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    Quote Originally Posted by orca1946 View Post
    Already , some are questioning his use of drugs to do this
    Of course they are, the thought certainly occurred to me when he powered away from the field on Ventoux, he was head and shoulders above the rest of the riders. Pretty much every time something like that has happened in the last 15 years it was later found out to be assisted by PEDs.

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    #16 the peloton lets 20+ breakaway & stay away, none are in the top contenders. Froome almost gives it away going WAY TOO FAST on the decent! He goes off the shoulder , dumps his bike ,but gets back on & makes into the leaders break. He still wants every sec.

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    #17 How interesting, bike change to a tt bike after the mt portion. Some did well while others changed slowed. Contador ,with aero bars beat froome thru the 2nd check point, BUT froome had changed to his tt bike & beats him to the finish by 9 sec to win his 3rd stage of the tour ! Thur is the big mt climb that they will all do twice.

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    Interesting NYT article

    http://nyti.ms/1114Qyk

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    He can watch & determine if they are going "too fast" ?? I like looking into testing ,but this is questionable.

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    Thur. twice up the famed mt. cracks almost all the peloton. deejay v almost wins the stage ,but comes in 2nd. froome tires in the last few K's but still pulls away from Contador.

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    Froome hands over all his training records to verify that his times are the same for the last few years in an effort to quell the questions of doping.

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    Despite losing 20 seconds for eating an energy bar with 2 miles to go, Froome looks poised to ride on to victory.
    riders are forbidden under race rules to take food within 3 miles from the stage end
    Riblon became the first Frenchman to win a stage in this year's Tour, his second time doing so.
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    #19 more mts. - rain - froome still holds his 5:11 lead. Rui costa take the stage.
    interesting --- froome gets docked for food on thur. now the officials say food/drink WILL be allowed up to the last 2 miles/kilometers on sat. stage.

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    #20 The last big mt. The kid 'Quintana wins his stage at last bt pulling away in the lastK of the climb. Froome finishes 3rd on the stage to almost sureidly lock in his thur win on sun in paris.

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    The last day & Chris Froome stays in team Sky's ranks to stay out of crashes. He wins the tour. A very good tour to watch this year.

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