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    TRS rosters rumors and truth

    So far, from what I have read...

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    Armstrong, Leipheimer, Horner, Kloden and Zubeldia

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    Brice Feillu, Cadel Evans


    Getting Feillu would be brilliant...French, young, good.

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    Shooting self in foot if they let Lance's ego pain to get in the way of reconciling with Alberto. I don't care who their D.S. is, they aren't going to beat Contador or Andy Schleck for several years.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    They may have a chance with Nibali.

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    Kloden to Radio Shack? I don't think so. Kloden is retiring.
    Livestrong. The personal fundmaker of Lance Armstrong. The company who are in business to not donate to cancer research, but only to inform people that cancer is bad.

    Armstrong. The man without integrity, no care for the sport, and no problem with testing positive for EPO and making donations to cover it up.

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    Cadel is wanting to join an Italian team. And Brice and his bro are staying together, like the Schleck brothers.
    Livestrong. The personal fundmaker of Lance Armstrong. The company who are in business to not donate to cancer research, but only to inform people that cancer is bad.

    Armstrong. The man without integrity, no care for the sport, and no problem with testing positive for EPO and making donations to cover it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bellweatherman View Post
    Kloden to Radio Shack? I don't think so. Kloden is retiring.
    where did you hear that? lance said kloden was coming.

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    i'm glad leipheimer and kloden are on the team. they are like buddies you can always depend on during a race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    Shooting self in foot if they let Lance's ego pain to get in the way of reconciling with Alberto. I don't care who their D.S. is, they aren't going to beat Contador or Andy Schleck for several years.
    There is absolutely no point in teaming with Contador again. They clearly both want to be sole leader in the same race.

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    Let them fight it out on the road again. The best will win 2nd best become support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbayoo View Post
    There is absolutely no point in teaming with Contador again. They clearly both want to be sole leader in the same race.

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    Clearly Lance still has it in him, so I see no purpose of teaming with AC again. A 3rd place finish at the TdF tells me that he certainly deserves to be a leader on his team.

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    Anyone hear anything about Popovych ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbayoo View Post
    There is absolutely no point in teaming with Contador again. They clearly both want to be sole leader in the same race.
    Johann will need to get used to settling for 3rd on the podium.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    I found it telling that Armstrong made no mention of Contador when giving the names of riders for TRS in that interview.

    Who knows what will happen, we'll all know soon enough because as of Monday . . they may all be fired . . as VINO is in Paris as a guest of the Ambassador of Kazakhstan on Sunday to re-claim "his baby"!

    I hope they can handle the transition with some class and dignity.

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    Team Geritol riding custom Rascals.
    i may have overreacted

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    I don't care who their D.S. is, they aren't going to beat Contador or Andy Schleck for several years.
    True. But it's one hell of a start for a team. Something that a Milram or Quick Step would probably kill for. You take the 'old folks' base that they're starting with and leven in some younger talent . . . . .

    The important thing is that they're starting with strong enough, well known enough, talent to keep the advertisers bucks flowing while starting to think about the future.

    Right now, Contador and Schleck are the top of the pile, and probably will be for the next 3-4 years. Which means JB isn't going to be winning any Grand Tours in the next few years. I think he'll live. After nine Tour de Frances, one Giro and Vuelta in 11 years, I think he's got the luxury of losing a few.

    And who knows what he could develop, out of somebody that we're not noticing yet?

    By the way, I didn't realize it was mandatory for a DS to win the Tour every year.
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    What about Hincapie, his contract is up at the end of the season..

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    What about the Floydster? Or is he doomed to never ride again in the pro tour. Or would Lance be too concerned about his teams image to take on a rider who was sanctioned? Lance needs a rider who will work for him but be able to move into being a serious tour threat when Lance hanks up his bike.

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    What sort of team gets Caddyshack as a sponsor anyway?


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    I would assume Phinney would be in, if not next year then the year after.

    As far a Vino, that bozo should be gone forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hezz View Post
    What about the Floydster? .
    Might as well get Rasmussen. No chance.
    Not too much to say here

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddyfish View Post
    Might as well get Rasmussen. No chance.
    They don't like each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalrider View Post
    What about Hincapie, his contract is up at the end of the season..
    Thats what I was wondering. I wouldnt mind seeing that happening, but I heard today on the VS. coverage that he's probably going to retire after this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    I don't care who their D.S. is, they aren't going to beat Contador or Andy Schleck for several years.
    Maybe not, but I think next year it will be even closer. Lance's preparation for this tour wasn't ideal. Andy's still on the way up. With a strong team around Lance, and no ambiguity about his role, it's bound to be a closer contest. What will hurt Lance is he doesn't look quite as sharp in the TT as in the past. And, besides his age, it looks like he made the mistake of beefing up his upper body during his hiatus (to attract generation Y-ers no doubt). I saw this year's return as part of a mid-life crisis. Next year, he'll get more serious, and I doubt Contador or Schleck will be writing him off.

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    Hincapie has stated he is aware of the "reports" of his pending retirement. . . . in truth he says he will decide over the winter. You can bet LA wants him, but we won't know until then.


    I believe Jens Viogt's contract is up this year. . .though he seems happy with Riis and Saxo. . . but hey, it's silly season.

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    Question, although I'd probably be able to read about it somewhere. If LA takes all of these Astana riders to TRS, what is going to happen to Astana?

    And what about Popo?

    I can't imagine CE and LA being able to work with each other overly well...

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