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Rooinek

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Tour de Froome . . .
June 27, 2013, 12:39:24

Just 48 more hours before the world's greatest race gets underway!

 

I will be supporting the Kenyan-born (and Johannesburg-raised) Chris Froome all the way in this year's Tour de France. The absence of last year's winner Bradley Wiggins is a bit of a double-edged sword . . . it means Froome won't have a valuable ally on his Sky team but it also means he won't have to worry about who is the team leader. Wiggins pledged to support Froome in this year's Tour after Froome did all the donkey-work for Wiggins last year, but just recently there were rumours that Wiggins was going to try to win for himself . . . but his injury in the Giro means that he's pulled out of the Tour and we'll never know if Wiggins was going to honour his commitment to Froome or not.

 

What a pity Giro winner Vincenzo Nibali isn't riding in the Tour because a showdown between him and Froome would have been a great contest but Nibali was obviously focussed on the Giro this year. In the absence of Nibali, Alberto Contador is a clear second-favourite for this year's event but I'm not convinced Contador has the form. I think Froome's main competition might come from the very consistent Jurgen van den Broek or  else one of the new young guns like Tejay Van Garderen, Nairo Quintana or Thibaut Pinot . . . who should all be fighting it out for the White jersey.

 

I expect we'll see the usual suspects fighting it out for the Green jersey . . . Mark Cavendish, Andre Greipel and last year's sprinting sensation Peter Sagan. I'm betting on Sagan to win the Green jersey again but I wouldn't bet against Cavendish winning the most stages.

 

If anyone is interested in a Tour de France Fantasy competition, there's one here that I'm playing in and I'll set up a pool if anyone else is interested.

 

Come on Chris Froome!!!

 

 


Denny

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RE: Tour de Froome . . .
June 28, 2013, 11:56:53

Allow me to offer you some advice,. As the $1.60 favourite place all of your material wealth, i.e all of your savings, plus your house, even empty the kid's piggy bank and lay it on your hero, barring God's will.... he will win....i'm praying for God's will.


CleanCut

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RE: Tour de Froome . . .
June 28, 2013, 14:41:55

Yeah, right!!!

 

I'm sure we'll all take the blubbering arse wipe's advice ... especially now that he's on his knees praying for God's will!!!

 

Tell me dense ... what did he say? Is it all systems go? Can I also join in and put everything I have down on this crystal ball moment of your???

 

I await your response in anticipation ... !!!

 

 

 

 


Rooinek

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RE: Tour de Froome . . .
June 28, 2013, 15:31:06

That's quite interesting, Dense. So basically - this god of yours that you pray to - he actually cares about which team or individual wins something as trivial as a sporting event?

 

Wow! Sounds like a very interesting god. And you pray to this god to influence the outcome of sporting events, Dense? Does he ever listen? What if two people pray for two different results?

 

 


bluebok

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RE: Tour de Froome . . .
June 28, 2013, 16:18:30
Rooi, I don't want to get into a religious debate, but what you have mentioned is something that is so true and so bloody annoying. Some or other poster on this site once said the Bulls won that first Super Rugby title because they were Christian! The dumbass never stopped to think about what would happen if two "Christian" teams played against each other. Most [removed]ed argument I've ever heard!


Denny

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RE: Tour de Froome . . .
June 29, 2013, 02:51:16

Actually, it's got nothing to do with God, as a matter of fact  I'm not one of those who believe in God having an influence on insignificant sporting events, Jelly-pippi. If you were smart enough to understand the post you'd realise it's about having a laugh at you losing money on another earlymouth nobble. Hope that helps.

 

 


Spooony

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RE: Tour de Froome . . .
June 29, 2013, 06:21:16

Amsterdam is a lot like the Tour de France. It's just a lot of people on drugs riding bikes.


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