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Originally Posted by Cranks
But don't you think that would have done it? Clearly Lance wouldn't have chased Kloden unless he was more of a GC threat, etc., but it seems like Rasmussen, Ullrich, Basso et al could have certainly put him under some pressure.
No. I don't even think it was possible. Look at it this way...let's say Basso attacks, Lance isn't the only guy who needs to go after him and the rest of the guys are going to get just as burnt (or more so) than he is...OK, for the sake of argument let's say Ullrich has enough in him to counter attack once they bridge up to Basso...Basso will be toast and Ullrich is gambling that Lance will crack...it sure didn't look to me like that was going to happen.
In order for an attack to work you must at least be as fit as the guy you are attacking so you can break him...IMO, none of those guys had it in them. It looked to me that they tried to put him under pressure but he had a response every time.
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