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Saturday, July 23, 2011

The TDF in 133 characters or less - the finalists

So the 18 finalists are now, well, final. It's time to unfortunately whittle them down to the top 8 and receive the prize matching their GC rank.  


And that's the voters job. So how will voting work in the absence of a whiz bang voting form? Vote for your 8 favourites by ranking them (simply stage each Stage number) from 1-8 (1 = your most favourite etc) in the comments below using your twitter url or email me your top 8 at tourdecouch@gmail.com . So if you have mates who aren't on twitter but you know they'd love to enter this comp, tell them to get voting. 


If you can't remember how the stages played out, go to this cyclingnews site for the stage reports. 


UPDATED - Voters will be placed in a list and picked at random on Tuesday night (my time) - I will notify by email and/or twitter. 


The final 8 winners will also be announced at this time and informed via twitter. 


Here's the voting prizes again (scroll to the bottom for voters prizes)  if you need reminding. 


The 18 finalists:  


Stage 19  
That boy raced the cleft off his chin today. Amazing.   @cycleboredom


Stage 18 
Leopards leaping! Bert borked. Samu sadfaced. Cadel calculated. Rolland robotic. Voeckler valiant.  @brassyn


Stage 17
Tour de Carpark 2011.....where am I? @sister_ratched


Stage 16 
The breakaway was stacked, Contador attacked, Andy cracked, and Basso lacked. Thor won,there was no sun, Cuddles gained on everyone @techknowgn


Stage 15 
Voeckler flares the patron's wand as riders cross Carmague. A break with FDJ again is caught. Cav wins the sprint; Farrar cries argh   @butterflywriter 


Stage 14 
A bootylicious Vanendert to Plateau de Beille and the Tour history books: "I don't think you're ready for this Jelle"  @cycletard


Stage 13
Vultures visit; Kloedi goes Boom; Rainbows resplendent after Thor thunders and storms the mountain; Roy's raw ride wrings our hearts   @dontcallmekaty


Stage 12
AC got dropped like a rock; wasnt much of a shock, one schleck looked back, the other attacked and Voeklers the fellow in yellow @techknowgn


Stage 11
Air raid sirens in Gaillac signal Manxman Mark to launch missile causing Greipel to grapple at line as Gilbert loses grip on green. @cycletard


Stage 10

Manx missile launch failure caused German gorilla to escape from zoo peloton @sansenmag


Stage 9
Was neutralised - no winner


Stage 8
TJ takes the high road in vain and a vintage Vino runs dry. Gilbert auditions late for leading man but Rui is this movie's star. @smfifteen 


Stage 7
Sky falls, hearts break. Heads bump and swell, so too anger and bile. Press on thru pain. Abandon seems to be the hardest word. @cycletard


Stage 6
'Sky opens up, rains bring Viking reign on the slick streets of Lisieux' @cycletard


Stage 5
Cyclists kiss the tarmac by the coast, some surrendering skin before Cavendish leaves his critics high and dry. @smfifteen


Stage 4
Hell yes, GC boys come out to play early. Cadel overcomes Bert's premature celebration. @brassyn


Stage 3
Tyler reigns supreme on Independence Day, organisers celebrate by giving Cav an earlier kick in the teeth than usual. @brassyn



Stage 2
BMC's Pilot Fish can't catch Cuddles' yellow as Fabs fires on 4 cylinders in search of Andy's pony. Thor SMASHes polka dots for win!  @cycletard



Stage 1
"PhilGil. Again. Steve Bartman's French cousin sabotages Contador. @CycleHermit

15 comments:

  1. My twitter account is @techknowgn

    1 - Stage 16
    2 - Stage 7
    3 - Stage 8
    4 - Stage 14
    5 - Stage 12
    6 - Stage 19
    7 - Stage 10
    8 - Stage 18

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  2. 1 - Stage 15
    2 - Stage 16
    3 - Stage 3
    4 - Stage 18
    5 - Stage 13
    6 - Stage 5
    7 - Stage 19
    8 - Stage 6

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  3. 1- Stage 7
    2- Stage 11
    3- Stage 2
    4- Stage 1
    5- Stage 15
    6- Stage 5
    7- Stage 16
    8- Stage `7

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  4. 1 - Stage 7
    2 - Stage 11
    3 - Stage 16
    4 - Stage 6
    5 - Stage 5
    6 - Stage 14
    7 - Stage 18
    8 - Stage 5

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  5. Oops, that should be:

    1 - Stage 7
    2 - Stage 11
    3 - Stage 16
    4 - Stage 6
    5 - Stage 5
    6 - Stage 14
    7 - Stage 18
    8 - Stage 2

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  6. Twitter: @RachelleRae

    1. Stage 16
    2. Stage 7
    3. Stage 14
    4. Stage 13
    5. Stage 12
    6. Stage 11
    7. Stage 5
    8. Stage 8

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  7. me = @brassyn

    1. Stage 14
    2. Stage 8
    3. Stage 10
    4. Stage 12
    5. Stage 1
    6. Stage 17
    7. Stage 19
    8. Stage 13



    Not voting for me though I could do with the votes :D

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  8. Are stage winners allowed to vote for themselves then?

    @smfifteen - confused, as usual.

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  9. 1- Stage 16
    2- Stage 11
    3- Stage 19
    4- Stage 2
    5- Stage 7
    6- Stage 15
    7- Stage 5
    8- Stage 12

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  10. 1-Stage 16
    2-Stage 19
    3-Stage 18
    4-Stage 2
    5-Stage 4
    6-Stage 7
    7-Stage 11
    8-Stage 10

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  11. 1 - stage 13
    2 - stage 19
    3 - stage 3
    4 - stage 16
    5 - Stage 18
    6 - stage 10
    7 - stage 6
    8 - stage 5

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  12. Can I just pick my favourite? Too hard to pick 8 of them.

    Stage 6

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  13. @smfifteen -

    1 - Stage 10
    2 - Stage 3
    3 - Stage 12
    4 - Stage 15
    5 - Stage 18
    6 - Stage 13
    7 - Stage 19
    8 - Stage 16

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  14. @lanasan

    1 - Stage 7
    2 - Stage 16
    3 - Stage 12
    4 - Stage 4
    5 - Stage 11
    6 - Stage 8
    7 - Stage 19
    8 - Stage 17

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  15. Yellow Jersey - Stage 12
    Podium - Stage 16
    Podium - Stage 10
    4 - Stage 4
    5 - Stage 19
    6 - Stage 7
    7 - Stage 2
    Lanterne Rouge - Stage 18

    I'm a sucker for rhymes!

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