Join Date: Jan 2009
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Insert photo of both Lance and Georgie pointing at all the Black&Yellow jerseyed riders, "They did it!,.............ummmmm,........It would have been irresponsible of us to not ensure that Astana was represented in the group,.......yeh, that's our story."
Seriously though, when the Columbia surge began, everyone behind them should have responded. Lance would have had no idea if or where a gap might occur. It might have resulted in nothing but the whole peleton picking up the pace. Once the gap formed, it would have been monumentally stupid to go back to the pack to collect Alberto and try to bridge back or organize a chase.
Did Columbia's move come as a surprise to Lance? Probably not. He and the train have done the same. He got lucky, Alberto got unlucky. Or, if you believe the reports that AC allowed the gap to form immediately ahead of him, he didn't care. Either way, Astana has 4 in the top 10. The other teams are going to have to respect each of them.
Birth Certificate, Passport, Marriage License Driver's License and Residency Permit all say I'm a Fred. I guess there's no denying it.