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Old 06-25-06, 12:07 AM   #1
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Stage 8: Saint-Méen-le-Grand - Lorient

Stage 8: Saint-Méen-le-Grand - Lorient, 177 km

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Old 07-08-06, 07:02 PM   #2
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Jens Voigt finished the stage 7 TT in last place. Think that was an accident, I don't. Voigt has the strength to finish ahead of the sprinters if he times his breakaway correctly.
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ok...a cat 3 & a couple of cat 4's today, the last 70 odd km's pretty much downhill....perfect for the sprinters (again) but I'll go out on a limb & suggest the early break will succeed.... whose gunna be in it?....Ok, Voeckler, Voigt, Paolini & some bloke from Agritubel that no-one has every heard of!
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someone has to call boonen, so I might as well be the first.
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time for Discovery to get aggresive.
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Damn cable died on my yesterday shortly after the TT finished up and still hasn't come back. Comcast is about to get a seriously ugly phone call!
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Damn cable died on my yesterday shortly after the TT finished up and still hasn't come back. Comcast is about to get a seriously ugly phone call!
Anything to do with those damnable thunderstorms that stranded me in the DFW airport the other day? Or did the lovely Texas heat melt the cables?
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Any info on the stage?
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Calzati, nice win !!

No glory for Robbie but jeez he put the smack down again in the bunch kick ! Came outta nowhere and flew passed 'em all.
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ok...a cat 3 & a couple of cat 4's today, the last 70 odd km's pretty much downhill....perfect for the sprinters (again) but I'll go out on a limb & suggest the early break will succeed.... whose gunna be in it?....Ok, Voeckler, Voigt, Paolini & some bloke from Agritubel that no-one has every heard of!
And we have a winner from the the break....looks like you picked a strong limb Hitchy!
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What's up with Boonen? Mistiming sprints, giving up places when realizing he won't win... what is UP?
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What's up with Boonen? Mistiming sprints, giving up places when realizing he won't win... what is UP?
Just can't do it without drugs?

What an exciting stage!
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Maybe he just peaked too early in the year whereas the Pimpernel seems to have peaked at just the right time.
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was calzati drafting the motorcycles?

Looked like they were pulling him to me.

He french? Name sounds italian
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was calzati drafting the motorcycles?

Looked like they were pulling him to me.

He french? Name sounds italian
He was born in Lyon, but his father is Italian; hence the Italian surname.
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was calzati drafting the motorcycles?

Looked like they were pulling him to me.

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Given the tailwind, did you need to draft?
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Riding with hands on the middle bars in the middle of the peloton

Bob Roll said when he rode in the middle of a large peloton he preferred to put his hands in the middle of the bars well away from the brakes so everyone would be freaked out enough to give him more room. It’s hard to tell if he was joking or serious and if there was real method to his madness. Anyone know if he really did that, and if so did the other riders back away?
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