Originally Posted by reef58
I would like to see Lance get a few days in yellow starting Friday. The both he and Contador crack. Kloden becomes team leader. Yea right I know. Podium is Kloden, Michael Rogers, and Jens Voigt. Yea right I know. Cadel finishes second to last.
Wow, you dont waste time do you, getting right to the point!!
Originally Posted by chandearriba
Here I goes... First, Carlos Sastre, second, Denis Menchov, and third, Fabian Cancellara. Contador and Armstrong get bored and decide better to enjoy the landscape and discuss about recumbents (and perhaps end up getting married in Acapulco with Johan Bruyneel as only guest?). Cadel Evans wins a stage, but a very epic one, and, for some reason, feels happy at last. Cavendish behaves like a good lad and doesn't win another one. Suprisingly, one of the japs lifts off from the pack arriving Paris and wins the final stage. While the public parties at the end, Pantani ceases to be a ghost and goes to the cycling heaven, where Luís Ocaña is waiting for him with welcoming gesture. Finally, Merckx, Indurain and Poulidor give a wonderful speech and everybody cries and goes home cycling with a smile on the face. Panem et circenses.
Ha, a newbie hey? Well, who ever you are, I like you.
Lance and Contador show an amazing performance on stage 7, Lance, attacking for once in his life to face the road ahead of the peleton on his own strength instead of using his team to pace him up. They both gain time on all the other GC contenders. Somehow, Cancellara wearing yellow, has an inspired ride, managing to stick with them, although Lance tries attack after attack to drop him. Cancellera again denies Lance the yellow, and they stay locked at 0:00 seconds apart. On the next mountain stage, Popovych is sent ahead, to set something up for Astana. Popo, takes another Astana team mate with, Levi, and they put good time into the peleton during the day, sometimes up to 15min at points. Team Columbia gets pissed off at all the Lance and Astana media coverage, so they drop the hammer, stringing out the field with 80km to go. Lance, Contador and Cancellara are the only three to get dropped, because they are at the back eating bananas like monkeys and not paying attention, as they (Team Astana) assume that they control all mountain stages. Popo, and Levi get caught with with 30km to go, and they completely crack after trying to hang onto the pace for 0.5km when the bunch sweeps them up. Cavi takes a mountain top finish led out by Team Columbia, who are then hailed as the best team in the world. Lance, Contador, Levi and Popo and Cancellara lose time, but not too much, just the amount they had gained the previous day when they attacked. Again Lance and Cancellara are locked at 0:00:00 seconds, but Cancellara denies Lance the yellow.
Sastre attacks with 120km to go on the Mont Ventoux stage. He takes the sweetest solo victory in the history of the Tour. He gains enough time to get yellow.
Lance completely cracks and abandons at the Tom Simpson memorial.
Stastre takes yellow to Paris. Cavi sprints with 350meters to go on the last day, he gets piped on the line by one of the Japanese riders, who then gets hailed the fastest man in the world for the rest of the year instead of Cavi because of that sprint. Ironically, its because Cavi self proclaimed himself so much as the fastest man in the world, the man who beats him becomes even more impressive, and get endorsements and contracts 30 times bigger than any Cavi ever got.