2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

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Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Postby brynpoeth » 4 Aug 2018, 7:59pm

Back then the Tour winner shared his winnings with his domestiques, then made much more in the criteria. Hard work, lots of driving, -1

Not sure how it is now, does money play a significant role in cycle sport? :wink:
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Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Postby pwa » 5 Aug 2018, 10:46am

reohn2 wrote:
Debs wrote:
reohn2 wrote: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 :?

GTs accent is pure middle class Cardiff.

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Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Postby reohn2 » 5 Aug 2018, 11:16am

pwa wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
Debs wrote:
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 :?

GTs accent is pure middle class Cardiff.

I dont have a problem with that,though some seem to have a problem with Monaco.
Where they expect a pro cyclist who's racing is mainly in continental europe to base themselves I can't figure out.
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Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Postby brynpoeth » 5 Aug 2018, 11:27am

Plus One for Welsh accents, even middle-class ones!
Owain Doull of team ski speaks Welsh, saw a film of him and GT visiting the kiddies at Maindy Flyers, hoping to meet him at the Eisteddfod this week :wink:

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Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Postby pwa » 5 Aug 2018, 11:32am

https://www.google.com/maps/place/St+Te ... 2?hl=en-GB

GT's business near Chepstow, a wedding venue run by his father-in-law.http://www.sttewdricshouse.co.uk

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Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 6 Aug 2018, 10:52am

Hi,
CB talks of youth training at European games in Scotland on tv yesterday.
Youth training, I remember just trying to survive in my youth.

Some talk of grammar schools and many are selective.................

But some talk of poorer pupils getting places FIRST?................but thats next year..................
There is a gulf opening up which has probably been there for years, made worse today whom use actual non adults to promote what is today a business, children being used as pawns.
How the other half live.
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Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Postby brynpoeth » 6 Aug 2018, 11:01am

pwa wrote:https://www.google.com/maps/place/St+Tewdrics+House,+Mathern+Rd,+Chepstow+NP16+6HX/@51.6278181,-2.6843707,490m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x487194534a64a7e3:0x8a63ac52d385370e!2sChepstow!3b1!8m2!3d51.641856!4d-2.673804!3m4!1s0x487195143f53611f:0x367da08635482e71!8m2!3d51.6278181!4d-2.682182?hl=en-GB

GT's business near Chepstow, a wedding venue run by his father-in-law.http://www.sttewdricshouse.co.uk

Plus One for Fairytale Weddings, not just Meghan and Hairys
One may book St Tewdrics on 31.12 for just GBP 10k!
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Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Postby Postboxer » 6 Aug 2018, 6:46pm

Just watched the ITV highlights from the final stage and realised Chris Boardman is stepping down from the ITV coverage, his twitter post suggests is to spend more time doing other things, in particular here in Greater Manchester where he's 'Cycling and Walking Commissioner'

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Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 6 Aug 2018, 9:26pm

Hi,
24 years as an itv4 presenter on the tour I believe.
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Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Postby Brucey » 6 Aug 2018, 10:50pm

24 years is a good innings but I wonder if it is a spat between him and ITV. Last year or the year before that I think he was able to use the ITV4 coverage as a platform for cycle advocacy in urban areas. This year I thought his (mostly excellent) little pieces were fewer and further between (Ned got as much airtime, didn't he?) and when sat with Gary Imlach he looked more deadpan than ever and seemed fairly unexcited about the whole thing. I wonder if they will get David Millar to sit with Gary Imlach and get someone else to do the commentary?
I also wonder if the 'competition' will feature boardman bikes as prizes, too.

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Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 7 Aug 2018, 1:32am

Hi,
Not sure, maybe he thinks do other things while he can.
Millar (dave) gets better with hi racing knowledge.
Just like to see more technical stuff and maybe introduce daily the riders.
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Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Postby brynpoeth » 7 Aug 2018, 10:01pm

GT just rode a "Criterium" in Bochum Germany
He won of course

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Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Postby Brucey » 8 Aug 2018, 12:01pm

brynpoeth wrote:GT just rode a "Criterium" in Bochum Germany
He won of course

Cymru am byth!


it is what the crowd wants to see. CF has 'outsprinted' Sagan et al many times in post tour crits....

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Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Postby LollyKat » 8 Aug 2018, 2:46pm

Do you mean that Sagan let CF win??

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Re: 2018 Tour De France (Spoilers)

Postby Brucey » 8 Aug 2018, 5:44pm

yeah, the post tour crits are the WWF of cycling; purely for entertainment, not really serious races.

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