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    Ye Olde Bike Race

    What a great result in the first stage of the Tour de France 2016.

    The old has been has done it again John, even a yellow shirt as well, he will be so proud.

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    Didn't see it yesterday, just watched itv4 repeat. Brilliant riding by Mark and his team. Unlikely hang onto it to the end though as a sprinter the mountains will probably take it off him today.
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    Maybe his not a hasbeen John;

    His done it again, wonderful. He always shows his emotion and is a very straight talker, so happy

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    I never wrote him off Terry. Just said he was unlikely to hold the lead in the mountain stages. Still one of the best sprinters and even today let Griepfel celebrate his victory until the photos proved him wrong.
    He is now chasing Eddie Merx record 34 stage wins so that may inspire him to take at least 3 stages and preferably 4. Champs Elysee would be a good place to take the 4th and it is always a sprint finish. Could be tempted to go watch him do that on 24th.

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    Mark's done it again John;

    How great is that.

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    Another Brit won the stage today Terry. Steve Cummings from Leicester, I think. Passed over by the Olympic selectors for Rio! Must be mad when he is so in form. Went out on his own and stayed there. Finished ahead of the next duo by over a minute. Made it look easy. Belgium , Greg Van Avermaet retained the yellow jersey for a third ( and probably his last) day but had to ride out on his own to give himself 1.5 minutes over his rivals. Froome still in a good place, maybe tomorrow.

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    And another Terry, Chris Froome with a yellow jersey and stage win. Mark Cavendish could be out if he doesn't make the cut. Will be in the green jersey if he does. Adam Yates in the white jersey. Not bad so far for Britain. 3 out of 4 jerseys and 5 out of 8 stage wins.

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    I just watched it John;

    Froome unbelievable, I was only surprised that he didn't gain more time. Mark made it with five minutes to spare. It's nice to see sky doing things differently, I don't think there old riding out the front all day is the best use of manpower.

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    Hi Terry,
    Mark was the last man over the line. Didn't make the time really but because he was part of a group of about 40 they didn't want to send them all home which was there only choice or move the goal posts. Hope he can cope with the next stage which is going to be a lot more demanding. He has the second highest number of stage wins of any competitor. Would be good if he could make it to first.

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    I hope to see a little of The Tour of Britain if the weather is reasonable.

    I will be standing up in my wheelchair at Tuddenham at about 2 pm

    My granddad will be picking me up at 10 am and we are going to a nearby water park for a cooked breakfast that has good reviews. It's my turn to pay so I told him it was a Mac donnalds burger breakfast.

    Chances of heavy rain showers???????????

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