great lead out in the sprint

The green Jersey is for points, stage winner gets the most points, he gets the jersey as he has the most points over the whole race so far


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Originally posted by Shoco Shoco wrote:

Jaysus that was some stage for a pure flat one, working from home this week so watched the whole lot!

Delighted for Bennett, will take a lot of the pressure of him now, might even have another chance tomorrow. Hopefully Roche is ok and not not banged up after his crash.

TJ, it's also on itv 4 if you don't have eurosport.
Basically Sams team spent the whole day working from him, keeping him sheltered from the wind, setting the pace so the breakaway never got too far ahead and gave him a great lead out in the sprint

The green Jersey is for points, stage winner gets the most points, he gets the jersey as he has the most points over the whole race so far


I thought the yellow jersey was for most points or whoever is leading the tour?
ITV4 have it blocked in ROI as TG4 have it.  Don't have Eurosport
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yellow jersey is for the quickest time

Itv4 works for me! Go into your tv and change your location to the uk rather than Ireland and you will get all the stations, might change the numbers around though

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I see his Da is Mick Bennett 
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Back in the day it used to be on Channel 4. Used to be very informative about strategy etc to fill in the hours. Now I tend to just get the highlights afterwards.
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just seeing the highlights of the stage today. We stayed in La Rochelle for a few days before the Belgium game at euro 2016. Did that same cycle one of the days over the bridge to ile de re. Lovely little spot La Rochelle is. 
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Originally posted by willGUFC willGUFC wrote:

just seeing the highlights of the stage today. We stayed in La Rochelle for a few days before the Belgium game at euro 2016. Did that same cycle one of the days over the bridge to ile de re. Lovely little spot La Rochelle is. 


So you're saying you are 4 years faster than Sam Bennett over the same stage?  Is that why you had the green jersey?
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Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by willGUFC willGUFC wrote:

just seeing the highlights of the stage today. We stayed in La Rochelle for a few days before the Belgium game at euro 2016. Did that same cycle one of the days over the bridge to ile de re. Lovely little spot La Rochelle is. 


So you're saying you are 4 years faster than Sam Bennett over the same stage?  Is that why you had the green jersey?
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Sam was beaten on the line today in a 4 man photo finish, ended up 3rd

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Originally posted by Shoco Shoco wrote:

Sam was beaten on the line today in a 4 man photo finish, ended up 3rd

Up to second now. Sagan relegated to last place. Sam's lead out to 68pts now 


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Who would have thought that professional exerciser and celebrity The Rangers fan Bradley Wiggins would be a full-time ****? I'm shocked.
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Who would have thought that professional exerciser and celebrity The Rangers fan Bradley Wiggins would be a full-time ****? I'm shocked.

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You seen his "joke" to claim Bennett then I take it
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I was wondering why I, of all people, was being sent clips of cycling coverage. Another absolute idiot. 
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Originally posted by Denis Irwin Denis Irwin wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Who would have thought that professional exerciser and celebrity The Rangers fan Bradley Wiggins would be a full-time ****? I'm shocked.

LOL


You seen his "joke" to claim Bennett then I take it
That was Bradley Wiggins? Confused

I thought it was just some random 52 year old Brexiteer they had dragged in from anti-mask demo

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Originally posted by Denis Irwin Denis Irwin wrote:

Originally posted by Shoco Shoco wrote:

Sam was beaten on the line today in a 4 man photo finish, ended up 3rd

Up to second now. Sagan relegated to last place. Sam's lead out to 68pts now 

Yeah, good day for him, Probably the right call on Sagan, it was a bit over aggressive especially after what happened with Fabio Jacobsen 

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Went on a cycle last night. Involved a pretty steep incline.
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