HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Sports » Bicycling (Group) » Just watched the 8th stag...

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 11:15 AM

Just watched the 8th stage of Le Tour.

This was an exciting stage. I don't get to see much of bicycle racing as I don't have cable and internet without draconian data caps. I got to watch Wednesday's stage at a friends house which was a real treat, but today, just WOW! This was suppose to be a warmup for stage 9, but some riders had a different idea. Quickly the peloton broke into 2 with a 3+ minute gap.From that group another breakaway. Going up the Montée de la Combe de Laisia les Molunes one young rider overcame cramps in his right leg to maintain a gap of 36 seconds to win the stage. That's enough spoilers if you haven't watched it yet.

8 replies, 1894 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 8 replies Author Time Post
Reply Just watched the 8th stage of Le Tour. (Original post)
TexasProgresive Jul 2017 OP
The River Jul 2017 #1
TexasProgresive Jul 2017 #2
The River Jul 2017 #6
TexasProgresive Jul 2017 #7
dhill926 Jul 2017 #3
TexasProgresive Jul 2017 #4
jberryhill Jul 2017 #8
unc70 Jul 2017 #5

Response to TexasProgresive (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 11:41 AM

1. Good Stage

hard to catch a breakaway while climbing.

Without Sagan/Cavendish, the sprint finishes are lot more interesting.
I'm thinking Chris Froome will win it all again but nothing is certain with 13 more stages to go.

I invested in the NBC sports gold package and can stream it live on Amazon Fire and then watch reruns on NBCSN. The deal also allows me to watch all the major races for a full year.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to The River (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 11:54 AM

2. I wish I could use the Gold package- 10GIG per month is all I have.

How much is the package?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 01:44 PM

6. Relatively Cheap

for what you get. About a 1 buck per event....$39.99.
I'm guessing unlimited cable/satellite would be a lot more.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to The River (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 02:47 PM

7. I am aware of no unlimited satelite service.

The price for more data goes up exponential. My friends in town get great speeds and data for less than what I pay. It's what I get for living in a rural area, that and red-necked tRump voters.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TexasProgresive (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 11:57 AM

3. it was a fun stage....tomorrow though....

holy shit. Can't wait....but totally expect Froome and Sky to rule the day.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dhill926 (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 12:09 PM

4. Looking at the profile it will be blood

sweat


and


tears

I just read the wiki on Froome because of his short interview. I couldn't place his accent. Now I've gotten my wish without knowing it, I want to see Kenyans in the Grand Tours. Well Froome was born in Kenya so I guess that counts. I just think some of those standout long distance runners could do well if they got some early quality bike time.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 10, 2017, 12:38 PM

8. ...and collarbones... and a pelvis

 


I was in Chambery last year and wanted to do that descent, but changed my mind on closer inspection.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TexasProgresive (Original post)

Sat Jul 8, 2017, 12:10 PM

5. And yesterday was the ultimate photo finish

It has been an interesting Tour so far, and they are just getting to the mountains.

BTW happened to be near the top of the main climb at the US Cycling Pro championship a couple weeks ago in Knoxville.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread