2020 Tour de France

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eth-dog

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It's finally close! I want to distract myself from Footy, who wins each guernsey? I mean Yellow will be whoever Ineos decide they want to win this year. Green will probably be Sagan. No idea about white and polka dots probably the first actual great climber that falls out of race contention.

Hopefully it'll be better than previous iterations. I actually want a contest this year
 

drd23

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TBH this year is so surreal I'd quite forgotten it had been rescheduled not cancelled. I should probably rig up the satellite dish again.
Im somewhat similar. I remembered that they wanted to postpone it, but had dismissed the idea at the time and completely forgot when it was postponed to. Turns out the answer is August 29
 

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eth-dog

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Im somewhat similar. I remembered that they wanted to postpone it, but had dismissed the idea at the time and completely forgot when it was postponed to. Turns out the answer is August 29
Yeah I just saw the Dauphine on and was like "Oh yeah, is it happening?" and then looked at the website haha
 

Vader

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Vader

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I wonder if they appreciate the irony of their decision to rename the team "Ineos Grenadiers", for the duration of the Tour?

The Ineos Grendadier is a clone of the Land Rover Discovery, just as UK Postal is a clone of a previous Discovery Team.
 

Vader

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Is it an 8 man team again? Or have they reduced it?
Still 8-man teams. However, they've reduced the caravan from 5000 to 3000. Most of the media, including all of the TV commentators, are in Paris - and not having a big holiday all over France.
 

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Vader

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Eh, they've usually been at the finish line at least.
Does it matter where they are physically located, given that they're only talking to the pictures on the screen? What's the difference between being at the finish line, and being in a fully equipped studio in Paris (or elsewhere)?

The Australian commentators do many of the races from the SBS studio in Australia, with no impact on their ability to comment on the races.

The only issue is the ability to interview the riders after they cross the finish line.

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Vader

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Thoughts?
Grid girls disappeared from F1 several years ago. Cycling is just bringing up the rear ranks.
 

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Orange Agent

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Been over a 1000 cases of Covid per day in France for the past month and spiking to 4771 yesterday. If this thing goes ahead it is sheer madness.
 

Vader

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Lotto Jumbo have been all over Team Land Rover in the stage races so far this year, so I'll buck the trend and back Jumbo to take out this year's Tour.
 

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