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    TdF surprises/observations through 4 stages (Spoiler Alert)

    Surprises:
    1. Lance fraction off yellow
    2. Evans already 3 minutes down
    3. 5 Americans in top 20 on GC

    Observations:
    1. The importance of overall team strength has never been so apparent to me
    2. Velonews prediction of an all Astana podium doesn't seem so crazy now
    3. This is a climbers tour, so a lot can change for Evans, Schlecks, Sastre...but how can they make up time on AC in the mountains?

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    At this point of the race, I'm not surprised by the things on your list - although I thought Levi would be the top positioned rider on Astana after the two time trials. One thing you've overlooked - Astana have a legitimate contender for Lanterne Rouge too.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hocker View Post
    Surprises:


    Observations:
    1. The importance of overall team strength has never been so apparent to me
    2. Velonews prediction of an all Astana podium doesn't seem so crazy now
    3. This is a climbers tour, so a lot can change for Evans, Schlecks, Sastre...but how can they make up time on AC in the mountains?
    2: Impossible.

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