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    Alexander Vinokourov: focused on the Tour

    I just read about the press conference Vino gave prior to the LBL.

    "Jan often has problems with his preparation for the Tour but it's probably his last year to win and I'm sure he will be motivated," he said. "Basso has the goal of winning the Giro and the Tour, but that is his choice."

    He was then asked how he differs from other riders, specifically what could give him an edge on those such as Basso and Ullrich. "Perhaps my character," he stated. "I think I am hard, a tough rider. And I have a strong mentality, I can focus 100 % for the Tour, give it everything."

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    "I have given myself two years - this year and next - to try to win the Tour," he continued. "It is true that young riders are coming through, but I feel good and I am very motivated for the Tour. I am going 100% for that."


    What a pro.



    Lean, mean, Tour-winning machine?

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    That guy just stinks. Boring rider to watch, Joe cautious, Mr. "Sit In".

    Can't stand him.

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    ^ Mind your tongue. He's one of my favorite riders.

    Then again, my favorite comic is dilbert.
    Masochism is a training adaptation.

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    He looked like Dilbert in that last TDF stage in '05. Attack the sprinters? What a loser.

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    If it wasn't for the goofy new goatee I just might call Vino my favorite rider.

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    Patience - Consistency - Motivation

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    How a rider looks is a factor in deciding who is your favorite?

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    Blond men should not grow facial hair unless they're wearing a viking helmet.

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    Attack ....get dropped
    Attack.....get dropped
    Really attack.....Get dropped
    Attack hard.......dropped hard
    Off the front......off the back
    Fun to watch.......podium guy???????
    I feel like a soiled kleenex dropped in the gutter in the red-light district of Paris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinokurtov
    That guy just stinks. Boring rider to watch, Joe cautious, Mr. "Sit In".

    Can't stand him.
    That's why Jens Voigt is one of my favorite riders to watch. All he does is attack, and attack..... got love a rider that delivers pain to the peloton.
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    A member of a competitive bicycle-racing team whose role is to assist the team leader, as by setting the pace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonian
    Attack ....get dropped
    Attack.....get dropped
    Really attack.....Get dropped
    Attack hard.......dropped hard
    Off the front......off the back
    Fun to watch.......podium guy???????

    At least he made it entertaining. I am looking forward to him playing havoc with the peleton this year... Lance could catch him.. can Jan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonian
    Attack ....get dropped
    Attack.....get dropped
    Really attack.....Get dropped
    Attack hard.......dropped hard
    Off the front......off the back
    Fun to watch.......podium guy???????
    You forgot the part where he tore the sprinters to shreads in Paris.
    Masochism is a training adaptation.

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    Hands down one of my favorite riders to watch. Can he be an attacking team leader though? We will see soon enough.

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    Masochism is a training adaptation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PenguinDeD
    You forgot the part where he tore the sprinters to shreads in Paris.
    Simply the most beautiful tactical race I've ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakey
    At least he made it entertaining. I am looking forward to him playing havoc with the peleton this year... Lance could catch him.. can Jan?
    I totally agree, he is fun and has HUGE heart.
    I feel like a soiled kleenex dropped in the gutter in the red-light district of Paris.

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