You smell something?
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Austin, Texas
Bikes: Giant TCR Advanced ISP
Still not venturing out too far on any limbs, but the field of viable candidates is shrinking. Your 2007 winner is on THIS list:
2 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 2.35
4 Cadel Evans (Aus) Predictor - Lotto 2.41
5 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 3.08
6 Christophe Moreau (Fra) AG2r Pr
7 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Team CSC 3.39
8 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 3.50
9 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 3.53
Rasmussen and Mayo won't survive the TTs. Kashechkin, Schleck, and Pereiro lost anywhere from 40 seconds to over a minute to Leipheimer
in the Alps. That's a lot of time to make up on this group of decent TT riders.
Valverde has the inside track, but remember, he has yet to finish a TdF...