Join Date: Oct 2003
Bikes: Cannondale 2.8, Specialized S-works E5 road, GT Talera
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Lance was at the very front of the main group as the leaders were about 7 seconds clear with a few km's to go. I was thinking if it all came back together then, would he have attacked.
Before all you 99'rs start poo pooing this, realize it was a very difficult finish, those gradients were splitting the field all to hell. It was much like a one day classic, with a finish that played to the strongest and smartest. The narrow, twisty roads would have made it hard for anyone who missed the attack to get out of the bunch to join it.
He would have had a 12 second bonus for the win, and kept out of any crashes.
If you look how shattered the bunch was when they came in, it obvious the last few KM's were tough tough tough.