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rod
15/07/2008
2:41:02 AM
Cadel takes the lead by 1s the day after a big spill, admirable stuff...and I don't care if anyone speculates on doping, it's still a great spectacle!
sbright
15/07/2008
7:58:57 AM
Go Cadel!
Wollemi
15/07/2008
10:58:14 AM
The shattered remains handed to the (SMH) were graphic proof of the force of the impact his head made with the road. Without it, Evans may well have sustained a serious head injury, if not worse.

Australian teammate Robbie McEwen was attentive, bringing him anti-inflammatories. Then Evans drifted to the rear of the peloton to seek Tour medico Dr Gerard Porte, whose mobile diagnosis from a car window was that the wounds were superficial.

'I couldn't believe it then on the podium. Yesterday (stage nine) I was at ... you know .. it was my Tour low and today, until this point in the Tour, it is my Tour high.'
gfdonc
15/07/2008
12:21:46 PM
Yes, fantastic stuff. Silly me, I turned SBS on at about 10:30 last night thinking "I'll just watch the first pass, then go to bed". Three hours later ...

billk
15/07/2008
12:44:51 PM
On 15/07/2008 gfdonc wrote:
>Yes, fantastic stuff. Silly me, I turned SBS on at about 10:30 last night
>thinking "I'll just watch the first pass, then go to bed". Three hours
>later ...
>

The mountain stages are the hardest to turn off for sure. I think it's a rest day today so we can all catch up on some zss tonight.

Sabu
15/07/2008
2:44:21 PM
On 15/07/2008 gfdonc wrote:
>Yes, fantastic stuff. Silly me, I turned SBS on at about 10:30 last night
>thinking "I'll just watch the first pass, then go to bed". Three hours
>later ...
yea i flicked it on for the first time ever and sat glued for 2 hours!

oweng
15/07/2008
3:46:20 PM
On 15/07/2008 billk wrote:
>On 15/07/2008 gfdonc wrote:
>>Yes, fantastic stuff. Silly me, I turned SBS on at about 10:30 last
>night
>>thinking "I'll just watch the first pass, then go to bed". Three hours
>>later ...
>>
>
>The mountain stages are the hardest to turn off for sure. I think it's
>a rest day today so we can all catch up on some zss tonight.

Yeah, the rest day isnt for them, its for us! Im cracking under the pace of the late nights as we speak....
dalai
15/07/2008
3:55:12 PM
The late nights don't help when you have to get up at 5:45am the next morning for a couple of hours training before work...

IdratherbeclimbingM9
15/07/2008
4:04:31 PM
On 15/07/2008 dalai wrote:
>The late nights don't help when you have to get up at 5:45am the next morning
>for a couple of hours training before work...

Soft!
The bloke who just got the yellow jersey trains daily with 200 to 300 km rides before he goes to work!
... Now he is in the thick of 27 days of self torture?
;-)
devlin66
15/07/2008
6:27:41 PM
Riding 200km a day is his job and he doesn't have to get up before sun up to do it.

I was crushed this morning at work. Felt ill on the bus from the effort to get to work. so glad for the rest day.
rod
24/07/2008
2:33:40 AM
Cadel looked rooted at the end today...probably going to look similar 2 hours from now, I'm off bouldering.
mockmockmock
24/07/2008
9:36:07 PM
Have you seen this? It came up on a cycling forum I frequent.

*********** snipetts *********
Secret diary of a tour rider.

http://www21.sbs.com.au/sbsforum/viewtopic.php?t=44772

-- I've been training for this all my life. Am I prepared? Well I have learnt how to urinate in public with 3 overhead helicopters, 14 motorcycles, 21 team cars, and a handful spectators watching me – so I reckon I am ready.

You have to careful riding at the back of the peleton. A few crashes occurred right behind me – talk about me being lucky and not getting tangled up in them. And I think I learnt a new french phrase: “bloody volvo driver”. It was muttered a few times when the crashes occurred. And then Froggie would start his rant over the team radio.

---

Anyway with about 10km to go, we're deep in the peleton, and I move to the front of my team as it's my turn to keep pushing the pace and stay in touch. Then bang! Down goes my team right behind me, and half the field are held up. I kept going as the sole rep of my team in the front half of the peleton and as a result I'm the first rider home for the team. I thought this would please the team director, but he went ballistic!


Ralph
rod
25/07/2008
3:58:05 PM
Good stuff, thanks Ralph.

Weather's looking a bit suss for Saturday, could have an influence. I'll either be pulling down on rock hoping things don't go electrical or rained off and stuck in a French bar watching.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
28/07/2008
1:39:14 PM
I feel sorry for Cadel.
58 seconds after 3500 km ... must do things to ones psyche.
... He reckons his best performance ability is still to come, but a close second two years in a row must be a tough pill to swallow.
devlin66
28/07/2008
2:06:13 PM
I think he can take a fair bit from the race though. He definitely was the strongest rider there. Being effectively one rider against the might of CSC and only be a minute down is pretty impressive. If he had only two of CSC level domestiques he probably would have won. It will be interesting now to see if Silence Lotto will buy some better riders or whether Cadel will go to a team with a better roster. The amount that he turns himself inside out day after day when the rest look like they are cruising is inspiring that's for sure.
Tlockwood
28/07/2008
2:43:03 PM
Absolutely, he just needs a few domestiques that can back him up through the mountains. He didn't look all that fresh in the time trial, obviously from having battled all the way mostly on his own. He'll come back stronger next year, hopefully with a stronger team. I think it would be a bit rough if he changed team, with lotto (predictor, silence, etc) having put in so much effort already, but he does deserve a better roster.
BA
28/07/2008
5:14:48 PM
It was written in The Age this morning that Cadel is signed with Silence Lotto for another 12 months. Even poor Robbie could 'only' manage 4th in the final final sprint.
Tlockwood
28/07/2008
6:50:35 PM
Good news! Yes it was a pity that while the team was dedicated to Cadel, Robbie had to fend for himself, but in the end they both were alone in their race.
devlin66
28/07/2008
8:36:59 PM
On 28/07/2008 BA wrote:
>It was written in The Age this morning that Cadel is signed with Silence
>Lotto for another 12 months. Even poor Robbie could 'only' manage 4th in
>the final final sprint.

That is good news. I'm glad he has shown some faith in what the team is trying to do. No Sonny Bills here.

Not to kick him while he is down but it looks like Robbies best days might be behind him. He is obviously still quick and was pretty close on a couple of stages. I hope he keeps winning and goes out on top. He has been such a great rider for Australia over the years and deserve the accolades he gets.
rod
28/07/2008
9:26:14 PM
I don't feel sorry for Cadel, when he looked so worked after the Alpe d'Huez stage the writing was on the wall...I'm constantly surprised that more leading cyclists on the tour don't look like that and similarly witness performance suffer for days afterward. Personally I think he has reason to feel proud of what he's achieved so far.

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