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Old 06-16-11, 09:09 PM   #1
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Do we have a LA/AC repeat with LL/CH?

Horner versus Leipheimer an issue like AC/LA? Not the same obviously, but seems like Horner stold Levi's thunder in Ca. Is Levi done? I like them both, but seems odd Horner came on so strong so quickly.
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Hard to say since Horner had been a support rider for so many years. It seems like Levi always has a couple of bad days in the tour which put him out of contention. Horner looked super strong in TOC, so should be interesting.
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Horner did ok in the tour last year. They both are maybe past their prime though.
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Wasn't there some pre-existing bad blood (via the media) between Lance and Alberto when they were both on Astana? I also seem to remember Lance mentioning something about "attacking your teammate"...

I think Levi and Horner are totally willing to work for each other and sacrifice themselves if the other guy is ahead in the GC standings (as evidenced by the ToC), so I don't see it being an issue.
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Wasn't there some pre-existing bad blood (via the media) between Lance and Alberto when they were both on Astana? I also seem to remember Lance mentioning something about "attacking your teammate"...
No. Prior to the tour, LA was promising to be the good soldier. Then it became "let the strongest rider be the team leader". Then he and his Posties left their team leader behind. Then LA commandeered the car that was supposed to take AC to the TT stage to go pick up his friends at the airport. Then AC put the smack down and b*tchslapped his sorry ass back into retirement. This was the Tour when I went from liking LA to thinking of him as a royal ******.
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No. Prior to the tour, LA was promising to be the good soldier. Then it became "let the strongest rider be the team leader". Then he and his Posties left their team leader behind. Then LA commandeered the car that was supposed to take AC to the TT stage to go pick up his friends at the airport. Then AC put the smack down and b*tchslapped his sorry ass back into retirement. This was the Tour when I went from liking LA to thinking of him as a royal ******.
For me that happend much sooner, the Musette bag incident where Ulrich sat up and Lance came from behind at speed while the rest were soft pedaling and blew past them.

And then had the crust to say Ulrich did not situp.

Of course I started taking a strong dislike to Lances fanboys much earlier (Dislikeing them almost as much as I dislike American sportswriters who think cycling is not athletic).
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Horner did ok in the tour last year. They both are maybe past their prime though.
Haven't you heard? Chris Horner is going to win this year's TdF. Read it here .
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No. Prior to the tour, LA was promising to be the good soldier. Then it became "let the strongest rider be the team leader". Then he and his Posties left their team leader behind. Then LA commandeered the car that was supposed to take AC to the TT stage to go pick up his friends at the airport. Then AC put the smack down and b*tchslapped his sorry ass back into retirement. This was the Tour when I went from liking LA to thinking of him as a royal ******.
LA was going to focus on the Giro and AC on the TDF but the Giro didn't go the way LA expected it to and he tried to push AC aside in the TDF.
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Nope. It won't happen. They have no hope of finishing 1st and 3rd.
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Not a chance, better days are behind both these guys.
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