Le Tour De France | 2015

 

Postby Colbie » Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:36 pm

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This topic is about the Tour De France (tdf) 2015!

The road to Paris is starting this saturday from Utrecht (The Netherlands)

This years favorites for the victory:
-Vincenzo Nibali
-Chris Froome
-Alberto Contador
-Nairo Quintana

Any tour fans here?
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Postby Colbie » Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:47 am

Soo its starting today!
Who's gonna win the first stage in Utrecht and get that yellow jersey? ;-)

Update: Van Emden (Lotto-Jumbo) currently leading! ;-)
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Postby Colbie » Sat Jul 04, 2015 4:55 pm

Top 5 after first day:

1) Rohan Dennis (bmc)
2) Thomas Martin (etixx-quickstep)
3) Fabian Cancellara (trek)
4) Tom Dumoulin (giant)
5) Jos van Emden (lotto-ml)
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Postby Colbie » Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:29 pm

André Greipel won the second stage after a sprint with Sagan and Cavendish.

Top 5 after day 2:
1) F. Cancellara
2) T. Martin
3) T. Dumoulin
4) P. Sagan
5) G. Thomas
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Postby Colbie » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:27 am

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Postby diamondtooth » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:52 am

I am a huge fan of the Tour.
So far i am disappointed Cancellara is out.
All the favourites seem to had stable starts in the first week.
I'm Irish so I'd like to see Roche and Dan Martin do well.

I went to see the Tour last year and loved the whole experience. And I even got to meet some of the cyclists for a few minutes. This must be th most difficult sport competition of them all! I love it.
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Postby Colbie » Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:59 am

diamondtooth wrote:I am a huge fan of the Tour.
So far i am disappointed Cancellara is out.
All the favourites seem to had stable starts in the first week.
I'm Irish so I'd like to see Roche and Dan Martin do well.

I went to see the Tour last year and loved the whole experience. And I even got to meet some of the cyclists for a few minutes. This must be th most difficult sport competition of them all! I love it.
Yeass finaly someone responding in my thread! ;-)
So cool that you went to see the tour! Which cyclists did you meet?
And yess very sad Cancellara is out, Trek is gonna do less good without him today!
Cool your Irish, i remember that Dan Martin won one stage 1/2 years ago!
Im dutch so im rooting for Mollema! ;-)
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Postby Colbie » Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:37 am

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Postby diamondtooth » Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:05 pm

The picture is hilarious! It's true though. It actually sickens me how much money soccer players earn.

Anyway last year I went to see the tour in Carcassonne and there was a rest day there. So the first evening, the whole rest day and the next morning I was staying in the same hotel as Team Sky and Team Lotto Belisol. So I met Tony Gallopin, Bernard Eisel, Richie Porte, Geraint Thomas. They were all really nice. And on the rest day there was the launch of the Team Sky Jaguar time trial car at the hotel and lots of media were there. It was brilliant. Got photos with the guys too.

Separately I met Nichoas Roche too. And I'm happy Dan Martin finished second yesterday.

Will look out for Mollena!
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Postby Colbie » Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:50 pm

diamondtooth wrote: Will look out for Mollena!
Mollema is the leader of team Trek after Andy Schleck left ;-)
Currently in 10th place in the general classification, and is more of a climber, just like the four favourites ;-)
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Postby Colbie » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:17 am

After BMC won the team time trial yesterday, the tour takes a day of today ;-)
With one week down, did not expect Froome to do so good!

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Postby Colbie » Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:35 am

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Today is the day climbers have been waitin for!
Gonna be a very exciting stage today, with some drops in the classification!
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Postby Colbie » Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:15 pm

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Bam! Battlefield today!
Froome won this stage, the other favourites couldnt follow!
Happy for fellow dutchie Gesink who was great today!
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Postby Colbie » Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:12 pm

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Diamondtooth you must be so happy with Martin getting second! He was so good today! ;-)

Will edit my post with the classification later ;-)
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Postby diamondtooth » Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:33 pm

I am very happy Colbie!! Second was a great result for Dan and he is up to 16th overall! However I did not see any of today's stage on TV. I will need to catch up on everything at the weekend.

Froome doing well. Still plenty of time for the other favourites to catch up.

Sorry to bring up Lance Armstrong but I hear today that he was questioning if Team Sky could be this strong and 'clean' at the same time!!
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Postby Colbie » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:00 am

diamondtooth wrote:Froome doing well. Still plenty of time for the other favourites to catch up.
Yess, Not his form, but he could fall or get a mechanicall problem with his bike.

diamondtooth wrote:Sorry to bring up Lance Armstrong but I hear today that he was questioning if Team Sky could be this strong and 'clean' at the same time!!
Well hes the one to talk lol
I believe team sky is clean until proven otherwise.
Froome even said that he is going to go to an independant docter for examination when he wins his second tour!
Must be sad for him and the other cyclists to awnser all those questions about this, especialy when they ARE clean!
I dont believe that the tour is clean but atleast better than a few years ago ( atleast i hope so ;-) )
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Postby Colbie » Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:34 pm

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Rodriguez won this hectic stage, i believe his second already! ;-)
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Postby Colbie » Sat Jul 18, 2015 3:25 pm

Cummings wins this stage!
Quintana moves up to the second spot! ;-)

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Postby Colbie » Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:18 pm

Plaza Molina won today's stage!
Was rooting for Sagan, he was massive today, wished he wouldve won, but still...
-will post the classification later-
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Postby Colbie » Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:37 pm

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Geschke won todays stage! ;-)
Van Garderen and Kwiatkofski both have left the tour.
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Postby diamondtooth » Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:35 am

I was so happy Nicolas Roche finished 7th yesterday!
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