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    Fantasy American Grand Tour Team ?

    OK, you want to create a totally American Grand Tour team tomorrow. Who would you put on it? And how would they fare at this year's TDF?

    1. Levi
    2. Horner
    3. Vandevelde
    4. Hincapie
    5. Pate
    6. Zabriske
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    Are you looking for a team of 9 riders for a grand tour of current American riders?

    Because that seems a lot like name the American Cyclist who compete at that level.

    But to play along.

    David Zabriske.

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    Yea, 9 current riders. Could use a sprinter and some guys to help George out in the flats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by collegeskier View Post
    Are you looking for a team of 9 riders for a grand tour of current American riders?

    Because that seems a lot like name the American Cyclist who compete at that level.

    But to play along.

    David Zabriske.
    true. The US barely has a team's worth of euro-pros.

    lets flip the question a bit and speculate how competitive various nationalized grand tour teams would be?

    The US would hold up well, but i think Spain would run away. an Australian team could be pretty formidable too. O'grady, Evans, Rogers....

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    They won't let him ride but...

    7. Floyd Landis

    8. Saul Raisin
    9. Will Frischkorn (why not?)
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    Taylor Phinney.
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    Fast Freddy
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    They won't let him ride but...

    7. Floyd Landis
    If your going to go there, Tyler Hamilton.

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    Bobby Julich would have made almost every other TdF squad but CSC.
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    Oh damn. How could I for get him.
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    Tom Danielson?

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    Tony Cruz? Scott Nydam? Marty Nothstein?
    Ten tenths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadgator View Post
    true. The US barely has a team's worth of euro-pros.

    lets flip the question a bit and speculate how competitive various nationalized grand tour teams would be?

    The US would hold up well, but i think Spain would run away. an Australian team could be pretty formidable too. O'grady, Evans, Rogers....
    Luxembourg?

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    Nothstein and Julich are both 36. Danielson is 31 and Nydam is 30.
    i may have overreacted

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    Yea, I would have to say that the American team would be a little long in the tooth. 30 and above to say the least. Is fast Freddie still fast?

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