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    Is Landis now the favorite to win the TdF?

    He's good at time trial. He only trails by a few seconds. He seems to want it really badly. Ability, opportunity and motivation.

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    that's what's so dang fun and exciting about this tour: who knows?!
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    Given how things have gone so far this year....

    .... ask me again on Sunday morning! (And even then I may not be sure of the answer....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmw
    He's good at time trial. He only trails by a few seconds. He seems to want it really badly. Ability, opportunity and motivation.

    the TDF is landis' to lose, imo. the good thing is landis won't need his sorry ass team on the TT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erader
    the TDF is landis' to lose, imo. the good thing is landis won't need his sorry ass team on the TT.

    ed rader
    He didn't need them today either.

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    For once we might be looking at attacks on stage 20. That would rule.
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    Is Landis now the favorite to win the TdF? He was the favorite a month ago (see Outside magazine cover story, July issue, published in June), he was two days ago, and he is today.

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    I would say he is the favorite. That said I think his biggest danger is Tomorrow. If he is lucky the attacks will not come. If it is a calm stage I expect him to get it done in the TT and have more than 12 seconds in hand. That will be enough for Phonak to have no problem keeping things close enough for the sprinters teams to close anything down before the end.

    Worst thing for Landis is attacks tomorrow and a few seconds stolen in the bonus sprints.

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    I think T-Mobile will try to blow things up Friday, they have nothing to lose, CSC will try to control.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith99
    I would say he is the favorite. That said I think his biggest danger is Tomorrow. If he is lucky the attacks will not come. If it is a calm stage I expect him to get it done in the TT and have more than 12 seconds in hand. That will be enough for Phonak to have no problem keeping things close enough for the sprinters teams to close anything down before the end.

    Worst thing for Landis is attacks tomorrow and a few seconds stolen in the bonus sprints.
    +1 I would really be keeping an eye on things tomorrow. It may be a tougher stage than what is being reported.

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    AAAAhhh...I might have to get up to watch tommorow now. My take is that if all the main guys got together and threw themselves in a breakaway, then it would leave Phonak and maybe Quickstep to chase and probably catch Floyd out on a "recovery" day for him. I say the maillot jaune needs a good minute and a half going into Saturday to feel confident over Floyd.

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