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Old 02-07-09, 09:07 PM   #1
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The Tour of Californ I A

Who is going to watch it? And what are your bets on the wiener? I've got Levy for a three-peat.
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Old 02-07-09, 10:27 PM   #2
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I am going to stage 1 and 2 and I am Going with Thomas Danielson for the win.
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I am going to stage 1 and 2 and I am Going with Thomas Danielson for the win.
On our way back through town today he told me where he's going to 'make his move,' but I don't think he'll take the overall. Said he's stronger now than he's been in 2 years though, so he could take a stage.

I've got my money on Levi again, even though I prefer someone else to take it. Anyone else really.
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Floyd.
Lots to prove.
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Sometimes people who link to past posts are rather toolish.
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How about this guy for the win! A little long but cool story.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/08/sp...r=2&ref=sports
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How about this guy for the win! A little long but cool story.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/08/sp...r=2&ref=sports
wow, thanks for pointing this guy out, what a cool story! my new favorite pro!
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I am going with Basso. Astana will lose by backing Levi.
How's that?
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How's that?
you've got to figure that levi will be more motivated than ever since he'll be riding for lance and contador in the the grand tours and he ain't getting any younger.

i say levi FTW .

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Yeah Tuft would be cool.

I'm pulling for Zabriskie. I'm hoping this is his year to FINALLY realise his enormous potential.
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you've got to figure that levi will be more motivated than ever since he'll be riding for lance and contador in the the grand tours and he ain't getting any younger.

i say levi FTW .

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Yeah I still don't understand how Astana will lose by backing there most qualified racer for the tour of cali.
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I'll be there Saturday at the Prologue wearing my "Let Levi Ride '08" t-shirt that I got last year.

Levi FTW.
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i just booked a room about a mile from the capital for friday and saturday night. i didn't want to drive up saturday morning and sweat finding a parking spot. i also plan to be in davis the following morning for the beginning of the next stage.

i'll be the guy carrying the two cameras....and maybe i'll wear my "let levi ride" T shirt too .

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i just booked a room about a mile from the capital for friday and saturday night. i didn't want to drive up saturday morning and sweat finding a parking spot. i also plan to be in davis the following morning for the beginning of the next stage.

i'll be the guy carrying the two cameras....and maybe i'll wear my "let levi ride" T shirt too .

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Hell yeah you better get some pics.
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Yeah I still don't understand how Astana will lose by backing there most qualified racer for the tour of cali.
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Hes not ready........ or so he says
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I am going with Basso. Astana will lose by backing Levi.
Astana will back the highest placed CG guy that has the best chance of winning. If Levi dosent show they will go down the list to the next best placed cyclist.

Pro teams dont put all their eggs in one basket.
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Is that a joke?
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Is that a joke?
If you are on a pro team and only have one egg.... then yes. Other than that no.
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Hes not ready........ or so he says
Yah, because he has so many big races to peak for this season.......
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Yah, because he has so many big races to peak for this season.......
Because his schedule has been crazy for the past 5 months (dope trials, securing sponsors/teams, speaking engagements) he hasn't been able to give 100% effort towards training. Friend of mine keeps in contact with him and said this... Makes sense to me.

Quote "dont expect much at ToC"


That dosent mean it wont show up and race hard. Just that his fitness might not be there to compete with those guys (yet).
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Watching the finish in Santa Rosa on Sunday, then riding up Altamont to watch the peloton come over on Tuesday.

I'll be the guy with the Bear Republic flag in front of the windmills... I figure that's my best shot of getting on TV.
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Watching the finish in Santa Rosa on Sunday, then riding up Altamont to watch the peloton come over on Tuesday.

I'll be the guy with the Bear Republic flag in front of the windmills... I figure that's my best shot of getting on TV.
we'll be up on sierra grade earlier in the morning... a group of four guys this year. even my neighbor wants to tag along

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You talking about Lance?
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