Weston Chain Gang

Welcome to the Weston Chain Gang forum. We are a group of cyclists that ride regularly from Weston-super-Mare. We meet at Priory school on Saturday at 8:45. Rides vary in distance between 60 and 100 miles with a stop for cake. Ridet nec genere!


    TOUR SWEEPSTAKE

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    anti-climb max

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    TOUR SWEEPSTAKE

    Post  anti-climb max on Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:52 pm

    Roll up, Roll up!

    it's that time of year again, la grande boycie sets off from cors-ee-call on saturday.

    just think how boring it would be if we all wanted wiggo to win again Razz

    so, to ensure there's no accord within our ranks, we all need a different rider to cheer on (and, by virtue, 179 riders to hate) over the next 3 weeks.

    so, £1's in on saturday and we'll draw names on the beach at lyme. nick and i cast our expert eyes over the field and narrowed it down to 16 likely GC winners (we'll be buggered if someone else wins) presuming less than 16 of us make the trip to lyme, some of us may need to buy additional riders.

    here are the full rules:

    1. each rider costs a pound
    2. winner takes all

    i know, complicated. however there are third and forth most vital rules that supersede the others...

    rule 3. the rider you draw is your rider for the tour, 'he is a surefire winner, has never been involved in any scandal (drugs or podium girl related) and his nationality (culture, language etc.) is the best in the world.

    rule 4. all other riders are crap..... (basically the opposite of rule 3) & anyone who supports another rider is deluded &/or a total knob

    ... if we can all stick with these rules it should be a happy and peaceful july.
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    Martin
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    Re: TOUR SWEEPSTAKE

    Post  Martin on Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:01 am


    Here are the riders chosen at random in the 2013 Tour de France sweepstakes.
    Those who have entered need to pay Ivan £1.

    Mark - Alberto Contador
    Paul - Alesandro Valverde
    Tracey - Peter Sagen
    Dave B - Chris Froome
    Martin - Tejay Van Garderen
    Richard - Dan Martin
    Nick - Cadel Evans
    Adrian - Richie Porte
    Neil - Joachim Rodriguez
    Ivan - Jurgen Van der Brook
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    Martin
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    Re: TOUR SWEEPSTAKE

    Post  Martin on Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:48 pm

    Come on Tejay VAN GARDEREN 27th overall at 1 second down!!!

    and my 200/1 bet - Peter Sagan - 2nd overall.
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    anti-climb max

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    Re: TOUR SWEEPSTAKE

    Post  anti-climb max on Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:51 pm

    Bloody yanks.

    Pleased to see a belgian leader.... Stella forever!
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    showmethecakes

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    Re: TOUR SWEEPSTAKE

    Post  showmethecakes on Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:19 am

    Dan is the Man! Only 22 seconds off the lead and some big 'ills on the way!
    Who did you pick Ivan? Van den Broek - or should that be Aban don Broek! Roll on Dan!
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    Re: TOUR SWEEPSTAKE

    Post  Martin on Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:46 pm

    Its a shame I handed over my £1 this morning to Ivan for Tejay VAN GARDEREN as he did awful on todays stage.
    Dave Barter was also keen to hand over his £1 for Chris Froome - I wonder why :-)
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    anti-climb max

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    Re: TOUR SWEEPSTAKE

    Post  anti-climb max on Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:23 pm

    i bet all of kenya i has its fingers crossed now froome is in yellow
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    Post  showmethecakes on Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:55 pm

    Loooooosseeeers! Come on Dan - stage winner today! At this rate it will not be a question of who wins but more like who is still in the tour and capable of riding a bike!
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    Re: TOUR SWEEPSTAKE

    Post  anti-climb max on Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:00 pm

    Sorry, but as unfair as it may seem, we're not paying out on a stage win, that would have gone to sagan anyway.

    C'mon schleck, may the force (epo) be with you.
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    Pirate

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    Re: TOUR SWEEPSTAKE

    Post  Pirate on Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:23 pm

    All my money's on the whinging Ausie Cadel . . . . . . . . .

    Hang about, no it's not . . . . . . . . Ivan, I owe you a quid !

    Hurray for Bum Chin !

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