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Old Sep 13th, 2020, 07:07 AM
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I am very happy that they have another rest day tomorrow, because they are really suffering today.
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Old Sep 13th, 2020, 07:36 AM
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No spoilers please. I don't get to watch until i have time for the highlights later on in the evening, and it rather spoils it if I know what's going to happen!
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Old Sep 13th, 2020, 11:12 AM
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No spoilers please. I don't get to watch until i have time for the highlights later on in the evening, and it rather spoils it if I know what's going to happen!
Let's say it involved a well placed rider dropping other well placed riders on the Grand Colombier. My word, what a stage.
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Old Sep 13th, 2020, 02:58 PM
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I agree. What a stage.
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Old Sep 13th, 2020, 04:45 PM
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Yes, another great one with some surprises.

annhig, let us know when it’s safe to comment as I’m sure some have a few things to say.
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Old Sep 13th, 2020, 10:02 PM
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That last climb really hurt. The scenery was breathtaking and is my reason for travelling.My view is that this has been the best Tour for a few years. The race has been interesting and exciting everyday, and you never know who will win.

annhig we also get a little bit of history in our broadcast, although not as much as when Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen were the commentators.

We will all need to hold on to our hats if the profiles of the next few days are anything to go by.
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Old Sep 14th, 2020, 04:54 AM
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I worked yesterday so missed that mountain climb but am watching this morning. Wow, that was amazing. So glad they have a break today.
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Old Sep 14th, 2020, 05:32 AM
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I am at loose ends. I could spend the day with the Tour followed by the US Tennis Open and be Trump free for the whole day. The Open is over, the Tour is resting. I'll slip on my mask and shop for groceries, but then what?
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Old Sep 14th, 2020, 05:41 AM
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You can get ready for tomorrow.

https://www.letour.fr/en/stage-16
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Old Sep 14th, 2020, 12:51 PM
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We're ready!!!

The Tour has been a joy to watch and the scenery is gorgeous! Very cool about the mayor responding so warmly and the passion from the community of Lacaze!

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Old Sep 14th, 2020, 01:55 PM
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<<I am at loose ends. I could spend the day with the Tour followed by the US Tennis Open and be Trump free for the whole day. The Open is over, the Tour is resting. I'll slip on my mask and shop for groceries, but then what?>>

We were in the same position but managed to get our fix by watching the highlights of the England v Australia cricket which England won to level the series one all. The decider is on Wednesday - can't wait.
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Old Sep 14th, 2020, 02:29 PM
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cheska - I agree that the Tour seems better this year than the last few years - at least I'm enjoying it more. And I agree that the next three stages (all mountain routes) should be very interesting. Even the "flat" 19th stage has quite a few climbs and descents. I already feel sorry for the poor riders.
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Old Sep 15th, 2020, 05:19 PM
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What great shots of the superb tiled roofs on the churches in La Tour du Pin and Voiron. They are wonderful.
Once again I realise how much we still have to see in France.
We are also enjoying the fact that this year as we approach the end, the result is not a foregone conclusion. In past years when Froome took over the Maillot Jaune and Skye/Ineos locked everything down it became less interesting. This year there could still be changes and that makes it exciting.
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Old Sep 15th, 2020, 06:04 PM
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The tour has kept me sane. I am so tired of the news in the morning. So nice to get a break with the Tour. Can I talk about those mountain climbers today? That was crazy.
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Old Sep 15th, 2020, 06:05 PM
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My problem with the wonderful sky shots of France that punctuate the TdF coverage is that I will never see those in real life 'cause I can't fly. Most of the shots at ground level are pretty non-unusual roadsides. So watching the Tour means I don't have to go.
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Old Sep 16th, 2020, 04:19 PM
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AJPeabody I’m really happy to see the shots from the helicopter as I wouldn’t get up in one ever. Even to see those magnificent views. Another stage where the scenery was once again breathtaking, the descent was hairy, and the climbs were incredible. Every rider deserves a medal just for participating.

While I was working I always considered myself a team player. I’ve realised that in this sport I’m not. I would say to the team leader get your own drink, no I’m not riding out front to protect you, etc as my legs are killing me. Now you know why I’ve never been picked for the TdF.
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Old Sep 17th, 2020, 12:54 AM
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Cheska - I've been in a helicopter a few times going to and from the Scilly Isles and honestly the main problem was the noise! But the views were terrific especially as on the way back we flew low over the Cornish south coast and I could pick out lots of landmarks that I knew so well. The whole flight only took about 40 mins so hardly any time to get nervous, and from my POV far preferable to the boat which is a real tub notorious for making even those with strong stomachs very seasick. Sadly the helicopter service stopped about 10 years ago so we haven't been since.
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Old Sep 17th, 2020, 04:21 AM
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So German/Swiss looking this morning. Just beautiful.
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Old Sep 17th, 2020, 04:49 AM
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So German/Swiss looking this morning. Just beautiful

yes yes yes
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Old Sep 17th, 2020, 07:14 AM
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That gravel section of the road on those tiny tires. I have enjoyed this stage so much. Wow, beautiful. My husband is wanting to ride a motorcycle there. He is mapping it out.
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