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Windows 7: Tour de France - or "The Bike Race" - anybody else watching it

08 Jul 2014   #1

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 
Tour de France - or "The Bike Race" - anybody else watching it

Hi there

Anybody else watching this -- the UK stages were magnificent - especially "Le Grand depart " in Yorkshire.

I watched it from the Yorkshire moors - top of stage at Holme Moss. I'm currently on a gig in Manchester so I cycled to Holme Moss -- nothing like the "proper riders" though.

Brilliant day out -- I don't think anyone ever thought the Brits would go absolutely bonkers for a FRENCH Event !!! -- even the French tour director was totally amazed - said the best Le Grand Depart ever !!!!

BBC News - Tour de France Holme Moss crowds gather at race summit

However the most surprising piece was a sharp hill on a back surburban street in Sheffield just before the stage end - the French called it Cote du Jenkin Road !!!! -- Nobody had ever heard of that street - but it's a tourist attraction now -- just an ordinary backstreet in a grimy part of Sheffield !!!

Up hill and down dale as Sheffield stages a frantic finish - Yorkshire Evening Post

Tour de France 2014: Murder in suburbia as riders embark on steepest hill in this year?s race - Telegraph

In some of the Yorkshire villages - RIDERS assistants were taking pictures of the CROWD !!! That must be the first time ever.

Enjoy !!!!!

Cheers
jimbo
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08 Jul 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

It's on now, the first stage in France. In this household you can forget anything else on TV when cycling is on as far as my hubby is concerned. Doesn't matter what race it's watched, we pick it up via EuroSport on Sky.

Hubby used to be a cyclist when younger, he has the scars to prove it, he belonged to a club and went all over racing. A bit upset this year as Mark crashed out, I like watching him.
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