2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

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Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Postby brynpoeth » 29 Jul 2018, 6:11pm

G-mryu am byth!! :D
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Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 29 Jul 2018, 7:40pm

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Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Postby thelawnet » 30 Jul 2018, 5:12am

Mr. Thomas lives in Monaco. For the roads, obviously.

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Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Postby Audax67 » 30 Jul 2018, 9:59am

Spinners wrote:
Brucey wrote:
Froome was initially awarded a time of 40"50' (i.e. faster than TdM's winning time) but when I looked at the VT again, Froome's on-screen clock stopped when he was short of the finish line for some reason.



As a timekeeper, I reckon he shouted out his number whilst still about 8m short of the actual finish line - a common 'cheat' used by testers :wink:



Nope. A gendarme walked past the finishing-line photocell a second or so before CF went over it. Hell, if you haven't an excuse to use your pepper spray, you do what you can.
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Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Postby reohn2 » 30 Jul 2018, 10:51am

thelawnet wrote:Mr. Thomas lives in Monaco. For the roads, obviously.

Obviously.
In his years as a track rider he lived in Newton le Willows in a terraced house with Ed Clancy,about three miles from where I live,for the train connection into Manchester and the velodrome :wink:
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Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Postby Debs » 30 Jul 2018, 1:05pm

reohn2 wrote:
thelawnet wrote:Mr. Thomas lives in Monaco. For the roads, obviously.

Obviously.
In his years as a track rider he lived in Newton le Willows in a terraced house with Ed Clancy,about three miles from where I live,for the train connection into Manchester and the velodrome :wink:


GT's spoken accent is not obviously Welsh, it has articulation of Manchester accent,
along with much nondescript English... [perhaps his Television interview voice?] :D

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Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Postby brynpoeth » 30 Jul 2018, 1:12pm

Debs wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
thelawnet wrote:Mr. Thomas lives in Monaco. For the roads, obviously.

Obviously.
In his years as a track rider he lived in Newton le Willows in a terraced house with Ed Clancy,about three miles from where I live,for the train connection into Manchester and the velodrome :wink:


GT's spoken accent is not obviously Welsh, it has articulation of Manchester accent,
along with much nondescript English... [perhaps his Television interview voice?] :D

He has not lived in the Principality for many years
Maybe he now speaks Globish, a sort of world standard English
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Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Postby cotterpins » 30 Jul 2018, 1:56pm

At last true-born Briton wins The Tour. Congrats, "G"!!

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Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Postby ThePinkOne » 30 Jul 2018, 9:10pm

Debs wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
thelawnet wrote:Mr. Thomas lives in Monaco. For the roads, obviously.

Obviously.
In his years as a track rider he lived in Newton le Willows in a terraced house with Ed Clancy,about three miles from where I live,for the train connection into Manchester and the velodrome :wink:


GT's spoken accent is not obviously Welsh, it has articulation of Manchester accent,
along with much nondescript English... [perhaps his Television interview voice?] :D


It's a typical Cardiff accent.

There's rather a lot of different (native) accents in Wales....... live here long enough and you can spot the difference in accents between Cardiff, Barry, Valleys, Swansea etc as well as identifying the stereotypical "Welsh" accent many English people might recognise......

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Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Postby reohn2 » 30 Jul 2018, 9:22pm

Debs wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
thelawnet wrote:Mr. Thomas lives in Monaco. For the roads, obviously.

Obviously.
In his years as a track rider he lived in Newton le Willows in a terraced house with Ed Clancy,about three miles from where I live,for the train connection into Manchester and the velodrome :wink:


GT's spoken accent is not obviously Welsh, it has articulation of Manchester accent,
along with much nondescript English... [perhaps his Television interview voice?] :D


I'm still trying to figure out how we got from Monaco to his accent :?
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Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 30 Jul 2018, 9:53pm

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Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Postby mig » 3 Aug 2018, 10:15am

do the post tour crits still happen?

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Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Postby Brucey » 3 Aug 2018, 8:52pm

mig wrote:do the post tour crits still happen?


Don't see why they shouldn't do; Chris Froome was asking 50000 euros a go appearance money in 2016 though, so maybe they have priced themselves out of the market....

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Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Postby cycleruk » 3 Aug 2018, 9:05pm

GT did a crit last Wednesday according to today's TV.
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Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Postby foxyrider » 4 Aug 2018, 7:54pm

Brucey wrote:
mig wrote:do the post tour crits still happen?


Don't see why they shouldn't do; Chris Froome was asking 50000 euros a go appearance money in 2016 though, so maybe they have priced themselves out of the market....

cheers


Traditionally they were a source of income that made up for the scant monetary rewards from the Tour. These days there are bigger pots on the Tour itself so they will be less enticing for the tired riders.
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