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Congrats to our Slovenian friends

Pelegrin

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Congratulations to @KinkyOne an other friends from Slovenia because Tadej Pogacar won the Tour de France 2020 and second is Primoz Roglic, also from Slovenia.
There are 14 countries so far with winners and I think no more than 5 with the 2 first positions.
Slovenia is the less populated (2.000.000) and Tadej Pogacar (21) is the youngest winner.
I am happy because an important event like this has been completed successfully in these difficult times.
 

SabineP

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Congratulations to @KinkyOne an other friends from Slovenia because Tadej Pogacar won the Tour de France 2020 and second is Primoz Roglic, also from Slovenia.
There are 14 countries so far with winners and I think no more than 5 with the 2 first positions.
Slovenia is the less populated (2.000.000) and Tadej Pogacar (21) is the youngest winner.
I am happy because an important event like this has been completed successfully in these difficult times.


What an exciting ride that was to view!
 

Cayou

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Side note: Not to rub it in, but Pogacar also wears the White and Poka Dot Jerseys for best Young Rider and King of the Mountains. 3 out of 4 winning jerseys. Now, if he could only sprint!? 😃
 
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What an exciting ride that was to view!
Surely was !! Spectacular mountains... watching those riders negotiate those downhills !!! Whew !!!
it was the closest I could be to those views for the time being.

edit: it was really late/early when I wrote the above thought (it’s now daylight ) & I realise I’ve omitted to add a congratulations to the Slovenian cyclists. A very special win !!!!!@KinkyOne you must be feeling very proud and rightly so.
 
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Kiernan

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As a real freak of both items, Camino and Tour de France, I'm loving this here 😇
Both slovenians are great, but today Pogacar has been the best. WhAT A STAGE!!!
 

kazrobbo

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Congratulations to @KinkyOne an other friends from Slovenia because Tadej Pogacar won the Tour de France 2020 and second is Primoz Roglic, also from Slovenia.
There are 14 countries so far with winners and I think no more than 5 with the 2 first positions.
Slovenia is the less populated (2.000.000) and Tadej Pogacar (21) is the youngest winner.
I am happy because an important event like this has been completed successfully in these difficult times.
And a big cheer for Tasmanian Richie Porte coming in 3rd place! 🎉 🚴‍♂️
Only the second Australian ever to take a place on the podium. 🇦🇺
Richie's wife gave birth to their second child while he was on the Tour...another reason for celebration. Bet he can't wait to come home. 🤗
👣 🌏
 

Pelegrin

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And a big cheer for Tasmanian Richie Porte coming in 3rd place! 🎉 🚴‍♂️
Only the second Australian ever to take a place on the podium. 🇦🇺
Richie's wife gave birth to their second child while he was on the Tour...another reason for celebration. Bet he can't wait to come home. 🤗
👣 🌏
Yes indeed, I see the tour on Spanish TV1 and Richie is always one of the favourite corredores of the speakers.
 

kazrobbo

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Yes indeed, I see the tour on Spanish TV1 and Richie is always one of the favourite corredores of the speakers.
That's wonderful to know...especially as Richie indicated 2020 would most likely be his last Tour de France.
Oh...& thank you @Pelegrin for adding a new word to my Spanish vocabulary! 👍 😊
👣 🌏
 

Antonius Vaessen

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What I like most about Pogacar's victory is that he is a rider who does not fear to attack and that he managed to defeat a rider from a very dominating team. The last 10 years every Tour de France was wun by a rider from the Sky/Ineos team. The victory of Pogacar proves that it is still possible for s rider from smaller teams to win the Tour deFrance
 

Rex

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In a strange year (and that includes Le Tour being held in September!), it has been a very pleasant diversion to arise early each morning on the W Coast of the USA and tune in to the greatest spectacle in cycling. As an amateur cyclist, it is hard to imagine how much power these youngsters can generate and it was wonderful to watch Pogecar ride the time trial of his life to capture yellow. Roglic has nothing to be ashamed of; he has already won La Vuelta a Espana and will most likely win another grand tour at some point. Note that Roglic was a Junior World Champion ski jumper before he took up cycling! Hat off and cheers to our Slovenian friends!
 
Yes, Sam Bennet.
Winning a Tour stage is not easy. Last time a Spaniard did it was in 2018.
Sam Bennett won 2 stages this year and is the proud holder of the Green Jersey .How appropriate.Delighted to see him racing down the Champs Elysée to win that stage.
Such an uplifting experience amidst all the gloom and doom here in Ireland.
Well done to all the winners and indeed all the racers.A tough race.
 

SabineP

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In a strange year (and that includes Le Tour being held in September!), it has been a very pleasant diversion to arise early each morning on the W Coast of the USA and tune in to the greatest spectacle in cycling. As an amateur cyclist, it is hard to imagine how much power these youngsters can generate and it was wonderful to watch Pogecar ride the time trial of his life to capture yellow. Roglic has nothing to be ashamed of; he has already won La Vuelta a Espana and will most likely win another grand tour at some point. Note that Roglic was a Junior World Champion ski jumper before he took up cycling! Hat off and cheers to our Slovenian friends!


Even more impressive is that Pogecar does not have such a strong team to back him up like other riders do.
Those helpers are the glue what makes a professional cycling team.
 

Martin.P

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Sam Bennet also won the Green Jersey. Another first for an Irishman...(or anyone else except Peter Sagan recently)
Beating former teammate Peter Sagan is a major accomplishment.
Your forgetting Sean Kelly, also a Carrick on Suir man like Bennet who won 4 Green Jerseys in his career.
 

Rex

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Your forgetting Sean Kelly, also a Carrick on Suir man like Bennet who won 4 Green Jerseys in his career.
And if I’m not mistaken, the great Sean Kelly was doing commentary for one of the Euro TV channels covering Le Tour. Must have been a great thrill for the former Green Jersey winner to see Sam blasting up the final stretch of the Champs to win the final stage. Sweeet!!
 

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