/ Pavé!

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Hardonicus 15 Jul 2018

Surely the best addition to the TdF in recent years, in terms of adding some excitement in the early stages?

Rigid Raider 16 Jul 2018
In reply to Hardonicus:

It was carnage; I bet Christian Prudhomme was hugging himself with glee and feeling guilty at the same time.  

earlsdonwhu 16 Jul 2018
In reply to Rigid Raider:

They should introduce cobbles to Formula One tracks too.

Seymore Butt 16 Jul 2018
In reply to Hardonicus:

You'd think anyone that suffers badly from asthma would keep well away from all that dust. But the 'Kenyan' didn't seem to have any problems apart from a bit of a tumble at one point.

Good to watch though after the previous weeks boring processions 

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krikoman 16 Jul 2018
In reply to Hardonicus:

I felt like a bit of a sadist watching this.

GrahamD 16 Jul 2018
In reply to Hardonicus:

> Surely the best addition to the TdF in recent years, in terms of adding some excitement in the early stages?

Its certainly a great spectacle.  I don't think its a recent innovation, I thought that cobbles had featured in the tour quite a lot in the past ?

Hardonicus 16 Jul 2018
In reply to GrahamD:

Maybe - I have been watching it on and off since the days of Delgado and don't remember them, but I wouldn't consider my an expert in the history.

balmybaldwin 16 Jul 2018
In reply to GrahamD:

They have indeed, not every year obviously, but they used to be fairly regular... the last time I think was the year Bertie won... in fact it's how I learned about this weird hell of the North Race in the first place

Chris the Tall 16 Jul 2018
In reply to balmybaldwin:

Fairly key to Nibali's win in 2014. He may well have won anyway, with Froome crashing before he got there and Bertie a couple of days later, but Nibbles was pretty impressive in pretty poor weather

petegunn 16 Jul 2018
In reply to Hardonicus:

Maybe as early as 1896!

 

James Gilbert 16 Jul 2018
In reply to Chris the Tall:

There was one stage with several sections of pavé in 2015 as well.


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