Tour de France

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  1. Wordsmith

    Wordsmith LE Book Reviewer

    With Bradley Wiggins hopefully about to be the first Brit to win Le Tour tomorrow, there's only one question left to ask: do those ridiculous sideburns cause much wind resistance?

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    On a slightly more serious note, it was great to see Hollande (French president) gritting his teeth yesterday as he congratulated the stage winner (British) and the Yellow Jersey (British). Heh, heh, heh...

    And speaking of stage wins, Mark Cavendish showed just how to sprint.


    Just look at the helicopter shot - he was travelling about 20% faster than anyone else in the sprint. Watch the video and you'll see the two guys who thought they were contesting the sprint start to free wheel in shock as a white blur flashes past and beats them by a huge margin.

    Wordsmith
     
  2. Fingers crossed. If he wins should be a shoe-in for Sports Personality of the Year.
     
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  3. Well, they apparently don't seem to interfere with static-line equipment jumps.














    Or wouldn't if Paras actually jumped, these days.
     
  4. Wasn't he born in Belgium?
     
  5. If a glorious English cycling lion is born in a shit-strewn kennel, it doesn't make him a Belgian.
     
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  6. quite blimin' true that.
    tis a pity the nation is no longer is a family these days.
    shuda kept the normans out
     
  7. Corrected.
     
  8. Cheers mate, you could've done my wank spelling while you were at it.
     
  9. I thought the rules were, if he wins he's an English hero and if he happens to come 2nd he's British. Hopefully he will beat the Frogs at their own game.
     
  10. Australian dad as well.
     
  11. Wordsmith

    Wordsmith LE Book Reviewer

    Wiggins won today's stage. By tradition the peleton does not start to race until they get into Paris on the final stage tomorrow, so all Wiggins now has to do is finish on the Champs-Élysées and he's the winner.

    And to add icing to the cake, it'll be a sprint finish. Mark Cavendish has to be a huge favourite to win that - and I think we can assume he'll have the yellow jersey as his lead out man...

    Wordsmith
     
  12. So it,s Mongsewer Wiggins and his Dad, Ocker!.
     
  13. More amazing the French seem to have really taken to Wiggo.

    If the accomplishments of other sports stars are anything to go buy it'll be Sir Wiggo come the new year - or at least it should be.
     
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  14. He certainly went up in the estimation of the French and fellow riders in the TdF when he held back the pace of the race after a tack throwing incident demonstrating old fashioned sportsmanship and not taking advantage of the misfortune of all the cyclists with punctures .
     
  15. He's fucking ginger! Childhood years of being (rightfully) chased home from school have stood him in good stead.
     
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