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Old 06-25-06, 12:11 AM   #1
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Stage 9: Bordeaux - Dax

Stage 9: Bordeaux - Dax, 170 km

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Old 07-09-06, 05:45 PM   #2
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That stage is almost as flat as a table top. I'll go out on a limb......McEwen anyone!
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Boonen.

He has to win one of them.
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as early as he sits up, Boonen might as well be a lead out man
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Hmmm...

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Robbie to teach a lesson on sprinting again....
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I like watching the carnage of bunch sprints as much as the next person but I'm dieing to see what happens to tdf 2006 when they finally hit a mountain on Wednesday. Boonen's lost his way, McEwan is on a rampage, the king is dead long live the king.
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as early as he sits up, Boonen might as well be a lead out man
I totally agree.
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Robbie's last shot for awhile.......if ya gunna suffer over the hills ya might as well do it with another victory in your pocket!. Boonen is frustrated & making amateur mistakes every sprint & Thor just doesn't have the speed.....Robbie all the way
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Thor. . .
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Voight on a breakaway?
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Schleck on a breakaway.
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Schleck on a breakaway.
Too flat for Schleck. He'll be better off in the mountain (if he has recovered from his disappointment about Basso and his 8 minutes delay in Gc).
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ru serious?! this tour should be the best in recent memory, but i'm getting good and sick of flat stages.
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Well today looks the last day for the main sprinters to show there stuff. I think this will be an extreemly exciting stage, one of the most exciting so far possibly. The riders are rested and energised and the course isflat...but that means quick, tactical riding and hopefully a superb finish! I dont think there will be a successfull breakaway, just because the sprinters will be taking this as there 'last chance' on the flats so they will be determined to catch any escapers.

Enjoy this stage people...i think McEwen could be a forth win, but it will be a tough finish!

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Oh and for all those complaining about the flats...enjoy this stage knowing it gets 'serious' tommorow .
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I like watching the carnage of bunch sprints as much as the next person but I'm dieing to see what happens to tdf 2006 when they finally hit a mountain on Wednesday. Boonen's lost his way, McEwan is on a rampage, the king is dead long live the king.
Robbie's on a roll-McEwen again.

BTW-they said on Sunday Robbie can do about 1800W in a short burst. Is that at the end of a stage or before he has had a couple hours in the peloton?

Any idea what power a sprinter of Magnus' size generates?
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The peloton ate the breakaway...

And it's Friere!!!
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Robbie's on a roll-McEwen again.

BTW-they said on Sunday Robbie can do about 1800W in a short burst. Is that at the end of a stage or before he has had a couple hours in the peloton?

Any idea what power a sprinter of Magnus' size generates?

I think Robbie's got nitrous oxide on his bike. That sprint today was crazy. He still almost pulled it out. He'd have 2 more stage wins if he hadn't gotten boxed in. He's got freaky acceleration...
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Man, that is absurdly close.

Will someone make sure that Boonen eats his Wheaties in the morning, during next year's tour?
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Old 07-11-06, 10:01 AM   #23
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Doesn't get a whole lot closer than that finish. Man I love the bunch sprints...too bad there is all that riding before the sprint. LOL j/k

Shoul dbe interesting to see if anyone that matters gives it a go tomorrow or if someone WAY down gets away on the big break like Vokler (sp) a couple of years ago
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Old 07-11-06, 10:30 AM   #24
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What these guys do is unreal. Keep in mind this is at 40 mph.
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What happened to Levi?? He lost time in this stage!
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