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Sun Jul 5, 2015, 02:51 PM

Tour de France: Greipel wins storm-swept stage to Neeltje Jans

What a stage, what a finish. Flat, cold, wet and windy The final sprints to the finish was so exciting.

I don't know if anyone else is watching, but I was wondering what this thing that is sticking out behind every saddle. They are for GPS,
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/big-data-comes-to-the-tour-de-france
For the first time in Tour de France history, all riders racing in this year's event have GPS transponders on their bikes, with the live data streaming to Tour organisers thanks to technology group Dimension Data.

Each rider has a transponder mounted to his saddle rails. This will be used by every rider for every stage of the Tour.

The data collected from this will include:

the stage winnerís top speed, average speed and time per kilometre
the fastest riders up key climbs
the speed of the winner at the finish line
the top speed achieved by a rider on the day
average speed across all riders

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Reply Tour de France: Greipel wins storm-swept stage to Neeltje Jans (Original post)
TexasProgresive Jul 2015 OP
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Response to TexasProgresive (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2015, 04:39 PM

1. I have one of these on my road bike

 

its a breakfast burrito fart gas after burner propulsion unit .

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Response to olddots (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 5, 2015, 05:11 PM

2. Does it help your sprints?

Maybe you need a pilot light.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2015, 05:46 PM

3. Wow, cool

And much better than the Map My Ride app I use on my phone!

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Response to TexasProgresive (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2015, 11:03 PM

4. Nobody wants to ride in your draft

 

after a few breakfast burritos .Proper fart training is important for that competative edge especially uphill when people are gasping for air .

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Response to TexasProgresive (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2015, 10:01 PM

5. Lotto and Greipel are in exceptional form


It's a shame that Sagan has to work for an asshole.

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