Bud the Baker

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  1. Respect to Froome who has proved himself master of this race once again, and not just as a time trailer - he has only lost ground to two riders, Uran & Bardet going H2H out on the road. The key stages, as always, were in the mountains Stage 9 where Aru helped Froome chase down Bardet even allowing Froome to collect a time bonus and removing any pressure that might have been on him (Froome) had Bardet got 20/30 seconds plus the time bonus from the stage. Essentially allowed Froome/Sky to stick to their usual tactics for the remainder of the race. Stage 12 where Froome cracked going up that final crazy climb - thankfully for him it was only about 1km. Stage 17 where after puncturing Froome lost about 45 secs to the other GC contadors (sic) but he was just able to get back up to the group before the descent and save his yellow jersey. Congratulations to the big man - Mr. Vroom Vroom Froome! *************************** Will he repeat last year and try for a Tour/Vualta double - he only lost it last year when he & Sky got caught napping on a short mountain stage by wee Bertie . As long as Froome stays on his bike he'd have to be the favourite unless the organizers have included a couple of vertical finishes.
  2. Kittel in trouble after a crash at the back of the peleton - doesn't look badly hurt but is isolated (he lost 2mins25secs) he's currently changing shoes while being pulled by teamcar, overtaking other cyclists! Talk about Sky halting the race till Kittel rejoins either the peleton or the grupetto.
  3. Should we make DL resign from Thistle's HoF before letting him join ours?
  4. Well I was holding back but as you know the current companion Bill Potts is a lesbian. With a female Doctor the show could go in an entirely different direction.
  5. Not one for the algebraists but a moment of cricket trivia! Out for a golden duck but reprieved on review Alastair Cook scored 42 runs to equal Allan Border in the Test scorers list with 11,174 runs! http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/records/223646.html
  6. Good stage today..... Tony Martin going solo with 65km to go, Barguil possibly moving into the Top 10 in the GC Froome just punctured and isolated from his Sky teammates, AG2R going for it. ************* Barguil catches Martin on the climb, Landa drops back to pace Froome to the GC group. Still a bit of drama to come today methinks...... ************** In the end Froome & Sky look strong going into the last week....... Adam Hansen currently 95th - check out my pre-race prediction on P1!
  7. At the football yesterday so I'm just looking at yesterday's stage result - excellent for Froome who seems to be fighting tooth and nail for a fourth win.
  8. We made a slow start to the game and it wasn't a total surprise to see them take the lead but we responded well keeping the tempo high and eventually got and took our chances and ran out comfortable winners. Room for improvement but for a season opener it was pretty good. Minor highlight was their chubby keeper indulging in a bit of banter with Saints fans at a throw-in when he suddenly realized that the ball had been played to him and had a minor panic - fastest he moved all match.
  9. Must win for us in that they bucked expectations by beating the seeded team, a bit like Ayr last season, although Livi only got a 2pt victory on penalties so not quite as bad.
  10. My interpretation too but Landa is in form and if he's been given a wildcard has probably got as good a chance as anyone.
  11. Interesting day - just saw the highlights. Landa was in "virtual" yellow at one stage of today's race after Sky let him get into a breakaway with Contador (obviously not wanting to repeat their mistake in the 2011 Vuelta ) and Aru rode a great race to hold onto the lead. Still think Froome has a guaranteed minute over the other GC contadors (sic) in the ITT so he is my favourite to win - but I'm nowhere near confident he'll do it. ******************* My man Adam Hansen is currently 93rd ahead of the handsome Thomas Voeckler (115th) who at 38-y-o is riding his final Tour - he's been lined up for a French Soap Opera!
  12. Caused a meltdown on the site when he was transferred to Accies - another of the many who didn't come back to haunt us.# Or maybe as Drew says below he is a completely different person - not for the first time I'm confused.