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The Boy

danny la rouge is probably wrong.
May as well get this one started seeing as the parcours for next year's tour has been published.

Some crazy stuff, including a stage with >20km of cobbles, a 65km mountain stage and only solitary hilly ITT of ~35km

Should be fun.
 

DownwardDog

Riding a Brompton with a power meter.
Aqua Blue Sport unveil 3T Strada for 2018

Wide tyres, disc brakes and 1x drivetrain. A glimpse of the future or novelty fad?
The disc wars have now been fought and won (or lost depending on your p.o.v.) but I think 1x road bikes will face similar opposition from the same reactionary forces.

This 3T is almost functionally equivalent as it has 355% gear range. A normal road setup (say 50/36 x 11-28) is 368%.

In other tech. news WNT are racing the new Rotor UNO hydraulic gruppo which is interesting but more expensive than Super Record EPS so no thanks...

 

beesonthewhatnow

going deaf for a living
The disc wars have now been fought and won (or lost depending on your p.o.v.) but I think 1x road bikes will face similar opposition from the same reactionary forces.

This 3T is almost functionally equivalent as it has 355% gear range. A normal road setup (say 50/36 x 11-28) is 368%.
Apparently the cassette can go as low as 9t and high as 42, so the range isn’t an issue. I’d be more worried about the big jumps between certain ratios...
 

twistedAM

Left Of The Dial

hash tag

chillin
Robert Miller was really pissed of by sky's use of Tue's.
Riders being deselected because they are not on form..where's the issue with that?
bullying....thin line between encouragement and bullying....it worked.
wiggo got door stepped and wouldn't give an interview.
what else was there?
 

Hollis

Bloody furious
I imagine there will be some interesting thinking going on in other teams now about who to ride where... I thought Mikel Landa was going to ride the Giro.. so I bet he's chuffed today..

Should make things more interesting next year anyway... I guess Sky think they've figured out how to ride and win 2 tours now.
 

Nigel Irritable

Five, Ten, Fifteen Years
I'm impressed with Froome's decision. There are a lot of incentives, in terms of legacy, money and his team's interests, to concentrate on getting a fifth Tour. I'm pleasantly surprised that he's willing to hurt his chances of winning the Tour to try for a double that's become almost ludicrously difficult to pull off in modern cycling.

This is, of course, the year to do it if he's ever going to. Given his age now, he's certainly on the "down slope" of his physical abilities. And this season there's an extra week between the Giro and the Tour, which should make it a little easier. Plus, if he's really dreaming big, the WC at the end of the year is one for climbers so it's not entirely out of the question that he could join Merckx and Roche in the most exclusive club in cycling. (Pretty seriously unlikely though given his poor one day race record).
 

beesonthewhatnow

going deaf for a living
What a load of bollocks. He was tested daily, all fine bar one. He uses an asthma inhaler, legally. This is a complete non story.
 
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