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    Chris Horner is going to win the TdF

    You read it here first.

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    If that drunk girl who ran over 100 cyclists last night takes a vacation in France, you might be right.

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    Good for Chris.
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    Hahaha +1

    Quote Originally Posted by gear View Post
    If that drunk girl who ran over 100 cyclists last night takes a vacation in France, you might be right.

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    At three years older than the oldest guy to ever win the Tour, I'd love to see it.

    I'm really intrigued with his dieting/training regimen; dropping body fat percentage to some absurdly low level, and replacing that weight with muscle... that's a recipe for climbing away from all those lazy, lackadaisical fatties in the peloton. Do it to it old man.

    Then again, does everybody do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gear View Post
    If that drunk girl who ran over 100 cyclists last night takes a vacation in France, you might be right.
    Actually, more like top 20. He did come in at 10th last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    You read it here first.
    Get away from that bottle of whiskey. And I mean NOW!
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    I'd love to see him taking a victory lap on the Champs, eating a Double-Double.
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    Here's the UK book:

    http://www.oddschecker.com/other-spo...-france/winner

    They've got Horner on some long odds but he's still in the top 15 or so. But I've got this feeling and I'm going with it.

    I'll put down $100 on betfair's 246 to 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Here's the UK book:

    http://www.oddschecker.com/other-spo...-france/winner

    They've got Horner on some long odds but he's still in the top 15 or so. But I've got this feeling and I'm going with it.

    I'll put down $100 on betfair's 246 to 1.
    You are gonna lose your money. Nobody, and I mean nobody, is close to the form Alberto Contador is in now.

    The TdF course this year is not as gruelsome as the Giro, and I feel AC did not fire on all cylinders at the Giro. He is just in incredible form, and it is pure joy for me watching him race up a mountain.

    I personally think when AC is totally done with racing, we are all gonna ask "Lance who?".

    And Lance never won the Giro or the Vuelta. That for me, makes for a true champ.
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    It will be a great tour if Horner makes podium, but winning will tough to pull off..

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    AC will buff with everybody unless something else happens like having the french forbidding him from racing because of the meat thing (the only french racers could actually have a chance.) So Horner is in the same boat, no AC means a tiny chance. Even the AS looks pretty weak lately so would not surprise me that somebody else, a new rider comes up in this tour.

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    Even if both AC and AS were knocked out, there's no way Horner would podium.

    AFAIK he's never podiumed at a grand tour; #10 in last year's TdF is the best he's done. Even Leipheimer has better palmares in this respect.

    Mind you I think it's great that an older rider keeps going for it, but my enthusiasm has a rational limit.

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    Win the TdF? Nah. Even if he's climbing like a maniac right now, he doesn't TT well enough. But he may take a stage, which would be awesome. Let's hear it for the old dudes. Christ, he's my age...

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    Last year I read his TdF daily blog posts carried by his home town paper. It was fascinating reading the behind the scenes tactical maneuvering. He came across as a dedicated pro and team player. Past performance is only a rough guide to future performance but I would love to see him getting a nice smootch from lovely podium girls. He is a deserving pro at the end of a career. It is interesting that he is still improving which again shows us that "it ain't over 'till it's over". Go Chis.

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    I wish him luck, but there is no way that he gets near the yellow jersey.

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    What, they're finally giving out a gray jersey this year?
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    I can across this interview today. http://www.atwistedspoke.com/chris-h...ely-available/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Chris Horner is going to win the TdF. You read it here first.
    And Sarah Palin is going to be the next President of the United States.



    Don't get me wrong, they both seem to be good people and I like them both, but neither is going to happen in my lifetime.

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    A win on a transitional stage between the Pyrenees to the Alps? Maybe.

    The overall? Ummm, I don't think so, but I'd love to have him prove me wrong.
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    Chris seems like a good guy and he's certainly a very good bike racer, but to go from nailing one key short climb in the TOC (which ended up being decisive) to winning the TDF at age 39 is a HUGE stretch. Certainly wouldn't mind it happening though.

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    with 7 billion people on Earth there are not enough years let alone days to be chosen by all the doomsday conspiracy theorists.

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    Wonder what Levi thinks about that idea?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    Wonder what Levi thinks about that idea?
    He has demonstrated his ability to play the role of runner up.

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