Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Killcrop, May 22, 2019.
Tejay looked beat up. He hit that road furniture hard! Hope he is well enough to start tomorrow.
I'm gonna have to go ahead and disagree with you on that one. I'm in Canada and I use my streaming box to watch the EuroSport feed to avoid those 2 commentating on the Canadian feed.
I guess any commentary can be bad depending on the particular day. There was absolutely nothing going on in todays stage until the last 20 Km or so and the various teams stepped it up for the sprint. The commentators would have been better talking about the weather or something.
I’ll miss tomorrow’s stage, as I’ll be at the Philadelphia guitar show, but it’ll be recorded and waiting for me when I get home.
As is tradition, Tejay had his bad day. Looked down at his bike and missed the road furniture. Sucks to see him abandon after the stage.
Oh man, I feel so bad for him. Every year, it’s something.
I have to drive from Lyon to (almost) Le Puy in a few hours. I hope I'm late enough to miss most of the traffic.
Bummer about Tejay. Was hoping he could at least animate the race or support his team.
He's just not all that good. LA said in his podcast that to win the tour you need a team to keep you out of trouble. He said he only crashed 1.5 times in 7 tours. Teejay crashes on his way to the start line. or just cracks.
I'm watching. In fact right now. Just saw Team INEOS sharing out food to the peleton.
TJ is an excellent 7 day stage racer, always faded at the end of week 2 in GTs. I bet a lot of that came from too much weight put on his shoulders as being the great hope of the US.
The mountain stage with Alaphillipe and Pinot was amazing! It was cool to see yesterday's stage and the change in yellow. Feel bad for De Marchi, however.
It's enthralling as always.
We're lucky to have Eurosport so I record every stage then watch as much as I can in the evening.
Well, Eurosport have Sean Kelly and Bradley Wiggins.
Lance's lack of crashes was the big anomaly. All of The Greats crashed out of multiple Tours. From Merckx to Froome.
And they are more qualified?
I think so. We could always compare their Palmares
You think they were clean eh? That’s cute. Because if you’re not talking about doping(you brought it up, not me) I can’t even believe you are serious.
Why would I be talking about doping? It's not relevant. It never even crossed my mind.
Compare Lance's results with Sean Kelly's, struck off or not. I'm looking at them now.
Then watch/listen to both Lance Armstrongs podcast and Bradley Wiggins' podcast for some further insight into what they might know. One of them has an encyclopedic knowledge of cycling past and present born of a lifetimes obsession and involvement in the sport.
Plus I've only mentioned people who actually commentate on cycling rather than others who might be qualified to but dont. I mean is Eddy Merckx less qualified than Lance?
Great result for Caleb Ewen (or "This Caleb Ewen Guy" as Lance calls him) especially after being held up in the crash and having to chase back.
Today is when the Tour actually begins...should be a fun watch