Tour de France

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Gage, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

  2. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

    22 July 2012 BBC Sport



    Bradley Wiggins wins Tour de France for Team Sky



    Bradley Wiggins became the first British rider to win the Tour de France as Mark Cavendish claimed his fourth consecutive final-stage victory.
    Wiggins, 32, finished in the chasing peloton in Sunday's final stage around the streets of Paris with a winning margin of three minutes and 21 seconds.
    The Londoner's Team Sky team-mate Chris Froome consolidated his second place with Italy's Vincenzo Nibali third.
    It was Briton Cavendish's 23rd stage win on the Tour.


    Just watched the finishing stages. Brits one and two.
    A fantastic achievement.

    Lesley
     
  3. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    Great Team Organization & Spirit
     
  4. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I just hope for you lot that race-cycling doesn't catch on in the Belgian manner. Every Sunday the roads are clogged with 'Wielertoeristen' - old men who still do performance drugs blocking half the road and usually followed by an old van with a tannoy. It's bad enough as a motorcyclist or car driver but hell if you happen to be cycling with the kids as they'll barge you out of the way to prove their virility.

    It's also quite normal over here to have whole villages shut off for half a day for amateur road races and to be told by jumped-up idiots with an arm-band that you're not allowed out of the street that you live in. Once the cyclists have gone through, the teams and supporters will pull out without looking and leave heaps of rubbish behind them.
     
  5. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

    I just hope for you lot that race-cycling doesn't catch on in the Belgian manner. Every Sunday the roads are clogged with 'Wielertoeristen' - old men who still do performance drugs blocking half the road and usually followed by an old van with a tannoy. It's bad enough as a motorcyclist or car driver but hell if you happen to be cycling with the kids as they'll barge you out of the way to prove their virility.

    It's also quite normal over here to have whole villages shut off for half a day for amateur road races and to be told by jumped-up idiots with an arm-band that you're not allowed out of the street that you live in. Once the cyclists have gone through, the teams and supporters will pull out without looking and leave heaps of rubbish behind them.

    Blimey! They sound crazy

    Lesley
     
  6. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    I just hope for you lot that race-cycling doesn't catch on in the Belgian manner. Every Sunday the roads are clogged with 'Wielertoeristen' - old men who still do performance drugs blocking half the road and usually followed by an old van with a tannoy. It's bad enough as a motorcyclist or car driver but hell if you happen to be cycling with the kids as they'll barge you out of the way to prove their virility.

    It's also quite normal over here to have whole villages shut off for half a day for amateur road races and to be told by jumped-up idiots with an arm-band that you're not allowed out of the street that you live in. Once the cyclists have gone through, the teams and supporters will pull out without looking and leave heaps of rubbish behind them.

    Yeah but he's only won the Tour de France.
     
  7. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  8. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Latest BBC World news, a short time ago, reported a broken rib.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  9. Graham Smith

    Graham Smith Member

    Yes to quote the OP...he is on the verge...The grass verge. DOH!

    From the news it would appear that Mrs numpty has pulled out in front of Wiggo and he has been unable to avoid contact with her tin box......Bl**dy car drivers., what are they like.
    If that's not bad enough some other numpty has taken out the GB cycling coach as well....
     
  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Knew he'd win this too...

    The 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year winner, Bradley Wiggins: "I will say thank you to everyone who voted. We have had all that jungle stuff and X-Factor the last few weeks, so for people to pick up the phone and vote in half an hour, thank you very much. What a year, to stand on this stage with the people next to me is incredible. I'd like to thank my team-mates, I wouldn't be on this stage without them. I'd like to thank David Brailsford, the coaches ,British Cycling, Team Sky and all the Olympians. There is a free bar round the back paid for by the BBC, s o we are all going round there tonight!"
     
  11. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Well I got 2 out of 3 right, I thought Wiggins would win it (and he IS a personality) and Jess Ennis I thought would get either second or third but I reckoned Mo Farrah would be in the top 3 not Murray.
     
  12. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

    Well I got 2 out of 3 right, I thought Wiggins would win it (and he IS a personality) and Jess Ennis I thought would get either second or third but I reckoned Mo Farrah would be in the top 3 not Murray.

    I thought Wiggins would win it too. Well deserved.
    I was quite surprised about Andy Murray too-as much as I love my tennis-I do think Mo deserved to be in the top 3.

    Lesley
     
  13. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball From the North.

    It should be worth pointing out that the award given to the 'Coach of the Year' went to Team Sky principal and Head of Performance at British Cycling, Dave Brailsford. More a CEO than a coach he is perhaps more responsible than anyone for Britain's utter domination of the track and a clean, dope free road team who proved it can be done differently. Well deserved.
     
  14. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Presumably, some people's brains are overheating in confusion at approving of such a Murdoch enterprise - Team Sky... :D

    Bread & Circuses.
    Powerful stuff.

    Hoohoo.
     
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  15. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball From the North.

    Thats a fair point.

    The thing is, Adam is that due to their sponsorship of BC the kids cycle club I coach at got a ten grand grant just this month that effectively means we can subsidise velodrome sessions and the like FOC.

    Powerful stuff indeed.
     
  16. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Good innit. I shall use that to wind up the next foaming-at-the-mouth Murdoch/Leveson hedge-preacher I encounter :D.

    Everything's complex, even sport ;).
     
  17. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball From the North.

    Best not show you what's just arrived in the post then... ;)

    Anyway, I'm off to Starbucks to read the book I bought from Amazon whilst checking for replies on my Vodafone.

    If only everything was as simple in life as riding a bike..
     
  18. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Make sure you browse Google too.

    (I'm an equal opportunities winder-upper.)
     
  19. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball From the North.

  20. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

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