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    Moving on... Vuelta field looking interesting

    Schleck, Basso, Evans... with some aged Vino perhaps

    recent winners opting out

    Predictions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40 Cent View Post
    Schleck, Basso, Evans... with some aged Vino perhaps

    recent winners opting out

    Predictions?
    Sammy Sanchez of Euskatel has my vote.
    They call me "Mr. Mixte"

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    So...after Verbier, Cadel may have thought "Hmmmm...maybe I'll save myself for the Vuelta."

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    Valverde could ride well.....

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    Basso FTW
    You could fall off a cliff and die.
    You could get lost and die.
    You could hit a tree and die.
    OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.

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    Vino, come back ride of the year.
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    vino, go away (again) ride(r) of the year.

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    Andy Schlek is my pick.
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    Someone will have to climb better than Pereiro to win...........

    Shame Contador doesn't have a team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaneur View Post
    Someone will have to climb better than Pereiro to win...........

    Shame Contador doesn't have a team.
    It will be interesting to see if Contador races the rest of the season. And I think he has to be let out of his last year of his contract to ride for someone else next season.
    Everyone has a right to an opinion. However, this does not mean that one's opinion is right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrionKhan View Post
    It will be interesting to see if Contador races the rest of the season. And I think he has to be let out of his last year of his contract to ride for someone else next season.
    What's the incentive to let him out? I'd make buy his way out.

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    Is this gonna be shown online anywhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbayoo View Post
    What's the incentive to let him out? I'd make buy his way out.
    Oh, no doubt that there will have to be a buy out by whatever team that wants him. But Astana will still have to agree to let him out of it. That team is a cluster f---. They might not let him out just to screw him since he turned their offer down. But money talks.

    I hope someone steps up and gets him onto to a decent team soon. Hate to see this drag on. At any rate, probably no chance of him riding the Vuelta this year.

    Valverde might not be a bad bet for the Vuelta this year.
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    I hope Simon Gerrans makes some noise...Cervelo was stupid for leaving him of the Tour roster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelS View Post
    Andy Schlek is my pick.
    Andy has already stated that he's only riding this race as a tune up for the Worlds. Too bad because I think he's be the odds on favorite.

    Quote Originally Posted by 800over View Post
    Is this gonna be shown online anywhere?
    Universal online. They did the Giro and the coverage was off the hook.

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    Schleck may be out due to his crash in the Clasica San Sebastian.

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    horner should do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 800over View Post
    Is this gonna be shown online anywhere?
    www.universalsports.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by hocker View Post
    I hope Simon Gerrans makes some noise...Cervelo was stupid for leaving him of the Tour roster.
    That really surprised me also. No way he's a GC contender, but he'll contend for a stage win or two.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Looks good. I'm actually going to try and watch it this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash716 View Post
    horner should do it.
    +1 He's been riding pretty well and not going to France may really motivate him. If not him I could see either VanDeVelde or Kreuziger (yeah I said it ) winning it. For some reason I the Spanish getting owned this Vuelta. I'll probably be wrong but wtf?

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    IIRC, controlling interest in the Vuelta was bought a couple years ago by ASO (also own TdF et al.).
    Stupidity got us into this mess - why can't it get us out?

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