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Old 04-27-06, 10:08 AM   #1
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Tour de Romandie Stage 2!!!

Yanks celebrate! Chris Horner takes it and takes over top spot on G.C! Glad he's tasted some Euro success after all the tears...
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Woot, big props to Chris for this win. It will be interesting to see how his role as a rider evloves in the Tour this year.
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Horner?

I did NOT see that coming.
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Provisional
1 Christopher Horner (USA) Davitamon-Lotto 4.16.23
2 Jorg Jaksche (Ger) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team 0.04
3 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
4 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears
5 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team
6 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto
7 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team
8 Miguel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems 0.19
9 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team
10 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Liquigas
11 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Lampre-Fondital
12 Andrea Noe (Ita) Liquigas
13 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears
14 Sergio Ghisalberti (Ita) Team Milram
15 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone 1.24

General classification after stage 2

1 Christopher Horner (USA) Davitamon-Lotto
(cyclingnews.com)

After pondering this list, and without having read the race report, anybody else thinking what I'm thinking? That the big dogs were watching each other and somehow let an on-form CH get away for the win, and the 4 seconds isn't enough to worry the Valverdes, Savoldellis, Kashechkins, etc., of the bunch?
Don't want to take A THING away from Chris, but Cadel Evans is right there...Let's see if CH can hold the lead, or even wants to.
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That is AWESOME. Way to be Chris Horner!

Hey, maybe Cadel can provide Chris some support to keep the jersey? I know Chris will be loyally pulling Cadel when TdF time rolls around. Whad'Ya say, Davitimon-Lotto?? Is that a good strategy? Yeah, it is. Thanks for listening!

Go Chris! Become the third Yank to win a Romandie! more
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Yeah, this is huge. And it's not like he was in a breakaway that did not threaten the overall and so he was "allowed" to win. This is real, baby. Way to go!
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From VeloNews.... At the line and having a victory Coke...

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From VeloNews.... At the line and having a victory Coke...


Now THAT'S a classy guy! Love the finger point!
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Old 04-27-06, 12:24 PM   #10
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that's so awesome!
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That's badass!
Good for him.
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Chris Horner. Bend, Oregon, baby. 'nuff said.
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From www.grahamwatson.com, Mr Horner in the lead in Switzerland...

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Chris has his character flaws but he is one great bike racer. I hope that some of the Lance lovers get clue and realize that we may not have a Tour de France dominator anymore but we (Americans) have some great racers in Europe right now.
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From www.grahamwatson.com, Mr Horner in the lead in Switzerland...


Looks like he's on the Ullrich diet.
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Chris is in great form right now!
Can't wait to see Hincapie, Landis, and Horner at the Tour.

I honestly believe that Hincapie can get podium. We know Landis can do it!
oooops!...almost forgot about Levi

If by some crazy chance that an American wins this year...that will make it 8 straight years that Americans have won the Tour. Boy will the French media love that to happen. Who woulda ever thunk it?

I guess Landis and Hincapie would be my picks to pull off the win. That's my opinion...and I realize that some think Hincapie has zero chance. I respect that. Basso is going to be awfully tough to beat.

Getting off topic!
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I think all you Hincapie guys are in for a big disapointment come July. He'll be working for Salvodelli or Popo like he did Lance
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Anyone think it sucks that the leaders jersey at Romandie isn't green anymore?
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Go on Chris...what a guy.
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Seems like everyones as psyched as I am about this. Long overdue for Horner. He definately earned it.

As for the TdF I dont think George has a shot, Landis really is a big question that could possibly pull the upset though.
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Awesome ride for Chris, I hope he gets a stage win in the TDF.

Ullrich off the back...well it's still early days!
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