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    TDF 2010 Prologue - Rotterdam - Rotterdam 8.9 km, Sat. Jul 3

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    Cancellara will motor to victory once again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DXchulo View Post
    Cancellara will motor to victory once again.
    He took a break after the classics to recharge his batteries, and now he's back at full strength.
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    cancellara is (always) the obvious choice and for a good reason. i'll go with the god of thunder though.
    hushovd has been quiet so far...

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    Frikkin sparticus.
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    I'll take Wiggo for the win.

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    I thought prologues had to be under 8k to be called a prologue instead of a stage...was I wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadierookie View Post
    I'll take Wiggo for the win.
    good choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
    cancellara is (always) the obvious choice and for a good reason. i'll go with the god of thunder though.
    hushovd has been quiet so far...
    Thor just became national RR champ for Norway (and he got 2nd at Paris-Roubaix back in April)...but I don't see him winning this prologue.

    My money is on Cancellara (always a safe bet).

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    Cancellara will just power through this like a diesel truck for the win...or maybe more like an electric car.
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    or maybe an electric bike? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by todd_royal View Post
    I thought prologues had to be under 8k to be called a prologue instead of a stage...was I wrong?
    How many football fields is that? We Americans want to know.....
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    Cancellara or the field?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sci_femme View Post
    How many football fields is that? We Americans want to know.....
    8.9 Km is about 85 football fields (including the end zones), or 99 if you don't count end zones.

    I think the distance suits Wiggins, plus Cancellara might not be quite back to top form just yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sci_femme View Post
    How many football fields is that? We Americans want to know.....
    8.9/1.6= 5.5625

    yezz is math that hard? Hope you can guess whats the unit that goes after the 5
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    I think the distance is too short for sparticus, i been noticing that as longer the distance the better he goes. This is a 12 to 15 minutes race, even LA can win this one! Is going to be tough to guess in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultraman6970 View Post
    I think the distance is too short for sparticus, i been noticing that as longer the distance the better he goes. This is a 12 to 15 minutes race, even LA can win this one! Is going to be tough to guess in my opinion.
    No way can LA win this based on performance we hace seen from him during his comeback.

    While Wiggins was a pursuit rider, I think concentrating on GC fitness would decrease his flat-land under 10k race ability. The man to beat is Cancellara, a power house time trialing specialist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuf View Post
    No way can LA win this based on performance we hace seen from him during his comeback.

    While Wiggins was a pursuit rider, I think concentrating on GC fitness would decrease his flat-land under 10k race ability. The man to beat is Cancellara, a power house time trialing specialist.
    +1. I saw Wiggins interviewed yesterday, and he was saying that this year, for the first time, he isn't regarding the prologue as his "specialist" event. He said he wasn't too bothered about winning it, what he wanted was to be faster than the other GC contenders.

    He sounded very confident that he'd improved as a climber since last year (and at 6'3" and 71kg, I'm not surprised.) I think his pursuiting speed may be down a bit, and Cancellara, as always, is the man to beat today.
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    Prologue 3D Course Videos

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    We're doing course videos and 3D flyovers of all the tour stages -- http://beta.mapmyride.com/events/85596/ (click the 3D button top-right of the map)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultraman6970 View Post
    I think the distance is too short for sparticus, i been noticing that as longer the distance the better he goes. This is a 12 to 15 minutes race, even LA can win this one! Is going to be tough to guess in my opinion.
    I think the more technically difficult a course is, sharp corners etc, the better for Cancellara also; his bike handling is superb and he always seems to take the optimal line on the road. This prologue looks very easy though.

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    Very, very impressive by Armstrong.

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    Fabian is a TT beast.

    LA looked good. But it was just a short prologue. A long, long, long, way to go.
    Everyone has a right to an opinion. However, this does not mean that one's opinion is right.

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    He's a beast period.

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    Great finish.
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    Tony's time will be here soon.
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