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Old 07-02-04, 12:52 PM   #1
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Prologue Liege ITT

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Old 07-02-04, 10:22 PM   #3
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Pettachi should be able to finish this stage.
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Hehe, I would hope so.

Don, thanks for the images, great idea!
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Old 07-02-04, 10:31 PM   #5
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Pettachi should be able to finish this stage.
I don't know; It's got a little hump in it.
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Sorry Marty, I didn't see the live ticker in the corner there till after I started. It has the course profiles in it.
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Old 07-03-04, 03:26 AM   #7
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Pettachi should be able to finish this stage.



Nah, he'll climb off at Place Saint-Lambert....
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Old 07-03-04, 06:07 AM   #8
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I'm gonna stick my neck out and say McGee for this one.
(like its a huge stretch huh).

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I'm gonna stick my neck out and say McGee for this one.
(like its a huge stretch huh).

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Yup, I like McGee also, and also Millar ... doooooooooh, not without his EPO!

Anywho, in terms of the GC contenders, this should give an indication of who is TTing well. If Mayo is close - look out Lance, Jan, Tyler, Heras, etc!
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I think Tyler will suprise a lot of people in this stage (I hope)
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Place Saint-Lambert might be the point that Cipo takes the numbers off.

If I would bet on a stage winner for any of the stages in this race, I would say McGee for this stage.
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looks like rain, eh? $20 bucks tyler crashes and breaks his...er...uhm... chin, making it incredibly painful to fasten his helmet. nevertheless, he continues to ride, adding another chapter to his growing legacy for tolerating pain.
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looks like rain, eh? $20 bucks tyler crashes and breaks his...er...uhm... chin, making it incredibly painful to fasten his helmet. nevertheless, he continues to ride, adding another chapter to his growing legacy for tolerating pain.
LOL. I predict he cashes, his foot falls off and they glue a new one on.
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How will he eat his Gu with his jaw wired shut?

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A good laugh is a great way to start the tour. Now if I could only find a place to watch it.
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Liege ITT
July 3rd 6.1 km
LIEGE - km 6.1 128 riders
Last rider : 181 MC EWEN (AUS, LOT) - 55. at 22"
1- 027 PEREIRO SIO (ESP, PHO) 00:07:01.390
2- 064 JULICH (USA, CSC) 00:07:02.840 at 01"
3- 005 HINCAPIE (USA, USP) 00:07:02.890 at 01"
4- 025 GUTIERREZ (ESP, PHO) 00:07:04.990 at 03"
5- 119 VICIOSO (ESP, LST) 00:07:05.030 at 03"
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ouch!

how about Cancellara- he killed it!

will that time hold ya think?
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we're a hour and 10 minutes in and already two people have crashed, imagine the next three weeks!
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that's a great time, especially for a first-timer. i would be surprised if it held up, seeing as all the big guns have yet to go. still, impressive work, taking 11 seconds out of a leader.
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can some one explaine to me why mario cipollini had to cut the legs off of his skin suit before the judges would let him race
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Brad McGee must be very disappointed. I'm certain much of his TDF success was hinging on getting the Yellow today.
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Wowoowwwoowowwwowowow, so exciting, Lance 6:52 secs. So exciting to watch.
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oh SNAP!!!!

what a kickoff!
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can some one explaine to me why mario cipollini had to cut the legs off of his skin suit before the judges would let him race
It didn't conform to the rules.
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okay - so ppl who follow racing (my first time watching).

what is the significance of these results - for ulrich, hamilton and armstrong in particular...
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great ride by the kid. great ride by lance. of course, this result means little, but i'd still love to see what's running through jan/tyler's heads.

edit: it really doesn't mean a whole lot for the contenders. it's a very early indication of fitness, but the biggest edge for lance is probably mental. anytime you put time into your adversaries, it means something. besides, lemond won a tour by, what, 8 seconds? so every second counts.

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