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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:26 pm    Post subject: tommy V Reply with quote

cracking. and Roland doing a 'sterling job of work and reaching with a stern hand into the pannier of courage'

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They both dug deep into the trench of tenacity!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They've got hearts of gold and courage of steel!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:49 pm    Post subject: Re: tommy V Reply with quote

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cracking. and Roland doing a 'sterling job of work and reaching with a stern hand into the pannier of courage'


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd love to seem Voeckler hang in and win over all. Would be a long over due Tour win for France too. Sarkozy would pin the Legion d'Honeur on his as soon as he rolled over the line.

If he does his rivals will rue the truce after the Vino crash.

Europcar must be missing Christophe Kern. Perhaps he should have "kept his powder dry" at the Dauphine. Not that you can turn your nose up at stage wins in such a prestigious event of course.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chapeau Tommy. One of the gutsiest riders around, and certainly deserving of a win.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scalatore wrote:
I'd love to seem Voeckler hang in and win over all. Would be a long over due Tour win for France too. Sarkozy would pin the Legion d'Honeur on his as soon as he rolled over the line.

If he does his rivals will rue the truce after the Vino crash.

Europcar must be missing Christophe Kern. Perhaps he should have "kept his powder dry" at the Dauphine. Not that you can turn your nose up at stage wins in such a prestigious event of course.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The French teams need to combine for Voeckler as the Spanish did around Pedro Delgado against Robert Millar.

What have Saur Sojasun been doing thus far anyway? I haven't seen them. Or AG2R. Ride for Tommy, ride pour la Gloire de France,
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Voeckler reminds me a bit of Fignon (RIP), obv without the ponytail & glasses.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Voeckler has improved beyond recognition in this Tour, its just amazing. I don't know how he's managed to improve so much, but vastly improved he certainly is. I mean, he has improved so much, not just a bit, but a lot. How can a pro cyclist improve that much so quickly? It's, like, amazing. Wow. What an improvement. Gobsmacked is I, I don't know how he's done it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

got alot to thank roland for he has been ace on the climbs
tbh i hope he gets the win just to stuff it to the so called top guys
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hans Datdodishes wrote:
Voeckler has improved beyond recognition in this Tour, its just amazing. I don't know how he's managed to improve so much, but vastly improved he certainly is. I mean, he has improved so much, not just a bit, but a lot. How can a pro cyclist improve that much so quickly? It's, like, amazing. Wow. What an improvement. Gobsmacked is I, I don't know how he's done it.


Could it be that some of the other guys are not performing as well as they used to? Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be ridiculous to think we were watching a 'clean' peloton but it's obviously a lot cleaner than it ever has been. And more boring to watch, but that's a different matter. Encouraging to see Voeckler hanging in there and also Jean Christophe Peraud, a rider who is acknowledged to be absolutely clean and perhaps a rider who would have won several Tours competing against a clean peloton...
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hans Datdodishes wrote:
Voeckler has improved beyond recognition in this Tour, its just amazing. I don't know how he's managed to improve so much, but vastly improved he certainly is. I mean, he has improved so much, not just a bit, but a lot. How can a pro cyclist improve that much so quickly? It's, like, amazing. Wow. What an improvement. Gobsmacked is I, I don't know how he's done it.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hans Datdodishes wrote:
Voeckler has improved beyond recognition in this Tour, its just amazing. I don't know how he's managed to improve so much, but vastly improved he certainly is. I mean, he has improved so much, not just a bit, but a lot. How can a pro cyclist improve that much so quickly? It's, like, amazing. Wow. What an improvement. Gobsmacked is I, I don't know how he's done it.


No he hasn't he rode up PdB at the same speed as the last time he was in Yellow FACT.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mho wrote:
Hans Datdodishes wrote:
Voeckler has improved beyond recognition in this Tour, its just amazing. I don't know how he's managed to improve so much, but vastly improved he certainly is. I mean, he has improved so much, not just a bit, but a lot. How can a pro cyclist improve that much so quickly? It's, like, amazing. Wow. What an improvement. Gobsmacked is I, I don't know how he's done it.


No he hasn't he rode up PdB at the same speed as the last time he was in Yellow FACT.

This may be true along with the fact it was 7 years ago.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scalatore wrote:
Sarkozy would pin the Legion d'Honeur on his as soon as he rolled over the line.


On his what....? Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mho wrote:
Hans Datdodishes wrote:
Voeckler has improved beyond recognition in this Tour, its just amazing. I don't know how he's managed to improve so much, but vastly improved he certainly is. I mean, he has improved so much, not just a bit, but a lot. How can a pro cyclist improve that much so quickly? It's, like, amazing. Wow. What an improvement. Gobsmacked is I, I don't know how he's done it.


No he hasn't he rode up PdB at the same speed as the last time he was in Yellow FACT.


True, except his time was three minutes quicker. Either he is AMAZING, or you should take over the lap record timing at Mansfield track with that degree of accuracy.
Nice use of the word fact in capitals btw, that always convinces me. Watch this - Thomas Voeckler is amazing and 100% clean FACT.
The way he accelerated after every attack by climbers was SUPERHUMAN, what a guy, I've not seen an effort like that since Floyd Landis was in his prime.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

His performance can only be described as stupefiant.
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