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Old 07-13-11, 08:10 PM   #26
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Wow, you consider stage 12 to only have one major climb, what do you consider the other HC and the Cat 1 climb?
The format is a little confusing on that article. The paragraph you're talking about is meant for Stage 13. The one for Stage 12 mentions "the day's three massive climbs."
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Old 07-13-11, 09:13 PM   #27
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If they KNOW for sure Contador's knee is bothering him, they will attack like crazy. If they suspect Contador's knee is fine, I think they hold back and as versus calls "heads of state" will cross close together. As they say, you can't win the Tour in a day but you can certainly lose it in a day.

I do wonder how much scouting and spying goes on among teams.
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The format is a little confusing on that article. The paragraph you're talking about is meant for Stage 13. The one for Stage 12 mentions "the day's three massive climbs."
This is correct. I wanted it the other way around but somewhere along the line after I wrote it, it got changed. Stage 13 only has one major climb.

Actually the wording looks like it was changed in a paragraph and thats off now too. The forecast hasn't changed, so you can just check out the stage forecasts under the bold. I wish I had seen your guys posts an hour ago, I just got done with work.
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13 is meh for a mountain stage. Long decent after the HC climb and space between the two climbs. 14 is a brutish stage which will be a tough challenge.

The one that looks to be the meat gridner is stage 18.
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