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Old 04-27-06, 04:29 PM   #1
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Romandie: Stage 3 predictions

Okay, let's see if we can't do better predicting the winner for Stage 3.

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Today's top 14 (everyone else was behind more than a minute):


1 Christopher Horner (USA) Davitamon-Lotto 4.16.22 (40.068 km/h)
2 Jorg Jaksche (Ger) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team 0.05
3 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
4 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears 0.08
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
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 0.13


GC Top 20 after Stage 2:


1 Christopher Horner (USA) Davitamon-Lotto 8.31.11
2 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 0.07
3 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears
4 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems 0.09
5 Jorg Jaksche (Ger) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team 0.11
6 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Liquigas 0.17
7 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto
8 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team 0.19
9 Miguel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems 0.26
10 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team 0.30
11 Sergio Ghisalberti (Ita) Team Milram 0.33
12 Andrea Noe (Ita) Liquigas 0.34
13 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Lampre-Fondital
14 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears 0.46
15 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1.34
16 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone 1.35
17 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) T-Mobile Team 1.36
18 Jose Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir 1.37
19 Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) AG2R Prevoyance
20 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Saunier Duval-Prodir


Now, predict the winner of tomorrow's stage!
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I agree. Cadel is only 17 seconds behind his teammate Horner. Davitamon-Lotto is on fire right now, and they would be smart to try to hand the reins over tomorrow. I'm predicting Horner will work his heart for Cadel who will attack about half way up the climb to Leysin and take the stage and jersey.
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I agree. Cadel is only 17 seconds behind his teammate Horner. Davitamon-Lotto is on fire right now, and they would be smart to try to hand the reins over tomorrow. I'm predicting Horner will work his heart for Cadel who will attack about half way up the climb to Leysin and take the stage and jersey.

Yup. I've been waiting for that boy to shine and I hope last year's tour is an indication that he's about to drop the bomb in all of the mountain stages.
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Valverde, with Savoldelli on his wheel.
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Cadel did well

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Yup. I've been waiting for that boy to shine and I hope last year's tour is an indication that he's about to drop the bomb in all of the mountain stages.
Well, Cadel did well, but not quite well enough. He came in with Valverde, 24 seconds behind Alberto Contador (Liberty Seguros). Horner came in about 30 seconds after Valverde (2nd) and Cadel (3rd).


Stage 3 - April 28: Bienne-Leysin , 164.6km
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Provisional
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team 4.03.42
2 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears 0.24
3 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto
4 Jorg Jaksche (Ger) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team 0.26
5 Sergio Ghisalberti (Ita) Team Milram
6 Miguel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems
7 Andrea Noe (Ita) Liquigas
8 Oscar Sevilla Ribera (Spa) T-Mobile Team
9 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team
10 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Lampre-Fondital
11 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Credit Agricole 0.56
12 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Liquigas
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15 Christopher Horner (USA) Davitamon-Lotto

General classification after stage 3

1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team
2 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears 0.16
3 Jorg Jaksche (Ger) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team 0.28
4 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto
5 Miguel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems 0.49
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Valverde, with Savoldelli on his wheel.
I'll take that. But it may be Cadel on his wheel, either way I'll give Valverde today's stage win.
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Will be interesting to see how far back Savoldelli finished.
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Oh my.

69 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 11.47

Methinks he has taken ill. 'Il Sicko'.
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Holy cow, Paolo finished 11:47 back!

http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2006...ts/romandie063
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Holy cow, Paolo finished 11:47 back!

http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2006...ts/romandie063
Turns out he was indeed sick. Must be tuff to ride a bike with THAT kinda GI tract problem.
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