The Thread about Nothing....

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by Hitchy, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. paulambry

    paulambry Well-Known Member

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    Nice one Mr Nibbles. Apart from that, no great surprises.

    Egan Bernal is the third youngest rider to win the Tour....

    Honri Cornet - 19 + 352days
    Francois Faber - 22 + 187days
    Egan Bernal - 22 + 197days

    He's pretty grown-up for a kid.
     
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  2. classic1

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    Probably the youngest since Fignon, who was 22 when he won his first Tour in 83. Saronni was 21 when he won his first Giro in 79.
     
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    Oui.

    Jan Ullrich wasn't far behind at 23. And at the other end, Cadel Evans was one of the oldest winners at 34.
     
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    I think Eric Caritoux was 23 when he won the vuelta. Incredible win. 6 seconds. I think it was his first grand tour and Jean De Gribaldy had to scramble together a team because he forgot Skil were contracted to ride the vuelta
     
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    Unreal sprint by Ewen last night. Absolutely flew home
     
  7. paulambry

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    What a cracker he is. Chopped them all like they were soft-peddling!

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    C H O P P E D !!!

    Three stages in a debut TdF appearance. What a dream run.
     
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    I forgot he was in Sin City

     
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    Good evening all. I hope you are well.
    I needed a break. I had one.
    I liked that TdF too. It was exciting, it was energised and energising, it was unusually open, it was great.
    I like that the child won it, but it wasn't a steamroller effort by the usual method.
    It was fucking lovely. I rarely watch the procession into Paris, even less the podium shite, but I did this time. And I loved that too. The jaune sunset behind the Arc, the deserved winners on their podiums. It touched me.
    Blessed.
     
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    Goddammit though the Tard is getting worse for mine, perhaps just due to increased screentime? I do have the luxury of recording it and fast forwarding every time I hear his voice or see him talking, but fuck, if I ever meet him I'm pretty sure I'm gonna reflexively slap him, despite his stellar efforts to create what has become such amazing coverage.
    Robbie and fuck, whatever his name is, I've had a few, but I'm embarrassed to not remember, all that's coming into my brain is Macca but he's just the Tard's monkey, are just getting better and better. Are they broadcasting beyond Aussie shores? They should be.
     
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    I know Lance was commentating for the Seppo's at least a bit on NBC, but I couldn't bring myself to listen and see if it was any good.
    I did watch the Giro on Eurosport and they had Wiggins as a studio boffin, not a full commentator, but he was surprisingly good. I developed a newfound respect for him for his composure and insight and maturity.
     
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    We get the Matt and Robbie show here in sheep shagger central. I like Robbie's observations, he's a crack up.

    That was an epic Tour. I'm disappointed that Alaphilippe lost it, but awesome that Bernal picked it up. He is going to be smashing cnuts for many years. Alaphilippe was incredibly gracious in defeat, and absolutely made the tour for me. Also Matt and Robbie jizzing themselves over George Bennett.
     
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    Oh and fuck Lance and his PVC gonad(s)
     
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    Same same here.... zackly what I thought. And yeah - Bennett is awesome; definitely jizzworthy.

    Nice to have you back Beepers.
     
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    So was Geraint Thomas. But I wonder how gracious everyone will be with three Tour winners on the one team.
     
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