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Tony S

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I will NOT stoop to using the atrociously clumsy formal name for this event.

Watching stage 4 tonight, very belatedly as usual. Was interested to see a few riders on one of the really steep pitches come nearly to a complete stop. This is something that happens to me on occasion, but I never see it televised in the men's event. Maybe it's an ego clause in their contracts.

Meanwhile Stage Three was very exciting, I thought, especially for Champagne lover!
 

luliski

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I will NOT stoop to using the atrociously clumsy formal name for this event.

Watching stage 4 tonight, very belatedly as usual. Was interested to see a few riders on one of the really steep pitches come nearly to a complete stop. This is something that happens to me on occasion, but I never see it televised in the men's event. Maybe it's an ego clause in their contracts.

Meanwhile Stage Three was very exciting, I thought, especially for Champagne lover!
I opened this worried it would be a spoiler, but was unable to resist reading your post (looking for some humor). So I’m glad you’re also delayed in your viewing. I just finished watching Stage 5. I’m struck by the lack of climbing stages. The femmes’ climbs seem very short (and maybe steeper). I didn’t notice anyone coming to a stop on a climb, but I watch a bit distractedly. I think (hope) Stages 6 and 7 are in real mountains.
 

cantunamunch

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Tough race. :hail: Those climbs are unbelievable and TV just doesn't do it justice.

I'm trying to decide what I think about 8 of these stages compared to the 18 shorter ones back in the 80s.

I will NOT stoop to using the atrociously clumsy formal name for this event.

FWIW I'm using LTF to refer to this event. Because...even the website does.

 
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