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    TdF Stage 2 - Sunday July 5 - 182 km - Monaco → Brignoles



    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Cav?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eljimberino View Post
    Cav?
    I would like to agree with you and I just know I will be kicking myself for not doing so, but against my better judgement, I am going with Hushovd. I do think that there will be a fairly serious break that gets away and perhaps even gains over 10 minutes, but they will get reeled in before the finish. It could be a tactic for either Armstrong or Leipheimer or Popovych to try to get into it. Maybe not tomorrow but eventually. I seriously think this multi-pointed weapon is a tool that Bruyneel will use eventually. Is everyone going to watch Contador at the expense of his other team mates? I see internal fighting ahead!
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    I love TTs and all, but to me... THIS is when the racing begins. Looks like a cool stage. I like that, what 15kms of flat bit then up up up! All the big boys will want to get a jump there, right?

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    This reminds me of a stage where a top 15 to 25 gc rider might try to take this. On paper it is a sprinters stage, but this seems to be a bit more difficult than on paper. Karpets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eljimberino View Post
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    That's my call. No change to the GC unless there's a crash.

    Voeckler will try a break to take the KOM jersey.
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    Kreuziger?

    That kid's getting plenty strong. Still under the radar a bit but, I think he's approaching Andy Schleck's level for great, young talent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    Voeckler will try a break to take the KOM jersey.

    He better not mess up my polka dot jersey pick!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzie Green View Post
    He better not mess up my polka dot jersey pick!!!
    No way he could hold it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by obie View Post
    Kreuziger?

    That kid's getting plenty strong. Still under the radar a bit but, I think he's approaching Andy Schleck's level for great, young talent.
    Agree.

    Liquigas has a really talented roster of young riders. Nobody seemed to notice they had 2 guys top 10 in the Stage 1 TT.

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    Cancellara for the solo break at 1km to go
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    would absolutely love to see cancellara defend the yellow/win tomorrow shades of 2007 (stage 3??) from way out to hold off the sprinters. probably my favorite flat (sprinter's) stage in any gt since the new millenium.

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    but you know that wiggins would really really like to go out on that inevitable long break, snatch up
    the sprint time bonuses and wear the yellow.

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    too many nerves and too much energy in the group this early, to let a break stay away. cav.

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    You watching this now or waiting til Vs. covers catches up? Race is about halfway over! Didn't realize vs would be running everything so behind.

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    Frank Schleck is pretty classy.... after the crash, works his ass off to catch up to the peloton, catches up, stops to get a new bike, then catches up again, loads up on water bottes to start passing out. Nice..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsuru View Post
    Frank Schleck is pretty classy.... after the crash, works his ass off to catch up to the peloton, catches up, stops to get a new bike, then catches up again, loads up on water bottes to start passing out. Nice..
    Why was he yelling at Riis when the car was trying to give bottles to Schleck? Phil Liggett was a bit vague on that.

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    cav!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kimconyc View Post
    Why was he yelling at Riis when the car was trying to give bottles to Schleck? Phil Liggett was a bit vague on that.
    Did you see the replay? The car almost took him out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
    Did you see the replay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
    The car almost took him out!
    Sweet!

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    Typical sprinter stage.

    I wonder how much Columbia paid that guy in red to go the wrong way at the end.
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    Been watching these bunch sprints for 20 years now and they never fail to amaze, thrill and terrify me. Whole different breed of riders they are.
    i may have overreacted

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnabler1 View Post
    Typical sprinter stage.

    I wonder how much Columbia paid that guy in red to go the wrong way at the end.
    I've been thinking the same thing. This new rule -- same time if there is an accident within 3km of the finish can be abused. And could be very well be specially how the accident happened or was conjured
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    What a finish. He's such a monster, it wasn't even close!
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    So what happend to Tom Boonen? I could have sworn he got 11th but I cant find him in any results pages and Cyclingnews and Velonews dont even mention him in their write ups?

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