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Old 07-05-08, 10:24 AM   #1
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stage 5 - Cholet Châteauroux 232 km Spoiler







THIS IS A TOUR STAGE THREAD - POSSIBLE SPOILERS TO FOLLOW!
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Old 07-08-08, 12:43 PM   #2
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nothing it will happen untill they get to stage 6.

Final sprint won by Robbie Mcewen.... Nothing it will hapen with Cavendish again.
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Old 07-08-08, 05:15 PM   #3
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Looks like an uphill sprint. Kirchen is looking strong if it's a group finish.
Otherwise Acebo for the breakaway points with some inspired Frenchies...
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It's not Bastille Day yet. Bunch sprint and I'll take Oscar F. again.

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Pozzatto tries to get away in the last 20 km, gets reeled in. McEwen outsprints Cavendish. Riccardo Ricco blames Craig Hummer for not being able to pronounce "Chateauroux."
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Very nice. This is shaping up to be quite interesting. I liked the VeloNews article about how this appears to be playing into Cadel Evans' hand. The stars sure seem to be aligning for him. I think that's bad news for Popovich fans because I don't believe he'll be allowed a clear flyer to attempt a stage win by S-L management.

Would love to see S-L drive the peloton and Cadel drop the group on an attack on one of the mountain stages. Now I'm really hoping against hope.....Cadel on the attack. Perhaps this is the year.

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I would like to SEE McEwen make a run at this stage.
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bye bye soler. crashed again in the neutral zone and abandoned at 10km or so. ouch.
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how long have you been blind?

The real question is when did robbie become transparent?
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I'm hoping for a group sprint, with Mcewen win.
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The real question is when did robbie become transparent?
He has a cloaking device and decloaks for his attacks at the end
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Does somebody pee in your cheerios every morning?
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What happened to Valverde? I just heard Kelly talking about his road rash.
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bye bye soler. crashed again in the neutral zone and abandoned at 10km or so. ouch.

Yep, sad to see him go. Just hasn't been his tour.
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he crashed.
Looks like I forgot to protect my post from Botto mischief.

Here it is again:

How specifically did Valverde crash? Was it at a high speed? Did he need a bike change? Was it at a time when he had to waste valuable energy catching back on? Is Botto more bored than usual today?
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Velo news said he punctured then crashed.
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Ouch, that old lady didn't look to comfortable after the Saunier Duval rider crashed into her.
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Strong sprint by Cavendish for the win, gotta feel for Vogundy caught in the last 100 meters or so after being away for so long.
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my god, that kid's fast. holy cow
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who needs urine in cheerios when you have so many idiots in the tour forum?
We idiots here in bike forums are truly blessed to have such a bright and positive star guiding us through the TdF.

Keep up the good work. By weeks end we should have the post count down to 1/20th of last years.
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Great finish! And Zabel was amazing again.
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Keep up the good work. By weeks end we should have the post count down to 1/20th of last years.
Precisely. Some of you have been complaining for several years about all of the newbies, novices and idiots of come into the TdF forum. So now most of them have gone. Soon, most of them will stop watching it on television and VS will pull the plug. At least then you'll have something entirely new to ***** about.
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nothing it will happen untill they get to stage 6.

Final sprint won by Robbie Mcewen.... Nothing it will hapen with Cavendish again.
Wow you got it exactly wrong
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Precisely. Some of you have been complaining for several years about all of the newbies, novices and idiots of come into the TdF forum. So now most of them have gone. Soon, most of them will stop watching it on television and VS will pull the plug. At least then you'll have something entirely new to ***** about.
^^^^^ Agreed. I love cycling, and I love bike racing. I'm not a fast enough rider to even think about competing, and don't even factor in my age. But I'm enthusiastic and though I'm reasonably knowledgeable, I surely don't know it all. So for those that do, let the rest of us catch up to your supreme wizardry at our own pace.

BTW, for those who are tired of the habitual complainers, the "BLOCKED SENDER" option is a godsend. A tool for the tool, as it were.

Congrats to Cavendish, even though I picked McEwen to finish ahead of him!
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i thought it was classy of the lampre team car to pull george back to the bunch. i also thought it was impressive of kirchen to knowingly sacrifice his green jersey to help pull cavendish to the finish, even though he knew he wouldn't get to keep it after today
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