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TommyL 07-15-11 10:17 AM

Radioshack's Top Man
 
Highest ranking Radioshack rider in the GC: Haimar Zubeldia +7'17"

Now that they are down to 5, it reminds me of Barloworld a few years back.

Kind of Blued 07-15-11 10:42 AM

He's only 34 seconds ahead of Leipheimer...

reef58 07-15-11 07:02 PM

Reminds me of Discovery in 2006.

ooga-booga 07-15-11 07:45 PM

it won't be easy and they'll need better luck than they've had the first part of the tour, but i can see both leipheimer and zubeldia
both finishing in the top ten-even with a seriously depleted team. both have proven they can bring it for three weeks in the tdf multiple times,
both are good in the mtns and both can time trial. there's a bevy of riders currently ahead of them on the gc that can't say the same.
i don't see anyone behind them on the gc that can vault over them and remain ahead of them all the way to paris.

Hezz 07-15-11 08:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Kind of Blued (Post 12932995)
He's only 34 seconds ahead of Leipheimer...

Ya, LL will probably move up ahead of him after a couple of mountain stages. Unless Levi is still too injured to put much into his riding.

wabbit 07-15-11 08:42 PM

there's always one team in every grand tour like this...i remember a few years ago, gerolsteiner was like that- everyone crashed or whatever and by the time they arrived in Paris, i think 2 of them were left.

Bacciagalupe 07-15-11 10:21 PM

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Originally Posted by ooga-booga (Post 12935616)
it won't be easy and they'll need better luck than they've had the first part of the tour, but i can see both leipheimer and zubeldia both finishing in the top ten...

Wake up and smell the coffee. It's over.

Kind of Blued 07-15-11 10:41 PM

I say send 'em both out with the breakaway tomorrow right off the bat and see what happens. There's not a lot to lose.

InReverse 07-16-11 07:56 AM

Lance. Something tells me Lance is going to make his comeback in Week 3. He's got a lot of time to make up though. He can do it.

ahsposo 07-16-11 04:37 PM

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Originally Posted by InReverse (Post 12936933)
Lance. Something tells me Lance is going to make his comeback in Week 3. He's got a lot of time to make up though. He can do it.

Something tells me you may be doping more than is useful for a successful performance booster.

Or your tongue is so far out of your cheek...


What a horrible run run of luck. All I can offer is: Never ever back a horse I want to win.

I feel I cursed Chris Horner by predicting his win a month before the Tour in this forum and I am so, so sorry.

I should have predicted AC would win but at the time that seemed so effing trite.

Oh, well.

It's still been a gripping Tour. Lawzy, that Thor! Voeckler and the Manx Missle! The youngsters! Thrills and Spills!

Those sadistic SOBs that designed this meatgrinder have done a great job!

B. Carfree 07-16-11 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by wabbit (Post 12935829)
there's always one team in every grand tour like this...i remember a few years ago, gerolsteiner was like that- everyone crashed or whatever and by the time they arrived in Paris, i think 2 of them were left.

I've never watched or followed the Vuelta, but the announcers were commenting a few days ago about one year when AG2R had only one rider left in the race. He stayed in it because he is Spanish and was nicknamed AG1R.


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