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Old 04-25-06, 07:27 AM   #1
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Danielson Giro/TdF Story

<Apologies in advance for asking what probably has been asked many times recently here. The, uh, 'search' button seems to be, umm, malfunctioning....>

Just checking: Last week I think an article in the Atlanta Journal said that Tom Danielson would be riding in the Giro and, therefore, would not be in the TdF.

The key word being 'therefore' - the language seemed to suggest that, naturally, one would not ride both....

If true, is that a Disco team decision thing? Has the sport become so specialized (no pun intended) that riding in both (not to mention the Vuelta) just won't happen anymore?

I enjoyed seeing Salvodelli in the TdF after having won the Giro...
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Doesn't make much sense as Basso and Ulrich are both riding in the Giro before the TdF...I think Jan is using it more for training and will probably drop out...Basso is going for the win in both.
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Well, Basso is doing both. That said, I don't doubt that more racers are looking to optimize their wins. Going balls out at the Giro, resting, and then maybe going for the Vuelta may be a better strategy for Danielson at this stage of his career than doing the TdF.
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I think Danielson is also going to gear up big time for the Vuelta, whoops, just saw SpongeDad already posted. Anyway, what he said.
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if my evil genius plan to single-handedly rule the world ever comes to fruition, i will dictate that riders must compete in and finish all three in order to qualify to win any one of them....
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if my evil genius plan to single-handedly rule the world ever comes to fruition, i will dictate that riders must compete in and finish all three in order to qualify to win any one of them....
actually, that's not a bad idea.
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Danielson is pretty early in his career. (not by age, but by years in the European Peleton)I don't think Disc thinks he's quite ready for the TDF, and riding the Giro is a progresion in his development as a grand tour rider. I think the hope is complete the Giro strong this year, and then maybe focus on the TDF next year
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