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Old 07-27-05, 01:01 PM   #1
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He finished eons behind the winner in the 2005 TDF. Was he hurt or did he just suck?
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Old 07-27-05, 01:17 PM   #2
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Seems like the tour has passed by guys like Mayo and Heras....just not the climbing GC threat needed to keep up with the big guns....and when I say guns....the usual...Basso, Jan, Vino I guess.
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Old 07-27-05, 01:19 PM   #3
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Also with the speeds being what they were, I can't imagine that over a long haul, they'd be able to keep up....
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Euskatel has been a Protour disappointment the entire season.
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Old 07-27-05, 01:53 PM   #5
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mayo was awful last year too.
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I thought Mayo would do much better this year than he did. I never believed he would win, but a top 5 maybe. I do not understand how he could look so good at the TDF in 2003, and also in the early part of 2004, but look so bad ever since. I think he needs to forget the Tour next year (too fast pace), and go for the Vuelta.
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Old 07-27-05, 05:34 PM   #7
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Euskatel has been a Protour disappointment the entire season.
Except for those overall wins at the Dauphiné Libéré and at the Tour de Suisse.

Oh wait, they haven't been disappointments.
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Weren't they saying he was a last minute addition to the Tour? He probably just wasn't prepared or expected to go.

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Also with the speeds being what they were, I can't imagine that over a long haul, they'd be able to keep up....
FWIW Heras, at least, stated in a 3rd-week-of-Tour interview that he didn't think the overall speed had been a contributing problem for him.
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