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stevesurf 07-05-08 10:12 AM

stage 15 - Embrun Prato Nevoso 183 km Spoiler
 
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THIS IS A TOUR STAGE THREAD - POSSIBLE SPOILERS TO FOLLOW!

2wheeled 07-19-08 09:07 AM

I can see VDV ripping up the final climb while Evans, Schleck & Menchov start the staring contest.

J.W. 07-19-08 09:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2wheeled (Post 7091941)
I can see VDV ripping up the final climb while Evans, Schleck & Menchov start the staring contest.

I hope, but i doubt Cadel would be apt to let VDV go on the attack ( and God knows Cadel wont have any teammates to run him down), so he'll have to do all the work. I would love to see VDV, Schleck, and Menchov just attack Cadel one right after the other and drop his wierd ass.

I would expect more of a 3-pronged attack from CSC. Getting two guys up the road in a break, and eventually Schleck using them on an attack.

Suzie Green 07-19-08 10:30 AM

I am going to go with Nibali, a little under the radar in 10th place and wanting to move up. I don't see the big guns covering him.

dstrong 07-19-08 02:47 PM

Cavendish in a bunch sprint...to the airport for the trip back to England to get ready for the Olympics. Can anyone beat him and Wiggins? I think not unless he's fried his legs.

2wheeled 07-19-08 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Suzie Green (Post 7092235)
I am going to go with Nibali, a little under the radar in 10th place and wanting to move up. I don't see the big guns covering him.

Maybe they'll let Valverde go also. It's going to be hard for Evans to counter all the moves unless he gets help from riders wanting to protect their positions.

obie 07-19-08 03:14 PM

Show me the suffering.

Show me the suffering.


Finally. The drama begins.

HWS 07-19-08 03:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by obie (Post 7093266)
Show me the suffering.

Show me the suffering.


Finally. The drama begins.

Copy that. The next couple of days are gonna be a b***h. I'll be thinking of those poor guys as I watch them from my recliner.

stevesurf 07-19-08 03:29 PM

I can just hear the coach in the car

big chainring!

big chainring!

Is that HC one of those 15%ers?

Laggard 07-19-08 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by stevesurf (Post 7093336)
I can just hear the coach in the car
Is that HC one of those 15%ers?

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Suzie Green 07-19-08 05:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2wheeled (Post 7093172)
Maybe they'll let Valverde go also. It's going to be hard for Evans to counter all the moves unless he gets help from riders wanting to protect their positions.

Do you think maybe Periero attacks first to test the waters, and maybe Valverde follows? Honestly, at this point I don't know which is the stronger rider. I am leaning towards Periero (gack, I can never spell his name correctly!).

skinny 07-19-08 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Suzie Green (Post 7093874)
Do you think maybe Periero attacks first to test the waters, and maybe Valverde follows? Honestly, at this point I don't know which is the stronger rider. I am leaning towards Periero (gack, I can never spell his name correctly!).

That would be i before e except after "per".:)

2wheeled 07-19-08 06:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Suzie Green (Post 7093874)
Do you think maybe Periero attacks first to test the waters, and maybe Valverde follows? Honestly, at this point I don't know which is the stronger rider. I am leaning towards Periero (gack, I can never spell his name correctly!).

I honestly think Valverde has blown his pistons from peaking to early but I'm still hoping he will pull some good rides. Pereiro may well be the stronger.

Suzie Green 07-19-08 07:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skinny (Post 7093903)
That would be i before e except after "per".:)


LOL...I knew there was a simple rule...I've been out of school too long. :lol:


Quote:

Originally Posted by 2wheeled (Post 7094142)
I honestly think Valverde has blown his pistons from peaking to early but I'm still hoping he will pull some good rides. Pereiro may well be the stronger.


I didn't want to be the one to say that, I'm glad you did! I think Valverde would be a good decoy, then let Pier...Periie....Pere....uh, Oscar go for it. :D

2wheeled 07-19-08 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Suzie Green (Post 7094162)
LOL...I knew there was a simple rule...I've been out of school too long. :lol:





I didn't want to be the one to say that, I'm glad you did! I think Valverde would be a good decoy, then let Pier...Periie....Pere....uh, Oscar go for it. :D

oh Suzie...repeat after me P-E-R-E-I-R-O

I'll test you again tomorrow ;)

Suzie Green 07-19-08 07:11 PM

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Originally Posted by 2wheeled (Post 7094190)
oh Suzie...repeat after me P-E-R-E-I-R-O

I'll test you again tomorrow ;)

Arghh.....chit, I'll forget. I'll have to owe ya! :roflmao2:

bbgobie 07-19-08 08:19 PM

What happened to the I before e rule above?
Dang, even more confused now!

MDcatV 07-19-08 08:34 PM

tomorrow is a day for damiano cunego.

parka100 07-19-08 10:11 PM

I know he is the guy who barely ever attacks but Cadel Evans will go off the front of the field for the win

yellowjeep 07-19-08 10:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by parka100 (Post 7095199)
I know he is the guy who barely ever attacks but Cadel Evans will go off the front of the field for the win

Oh hell no.

Quote:

Originally Posted by J.W. (Post 7091995)
I would love to see VDV, Schleck, and Menchov just attack Cadel one right after the other and drop his wierd ass.

Thats more like it. And maybe some Jens tearing it up at the front for a while to really put Cadel in a spot of bother.

2wheeled 07-19-08 11:11 PM

CSC will light a large fire towards and on the final climb so that Evans is isolated.

parka100 07-20-08 04:54 AM

I can just see it now Evans going clear only Menchov able to follow him put 5 minutes into everyone and duel it out on L'Alpe-d'Huez on wednesday

Suzie Green 07-20-08 05:16 AM

Cavendish is a non-starter today, no surprise really. Hope he does well in the Olympics. He was a breath of fresh air into this Tour!

2wheeled 07-20-08 07:01 AM

The break does not look fluid on the narrow descent of the Col Agnel.

key 07-20-08 07:18 AM

that decent looks fun


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