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21Tour de France 2021 - Page 2 Empty Re: Tour de France 2021 Fri Jul 09 2021, 16:38

Sluffy

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Cav's just won another stage and now is equal with the great Eddie Merckx with most stage wins ever in the history of the TdF.

And he still got chances in this Tour to win more stages!

Cav's the one in green, just behind his lead out men in blue.

22Tour de France 2021 - Page 2 Empty Re: Tour de France 2021 Sat Dec 11 2021, 14:03

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Tour de France spectator who caused 'Allez Opi-Omi' crash fined €1,200

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The spectator who caused a huge crash during the opening stage of this year's Tour de France, has been fined €1,200 by a French court. The woman avoided jail time, but was also ordered to pay a symbolic €1 to the French Cycling Union, UNCP.

The 31-year-old, from the Finistère department where the opening stage from Brest to Landernau took place, had been charged with “endangering others by manifestly deliberate violation of a regulatory obligation of safety and prudence,” causing “involuntary injuries, with incapacity not exceeding three months.”

The maximum penalty she could have faced was a €15,000 fine and/or 12 months’ imprisonment, although prosecutors had sought a four-month suspended sentence, which they said was intended to act as a “warning,” at a hearing at the criminal court in Brest in October.

Professional riders’ union the CPA had joined the action as a civil party and was seeking token compensation of €1 to reinforce to spectators their responsibility regarding race safety, as was the ANCP, which represents French riders.

Three riders – Cyril Lemoine of B&B Hotels, Groupama-FDJ’s Ignatas Konovalovas and Team DSM’s Jasha Sütterlin – were unable to carry on in the race, while a fourth, Movistar’s Marc Soler, finished the stage but had to abandon afterwards due to injuries sustained in the crash.

The woman who caused the crash as she held up a sign greeting her grandparents in German fled the scene and turned herself in to gendarmes four days after the incident, which happened on 26 June.

https://road.cc/content/news/tour-de-france-spectator-who-caused-crash-fined-eu1200-288509

23Tour de France 2021 - Page 2 Empty Re: Tour de France 2021 Fri Jul 22 2022, 17:30

boltonbonce

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Nothing about 2022. You gone off cycling, Sluffy?

24Tour de France 2021 - Page 2 Empty Re: Tour de France 2021 Sat Jul 23 2022, 00:13

Sluffy

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boltonbonce wrote:Nothing about 2022. You gone off cycling, Sluffy?

No I've been following it - even predicted that Vingegaard was one of my three tips to win it!

Not really that hard to do though as Pogacar and Roglic have been the stand out GC riders in the last couple of years and Vingegaard (who is a team mate of Roglic) matched Pogacar (the winner of the last two Tours) last year when Roglic crashed out.

Roglic and Vinny were both joint leaders of their team this year - which basically means when it becomes apparent which of them has the best chance of winning the race, the other would give up his ambition and help him do so.

Shout out to Wout Van Aert who is probably the greatest all rounder since Eddie Merckx (greatest of all time) and to England's Tom Pidcock (already an Olympic gold medallist) and won this years iconic stage at Alpe d'Huezr.

Pidcock is our best hope for a future Tour win but a shout out also to old man Geraint Thomas who will finish third overall Sunday (unless he crashes between now and then!).

I didn't bother doing a thread this year because no one else ever shows much interests in them.

I had high hopes for Wessy after he showed a lot of interest in cycling in the Covid hit 2020 season but clearly that was short lived as he never showed up for the next season nor this.

I think you are all missing out on one of the best sporting events in the world, which is pure theatre both on and off the bikes - but each to their own I suppose.

Next up is the Vuelta and all those mountain finishes!

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