This just in from Le Tour

I bet Katie Compton would’ve finished this stage.

Gravel is no longer a Thing®. Pass it on.

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21 Responses to “This just in from Le Tour”

  1. SAO' Says:

    Video here:

  2. SAO' Says:

    “There is no more road.”

  3. Patrick O'Grady Says:

    Get off and run. We did it alla damn’ time in the cyclocross.

    Andy Hamster woulda rode ’er. Hollerin’ at the snowplows to get the hell out his way.

  4. SAO' Says:

  5. SAO' Says:

    Alaphilippe wants his extra jersey back.

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/cycling/9588245/tour-de-france-alaphilippe-yellow-jersey/

  6. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    Damn, it was such a good race up until today, including yesterday http://cycleitalia.blogspot.com/2019/07/a-day-on-col-du-lautaret-yes-it-rhymes.html.
    I was there when weather and ASO handed Mr. 60% victory so “C’est la vie” as they say in France.

  7. khal spencer Says:

    ‘Cross time! Interesting side bit, we also had a debris flow on NM 502, the road East out of Los Alamos, overnight from the heavy rain up here.

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      Seeing rocks, especially big rocks, mud, and gravel flowing like water is spooky and scary shit. We have seen it once or twice during severe flash floods in our arroyos. And it doesn’t take much depth to wash you or your vehicle right off the road.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      These dudes may long for a little ice and snow by the time they hit Paris. Almost 110° on Thursday? Oof.

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        That’s a Chinese hoax. Right?

        Isn’t there a doping regimen for excessive heat? Got to be some illegal ice water recirculating vests or some such shit that will give you the edge.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        The penultimate (I love that word!) stage has been cut to just 59km. That should cool things off a bit. Says CyclingTips:

        “The stage will still start in Albertville and finish in Val Thorens, as planned, but two climbs will be cut out of the middle of the stage. The category 1 Cormet de Roseland and category 2 Côte de Longefoy have been pulled from the race.”

        • JD Dallager Says:

          Whoa….ASO makes two timely decisions that actually consider rider health and safety (versus de l’argent et l’image)? Must be the start of a new era, eh? J’espere c’est vrai!! 🙂

        • Patrick O'Grady Says:

          That would’ve been some fun, riding that wave, hey? Let’s go surfin’ now, everybody’s learnin’ how, come on and safari with me. …

  8. larry brown Says:

    I hear trump is trying to buy the tour because of the podium ladies

  9. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    It’s a shame that while pro cycling loves to remind us of the epics like MSR 1910, Monte Bondone 1956 or Passo Gavia 1988, they’re not interested in doing any of that kind of suffering themselves these days….but they’ll cash the paychecks just the same.

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