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Tour de France

Discussion in 'General Sports' started by Dernells Casket n Flagon, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. Dernells Casket n Flagon

    Dernells Casket n Flagon Member SoSH Member

    This year's tour kicked off yesterday with a major controversy: Chris Froome who has won the last three tours and four out of the last five was reinstated after successfully challenging a ban for testing positive for Salbutamol, an allowed Asthma medication, but he was over twice the legal limit.

    He's being booed heavily along the course by fans so far. In perhaps a bit of karmic correction, he had a minor crash 5 km before the finish in the first stage and lost just over a minute.
  2. CheapSeats

    CheapSeats Member SoSH Member

    Peter Sagan won Stage 5 today with a near-perfect sprint. The replay is a great watch. Easily (imo) the most enjoyable rider on the tour.

    In other news, American Lawson Craddock had a nasty crash in the first stage and broke his scapula in the process. He's decided to ride on, and pledged to donate $200 for every stage he finishes towards a local velodrome that was damaged during Hurricane Katrina. It's a little hard to watch him grind it out, but I can understand not wanting to go home after getting picked for a tour team.

    Tomorrow's profile is similar to today's, but with a tougher, steeper finish. Sagan could repeat, but will probably drop a bit on the second climb.

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