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Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
Well if Jan and Ivan get the boot and no one from Disco or Floyd or Levi get caught up in this I'd say we've got great chance of an all-American podium (Disco being an "US" team). Minus Jan and Ivan I could see Floyd, Levi and big George taking the top three steps.
As for the atmosphere I think this will be much like 98 with the Festina Affair with the media constantly hounding the riders about doping and LeBlanc acting outraged that this could happen in cycling.
You've still got...
Mazzoleni (rode great last year for Lampre without a lot of support)
Simoni if he can shut his mouth and quit whining
With Ullrich gone, the time trials opened up a lot.
There are some good riders out there that might just get motivated...
The sad thing is that someone will win this Tour and people will say, "yeah, but..."
BTW...I am left wondering how Euskaltel seems to be escaping all this or am I missing something here?
Last edited by roadwarrior; 06-30-06 at 05:44 AM.